In december we took our Febe to see The Good Dinosaur at the movies. It’s the newest Disney-Pixar animated movie and it was a good one. It tells the story about what could’ve happened if that big meteor hadn’t hit earth 😉
Arlo, the main dino character is a very cute dino, one which Febe calls a “longneck”. She’s not into dino-names that much 😉
Not too long after I saw the movie, I came across a free Arlo crochet pattern. Ofcourse I had to make one (I even did two).
The pattern itself works up pretty fast. You crochet the tail & body, then the head an then the four paws. The hardest part is to glue all the felt details onto them. It felt like I was mistreating some dinosaurs at some points, because I always tend to use wash clothing clips to put enough pressure on the glue, so it would surely stick.
As you can see, the nails where a bit of a hassle to put on. I used some creative dino-mistreating to make sure the scales on their backs had some weight on them to dry out as well.
And this is the final result. I’m really fond of the way they turned out. Although I followed the same pattern and used the same yarn, it always surprises me to see that it turns out different. One is a bit taller and slimmer, the other one is shorter and fatter.
So far Febes Arlo has survived more than a week with our 5 year old. She dragged him to a sleepover at her godmothers, in the car for grocery shopping and he has been sleeping in her bed. He still looks great and all the felt details are still on, so that’s a first test phase that went right 😉