Last summer I made my six year old niece a mermaid tail for her birthday. Her little brother loves dinosaurs, and as I was making the mermaid tail, I thought that it could easily become a dinosaur tail. So, guess what my four year old nephew got for christmas?
Yup. A dinosaur tail.
I used the same pattern as the mermaid tail, using two strands of King Cole Gypsy Super Chunky in Bracken. It was all going well until I realised that the dinosaur tail looked more like a giant fish tail.
That was not the look I was going for.
So I frogged it and started again. This time though I started from the point in the pattern where you double crochet 8 stitches in the front loops then the back loops to start the round. I then followed the pattern until the dinosaur tail was long enough.
Once I had done I went back to the bottom and crocheted the pointy bit of the tail, decreasing every couple of rows.
I then made three triangles and stitched them onto the dinosaur tail.
Cue one very happy four year old.
Apologies for photos being the wrong way. For some reason WP isn’t updating them when I rotate them. Tsk.