Meet Cera, the friendly triceratops bib, who is much more than just cute! With 3 soft layers of brightly colored, cotton / acrylic yarn, she’s sure to add some fun to mealtimes, while helping to keep baby’s clothes clean.

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The sample is shown in mostly Cascade Avalon yarn (I made the eyes and horns with other scraps from my stash). I’ve used this yarn for a few projects now and I love it It’s very soft and smooth, and it comes in lots of fun colors too.


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Cera the Triceratops Bib

4-medium
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Materials:

  • Cascade Avalon worsted weight, cotton/acrylic yarn
    • 100 yds #14 Golf Green (green)
    • 50 yds #09 Bird of Paradise (orange)
    • 10-20 yds each of #01 White, #11 Mellow Yellow (yellow), and #27 Raspberry (red)
    • 5 yds of #03 Pirate Black (black)
  • Size H / 8 (5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn or Tapestry needle

 

Difficulty:

Intermediate – Lots of shaping (increases, decreases). Several small pieces that need to be assembled.

Sizes:

About 8 inches across.

Gauge:

13 dc x 8 rows = 4 inches. Gauge is not critical for this project. Rnds 1-3 of spikes should measure about 3.5 inches in diameter.

Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
  • fsc = foundation single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • rnd = round
  • yo = yarn over
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side

Notes:

  • Join rounds as indicated with slip stitch in first st of round, unless otherwise stated.
  • Ch 3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet.
  • If you leave long tails, you can use them to sew pieces together.
  • To stuff the horns, I cut up some small pieces of the same yellow yarn and used those instead of normal stuffing.

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 Instructions:

Frill: (Make 2)

Rnd 1 [RS]: Make a magic ring, ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), 11 dc in ring, pull ring closed, join. (12 sts)

OR Alternate Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch), 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join. (12 sts)

Rnd 2:  Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, 2 dc in each st around, join. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 11 times, dc in last st, join. (36 sts)

Note: Circle should now measure about 3.5 inches in diameter. 

Rnd 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, (dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) 11 times, dc in last 2 sts, join. (48 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) 11 times, dc in last 3 sts, join. (60 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, {sc in next st, hdc in next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st} 8 times, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 2 sts, join. (70 sts, 8 ch sps)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, {hdc in next st, dc in next st, (dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, dc) in next ch sp, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc2tog in next 2 sts} 7 times, hdc in next st, dc in next st, (dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, dc) in next ch sp, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 5 sts. Fasten off.  (89 sts, 16 ch sps)

   frill

Ties: (Make 2)

With red, ch 76. Working in back bump of chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, (75 sc)

Face:

Row 1 (RS): With orange, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook. (1 st)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, (hdc, sc, hdc) in first st. (3 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, (hdc, sc) in first st, sc in next st, (sc, hdc) in last st. (5 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, (hdc, sc) in first st, sc in next 3 sts, (sc, hdc) in last st. (7 sts).

Row 5: Ch 4, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, sc in next 7 sts, 3 fsc. (13 sts).

Rows 6-8: Ch 1, turn, (hdc, sc) in first st, sc across to last st, (sc, hdc) in last st. (19 sts on row 8)

Row 9-11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st across, sc2tog. (17 sts)

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across

Row 14: Repeat row 12. (15 sts)

Rows 15-16: Repeat row 13.

Row 17: Ch 1, turn, (hdc, sc) in first st, sc across to last st, (sc, hdc) in last st. (17 sts).

Rows 18-20: Repeat row 13.

Row 21: Repeat row 17 (19 sts)

Row 22-26: Repeat row 13.

Row 27: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sc2tog.  (16 sts, 1 sl st)

Row 28: Ch 1, sc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sk next sl st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc2tog. (14 sts).

Edging Rnd:

  • Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across top of head (14 sts)
  • Working in sides of rows, work 30 sc evenly spaced down to row 1 (point at bottom of face)
  • 3 sc in bottom of row 1
  • Working in sides of rows, work 30 sc evenly spaced up to Row 28 (starting point), join, fasten off.

face

Eyes: (Make 2)

White:

Rnd 1 [RS]: With white, make a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull ring closed, join. (6 sts)

OR Alternate Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (6 sts)

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st around, join. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) twice, join, fasten off. (18 sts)

Pupil:

Rnd 1: With black, work as for Rnd 1 of whites, fasten off.

Sew pupil to white, weave in black ends.

Horns: (Make 3)

With yellow, ch 7.

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, join to form a circle. (6 sc)

Note: This will leave a small gap at the bottom, but you can sew that closed later.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc2tog, sc in next st) twice, join. (4 sts)

Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc2tog twice, join. (2 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc through both stitches at once, fasten off.

facial features

Assembly:

Using picture as a guide:

  • Sew eyes to face
  • Stuff horns lightly and sew in place onto face
  • With red, sew mouth. I used a running stitch and went over each stitch twice to double the thickness.
  • Weave in all ends from facial features.

finished face

  • Sew ties onto wrong side of one frill piece
  • Sew face onto right side of same frill piece.
  • Weave in ends.

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  • Weave in the beginning (center) tail on the second frill piece.
  • Place second frill piece on to the back of the first frill piece, with wrong sides together and lining up the edges. This will cover up all the messy seams from the face and ties. Sew around the entire edge to join – be careful not to sew through the face when working at the bottom edge.
  • Weave in any remaining ends.

 

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I hope you enjoy the pattern. Special thanks to wilmalee, Aurora from Dragonflymomof2, Heartscar28 &  Gaelle from La laine de l’ogre for testing it!

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