Today I want to share with you guys a simple, wonderful rug pattern. I created this pattern by adapting Leigh Radfords "Bath Mat" from her book Oneskein. I wanted the same plushy texture but I needed it much bigger!
This little guy is so cute! And totally necessary.
Today I'm going to teach you how to make a cute, little clay Dino monster. These little dudes are always a popular on my Etsy and they're easy as pie to make! You can pop them on keychains and necklaces or leave them hardware free and put them in your terrarium.
Let's get started!
First you'll need to round up your supplies;
Screw hook eyes
Clay tools (optional, but I like to use a small plastic knife)
Sculpey or Fimo
I like to use 5 colors, body, spots and spikes, little pink tongue and just a teeny bit of black and white for the eyes.
First, you'll want to lob off a chunk of your main body color, then knead it a bit until soft and roll it into a ball.
Every kitty needs a place to snuggle and hide all their toys!
Prince was particularly upset when this bed got shipped out. He had grown quite fond of it. His purple crocheted bed was actually supposed to go to my sister but by the time I found a box big enough to ship it in he had done considerable damage to it already. Bad little muffin.
This is the first pattern I've written, so let me know if you give it a try and if there are any issues! It displays my fine skills with MS Paint so if nothing else, check it out for the illustrations. Tag me on Instagram @ashweather_fa if you make one! I'd love to see your kitty enjoying his or her new nest!
I've had quite a few people ask me how to make this kitty bed smaller. I don't have a pattern version for a smaller bed. You could always stop crocheting the bed base portion at around Row 20 or whenever it looks big enough to you, and then make the tube section shorter to match up with the adjusted base size.
I hope that helps! Good Luck!
Downloadable pattern available HERE ↓
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