Heidi Bears Crochet African Flower Stegosaurus

Meet Stan the Stegosaurus. Yes this is unmistakeable as another pattern from Heidi Bears design catalogue.

Basket of yarn coloursThe making up part of the Stegosaurus pattern is different from the Bluebird of Happinness, you make the outer edge of each hexagon as you put him together. It took me a while to appreciate quite how this would work, but neverthelesss I set to and made all the flowers. It was very satisfying sitting with all the lovely colours in a neat row like little soldiers whilst I worked down the line selecting each colour in turn to create the flower centres ready to create my historic creature.

Making Stan the Heidi Bears StegosaurusIt has to be said, the pattern is huge, I started to print it out and the pages just kept on coming off the printer, I started to wonder if I had asked the printer for several copies! Eventually it stopped and I browsed through the umpteen pages feeling more daunted by the page!

But don’t be put off, this story has a happy ending as you can see. Once I got started it was so easy to follow, it takes you step by step with great photo tutorials for every hexie you join. Starting with the tail………..

Stegosaurus Tail

……………. then the hind legs……………

Stegosaurus Hind Legs……………..the back, belly and fore legs…………

Stegosaurus Fore Legs………………… finally the neck and head.

Then once the body is completed you make the spikes for along his back.

Crochet Stegosaurus Complete

Once fully assembled Stan the steg took a little break on the stool before heading out for a forage in the garden.

Heidi Bears African Flower Stegosaurus 3If you fancy making a Stegosaurus yourself you can purchase the pattern from Heidi Bears



44 thoughts on “Stegosaurus

  1. creative pixie April 14, 2015 / 22:04

    Oh my, this is so cool!


  2. Carole April 8, 2015 / 18:48

    He looks brilliant! Love his stroll in the garden 🙂

    I have the giraffe pattern to do but was slightly horrified when I saw how many pages there are to print out. I don’t feel so bad now you’ve said how good the pattern is though 🙂


    • April 9, 2015 / 22:48

      I felt exactly the same about the volume of pages but as I have said I think once you get going it will all make sense. Good luck, I can’t wait to see him.

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  3. thelandroverownerswife April 8, 2015 / 15:23

    Ohhhh I love him and so does my worn out little Mudlet (she has been helping me in the school garden 😀 )


    • April 9, 2015 / 22:47

      Happy to hear little Mudlet likes him, you can add it to your list of to do’s. That is if you are a good girl little Miss M.


  4. Sharon Mann April 8, 2015 / 14:51

    So awesome and expertly made!


    • April 9, 2015 / 22:44

      Thanks, but if I took a few close ups you may have to change that statement? It took a bit of getting used to how the joining as you go method worked, as always I think if I make another it will be neater and tighter.


      • Sharon Mann April 10, 2015 / 01:13

        Lol, well you hid the mistakes well, or happy accidents to make the Stegosaurus truly yours.


  5. sewchet April 8, 2015 / 13:28

    Wow, this is just brilliant and I love the colour combinations you’ve used!


  6. Tamara Kate April 8, 2015 / 01:25

    This is so funny because I JUST finished my own Heidi Bears stegosaurus yesterday and…. I called him Stan haha! Talk about weird! Although a bit less weird when you consider that I found Heidi Bears’ patterns through your blog 🙂


      • Tamara Kate April 10, 2015 / 05:27

        Sure am 🙂 He’s a present for my partner’s nephew though, so I will have to wait until I give it to him. It was a fun pattern once I got the hang of it, I love how yours turned out too 🙂


  7. arlingwoman April 7, 2015 / 22:28

    That is about as cute as it gets. I love that you took him outside for a dinosauric forest-like environment. Years ago, I had three blue brontosaurus beanbags for juggling, collectively known as the Bronto sisters. I may have to make another set of them, having seen your stegosaurus!


    • April 7, 2015 / 23:32

      Love the sound of the Bronto Sisters, I haven’t juggled for years, not even sure I could do it now! Were they crocheted?


      • arlingwoman April 7, 2015 / 23:58

        No, they were cotton twill. I think the next ones will be felt. Maybe I’ll give them a little back ridge, too.


      • arlingwoman April 10, 2015 / 01:53

        Yes, but the Steggie is so cute and may need company, hey?


  8. Karin April 7, 2015 / 15:45

    This lazy crocheter wants someone to make this for her 🙂


    • April 7, 2015 / 23:00

      Get away with you! You can make one for yourself. Just think how proud of yourself you would be. I promise that the pattern is well written step by step which makes it so easy to follow.

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      • Karin April 7, 2015 / 23:44

        I went straight to Ravelry and queued this one and the “Smaug” dragon. I can’t wait to dive into these 🙂


  9. nicolaknits April 7, 2015 / 15:45

    That is amazing. I’ve seen those designs before and they all look incredible.


    • April 7, 2015 / 22:59

      Thanks, I think people either love or hate them, I think they are so interesting to look at and definitely fun to make.


      • nicolaknits April 8, 2015 / 05:46

        Yeah, I get that granny squares are a love them or hate them thing. Me, I love them. It’s all a matter of personal taste.


  10. grammiepammie April 7, 2015 / 15:00

    Great job – REALLY cute! Another ‘crocheted wonder’ from you!


    • April 7, 2015 / 22:58

      Thank you for your lovely comment, I wish I could take more of the credit, the pattern was so detailed it made it so easy to make.


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