Laila Maidenberg – Bruno the Brontosaurus

Artist: Laila Maidenberg
Title: Bruno the Brontosaurus
Media: Worsted weight acrylic yarn using a 3.00 crochet hook
Grade: 11th grade
School: Bentley Upper School
Teacher: Artwork created independently

Ever since I started crocheting about a year ago, I’ve been trying to make the perfect dinosaur plushie. For me, that meant a cute Brontosaurus that was made without sewing on the legs, neck and tail as separate pieces since I wanted a slightly more finished look. It turns out that that was a lot harder than I expected, and it took 7 versions to get right! Bruno uses specifically placed increases and decreases in the number of stitches to shape his head and body, and extra stitches cast on mid-round to shape his legs and tail. I’ve also written a pattern to share Bruno with others!