The tail

Brace yourself. It's time. Time to learn the magic loop. Pick up some green yarn and watch this tutorial:


If you're having trouble seeing the stitches in this teeny tiny magic loop, use the 3 stitch markers that came in your kit and mark the stitches as you make them.

Magic loop giving you trouble? Try this easier chain method instead. It'll probably leave you with a hole in the middle, but that's OK – you gotta do what you gotta do to make a circle.

Whether you made a circle using the magic loop or chain method, give yourself a pat on the back for finishing Round 1. Now make the rest of the tail:

Round 1: 4 sc in magic loop (4)
Round 2:
[sc, inc] x 2
Round 3:
2 sc, 2 inc, 2 sc
Round 4:
3 sc, 2 inc, 3 sc
Round 5:
4 sc, 2 inc, 4 sc
Round 6:
5 sc, 2 inc, 5 sc

Fasten off invisibly and leave a long tail. (You'll use this yarn tail to sew the tail onto the body.) Stuff the tail lightly.

Lastly, watch this video to learn how to sew the tail on nice and neat. The tail should be in the middle of the dinosaur's back, spanning rounds 14-17. The inclined part of the tail where you made the inc stitches is the top of the tail.