Crochet dinosaurs are a fun and creative way to bring prehistoric creatures to life. With just a few simple supplies and some basic crochet skills, you can create your very own army of dino-friends.
Before you start crocheting, you’ll want to choose a pattern. There are many free patterns available in this article that we have put together for you or you can purchase a pattern book or e-book. Once you have your pattern, gather your materials and decide on the colours you want to use.
How to crochet a dinosaur
The process of crocheting a dinosaur is fairly simple. You’ll start by making small parts, such as the legs, arms, and tail, and then move on to the larger body and head. Once you’ve finished all of the pieces, you’ll stitch them together using your tapestry needle and yarn.
When it comes to stuffing your dinosaur, it’s important to use fiberfill stuffing that is soft and easy to manipulate. You can also add small amounts of stuffing as you go along, which will help to keep your dinosaur’s shape as you stitch the pieces together.
Once your dinosaur is assembled, you can add any finishing touches you’d like, such as eyes, scales, or spikes. You can even use scraps of yarn to create a fun and colorful display for your new dino-friend.
Crochet dinosaurs are a great project for both beginner and experienced crocheters. They are also perfect for children and adults alike, making them an ideal gift or playmate. Whether you’re a fan of T-Rex, Stegosaurus, or any other dinosaur, the possibilities are endless with crochet.
Supplies to crocheting a dinosaur
Supplies for Crocheting an owl:
- Worsted weight yarn in whatever colour you want your crochet dinosaur to be
- Crochet hook size H (5mm)
- Polyester stuffing
- Black embroidery floss
- Yarn needle
- amigurumi eyes
Other amigurumi patterns you might like
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- Crochet raccoon pattern
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- crochet bear patterns
- Crochet giraffe
Techniques & Stitches to know for making a crochet dinosaur
To crochet a dinosaur, you’ll need to know a few basic crochet techniques. Here are the ones you’ll need for this project:
- Chain stitch (ch): This is the basic building block of crochet. To make a chain stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull the hook through the loop already on the hook. Repeat this process to create a chain.
- Single crochet (sc): To make a single crochet, insert the hook into the next stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook, pull the hook back through the stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook again, and pull the hook through both loops on the hook.
- Increasing: To increase the number of stitches, simply add an extra single crochet stitch into the same stitch. This will increase the width of your piece.
- Decreasing: To decrease the number of stitches, work two single crochet stitches together. This will decrease the width of your piece.
- Weaving in ends: This is the process of weaving in the tails from the starting and ending points of your work to secure them and prevent unravelling.
1. Tanner The Triceratops
I would classify this crochet pattern as “advanced beginner”. It would be helpful to have had some experience with amigurumi before creating this project. Get the free crochet pattern HERE.
2. Crochet Spiky Dinosaur Pattern
This is another beginner friendly crochet dinosaur pattern that you will love to make and will be loved even more by the one you make it for. Read more here
3. Colourful crochet dinosaur pattern
Get the free PDF pattern on Ravelry by Anika Kam HERE
4. Free dino crochet pattern
This crochet dinosaur is super cute an an easy make. You will be done before you even know it. Get the free crochet pattern HERE
5. Amigurumi baby dinosaur crochet pattern
Something cute something pink? I love this cute crochet dinosaur, you can play around with the colour depending on the gender you are making it for. Get the free crochet pattern HERE
6. Crochet Dinosaurs Free Pattern
Grab the free pattern HERE
7. Baby dinosaur crochet pattern
Get the free pattern on Ravelry
I hope you found a crochet dinosaur pattern you liked. If not, then be sure to come back in a few days when we share more amigurumi crcohet patterns. Hoping you find one that will be loved and cherished by you!