Dinosaur amigurumi, dinosaur blankets, dinosaur hats… there are so many options for fun crochet dinosaur projects! Whether you’re decorating a bedroom, looking for a new baby gift, or making a toy or useful wearable for someone you love, there are tons of adorable dinosaur items you can make. Enjoy creating with these free dinosaur patterns for beginners and intermediate crocheters!
Free Crochet Dinosaur Patterns
If you have a dino-lover in your life, you know that there can really never be too many dinosaurs around!
This list of free crochet dinosaur patterns is full of various types of amigurumi dinosaurs – from T-Rex to Triceratops to Brontosaurus… there’s even a dinosaur egg!
And if cuddly amigurumi aren’t your thing, you can try a hand puppet, snuggle sack, afghan, ornament, or pillow (just to name a few…) – all dinosaur themed!
Dinosaur lovers of all ages can find something useful, unique, or simply silly in this list of crochet dinosaur patterns. While a few patterns involve intermediate to advanced crochet skills, many of these patterns can be created quickly by comfortable beginning crocheters.
Supplies for Crochet Amigurumi Dinosaurs
Since there are a variety of different types of patterns included in this list, the supplies you’ll need may vary. However, here are some of the basic supplies you’ll need to collect for dinosaur amigurumi and other patterns in this list.
Crochet hook(s) (amigurumi usually requires hooks a couple of sizes smaller than you’d normally use)
In this list of dinosaur patterns, we’ve included a suggested yarn for each pattern. Feel free to replace it with a similar option. Just be sure to check your gauge if you want your project to be a certain size.
Crochet Techniques to Know
Here are some of the most popular techniques you’ll notice throughout the patterns below:
We’ll say it again – it really pays to read through your pattern and review the stitches and techniques required before getting started! It’s seriously no fun to get halfway through a project and realize you’re unsure how to do the next step.
Choose a pattern that’s ideal for your skill level, or brush up on any new-to-you crochet techniques before getting started!
Use stitch markers to keep track of your rounds.
A lot of crochet amigurumi patterns are worked in the round. If you’re making an amigurumi dinosaur (or any pattern that’s crocheted in the round), using stitch markers can save you a lot of time and brain space!
Make a gauge swatch if you want your project to be a certain size.
Making a gauge swatch is especially important for wearables or any project for which size matters. Take the time to crochet a swatch and check your gauge before starting your pattern. The results of your swatch will tell you if you need to change your yarn or hook size.
27 Free Crochet Dinosaur Patterns
Enjoy these free crochet dinosaur patterns for your next work-in-progress!
These Brontosaurus friends are worked in one piece and are an excellent choice for intermediate crocheters. The pattern is filled with pictures to guide you through each step of the way. After making the body, you can choose to add spots for extra character (and cuteness!).
These easy dinosaurs are so cute and squishy - perfect for cuddling! Choose traditional dinosaur colors or make each spike a different shade. There’s lots of room for creativity with this fun and adorable crochet pattern!
This little guy is worked in the round, and his little limbs and spikes are sewn onto the body. The finished size of this dinosaur is approximately 9.5” tall. Don’t forget to grab some polyfill and safety eyes before getting started!
Dino lovers will adore this fun dinosaur hat! To make this pattern, you’ll want to have some familiarity with colorwork and basic shaping. The finished hat is about 18” around - ideal for a toddler or small child.
If you’re looking for a sweet and creative handmade gift for a new little one, this dinosaur set is such a fun option! You can customize the colors to match any theme. Within this pattern, you’ll also find a link for crochet booties that match the hat and diaper cover, so you can make a full set of gifts if you choose.
This cozy dinosaur blanket is crocheted using the corner-to-corner technique. Its finished size measures approximately 30” x 30”. To make this pattern, you’ll want to be familiar with reading a crochet graph and using the C2C technique.
This little friend will make you smile whether he’s sitting on your desk or made for a child’s toy (just beware of the safety eyes and consider replacing them with yarn eyes for a little one). This is a fairly straightforward pattern that requires basic stitches, bobble stitches, simple increases and decreases, and working in the round.
This cuddly dinosaur blanket will quickly become a favorite for little ones to cuddle with and hold. The pattern includes a little hood and hands so that the wearer can be thoroughly wrapped inside! It’s made using the corner to corner technique.
This quick and easy crochet dinosaur hat pattern is worked in the round from the top down. Show your creativity by switching up the colors and choosing whether or not to add the earflaps. This hat is available in toddler, child, and adult sizes, and would be great for a day of sledding, ice skating, or hiking.
This cute little 8” dinosaur is the perfect stash buster. It doesn’t require a lot of sewing and it makes an excellent pattern for amigurumi beginners. The pattern is broken down in easy-to-read steps and includes a variety of pictures.
This happy, sleepy little Triceratops requires basic crochet techniques, such as crocheting in the round, basic stitches, and increases and decreases. It’s created by crocheting each part separately and then assembling them together.
Create your own puppet show with this handheld dinosaur puppet! This pattern is easy to make, and you may soon find yourself crocheting a whole family of dinosaur puppets! Techniques you’ll need to know include the double crochet, treble crochet, working in the round, increasing, and decreasing.
Create a precious keepsake with this dinosaur afghan. This cozy blanket is filled with colorful squares and multiple types of cute and friendly dinosaurs. This would be a perfect pregnancy project or a gift for any child you love!
This precious dinosaur cardigan is available in four different sizes, ranging from 0-3 months up to 12 months. It features all the dino necessities - from spikes all the way down to a tail! This pattern is ideal for intermediate crocheters.
These dinosaur ornaments are made in one piece and can be finished in almost no time at all! Make a collection for your Christmas tree, attach one to a gift bag or backpack, or use them to decorate a nursery or child’s room. They’re also perfect for using up extra scraps of yarn.
Mix and match with these squishy and sweet mini dinosaurs! Each one measures approximately 7.5 cm. Besides yarn, you’ll also need stuffing, safety eyes, and embroidery thread to make these animated creatures.
These 2-D T-Rex’s are worked in flat rows and can be made very quickly. They would make a cute, last-minute addition to a child’s gift or could be given to anyone who needs a smile! When finished, each one measures about 8” tall by 6” wide.
Say hello to Trish the Triceratops! This smiley dinosaur is made in 12 pieces and measures approximately 8” x 9.5”. With the variety of colors involved in making this happy dinosaur, Trish makes a great stash buster.
Ever heard of a Hatosaurus? Kiddos will feel as brave as a dinosaur in this fun and unique hat! Choose your child’s favorite colors, and you’ll have no trouble keeping those ears warm with this imaginative, fun-to-wear hat!
Dream of baby dinosaurs with this 14” x 15.5” large crochet dinosaur egg pattern! This pillow is made with super bulky Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, which creates a soft, cozy pillow that’s sturdy enough for lots of cuddles and hugs. This easy pattern is made completely with single crochets.
Perfect for a dinosaur-themed bedroom or playroom, this storage basket is both fun and useful. After all, cleaning up is a lot more fun when you’re tossing toys into an open dinosaur mouth! This pattern is crocheted from the bottom up and measures approximately 20” tall.
This Triceratops-themed blanket would make a beautiful gift for a new baby. It’s made using filet crochet to form the adorable dinosaur motifs. This cozy blanket would be ideal for taking on a stroller ride, keeping baby warm in the car, or using for playtime on the floor.
Kids can snuggle up for bed, nap time, or simply stay cozy while reading a book with this dinosaur-tail snuggle sack. Made with super bulky yarn, this cuddly and chunky dinosaur crochet pattern measures approximately 50” long. This pattern includes a video tutorial.
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