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27 Free Crochet Dinosaur Patterns To Roar About

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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, including a sleep sack, hat, and amigurumi

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! 

(And if you’re not familiar with the term “amigurumi”, it simply refers to stuffed yarn creatures.)

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.

27 Free Crochet Dinosaur Patterns

Enjoy these free crochet dinosaur patterns for your next work-in-progress!

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.

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook(s) (amigurumi usually requires hooks a couple of sizes smaller than you’d normally use)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Toy stuffing/polyfill
  • Safety eyes (Please note that if you making an item for a child under 3, you should avoid safety eyes due to the choking hazard. Stitched or embroidered eyes are a better option.)
  • Other notions (scissors, etc.)

What is the best yarn for amigurumi?

Amigurumi are typically made with DK or worsted-weight yarn. Any fiber content will work, but you’ll see the stitch definition the best with cotton. Some of the best yarn choices for crochet amigurumi include Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, Bernat Handicrafter, and Red Heart Super Saver.

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:

Be sure to read through your pattern before getting started and brush up on any techniques that are unfamiliar to you.

Tips for Crocheting Amigurumi 

Review any new stitches or techniques.

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.

More Crochet Patterns

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free crochet dinosaur patterns, including a sleep sack, hat, and amigurumi

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Maria

Thursday 16th of March 2023

Thank you!