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Crochet Amigurumi Dinosaur

Create your very own handmade plush dinosaur using the art of crochet amigurumi. This fun and creative craft involves using yarn and a crochet hook to make adorable stuffed animals, in this case, a cute dinosaur. With just a few basic crochet stitches and some stuffing, you can bring this prehistoric creature to life in the form of a soft and huggable toy. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or a beginner looking for a fun project, creating a crochet amigurumi dinosaur is a rewarding and enjoyable experience that will result in a one-of-a-kind toy to cherish or gift to a loved one. 

Materials:

  • Yarn: YarnArt Jeans (55% cotton, 45% acrylic, 50 g/160 m): white #01, blue #75
  • Hook size: 2.2 mm (Tulip #3/0)
  • Black safety eyes
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Fiberfill

Abbreviations:
R = row
mc = magic circle
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = 2 sc in the next stitch
dec = single crochet 2 stitches together
F.o. = finish off
( ) = number of stitches you should have at the end of the round/row
( )*6 = repeat whatever is between the brackets the number of times stated

Free amigurumi dinosaur pattern

Head
Start crocheting from the muzzle:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc)*6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
R 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 6: (4 sc, inc)*6 (36)
R 7: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
R 8-12: 42 sc (5 rows)
R 13: (12 sc, dec)*3 (39)
R 14: (11 sc, dec)*3 (36)
R 15: (10 sc, dec)*3 (33)
R 16: (9 sc, dec)*3 (30)
R 17: (8 sc, dec)*3 (27)
R 18: (7 sc, dec)*3 (24)
R 19: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 20: (4 sc, inc)*6 (36)
R 21-26: 36 sc (6 rows)
Insert safety eyes berween R 22 and R 23.
R 27: (4 sc, dec)*6 (30)
R 28: (3 sc, dec)* 6 (24)
R 29: (2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
Stuff with fiberfill.
R 30: (1 sc, dec)*6 (12)
R 31: (dec)*6 (6)
F.o.

Body
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc)*6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
R 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 6: (4 sc, inc)*6 (36)
R 7: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
R 8: (6 sc, inc)*6 (48)
R 9: (7 sc, inc)*6 (54)
R 10-17: 54 sc (8 rows)
R 18: (16 sc, dec)*3 (51)
R 19: 51 sc
R 20: (15 sc, dec)*3 (48)
R 21: 48 sc
R 22: (14 sc, dec)*3 (45)
R 23: 45 sc
R 24: (13 sc, dec)*3 (42)
R 25: 42 sc
R 26: (12 sc, dec)*3 (39)
R 27: 39 sc
R 28: (11 sc, dec)*3 (36)
R 29: 36 sc
R 30: (10 sc, dec)*3 (33)
R 31: 33 sc
R 32: (9 sc, dec)*3 (30)
R 33: 30 sc
R 34: (8 sc, dec)*3 (27)
R 35: 27 sc
R 36: (7 sc, dec)*3 (24)
R 37: 24 sc
R 38: (6 sc, dec)*3 (21)
R 39: 21 sc
Stuff with fiberfill.
R 40: (5 sc, dec)*3 (18)
R 41: 18 sc
R 42: (4 sc, dec)*3 (15)
R 43: 15 sc
R 44: (3 sc, dec)*3 (12)
R 45: 12 sc
R 46: (2 sc, dec)*3 (9)
R 47: 9 sc
R 48: (1 sc, dec)*3 (6)
R 49: 6 sc
R 50: (dec)*3 (3)
R 51: 2 sc only
F.o.

Neck
Make 20 ch, join in ring with sl st.
Crochet in spiral:
R 1: 20 sc
R 2: 20 sc
R 3: inc, 19 sc (21)
R 4: 21 sc
R 5: inc, 20 sc (22)
R 6: 22 sc
R 7: inc, 21 sc (23)
R 8: 23 sc
R 9: inc, 22 sc (24)
R 10: 24 sc
R 11: inc, 23 sc (25)
R 12: 25 sc
R 13: inc, 24 sc (26)
R 14: 26 sc
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs (make 4)
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc)*6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4-12: 18 sc (9 rows)
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Spikes (make 12)
With white yarn:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc)*6 (12)
R 3-5: 12 sc (3 rows)
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Spots (make 6)
With white yarn:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc)*6 (12)
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembly
Sew the head to the neck.
Sew the neck and legs to the body.
Sew the spikes on the head, neck and body, put some stuffing inside every spike.
Sew the spots on the sides of the body.

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