Crochet pattern dinosaur

My daughter didn’t want a crocheted dino. But she changed her mind when she saw the result! Each night he’s sleeping in her bed and he’s been on many roadtrips. I’d like to share my ‘crochet pattern dinosaur’ with you! 

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Materials

  • 2 skeins soft yarn light greand (Zeeman)
  • 1 skein soft yarn off white (light yellow) (Zeeman)
  • 1 skein soft yarn dark greand (Zeeman)
  • leftover brown
  • stitch marker
  • stuffing
  • crochet hook 2,5 mm
  • embroidery needle

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • trc = triple crochet
  • mr = magic ring
  • dec = decrease (2 stitches crocheted together)
  • inc = increase (2 stitches in 1 stitch)

Crochet pattern dinosaur

This crochet pattern is made in continous rounds. Don’t close the rounds.

Body 

Round 1 Crochet with light green a mr with 5 sc (5)
Round 2 2 sc in each st (10)
Round 3 2 sc in each 2nd st (15)
Round 4-5 1 sc in each st (15)
Round 6 2 sc in each 3rd st (20)
Round 7-8 1 sc in each st (20)
Round 9 2 sc in each 4th st (25)
Round 10-11 1 sc in each st (25)
Round 12 2 sc in each 5th st (30)
Round 13 1 sc in each st (30)
Round 14 2 sc in each 6th st (35)
Round 15-19 1 sc in each st (30)
Round 20 15 sc – *3 sc – 1 inc. Repeat 4 times from * (40)
Round 21 15 sc- *4 sc – 1 inc. Repeat 4 times from * (45)
Round 22 15 sc- *5 sc – 1 inc. Repeat 4t imes from * (50)
Round 23 1 sc in each st (50)
Round 24 15 sc- *6 sc – 1 inc. Repeat 4 times from * (55)
Round 25 1 sc in each st (55)
Round 26 15 sc- *7 sc – 1 inc. Repeat 4 times from * (60)
Round 27-30 1 sc in each st (60)
Round 31 2 sc in each 10th st (66)
Round 32-33 1 sc in each st (66)
Round 34 2 sc in each 11th st (72)
Round 35-40 1 sc in each st (72)
Round 41 2 sc in each 12th st (78)
Round 42-51 1 sc in each st (78)
Round 52 *11 sc – 1 dec. Repeat from * (72)
Round 53-54 1 sc in each st (72)
Round 55 *10 sc – 1 dec. Repeat from * (66)
Round 56-58 1 sc in each st (66)
Round 59 *9 sc – 1 dec. Repeat from * (60)
Round 60 1 sc in each st (60)
Round 61 *8 sc – 1 dec. Repeat from * (54)
Round 62 1 sc in each st (54)
Round 63 *7 sc – 1 dec. Repeat from * (48)
Round 64 *6 sc – 1 dec. Repeat from * (42)
Stuff the body.
Round 65 *5 sc – 1 dec. Repeat from * (36)
Round 66 *4 sc – 1 dec. Repeat from * (30)
Round 67 *3 sc – 1 dec. Repeat from * (24)
Round 68 *2 sc – 1 dec. Repeat from * (18)
Round 69 *1 sc – 1 dec. Repeat from * (12)
Stuff the body and fasten off.

Head

Round 1 crochet with light green a mr with 6 sc (6)
Round 2 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3 2 sc in each 2nd st (18)
Round 4 2 sc in each 3rd st (24)
Round 5 2 sc in each 4th st (30)
Round 6 2 sc in each 5th st (36)
Round 7 2 sc in each 6th st (42)
Round 8 2 sc in each 7th st (48)
Round 9 2 sc in each 8th st (54)
Round 10 2 sc in each 9th st (60)
Round 11 2 sc in each 10th st (66)
Round 12 2 sc in each 11th st (72)
Round 13 2 sc in each 12th st (78)
Round 14 2 sc in each 13th st (84)
Round 15-27 1 sc in each st (84)
Round 28 *12 sc – 1 dec. Repeat from * (78)
Round 29-30 1 sc in each st (78)
Round 31 *11 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (72)
Round 32 1 sc in each st (72)
Round 33 *10 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (66)
Round 34 *9 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (60)
Round 35 *8 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (54)
Round 36 *7 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (48)
Round 37 *6 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (42)
Round 38-39 1 sc in each st (42)
Round 40 *5 sc – 1 dec; repeat from * (36)
Round 41-54 1 sc in each st (36)
Stuff the head and sew on the body.

Bellyspot

Each round ends with 2 turning chains. These are not used as a stitch. So the new the round begins with a hdc in the first stitch.

Round 1 Use light yellow and chain 8.
Round 2 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook; 5 hdc in the next
chains.
Round 3-9 6 hdc
Round 10  hdc; inc; 2 hdc; inc; hdc; (8)
Round 11 8 hdc
Round 12 hdc; inc; 4 hdc; inc; hdc (10)
Round 13-16 10 hdc
Round 17 hdc; inc; 6 hdc; inc; hdc (12)
Round 18-32 12 hdc
Round 33 hdc; dec; 6 hdc; dec; hdc (10)
Round 34 hdc; dec; 4 hdc; dec; hdc (8)
Round 35 8 hdc
Round 36 hdc; dec; 2 hdc; dec; hdc (6)
Round 37-38 6 hdc
Round 39 hdc; 2 times dec; hdc (4)
Round 40 4 hdc
Round 41 hdc; dec; hdc (3)
Round 42 hdc; dec (2)
Round 43 2 hdc together (1)

Crochet an edge with single crochets around the spot. Close with a sl st in the first stitch. Leave a sewing tail. Sew on the neck until the tail like shown in the picture.

Snout

Round 1 crochet with light yellow a mr with 6 sc (6)
Round 2 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3 2 sc in each 2nd st (18)
Round 4 2 sc in each 3rd st (24)
Round 5 2 sc in each 4th st (30)
Round 6 2 sc in each 5th st (36)
Round 7 2 sc in each 6th st (42)
Round 8 2 sc in each 7th st (48)
Round 9 2 sc in each 8th st (54)
Round 10 2 sc in each 9th st (60)
Round 11-14 1 sc in each st (60)
Round 15 *8 sc – 1 dec; repeat from * (54)
Round 16-21 1 sc in each st (54)
Round 22 *7 sc – 1 dec; repeat from * (48)
Round 23-26 1 sc in each st (48)
Fasten off and leave a sewing tail

Leg 4 times

Round 1 crochet with light yellow a mr with 6 sc (6)
Round 2 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3 2 sc in each 2nd st (18)
Round 4 2 sc in each 3rd st (24)
Round 5 2 sc in each 4th st (30)
Round 6 2 sc in each 5th st (36)
Round 7 1 sc in each st (36) Change to light green.
Round 8-10 1 sc in each st (36)
Round 11 14 sc; 4 dec; 14 sc (32)
Round 12 14 sc; 2 dec; 14 sc (30)
Round 13 *4 sc; dec; repeat from *(24)
Round 14-15 1 sc in each st (24) Stuff the foot.
Round 16-19 1 sc in each st (24)
Fasten off and leave a sewing tail

Eye 2times

Round 1 crochet with brown a mr with 6 sc
Round 2 3 inc; change to dark green; 3 inc;
change to brown (12)
Round 3 2 sc in each 2nd sc (18)
Fasten off. Embroider with light yellow a little dot
like shown in the picture.

Nostral, make two

Crochet with brown a mr with 6 sc. Fasten off and leave a sewing tail.
Sew the nostrals on the snout like shown in the picture. Embroider a mouth.

Sew the snout on the head and the eyes above..

Sew the legs on the bottom of the body.

Hair cap

Round 1 Crochet with dark green a mr with 6 sc (6)
Round 2 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3 2 sc in each 2nd st (18)
Round 4 2 sc in each 3rd st (24)
Round 5 2 sc in each 4th st (30)

Sew the hair cap on top of the head. Cut strands of yarn that measure about 18 cm. Attach these to the hair cap. You can find a tutorial here: attach hair to doll

Brush the strands, to make them fluffy. Cut them until you have your desired length.

Prickle, make 4

Round 1 Crochet with dark green a mr with 6 sc
Round 2 2 sc in each 2nd st (9)
Round 3 2 sc in each 3rd st (12)
Round 4 2 sc in each 4th st (15)
Round 5 2 sc in each 5th st (18)
 Fold the bottom together and close with 9 sc

Sew the prickles on the back.

Your dino is finished!