*Free* Pattern Dinosaur

This silly dinosaur stuffy is ready for his Christmas party! Or perhaps he is a really big fan of ‘Where’s Waldo’ books! Either way, here’s how to make your own Brontosaurus dinosaur!:

Skill level: beginner

Techniques used: sc, and hdc in rds and rows

Materials:

  • crochet hook size 3.5
  • yarn needle
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • med worsted weight yarn in:
    • light blue
    • lilac purple
    • red
    • white
    • black
    • pink
    • orange
    • grey (or can use black)

Abbreviations

rd – round

ch – chain

hk – hook

ea – each

st – stitch

fo – fasten off

back lps -back loops

sl st – slip stitch

sc = single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sc2tog – single 2 stitches together

hdc2tog – hdc 2 stitches together

hdc3tog – hdc 3 stithces together

5dc-bobble – 5 double crochet bobble stitch

Head in light blue:

Rd 1: ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hk (6)

Rd 2: 2sc around (12)

Rd 3: (sc, 2sc) around (18)

Rd 4: (sc in 2, 2sc) around (24)

Rd 5: sc around (24)

Rd 6: (makes nostrils): sc in 8, 5dc-bobble, sc in 6, 5-dc bobble, sc in 8 (24)

Rd 7-9: sc around (24)

Rd 10: (sc in 3, 2sc) around (30)

Rd 11: (sc in 4, 2sc) around (36)

Rd 12: sc in 8, 2sc in 12, sc in 16 (46)

Rd 13-23: sc around (46)

Rd 24: (sc in 6, sc2tog) around (42)

Rd 25: (sc in 5, sc2tog) around (36)

Rd 26: (sc in 4, sc2tog) around (30)

Rd 27: (sc in 3, sc2tog) around (24)

Rd 28: (sc in 2, sc2tog) around (18)

Rd 29: (sc, sc2tog) around (12)

STUFF
Rd 30: sc2tog around (6). sl st, FO and sew closed.

Cheeks make 2 in pink:

Rd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk

Rd 2: sc around (6), sl s, FO and sew to face

Eyes and eyelids make 2:

With white:

Rd 1: ch 2, 8sc in 2nd ch from hk (8)

Rd 2: 2sc around (16). sl st, FO, leave a long end

With black:

Rd 1: ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hk (6) sl st, FO and sew onto whites.

Use white thread to sew on a twinkle. Sew eyes to face.

Eyelid with blue:

ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each st across. sl st, fo and sew to the top of the eyes.

Mouth: embroider a zigzag pattern to hint at a toothy smile

Neck: in blue

Hold your dino head upside down and identify a circle of 34 stitches. you may want to use chalk or stitch markers to help.

Rd 1: attach blue with a sl st, and proceed to sc 34 stitches in a circle.

Rd 2-14: sc around (34)

Rd 15: (sc2tog, sc in 3)x6, sc2tog, sc in last 2 (27)

Rd 16: sc around (27)

Flap to sew neck:

Switch to working in rows

Row 1: sc in 10, ch 1, turn (10)

Rd 2: sc2tog, sc in 6, sc2tog (8)

Finish with round 17: sc in each st around, including the sides of the flap (34). sl st, fo, stuff and set aside

Body in blue:

Rd 1: ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hk (8)

Rd 2: 2sc around (16)

Rd 3: (sc, 2sc) around (24)

Rd 4: (sc in 2, 2sc) around (32)

Rd 5: (sc in 3, 2sc) around (40)

Rd 6-14: sc around (40)

Rd 15: attach lilac and FO blue; sc around in back lps (40)

Rd 16: (sc in 3, sc2tog) around (32)

Rd 17: (sc in 2, sc2tog) around (24)

Rd 18: (sc, sc2tog) around (16)

STUFF

Rd 19: sc2tog around (8). sl st, FO and sew closed

Sew the neck to the body. The neck flap will be along the top of the body (the lilac is the underbelly of the body).

Tail in blue

Rd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk

Rd 2: sc around (6)

Rd 3: (sc, 2sc) around (9)

Rd 4-6: sc around (9)

Rd 7: (sc in 2, 2sc) around (12)

Rd 8-10: sc around (12)

Rd 11: (sc in 3, 2sc) around (15)

Rd 12-14: sc around (15)

Rd 15: (sc in 4, 2sc) around: (18)

Rd 16-18: sc around (18)

Rd 19: (sc in 5, 2sc) around (21)

Rd 20-22: sc around (21)

Rd 23: (sc in 6, 2sc) around (24)

Rd 24-26: sc around (24)

Rd 27: (sc in 7, 2sc) around (27)

Rd 28-30: sc around (27)

Rd 31: (sc in 8, 2sc) around (30)

Rd 32-34: sc around (30)

Rd 35: (sc in 9, 2sc) around (33)

Rd 36-39: sc around (33). sl st, FO, stuff. Sew to the back of the body

Tail underbelly in lilac

Row 1: ch 10, hdc in 2nd ch and in ea ch down (9)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, hdc across (9)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2hdc, hdc in 7, 2hdc (11)

Row 4-6: ch 1, turn, hdc in 11 (11)

Rd 7: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in 7, hdc2tog (9)

Rd 8: ch 1, turn, hdc across (9)

Rd 9: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in 5, hdc2tog (7)

Rd 10-12: ch 1, turn, hdc across (7)

Rd 13: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in 3, hdc2tog (5)

Rd 14-17: ch 1, turn, hdc across (5)

Rd 18: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in 1, hdc2tog (3)

Rd 19: ch 1, turn, hdc across (3)

Rd 30: ch1, turn, hdc3tog (1)

Rd 31: ch 1, turn, sc, ch 1, FO. Sew to the bottom of the tail, ensuring the lilac of the body’s underbelly reaches the wider end of the tail’s underbelly

Legs: Make 4: Begin with lilac

Rd 1: ch 2, 8sc in 2nd ch from hk (8)

Rd 2: 2sc around (16)

Rd 3: (sc, 2sc) around (24)

Rd 4-6: sc around (24)

Switch to blue, FO lilac

Rd 7-13: sc around. Sl st, FO. Stuff and sew to the bottom of the body. Use grey or black to embroider three claws to the front two legs.

Scarf:

Rd 1: with red, ch 42, sl st closed

Rd 2: sc around (42)

Alternate white and red for the next rds:

Rd 3-10: sc around (42), sl st, FO and weave in ends

Squeeze scarf down past the head to rest around the neck. Do not sew.

Hat

Rd 1: with red: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk (6)

Rd 2: sc around (6)

Rd 3: white: (sc, 2sc) around (9)

Rd 4: sc around (9)

Rd 5: red: (sc in 2, 2sc) around (12)

Rd 6: sc around (12)

Rd 7: white (sc in 3, 2sc)around (15)

Rd 8: sc around (15)

Rd 9: red (sc in 4, 2sc) around (18)

Rd 10: sc around (18). sl st, fasten off.

Pompom in orange

  • wrap orange yarn around two fingers several times
  • carefully pull the yarn off the fingers, keeping its shape
  • tie an orange string around the center, as tightly as possible
  • carefully cut the loops on either side
  • trim your pompom as appropriate
  • use the string that tied the pompom to sew onto top of the hat

Stuff and hat and sew onto the top of the head

Finished!!

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