Crochet Dinosaur Free Pattern [Pillow Version]

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Learn how to crochet dinosaur free pattern by me, aka Lennutas. With this pattern, I will show you how to make a crocheted dinosaur as a pillow cover. This will be a cute and unique toy for decorating your home or corner.

As always you can buy a print-ready PDF pattern file of this pattern on my ETSY shop, check out the following information.

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Dinosaur Pillow

Buy a print-ready PDF file for use later. The pattern is well-written, detailed step-by-step, including many photos tutorials for beginners. Available for instant download after payment on ETSY.

Crochet Dinosaur Free Pattern

Check my post about the best yarn for amigurumi to find which brand yarn I recommend for use to have better results. Don’t skip this post if you are a beginner and looking for suitable brand yarns for the next amigurumi projects.

Materials

Abbreviations

This pattern is written using US TERM. For beginners, please refer to this post to learn about all basic crochet stitches for beginners.

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Finished crocheted dinosaur pillows of various sizes. (recommend checking out this super bulky yarn)

Pattern notes

  • Finished size is approx 24×22 cm. (want to make a larger size? I recommend trying with this kind of bulky yarn or this super bulky yarn)
  • For a better result, use single crochet cross stitch (yarn under) and invisible crochet decrease stitch.
  • Work in a continuous spiral unless otherwise specified.
  • Only do “BLO” for stitches were written in the bracket ().
  • To get the best experience, please read through the whole pattern first.

Copyright Noticet

This pattern was written, designed, and copyright held by, Lennutas. You are not permitted to copy, share, edit, upload or redistribute this pattern in any way, this includes making video tutorials or translating into other languages. Personal use only.

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Crochet Dinosaur Pillow Version

This crochet dinosaur free pattern is for intermediate-level crocheters. Feel free to check other amigurumi patterns for beginners below.

Body

Start with blue yarn, change to white yarn on BOLD stitches

  • Ch 56, and stitches are now working on both sides of the foundation chain
  • 1: sc into the 2nd chain from the hook, sc 53, inc, sc 32 (on the other side of the foundation chain)(image.2), sc 13, sc 9 (110)
  • 2: sc 55 (image.1), sc into both layers (image.3), sc 31 into front layer only (image.4), sc 15, sc 8 (110)
  • 3: sc 54, sc into both layers (image.5), sc 30 into front layer only (image.6), sc 15, sc 8 (108)
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  • 4: sc 53, sc into both layers, sc 29 into front layer only, sc 16, sc 7 (106)
  • 5: sc 52, sc into both layers, sc 28 into front layer only, sc 16, sc 7 (104)
  • 6: sc 51, sc into both layers, sc 27 into front layer only, sc 16, sc 7 (102)
  • 7: sc 50, sc into both layers, sc 26 into front layer only, sc 16, sc 7 (100)
  • 8: sc 49, sc into both layers, sc 25 into front layer only, sc 16, sc 7 (98) – finish the tail.
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  • 9-19 (11 rounds): sc 73, sc 16, sc 7 (96) 
  • 20: sc 74, sc 14, sc 8 (96)
  • 21: sc 75, sc 12, sc 9 (96)
  • 22: sc 76, sc 10, sc 10 (96)
  • 23: sc 77, sc 8, sc 11 (96)
  • 24-31 (8 rounds): sc 96 (96)
  • 32: sc 76, (BLO sc 11) – to make the lip, sc 9 (96)
  • 33-46 (14 rounds): sc 96 (96)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

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Arms (x2)

Use blue yarn

  • 1: sc 6 into MR (6)
  • 2: inc 6 (12)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

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Legs (x2)

Use blue yarn

Part 1, 2

  • 1: sc 6 into MR (6)
  • 2: inc 6 (12)

Fasten off.

Part 3 

  • 1: sc 6 into MR (6)
  • 2: inc 6 (12)
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Do not fasten off, continue joining parts 1&2

  • 3: sc 6 (part 3)(image.7), sc 6 (part 2)(image.8), sc 12 (part 1)(image.9), sc 6 (part 2)(image.10), sc 6 (part 3) (36)
  • 4: [dec, sc 3] 7 times, sc (29)
  • 5: sc 29 (29)
  • 6: [dec, sc 2] 7 times, sc (22)
  • 7: sc 22 (22)
  • 8: [dec, sc] 7 times, sc (15)
  • 9: dec 7, sc (8)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

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Tongue

Use pink yarn

Work in flat rows. Ch 1 at the end of each row and turn.

  • Ch 4
  • 1: inc, sc, inc (5)
  • 2: inc, sc 3, inc (7)
  • 3-4 (3 rows): sc 7 (7)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

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Spikes

Use yellow yarn

Part 1 (x1)

  • 1: sc 8 into MR (8)
  • 2: inc 8 (16)
  • 3: [inc, sc 3] 4 times (20)
  • 4: sc 20 (20)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Part 2 (x4)

  • 1: sc 8 into MR (8)
  • 2: inc 8 (16)
  • 3-4 (2 rounds): sc 16 (16)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

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Part 3 (x3)

  • 1: sc 7 into MR (7)
  • 2: inc 7 (14)
  • 3: sc 14 (14)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

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Part 4 (x1)

  • 1: sc 6 into MR (6)
  • 2: inc 6 (12)
  • 3: sc 12 (12)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Lip

Turn the body and make sure the head is facing you. Join blue yarn into the remaining loops of the body at round 32 and do

  • FLO: Ch 1, sc, hdc, {2dc}, hdc, sc, ss, sc, hdc, {2dc}, hdc, sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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The beautiful crocheted dinosaur pillow beside a cutie giraffe (free pattern is available on my blog)

Assembly

* Place the safety eyes between round 32 and 33 about 4 stitches from the first and last stitch of the lip. 

* Optional:  make a pillow insert that fits with the length and width of the dinosaur.

  • Stuff the tail, then get the insert (or stuffing) into the pillow cover. Sew to close the opening (last edge).
  • Sew the tongue at round 30, under the lip.
  • Sew the hands at round 24.
  • Sew the legs at round 4.
  • Sew the spikes in order from piece 1 to 4
  • Embroider 3 blue stripes on the belly.

Done. Thanks to my crochet dinosaur free pattern? Please leave a comment below to let me know, I’m looking forwards to seeing your finished dinosaurs.

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