Dinosaur Crochet Patterns

Dinosaurs are always a kid favorite, and these dinosaur crochet patterns are perfect gifts for little ones or those who never gave up on having a favorite dino!

These patterns are fun, and easy, and include mini dinos, larger animals, blankets, wearables, and more. Stegosaurus, T-Rex, Pterodactyl, you name it there’s probably a pattern for it here.

The majority of these patterns require only single crochet stitches, which is usually the first stitch that most beginner crocheters learn. So, if you’re just starting to pick up amigurumi (the name is a combination of “ami,” which means knitted or crocheted, and “nuigurumi,” which refers to a little stuffed doll), these patterns make great starting projects.

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Best Yarn for a Crochet Dinosaur

There are lots of options available for yarn to use for crochet dinosaurs, both in terms of weight and fiber content. But the most popular are probably (4) worsted/medium weight yarns in either acrylic or cotton (or blends). 

Cotton yarn has tightly spun fibers, which makes it ideal as it is able to hold its shape nicely even when being washed. If you are making these toys for a baby or child, it is a great choice for durability. 

Acrylic yarn will give you the most value for your money if you are a frugal crocheter, and it comes in every color you could possibly want. Be aware that some acrylic yarns are a little fluffy or fuzzy, which can make it more difficult to see details in your projects. 

Premium acrylics and blends are also good choices because they tend to be softer. 

I also have an entire video dedicated to picking the best yarn for Amigurumi in my Amigurumi masterclass. If you haven’t yet, you can go register and attend from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world for free here

Supplies Needed for an Amigurumi Dinosaur

In addition to your chosen yarn, you will need a few other supplies to complete these dinosaur crochet patterns, including: 

  • Crochet hook: amigurumi patterns typically use a smaller crochet hook than you would expect to use with the given yarn so that the stitches are firm, so check the pattern to see what size is needed.
  • Stitch markers: when working in the round, using a stitch marker to note the end of the round is helpful, especially with amigurumi, which is typically worked in continuous rounds. 
  • Scissors: a small pair of scissors is a great addition to your crochet kit for trimming yarn ends 
  • Yarn needle: a yarn or tapestry needle is essential for weaving in ends and sewing all the pieces of your dinosaur together.
  • Safety eyes: if making dinosaurs for older kids or adults, safety eyes that snap together are a great choice.
  • Stuffing: to give your dino its shape, you’ll need some stuffing or pellets to fill it up

Amigurumi Safety Measures

If you’re making amigurumi dinosaurs for babies and small children, be aware that small parts (including safety eyes) can be pulled from the doll and cause a choking hazard. 

It’s a great idea to embroider facial features onto dinosaurs made for little ones to play with and make sure that any parts that need to be stitched on are done so firmly. 

These toys should also be used with adult supervision, especially if you have a kiddo who is prone to putting things in their mouth.

I address safety concerns for Amigurumi in my Amigurumi masterclass here. I also go over the pros and cons of using safety eyes versus embroidery. Plus in this free online class I give several examples of adorable ways to embroider an animals face in your next Amigurumi project

How to Crochet Dinosaurs

Dinosaur crochet patterns are often worked in several pieces that will need to be stitched together to complete the design. In many cases, the parts (such as the head, body, feet, etc.) will be started with a magic circle and worked in the round to shape the piece. 

Many patterns are worked in single crochet, though they may include other stitch patterns for decorative purposes. 

Pay attention to the assembly instructions in your pattern. If you are working on a project that is mostly worked in one piece, you may need to begin stuffing your project before you are done crocheting, which the pattern should indicate. 

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30 Free Dinosaur Crochet Patterns

These fun, free crochet dinosaur patterns are sure to delight your pteranodon-loving kiddo. There are small dinosaurs, larger toys, blankets, garments, and more included here so you’re sure to find the perfect project!

Mini Dinosaur Crochet Patterns

tiny crochet dinosaur

Tiny Dinosaur Amigurumi Pattern

Designer: Green Fox Farm Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream

First on the list is this little one who would make the perfect gift for any dinosaur lover! You could even fashion it into a keychain and it would look super cute hanging from a backpack. Just like most amigurumi patterns, all you need to know is how to single crochet and you’re all set!

hand holding little crochet dinosaur

Little Dino Amigurumi Pattern

Designer: Toffoletta
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream

Check out this cute little squishy creature that’ll fit right into your pocket! I love the little embroidered tooth on its face that makes it extra charming.

baby crochet dinosaur

Amigurumi Baby Dinosaur Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Always Free Amigurumi
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca

This amigurumi baby dinosaur makes a great desk companion or decor for your little one’s nursery. Each body part is detailed, and the pattern shows steps on how to assemble each part to form the dinosaur.

group of crochet dinosaurs

Dinosaur Amigurumi Pattern

Designer: Ami Amour
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Here’s a group of dinos with stubby arms and legs and big wide-open mouths for all their sharp teeth to grow! You could also crochet the dinosaurs with a belly patch. Either way, they look adorable!

colorful crochet dinosaurs

Colorful Mini Dino

Designer: Anika Kam, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

Have fun making these tiny little dinosaurs in a variety of color combinations! The more the merrier and before long, you’ll have a little army of tiny dinosaurs to play with.

a person holding a crochet t-rex

T-Rex Pattern

Designer: Amidorable Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Patons Astra

Dinosaurs may be thought of as big and scary, but that’s not quite the case for this little T-Rex here. With little limbs and a cute nose, this mini dinosaur loses all its scariness! This pattern makes a quick project, and you can even fashion it as a Christmas tree ornament!

desk crochet dinosaurs

Desk Dinos

Designer: Irene Strange, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

These three adorable little prehistoric creatures are ready to keep you company at your desk. Each piece is constructed starting with a magic circle and is worked up with double crochets with basic increases and decreases to shape the parts.

little squishy crochet dinosaurs

Dinosaur Amigurumi Free Pattern

Designer: Stringy Ding Ding
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Here’s another great pattern that makes a cute little squishy dinosaur. Switch up the main color of the dinosaur’s body to any color you want. I love how you can also change up the color of the spikes to make a rainbow dinosaur. How cute!

triceratops crochet dinosaur

Triceratops Dinosaur Pattern

Designer: Club Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream

Check out these tiny little triceratopses that are just super-duper adorable! There are videos alongside the written patterns to guide you through so you can make your own mini triceratops. You could also try the pattern with a bigger hook and thicker yarn to size up your dinosaur.

colorful crochet dinosaurs

Rainbow Dinosaurs

Designer: Mariya Kozlova, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Fingering

This colorful bunch would definitely make fun toys for your child to play with. The pattern pdf is 17 pages long filled with detailed instructions on how to make each of the five dinosaurs shown. These can be worked with any weight of yarn but come out about 5 inches tall when worked in super fine yarn.

Medium-Sized Dinosaur Crochet Patterns

crochet dinosaur amigurumi

Crochet Dinosaur Amigurumi

Designer: Always Free Amigurumi
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: YarnArt Jeans

This little crochet dinosaur is the perfect size for hugging and cuddling. Compared to the mini dinosaurs, his limbs are a little bigger, making it easier to assemble when the pieces are done. There is also a video tutorial linked to the pattern for visual learners who need extra help.

brontosaurus crochet dinosaurs

Brontosaurus Dinosaur Amigurumi

Designer: Stringy Ding Ding
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Here’s another adorable dinosaur pattern for you. The blue and pink colors make them perfect for a baby boy or girl, but of course, you can make the in any color and for any occasion!

a person holding a braciosaurus crochet dinosaur

Brachiosaurus Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Spin a Yarn Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Super Value

Brian the Brachiosaurus is one of the cutest dinosaurs from the Jurassic era! This pattern is pretty simple and easy to make. It’s made of two flat panels that are sewn together, then just add some contrasting spots for extra cuteness.

triceratop crochet dinosaur

Crochet Triceratops Dinosaur

Designer: Halime Ozel, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: DROPS Safran

This crochet dinosaur has a pretty unique form, and I love the little details on it. You’ll need to know the basic crochet skills for amigurumi, especially how to work in rounds. The rest of the stitches are pretty basic so if you’re new to amigurumi, you’ll be able to follow along easily.

danny the crochet dinosaur

Danny the Dinosaur Crochet Pattern

Designer: Cuddly Stitches Craft
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: YarnArt Jeans

Meet Danny the Dinosaur, a cute and cuddly buddy from the Mesozoic era. This free crochet pattern is good for the experienced crocheter, but don’t let that stop you from giving it a try! The pattern has plenty of photos to help you along.

bob the crochet dinosaur by drops design

Bob the Dinosaur

Designer: DROPS Design
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine

Meet Bob the Dinosaur! He’s chunky and cuddly and perfect for your little one to hug. This crochet dinosaur is worked from nose to tail with one seam so it’s pretty simple and easy to follow and assemble.

a person holding tanner the triceratops crochet dinosaur by nicole chase

Tanner the Triceratops

Designer: Nicole Chase
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted

Tanner the Triceratops is a beginner-friendly crochet amigurumi to make, though it would be helpful to have some knowledge about amigurumi before making this project. This pattern has lots of pictures to follow if you need extra help.

toby the tarbosaurus crochet dinosaur by nicole chase

Toby the Tarbosaurus

Designer: Nicole Chase
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted

Meet Toby the Tarbosaurus, the friendly carnivore! He’s cute and would make a great new friend for any kiddo. This guy has wide limbs so it’s easier to assemble compared to smaller dinosaur patterns.

stegosaurus crochet dinosaur

Hello Stegosaurus Free Pattern

Designer: The Button Ship
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

Check out this crochet stegosaurus with tall, wide spikes. This dinosaur is worked using double crochet stitches worked in continuous rounds.

bernard the crochet dinosaur

Bernard the Dinosaur

Designer: Love Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Pima Cotton

This terrifyingly cute T-rex makes a plush toy for children and grownups. If you’re a dinosaur fan, Bernard the Dinosaur is the project for you! Great for intermediate crocheters, Bernard is made using double and treble crochet stitches.

crochet dinosaur by drops design

DROPS Free Dinosaur Pattern

Designer: DROPS Design
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: DROPS Safran

Here’s another cute dinosaur pattern that’s just the right size to cuddle with! The pattern is available in multiple languages and there are a bunch of tips and videos linked to the pattern to help you along the way.

t-rex crochet dinosaurs

Crochet Dinosaur T-Rex

Designer: Rose and Lily Crochet
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Velvet

Plush crochet creatures are on trend, and this video tutorial (in two parts) shows you how to make super cute T-Rex dolls in bulky yarn. The texture of these is so much fun and they’re quick and easy to stitch, too.

brontosaurus crochet dinosaur

Amigurumi Brontosaurus

Designer: Asmi Handmade
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Using this free crochet pattern, you can learn how to make this adorable Amigurumi brontosaurus. The fact that this dinosaur is created entirely in one piece is definitely the best part because you don’t have to do any sewing.

Dinosaur Blankets

dinosaur granny square crochet blanket by maria's blue crayon

Crochet Dinosaur Granny Square Blanket

Designer: Maria’s Blue Crayon
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Comfort

Here’s a great pattern for making a dinosaur-themed granny square blanket. This pattern is a timeless favorite because of its vibrant color palette and charming dinosaur design. Such a lovely blanket to cuddle up with that will be adored by any dinosaur fan!

dinosaur crochet blanket by moogly

Cuddle Up Dinosaur Blanket Pattern

Designer: Moogly
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron One Pound

This Cuddle Up Blanket uses the corner-to-corner technique. You can also make this blanket with simple rows of double crochet. It includes a hood with spikes along the back and places for the child to put their hands so they can use this when they pretend to be a dino and when playtime is over.

a baby holding donnie the dinosaur comforter

Donnie The Dino Baby Comforter

Designer: The Button Ship
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

Here comes the cutest baby comforter, Donnie the Dino. He’s cute and loving and loves to cuddle with babies and make sure that they only dream sweet dreams.

Dinosaur Wearable Patterns

dinosaur crochet beanie by crafty creations

Dinosaur Beanie

Designer: Kirstin Campbell-Harris, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

Here’s a dinosaur wearable that makes a cute addition to your tiny tot’s wardrobe. This crochet dinosaur hat has instructions on how to crochet it in different sizes from newborn to adult.

a child wearing a dinosaur crochet hat

Dinosaur Hat Crochet Pattern

Designer: Lovable Loops
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease

This crochet dinosaur hat pattern is the perfect hat for the dinosaur lover in your life. It’s a very easy and can be done in a few hours for a last-minute gift or to make for a silly hat day!

baby dinosaur crochet cardigan by traverse bay crochet

Dinosaur Baby Crochet Cardigan

Designer: Traverse Bay Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron One Pound

This adorable and fun crochet pattern has step-by-step instructions so you can create a unique cardigan for the little dinosaur in your life. This pattern uses only basic stitches, so it is totally beginner friendly! It also makes the perfect gift.

More Fun Dinosaur Crochet Patterns

dinosaur crochet pencil case

Dinosaur Pencil Case Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Crochet Spot
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron One Pound

This dinosaur crochet pencil case is perfect for back-to-school season when your kid needs a place to store all of their pencils, erasers, and other supplies. It adds a cute and handmade touch to their daily school supplies. This is a whimsical way to carry your stuff for all ages.

dinosaur crochet basket

Crochet Dinosaur Basket

Designer: Winding Road Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hometown

Once you’ve made your collection of crocheted dinosaurs, you’ll definitely need a place to store all of them. This might be the perfect place! A crochet dinosaur basket is a great decor storage piece to add to any child’s room. Made with just single crochets and a tapestry dinosaur pattern on it, it’s an easy and fun project to make!

dylan dinosaur crochet chalk bag

Dylan Dinosaur Chalk Bag Pattern

Designer: Hook Yarn Carabiner
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Color Made Easy

For rock climbing enthusiasts out there who need a chalk bag, Dylan Dinosaur is out and ready to play. If you’re not a climber, this cute dinosaur bag pattern can also be used as a plant cozy, a scrap yarn basket, a child’s bag, or anything you can think of!

dinosaur crochet christmas ornaments

Mini Dinosaur Ornaments

Designer: A Stitch Whimsy
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

When the holidays come around, here’s a great Christmas ornament pattern for the dinosaur fans in your house. A group of these in coordinating colors would be super adorable! You can also turn them into little keychains or backpack accessories if you’d like.

Want to Learn More about Amigurumi?

If these patterns have piqued your interest in the art of amigurumi, you’re in luck. Our Amigurumi workshop will teach you all the skills and techniques you need to make the best little critters from crochet. 

Even better, the class includes free patterns you can make as written or change up to make them into your favorite animals, dolls, or other objects. 

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Amigurumi projects are great for people who are new to crochet, but you do still need to know some skills before you start, such as basic stitches, increasing and decreasing, how to finish projects, and more.
Our Crochet Fundamentals workshop covers all these essential skills and so much more. After watching these videos you’ll be able to take on any project you want to make and be assured that your version will look just like the one in the photos!