Best Crochet Dinosaur Patterns (Ami, Hats & More!)

Looking for the perfect crochet dinosaur patterns? Dinosaur stuffed animals make for the perfect baby-boy gift, and there are so many unique patterns out there! Whether you’re looking for an amigurumi dinosaur pattern, or a crochet dino hat/blanket, I’ve got you covered. I’m excited to share these amazing dinosaur patterns with you today!

crochet dinosaur patterns

Free Dinosaur Crochet Patterns

There are lots of great dinosaur patterns out there that are also FREE. I will show you quite a few of those today.

However, there are also some paid dino patterns that are so cute I couldn’t resist putting them in as well. I will specify if one of the patterns is paid only (and keep in mind that paid patterns are often more complex, and they’re perfect for printing!)

There will also be a variety of different kinds of dinosaurs—triceratops, brontosaurus, a dinosaur with a hatchling, and lots more!

If you are a dino lover (or if you know someone who is) you’re sure to find a great pattern here.

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How do you crochet a dinosaur?

The most common way to crochet a dinosaur is in the amigurumi style: by crocheting the different parts of a dinosaur, stuffing them, and sewing them together. You can create a variety of adorble dinosaur plushies this way.

However, there are other ways to create dinosaurs as well. You can use tapestry or intarsia crochet to make a flat colorwork dinosaur, like a blanket. Using corner-to-corner crochet is another option.

And finally, you can incorporate elements of a dinosaur into a wearable item—like a hat with dinosaur spikes on it!

What yarn is best for crochet dinosaurs?

The yarn you should use for your dinosaur will depend on the pattern.

For amigurumi, usually a common worsted weight yarn will work well, like red heart super saver, I Love This Yarn, etc.

But that is definitely not your only option. Some of my favorite crochet dinosaurs have been ones made with velvet yarn. They are so soft and cuddly! Bernat Blanket also works great if you want to make a large crochet dinosaur.

All in all though, make sure to always look at the recommendations in the pattern before making any decisions.

Other Supplies

Besides yarn, you’ll also need a crochet hook, scissors, yarn needles, and other similar notions.

If you are wanting to make an amigurumi dinosaur keep in mind you will probably need to buy safety eyes and polyfill stuffing to complete it.

Techniques You’ll Need to Know

Every crochet dinosaur may require a slightly different set of crochet stitches/techniques, but here are some basics you will likely need to know:

  • Basic stitches like the slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, or double crochet (single crochet will be the main stitch to know for amigurumi dinos)
  • Amigurumi Techniques like the invisible decrease or invisible color change
  • How to make a magic ring
  • How to control your tension to have even stitches
  • How to sew together amigurumi parts

If you already have these things mastered, you will do great at crocheting a dinosaur!

Amigurumi Dinosaurs

Let’s start out with some adorable amigurumi dinosaurs! These work great for kids, baby shower gifts, etc.

Trevor the Triceratops

To kick things off, meet the this cute Triceratops Stuffy! This little guy is super fun, simple to crochet, and perfect for beginners. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a little one or a dinosaur lover in your life, this pattern is perfect!

Designer: The Loopy Lamb

Yarn Used: Brava Worsted Weight

amigurumi triceratops

Amigurumi Brontosaurus

Are you looking for something a little smaller? This Amigurumi Brontosaurus is just the thing! This tiny dino is made to clip right on to a backpack, keychain, or bag, which makes it the perfect little accessory to give out or a fun addition to your craft fair booth! This pattern is also super easy to customize with different colors.

Designer: The Loopy Lamb

Yarn Used: We Crochet Brava Worsted

amigurumi brontosaurus

Friendly Dino

Next, meet the Friendly Dino! This little guy is the perfect size and shape for snuggling, which makes it a great gift for a little one or baby shower! This pattern is built up only by single crochets, increases and decreases, so it’s a great intro to amigurumi for beginners!

Designer: The Friendly Red Fox

Yarn Used: Any worsted weight yarn

dinosaur amigurumi

Rex the Dinosaur Cuddle Buddy

Next, let me introduce you to Rex the Dinosaur Cuddle Buddy! This sweet dino is made using a super soft, velvetty yarn that gives it that extra element of snuggly-ness. Like the other patterns thus far, this one is easy to customize, and perfect for taking on any number of adventures!

Designer: Darling Maple Designs

Yarn Used: Bernat Velvet or Premier Parfait

crochet dinosaur cuddle buddy

Mini Dino Ragdolls

If you’re looking for something a little more unique, these Mini Dino Ragdolls are for you! These little dolls are super soft, snuggly and are made with unique textures that can stimulate and entertain little hands. Additionally, their faces are embroidered on, so the sky is the limit for creativity!

Designer: Darling Maple Designs

Yarn Used:Premier Parfait Chunky Yarn

crochet dino ragdolls

Tiny Dinosaur Amigurumi

Next is this Tiny Dinosaur Amigurumi! These little dinos work up so quickly and easily and are perfect for play! You can make lots of these in different colors to give out as gifts, use as party favors, sell as keychains at a craft fair, or just for your own kids to play with!

Designer: Green Fox Farms Designs

Yarn Used: Lily Sugar n’ Cream

tiny dinosaur amigurumi

Toby the Tarbosuarus

Here’s a fun plushie you can make: Toby the Tarbosuarus! This friendly dino is the perfect companion to accompany a little one on all kinds of adventures. Additionally, each piece is made in the round, so it’s a simple pattern to make, especially if you already have some experience in the world of amigurumi!

DEsigner: The Nicole Chase

Yarn Used: WeCrochet Knit Picks Brava

crochet tarbosuarus dinosaur

Parker the Parasauropholus

Are you looking for a more unique design? If so, I think you’ll enjoy Parker the Parasauropholus! Not only is he cute, but he’s great for teaching kids about the different dinosaur species. This one would be super fun to customize with different colors combinations!

Designer: The Nicole Chase

Yarn Used: We Crochet Brava Worsted

crochet parasaurolophus dinosaur

Crochet Dino Hats

Dinosaur crochet hats are so adorable on little boys. If you’re looking to make one, here are a few patterns to choose from.

Dinosaur Hat

This next design is one you’re little ones will want to sport proudly! This Dinosaur Hat designed by Lovable Loops is warm, cozy and has a fun Mohawk of spikes lining the back. Whether you’re looking for a fun gift to make for a dino lover, a crazy hat for a themed school day or event, a costume piece, etc., this hat works up simple and quickly, which makes it perfect!

Designer: Lovable Loops

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

crochet dino spike hat

Dino Hat With Tail (Paid)

Here’s another variation of the Dino Beanie we looked out before: the Dino Hat! Unlike the other design, this one features a tail, two sets of spikes and ear flaps with optional tassels. So if you’re looking for something even more unique and cozy, this one is perfect!

Designer: Green Fox Farms Designs

crochet dinosaur hat with tail

Tapestry Crochet Dinosaur Hat

While the spike hats above are the typical way people think of dinosaur hats, I found a pretty cute alternative: a Tapestry Crochet Dino Hat! Just look at it—adorable. This hat is made with single crochet in the back loop to give it a nice stretchy feel. There are lots of color changes, so it could be a good project to practice that technique too!

Designer: Maria’s Blue Crayon

Yarn Used: Caron x Pantone

tapestry crochet dino hat

Crochet Dinosaur Home Decor

If you have a boy’s room to decorate and you need dinosaur ideas, you’re going to love this section. I’ll show you crochet dinosaur bags, blankets, baskets and more!

Dinosaur Crochet Basket

If you’re looking for something practical, this cute Dinosaur Basket is a great idea! This basket uses the tapestry crochet method to create a fun, grid-like dino design. This little storage basket is perfect for any little ones who need some help organizing their toys, clothes, etc.!

Designer: Winding Road Crochet

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Hometown Yarn

crochet dinosaur basket

Hug Me Triceratops Lovey

This next pattern is perfect for a newborn or baby shower: the Hug Me Triceratops Lovey! This snuggly pattern is great for those of you who enjoy the look of crochet blankets, but not all the time and effort it takes to make one. This pattern is relatively simple and quick to work up, and is wonderfully easy to personalize with different colors and patterns!

Designer: The Nicole Chase

Yarn Used: We Crochet Brava Worsted and Brava Speckled

crochet dinosaur lovey

8. C2C Dinosaur Blanket

Are you wanting a bigger project? This C2C Dinosuar Blanket is just the thing. This fun blanket features several different colorful dinosaurs that stand out perfectly against the more neutral background. This blanket definitely takes more commitment than some of the other patterns, but the end result is so worth it!

Designer: Lovable Loops

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

c2c crochet dinosaur blanket

9. Mini Dino Basket

Next up, here’s the Mini Dino Basket! This fun pattern is the perfect way to encourage little ones of all ages to clean up and organize! Unlike the other basket, this one features a crisp Triceratops in the center that’s super easy to personalize with different colors!

Designer: Winding Road Crochet

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Hometown

mini crochet dino basket

12. Dino Backpack

Are you looking for something a bit more practical? I got you covered with this Dino Backpack! This backpack is super fun, durable, and great for kids of all ages. It’s made to open and close with drawstrings, which makes it extra easy and secure for kids to use. Additionally, you can easily customize it with any color combo of your choice!

Designer: A Crafty Concept

Yarn Used: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn

crochet dinosaur backpack

13. Cuddle Up Dinosaur Blanket

Next, meet the Cuddle Up Dinosaur Blanket! This cozy blanket is just the companion your child needs for anything from adventures to bedtime! My favorite part about this pattern is its almost realistic scale-like texture. This snuggly blanket can be easily customized with a number of colors and stitches.

Designer: Moogly Blog

Yarn Used: Caron One Pound

dinosaur spike crochet blanket

More Unique Dinosaur Patterns

Lastly, I have a few more dinosaur patterns to show you. These are patterns that are extra cool and unique.

14. Dinosaur With Hatching Baby (Paid)

If you’re looking for an especially unique piece, I got you covered with this Dinosaur With Hatching Baby! This design is super interactive, which makes it great for kids to enjoy and play with for long periods of time. This pattern is also relatively simple and requires very little sewing!

Designer: LauLovesCrochet (Etsy)

Yarn Used: Patons Smoothie DK Yarn

crochet dinosaur hatchling

18. Crochet Dino Nugget (Paid)

Lastly, check out the crochet Dino Nugget! This is not only unique and hilarious, but it’s nostalgic too. This pattern is simple to follow and make, even for beginners! And, if you want it to look like a regular dino, you can simply switch up the colors and add some facial features! Note: the link above will take you to the pattern for the nugget pictured. The designer also has a listing that includes 2 nugget patterns.

Designer: SvetlaArtShop (Etsy)

crochet dino nugget


Crochet dinosaurs can be very easy or very complex to make. But either way, they are adorable as plushies or as home decor! I hope you found the perfect crochet dinosaur pattern to start working on right away.


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