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Dino Safety Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Mar 9, 2023



When it comes to create kids friendly items, choosing a super soft, cozy and warm yarn is key!...as for this fun Dino Safety Blanket that I designed for my friends at Lion Brand Yarn!


They introduce me to Cover Story, a super bulky chenille yarn, with a rich, velvety texture, that comes in a range of many beautiful colors!


I had so much fun designing this cute blanket. The wavy pattern is so fast to work and it goes perfectly with the dinosaur theme, don't you think?

The face details and the spikes are worked with bulky yarn. The spikes are crocheted with a smaller hook to create a tighter look.


...so will you give this project a try? I promise, you will fall in love with the softness and cuteness of this small blanket!

 


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Here is the FREE pattern!

MATERIALS:

· Lion Brand® COVER STORY® (Art. #533)#114B Lincoln 247-H 1 ball (A)

· Lion Brand® crochet hook size J-10 (6 mm), K/L (7 mm)

· LION BRAND large-eyed blunt needle

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Bulky yarn in Red 1 ball (B); Bulky yarn in Black 1 ball (C); Fiberfill stuffing; 2 plastic safety eyes, 12mm diameter

SIZE: About 22 x 18 in. (56 x 46 cm) tall

ABBREVIATIONS:

beg = begin(ninig)

ch = chain

hdc = half double crochet

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

sc2tog (sc 2 sts together)

dc3tog (dc 3 sts together)

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

 

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Blanket

With A and bigger hook.

Row 1: work 33 chains, 2 dc in 3rd chain from the hook, *1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, 3dctog, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, 3 dc in the next ch; rep from * twice, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, 3dctog, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, 2 dc in the next ch – 31 sts; Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 3dctog, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 3 dc in the next st; rep from * twice, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 3dctog, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st– 31 sts; Turn.

Rows 3 - 13: rep Row 2

Fasten off, and wave in ends.


Head

With A and bigger hook.

Row 1: work 8 chains, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 6 chs – 7 sc; Turn.

Row 2: Ch1, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts­ – Turn.

Rows 3 - 5: rep Row 2 – 7 sc.

Start working in rounds.

Rnd 1: 1 sc in each st around, 2 sc in each corner st ­– 24 sc.

Rnds 2 - 7: 1 sc in each st around – 24 sc.

Insert plastic safety eyes on sides of Head between Rnds 6 and 7, about 11 sts apart.

Rnd 8: *1 sc in each of the next 2 st, sc2tog; rep from * around – 18 sc.

Finish stuffing piece.

Rnd 9: *1 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around – 12 sc.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through top of sts of last rnd. Pull tail to close opening and knot securely. Keep the extra strand of yarn for sewing Head to Blanket.


Nostrils (make 2)

With A and bigger hook, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: work 3 sc in ring; do not close the ring – 3 sc.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing Nostrils to Head.


With A, sew Nostrils to Head between Rnds 1 and 2, about 5 sts apart.


With C, embroider Mouth and Eyebrows.




Legs (make 4)

With A and bigger hook, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: work 8 sc in ring – 8 sc.

Rnd 2: *3 sc, 2 sc into the next st; rep from * twice – 10 sc.

Rnds 3 - 4: 1 sc in each st around.

Rnd 5: *3 sc, sc2tog; rep from * twice – 8 sc.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew Legs to Blanket. Do not stuff Legs.


With A, sew Legs to corners of the Blanket.



Tail

With A and bigger hook, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: work 4 sc in ring – 4 sc.

Rnd 2: *1 sc, 2 sc into the next st; rep from * twice – 6 sc.

Rnd 3: *2 sc, 2 sc into the next st; rep from * twice – 8 sc.

Rnd 4: *3 sc, 2 sc into the next st; rep from * twice – 10 sc.

Rnd 5: *4 sc, 2 sc into the next st; rep from * twice – 12 sc.

Rnd 6: *5 sc, 2 sc into the next st; rep from * twice – 14 sc.


Do not stuff Tail.

Bring edges of last rnd together, matching 7 sts along each side. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 sl st in each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in the next 2 sts – 7 sts.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing Tail to lower side of the Blanket.



Spikes (make 7)

With B and smaller hook, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: work 8 sc in ring – 8 sc.

Rnd 2: *3 sc, 2 sc into the next st; rep from * twice – 10 sc.

Rnd 3: *4 sc, 2 sc into the next st; rep from * twice – 12 sc.

Rnd 4: 1 sc in each st around.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing Spikes to Head and Blanket.

Do not stuff Spikes.


With B, sew 2 Spikes to Head.

With A, sew Head to the upper side of Blanket.



I can't wait to see your version of my DINO SAFETY BLANKET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook!


Elisa

 

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


 

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