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Dinosaurs Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Oct 19, 2019


Elvis & Priscilla

A couple of days ago, while browsing on Pinterest, I found a very cute illustration of a purple dinosaur which I immediately fell in love with!


I knew it would have made a super fun amigurumi!

I started right away working on the doll design, thinking about colors, sizes, proportions... I bought some skeins of the beautiful ZZ TWIST Yarn by Lion Brand...and, two days later, Elvis and Priscilla have joined my amigurumi collection!!


Aren't they cute?!? I love the color contrast and their chubbiness! I can already see the smile on a kid's face while playing with these two little monsters!


Would you enjoy crocheting these two cuties? If the answer is yes, follow the free crochet pattern of Elvis & Priscilla here below!


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SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

YARN: Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Purple, Green, Lilac and Black

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling; Four 6mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes, White Felt

HOOK SIZES: E/3,50 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).

INSTRUCTIONS: work in rows (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row) otherwise instructed






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HEAD AND BODY (green/purple yarn)

Head:

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12)

3) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (24)

5) *3 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (30)

6) *4 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (36)

7-12) sc even (36); F/O and cut the yarn

Body:

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) inc around (16)

3) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (24)

4) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (32)

5) *3 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (40)

6) sc even (40)

7)*4 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (48)

8-12) sc even (48)

13) *4 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (40)

14-16) sc even (40); F/O

Do no cut the yarn once you have completed the body.

Merge the head and body together:

17) join the yarn with a sl st to the head, ch1 and sc in the same st, crochet 29 sc, leave the other 6 st unworked, keep working on the body, skip 8 st (start counting clockwise from the last st of round 16 of the body), crochet 32 sc (62)

Use a scrap strand of yarn to sew together the unworked parts of the head and the body.

18) 30 sc, 1 dec, 28 sc, 1 dec (60); start stuffing both head and body

19) *4 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** around (50)

20) * 3 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** around (40)

21) sc even (40); keep stuffing the body

Cut 2 rounded pieces of felt, create e hole in the center and insert the safety eyes. Place the safety eyes between rounds 15/16 of the head, 4 stitches apart.

22) *3 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (32)

23) sc even (32)

24) *2 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (24)

25) sc even (24)

26) *2 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (18)

27) *1 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (12); finish stuffing

28) dec around (6); F/O and hide the yarn


Embroider the MOUTH and the NOSE with black/lilac yarn as shown in the pictures.


Insert a long string of yarn on one side of the body between rounds 6/7, pull the yarn through the body and pull it out from the opposite side, insert the yarn back in between rounds 9/10 and pull it out from the other side. Pull the two yarn ends tight to create two recesses in the body, knot the yarn and hide it inside the body.

TAIL (green/purple yarn)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

3) sc even (8)

4) *3 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (10)

5) sc even (10)

6) *4 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (12)

7) *5 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (14)

8) *6 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (16)

9) 5 sc, * 1 inc, 3 sc*, repeat ** twice, 1 inc, 2 sc (19)

10) 5 sc, *6 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (21)

11) 5 sc, *7 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (23)

12) 5 sc, *8 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (25)

13) 5 sc, *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (35); stuff the tail

14-15) sc even (35); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the tail to the body.


LEGS (green/purple yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12); turn

3) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (18); do not ch1

4) 18 sl st (18); turn

5-7) sc even (18)

8) *7 sc, dec*, repeat ** twice (16)

9) *6 sc, dec*, repeat ** twice (14)

10) *5 sc, dec*, repeat ** twice (12)

11) *4 sc, dec*, repeat ** twice (10); stuff the leg

12) flatten the leg and crochet through both layers, 5 sc (5); ch1 and turn

13) 1 dec, 1 sc, 1 dec (3); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the leg to the body.

Attach the leg to the side of the body.


Embroider the NAILS on the legs with the contrast color yarn.


ARMS (green/purple yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (9)

3-4) sc even (9); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the arm between rounds 14/17 of the body.


SPIKES (green/purple yarn)

Small (make 2)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

3) sc even (8)

4) *3 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (10)

Big (make 3)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

3) sc even (8)

4) *3 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (10)

5) *4 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (12)

Do not stuff the spikes, flatten them instead before attaching them to the back of the doll. Attach the three big spikes in between the two small ones.


BELLY (green/purple yarn)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12)

3) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (24)

5) sc even (24); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the belly onto the doll.





I can't wait to see your version of Elvis & Priscilla! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!



Elisa



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