No-Sew Quick Crochet Mini Dinosaur

Wednesday 15 May 2024

This is a crochet pattern to make this super cute mini dinosaur. And it's no-sew!
There is a full free Youtube tutorial to crochet this mini dinosaur here!

Yarn used

Hobbii Baby Snuggle in Powder Blue and Light Blue

Other Items used

- US G/4.5mm Crochet Hook
- 8mm safety eyes
- Yarn needle
- Poly fill
- Stitch markers
*Please note that safety eyes are NOT recommended for children under the age of 3 years.

Abbreviations and stitches

• MR: Magic ring
• St(s): Stitch(es)
• SC: Single crochet
• Inc: Increase (Stitch 2 SC into the stitch)
• Dec: Decrease using the invisible method
• (...) x n: Repeat instructions in brackets n times
**This pattern uses US Crochet Terms**


Head/ Body

R1: 8 SC in a MR
(or ch 2, 8 SC in 1st ch)
R2: 8 inc (16)
R3: 16 SC
R4: 7 SC, inc, SC, inc, 6 SC (18)
R5: 18 SC
R6: 5 SC, 4 dec, 5 SC (14)
R7: 3 SC, 4 dec. 3 SC (10)
R8: 10 inc (20)
Insert safety eyes between R4-R5, 5-6 sts apart

Stuff the head

R9: 20 SC
Make 1 or 2 SC to get to back of the body (move stitch marker here as new end of round)
R10: Inc, 19 SC (21)
R11: 21 SC
R12: Dec, 19 SC (20)
R13: 10 dec (10)

Stuff the body

R14: 5 dec (5) 

Close and cut the yarn, leaving a short tail. Use tail to sew the hole closed.


Insert hook one stitch in front of centre top of head (i.e. one stitch in front of starting magic ring)

Ch 3; starting in 2nd ch from hook: SC 2 back along chain
Sk one round on head, sl st into next round on head/body
Repeat steps all the way down the back
Close and cut the yarn, and weave in the ends

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