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Mini Chunky Dino Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Sep 23, 2023

We're back with another pattern from our newest pattern designer, Cheebi! I'm a big fan of her style, which incorporates tons of chunky yarn and adorable stuffed animals. This pattern is no exception, featuring possibly the cutest dinosaur known to man. We're very eager to see your finished dinos too!

If you missed Cheebi's crochet pattern from last week, make sure you check that out as well. It's a little whale that is perfect for beginners looking to make an exciting project.

Last but not least, please reach out to us if you'd like to publish a pattern on Love & Crochet like Cheebi and others! It's simple; contact us here, and we'll get the conversation going.

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This dino is a small but mighty amigurumi that you can whip up in no time. The yarn is so soft and makes for a lovely stuffed animal. Pick any color you'd like, from the shades of pink pictured to the classic colors of green. We're excited to see how yours turns out!

We can't wait to see how your dino turns out! Let us know on any of these social channels.

Difficulty: Medium


8" (20.32 cm) tall

5" (12.7 cm) wide


There are SO many colors to choose from ⬆️ I'm curious to see the unique color combinations you come up with!

Hook- US, J/10 (6.0 mm)

Tapestry Needle


Mr - Magic ring

Fo - Fasten off

Rnd - Round

Dc- Double crochet

Dec - Decrease (Single Crochet)

Sc - Single Crochet

St - Stitch

Inc - Increase


Head & Body (1x)

With the light pink yarn, create mr

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mr [6]

Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]

Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (2 sc, inc) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: 9 sc, 6 inc, 9 sc [30]

Rnd 6-9: sc around [30]

Rnd 10: 9 sc, 6 dec, 9 sc [24]

Rnd 11: 6 sc, 6 dec, 6 sc [18]

Rnd 12: 3 sc, 6 dec, 3 sc [12]

Insert safety eyes on rnds 7-8, 16 st apart


Rnd 13: dec around [6]

Rnd 14: inc around [12]

Rnd 15: (sc, inc) x6 [18]

Rnd 16: 13 sc, 4 inc, 3 sc [24]

Rnd 17-18: sc around [24]

Rnd 19: in light pink, 15 sc, change to white, 5 sc, change back to light pink, 4 sc [24]

Rnd 20-22: in light pink, 13 sc, change to white, 9 sc, change back to light pink, 2 sc [24]

Rnd 23: in pink, (2 sc, dec) x4, change to white, 2 sc, dec, change to pink, 2 sc, dec [18]

Rnd 24: in pink, (1 sc, dec) x6 [12]

Stuff body

Rnd 25: dec around [6]

Fo and sew hole shut

Arms (2x)

With light pink yarn, create mr

Rnd 1: 5 sc in mr [5]

Rnd 2-3: sc around [5]

Fo and leave a long tail for sewing

Legs (2x)

With light pink yarn, create mr

Rnd 1: 4 sc in mr [4]

Rnd 2: 4 inc [8]

Rnd 3: sc around [8]

Fo and leave a long tail for sewing

Tail (1x)

With light pink yarn, create mr

Rnd 1: 5 sc in mr [5]

Rnd 2: sc around [5]

Rnd 3: 5 inc [10]

Rnd 4: sc around [10]

Fo and leave a long tail for sewing

Spikes (4x)

With dark pink yarn, create mr

Rnd 1: in mr, 3 sc, 1 dc, 3 sc

Fo and leave a long tail for sewing


Sew arms on rnds 16-17, 6 st apart

Sew legs on rnds 21-24, 9 st apart

Sew tail on rnds 21-25

Sew spikes 2 rnds apart, start at rnds 5-7

That's it! We hope you had a great experience and outcome with this pattern. Isn't the dino just so cute?

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