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Dexter the Dinosaur – Free Amigurumi Pattern

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Hook this free dinosaur amigurumi pattern on Ravelry here!

UPDATE: There is a new version of this pattern. The body is worked from the legs up, everything else is the same. Updated version is right HERE.

Meet Dexter, my little green dinosaur. He stands 6,7 inches (17cm) tall, and he is 13 inches (33cm) long. If you want to make him, here is what you need:

  • crochet hook 4mm/US G
  • 2 yarns in contrasting colors(Aran weight)
  • 2 safety eyes (6mm)
  • stuffing
  • tapestry needle

This pattern uses US terminology and these abbreviations:

  • sc – single crochet
  • ch – chain
  • sc2inc – two single crochets in one stitch (single crochet increase)
  • sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together (single crochet decrease)
  • slst – slip stitch

Let’s start!

The Bodywork from the top, oval shape

  1. ch11 (11)
  2. in 2nd chain from hook sc2inc, sc8, in last ch sc3inc, sc8, sc1 in first chain where you made sc2inc so there is 3 single crochet on both ends of the oval and 8 single crochets on each side. (22)
  3. in next stitch (top stitch) sc3inc, sc 10, sc3inc, sc 10 (26)
  4. sc, sc3inc, sc12, sc3inc, sc 11 (30)
  5. sc2, sc3inc, sc14, sc3inc, sc12 (34)
  6. sc3, sc3inc, sc16, sc3inc, sc13 (38)
  7. sc2inc, sc7, sc2inc, sc10, sc2inc, sc7, sc2inc, sc10 (42)
  8. sc2inc, sc9, sc2inc, sc10, sc2inc, sc9, sc2inc, sc10 (46)
  9. sc2inc, sc11, sc2inc, sc10, sc2inc, sc11, sc2inc, sc10 (50)
  10. sc2inc, sc13, sc2inc, sc10, sc2inc, sc13, sc2inc, sc10 (54)
  11. sc2inc, sc15, sc2inc, sc10, sc2inc, sc15, sc2inc, sc10 (58)
  12. sc2inc, sc17, sc2inc, sc10, sc2inc, sc17, sc2inc, sc10 (62)
  13. sc2inc, sc19, sc2inc, sc10, sc2inc, sc19, sc2inc, sc10 (66)
  14. – 21. sc66 around (66) Don’t break the yarn!

The Legs continue from the previous round

  1. sc 12, (now your hook should be right on the middle of the front side of the body, if not, add or remove some stitches), ch16, attach your chain onto the body (from the outside) by counting back 4 stitches from the starting point of the row 22. You should now have circle of 16 stitches of the body, and 16 chains on the inside of the body. (32)
  2. sc15, sc16 (sc in every chain) (32)
  3. sc32 around (32)
  4. sc22, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc6 (30)
  5. sc30 around (30)
  6. (sc3, sc2tog) x 6 (24)
  7. sc24 around (24)
  8. (sc2, sc2tog) x 6 (18)
  9. sc18 around (18)
  10. (sc, sc2tog) x 6 (12)
  11. sc2tog x 6 (6)

Yellow numbers show the first sc12, pink are ch16, and gray are the 4 stitches from the start you use to get 16 stitches on the body. Make sure to insert your hook from the outside to attach your chain to the body by making single crochet in 4th stitch from the start. Your chain should be straight, not twisted in any way.

Continue making 15sc on the body (+1 you made by attaching your chain =16). Sc16 on the chain, work those stitches from the outside. Third picture shows you how it should look like after you made 2nd row of the leg.

Make other front leg the same way you made first one starting from the next stitch, right after the stitch where you started your ch16. Make back legs the same way, just leave one stitch place between front and back legs.

Make other front leg the same way you made first one starting from the next stitch, right after the stitch where you started your ch16. Make back legs the same way, just leave one stitch place between front and back legs.

Here comes the tricky part, now you have to sew legs together. Start by sewing front legs together. cut the yarn and sew back legs together. Stuff the toy and close it up. Here is the picture of the bottom side.

The Tail work in the round

  1. sc6 in MR (6)
  2. sc6 (6)
  3. sc6 (6)
  4. sc6 (6)
  5. sc6 (6)
  6. sc2inc, sc5 (7)
  7. sc 7 around (7)
  8. (sc2inc) x 2, sc5 (9)
  9. sc9 around (9)
  10. sc, (sc2inc) x2, sc6 (11)
  11. sc11 around (11)
  12. sc2, (sc2inc) x2, sc7 (13)
  13. sc13 around (13)
  14. sc3, (sc2inc) x2, sc8 (15)
  15. sc15 around (15)
  16. sc4, (sc2inc) x2, sc9 (17)
  17. sc17 around (17)
  18. sc5, (sc2inc) x2, sc10 (19)
  19. sc19 around (19)
  20. sc6, (sc2inc) x2, sc11 (21)
  21. sc21 around (21)
  22. sc7, (sc2inc) x2, sc12 (23)
  23. sc23 around (23)
  24. sc8, (sc2inc) x2, sc13 (25)
  25. sc25 around (25)
  26. sc9, (sc2inc) x2, sc14 (27)
  27. sc27 around (27)
  28. sc10, (sc2inc) x2, sc15 (29)
  29. sc29 around (29)
  30. sc11, (sc2inc) x2, sc16 (31)
  31. sc31 around (31)
  32. sc12, (sc2inc) x2, sc17 (33)
  33. sc33 around (33)

The Head

  1. sc6 in MR (6)
  2. sc2inc x 6 (12)
  3. (sc, sc2inc) x 6 (18)
  4. (sc2, sc2inc) x 6 (24)
  5. sc24 (24)
  6. sc24 (24)
  7. sc24 (24)
  8. (sc2inc) x 4, sc20 (28)
  9. sc2, (sc2inc) x4, sc22 (32)
  10. (sc2inc) x 2, sc8, (sc2inc) x 2, sc 20 (36)
  11. sc16, (sc2tog) x 2, sc12, (sc2tog) x 2 (32)
  12. sc16, sc2tog, sc12, sc2tog (30)
  13. sc30 (30)
  14. sc30 (30)
  15. sc2, sc2tog, (sc3, sc2tog) x 2, sc8, (sc2inc) x 3, sc5 (30)
  16. sc2, sc2tog, (sc2, sc2tog) x 2, sc8, (sc2inc) x 3, sc7 (30)
  17. (sc, sc2tog) x 3, sc9, (sc2inc) x 3, sc9 (30)
  18. sc, (sc2tog) x 3, sc10, (sc2inc) x 3, sc10 (30)
  19. sc2, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, (sc4, sc2inc) x 3, sc3, sc2tog, sc (30)
  20. sc, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, (sc4, sc2inc) x 3, sc3, sc2tog, sc2 (30)
  21. repeat row 20. (30)
  22. repeat row 20. (30)
  23. sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, (sc4, sc2inc) x 3, sc3, sc2tog, sc3 (30)
  24. repeat row 23. (30)
  25. repeat row 23. (30)
  26. sc30 (30)
  27. sc30 (30)
  28. (sc4, sc2inc) x 6 (36)

The light parts

Front:

  1. ch4 (4)
  2. in 2nd chain from hook sc, sc2, *ch, TURN* (after every row chain and turn your work) (3)
  3. sc, sc2inc, sc, (4)
  4. sc4, (4)
  5. sc4, (4)
  6. sc, sc2inc x 2, sc (6)
  7. sc6 (6)
  8. sc6 (6)
  9. sc6 (6)
  10. sc6 (6)
  11. sc, sc2inc, sc2, sc2inc, sc (8)
  12. sc8 (8)
  13. sc8 (8)
  14. sc8 (8)
  15. sc, sc2inc, sc4, sc2inc, sc (10)
  16. sc10 (10)
  17. sc10 (10)
  18. sc10 (10)
  19. sc, sc2tog, sc4, sc2tog, sc (8)
  20. sc, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog, sc (6)
  21. sc, sc2tog x 2, sc (4)
  22. sc2tog x 2 (2)

Back:

  1. ch4 (4)
  2. in 2nd chain from hook sc, sc2, *ch, TURN* (after every row chain and turn your work) (3)
  3. sc3 (3)
  4. sc,sc2inc, sc (4)
  5. sc4 (4)
  6. sc4 (4)
  7. sc4 (4)
  8. sc, sc2inc x 2, sc (6)
  9. sc6 (6)
  10. sc6 (6)
  11. sc6 (6)
  12. sc, sc2inc, sc2, sc2inc, sc (8)
  13. sc8 (8)
  14. sc8 (8)
  15. sc8 (8)
  16. sc, sc2inc, sc4, sc2inc, sc (10)
  17. sc10 (10)
  18. sc10 (10)
  19. sc10 (10)
  20. sc, sc2tog, sc4, sc2tog, sc (8)
  21. sc, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog, sc (6)
  22. sc, sc2tog x 2, sc (4)
  23. sc2tog x 2 (2)

Dots:

You can make as many as you like in different sizes. I made two big ones by sc6 in MR and than sc2inc in all 6 stitches. Two by sc9 in MR, and four little ones by sc6 in MR.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me in comments section of this post, on my Facebook page, or by e-mail [email protected] Also, if you make Dexter, send me some pictures, I’ll publish them on Pinterest and on my Facebook page.

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