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Doug the Dinosaur

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Who’s ready for another amigurumi pattern? You are gonna love this adorable and snuggly dinosaur! Meet Doug the Dinosaur: a smiley and sparkly little friend to all who meet him.

My inspiration for Doug the Dinosaur came about when my cousin called me to ask me to be the godmother to his son. A sweet baby boy who started off as a foster child became one of their own. It is the sweetest thing to see. They love this little boy just as much as their 3 biological sons.

It took me by surprise when my cousin asked my husband and me to be godparents. I never knew he liked me that much! But I take my position as godmother very seriously. I pray for my godson and give him hugs and smiles. And, of course, I crochet him dinosaurs for his birthday.

Ok, so I’ve only made him one dinosaur, but who knows! Maybe for Christmas he’ll get a dinosaur hat! Anyway, I hope you enjoy making this adorable little guy. And don’t forget to give him a squeeze when you’re done!

Doug the Dinosaur has sparkly spikes that are easily crocheted and sewn onto the back. There are 5 spikes and they look super adorable!

Doug the Dinosaur

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Materials:

-100-150 grams Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! in Peacock

-25-50 grams Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! In Royalty

-black embroidery thread

-3.75 mm (F) crochet hook

-2 – 10mm safety eyes

-Embroidery needle (optional…you can also just use the yarn needle)

-Yarn needle

-Poly-Fil

-stitch marker

Gauge:

5 sc x 6 rows = 1 inch

Stitches:

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

inv dec – invisible decrease

st – stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • All parts of this dinosaur are worked in continuous rows. You will not slip stitch at the end of each round, so it is highly recommended that you use a stitch marker to put into the last stitch of each round.
  • I use Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! For this pattern. This is listed as medium weight, but it is lighter than many medium weight yarns such as Red Heart Super Saver and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice. Just be aware that the gauge may change depending on the yarn you use.
  • The invisible decrease (inv dec) is simply a single crochet 2 stitches together done only in the front loops as seen in this tutorial. If you’d rather just do a simple decrease, you are welcome to, but it will be noticeable. 
  • Make sure to pull the poly-fil apart with your hands before stuffing it into the dinosaur. This will prevent the poly-fil from bulking up and changing the shape of the dinosaur.
  • A row counter is highly recommended to keep track.
  • Follow the following guide for reading the pattern:
    • The number before the stitch is the amount of times worked in one stitch
    • The number after the stitch is the number of stitches in which you are to work that specific stitch.
    • When stitches are surrounded by asterisks (*), you are to repeat what is between the asterisks the amount of times stated. 
    • Number in parentheses is the number of stitches in each round. 
    • Eg. “*2sc, sc 4* 6 times (36)” means “2 single crochets in first stitch, single crochet once in next 4 stitches. Repeat this pattern 6 times. (There are 36 stitches in this round.)

Pattern:

Head {Peacock}:

Round 1: Work 6sc in mc, pull closed (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc 1* 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)

Round 5: *2sc, sc 3* 6 times (30)

Round 6: *2sc, sc 4* 6 times (36)

Round 7: *2sc, sc 5* 6 times (42)

Round 8: *2sc, sc 6* 6 times (48)

Round 9: *2sc, sc 7* 6 times (54)

Round 10: *2sc, sc 8* 6 times (60)

Rounds 11-22: sc in each st around (60)

Round 23: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times, sc 42 (66)

Rounds 24-30: sc in each st around (66)

Round 31: *inv dec, sc 9* 6 times (60)

Round 32: *inv dec, sc 8* 6 times (54)

  • Insert eyes between rows 23 and 24 at st 7 and 13 in row 24.
  • Embroider nose starting at row 9 and down 2 rounds. Make each line 3 st apart.
  • Make a mouth by embroidering a wide V starting at round 5 and down to round 1. Mouth should be about 10 st wide.

Round 33: *inv dec, sc 7* 6 times (48)

Round 34: *inv dec, sc 6* 6 times (42)

Round 35: *inv dec, sc 5* 6 times (36)

Round 36: *inv dec, sc 4* 6 times (30)

Round 37: *inv dec, sc 3* 6 times (24)

Round 38: *inv dec, sc 2* 6 times (18)

Stuff head fully.

Round 39: *inv dec, sc 1* 6 times (12)

Finish off and sew head closed in front loops only (this will give it a cleaner look.)

Body {Peacock}:

Round 1: 6sc in mc, pull closed (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc 1* 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)

Round 5: *2sc, sc 3* 6 times (30)

Round 6: *2sc, sc 4* 6 times (36)

Round 7: *2sc, sc 5* 6 times (42)

Round 8: *2sc, sc 6* 6 times (48)

Round 9: *2sc, sc 7* 6 times (54)

Round 10: *2sc, sc 8* 6 times (60)

Round 11: *2sc, sc 9* 6 times (66)

Rounds 12-18: sc in each st around (66)

Round 19: *inv dec, sc 9* 6 times (60)

Rounds 20-23: sc in each st around (60)

Round 24: *inv dec, sc 8* 6 times (54)

Rounds 25-26: sc in each st around (54)

Round 27: *inv dec, sc 7* 6 times (48)

Rounds 28-29: sc in each st around (48)

Round 30: *inv dec, sc 6* 6 times (42)

Rounds 31-32: sc in each st around (42)

Round 33: *inv dec, sc 5* 6 times (36)

Rounds 34-35: sc in each st around (36)

Round 36: *inv dec, sc 4* 6 times (30)

Round 37: sc in each st around (30)

Round 38: *inv dec, sc 3* 6 times (24)

Round 39: sc in each st around (24)

Finish off, leaving a long tail and sew on head.

Feet (make 2) {Peacock}:

Round 1: Work 6sc in mc, pull closed, leaving a long tail when pulling circle tight (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc 1* 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)

Round 5: *2sc, sc 3* 6 times (30)

Rounds 6-9: sc in each st around (30)

Round 10: *inv dec, sc 3* 3 times, sc 15 (27)

Round 11: *inv dec, sc 2* 3 times, sc 15 (24)

Round 12: *inv dec, sc 1* 3 times, sc 15 (21)

Rounds 13-14: sc in each st around (21)

Finish off.

  • Using tail from mc, sew yarn through bottom hole up to round 8 twice in front part at st 5 and 8. 
  • Sew onto front of body at row 12-15, 5 st apart.
  • The yarn tail will be used to make the toes for the dinosaur. 
  • Make sure to poke the yarn needle through the mc and then sew the yarn through the whole foot to make the toe. 
  • You can make the toes however you like, or even just leave it without this part. It’ll look cute either way. 

Arms (make 2) {Peacock}:

Round 1: Work 6sc in mc, pull closed (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)

Rounds 3-11: sc in each st around (12)

Finish off, leaving long tail.

Sew arms on either side of body of dinosaur starting at round 30 and up to round 35.

Doug the Dinosaur has little arms that are sewn onto the sides close to the front and adorable little feet and a tail. You can crochet this adorable amigurumi pattern in just a few days.

Tail {Peacock}:

Round 1: Work 6sc in mc, pull closed (6)

Round 2: *2sc, sc 2* 2 times (8)

Round 3: *2sc, sc 3* 2 times (10)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 4* 2 times (12)

Round 5: *2sc, sc 5* 2 times (14)

Round 6: *2sc, sc 6* 2 times (16)

Round 7: *2sc, sc 7* 2 times (18)

Round 8: *2sc, sc 8* 2 times (20)

Round 9: *2sc, sc 9* 2 times (22)

Round 10: *2sc, sc 10* 2 times (24)

Round 11: *2sc, sc 11* 2 times (26)

Round 12: *2sc, sc 12* 2 times (28)

Round 13: *2sc, sc 13* 2 times (30)

Round 14: *2sc, sc 14* 2 times (32)

Round 15: *2sc, sc 15* 2 times (34)

Round 16: *2sc, sc 16* 2 times (36)

Finish off, leaving a long tail.

Sew onto back of body at round 8-18. 

**Remember to have this straight below the head, so the spikes will line up in a row.

Spikes (make 5) {Royalty}:

Round 1: Work 6sc in mc, pull closed (6)

Round 2: *2sc, sc 2* 2 times (8)

Round 3: *2sc, sc 3* 2 times (10)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 4* 2 times (12)

Round 5: *2sc, sc 5* 2 times (14)

Round 6: *2sc, sc 6* 2 times (16)

Round 7: *2sc, sc 7* 2 times (18)

Round 8: *2sc, sc 8* 2 times (20)

Finish off, leaving a long tail, and fold flat.

Sew onto the back of dinosaur starting on the tail and working up. 

There will be one on the tail, 2 on the back, and 2 on the head.

Doug the Dinosaur has sparkly spikes that are easily crocheted and sewn onto the back. There are 5 spikes and they look super adorable!

Now is time to snuggle and share Doug! Use #cuteandcozycrochet when sharing on social media or tag me @maryscuteandcozycrochet on Instagram and Facebook. Enjoy your new Dinosaur friend!

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*Feel free to sell any products you make with my patterns, but please link back to this pattern if selling online. See my Privacy page for more information. Thank you!*

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