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amigurumi dinosaurs

Thanks so much to everyone who commented on my ring-tailed lemur! It looks like there is demand for a pattern, so I’ll get started on that shortly.

In the meantime, I thought it was time to try something a bit different, so I’ve been making… Dinosaurs! I think a lot of my patterns are more appealing to girls than to boys, and I wanted to redress the balance a bit here:

amigurumi dinosaurs by planetjune
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These dinosaurs are: Brachiosaurus (green), Stegosaurus (blue/grey), and Triceratops (orange). They are all herbivores – in fact, you might remember the brachiosaurus as the ‘veggiesaurus’ from Jurassic Park. They are nice and chunky so they would be good as toys to play with, and they are all between 9″ and 11″ long.

I’ve tried to make each species as distinct as possible, without adding too much detail that would be difficult to crochet. These will definitely not be advanced patterns! I’m especially pleased with the head and neck of the brachiosaurus – it’s all crocheted in one piece! And the body and tail of each are worked in one piece too, which helps to reduce the amount of sewing required.

I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn for the first time in these designs. I love the muted colours in the range, and it’s nice and heavy for a worsted weight yarn, so it makes a good firm fabric (great for amigurumi!)

I’m hoping to have the dinosaur patterns up in the next few days. The lemur will take a bit longer. If you’d like to know when either are available, sign up for my mailing list and you’ll be among the first to know πŸ™‚

There’s potential for quite a few more designs in this range, but I’ll see how popular these initial three are before I design any more. What do you think of them?

24 Comments »

  1. Carina said

    Wooooo!! DINOS!! * happy dance * (-:

  2. Ruhammie said

    These are fun!! Just sew on black eyes instead and they would be great baby gifts too, or perfect for my toddler who is in love with dino’s right now!! Can’t wait for the pattern release!

  3. Rebekah said

    oh their cute! I like them! πŸ™‚

  4. Idadown said

    Fantastico! But where is T-Rex?

  5. Christy said

    These are awesome! You are so creative!

  6. Howie said

    You made those dinosaurs so cute, I now wish that real mini-dinos could be adopted from the pet store πŸ™‚ They would tear up a head of lettuce!

  7. chance said

    Those are so cute!!

  8. Amanda said

    OMG OMG OMG! Those are amazing! Can NOT wait for the dino patterns to be out! I LOOOOOVE dinosaurs! <3

  9. Walden said

    Adorable!

  10. Naware said

    Great and cute!!! I also love Vanna’s Choice, though it is acrylic it’s nice and soft and there are some wonderful colors out there – if you do any dinos with stripes you might try one of the “prints” πŸ˜€

  11. Super cute! My little man will love those!

  12. Loora said

    I’m enthousiastic too !! Amigurumis for boys !!

  13. SiSi said

    Oh my gosh, these are way too cute, I’ve never seen any cuter dinosaurs :O

  14. becky said

    they are adorable. I am having my first give away i Would love it if you cam and looked at it.

  15. Anna said

    These are really fantastic!!

  16. Jana said

    GREAT! So many of my “boys” would love these! They may just be simple enough, with MY help, for a couple of my boys to do themselves this summer at the crochet “class’ I am planning to do a couple of days a week! Three of my students, two boys and a girl, are now working on a ball! The pattern had them slip stitching and chaining one! What a pain! Instead I gave them each a marker and showed them how to work in a spiral! SO, they will be READY to tackle these! Hope they’re out soon!

  17. stephanie peachey said

    ooooo i love these!!

  18. Patti said

    These are sooooo adorable! I love using the Vanna’s Choice yarn on toys. The finished product is sturdy, yet cozy. πŸ™‚

  19. KC Quilter said

    Those dinosaurs are AMAZING! Just love them and can’t wait to get the patterns. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Etha said

    oh those are just FABULOUS!! love the center one the best πŸ™‚

  21. Barbara Lakis said

    I want to purchase the 3 dino patterns for $12.50 – but it won’t allow me to. I an registered but forgot my password – it promises to e-mail it to me but nothing happens – I have been trying since this afternoon. Can you help me? Thank you. Barbara

    • June said

      Barbara – if you haven’t received it, you’ll probably find the email from my shop in your Spam folder πŸ™‚

  22. Amy said

    I am interested in the patterns for these dinosaurs! How can I get them?
    Thanks

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