Dinosaurs fascinate children and adults alike. They captivate our minds. With these dinosaur knitting patterns, you can choose to make goofy plush dolls or masculine projects.
What was the world like when these beasts roamed the land? Were they as scary as we think or were they gentle giants?
These legendary extinct reptiles are intriguing. This makes them great for children. Kids can let their imaginations run wild and have fun. And they can learn about these animals and the history of the earth without knowing it.
27 Knitted Dinosaur Patterns
Below is our list of 27 dinosaur knitting patterns. We have included everything from silly plush dinosaurs to sweaters and hats.
1. Trex and Bronty Knitted Dinosaurs Toy Patterns by Fluffandfuzz
Trex and Bronty are so fun! They may be too cute to be fearsome dinosaurs. These two squishy fellows will surely be a hit with the kids.
Trex is approximately 29 cm tall and 45 cm long. Bronty is approximately 11 cm tall and 42 cm long. The pattern is 11 pages long. All the pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles.
You will need to know cast on and off, knit, purl, increases, decreases, knit stripes and sew seams.
2. Knit_Triceratops Dinosaur Knitting Pattern by JanuaryKnit
These cute triceratops are colorful and squishy. They have large head frills and three horns on their faces. These dinosaurs can be made in a variety of sizes by adjusting the size of needles and threads.
Included with the instructions are video references to help you with the assembly process. We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate level knitter.
3. Dino the Dinosaur Free Dinosaur Knitting Pattern by Alyssa
Here is a free dinosaur knitting pattern that is for advanced knitters. However, we think an intermediate level knitter can make it with no problem.
To make this dinosaur you will need size 5 double pointed needles, yarn, yarn needle, and embellishing supplies. You will need to know knitting in the round provisional joining, seaming, grafting, shaping by making stitches, Kfb’ing, SSKs and k2togs.
4. Knitted Dinosaur Pillow Pattern by Veriona
Add this quirky pillow to add a touch of whimsy to any nursery. Or make the front of the pillowcase and frame it for a piece of unique wall decor.
This pattern is for knitting, but it can also be used for cross stitching. The finished pattern will fit a standard 16” pillow.
5. Knitted Dinosaur Dungaree Pattern by WhatMamaKnits
These dungarees feature a playful dinosaur motif. The dungarees are worked mainly in stocking stitch with garter stitch borders and straps. The straps attach at the top with 2 buttons.
We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate to advanced knitter. Skills Required include knit, purl, cast on, cast off, increase, decrease, colour changing and button holing. The pattern includes sizes: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years.
Also see: Dungaree Sewing Patterns
6. Beanie Dinosaur Knitting Pattern by Lucy Ward Design
Here is a dinosaur beanie pattern that is stylish for winter. Make one for yourself and one for your child. Change up the colours and be creative.
The easy-to-follow knitting pattern uses 4 mm needles for an adult hat and 3 mm or 3.25 mm needles for a child’s hat.
7. Knitting Dinosaur Jr. Pattern by Katie Boyette
Make this 14” long dinosaur using the free dinosaur knitting pattern. This free dinosaur knitting pattern requires yarn, US size 6 double pointed needles, 2 black buttons or safety eyes, polyester stuffing, a yarn needle, and stitch marker.
8. Clarence the Dinosaur Toy Cushion Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz
This whimsical dinosaur is big and can be used as a throw cushion. It would make the perfect addition to a nursery.
Clarence measures approximately 38 cm long and 28 cm tall. All pieces are knitted flat on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. You will need to know cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, Kitchener stitch grafting, and how to sew seams.
9. Dragon Hooded Sweater Dinosaur Knitting Pattern by Muki Crafts
It can be impossible to keep a coat on a toddler. Instead of a coat, try this whimsical dragon hooded sweater. It has a big hidden front pocket and an extra-long back. They will not want to take it off.
The dinosaur knitting pattern is knitted flat with medium weight yarn and seamed from the sides. The written pattern includes instructions for sizes 1, 2/3, 4/5, 6/7, 8/9, 10/11, and 12 years old.
10. T-Rex Toy in Patons Canadiana Free Dinosaur Knitting Pattern by Patons
This scary T-Rex is so cute. It will not frighten anyone. Its cartoon design makes it stand out from other dinosaur toys.
The free dinosaur knitting pattern uses 4.00 mm needles. The completed dinosaur measures an impressive 20” tall.
11. Velociraptor Dinosaur Washcloth or Afghan Square by DaisyAndStorm
You can use this downloadable PDF pattern to make a dishcloth or squares for an afghan.
This download includes both a chart and easy-to-follow written instructions. The required skills include cast on, cast off, knit and purl.
12. Velociraptor Dinosaurs childrens Aran Knitting Pattern by iKnitDesigns
Kids love hoodies and this one will probably become their favourite one. The sweater features a velociraptor on the front. There are only 2 colours of yarn used.
The main sweater is one colour and the dinosaur and ribs are knitted in a contrasting colour. This sweater was designed for children from 2 to 12 years old.
This is a quick and easy knit. The pattern is colour coded for different sizes. There is a large full-page coloured intarsia chart for the Velociraptor.
13. Triceratops Jumper Knitted Dinosaur Pattern by iKnitDesigns
Use contrasting yarn colours to make this sweater stand out. The sweater features a Triceratops on the front. The ribs and panels on the sleeves are knitted in the same colour as the dinosaur.
This is a quick and easy dinosaur knitting. The pattern is colour coded for different sizes. It was designed for children from 2 to 12 years of age. There is a large full-page coloured intarsia chart for the triceratops.
14. Velociraptor Charts by Kjersti
Here is a free dinosaur knitting pattern. It only includes the chart. This gives you the ability to incorporate the dinosaurs into a number of different projects. It can be used in sweaters, hats, mittens, dishcloths, etc.
There are 2 chart variations available to give you flexibility for your project.
15. Childrens & Adults Dinosaur In Christmas Hat Jumper by BlondiesKnitDesigns
Make this dinosaur knitting pattern for Christmas. This cartoon dinosaur looks absolutely adorable wearing its hat a scarf.
The knitting pattern provides full instructions for the complete sweater. It includes instructions for sizes 24″ up to 40″. You only need basic knitting skills to complete this sweater.
16. Easy Baby Blanket Dinosaur Knitting Pattern by SprogletsKits
Knit a whole herd of dinosaurs with this dinosaur knitting pattern. The pattern features the diplodocus, tyrannosaurus and the stegosaurus. The blanket can be made in any size from buggy upward.
This blanket is easy to make and only uses knit and purl stitches. It would be a great project for a beginner knitter as well as a more experienced knitter.
17. Stegosaurus Dinosaur Knitting Pattern by Dancing Triceratops
All dinosaur enthusiasts will love this stegosaurus. The pattern was created to work with any yarn weight you choose. The pattern has approximate sizing using various types of yarn. This will help you make your choice.
Techniques used include knitting in the round, short rows and i-cord. This 18-page knitting pattern contains photos, techniques and line-by-line instructions.
18. Griff the Dragon Toy Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz
Griff is a goofy dinosaur that will win your heart. This little guy is so lovable. The finished dinosaur knitting pattern measures approximately 22 cm tall (sitting).
Included with the 11-page written pattern are 35 photos to make the process even easier. All the pieces are knitted flat on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needl
es. The teeth are knitted using a picot cast off. There are instructions included for completing this technique. If you do not want to add teeth, they can be left off.
19. Steggie Bib Knitted Dinosaur Pattern by by Elaine Fitzpatrick
Here is a dinosaur knitting pattern that would make a great baby shower gift. The bib features a stegosaurus.
The finished bib measures approximately 8 ½” from neck edge to bottom, and 8” wide.
20. The Dino Balaclava Knitted Dinosaur Pattern by StyleMeCozy
Here is a hat that children will not want to take off on those cold winter days. And it is not only for keeping warm but also a great piece for dress-up too. The hat is versatile and can be worn as an open balaclava, closed balaclava, or hooded cowl.
The Dino Balaclava pattern is for beginner-intermediate knitters. There are instructions for 7 sizes: 6/12 months, toddler, child, tween, adult S, adult M, adult L.
21. Diplodocus Scarf Free Dinosaur Knitting Pattern by Sincerely Louise
Kids will love to wear this diplodocus scarf. Choose blue for a boy or pink for a girl. Or you can use their favourite colour.
This beginner level pattern uses bind off, cast on, knit, Kfb, K2tog, purl, SKP, and ST st. The finished scarf is 5 ½” tall and 68” long.
You might also want to check these 31 Infinity Scarf Knitting Patterns.
22. Dippy the Dinosaur Toy Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz
Dippy the dinosaur has poseable legs. Stand him up, sit him down or make him run. He will surely get a lot of play time.
Completed, Dippy measures approximately 17 cm tall standing. The pattern is
knitted flat on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. This pattern incorporates intarsia colour-work to make the body. You will also need to know cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and how to sew seams.
23. Basil the Boogie-Woogie Brontosaurus Knitting Pattern by Danger Crafts
The Boogie-Woogie pattern is for an intermediate level knitter. If you enjoy making striped sweaters, you will enjoy knitting this brontosaurus.
The skills needed to complete this pattern includes basic knit and purl stitches, increases, decreases, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, basic sock knitting skills, Kitchener Stitch, holding live stitches on waste yarn and coming back to them later, and basic sewing skills.
24. Anklyosaurus Dinosaur Knitting Pattern by DancingTriceratops
You can use any weight yarn to make this spikey ankylosaurus. The size of the dinosaur will depend on the type of yarn you use.
The ankylosaurus 24-page knitting pattern contains photos, techniques and line-by-line instructions. There are 3 options for creating the spikes. Techniques used include knitting in the round, short rows and Kitchener grafting.
25. Chonky T-Rex Plush Pattern by FanaticaFibers
Here is a beginner level pattern that creates an adorable T-Rex doll. The finished doll measures approximately 15″ x 14″ x 11″.
To make this chunky T-Rex you will need a 10 mm hook, super bulky yarn, polyfill and felt.
26. Triceratops Head Knitting Pattern by sincerelylouise
How cute would this Triceratops head look handing on your child’s wall? You can bet this is a piece none of their friends will have.
The pattern includes instructions for a mini size and a giant size. It is an intermediate level pattern that uses knit, purl, increasing (Kfb, Kfbf), decreasing (K2tog, SKP), and YO (yarn over). Pico edge is used to make the triceratops’ frill. There is a photo tutorial that explains the technique.
27. Spencer Spinosaurus and Baby Dinosaur Knitting Pattern by Madmonkeyknits
With this fun dinosaur knitting pattern, you can make both the large Spencer Spinosaurus and a baby dinosaur. The pattern includes full details of how to knit both of these super soft plush animals.
Spencer Spinosaurus is knitted on 3.00 mm needles. The finished knit will measure approximately 50 cm tall and 62 cm long. The baby is knitted on 1.00 mm needles in amigurumi style. It measures approximately 25 cm tall and 32 cm long.
Dinosaurs once ruled the earth, and now they captivate our imaginations. With these dinosaur knitting patterns, you can make gifts for all the dinophiles you know.
There are new discoveries concerning dinosaurs all the time. Their fascination will never go away. Little children to the young at heart are captivated by these majestic beasts.
Our list of patterns includes both free patterns and paid patterns. We are certain we have included a dinosaur knitting pattern you will enjoy making.