Whether dinosaur or dragon both figures leave a lot of room for your own fantasy and are therefore wonderfully suitable as creative crochet works. If you also want to be creative and decorate your apartment, bag or car mirror with a cute, self-crocheted Amigurumi Dinosaur / Dragon, there are many different instructions for crocheting Amigurumi Dinosaurs and Dragons available on Crazypatterns. You can crochet the dangerous T-Rex or make a big Raptor. Falkor is wonderfully suited as a good luck charm and the cute little dragon Grisu is not only popular with children. Whatever project you decide on, the instructions on our portal will guide you step by step, clearly from a simple magic ring to the finished Amigurumi Dinosaur.
Crochet instructions for dinosaurs and dragons for beginners
Because dinosaurs and dragons often have small ears, back spines and claws, they often seem difficult to the crochet beginner. But appearances are deceptive. There are also Amigurumi dinosaurs and dragons that the beginner can easily master. If you belong to the crochet novices, you simply choose a big dinosaur without a back sail as your entry project. Even with little crocheting skills, the thick belly, the long tail and the small head can easily be managed. If you count yourself among the advanced crocheters, we offer you beautiful crochet instructions for dinosaurs and dragons on our portal, which can be embellished with little extras like wings, colorful tails, teeth or fuzzy hair. On our website you can find crocheting instructions for Amigurumi dinosaurs and dragons for every skill and taste.
Amigurumi Dinosaur / Dragon instructions in English
The instructions often tell you that the Amigurumi crochet art does not originally come from English-speaking countries. Unfortunately, there are numerous crochet instructions for Amigurumi Dinosaurs or dragons only in other languages. On our website, however, you won’t have the problem of falling in love with an Amigurumi Dinosaur and then needing an encyclopedia or dictionary to read the instructions. At Crazypatterns all crochet instructions are in English. This way, you can start with your project immediately after downloading. And the sooner you start, the sooner you will be able to enjoy your own crocheted Amigurumi dragon.
How to crochet dinosaurs and dragons best
When you have chosen your favourite from our large selection of great crochet instructions for Amigurumi Dinosaurs and Dragons, the first thing you have to do is to check if it is a fee-based or a free tutorial. You will find this information in the overview, already. After choosing one, you can download the tutorial to your computer. This makes sense because that way, you can always read the instructions, even when you are offline. If you don't want to work on it offline, further downloads of your already paid manual are available for free. Before starting right away, find out which tools and materials you need for your Amigurumi Dragon / Dinosaur. And finally, you decide on one or more suitable colours. Of course, the instructions also recommend a certain crochet thread, needle size and colour. Whether you stick to these suggestions or not is up to you.
What kind of materials do you need for crocheted dinosaurs and dragons?
The most important things when crocheting an Amigurumi Dinosaur or dragon are of course the crochet yarn and the crochet hook. If you don't want to follow the recommendation in the instructions, you still have to make sure that your needle size fits the wool you choose. You will always find suggestions for the needle size on the label of the yarn. You can of course stick to your favourite colours when choosing the colours. However, if you want to crochet a well-known dragon or dinosaur, you should design it in its original colours. In the following overview you can read which tools and materials you will definitely need for a crocheted Amigurumi Dinosaur or dragon. Depending on the instructions, however, other accessories and tools may be added.
Crochet yarns in the colours you choose
Filling cotton or wool to stuff the Amigurumi dragon / dinosaur
Crochet hooks in different sizes suitable to the yarn
A wool or darning needle to sew in the ends
A pair of scissors to cut the threads
Other aids, such as stitch markers, pins or adhesive tape
Other materials, such as buttons, leftover fabric or sequins.
Crochet Amigurumi dragon
The dragon is a fantasy figure from fairy tales or from various legends. Therefore, it has no explicit appearance, but it is up to your creativity how you want to design the Amigurumi Dragon. It will look especially cute if you give it a big bulbous nose and small flapper ears. If you want to crochet a dangerous Amigurumi dragon monster, it could get a huge mouth, big teeth and claws on the toes. With small Amigurumi figures you can embroider the extras. With big dragons you crochet them separately and sew them on afterwards. But of course, you don't have to stick to any existing cliché for your imaginative Amigurumi dragon. You can decorate your fantasy figure any way you like. A hat or a scarf makes your dragon a little more human. And a pearl necklace or even a tulle skirt will make it clear that it is a dragon lady.
Crochet Amigurumi Dinosaur
Because the dinosaurs have long since become extinct, their real appearance cannot be proven one hundred percent. That's why you have some freedom in designing an Amigurumi Dinosaur. Plus, there was such a wide variety of different Dinosaurs that, despite your imagination and creativity, you'll probably always make a resemblance to one of the extinct animals. To identify the Amigurumi Dinosaur as a prehistoric animal, you should not use too many accessories. Human clothing and jewellery do not fit the extinct dinosaur. Instead, you can decorate your figure with coloured spots, back spines or a large back sail.
In order to recognize that your Amigurumi Dinosaur is a T-Rex, you must of course follow the shape of the dinosaur. Because the Tyrannosaurus Rex has a very distinctive shape, this relates to many decreases and increases when crocheting. However, if you're not that skilled yet, you shouldn't choose this dinosaur as your entry-level project. Because even if you crochet exactly according to the Amigurumi Dinosaur instructions, it is not easy to complete the demanding figure. But if you have done it, the successful T-Rex is a wonderful cuddly toy. It can be added to your dinosaur collection as an exhibit. And as an unusual gift the Amigurumi T-Rex is also suitable.
The Raptor is actually called Velociraptor and lived on earth about 76 million years ago. He was a carnivore and grew to be just over six feet long. Characteristic is his long, flat snout, which you should of course make similar when crocheting your own Amigurumi Raptor. Because he belonged to the carnivorous dinosaurs, the teeth should be visible on your crochet figure. And of course, the claws to hunt the prey should not be missing. Also, the Raptor is not necessarily a beginner project, either. In order to give the Amigurumi Dinosaur a lifelike appearance and for it to be recognizable as a raptor, many increases and decreases of stitches are necessary. If the Raptor is to become a cuddly toy, use safety eyes. With a Raptor that is simply for decoration, you can glue the eyes on.
If you want to crochet the lucky dragon Falkor, you can either focus on the movie or on his description in the book. While the Falkor in the movie looks more like a dog, the lucky dragon in the book has a lion-like head, like the Chinese dragons. In any case, after crocheting and stuffing an Amigurumi Falkor, you should sew pearly white glittering sequins as scales on its back. He also needs a beard and a mane, both of which you can make and sew on using wool threads. According to the Neverending Story, the lucky dragon also has fringes on its tail. The eyes, shimmering like rubies, can be crocheted with red yarn or made from red glass beads.
To make your little dragon recognizable as Grisu, you definitely have to crochet it out of green yarn. Of course, he also needs a red fireman's hat. Because this dragon is a figure from a children's series, it is primarily made for children. Therefore, you should sew all the parts together well. Even if glued on googly eyes look cute, you should avoid them. It is best to embroider the eyes of your Amigurumi Grisu. If you don't like that, at least attach safety eyes. Attention: As the safety eyes are always countered from the inside with a screw, you have to fix them while crocheting before you stuff the dragon head! Once the head of your self-crocheted Amigurumi dragon is stuffed and sewn on, there is no more possibility to attach safety eyes.
Crochet techniques for Amigurumi dragons and dinosaurs
Although Amigurumi's are actually quite beginner-friendly crochet projects, you have chosen a slightly more difficult variation with the Amigurumi Crochet Dragons and Dinosaurs. Since especially dinosaurs have a very distinct shape, many increases and decreases of stitches are necessary when crocheting. However, if you decide on a simpler model, you can crochet a cute Amigurumi Dinosaur / Dragon even if you are a beginner. In order that you don't have to approach your project as a complete beginner, below we will explain which crocheting techniques you must be able to do for Amigurumis. If you don't know these techniques yet, you can look them up in our free crochet lexicon. If, for any reason, you need a special skill for a certain Amigurumi Dinosaur / Dragon, it will be explained in the corresponding instructions. You should bring these skills with you:
You should be able to start a Magic Circle.
You should be able to crochet chain stitches.
Single (US: double) stitches are also required for all Amigurumis.
And you can't do without slip stitches either.
You must be able to increase stitches,
as well as decreasing them.
And besides crocheting, it is essential that you can sew on a thread and
that you can sew on individual parts.
Crochet dinosaurs and dragons for children - find help in the community!
If you have any further questions that are not answered here or in your Crochet Dinosaurs and Dragons guide, you can ask for help in our forum. There, you will find a large community of experienced crocheters who will surely be happy to help you with good advice. For general questions you can also read our help page. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions. And for staying up to date with interesting tips and great tricks for crocheting Amigurumi Dinosaurs, you should definitely watch the videos on our YouTube channel. They are updated regularly. Have you already discovered us on Facebook? Have a look at our Facebook page! And if you have a nice photo of your self-crocheted Amigurumi Dinosaurs, you are of course welcome to post it.
Sell instructions for crocheting dragons and dinosaurs
Maybe you have even thought up crocheting instructions for Amigurumi Dinosaurs or Dragons yourself. Then you can sell your tutorial on our portal. All you have to do is to summarize your manual in an easy to understand text that explains all your steps. Afterwards you illustrate your tutorial and you can post it on our site. How the upload works and what you have to pay attention to, you can read in our guide to selling tutorials.
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