Candy Corn Dinosaurs – Free Pattern Modifications

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Continuing with the fun themed dinosaurs, and my kids obsession with candy corn, I thought this would be an adorable modification to a few of my dinosaur patterns.

candy corn dinosaurs: stygimoloch, triceratops, and tarbosaurus

Below you can find all of the information needed to alter the original mini dinosaur patterns in your very own candy corn versions!

I used Premier Yarns Parfait Chunky yarn to create these. You can find out more about the colors and difference in hook size that I used below.


The below are free modifications to my Mini Tanner the Triceratops, Mini Stevie the Stygimoloch, and Mini Toby the Tarbosaurus patterns. You can find the original patterns here on my blog for free! An ad-free, formatted PDF version of the original patterns are also available for purchase here:


If you love dinosaurs as much as I do, check out my full list of free amigurumi dinosaur patterns!

I would classify these patterns as “advanced beginner”. It would be helpful to have had some experience with amigurumi before creating this project.

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Free Crochet Pattern for Candy Corn Dinosaurs

Pattern Specifics

Gauge: Not necessary for this pattern; see notes
Hook Size: 5.0mm (H)
Other Tools: tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors
Yarn Weight:  Super Bulky (6)
Yarn Used:  Premier Yarns Parfait Chunky
Other Materials: poly-fil stuffing, 12mm safety eyes

Stitch Abbreviations

st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
SC = single crochet
SC2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (invisible decrease is recommended)
ch = chain

Special Stitches

SC2tog (using invisible decrease method): Insert hook into front loop of the first stitch. Insert hook into front loop of second stitch. Yarn over. Draw through the first two loops on hook. Yarn over. Draw through both loops on hook.

Notes

  • Checking your gauge is not required for this pattern. Use a hook that is smaller than the size recommended for your yarn weight. This will ensure that your stuffing will not show through the stitches.
  • All pieces are worked in the round. Use a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of each round.
  • Invisible decreases are recommended. Please see “Special Stitches”.
  • Safety eyes and noses pose a choking risk for babies; therefore, if making this toy for a baby, I recommend using yarn, felt, or embroidered details.
  • Body, head, legs, arms, tail, and candy corn horns (on Mini Stevie and Mini Tanner) require stuffing. Stuff as you work it to ensure each piece is completely filled. Do not add stuffing to candy corn spikes on Mini Toby.
  • See tutorial photos.

Please review the above notes section for required materials for the candy corn dinosaurs, as they differ from the original pattern.

Using the original Mini Tanner the Triceratops, Mini Stevie the Stygimoloch, or Mini Toby the Tarbosaurus patterns, follow all pieces (except for spikes/horns) as written using tangerine as the main color and yellow as the accent color, as pictured. Substitute recommended size safety eyes to 12mm safety eyes.

Mini Tanner the Triceratops

Measurements: Approx. 8” tall while sitting and 11” tall while standing
Yardage: color A (tangerine): 118 yds, color B (yellow): 16 yds, color C (white): 6 yds

Small Horn

Using color A (shown as white):

R1: Begin with 4 SC in a magic ring. (4 sts)

Using color B (shown as tangerine):

R2: 1 SC in each st around. (4 sts)

Using color C (shown as yellow):

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (6 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

Large Horns (make 2)

Using color A (shown as white):

R1: Begin with 4 SC in a magic ring. (4 sts)

Using color B (shown as tangerine):

R2: 1 SC in each st around. (4 sts)

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (6 sts)

Using color C (shown as yellow):

R4-5: 1 SC in each st around. (6 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

Mini Stevie the Stygimoloch

Measurements: Approx. 8” tall while sitting and 11” tall while standing
Yardage: color A (tangerine): 98 yds, color B (yellow): 24 yds, color C (white): 11 yds

Front Horn

Using color A (shown as white):

R1: Begin with 4 SC in a magic ring. (4 sts)

Using color B (shown as tangerine):

R2: 1 SC in each st around. (4 sts)

Using color C (shown as yellow):

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (6 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

Crown Horn – Small (make 2)

Using color A (shown as white):

R1: Begin with 4 SC in a magic ring. (4 sts)

Using color B (shown as tangerine):

R2: 1 SC in each st around. (4 sts)

Using color C (shown as yellow):

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (6 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

Crown Horn – Medium (make 2)

Using color A (shown as white):

R1: Begin with 4 SC in a magic ring. (4 sts)

Using color B (shown as tangerine):

R2: 1 SC in each st around. (4 sts)

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (6 sts)

Using color C (shown as yellow):

R4-5: 1 SC in each st around. (6 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

Crown Horn – Large (make 2)

Using color A (shown as white):

R1: Begin with 4 SC in a magic ring. (4 sts)

Using color B (shown as tangerine):

R2: 1 SC in each st around. (4 sts)

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (6 sts)

R4: 1 SC in each st around. (6 sts)

Using color C (shown as yellow):

R5-7: 1 SC in each st around. (6 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

Mini Toby the Tarbosaurus

Measurements: Approx. 8” tall while sitting and 11” tall while standing
Yardage: color A (tangerine): 113 yds, color B (yellow): 27 yds, color C (white): 8 yds

Spikes (make 7)

Using color A (shown as white):

R1: Begin with 4 SC in a magic ring. (4 sts)

Using color B (shown as tangerine):

R2: 1 SC in each st around. (4 sts)

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (6 sts)

Using color C (shown as yellow):

R4: 1 SC in each st around. (6 sts)

R5: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (9 sts)

R6: Fold the spike in half. Working through both sides, 1 SC in each st across, leaving 1 unworked st at the beginning of the first fold. (4 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

Assembly & Finishing

Using the original Mini Tanner the Triceratops, Mini Stevie the Stygimoloch, or Mini Toby the Tarbosaurus patterns, assemble as written.

Premier Yarns Parfait Chunky

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Tips & Tricks

  • While working in continuous rounds when making these candy corn dinosaurs, be sure to use a stitch marker.
  • Hold your pieces in place with pins to keep them from moving while sewing.
  • Prevent amigurumi head wobbles with a bit of extra stuffing in the neck area.
  • Looking for more amigurumi tips? Check out the list of my favorite amigurumi tips.

More Free Dinosaur Crochet Patterns

Do you love dinosaurs? Check out my full list of dinosaur crochet patterns, along with my other themed dinosaurs like the Strawberry Triceratops and Strawberry Lemonade Stygimoloch!


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Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Nicole

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