Mini Stevie the Stygimoloch – Free Dinosaur Crochet Pattern

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I had to put together a mini version of my Stevie the Stygimoloch pattern! I love how he turned out!

I used WeCrochet / Knit Picks Brava Worsted yarn to create Mini Stevie. All pieces are worked in the round and then sewn together.

If you like this pattern, you may be interested in all of my other dinosaur patterns. You can find my dinosaur patterns here.

We Crochet / Knit Picks Brava Worsted

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

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Mini Stevie the Stygimoloch

PATTERN SPECIFICS

Measurements: Approximately 5.25” tall (sitting) or 7.25” tall (standing)
Gauge: Not necessary for this pattern; see notes
Hook Size: 4.0mm (G)
Other Tools: tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors
Yarn Weight:  Medium (4), Worsted
Yarn Used:  WeCrochet / Knit Picks Brava Worsted
Yardage: color A (seafoam): 88 yds, color B (teal): 26 yds, color C (mint): 5 yds, color D (white): 2 yds
Other Materials: poly-fil stuffing, 9mm safety eyes

ABBREVIATIONS

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

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.

  • Body, head, legs, arms, and tail require stuffing. Stuff as you work it to ensure each piece is completely filled.

  • See tutorial photos.

PATTERN

Body

Using color A (shown as seafoam):

R1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)

R2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

R3: *2SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

R4: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R5: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (28 sts)

R6-10: 1 SC in each st around. (28 sts)

R11: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R12-16: 1 SC in each st around. (24 sts)

R17: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

R18: 1 SC in each st around. (18 sts)

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

Fill with stuffing.

Skull Bone

Using color C (shown as mint):

R1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)

R2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

R3: *1 SC in next st, 2 SC in next st. Repeat from * an additional 2 times. **2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from ** an additional 2 times. (18 sts)

R4: *1 SC in each of the next 2 sts, 2 SC in next st. Repeat from * an additional 2 times. Ch 1, **2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from ** an additional 2 times. (24 sts)

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

Head

Using color B (shown as teal):

R1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)

R2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

R3-4: 1 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

Using color A (shown as seafoam):

R5: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

R6: 1 SC in each st around. (18 sts)

R7: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * an additional 2 times. 1 SC in each of the next 9 sts around. (21 sts)

R8: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * an additional 2 times. 1 SC in each of the next 9 sts around. (24 sts)

R9: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * an additional 2 times. 1 SC in each of the next 9 sts around. (27 sts)

R10: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * an additional 2 times. Add a st marker to the last worked st. 1 SC in each of the next 9 sts around. (30 sts)

The added st marker, and the st marker at the beginning of this round helps to indicate the front of the face. The 9 sts between the two st markers sit flat and indicate the bottom of the head. If using safety eyes, insert eyes between R8 and R9, with 7 sts between. Embroider around eyes for additional detail, if desired. You can now remove your second st marker. See tutorial photos.

R11-15: 1 SC in each st around. (30 sts)

R16: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R17: 1 SC in each st around. (24 sts)

R18: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Fill with stuffing.

R19: *SC2tog, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

R20: *SC2tog. Repeat from * around. (6 sts)

Cut yarn, weave yarn in and out of remaining sts. Pull tight to close. Tie off and weave in ends.

Front Horn

Using color B (shown as teal):

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

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

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

Crown Horn – Small (make 2)

Using color B (shown as teal):

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

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)

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

Crown Horn – Medium (make 2)

Using color B (shown as teal):

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

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)

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

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

Crown Horn – Large (make 2)

Using color B (shown as teal):

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

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)

R4-7: 1 SC in each st around. (6 sts)

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

Legs (make 2)

Using color B (shown as teal):

R1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)

R2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

R4: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (21 sts)

Using color A (shown as seafoam):

R5-6: 1 SC in each st around. (21 sts)

R7: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

R8: 1 SC in each st around. (18 sts)

R9: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 7 sts. Repeat from * around. (16 sts)

R10-14: 1 SC in each st around. (16 sts)

Fill with stuffing.

R15: Fold the leg closed. Working through both sides, 1 SC in each st across, leaving 1 unworked st on each side. See tutorial photos. (7 sts)

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

Arms (make 2)

Using color B (shown as teal):

R1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)

R2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Using color A (shown as seafoam):

R4-5: 1 SC in each st around. (18 sts)

R6: *SC2tog, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

R7-11: 1 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

Fill with stuffing.

R12: Fold the arm closed. Working through both sides, 1 SC in each st across, leaving 1 unworked st on each side. See tutorial photos. (5 sts)

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

Tail

Using color A (shown as seafoam):

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

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)

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

R6-7: 1 SC in each st around. (9 sts)

R8: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

R9: 1 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

R10: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (15 sts)

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

Fill with stuffing.

ASSEMBLY & FINISHING

See tutorial photos.

Align the tip of the skull bone to approximately R8, between the eyes, and attach the skull bone to the top of the head.

Attach front horn just below the tip of the skull bone, over R7.

Using color A (shown as seafoam), embroider 2 nostrils on head, on either side of the front horn, over R3-4, leaving about 1 st between the nostrils and front horn.

Attach crown horns around the back of the skull bone with small horns in the front and large horns in the back in the following sequence: small, medium, large, large, medium, small. See tutorial photos.

Attach head to body so that the nose is facing straight out; attaching body to approximately R10-16 of the bottom of the head.

Attach legs over R4-5 of body, with each inside end of the legs touching in the middle. 

Using color D (shown as white), embroider 3 nails on each leg, over R3-5, leaving about 2 sts between each nail.  

Attach tail over R5-9, on the back of the body.

Attach arms over R10-16 on each side of the body, in line with the back of each leg. At the top of the arms, leave approximately 9 sts between each arm across the front of the body. At the bottom of the arms, leave approximately 13 sts between each arm across the front of the body.

Using color D (shown as white), embroider 3 nails on each arm, over R3-4, leaving about 2 sts between each nail.

*Note: 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.

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Nicole

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