Parker the Parasaurolophus – Free Dinosaur Crochet Pattern

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I’ve been wanting to design a Parasaurolophus dinosaur amigurumi for a while now! This dinosaur is my favorites, and this Parasaurolophus crochet pattern fits in so well with my growing dino amigurumi pattern collection.

I made this Parasaurolophus dinosaur using WeCrochet’s Brava Worsted yarn and I love how it turned out with the pink and peach colors. This Parasaurolophus dinosaur plush would make a great give for any dinosaur lover!

Parasaurolophus crochet pattern in a hot pink with a peach colored crest and details

I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern available here on my blog! An ad-free, formatted PDF version of this crochet pattern is also available for purchase here:


I would classify this Parasaurolophus crochet pattern 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 Parker the Parasaurolophus

Pattern Specifics

Measurements: Approximately 7.5” tall (sitting) or 10” 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 (pink): 150 yds, color B (peach): 50 yds, color C (white): 9 yds
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)
HDC = half double crochet

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, crest, legs, arms, and tail require stuffing. Stuff as you work it to ensure each piece is completely filled.
  • See tutorial photos.

Parasaurolophus Crochet Pattern

Body

Using color A (shown as pink): 

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 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R5: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

R6: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

R7: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (42 sts)

R8-18: 1 SC in each st around. (42 sts)

R19: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

R20-21: 1 SC in each st around. (36 sts)

R22: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

R23-R24: 1 SC in each st around. (30 sts)

R25: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R26-27: 1 SC in each st around. (24 sts)

R28: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

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

Fill with stuffing.

body of parasaurolophus filled with stuffing

Using color B (shown as peach):

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 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R5-6: 1 SC in each st around. (24 sts)

Using color A (shown as pink):

R7: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

R8-10: 1 SC in each st around. (30 sts)

R11: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

R12: 1 SC in each st around. (36 sts)

R13: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (42 sts)

R14: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 6 sts. Repeat from * around. (48 sts)

R15: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * an additional 5 times. 1 SC in each of the next 24 sts around. (54 sts)

R16: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * an additional 5 times. 1 SC in each of the next 24 sts around. (60 sts)

R17: 1 SC in each of the next 32 sts. Add a st marker to the last worked st. 1 SC in each of the next 28 sts. (60 sts)

The added st marker, and the st marker at the beginning of this round helps to indicate the front of the face. The 28 sts between the two st markers sit flat and indicate the bottom of the head. If using safety eyes, insert eyes between R14 and R15, with 14 sts between. You can now remove your second st marker. See tutorial photos.

eye placement for parasaurolophus crochet pattern

R18-19: 1 SC in each st around. (60 sts)

R20: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 8 sts. Repeat from * around. (54 sts)

R21: * SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 7 sts. Repeat from * around. (48 sts)

R22-23: 1 SC in each st around. (48 sts)

R24: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 6 sts. Repeat from * around. (42 sts)

R25: 1 SC in each st around. (42 sts)

R26: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

R27: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around (30 sts)

R28: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R29: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Fill with stuffing.

R30: *SC2tog, 1 SC in the next st. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

R31: *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.

finished head for parasaurolophus

Crest

Using color B (shown as peach):

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

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

R3: *1 SC in each of the next 3 sts, 2 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

R4: 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts, 2 SC in each of the next 2 sts, 1 SC in each of the next 7 sts, 2 SC in each of the next 2 sts, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. (22 sts)

R5: 1 SC in each of the next 7 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 10 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. (24 sts)

R6-8: 1 SC in each st around. (24 sts)

R9: 1 SC in next st, SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts, SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. (24 sts)

R10: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 10 sts. Repeat from * around. (22 sts)

R11: 1 SC in each st around. (22 sts)

R12: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 9 sts. Repeat from * around. (20 sts)

R13-14: 1 SC in each st around. (20 sts)

R15: SC2tog, SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 6 sts, 2 SC in each of the next 4 sts, 1 SC in each of the next 6 sts. (22 sts)

R16-18: 1 SC in each st around. 22 sts)

R19: 2 SC in each of the next 2 sts, 1 SC in each of the next 20 sts. (24)

R20: 1 HDC in each of the next 11 sts, 1 SC in each of the next 13 sts. (24)

Fill with stuffing.

R21: Fold the crest closed. Working through both sides, 1 SC in each st across, leaving 1 unworked st on each side. See tutorial photos. (11 sts)

R22: Ch 1, turn, 1 SC in each st across. (11 sts)

R23: Ch 1, turn, 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in each of the next 9 sts, 2 SC in last st. (13 sts)

R24-26: Ch 1, turn, 1 SC in each st across. (13 sts)

R27: Ch 1, turn, SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 9 sts, SC2tog. (11 sts)

R28: Ch 1, turn, 1 SC in each st across. (11 sts)

R29: Ch 1, turn, SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 7 sts, SC2tog. (9 sts)

R30: Ch 1, turn, 1 SC in each st across. (9 sts)

R31: Ch 1, turn, SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts, SC2tog. (7 sts)

R32-39: Ch 1, turn, 1 SC in each st across. (7 sts)

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

Legs (make 2)

Using color B (shown as peach):

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 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R5: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Using color A (shown as pink):

R6-7: 1 SC in each st around. (30 sts)

R8: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R9-10: 1 SC in each st around. (24 sts)

R11: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (20 sts)

R12-19: 1 SC in each st around. (20 sts)

Fill with stuffing.

R20: Fold the leg closed. Working through both sides, 1 SC in each st across, leaving 1 unworked st on each side. See tutorial photos. (9 sts)

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

leg pieces for parasaurolophus crochet pattern

Arms (make 2)

Using color B (shown as peach):

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 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Using color A (shown as pink):

R5-6: 1 SC in each st around. (24 sts)

R7: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (20 sts)

R8: 1 SC in each st around. (20 sts)

R9: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (16 sts)

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

Fill with stuffing.

R15: Fold the arm 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 tail for sewing. Fasten off.

arm pieces for parasaurolophus crochet pattern

Tail

Using color A (shown as pink):

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

R2: 1 SC in each st around. (6 sts)

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (9 sts)

R4: 1 SC in each st around. (9 sts)

R5: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

R6-8: 1 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

R9: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (15 sts)

R10: 1 SC in each st around. (15 sts)

R11: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

R12: 1 SC in each st around. (18 sts)

R13: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (21 sts)

R14-15: 1 SC in each st around. (21 sts)

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

Fill with stuffing.

tail piece for parasaurolophus crochet pattern

Assembly & Finishing

See tutorial photos.

Align the final row of the crest to R6-7 of the head, where the color change starts. Be sure that the HDC sts in R20 of the crest are facing up when attaching. Secure the flat piece of the crest to the head. Secure the edge of the stuffed piece to the head to prevent it from folding over.

Attach head to body so that the nose is facing straight out; attaching body to approximately R15-20 of the bottom of the head.

Attach legs between R7-8 of body, with 3 sts showing between.

Using color C (shown as white) embroider 3 nails on each leg, over R5-7, leaving about 2 sts between each nail.

Attach arms over R19-26 on each side of the body. At the top of the arms, leave approximately 12 sts between each arm across the front of the body. At the bottom of the arms, leave approximately 18 sts between each arm across the front of the body.

Using color C (shown as white) embroider 3 nails on each arm, over R4-5, leaving about 2 sts between each nail.

Attach tail over R6-12, on the back of the body.

We Crochet / Knit Picks Brava Worsted

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Tips & Tricks

  • Hold your pieces in place with pins so they don’t move around while sewing them.
  • Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rows when working in continuous rounds.
  • Check out my list of amigurumi tips for more!

Alterations

  • To make a jumbo sized Parasaurolophus, use a size 6 yarn (such as Parfait Chunky), and a hook that suits your chosen yarn (I use a 5mm with Parfait Chunky), and otherwise follow the pattern as written.
  • Use a multicolored yarn for the accent color to create interesting color combinations.

More Free Dinosaur Crochet Patterns

Do you want to add more dinosaur amigurumi to your collection after this Parasaurolophus crochet pattern? Be sure to check out my full list of dinosaur patterns to decide what to make next!

Want to make a small version of this Parasaurolophus crochet pattern? Mini Parker the Parasaurolophus is just what you need! Mini Parker is a small version of this Parasaurolophus crochet pattern, and the two together make an adorable set!

My favorite dinosaur crochet patterns include this amigurumi Parasaurolophus, as well as the amigurumi Stygimoloch and amigurumi Triceratops.


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Nicole

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