How to Knit a Dinosaur

I will teach you step by step how to knit a dinosaur. You will need some experience with knitting before starting this project.

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Dinosaurs are a wide and varied group of animals that have been around for millions of years. Some are large and ferocious, while others are small and gentle. They come in all shapes and sizes, and each one is unique.

If you’re a fan of these fascinating creatures, why not try your hand at knitting one? It’s a fun and challenging project that is sure to be a hit with everyone, from young to old.

This guide will show you everything you need to know in order to knit your very own dinosaur.

What You’ll Need

To knit a dinosaur, you’ll need:
-Size 10 knitting needles
-Yarn in the color of your choice
-A tapestry needle
-A crochet hook (optional)
-Stuffing (optional)

Knitting the Body

To knit the body of your dinosaur, you will need to knit two pieces in an oval shape. The height of your dinosaur will be determined by the length of your oval, so make it as long or short as you want your dinosaur to be. Once you have knitted both ovals, stitch them together along the sides using a yarn needle.

Knitting the Legs

Before you can start knitting the legs, you’ll need to cast on 4 stitches using the long-tail method. Once you have your 4 stitches on the needle, knit every stitch until you have a total of 6 rows. Now it’s time to start shaping the legs.

Knitting the Arms

Before you begin, you will need to gather your supplies. For this project you will need:
-2 skeins of worsted weight yarn in green
-1 skein of worsted weight yarn in brown
-Size 9 knitting needles
-Tapestry needle

With your green yarn and size 9 needles, cast on 18 stitches.
Knit in stockinette stitch until work measures 5 inches.
Cast off.

Knitting the head

-Start by casting on 30 stitches.
-Knit in the round for 6 rows.
-Row 7: Knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row. You should now have 29 stitches.
-Repeat row 7 until you have 24 stitches.
-Row 13: Knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row. You should now have 23 stitches.
-Repeat row 13 until you have 18 stitches.
-Row 19: Knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row. You should now have 17 stitches.
-Repeat row 19 until you have 12 stitches.
-Cast off all stitches.

Assembling Your Dinosaur

Now that you have all your parts, it’s time to put your dinosaur together! Start by finding the two arm pieces and the single head piece. With right sides together, stitch the arms to the body at the shoulder seams. Next, stitch the head to the body at the neck seam.

Adding the Final Touches

After you have finished knitting your dinosaur, there are a few final touches you can add to make it extra special. You can embroider eyes and a mouth, or add felt pieces for teeth and claws. You can also add Pipe Cleaners for extra support if needed.

Tips and Tricks

So, you want to knit a dinosaur. Maybe you’ve seen some amazing dino-knitwear on Etsy or Pinterest and you’re feeling inspired. Or, maybe you’re just looking for a fun and challenging project. Either way, you’ve come to the right place.

Before you start, there are a few things you should know. First, knitting a dinosaur is not for the faint of heart. It’s a time-consuming endeavor that requires patience, precision, and a bit of creativity. But, if you’re up for the challenge, the results can be truly impressive.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you along the way:

1. Do your research. There are many different ways to knit a dinosaur, so it’s important to choose a pattern or method that’s right for you. Take some time to browse online tutorials or patterns before getting started.

2. Gather your supplies. In addition to yarn and needles, you may need stuffing, wire, buttons, and other materials depending on the type of dinosaur you’re making. Make sure you have everything on hand before beginning your project.

3. Be patient. Knitting a dinosaur is not a quick process—it could take days or even weeks to complete your creation. Make sure you have the time and commitment necessary before getting started.

4. Follow instructions carefully . . . but don’t be afraid to get creative! There are many different ways to knit a dinosaur, so feel free to experiment with different techniques or materials until you find what works best for you. Just make sure to document your process so you can replicate it (or improve upon it) in the future!


This concludes our guide on how to knit a dinosaur. We hope you found this guide helpful and that you now feel confident in your ability to knit a dinosaur of your very own. If you have any questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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