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Finding Free Crochet Patterns for Dinosaurs
free Crochet dinosaur
Dinosaurs fascinate children and some enlightened adults alike. The Natural History Museum, in London, with its dinosaur displays attracts many small boys and some middle-aged women. Crocheting a dinosaur might seem like a tall order however, because they are so popular, crochet patterns exist for them. The internet provides an excellent resource for everyone, not least crocheters, and one can find a huge selection of free crochet dinosaur patterns.
The large crochet pattern directories link to free patterns all over the internet. Crochet Pattern Central has several including a baby triceratops, T Rex, amigurumi, and other dinosaurs.
The crochet blogs and other crochet pages are a rich source of free crochet patterns. Craft Attic Resources has several links to free crochet dinosaur patterns. All About You has a pattern for an amigurumi dinosaur. Planet June has downloadable PDF patterns for a brachiosaurus, stegosaurus, and a Triceratops. Mom’s Love of Crochet has patterns for Mr. and Mrs. Dinosaur. Free Crochet Patterns has links to various free crochet amigurumi dinosaur patterns. Do take a look at the innovative Crochet Dinosaur Puzzle at Look at What I Made you can also find a pattern for spikes to add to the dinosaur puzzle on the same blog.
Free Crochet Dinosaur Patterns
The large crochet communities often provide their members access to free crochet patterns. The Crochetville forum has a pattern for a Mighty and Ferocious Dinosaur. Ravelry has links to many dinosaur patterns that you will not find elsewhere on the internet. You have to join Ravelry and register an e-mail address, but it is worth doing so as their free crochet patterns are extensive, and cover any item that anyone would ever wish to crochet, including some very unusual patterns indeed.
Children often suffer from dinosaur mania; the only known treatment for this afflicting condition is to dose the child with clothing, toys and other items, with a dinosaur theme. The Boy Trifecta has a pattern for an attractive dino-spike hat. A dinosaur hat could make Mum’s life a little easier since its wearer might wish to keep it on his, or her, head. A charming dinosaur sweater resides amongst the Red Heart, yarn company’s, free patterns. A dinosaur washcloth could encourage greater familiarity with soap and water and make bath time fun. The Lion Brand yarn website also has several dinosaur patterns, including a stegosaurus, triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex, one could make a set of dinosaurs of different types for a dinosaur obsessed child or adult dinosaur nerd. .
Do remember when using free patterns to obey the designer’s copyright instructions. Do not print copies of free patterns, except for your own use. If someone asks you for the pattern, provide the internet link rather than the pattern.
If you are making your dinosaur for a small child, you should embroider its facial features, rather than attaching them, and use a yarn that does not shed fibres to avoid choking hazards. Also, use safe machine washable stuffing to fill your dinosaur. Your local yarn or craft store will advise as to the best and safest stuffing. In Europe, look for the European Union safety emblem.
Dinosaurs inspire many people’s imagination. Crocheting a dinosaur, or several, provides fun for both crocheter and its intended recipient. It could be a good way to use scrap yarn, since no one, not even palaeontologists, really knows what colour dinosaurs were. Dinosaurs make brilliant gifts for dinosaur mad children or the few dinosaur mad adults.