Jurassic Purled: 11 Dinosaur Knitting Patterns Come to Life

Dinosaurs ruled the earth millions of years ago, and they ruled the movie theaters this summer. But most importantly, they rule the hearts of kids of all ages. With these knitting patterns, you can create custom dinosaurs for all the dino fans in your life — with the comfort of knowing your custom dinosaurs won’t run amok!

Hektor the Tyrannosaurus Dinosaur Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Morrgan

Hektor the Tyrannosaurus

If you never thought of a T-rex as cuddly, wait until you meet Hektor! His arms may be small, but that doesn’t make him any less huggable. This 12-inch (30-centimeter) dinosaur toy is knit in the round, and the pattern includes many pictures and row-by-row instructions. If you like Hektor, Bluprint member Morrgan has other toy dinosaur knitting patterns for Montezuma the Triceratops and Nikodemus Plesiosaur and Angleic Apatosaurus 

Dinosaur Hat Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member nonapearl

Dinosaur Hat

Why just play with dinosaurs when you can be a dinosaur? This hat’s easy, triangle-edged ridge turns your little one into a fearsomely adorable stegosaurus. With a simple, rolled brim and a knit stitch hat body, this easy dinosaur knitting pattern is great for beginners learning to knit in the round. The pattern includes infant, toddler and child sizes. 

Dinosaur Mittens Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member nonapearl

Dinosaur Mittens

You’ll have no trouble getting your family to dress warm in cold weather when they can wear these dinosaur-inspired mittens. With five sizes from infant to adult, each member of the family can get their choice of fingerless or full mittens, all knit in the round.

Triceratops Dinosaur Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member iknitdesigns

Dinosaur Sweater – Triceratops

No one knows what colors the dinosaurs were, so you can let your imagination loose in this triceratops sweater knitting pattern created with intarsia colorwork. Intarsia (or picture knitting) is a technique for knitting color designs by introducing another color yarn from a separate ball when needed and twisting with the background yarn to avoid holes. If you’re new to colorwork, here are some tips for intarsia knitting. The pattern includes sizes for ages from 4 to 13 years, and there is also a version featuring a velociraptor.

Spinosaurus Dinosaur Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member madmonkeyknits

Spencer Spinosaurus and Baby Toy Dinosaurs

For those dinosaur fans who love the carnivores, they don’t get any bigger than the 50-foot Spinosaurus. Fortunately, these dinosaur knitting patterns bring them down to child size. But with Spencer Spinosaurus a towering 20 inches (50 centimeteres) tall and his baby standing at 10 inches (25 centimeters), these dinosaurs are still large enough to rule over the other toys.

Velociraptor Dinosaur Hat Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member FrivoliteHandcrafts

Velociraptor RAWR Hat

The colorwork design on this hat is done with double knitting, but the lace weight yarn keeps the hat light enough to wear throughout the year. Double-knitting is a technique that creates two layers of knitting as you knit each row. The second  layer becomes a  mirror image of the design on the first layer, so the hat is reversible. This dinosaur knitting pattern includes small, medium, and large sizes. If you’re interested in learning more about double knitting technique, check out our class Foundations of Double Knitting.

Diplodocus Dinosaur Sweater Knitting Pattner

Photo via Bluprint member Kate Oates

Diplodocus Sweater

Your child will love this colorful dinosaur sweater, and you’ll love that it is knit top down in one piece — no seams! The colorwork is stranded in the round using a chart. If you’re new to colorwork, here are some tips on how to read color charts in knitting. The sweater can be sized for kids from 6 months old to 10 years old.

Nursery Baby Dinosaur Toy Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member madmonkeyknits

Nursery Baby Dinosaur Toy

Move over, bunnies and puppies! This baby dinosaur is a perfect squeezable companion for any baby. And the knitting pattern is a quick and easy project for beginners.

Velociraptor Dinosaur Pillow Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member iknitdesigns

Dinosaur Pillow (Velociraptor)

This velociraptor pillow is knit in one piece with a button closure in the back. The dinosaur motif is created with intarsia colorwork, and a simple fair isle pattern decorates the back of the cushion.

Triceratops Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member madmonkeyknits

Tracy Triceratops and Baby Toy Dinosaurs

Triceratopses may look scary, but they were actually herbivores whose horns and frill were protection against the scary Tyrannosaurus. So it’s fitting that they would be turned into big softies with the magic of knitting. Tracy Triceratops is knit in DK weight yarn and stands at almost 8 inches (20 centimeters) tall, while her baby, knit in cotton thread, is 4 inches (10 centimeters) high.

Apatasaurus or Stegosaurus Sweater Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member iknitdesigns

Dinosaur Jumper 2-3 years

Get two dinosaurs in one knitting pattern with this sweater project that comes with charts for an apatosaurus (formerly known as a brontosaurus) and a stegosaurus. These dinosaur knitting charts could also be used as motifs for other projects, such as as blankets, pillows and so forth. Patterns for other sizes are available from Bluprint member iknitdesigns.

Improve your knitting in a new online class

Knitting Techniques

Ditch any anxieties! Learn how knitted fabric really functions, so you can confidently approach any knitting situation, fix nearly any mistake and achieve amazing results.Enroll Now »

Share tips, start a discussion or ask one of our experts or other students a question.

Make a comment:
characters remaining

3 Responses to “Jurassic Purled: 11 Dinosaur Knitting Patterns Come to Life”

  1. B. Gadd

    How do I get these pattern please

  2. Lisa Hester

    Looking for patters with dinosaurs or trains on them

  3. Else C Speller

    I need a pattern for a dinosaur hat for a 5 year old boy, where is a good one?