Baby Dinosaur Egg Pattern

This baby dinosaur egg pattern is the final pattern in my dinosaur nest project! If you find that you need a bigger egg, just add extra increases as needed. While I was figuring out what size egg to make for my dinosaurs, I matched up the dinosaur to the egg after each increase until it looked big enough, then I would begin my repeats, comparing dinosaur size to egg size until I was satisfied that it would fit or determined that I needed to go back and add another increase. Your experience will depend on the weight of yarn you use for your dinosaur compared to the weight of yarn for your egg. My egg yarn was a bit thicker than my dinosaur yarn.

For this project, you will need yarn for the egg, a crochet hook, sewing needle, thread, and a button.

I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn and a 5mm(H) crochet hook. The crochet abbreviations (US) are at the bottom of the post, if you need them for reference.

Step 1: Lid

Magic Ring           6hdc                     (6)

Row 2                    2hdc in every        (12)

(Pull Magic Ring closed tight.)

Row 3                   1hdc + 1inc           (18)

Row 4                     2hdc +1inc            (24)

Row 5                    3hdc + 1inc           (30)

Rows 6-8               30hdc                   (30)

Chain 3sc, skip 2 stitches, sl st and leave tail for sewing.

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Step 2: Base

Magic Ring            6hdc                     (6)

Row 2                   2hdc in every        (12)

(Pull Magic Ring closed tight.)

Row 3                   1hdc + 1inc           (18)

Row 4                   2hdc + 1inc           (24)

Row 5                   3hdc+ 1inc            (30)

Rows 6-13             30hdc                   (30)

Sl st and leave tail for sewing.

Step 3: Match back of lid to back of base and sew them together.

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Sew button to front of base, matching placement to loop.

 

Crochet Abbreviations (US)

hdc: half double crochet

inc: increase

Sl st: slipstitch

 

This pattern is also available as a PDF. Baby Dinosaur Egg Pattern

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