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Crochet Dinosaur Head Keychain

Hello, fellow crochet enthusiasts! Are you ready to dive into a delightful and quirky project? Today, we’re going to create a crochet dinosaur head keychain that’s not only adorable but also sporting a pair of headphones! Yes, you read that right—a crochet dinosaur with headphones!

I’m thrilled to share this fun crochet adventure with you. This project allows your creativity to flow freely while making something utterly charming. The best part? I have a free crochet dinosaur pattern ready for you to download and get started right away!

Stay tuned as we explore more related patterns and unleash our inner crochet dino-masters. Let’s get started!

Crochet Dinosaur Head Keychain

Introduction

To ensure you crochet this dinosaur keychain perfectly, here’s a list of abbreviations and stitch terminology used in this pattern:

  • MR: Magic ring
  • Ch: Chain stitch
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Inc: Single crochet increase
  • Dec: Single crochet decrease
  • BLO: Back loop only
  • FLO: Front loop only
  • Dc: Double crochet
  • Inc(dc): Double crochet increase
  • Dec(dc): Double crochet decrease
  • Ss: Slip stitch

If these abbreviations and stitches are new to you, don’t worry! Each stitch is simple to learn and forms the foundation for countless amigurumi designs.

For more crochet knowledge, check out my post on basic stitches for beginners. It provides a step-by-step guide to the most common crochet stitches, including chain stitches, single crochet, and half double crochet.

If you want to dive deeper into crochet, consider enrolling in one of my amigurumi courses for beginners. These courses cover all the basics, from selecting the right yarn and hook to crafting intricate designs. With these courses, you’ll advance your amigurumi skills and create even more delightful designs!

For this project, I used sport weight yarn in green, dark green, gray, purple, black, and white. Other essential tools and materials include a 2.3 mm hook, scissors, pins, needles, stuffing, and a pair of 8 mm safety eyes.


Pattern

Head

Start with green yarn:

  1. Ch 7, and work stitches on both sides of the foundation chain.
  2. Round 1: Inc into the 2nd chain from the hook, 4 sc, [4 sc], 4 sc, inc (16)
  3. Round 2: 2 inc, 4 sc, 4 inc, 4 sc, 2 inc (24)
  4. Round 3: [Inc, 3 sc] * 6 (30)
  5. Round 4: [Inc, 4 sc] * 6 (36)
  6. Round 5: 36 sc (36)
  7. Round 6: [Inc, 5 sc] * 6 (42)
  8. Round 7: 42 sc (42)
  9. Round 8: [Inc, 6 sc] * 6 (48)
  10. Round 9: 5 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 7 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 24 sc (44)
  11. Round 10: 5 sc, dec, sc, dec, 6 sc, dec, sc, dec, 23 sc (40)
  12. Round 11: 4 sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] * 4, 23 sc (45)
  13. Round 12: 5 sc, inc, [3 sc, inc] * 4, 23 sc (50)
  14. Round 13: 50 sc (50)
  15. Round 14: 7 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 26 sc (54)
  16. Rounds 15-17: 54 sc (54)
  17. Round 18: 8 sc, [Dec, 4 sc] * 4, 22 sc (50)
  18. Round 19: 50 sc (50)
  19. Round 20: 8 sc, [Dec, 3 sc] * 4, 22 sc (46)
  20. Round 21: 46 sc (46)
  21. Round 22: 8 sc, [Dec, 2 sc] * 4, 22 sc (42)
  22. Round 23: 2 sc, [Dec, 4 sc] * 4, 16 sc (38)
  23. Round 24: 38 sc (38)
  • Place safety eyes between rounds 11 and 12, 6 stitches apart.
  1. Round 25: 2 sc, [Dec, 3 sc] * 4, 16 sc (34)
  2. Rounds 26-27: 34 sc (34)
  3. Round 28: [4 sc, inc] * 3, 19 sc (37)
  4. Round 29: 6 sc, inc, 9 sc, inc, 20 sc (39)
  5. Round 30: BLO [Dec, 11 sc] * 3 (36)
  6. Round 31: [Dec, 4 sc] * 6 (30)
  7. Round 32: [Dec, 3 sc] * 6 (24)
  • Start stuffing.
  1. Round 33: [Dec, 2 sc] * 6 (18)
  2. Round 34: [Dec, sc] * 6 (12)
  • End stuffing.
  1. Round 35: 6 dec (6)
  • Fasten off, weave in ends.
Crochet Dinosaur Head Keychain

Mounting Part (For sticking to the wall)

Work in rows, slip stitch into the 1st stitch of each row and chain 2 to start the next row.

  1. Join gray yarn into the 1st remaining loop on round 29, face round 35 towards you and do:
    • Round 1: FLO [Inc(dc), 12 dc] * 3 (42)
    • Round 2: 42 dc (42)
    • Round 3: [Dec(dc), 5 sc] * 6 (36)
    • Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.
  2. Fold and sew row 3 of the mounting part to round 33 of the head.

Nose (x2)

Use green yarn:

  1. Round 1: 6 sc into MR (6)
  2. Round 2: 6 sc (6)
    • Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Spike (x2)

Use dark green yarn:

  1. Round 1: 6 sc into MR (6)
  2. Round 2: [Inc, sc] * 3 (9)
  3. Round 3: [Inc, 2 sc] * 3 (12)
    • Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Headphone

Part 1

Start with purple yarn:

  1. Round 1: 6 sc into MR (6)
  2. Rounds 2-5: 6 sc (6)
    • Change to gray yarn.
  3. Rounds 6-22: 6 sc (6)
    • Change to purple yarn.
  4. Rounds 23-27: 6 sc (6)
    • Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff.

Part 2 (x2)

Start with gray yarn:

  1. Round 1: 6 sc into MR (6)
  2. Round 2: 6 inc (12)
    • Change to purple yarn.
  3. Round 3: [Inc, sc] * 6 (18)
  4. Round 4: [Inc, 2 sc] * 6 (24)
  5. Rounds 5-6: 24 sc (24)
    • Change to gray yarn.
  6. Round 7: 24 sc (24)
    • Turn upside down.
  7. Round 8: Ch 1, FLO 24 sc (24)
    • Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.
Crochet Dinosaur Head Keychain

Assembly

  1. Embroider the eyebrows with black yarn at round 14.
  2. Embroider the highlight on the side of the eyes with white yarn.
  3. Sew the nose to the head at round 4.
  4. Sew the spikes to the head from round 17 to round 33.
  5. Sew part 2 of the headphone to the head from round 12 to round 20, stuff before closing.
  6. Sew part 1 of the headphone to part 2.

This project is perfect for both seasoned crocheters and beginners. So grab your hooks and yarn, and let’s crochet this delightful dinosaur keychain together!

Happy Crocheting!

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