Spike the Ankylosaurus Amigurumi | Free Crochet Pattern

Spike the Ankylosaurus Amigurumi | Free Crochet Pattern

 

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Did I say that the Darling Duckling Amigurumi pattern was a challenge? Well, this was another one!

 

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I let my sister choose what she wanted me to crochet for her birthday and she chose an Ankylosaurus!  You know, one of those four legged dinos with the bony tail.

 

Fun fact: it’s pronounced “an-KILE-o-SAUR-us.”

 

For not being an amigurumi crocheter I sure have been putting in some hours designing them. First the ducklings and now an Ankylosaurus. And then some of my other designs have had similarities, like the Udora Unicorn Pillow and the Easter Bunny Plushies.

 

I actually have another amigurumi design on a back burner. But after this one, I’m not sure I am going to hop back onto that project just yet. Although I adore the thought it takes to come up with each of the elements in an amigurumi, they are definitely more of a handful to work with than some of the other things I’ve designed, like hats, scarves, pillows.

 

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I started with a sketch. (Notice that in the sketch I misspelled Ankylosaurus. I was referring to two different spellings and got so very confused! But the one in the title is correct). That’s how I start all of my projects, especially ones with multiple elements. This was even more essential this time since I really didn’t have any solid ideas for how to make each piece. I was literally guessing as I was going.

 

I was taking each step one at a time. And not sewing anything on unless it became necessary. That’s how uncertain I was about how it would turn out.

 

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The body ended up more blocky at first than I intended but really worked out in the end.

 

Then the head. I had no idea how to gain the pointed but full head. I wasn’t sure how it would look or how to make it look the way I wanted it to. Each step was like flying by the seat of my pants. But I did what I knew and it unraveled itself from there.

 

 

Spike the Ankylosaurus Amigurumi | Free Crochet Pattern at Ginger Peachy

 

The face patch was tricky but not too bad. I did have a back patch but when I sewed it on I felt like the little guy looked more like a ninja turtle (my brother said it looked like Koopa) than a dinosaur so I ripped it out. Instead, I added two different sized spikes to the back and I think it looks so much better.

 

 

I tried a few different designs on the tail as well. The actual dinosaur has two bony sections to the tail and that was what I was going for. However, I came to realize that a single “bone” was sufficient for my design. The ball end is stuffed but the middle is not so that the tail has a flimsy quality.

 

All in all, the design turned out so much cuter than I thought it would. I still have a lot to learn in designing amigurumi, but this outcome is encouraging. And yet, what is most important, my sister thinks it’s cute. So I guess I’ve accomplished what I set out to.

 

Do you want to make your own Ankylosaurus?! Read on…

 

Spike the Ankylosaurus Amigurumi | Free Crochet Pattern at Ginger Peachy

 

 

Spike the Ankylosaurus Amigurumi

 

Skill Level Intermediate

 

Finished Size 7” tall

 

Materials
Medium weight yarn in blue, gray, and dark gray, black
Yardage: about 200 yards of blue, 50 yards of both gray and dark gray, and a small amount of black
Crochet hook F/3.75mm
Fiberfill
2 plastic safety eyes – I used 18mm
Yarn needle
Stitch markers

 


 

Gauge
3 sc + 4 rows = 1 inch square

 

Notes: the pattern is worked in a spiral unless otherwise specified. I recommend using a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of each round.

 

Spike the Ankylosaurus Amigurumi | Free Crochet Pattern at Ginger Peachy

 

 

BODY
Round 1: with blue, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring: 6 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Round 3: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 18 sc
Round 4: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around: 24 sc
Round 5: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around: 30 sc
Round 6: sc in each sc around: 30 sc
Round 7: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around: 36 sc
Round 8: sc in each sc around: 36 sc
Round 9: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * around: 42 sc
Round 10 – 16: sc in each sc around: 42 sc
Round 17: * sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * around: 36 sc
Round 18: sc in each sc around: 36 sc
Round 19: * sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around: 30 sc
Round 20: sc in each sc around: 30 sc
Round 21: * sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around: 24 sc
Round 22: * sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around: 18 sc
Round 23: * sc2tog, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 12 sc
Round 24: sc2tog around: 6 sc
Finish off.

 

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HEAD
Round 1: with blue, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring: 6 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Round 3: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * once: 14 sc
Round 4: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 16 sc
Round 5: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 18 sc
Round 6: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 20 sc
Round 7: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 22 sc
Round 8: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 24 sc
Round 9: sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 26 sc
Round 10: sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 28 sc
Round 11: sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 30 sc
Round 12: sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 32 sc
Round 13: sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 34 sc
Round 14: sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 36 sc
Round 15: sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 17 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 38 sc
Round 16: sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 40 sc
Round 17: sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 19 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 42 sc
Round 18: sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 20 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 44 sc
Round 19 – 20: sc in each sc around: 44 sc
Round 21: * sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from *, sc2tog, sc in last 6 sc: 38 sc
Round 22: * sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from *, sc2tog, sc in last 5 sc: 32 sc
Round 23: * sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from *, sc2tog, sc in last 4 sc: 26 sc
Stuff head. Make Face Patch below and sew to face. Attach eyes. Continue with pattern.
Round 24: * sc2tog, sc in next sc, repeat from *, sc2tog, sc in last 6 sc: 20 sc
Round 25: sc2tog around: 10 sc
Round 26: sc2tog around: 5 sc
Finish off. Sew head to body.

 

FACE PATCH
Round 1: with dark gray, ch 5, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch to turn to opposite side of ch, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch, sl st in first sc: 13 sc
Round 2: ch 1, sc in next sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) twice, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last sc, sl st in first sc: 19 sc
Round 3: ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) twice, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc: 25 sc
Round 4: ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc) twice, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last 3 sc: 31 sc
Round 5: ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc) twice, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last 4 sc: 37 sc
Round 6: ch 1, sc in next 5 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc) twice, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 31 sc
Finish off. Sew to center of head.

 

With black yarn and yarn needle, sew two stitches each for nostrils.

 

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LEGS (make 4)
Round 1: with blue, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring: 6 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Round 3: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 18 sc
Round 4 – 13: sc in each sc around: 18 sc
Round 14: * sc2tog, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 12 sc
Round 15: sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Round 16: sc2tog around, sl st in next st to end: 6 sc
Finish off. Sew to sides of body.
With gray, make 3 stitches on each leg for fingers.

 

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Working the spikes are a bit difficult since there are only 3 single crochets in the round to begin with. Just keep your hands relaxed and make sure your stitches aren’t too tight. Once you get past the first two rounds, use the end of your hook and shove the middle up carefully to start the point. It gets easier from here on out.

 

Spike the Ankylosaurus Amigurumi | Free Crochet Pattern at Ginger Peachy

 

SPIKE (make 6)
Round 1: with gray, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 3 sc in ring: 3 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 6 sc
Round 3: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 9 sc
Round 4: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around: 12 sc
Round 5: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around: 15 sc
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Stuff spikes with inside ends and a small amount of fiberfill. Sew 4 spikes to head and 2 to upper body.

 

SMALL SPIKE (make 2)
Rounds 1 – 3 of Spike pattern

 

Stuff spikes with inside ends. Sew small spikes to body below upper spikes.

 

 

TAIL
Round 1: with dark gray, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring: 6 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Round 3: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 18 sc
Round 4: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around: 24 sc
Round 5 – 6: sc around: 24 sc
Round 7: * sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around: 18 sc
Stuff just enough to fill out ball.
Round 8: change to blue, * sc2tog, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 12 sc
Round 9: * sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around: 9 sc
Round 10 – 14: sc in each sc around: 9 sc
Round 15: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around: 12 sc
Finish off. Do not stuff middle of tail. Sew tail to body.

 

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You can sew each piece together as you make them or make each piece and put it together afterward. It all depends on your style. I personally like to have everything before me and give it a test run before making it permanent. But then again, I am usually designing and don’t know what I want anyway!

 

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This is an original pattern created and designed by Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. You are welcome to copy the pattern for personal use but do not sell the pattern, distribute, or reprint it. Feel free to share a link to the pattern. You can sell products made from this pattern but please credit me, Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. Do not mass produce or factory manufacture using my pattern. Thanks for respecting the wishes of the designer, and be sure to ask me if you have any questions regarding this copyright.

 

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