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I have been swooning over these crochet hatching dinosaurs for a while now. I saw them on Facebook last year and they have been on my to-do list ever since. I am finally get around to making them for my kids, and I thought Easter was the perfect time. I was going to put them in their baskets, but who am I kidding? I crochet throughout the day, and they were bound to be curious about what I was making. I also avoided any awkward questions about how the Easter Bunny can or can’t crochet exactly like Mommy. Plus, they have been playing happily together for the last 2 hours with their new baby dinosaurs! It’s pretty darn cute.
CROCHET HATCHING DINOSAURS
I used Comfy in Honeydew for the T-Rex and Shine in Reef for the Apatosaurus. Both yarns are a very soft cotton/acyrlic and cotton/beachwood blend respectively, perfect for crochet toys. I love both of these yarns because neither of them make my fingers raw, which is something I have experienced with other cotton yarns. The pattern calls for worsted weight, which is really nice because that is mostly what I have on hand at any given moment (and I think most of you do too!).
Sis named hers “Rexie” and The Boy names his “Pat.”Learning the names they choose for their new crochet toys is a huge part of the fun for me. Their creativity is so cute. They both take the naming business quite seriously, too.
Along with T-rex and Apatosaurs, the crochet pattern also includes a Pterodactyl, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and two different sizes of eggs. Maybe next year I will make them each a new one! I am fairly certain Sis would love a Triceratops and The Boy would be excited about a Stegosaurus.
But really, who wouldn’t?
And while we are on the subject of Easter, you might consider making these cute egg baskets! Get the FREE crochet pattern here.
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