Find all the patterns and information below to make this adorable crochet dinosaur granny square blanket!
*This was a crochet along in 2019, all the parts of the pattern are available on the blog. Find all the links below!
Crochet Along Details
A crochet along (CAL) is where many crocheters all over the world join together to crochet the same project. For this crochet along, we will be sharing, motivating, encouraging, and asking questions in my Maria’s Yarn Friends Facebook group.
For this CAL, we will be crocheting a Dinosaur themed blanket. This blanket will be similar to my past themed afghans like this popular Christmas Afghan and Woodland Afghan.
As always, my crochet alongs are free! They will also remain free after the crochet along is over if you need more time to finish up, or if you simply want to make another OR don’t have time to start until a later date!
You will have the option to purchase the entire PDF in one file to download/print once the crochet along starts.
The CAL will start Sunday, May 19th. It will run for 5 weeks, the last week ending June 16th where we will wrap up the blanket by joining the squares and adding a border.
Click here to sign up for the Dinosaur Blanket CAL.
You will receive an email once the CAL has started and each week thereafter when each new part of the pattern is released. If you are signed up for my regular email list, you will need to sign up for this CAL as it is separate.
Also join the Facebook group here! It’s not mandatory to join the CAL, but it’s fun to see everyone’s progress and a great place to ask questions and help each other out!
This materials list will make a ~40″x48″ dinosaur themed granny square blanket.
Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran 100g/201yds in the following amounts/colors
5 skeins White
1 skein Marine Blue
1 skein Spearmint Green
1 skein Melon Sorbet
1 skein Daffodil Yellow
6mm safety eyes – I always buy them in bulk here on Amazon since they’re cheaper than in store.
(You may also substitute safety eyes for black yarn.)
You can find Paintbox Yarns here at LoveCrochet.com
You can use any worsted weight yarn you want to. The Paintbox Yarns closely resembles Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in weight/thickness, but you can also use I Love This Yarn!, Red Heart, Loops and Threads, etc.
The entire blanket pattern is available in an ad-free printable PDF on Ravelry that you can purchase here. Free patterns week by week is below.
Crochet Along Week by Week
Week #1 – Crochet two brontosaurus dinosaur appliques (one green with yellow spots and one orange with blue spots) and 7 white granny. Find the patterns here.
Week #2 – Crochet three triceratops dinosaurs (one blue with green spikes, one yellow with orange spikes, one green with yellow spikes) and 8 white granny squares. Find the patterns here.
Week #3 – Crochet two stegosaurus dinosaurs (one orange with yellow spikes and one blue with orange spikes), 4 orange squares, and 4 blue squares. Find the patterns here.
Week #4 – Crochet two T-rex dinosaurs (one green with yellow belly and one yellow with orange belly), 4 yellow squares, and 3 green squares. Find the patterns here.
Week #5 – Join your squares using white yarn with either the join as you go method (if you have 6 rounds for your squares) or this crochet together method (if you have 7 rounds for your squares).
Add a half double crochet border with white yarn. Start in one corner, make 5 half double crochets in the corner, half double crochet evenly around making 5 half double crochets in each corner.
I’m excited to try these appliques as I have a friend having a little boy in Sept
Your dinosaur is adorable.
Is there going to be a PDF version available?
Yes! The PDF version will be available once the crochet starts on May 19th 🙂
I am whonting to do this love crochet have nice day [email protected]. name jodie
Happy to have you! I’ll sign you up 🙂
This is a really adorable blanket! Love it. I will enjoy seeing this CAL progress. Thank you so much for sharing.
Hi I signed up but haven’t received anything as yet… can you check for me you got my e-mail….please.
do you have a picture of the blanket finished entirely ?
I can’t wait to see it !!
Hi I love this blanket I have a new grandson!!! Are the yarns available as a kit???
Anxious to start this afghan! My grandson loves dinosauers. Love the colors. Have signed up. Hope you have my email.
All signed up and yarn ordered. Can’t wait! My only question is: how strict are the hook sizes? I cannot find a 2.75mm hook. The closest I have is a 3mm. I’m hoping the 3mm will work.
They’re not super strict. A 3mm would work fine!
This is absolutely ADORABLE, Maria!!!
I’m really excited about this blanket. I’m going to be making it for my great nephew. He is 3. Unfortunately
He has cancer. He has been having a rough time. I know this blanket will put a smile on his face.
I’m sorry to hear that! This blanket will be such a great gift for him.
Hi, I am a new member to this website. What do we do with the CAL project when done? Do we ,as a group, donate to a hospital or children’s home?
Hi Linda! For this project, you can choose what to do with the finished project! A lot of crocheters are making it for a loved one.
Not sure if I’m signed up yet. Thanks!
I can’t wait until this is posted on Raverly so I can do it independently. I am loving this blanket & I know my grandson will too.
I might have signed up for the CAL twice. I can not find any email from when I thought I signed up originally.
I am so excited to get started on this CAL! It is such a cute blanket, my son is going to LOVE it!
glad to get started
Hi Maria, I purchased the pdf when this first started. Luckily I printed it out right away. When I go to Ravelry, the pattern is not in my library or anywhere to be found in my account. I don’t understand this.
Hi Cheryl! You may have purchased the pattern and not logged into Ravelry. There should have been an email sent to you when purchased. Also, try checking “purchased” in your library to see if it’s there. If not, feel free to send me an email and I can see if I can add it to your library!
Hi Maria! This is the first blanket I’ve crocheted. I usually do animals and the like. Your pattern is so cute and I’ve already added more of your patterns to my to do list. I’m super excited for them. My biggest question so far, is do you block your squares? They’ve only curled a little so far but I’m wondering if they’ll straighten out when I assemble them and add the border? I also know nothing about blocking because I don’t normally crochet flat projects. Looking forward to your help.
They should all straighten out after you assemble them all together! If you’d like to block them before hand (some people do this so they can join them easily since they are all straight when you block them), you can simply take some pins and pin the squares in the shape you’d like them (you can do this on those foam puzzle piece mats for kids or a gardener knee pad) spray them with some water and once they dry they should be good to go!