Join hundreds of crocheters and make an adorable granny square dinosaur blanket! Starts May 19th! Find out how to join 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 #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.