A crocheted dinosaur baby rattle with a blue head, coral colours spikes, and a stem made up of four multicoloured balls for an easy grip

Dewey the Dinosaur Crochet Rattle

Dinosaur Crochet Baby Rattle Free Pattern

Looking for a unique and adorable baby shower gift that will be loved by both parents and their little ones? Look no further than our handmade dinosaur crochet baby rattle! This cute and cuddly rattle is the perfect size for little hands to hold and shake. Whether you’re a crochet enthusiast looking for your next project for your craft fair (don’t miss our craft fair tips!) or a new parent searching for a special toy for your little one, our dinosaur crochet baby rattle is sure to be a hit.

Last year, we had a really fun crochet along to make Dewey the amigurumi dinosaur from our Juna Series of crochet animals. It was so much fun seeing all your crochet dinosaurs and so now you can crochet this cute rattle along with the Dewey toy for a really sweet crocheted set for the sweet little babies in your life.

blue crochet dinosaur and matching baby rattle

About this Crochet Dinosaur Rattle Pattern

This dinosaur rattle amigurumi is crocheted to be approximately 8 inches tall. What I really love about crocheting this dinosaur rattle is that you can use any colours that you want (because who has seen a dinosaur to tell you that you’re wrong!). So you can match it to the nursery colours for this special little one.

Like the other crocheted baby rattles in our series, this dinosaur baby rattle has a stem that is perfect for your little one to grip. We will be crocheting on the eyes of the dinosaur to make it safe for your precious little one.

Now let’s get started and crochet this cutie together!

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blue crochet dinosaur baby rattle. The text overlay says quick and easy crochet dinosaur rattle free pattern

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Crochet Dinosaur Rattle Free Pattern

This pattern is for your personal use only and cannot be sold, copied, or reproduced in anyway without permission from the designers. You may sell finished objects made from this pattern but please give credit to chaicoffeecrochet.com as the pattern designers.

Tools and Supplies You Will Need

  • Yarn: You need a small amount of DK yarn in the colours of your dinosaur body and spikes, plus four colours for the stem of the rattle.
  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Embroidery thread: A small amount of black for eyes, eyebrows, mouth, and nostrils. A small amount of white to outline the eyes.
  • 24 mm Rattle insert

Stitches Used and Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms.

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

How to Crochet a Dinosaur Baby Rattle


body of the dinosaur rattle with a blue head and a multicoloured stem

Using the body colour

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 5: (3 SC, INC) six times (30)

Round 6: (4 SC, INC) six times (36)

Round 7: (5 SC, INC) six times (42)

Round 8-14 (7 rounds): SC around (42)

Round 15: (5 SC, INVDEC) six times (36)

Round 16: (4 SC, INVDEC) six times (30)

Round 17: (3 SC, INVDEC) six times (24)

Now stuff the head and place the rattle insert inside the head. Make sure that the rattle insert is well surrounded by stuffing to keep the softness of the head.

Round 18: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 19: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to colour of the first ball

Keep stuffing as you go.

Round 20: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 21: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 22-24 (3 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 25: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 26: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to the colour of the second ball

Round 27: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 28: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 29-31 (3 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 32: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 33: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to the colour of the third ball

Round 34: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 35: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 36-38 (3 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 39: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 40: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to the colour of the fourth ball

Round 41: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 42: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 43-45 (3 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 46: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 47: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Round 48: INVDEC six times (6)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.


Using the body colour.

Round 1: Ch 7. Starting in the second chain from the hook, 5 SC, 3 SC in the next chain as your work turns. Now continue on the other side of the chain. 4 SC and INC in the last chain (14)

Round 2: INC, 4 SC, (INC) in each of the next three stitches, 4 SC, (INC) in each of the next two stitches (20)

Round 3-6 (4 rounds): SC in each stitch around (20)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff lightly and sew the muzzle onto your dinosaur between rounds 13 and 17.

dinosaur amigurumi baby rattle with a green head, yellow spikes and a yellow blue and green stem

Spikes (make 3)

Using the accent colour. The accent colour can be the same as one of the colours of the balls of your rattle.

Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)

Round 2: (SC, INC) three times (6)

Round 3: (2 SC, INC) three times (9)

Round 4-5 (2 rounds): SC around (9)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Flatten the spike and sew it closed. Sew the spikes onto the back of the head, evenly spaced apart.

close up of the head of the dinosaur baby rattle

Eyes (Make 2)

Using black embroidery thread

Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)

Sl st to the first SC. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the eyes on at Round 9, approximately 5 stitches apart. Embroider on eyebrows, nostrils, and mouth. Embroider eye glints using white yarn and outline the eyes using white yarn.

crochet dinosaur baby rattle with blue head, coral spikes, and a multi-coloured stem

Your dinosaur rattle is now ready! We hope you enjoyed crocheting it as much as we did! You can pair it with our Dewey the Dinosaur toy from our Juna series of amigurumi animals for an adorable baby gift. Or you can try some of our other free crochet rattle patterns.

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Dinosaur Crochet Baby Rattle Free Pattern