Triceratops Amigurumi

Louie's Loops

Beginner difficulty


30 minutes



The Triceratops Amigurumi is one of four dinosaur crochet patterns included with our Dinosaur Bundle Amigurumi Crochet Kit. This pattern is quick and requires almost no sewing together! It is also beginner friendly, however if you're completely new to crocheting then also check out our Crocheting 101 Starter Kit.

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What you'll create

What you'll learn

What you'll need

Cotton Yarn



Color A

Crochet Hook

G6 / 4.00 mm

Safety Bead (x2)

6 mm

Darning Needle




Chain Stitch




Slip Stitch


Single Crochet




Invisible Decrease


Front / Back Loops Only


Double Crochet


Half-Double Crochet


Bobble Stitch (4-dc bobble)

Other Useful Info


5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1”
Finished piece is about 3” tall
Mostly worked in the round (without turning)

The Pattern

Use the checkboxes to track your progress
(1:23) The time codes match to the pattern video

01The Horns

[All in White]
Ch 2, Working in the BLO of the 2rd ch from the hook, sc 1

Ch 1, cut the yarn and pull through to sew along the neck and back.

02The Body

[All in Main color]
Ch 2 or use the magic loop method

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook or into magic loop (4)

Rnd 2: sc 1, inc, working in BLO, sc 1, working in both loops, inc (6)

Rnd 3: inc in each st (12)

Rnd 4: [sc 3, inc] repeat 3 times (15)

Rnd 5: [sc 4, inc] repeat 3 times (18)

Rnd 6: sc 6, working in FLO, sc 1, [hdc 1, m.p, hdc 1] repeat 5 times, sc 1 (18 [+5 m.p])

Alternate Frill Option

Use the following Rnd to create an alternate version of the frill crown which is slightly larger and has a white edging. I’ve even made a second full length video for it which you can watch here!

*Note: dcinc = Double Crochet Increase (2dc in the same stitch)

Rnd 6*: sc 6, working in FLO, sc 1, hdc 1, dcinc 1, dc 1, dcinc 1, dc 2, dcinc 1, dc 1, dcinc 1, hdc 1, sc 1 (22)

Using a strand of white yarn begin going around the outer stitches of the frill towards the center. When you reach the center hide the end down through the center of the frill and into the body. Repeat this same process on the opposite side of the frill so that the white stitches are both pointing inward towards the center of the face.

Rnd 7: sc 6, working in BLO from Rnd 5, sc 12 (18)

Rnd 8: sc 1, bo, sc 2, bo, sc 13 (18)

Add eyes and horns. Eyes go into Rnd 3 stitch number 6 and 11.

Horns are sewn on into the center (using the unused FLO from Rnd 1 as a guide), and just under the frill in Rnd 5 over stitches 10 and 14. See video at (08:18) for detailed instructions.

Rnd 9 - 11: sc in each st (18 x 3)

Rnd 12: sc 2, bo, sc 3, bo, sc 11 (18)

Rnd 13: sc in each st (18)

Rnd 14: [sc 1, invdec] repeat 6 times (12)

Stuff slightly.

Rnd 15: invdec, sc 2, invdec 4 (7)

Stuff fully.

Rnd 16: invdec, sc 1, invdec, sc 1, 1 (5)

Cut the yarn and pull through. Sew together

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67 thoughts on “Triceratops Amigurumi”

  1. I loved making this triceratops! And the same thing as Jillybean134, all my friends at school want one!

  2. I recently bought a triceratops pattern from byeolco on etsy and it is identical to this pattern but with a different frill pattern, it was posted in july 2023 so it’s obviously a rip off of your work

  3. This is the best pattern for ticeratops! And the boxes to check off every round is just super cool! TYSM Louie. (Litterally this is the only tricertops pattern out there!)

  4. I figured out the video, please just update the pattern to explain the mini picot in writing. Sorry if my comment seemed passive aggressive just not a video person

    • Agreed. Im not a video person either and had no idea what m.p meant till I saw your comment. Very confusing if you want to read the pattern instead of watching the video

  5. Amazing Pattern! Great seller at markets, and makes for a cute, quick and easy crochet project! Love Louie’s patterns as always <3

    • I love this, so adorable. I’m excited about learning how to design! These are so little and cute. No one can resist these mini cuties.

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