FREE PATTERN: Arlo from ‘The Good Dinosaur’

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Without further ado I present to you my amigurumi pattern for Arlo from Disney Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’! Though he’s a huge Apatosaurus in the movie – this Arlo is only 12cm (about 5″) tall. I hope you enjoy making him as much as I did!

MATERIALS:

  • Green Yarn (I used DK Lightworsted Yarn as that is the Australian standard)
  • Darker Green Yarn (for mouth)
  • White Felt
  • Brown Felt
  • Black Felt
  • Dark Green Felt
  • Fibre Fill
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 2.75mm Hook
  • Tweezers (optional)

This crochet pattern is written is US terms.

BODY:

Arlo’s tail, body and neck are worked together in one piece. The pattern begins at Arlo’s tail.

R1: Sc5 into a Magic Ring

R2: Sc5 (5sts)

R3: Sc2 into 1sc, sc1 in next 3 sc, sc2 into 1sc (7sts)

R4: Sc2 into 1sc, sc1 in next 5 sc, sc2 into 1sc (9sts)

R5: Sc2 into 1sc, sc1 in next 7sc, sc2 into 1sc (11sts)

R6: Sc11 (11sts)

R7: Sc2 into 1sc, sc1 in next 3sc, sc2 into next 1sc, sc1 into next sc, sc2 into next 1sc, sc1 into next 3sc, sc2 into 1sc (15sts)

R8: *2sc, sc2 into 1sc* rep 5 times (20sts)

R9: Sc20 (20sts)

R10: *3sc, sc2 into 1sc* rep 5 times (25sts)

R11-12: Sc25 (25sts)

R13: *3sc, dec 1sc* rep 5 times (20sts)

R14: 5sc, 10 hdc, 5sc (20sts)

R15: 3 sl st, 2 hdc, 10dc, 2 hdc, 3 sl st (20sts)

Stuff the body. You will now be crocheting the neck and may want to progressively stuff it as you crochet.

R16-18: Repeat R15

R19: *2sc, dec 1sc* rep 5 times (15sts)

R20-23: 15sc (15sts)

R24: *3sc, dec 1sc* rep 3 times (12sts)

R25-30: 12sc (12sts)

Cast off and leave a long tail so that you can attach the head later.

Arlo’s ‘Body’ should looks something like this when you are done. Your neck part will look longer as I added rows to the neck part after I took these photos.

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The yellow dots are where various rows began. As you can see, they are not in a straight line, so don’t worry if yours looks the same way.

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FRONT LEGS (Make 2):

R1: Sc6 in Magic Ring (6sts)

R2: 2sc in each sc (12sts)

R3: *1sc, 2sc in next sc* rep 6 times (18sts)

R4: 18sc in BLO

R5: *1sc, dec 1sc* rep 6 times (12sts)

R6: *2sc, dec 1sc* rep 3 times (9sts)

Stuff the foot base. I didn’t stuff the rest of the leg to maintain the lankiness of Arlo’s legs.

R7-R11: Sc9 (9sts)

R12: *1sc, dec 1sc* rep 3 times (6sts)

Cast off. Leave tail for sewing.

BACK LEGS (Make 2):

R1: Sc6 in Magic Ring (6sts)

R2: 2sc in each sc (12sts)

R3: *1sc, 2sc in next sc* rep 6 times (18sts)

R4: 18sc in BLO

R5: *1sc, dec 1sc* rep 6 times (12sts)

R6: *2sc, dec 1sc* rep 3 times (9sts)

Stuff the foot base.

R7-R10: Sc9 (9sts)

R11: *1sc, dec 1sc* rep 3 times (6sts)

Cast off. Leave tail for sewing.

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HEAD:

Chain 7 (Foundation Chain)

R1: Starting with the second chain from the hook, Sc 4 into the back loops. Sc4 into next sc. Turn and Sc4 into front loops. Sc4 into last sc. (16sts)

R2: *3sc, 2sc in next sc* rep 4 times (20sts)

R3-5: Sc20 (20sts)

R6: 2sc into 1sc, 2sc, 2sc into 1sc, 16sc (22sts)

R7-8: Sc22 (22sts)

R9: Dec 1sc, 2sc, dec 1sc, 16sc (20sts)

R10: Sc20 (20sts)

R11: *2sc, dec 1sc* rep 5 times (15sts)

R12: 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 10sc (15sts)

R13: 2 dc into 1 sc, 2 dc, 2 dc into 1sc, 1 hdc, 10sc (17sts)

R14: 1 hdc, 2hdc into 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 hdc into 1sc, 2 hdc, 10sc (19sts)

R15: 18sc, 2sc in 1 sc (20sts)

Begin stuffing head.

R16: *2sc, dec 1sc* rep 5 times (15sts)

R17: *1sc, dec 1sc* (10sts)

Complete stuffing head.

R18: Dec 1sc 5 times (5sts)

Cast off. Sew in end.

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ASSEMBLING ARLO:

Sew Arlo’s legs to his body.

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Using your dark green yarn sew a mouth onto Arlo’s head.

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Attach Arlo’s head to his body. I chose to attach Arlo’s head at an angle – I thought it gave him a bit more character. After this, Arlo should look something like this:

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Cut out the following pieces out of felt.

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Glue the different felt pieces to Arlo. As the pieces are quite small, I found using a tweezer to glue pieces helpful.

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After all this you will have your very own Arlo!

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I hope you like this pattern. Please let me know if you find any mistakes. Please also let me know if you make your own Arlo – I would love to see them!

Arlo from ‘The Good Dinosaur’ is copyright of Walt Disney Studios (2015).This pattern is an original pattern by Rachel of Drawn and Hooked (December 2015). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. You may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site, sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern. Thank you!

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12 thoughts on “FREE PATTERN: Arlo from ‘The Good Dinosaur’

  1. Pingback: Hooked: Amigurumi Stegosaurus | drawn and hooked

  2. Is it possible there is a mistake in r8? I need to repeat *3sc, sc2 into 1sc* 4 times, which meanes I need 16 sts. But I only have 15 sts from row 7.

      • Hi Michelle! I just checked and you were right – there was a mistake! R8 is now *2sc, sc2 into 1sc* rep 5 times (20sts) which makes transitioning from the 15sts in R7 possible.

        Thank you so much for letting me know! I’m excited to hear that you’re using the pattern! 🙂

  3. Hey. I’m having trouble with the beginning if the head. Is it worked in rows. Or in the round?
    I really can’t figure out the start menu chain 7. Then the next stuff doesn’t make sense to me.
    If you could clarify what I’m suppose to do that would be great.
    Thanks

    • Hi Tammy,

      The head is worked in a round. It starts from the Arlo’s nose, working towards the back of the head. As Arlo’s nose is an oval shape, it is started with a foundation chain as a base.

      All About Ami’s tutorial has a great tutorial on crocheting a foundation chain which you can find here – http://www.allaboutami.com/post/124159532501/foundationchain

      I hope that helps you. Please let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂

      Rachel

  4. Mi madre esta intentando hacerle esta dinosaurio a mi hija, pero no se aclara con los símbolos. ¿me podrias pasar alguna explicación?

  5. Hola cómo estas?Tengo una duda respecto al significado del patron(PDX) en la R15.Si me podrias aclarar ese simbolo te lo agradeceria mucho.Gracias!☺

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