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Dinosaurs to Crochet: A Crochet Book Review

Dinosaurs to Crochet by Megan Kreiner - a Crochet Book Review by The Loopy Lamb

Got a dinosaur lover in your life?  Looking for a great crochet dinosaur pattern?  Read this in-depth review of Dinosaurs to Crochet by Megan Kreiner and enter for your chance to win a copy of this new crochet book!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve probably caught on to the fact that I’m a bit of a crochet book lover. I have a stack of crochet-related books next to my bed that I’m working through. This week I read Dinosaurs to Crochet by Megan Kreiner so I thought I’d review it for you all this week. I’m also giving away a copy of this book! Keep reading to find out how to enter.

Last fall, after a dramatic trip to the library, I made it home with a copy of Christmas Ornaments to Crochet: 31 Festive and Fun-to-Make Designs for a Handmade Holiday by Megan Kreiner. (You can read that review and the tale about the dreaded library trip HERE). I came home, consumed the book and posted my review.

I was so shocked when Megan contacted me directly and thanked me for the review. It seriously made my day. She mentioned that she had a dinosaur crochet book in the works. Dinosaurs are a big deal at my house so we couldn’t wait for it to come out.

Fast forward several months and Dinosaurs to Crochet is here and my first impression was “This. is. SO. COOL!” I reached out to Megan and she kindly arranged to get me a copy of the book to review.

Megan is an animator for DreamWorks (how cool is that?) and her attention to detail in this book is insane. The dinosaurs in Dinosaurs to Crochet aren’t your normal cutesy cartoonish crochet dinosaurs. These dinosaurs are legit. They look like actual dinosaurs and each one is an absolute work of art. Don’t believe me? Take a look at this ankylosaurus!

crochet ankylosaus from new book by Megan Kreiner

Each pattern is accompanied with multiple pictures to guide you through the process of making your own prehistoric pal. Many of the projects include instructions for utilizing wire to make your dinosaur poseable and keep them stabilized. It is an optional step but I love that it is included

Dinosaurs to Crochet comes with 12 patterns so you’re sure to find something for the dinosaur lover in your life. Dinosaurs in this book include:
– T-Rex
– Triceratops
– Stegasaurus
– Velociraptor
– Brachiasaurus
– Pteradon
– and more!

Preview of crochet triceratops from new dinosaur pattern book by Megan Kreiner

As with most crochet books, Dinosaurs to Crochet includes written and visual instructions for the stitches used in the book, crochet and finishing techniques. I found the patterns to be clear, concise and logical. If you’re a beginner or absolutely new to amigurumi, all the steps involved may seem a little daunting upon first inspection but I think Megan has done a great job of making this book accessible to everyone.

This book generated a lot of excitement when it arrived at my house. My family has already put in requests for me to make almost every dinosaur in this book. Even my husband asked me to make him a triceratops. So if you plan on getting yourself a copy of Dinosaurs to Crochet, you may find yourself very busy making dinosaurs if you forget to put it away when company is over.

If you’re interested in buying a copy of Dinosaurs to Crochet by Megan Kreiner, it can be purchased from Amazon HERE. If you purchase through this link, I will get a small commission which helps keep my site running and my patterns free.

Group of triceratops looking at a crochet triceratops in Dinosaurs to Crochet by Megan Kreiner
My husband and I had a bit of fun taking pictures.

Giveaway Time!

Thanks to Spring House Press, I have a copy of this wonderful book to giveaway to one lucky winner! Please read the rules and regulations below before entering. Good luck!

This giveaway is open to US and Canada addresses only (void where prohibited). The giveaway ends September 6, 2019, at 12:15am EDT time. To enter, use the KingSumo form below. Please use a desktop computer to enter if you are experiencing difficulties on mobile devices. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are for optional, bonus entries only.

The winner will receive a copy of Dinosaurs to Crochet by Megan Kreiner, and will be notified by email.

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