Free Pattern Friday! Pterodactyl Plush

Hi everyone!
I realize my pattern collection could use some more dinosaurs, and my pattern poll has steered me towards this cute pterodactyl! I thought it would be a great opportunity to make a little friend for my previous T-Rex pattern 🦖
So this pterodactyl has a similar body to the T-Rex, except of course with a smaller tail and wings instead of arms. Meanwhile the head is a classic bird shape, complete with a big chunky beak and a little curved crest. And to fit alongside his T-Rex friend, this one can also be made with the silly, mischievous eyes.

With all that in mind, I rated it a 3/10 in difficulty. I do think it’s just a touch easier than the T-Rex, because it doesn’t have that strange seam across the head for the teeth. Instead it has a gusset in the bottom of the head for the bird shape.
As always, the pattern comes with applique templates to make the eyes if you’re using a regular sewing machine or working by hand. There are also embroidery files available for both kinds of eyes if you have an embroidery machine. They’re both 4″ x 4″ sized, so no need to break out the big hoops.
I hope you all like it!

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13 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Pterodactyl Plush”

  1. This is amazing. I call my kids dinosaurs. The older is a raptor (and the trex pattern is great for her) and the younger is my pterodactyl! Now I have to make this!
    Any chance I can get a 50% sized embroidery pattern of the mischievous eyes??

    Thank you for being so amazing with all your patterns!

  2. I love this new pattern, thank you very much!
    It is of great help for beginners like me, to be able to advance in levels with your designs.

  3. Thank you so much for this! I was looking for something to make my two older sisters before they go off to college, and thanks to you I know what I’m making! <3

  4. My 6 yr old daughter is obsessed with dinos, especially the pteradon family from Dinosaur Train. She is going to squeal with delight when I make this! Thank you so much for this & all your amazing patterns.
    Any chance a triceratops is on your list…? 😁

  5. It will be that you can make charizard chibi to be able to do it for my daughter I would appreciate it very much

  6. Thank you so much for this pattern! I changed it slightly to make a cliffracer from Morrowind and it was just perfect.

  7. Hi ! I’m a french so i hope my english will not be too bad. Anyway, thanks for this cute ptera plush, i will try to make one for my soon-to-be born nephew. But i have a question, if you don’t mind : can we use a curve needle to sew the body and the head together ? I don’t know if the term is good, but it’s a needle use to sew sofa and others things of this type (for exemple). Thanks again !

    1. You could certainly use a curved needle 😊 I know some plush makers that prefer it. So if it works for you, that would be great. I believe they are sometimes thicker because they are intended for heavy fabrics, like the sofa you said. So it may not be as easy to pierce finer fabrics.

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