Crochet Dragon

Crochet Dragon

19th June 2019 0 By cosycrochet
Crochet Dragon

Crochet Dragon

Over the last three weeks I have released the tutorial for the Princess castle and also the amigurumi Princess and Knight doll patterns.  For the final week of the Princess Castle series week I am sharing my favourite pattern, the Dragon.   The finished dragon measures around 29cm tall and is 19cm wide across his wings.  Like the princess & the Knight, the dragon  fits perfectly into the Princess Castle.   He is made using DK yarn and a 2.5mm hook and is constructed in several pieces that are sewn or crocheted together as well as using some join as you go techniques.

Like the Princess & the Knight dolls, the dragon also works as a great scrap busting project, as he doesn’t use very much yarn in any colour, less than 30-50g depending on whether you make him using DK yarn or not.   He also has 5mm safety eyes and whilst he takes a little longer to make than the princess or the knight he is definitely worth taking the time over.   I based much of this pattern on my Therizinosaurus pattern but added his own unique details too.   He would probably work up great in a thicker yarn and larger hook to make a larger toy for cuddling rather than for roll play as he was designed.

Next week, I will be starting to release some smaller summery patterns, and continue to work on getting my summer crochet clothing tested and finished to go on the blog soon.   If you would like to be involved in testing patterns for me then please go to the pattern testing page or message me to find out more information.

You can get the pattern for the crochet Dragon below;

See you next week,

Vicky x

Dragon Amigurumi  

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this dragon

  • DK yarn in the following colours;
    • Dark Blue (less than 50g)
    • Light Blue (less than 50g)
    • Odd amounts of white and red for teeth and fire
  • 5mm hook
  • Stuffing
  • 5mm safety eyes
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

 

  1. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

  • Sc – single crochet
  • Ch – chain
  • Sc inc – sc increase
  • Sc dec – sc decrease
  • m/c – magic circle
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • s-sc – surface single crochet
  • s-sl st – surface slip stitch
  • s-dc – surface double crochet
  • 3 dc tog – 3 double crochets together – yarn over, insert hook and pull up a loop, yarn over and through 2 loops, leave remaining 2 loops on the hook, repeat this 2 more times and then yarn over and pull through all loops.
  1. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • There is no specific gauge for this dragon; you will need to work as tightly as you can.
  • The dragon is made in separate parts, some are joined together as you crochet and others are sewn on.
  • Do not ch 1 at the end of the rows, just turn and work next row, this creates a neater edge
  • Do not sl st and join when working in the round unless otherwise stated as this gives a neater look
  1. Pattern

Dragon Back – work in dark blue starting from the tail

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1
2 3 sc in same stitch 3
3-7 Sc across 3
8 Sc inc, sc, sc inc 5
9-13 Sc across 5
14 Sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc 7
15-16 Sc across 7
17 Sc inc, 5 sc, sc inc 9
18-19 Sc across 9
20 Sc inc, 7 sc, sc inc 11
21-40 Sc across 11
41 Sc dec, 7 sc, sc dec 9
42-43 Sc across 9
44 Sc dc, 5 sc, sc dec 7
45-65 Sc across 7
  Cast off  

 

Dragon Under Body – work in light blue starting from the tail

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1
2 3 sc in same stitch 3
3-7 Sc across 3
8 Sc inc, sc, sc inc 5
9-13 Sc across 5
14 Sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc 7
15-16 Sc across 7
17 Sc inc, 5 sc, sc inc 9
18-19 Sc across 9
20 Sc inc, 7 sc, sc inc 11
21-26 Sc across 11
27 Sc inc, 9 sc, sc inc 13
28-29 Sc across 13
30 Sc inc, 11 sc, sc inc 15
31 Sc inc, 13 sc, sc inc 17
32 Sc inc, 15 sc, sc inc 19
33 Sc inc, 17 sc, sc inc 21
34-39 Sc across 21
40 Sc dec, 17 sc, sc dec 19
41 Sc dec, 15 sc, sc dec 17
42 Sc dec, 13 sc, sc dec 15
43 Sc dec, 11 sc, sc dec 13
44 Sc dec, 9 sc, sc dec 11
45 Sc dec, 7 sc, sc dec 9
46 Sc dec, 5 sc, sc dec 7
47-49 Sc across 7
50 Sc dec, 3 sc, sc dec 5
51-65 Sc across 5
  Cast off  

 

  • You now need to sc the back and body pieces together. Position the pieces so the tails are together and the insides facing each other.   Then hold the pieces so the back is towards you, starting at the neck and working round to the tail and back to the neck again single crochet the pieces together in dark blue.  Stuff tail and body as you go.

 

Dragon Legs – work 2 in dark blue (starting at the ankle)

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 6 and sl st to form a ring 6
2-4 Sc around 6
5 (2 sc, sc inc) x 2 8
6-8 Sc around 8
9 (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 10
10 Sc around 10
11 (4 sc, sc inc) x 2 12
12 Sc around 12
13 (5 sc, sc inc) x 2 14
14 (6 sc, sc inc) x 2 16
15 (7 sc, sc inc) x 2 18
16 Sc around 18
17 (sc, sc dec) x 6 12
18 Sc around 12
19 (sc dec) x 6 6
  Sl st and cast off leaving a long tail  
  Sew leg to the body starting at the base of row 22 on the body, it leg should fit nicely under the belly portion rows of 30-44.  

 

Dragon Front Toes – work 6 in dark blue

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in m/c 4
2-3 Sc around 4
4-5 Sc around 4
  Sl st and cast off  

 

Dragon Back Toes – work 2 in dark blue

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in m/c 4
2 Sc around 4
3 Sc around 4
  Sl st and cast off  

 

Dragon Feet – work 2 in dark blue

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 Sc around 6
3 Left Foot Only – attach back toe with 2 sc, 4 sc 6
3 Right Foot Only – 4 sc, attach back toe with 2 sc 6
4 Sc around 6
5 (Attach toe with 2 sc) x 3 6
  Cast off and sew shut.   Sew a few stitches through the toes to help the sit right you should have the middle claw slightly higher than the other two.  
  Sew foot underneath legs with back toes pointing towards each other  

 

Dragon Lower Jaw – make 1 in dark blue

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in m/c 4
2 Sc around 4
  Switch to Granite Grey  
3 (sc, sc inc) x 2 6
4 (2 sc, sc inc) x 2 8
5 (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 10
6-8 Sc around 10
  Sl st and cast off  

 

Dragon Head – in dark blue

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in m/c 4
2-3 Sc around 4
  Switch to lilac  
4 (sc, sc inc) X 2 6
5 (2 sc, sc inc) x 2 8
6 (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 10
7 (4 sc, sc inc) x 2 12
8 3dc tog, 5 sc, 3 dc tog, 5 sc 12
9 Sc around 12
10 2 sc, attach jaw with 4 sc (make sure the teeth side points towards the lilac head), 6 sc 12
11 Sc around 12
  If using safety eyes attach now in the 3dc tog made in round 9 then stuff head  
12 (sc dec) x 6 6
  Sl st and cast off  
13 Use white to sew teeth to the top jaw, remember to make the front teeth larger  
  • Sew head to neck using dark blue

Dragon Fire – work in red

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 8, sk ch, sl st x 2, ch 3, sk ch, sl st x 4, ch 3, sk ch, sl st x 5, cast off and sew into mouth  

 

 Dragon back detail – work in light blue

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Starting at the top of the dragon head

(s-sl st x 3, s-sc, s-dc, s-dc, s-sc) rep down to the tip of the tail and finish with 3 s-sc

 

 

Dragon Wings – work 6 in dark blue 6 in dark blue

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 2, sk ch and 3 sc in final ch 3
2 Sc across 3
3 Sc inc, sc, sc inc 5
4 Sc across 5
5 Sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc 7
6 Sc across 7
7 Sc inc, 5 sc, sc inc 9
8-17 Sc across 9
18 Hdc, 7sc, hdc 9
19 Ch 2, (dc, hdc in same stitch) 7sc, (hdc, dc in same stitch) 11
  Cast off  

 

  • Lay out the dragon wings so there are 3 pieces of each colour next to each other, with row 1’s next to each other at 1 end and row 11’s next to each other at the opposite end.  Sc each piece together in the same colour as the wing pieces.
  • Take 1 light piece and 1 dark piece and place them on top of each other.  Using dark blue sc the pieces together to create the wing, the dark colour goes on top of the light colour.
  • Sew the wings to the dragons back.
  • Sew in all ends.

 

 

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