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2007
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How to put together a dragon

Here is the free pattern for a basic dragon. It was created by "oldbaglady" on www.Crochetville.org

Bulky yarn (I used Bernat Softee Chunky for my baby snow dragon)
"G" hook
tapestry or darning needle to sew pieces together
stitch markers (or a piece of yarn or thread to mark ends of rounds)
two post eyes or buttons, or for young children, eyes could be embroidered on
fiberfill or stuffing material

Abbreviations used:
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
ss = slip stitch
inc = increase (do 2 single crochets in one stitch)
dec = decrease ( insert hook into first stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the two loops on your hook)

Head

As amigurumi is made in spirals, do not join rounds. Use a stitch marker or a piece of thread or yarn to mark the end of your rounds.

Start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around (12 sc)
Rnd 3 -6 : work even, no inc or dec (12 sc)
Rnd 7: 2 sc (inc) in each of the first 6 st, sc in each of remaining 6 sc (18 sc) (This starts to form the forehead ridge)
Rnd 8: sc in each of the first 8 st, 2 sc (inc) in the next 2 st, sc in the remaining 8 st (20 sc)
Rnd 9 - 11: work even, no inc or dec (20 sc)
Rnd 12: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 3 st* repeat from * to * around (16 sc)
Rnd 13:*sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 2 st* repeat from * to * around (12 sc)
Rnd 14: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next st* repeat from * to * around (8 sc)
ss in next st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for closing and sewing.

BODY

Start 4 sc in a magic ring. (4 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around (8 sc)
Rnd 3 -5 : work even, no inc or dec (8 sc)
Rnd 6: *1 sc in first st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (12 sc)
Rnd 7 - 8: work even, no inc or dec (12 sc)
Rnd 9: *1 sc in first 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in third st* repeat from * to * around. (16 sc)
Rnd 10:*1 sc in first 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in fourth st* repeat from * to * around. (20 sc)
Rnd 11: *1 sc in first 4 st, 2 sc (inc) in fifth st* repeat from * to * around. (24 sc)
Rnd 12: *1 sc in first 5 st, 2 sc (inc) in sixth st* repeat from * to * around. (28 sc)
Rnd 13 - 16: work even, no inc or dec (28 sc)
Rnd 17: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 5 st* repeat from * to * around ( 24 sc)
Rnd 18: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 4 st* repeat from * to * around ( 20 sc)
Rnd 19:*sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 3 st* repeat from * to * around ( 16 sc)
Rnd 20: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 2 st* repeat from * to * around ( 12 sc)
Rnd 21: *sc first 2 st together (dec)* repeat from * to * around. (6 sc) ss in next st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for closing and sewing.

TAIL

Start 3 sc in a magic ring (3 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around (6 sc)
Rnd 3: work even, no inc or dec (6 sc)
Rnd 4: *1 sc in first st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (9 sc)
Rnd 5: work even, no inc or dec (9 sc)
Rnd 6: *1 sc in first 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st* repeat from * to * around. (12 sc)
Rnd 7: work even, no inc or dec (12 sc)
Rnd 8: *1 sc in first 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st* repeat from * to * around. (15 sc)
Rnd 9: work even, no inc or dec (15 sc)
Rnd 10: *1 sc in first 4 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st* repeat from * to * around. (18 sc)
Rnd 11: work even, no inc or dec (18 sc)
Rnd 12: *1 sc in first 5 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st* repeat from * to * around. (21 sc)
Rnd 13 - 15: work even, no inc or dec (21 sc) At the end of rnd 15, ss in next st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

FEET (Make 2)

Start 4 sc in a magic ring. (4 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around (8 sc)
Rnd 3: *1 sc in first st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (12 sc)
Rnd 4 - 6: work even, no inc or dec (12 sc)
Rnd 7: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next st* repeat from * to * around (8 sc)
Rnd 8: work even, no inc or dec. (8 sc) ss in next st, and fasten off, leaving a long tail for closing and sewing.

ARMS (Make 2)

Start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)
Rnd 2 - 6: work even, no inc or dec (6 sc)
Rnd 7: *1 sc in first 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st* repeat from * to * around. (8 sc)
Rnd 8 - 9: work even, no inc or dec (8 sc)
Rnd 10: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 2 st* repeat from * to * around (6 sc) ss in next st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

EARS AND SPINES (Make 5)

Start 4 sc in a magic ring. (4 sc)
Rnd 2: *1 sc in first st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (6 sc)
Rnd 3: *1 sc in first 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st* repeat from * to * around. (8 sc)
Rnd 4: *1 sc in first 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st* repeat from * to * around. (10 sc)
Rnd 5: work even, no inc or dec (10 sc) ss in next st, and fasten off, leaving a long tail for closing and sewing.

Weave long tail through the last row of two of these pieces and gather, these are the ears.
The other 3 pieces fold flat (to look like a triangle) and are sewn on the back for the spines.

EYELIDS (Make 2)

6 sc in a magic ring. This is the exception to working in spirals. At the end of this round, chain one, and turn
Rnd 2: sc in each st around (6 sc)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

ASSEMBLY DIRECTIONS:

It's easiest for me to pin my body parts into place before sewing them, to make sure they're balanced and in the correct position.

Sew eye lids into place on the head, then attach eyes. Stuff head, and weave yarn through last row of stitches in the back of the head, gathering to close. (I run the yarn down the back of the head to use to sew the head to the neck) Set aside.

Stuff body and neck. Weave yarn through last row of stitches on the bottom of the body, gathering to close. Fasten off, and weave in end.

Stuff feet, and weave yarn though the last row of stitches to gather closed. Use remaining yarn to attach feet to the bottom of the body.

Stuff tail, position on the back of the body, and sew into place.

Stuff only the bottom of the arms, and sew into place on the body. (I positioned them folded across the belly of my dragon to pose him, and sewed them into place.)

Sew head onto body. Position ears on head and sew into place.

Sew spines in a line down the back of the dragon.

A good tutorial for making a magic ring can be found here:
http://crochetme.com/Dec_Jan_0405/reads_round.html

If you're not comfortable with using a magic ring, you can also start with the traditional method (chain two and work appropriate numbers of sc into second chain from the hook) but I find it leaves too big a hole for my tastes.

Enjoy your baby dragon!

I didn't use the eye ridges and I added wings and horns.

This is how I put mine together.

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Instructions

  • How to make a food plushie. Pinkie The Dragon - Step 1
    Step 1

    As seen here, I used a piece of black yarn to mark where my rounds started so that I can count my stitches. These are the stitches you will need to know to make the dragon.

    sl = slip stitch
    ch = chain
    sc = single crochet
    hdc = half double crochet
    dc = double crochet
    tc = treble crochet
    st = stitch
    sk = skip

  • How to make a food plushie. Pinkie The Dragon - Step 2
    Step 2

    print out the pattern and crochet all the parts. You will have:
    1 body
    1 tail
    1 head
    2 ears
    2 arms
    2 legs

    Leave long pieces of yarn at the ends so that you can stuff them then finish crocheting them shut.

  • How to make a food plushie. Pinkie The Dragon - Step 3
    Step 3

    I put them together in this order:

    stuff the body but not too much stuffing so that it is squeezable.

    Next is the tail, stuff and attach it.

    Next are the legs so that the dragon will stand up. Remember to angle the tail and legs so that it is balanced.

    I then place the arms up by what I would call the shoulders and attach them. Make sure when you attach the arms and legs that they are all across from each other and they are facing in the same direction.

    I also just put enough stuffing in the arms and legs to fill out the very tips of them.

  • How to make a food plushie. Pinkie The Dragon - Step 4
    Step 4

    I then pick out safety eyes and put them on the head. Make sure you have them straight since you will stretch out the head when you stuff it.

    Sew on the ears and crochet 2 horns:
    20 ch pretty tight,
    sk 1 st then sc as tight as possible.
    The horns will naturally curl with a tight stitch.

  • How to make a food plushie. Pinkie The Dragon - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take your dark yarn and sew on the paws and nose with a yarn needle.

    I just went through 2 or 3 times to make sure it showed up well.

  • How to make a food plushie. Pinkie The Dragon - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the wings making 2:
    ch 10 turn

    sk 1 st and sc across, ch 2 turn (9)

    sk 1 st and dc across, ch 2 turn (9)

    sk 1 st and dc across, ch 4 turn (9)

    4 dc in 1st st, sk 2 st and sl in next st, ch 4, 4 dc in same st, sk 2 st, sl in next st, ch 4, 4 dc in same st, sk 2 st, sl in next st (3 shells on their side looking like fins) turn

    sc in each st up the front and sl st down the back of each shell, turn

    attach alt color and sc up the back and hdc down the front of the curves and repeat for ea shell. tie off. make 2 then attach to the back of the dragon at the shoulders on down.

  • How to make a food plushie. Pinkie The Dragon - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take yarn on yarn needle and attach to tip of tail. Make loops up the back from tail tip to top of head about 1 1/2 inches long. Then crochet in each loop sc, hdc, dc, tc, dc, hdc, sc until all loops are filled.

  • How to make a food plushie. Pinkie The Dragon - Step 8
    Step 8

    Your dragon is now complete and ready to be named. Oh, and you have to post them so I can see what yours came out like.

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kimberly.hodges.5059
kimberly.hodges.5059 · Maumelle, Arkansas, US · 2 projects
THIS IS WHY I NEED TO LEARN TO CROCHET GKKTNGKIJVNHUITKV Y U NO TEACH ME GRANDMA!!1
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n___n~<3
n___n~<3 · Aberdeen, Maryland, US
ACK!!! So i've been working on this for a while and i cant seem to figure out the spines ears and wings!!! any tips i dont think i'm reading the pettern right or something T-T
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DevilPuppy
DevilPuppy · Rochester, New York, US · 7 projects
Aww if I could crochet I would make one but as it is I totally want one, he's adorable!
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Gone Neko
Gone Neko · Milan, Lombardy, IT · 29 projects
wanna make it! *___*
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Serpentira
Serpentira · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 3 projects
So adorable! Too bad crochet has so far proved to be the one craft that totally eludes me (I can't even make a basic square...) If I ever do manage to get the hang of it this will definitely end up on my project list though... Happy
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Amanda C.
Amanda C.
I'm loving this pattern, but I can't seem to find instructions for making the horns.
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victoria j.
victoria j. · 1 project
you should sell thees
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victoria j.
victoria j. · 1 project
you should sell thees
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Kenneth O.
Kenneth O. · Albuquerque, New Mexico, US · 1 project
Oh my god.

That is just too adorable! <3 I couldn't possibly make this (my crocheting skills are below par), but this is just the cutest pattern ever! Wonderful job. Absolutely wonderful! <3
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Surf jewels
Surf jewels · Southend-on-Sea, England, GB · 11 projects
how cute is that? that might be one to do when i hav a bit of time.
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