3.5.12

Dragon Amigurumi

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FINISHED SIZE: approx. 5-6 in / 12-15 cm tall




Materials:


- bulky weight yarn (you can also use worsted weight yarn and a size G / 4mm hook, but the finished size of the dragon will be smaller)

- small amount of black (or contrasting) yarn for stitching details

- 12mm black safety eyes

- size I (5.5mm) crochet hook

- stuffing

- yarn needle



Abbreviations:


MR = Magic Ring

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

Dec = sc2tog or invisible decrease

st / sts = stitch / stitches

F/O = Fasten Off



Instructions:



BODY


Round 1: Starting with a MR, 6 sc into ring.

Round 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sts)

Round 3: *(Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 4: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Round 5: *(Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 6: *(Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Rounds 7-11: Sc in each st around.

Round 12: *(Dec, sc in each of next 4 sts), repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Rounds 13-14: Sc in each st around.

Round 15: *(Dec, sc in each of next 3 sts), repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Round 16: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, Dec), repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 17: *(Dec, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Sl st in next st and F/O, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

Fill with stuffing.


HEAD


Round 1: Starting with a MR, 6 sc into ring.

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)

Rounds 3-5: Sc in each st around.

Round 6: *(2 sc in next st, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 7: Sc in each st around.

Round 8: Sc in next st, *(2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts), repeat from * to last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st. (24 sts)

Rounds 9-11: Sc in each st around.

Round 12: Sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 7 sts. (30 sts)

Round 13: Sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts. (34 sts)

Rounds 14-18: Sc in each st around.

Round 19: [Sc in each of next 3 sts, Dec] twice, [Sc in each of next 2 sts, Dec] four times, sc in each of next 3 sts, Dec, sc in each of next 3 sts. (27 sts)

Round 20: Sc in each st around.

Round 21: Sc in each of next 8 sts, Dec, sc in each of next 7 sts, Dec, sc in each of next 6 sts, Dec. (24 sts)

Round 22: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, Dec), repeat from * around. (18 sts)

At this point, secure the safety eyes in place and begin stuffing.

Continue stuffing until fastening off.

Round 23: *(Sc in next st, Dec), repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Rounds 24-25: Dec around.

F/O and thread yarn through remaining stitches.

 

 

ARMS


Make 2.

Round 1: Starting with a MR, 6 sc into ring.

Round 2: Sc in each st around.

Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] twice. (8 sts)

Rounds 4-5: Sc in each st around.

F/O, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.


LEGS


Haunches


Make 2.

Round 1: Starting with a MR, 6 sc into ring.

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)

Round 3: *(Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Rounds 4-5: Sc in each st around.

Sl st in next st and F/O, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

Lightly stuff.

Feet


Make 2.

Round 1: Starting with a MR, 6 sc into ring.

Rounds 2-5: Sc in each st around.

F/O, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.


EARS


Make 2.

Ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1, turn.

Row 1: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in last st. Ch 2, turn.

Row 5: Sl st in first st and in next 3 sts, ch 2, sl st in same st, sl st in each st across, ch 2, sl st in same st.

F/O, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.


TAIL


Round 1: Starting with a MR, 4 sc into ring.

Round 2: Sc in each st around.

Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] twice. (6 sts)

Round 4: Sc in each st around.

Round 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] twice. (8 sts)

Rounds 6-7: Sc in each st around.

Round 8: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts] twice. (10 sts)

Round 9: Sc in each st around.

Round 10: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts] twice. (12 sts)

Round 11: Sc in each st around.

Sl st in next st and F/O, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

Fill with stuffing.

 

 

WINGS


Make 2.

Ch 2. 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1, turn.

Row 1: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, dec1 over last 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 6: (Sc in first sc, ch 2, sl st in same sc), sl st in each of next 4 sc, (sc in next sc, ch 2, sl st in same sc) twice, sl st in each of next 4 sc, (sc in next sc, ch 2, sl st in same st).

Sl st approx. 8 sts down the side of the wing to meet up with the other tail of yarn.

F/O, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.


ASSEMBLY


Sew head to body, using the length of yarn from the body segment.

Sew arms to body just beneath head.

Sew haunches to body just beneath arms.

Sew feet to haunches/body near the base of the amigurumi.

Sew tail to body.

Sew ears to head.

Sew wings to back of dragon's body.

With black yarn, embroider details.



13 comments:

  1. OH!!! He's is just too PERFECT!! I can't wait to make A BUNCH of these!!!!

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  2. He is just so cute =>

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  3. I love this! great for my crocheted 3D welsh flag!

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  4. I also thought this looked very much like a heraldic Welsh dragon! Very nice. Thanks for sharing the pattern, I'd love to give it a go.

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  5. very cute..++ love it! I'm going to try this.

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  6. How big does it turn out to be?

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  7. He is about 5 inches tsll. :)

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  8. I really loved this.! I found that I had to use a smaller hook to get the head to be a size I didn't find comically big. Still adorable and the one I made has gotten rave reviews thus far.!

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  9. Oh man! I love these little guys!

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  10. Thank you for the lovely pattern.

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  11. Just wanted to let you know, I made two of these for two different friends for Christmas presents, and they were a huge success. :D I love your patterns! So clear and concise and easy to work with!

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  12. Thank you soooo much for your kind comments! ^_^ It always makes my day when I hear that someone likes a pattern I've posted! :D

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  13. My Granddaughters squealed with delight when they each got their own Dragon in their favorite color! And there are 6 of them! Adorable and they turned out just like I had hoped. I had no problem following the pattern. Thank You so much.

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