If you would like to share this pattern, link back to it. Do not reprint or take photos. You can use any one dragon photo from part one of this pattern for sharing and linking back to the pattern. You can sell finished products. Thank you. I hope you enjoy!
For the written pattern please click here
There is a part three (assembly) page here
There is also a video series on youtube for every single part of this dragon, I show how to crochet each row, how to stuff and shape, I've left nothing out. 14 videos in one playlist here
The Dragon Parts and shaping:
If you had troubles stuffing the body as you went through the written pattern, not to worry, you can add more stuffing and shape now. Note the shaping of the body here. Where we did majority of the hdc's at the start of the pattern is the belly. Stuff the belly full, shape as you stuff. A little further up is where we will attach the arms then above that is the neck. The part where we did the majority of hdc's in the
neck area is the back of the neck. Take advantage of the spaces inside as you stuff. Take your time!
The head has a couple rows of hdc's and that is the top of the head. Stuff and shape accordingly.
Lay the tail flat with the finishing yarn tail in the center. Make a ridge on the tail by pinching the top surface of the tail all the way down to the tip of the tail. The start of the ridge should be about an inch tall getting gradually shorter to the tip. Use the yarn tail and weave in and out through the bottom of the ridge you made to hold the shape.
There are 4 pieces that make up the wings. 2 outer wings, same color as body and 2 inner wings that are made with an alternate color. I did my very best to explain how to crochet these pieces in the written pattern. If you have troubles just set this part aside and wait for the video.
The ears. These are pretty easy, just roll and sew the end like a taco. Make sure that you roll the wrong side facing the inside of the roll. Also make sure to roll in the opposite direction when you roll the 2nd ear. You want the ears to look the same once they are sewn onto the dragon!
You can make the dragon's head change looks quite a bit by adding in ridges just like we did for the tail. Pinch the part you want to have a ridge then weave a yarn tail in and out along the bottom of the ridge to hold its shape. Then you can add in some sc's, dc's and hdc along the top of the ridge to make it tall or short, sharp or softer looking. I start the beginning of the ridge by inserting and pulling the yarn through, ch1 then 1sc, 1hdc and if I want a tall spot then add in a 1dc or 2. Feel free to play around with different looks. For the fierce dragon the ridge got sharper looking ridges by adding in dc's in the middle, the sleepy looking dragon has more rounded ridges for a softer look and he didn't get a ridge on the snout. Again, you can play around with that. (The mouth should be sewn on after the head is sewn to the body. Please wait for the assembly section for the mouth part. A ridge can be added to the mouth as well but after it is sewn to the head).
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Many Blessings to you!
Copyright 2016 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
If you would like to share this pattern, link back to it. Do not reprint or take photos. You can use one dragon photo from part one of this pattern for sharing and linking back to the pattern. You can sell finished products. Thank you. I hope you enjoy!