Sunday, June 26, 2016

Fierce or Sleepy Dragon Pattern Part One


This page is the original English version
Pattern has been translated to French here

There are 3 parts to this pattern:
Part One ~ Written pattern scroll down this page
Part Two ~ Stuffing and shaping with photos click here
Part Three ~ Assembly of Dragon parts click here

When I first designed this dragon I made two, a green one and a red one but they remained faceless for a couple days while I thought about what I wanted the face to look like. I was taking photos of them when my youngest son came in. He played with them for a bit and then said,
"This green one should be a good and friendly dragon and this red one should be a fierce but good dragon. They should be named Dreams and Nightmare"

I just love those names so much! A light bulb went off in my head just then. I decided on two different looks for their faces. You will see instructions for the head that will give you either the sleepy head or the fierce head look. You decide what look you want your dragon to have. Dreams looks a little sleepy so I refer to "sleepy" or "fierce" in the instructions below.


Please note: This is quite a long pattern so this page is the written part only. You can print it off by using the print friendly button at the bottom. The assembly and photos are on a separate page. There is a link at the bottom to part two of the pattern for the assembly photos and instructions. Also see copyright disclosure at the bottom of this page.

Size: Dragon is 16 -18 inches tall. Please see the supplies list below for the
amount of yarn needed.

This is a free pattern for all to enjoy. If you would like to leave a donation please do so by using the donation button also located at the bottom of this pattern. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and do help me to keep on providing free patterns.

Thank you so much and enjoy!

Supplies:
2 rolls of Red Heart Super Saver yarn OR 1 jumbo roll of Red Heart Comfort yarn in  any color for the head, body, tail, limbs, outer wings and head parts
a small amount of yarn in an alternate color for the inner wings and spikes

a very small amount for the eyeballs
4.5mm hook *if you crochet loose and see gaps then try a smaller hook
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors

polyester stuffing
depending on type of eye you make, a small button, safety eye, felt or scrap piece of yarn
for the pupil
4 pipe cleaners (preferably a similar color as the outer wing)


Abbreviations:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

hdc = half double crochet

dc = double crochet
FLO = front loops only
f/o = finish off
*Please read the introduction at the top of this page which explains why there are 2 different instructions for the eyes and mouth. Look at the top for sizing, supplies needed and other important notes. There are videos that go through each section of the dragon if you need that extra help. There is also a page with photos and written instructions for each part if you prefer that to a video. See here.

BODY:
Many of the rows of the body are worked in both hdc and sc, this is done for shaping. The areas with hdc's are more relaxed. When you stuff the dragon be sure to shape as you stuff. Refer to the videos (to be added soon) and photos (link to those at bottom of this pattern) to help you get a better idea how the shape is supposed to look. Do not worry if you see stuffing showing through the stitches on the front side of the dragon as you will be sewing a tummy patch over this entire area.
There videos for each part of the dragon, I've including some links right in the parts themselves, There is also a written instruction page with photos if you prefer that to a video. See here.
Starting at the bottom of the body working up to the neck. 

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2hdc in each (12) *add a marker in last st of this row and move marker at the end of
each row
3) 2hdc in each st (24)
4) 1hdc then 2hdc in the next st, repeat to marker (36)
5) 1hdc in the next 5st then 2hdc in the next st, repeat to marker (42)
6) 1hdc in the next 6st then 2hdc in the next st, repeat to marker (48)
7) 1hdc in the next 7st then 2hdc in the next st, repeat to marker (54)
8) 1hdc in the next 27st then 1sc in the next 27st (54)
9-15) repeat row 8 for 7 rows
16) 1sc in the next 3st then 1hdc next 21st then 1sc in the next 30st (54)
17) 1sc in the next 4st then 1hdc in the next 18st then repeat this next sequence, (1sc in next 6st then sc2tog), to the marker. When you land on the marker you should be crocheting 2st together (50)
18) 1sc in the next 8st then 2tog, repeat to marker (45)
19) 1sc in the next 5st then 1hdc in the next 15st then 1sc in next 25st (45)
20) 1sc in the next 3st then 2tog, repeat sequence 5 times. Then 1sc in next 20st (40)
21) 1sc in the next 8st then 2tog, repeat to marker (36)
22) 1sc in the next 6st then 1hdc in next 12st, 1sc in next 18st (36)
23) repeat row 22
24) 1sc in the next 4st then 2tog, repeat to marker (30)
25) 1sc in each st for 1 row *stuff body, shape as you stuff
26) 1sc in the next 8st then 1hdc in next 10st, 1sc in next 12st (30)
27-29) repeat row 26 for 3 rows
30) 1sc in the next 3st then 2tog, repeat to marker (24)
31) 1sc in each st for 1 row
32) 1sc in the next 4st then 2tog, repeat to marker (20)
33) 1sc in the next 6st then 1hdc in next 8st then 1sc in next 6st (20)
34) 1hdc in the next 6st then 1sc in next 8st then 1hdc in next 6st (20)
35) repeat row 34
36) 1hdc in the next 6st then 1sc in next 2st then sc2tog then sc2tog then 1sc in next 4st, then 1hdc in next 4st (18)
37) 1hdc in the next 7st then 1sc in next 8st, 1hdc in next 3st (18)
*stuff more, shape as you stuff
38) 2hdc in the next 5st then 1hdc in next 2st, then 1sc in next 2st then sc2tog then 1sc in next 7st (22)
39) 1hdc in the next 13st then 1sc in next 2st then sc2tog, sc2tog, then 1sc in next 3st (20)
40) 1hdc in the next 10st then 1sc in next 10st (20)
41-42) repeat row 40 for 2 rows
43) 1sc in next 8st then 2tog, repeat to marker (18)
*stuff and shape as you stuff
44-47) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
48) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog, repeat to marker (15)
49) 1sc in each st for 1 row
50) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog, repeat to marker (12)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Stuff firmly so that when you sew the head in place the neck does not flop over or wrinkle. You can use wire, just be sure to loop and tape the ends of the wire so they never poke through. I used wire in one of my dragons and no wire for the others. There is no real difference except I can pose the one head a bit more than the others.

Head:
for this part and the rest of the dragon parts, the sequences given are to be repeated to the marker. Make sure to use a marker and move the marker at the end of every row. . Video here
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7-11) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
12) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
13) 1sc in each st for 1 row
14) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
15-18) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
19) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
20-21) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
22) 2sc in next 6 FLO then 2sc in next 12st (36)
23) 1hdc in next 12 FLO then 1sc in next 24st (36)
24) 1hdc in next 12st then repeat this sequence, 1sc in next 4st then 2tog, to the marker (32)
25) 1hdc in next 12st then 1sc in next 20st (32)

*stuff snout, shape as you stuff
26-27) repeat row 25 for 2 rows
28) 1sc in each st for 1 row
29) 1sc in next 6st then 2tog (28)
30) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (24)
31) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
*stuff head. The hdc's are the top of the head and you should be stuffing and shape accordingly. Please view the photos OR video if unsure how to properly stuff and shape.
32) 1sc then 2tog (12)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Weave in and out of the FLO of the stitches.
*stuff more and shape as you stuff.
Pull tight and knot off. Hide yarn tail inside head.

Nostrils: Video here
Insert hook in between the 6th and 7th row or 7th and 8th row (depends on how firmly you stuffed, eye it up and choose by what would look better) ch 1 then make 3dc in first space and 3dc in next space, sl st into next space then  f/o. There should be at least 4 visible stitch holes between nostrils. Shape the nostrils and sew the yarn tails into the head.


Ears: work starting yarn tail into 2nd or 3rd row. Video here
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)

4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
roll and sew the end to hold the shape. One end should be closed and the other end open like a rolled taco. Make sure to roll the 2nd ear in the opposite direction so the ears match when sewn onto the dragon.

 
Top Eyelid
for Fierce but Friendly Dragon *Video for all the eye parts here
1) ch8 *begin with a long enough starting tail to sew into the head
2) start with 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (7) ch1 and turn
3) 1sc, 1hdc, 2dc next 3st, 1hdc, sl st last st
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

Bottom Eyelid
for Fierce but Friendly Dragon
1) ch8
*begin with a long enough starting tail to sew into the head
2) start with 2nd ch from hook, 1sc, 1hdc next 5st, sl st last st (7)
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

Eyeball
for Fierce but Friendly Dragon
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc in each st for 1 row
sl st next st and f/o. Cut yarn tail shorter and tuck behind eye when ready to sew to the head. Use colored yarn whip stitch on a pupil, play around with it. I did one with colored yarn then black in the middle, it looks pretty cool that way.


Top Eyelid for Sleepy Looking  Dragon
1) ch8 *begin with a long enough starting tail to sew into the head
2) start with 2nd ch from hook, 1sc then 1dc next 5st then sl st last st
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

Bottom Eyelid
for
Sleepy Looking  Dragon
1) ch6

f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

Eyeball
for
Sleepy Looking  Dragon
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
sl st next st and f/o. Cut yarn tail shorter and tuck behind eye when ready to sew to the head. Sew a solid button onto the circle.
You can glue this whole piece to the head or sew it to the head


Mouth for Both Dragons Video here
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)

4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24) 

*for rows 5-8 start in 2nd st from hook
5) 1sc in next 5st then ch1 and turn

6) 1sc in next 5st then ch1 and turn
7) 1sc in next 5st then ch1 and turn
8)
1sc in next 5st then ch1 and turn
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1sc in next 5st then (for Sleepy Dragon f/o here leaving a long tail for sewing) for Fierce Dragon continue on: ch1 and continue down the edge, 1sc in next 5 spaces. Once you reach the rounded part of the mouth, ch1 then 1sc in same stitch, ch1 then 1sc in next stitch, repeat all the way around until you reach the corner of the straight edge, 1sc in next 5 spaces, f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.


Arms: Video here
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)
3) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)
4-16) 1sc in each st for 13 rows
17) 2sc in each st (20)
18) make 4 fingers

Legs:  video here
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6-8) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
9) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog, repeat sequence until there is 6st left to the marker (the stitch holding the marker is included in that count), put 1sc in each of those 6st (24)
10) 1sc then 2tog (16)
11-14) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff and shape foot, lightly stuff leg

Tail: video here
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2-6) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
7) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)
8-10) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
11) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)
12-14) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
15) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (12)
16-18) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
19) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)
20-22) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
23) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (18)
24-26) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
27) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
28-30) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
31) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
32-34) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
35) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
36-38) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
39) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
40-42) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
43) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in next st (48)
44-46) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing
*Instructions for the tail ridge and tail spike are in part two. Linked below OR view the video for adding the ridge and spikes here

Tummy Patch: with alternate color. video here
for rows using hdc always ch2 and turn and start with 3rd st from hook,
for rows using sc always ch1 and turn and start with 2nd st from hook,
1) ch21
2) starting with 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (20)
3-11) 1hdc in each st for 9 rows (20)
12) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog, repeat to marker (16)
13-14) 1hdc in each st for 2 rows
15) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (12)
16-17) 1hdc in each st for 2 rows
18) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
19) 1hdc in each st for 1 row
20) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (8)
21-25) 1hdc in each st for 5 rows
26) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (6)
27-33) 1hdc in each st for 7 rows
34) 1sc then 2tog (4)
35) 1hdc in each st for 1 row
36) 1sc in each st for 1 row
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

Outer Wing: with body color make 2 ~ video for making and assembling the wings  here

1) ch16
2) start in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (15) ch2 and turn,
3) start in 3rd st from hook, 1hdc in next 11st, ch3 and turn,
4) start in 4th st from hook, 1hdc in next 9st then sc2tog , ch2 and turn
5) start in 3rd st from hook, 1hdc in next 7st, ch3 and turn,
6) start in 4th st from hook, 1hdc in next 5st then sc2tog
working now along the edge to the left of your last st, you'll have to push your hook through, 2tog then 2tog then 2tog then 1sc in the outer loop of the corner. Next, working along the outer loops of the row, 1sc in each of the 15 outer loops, ch1 then working in both loops, sc around the edge and to the first inner corner, now you have to push your hook through, continue working with sc. Working along the edge of the wing tips you will have to push through what was the chain of 3 we made, push through single loops of that chain. Work in both loops of stitches when you can and work along the very outer edge of the wing trying your best to maintain the shape. Once you get all the way around, f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.

Inner Wing: with alternate color make 2

1) ch14
2) start in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (13) ch2 and turn,
3) start in 3rd st from hook, 1hdc in next 9st, ch3 and turn,
4) start in 4th st from hook, 1hdc in next 7st then sc2tog , ch2 and turn
5) start in 3rd st from hook, 1hdc in next 5st, ch3 and turn,
6) start in 4th st from hook, 1hdc in next 3st then sc2tog
working now along the edge to the left of your last st, you'll have to push your hook through, 2tog then 2tog then 2tog then 1sc in the outer loop of the corner. Next, working along the outer loops of the row, 1sc in each of the 13 outer loops, ch1 then working in both loops, sc around the edge and to the first inner corner, now you have to push your hook through, continue working with sc. Working along the edges of the wing tip you will have to push through what was the chain of 3 we made, push through loops of that chain. Work in both loops of stitches when you can
and work along the very outer edge of the wing trying your best to maintain the shape. Once you get all the way around, f/o. You do not use these yarn tails for sewing, they will get tucked in between the wing pieces.

SEE SEPARATE PAGE FOR SEWING DRAGON TOGETHER ~>  here

For photos of the parts and further instructions for stuffing please click here
There are videos available for all parts of this dragon  here

I hope you enjoyed the pattern Post pictures on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely. Or post them on instagram with the hashtag #sharonojala. My ig ~>  Sharon_Ojala.


  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
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!

49 comments:

  1. Hi! Thanks you so much for this amazing pattern! At the top where you say 2 bundles of Red Heart Super Saver yarn, how much yarn is in the bundle that you are talking about? I have two rolls with 364 yds of yarn, and I was wondering if one would be enough, because I was hoping to double up and make a large dragon. Thank you so much!!!!

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    1. I have package details on my FAQ page right here see question #3

      I said 2 rolls of the super saver yarn because I think I used up a whole roll, lol. I had 2 rolls, one had some missing but I don't know how much when I started. I just needed a little bit of the 2nd roll when the 1st one ran out. So I say 2 rolls but you will not use up 2 rolls for sure.

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  2. I was wondering how you make two headed one that I saw on Facebook or do you have instructions on how to do it? Thank you so much for sharing your creations,much appreciated Sharon

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    1. I have those planned for the future.

      I would predict a month or more down the road, maybe.. I really can't promise a date for the 2-headed ones. I'll need a bit of a break once I get the 3rd part and videos done for this large dragon. Plus I have some other parts like the marshmallow and fire I'll need to get posted as well.

      Thanks for asking

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  3. Thank you and I'll be looking forward to two headed one. Thanks again Sharon

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  4. Hi Sharon, thank you for the pattern. I was looking forward to crochet your dragons. I am in the process of crocheting it. I think I will do Dreams first. Once I am done (it might take awhile) I will post it on your Facebook page. :)

    All the best,
    Liliane

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  5. Sharon one more question please can I use thick Bernet baby blanket yarn for bigger dragon or will that not work?

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    1. I can't see why it wouldn't work. I haven't tried it though so I have no advice to give, sorry! I have seen some of my patterns worked up in that yarn and posted on my facebook page and they are always so adorable and soft looking. I have to try that yarn out myself one day!

      I think it would work just fine. Let me know if you try :)

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  6. And forgot to say you're so welcome my friend and many blessings to you and your family. Love the names children comes up with.LOL

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    1. aren't kids the best ever, lol I love their brains. He just named the 3rd one Wisdom but then decided it should be Winter then thought Wisdom was better, haha we'll see what he settles on :)

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  7. Thank you for another awesome pattern, missed you here lately!!

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  8. Again an amazing pattern of your hand. I love your two dragons. Thanks for sharing this pattern.

    Have a pleasant day, Margaret

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  9. What a wonderful design. Thank you so much!

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  10. I am so excited about this one. I have checked every day since you posted the first pic. I am going to start in Dreams today. It's so refreshing to see someone share their great talent with others. I have never even thought about trying amigurumi until I saw your site. You are such a wonderful teacher, so easy to understand. I have MS, so using my hands daily is a must, my doctor loves that I'm doing this too. Thank you so much for your heart and your golden hands!

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  11. I love your two dragons, they are so cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    Have a nice day, Tinne

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    1. yes you can translate. Please add a link directly to part two of the pattern which is the parts and pieces and soon there will be a part three for the assembly. A link just to this blog does not help, there needs to be a link to part two or part three or both. Check back for updates as I am still updating this pattern with links to videos.

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  13. I love these cute dragons, I agree the names your son came up with for them are great too. I am not very good knitting or crocheting but would love to give these a go. I hope you don't mind me pinning a link on Pinterest to your clever creations.

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  14. Thank you so much for this cuteeee pattern and the video instruction. This must be a lot of work. I'll have to spare my time and finish one of them. Thank you

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  15. Hi Sharon,
    I love all your patterns,I am in process doing your incredible dragon also watching your videos not missing any of them ,I am having trouble understanding the
    Mouth for Both Dragons,after row 4 what do you mean
    *for rows 5-8 start in 2nd st from hook?
    Thanks&you are amazing .

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    1. that video is uploading right now. You will be working in rows not rounds for rows 5-8. Once you ch1 and turn you have to crochet back across and you start each row in the 2nd st.
      It just means skip over that ch1 you make before turning. Hopefully that helped but if not, the mouth video should be ready to view in a couple hours

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  16. Thanks so much for this super fun pattern! I can't wait to try it. The names are pretty appropriate as well! I'm a huge fan of you designs and patterns and I love your teaching style. Because of you I was able to give my kids these figures and never had to buy a stuffed animal for them! They love them!

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  17. Agradecida con todas tus atenciones, excelente patrón, me encantó y lo haré aunque despacio pues no se hablar ingles aunque con tus vídeos puedo entender el paso a paso. Muchas gracias Sharon.

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  18. oh my goodness thank you. i have been searching for a dragon pattern that is cute. would be fun to figure out a 3 headed one....i am thinking crochet to a certain row and attach on sides of head...what is your thought ?

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  19. Oh how wonderful your blog is Sharon, and so kind of you to let us all share your wonderful designs!....I am fairly new to crochet, but can't wait to do a dragon....thankyou.

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  20. Hi, thanks for your pattern. I like the dragons so much. I am making the arms at the moment, but I don't know how I should make fingers. Can you help me? Greets Marieke.

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    1. There are videos for each part of the dragon. I just added the link to the arm section itself. The rest of the video links can be found at the bottom of the pattern.

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    2. Thank you very much!

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  21. Just found your blog from the Ravelry link for this pattern and I am SOO EXCITED!! I make presents to give to kids who otherwise wouldn't have Christmas gifts and your amigurumi patterns are definitely going to be used.

    I've got a Fierce dragon started (completed the body and head so far) and I've found 6 other patterns to chose from next.

    Thank you so much for making these patterns and for offering them for free. I'm so inspired by you!

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  22. I love dragons so much and have been looking for a good dragon pattern for a long time but there are so few around. These are really cute and I love how you've made 2 different facial expressions for them. They're so good. :)

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  23. Thank you very much. My son started jumping up and down when I asked him if he would like one of this. He's always asking if I finished it, LOL. Just started though.

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  24. What a lovely site. Our high school mascot is a dragon, so I may have to make one in Blue and White!! Thanks so much for posting free patterns. So cute.

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  25. Thank you very much for this pattern !
    He is fantastic!
    I posted a help in French here:
    http://amigurumibynyantillie.eklablog.com/patrons-traduits-c28801632
    (I read in the FAQ that we could, but I prefer to indicate it here. To be sure ) ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ

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    1. that's great!

      I checked out your page. Thank you for providing a good translation and links to videos and the original. I added a link to your translation at the top of this pattern page, in the introduction.

      I will use you page as a good example for other translators to follow. It's perfect!

      Have a lovely day,
      Sharon Ojala

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    2. I also added the link to your translation to Ravelry.

      Thanks again!

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    3. I'm really happy that my translation pleases you.
      So beautiful compliments move me. (〃・ω・〃)
      Thank you very much Sharon. (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

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    4. you're welcome! I'm so glad you translated the pattern, that is wonderful.
      I just added your link in my frequently asked question page so other translators can see it too :)

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    5. Thank you very much for this pattern. I am heading to the end of sewing parts together and found a prob with the wings.maybe I don't know but should they be different becsuse they are like in miror.
      Thanks

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    6. I've made 4 of them now and countless other people have made them and not had a problem with them. Once they are sewn together, they look fine.

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  26. I have tried using the Bernat blanket yarn with other patterns that are worked in a continuous circle and not join but I can't get it to work. It throws off the shape. Don't really know why. Maybe someone could tell me.

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  27. Sharon, I thoroughly admire your talent of designing your patterns. Your site is the best I have ever seen. Thank you.

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  28. Hi Sharon. I am currently working on your sleepy dragon pattern and am really enjoying watching him come together. I have a question with regards to the wings though... in order for them to be left and right wings is it correct that I have to sew both right sides (inner and outer wing) facing for left wing and then both wrong sides (inner and outer) facing for the right wing? If I sewed the wings the same then one is upside down. Am I doing something wrong? Hope this makes sense.
    Thanks.

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    1. I did not design a left and right so you have to sew them together, left and right.
      Lay all 4 pieces out on the floor then assemble the inner and outer together.
      If unsure, pin the inner and the outer together for both sides then pin them to the dragon and see how they look. Of course, there will be no pointy shapes until you have the pipe cleaner sewn around them but you'll get an idea how they will look.
      I show how to assemble and sew the inner and out wings together in the video if you need help with that.
      Hope that helps

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  29. about how much stuffing will I need?

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  30. I've started my journey with crocheting just recently and I have to say-YOU ARE MY MENTOR!:)So far I've done Caroline and a cute white little bunny. At the moment I am doing sleepy looking dragon. Thank you so much for all the tutorials and patterns.You are amazing!!Gosia

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  31. This pattern is FABULOUS! Am so enjoying making it, the dragon is looking fabulous and it's by far my favourite make in a long time!

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  32. Such sweet little dragons! Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Hi Sharon, first of all, thanks so much for sharing these wonderful patterns with everyone! That's so generous of you :)
    I hope you can help me out, I seem to have a little problem with the dragons. The bodies are twistet to the right. The first dragon I made wasn't too bad, I just saw that the Tummy patch didn't fit 100% and assumed, that I stuffed it wrong. But the second dragon's head is turnd about 45 degrees away from the tummy. I started over but it happened again. I'm certain that I'm counting the rows right and I'm also using markers. Still it looks as if with every row the body turns one more stitch to the right. Any idea where the problem might be?
    Btw, that dragon that worked out well was a B-day present for the little boy I babysit. He's completely in love with it, takes it everywhere and even brought it to school for sharing. So thank you again so much for sharing and making people happy :)

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