Chinese dragon crochet pattern

Chinese dragon crochet pattern DEFAULT

 
Supplies Needed:
Yarn in colors of your choice &#; any yarn that you can work with comfortably at a tight gauge will work. Choice of yarn weight will determine size of finished dragon. Sample shown was crochet in Red Heart Super Saver worsted with a mm size G hook. The main color used about half of a 7 oz skein. The two contrast colors and the horns took small amounts. Size, coiled, is approx. 18” long.


TIP: Some types of acrylic are “harder” than others and will allow the forming/showing of holes mor e easily than “softer” acrylics. Even Red Heart, from one color or one batch to another has differences. I recommend a softer acrylic as it will plump up and look a lot smoother. Same to be said for other yarns. One of the test dragons was done in a sp ort weight wool that was very smooth, it stretched when stuffed and showed holes for every stitch.
Crochet hook in a size that will give you a nice tight gauge in the yarn you choose. In general, I go down 1 to 3 sizes smaller than that recommended on the ball band when making stuffed toys.
Crochet hook one size smaller than the hook you choose above.
Stitch marker(s), blunt tip needle for weaving in ends, scissors, polyester stuffing, eyes of your choice, animal nose if you wish to use one and fabric glue (stretchable, flexible).
Pattern is crochet in a spiral for the body, do not join rounds, just keep on going around. The beginning of round marker will move as you work the body &#; it will be specified in the instructions when and where you are to move the marker. Moving the marker is necessary to get the bends to line up correctly. You must stuff as you go, do not wait until the end! At the beginning, do not stuff the head too tightly as it needs to be squeezed into the flattish final shape when attaching pieces. Stuff the rest of the body firmly, but not so much that you stretch the fabric out of shape and make the dragon too “hard”.
The Short Row Sequence (abbreviated in instructions as seq)
This is the “magic” that makes the dragon’s body twist and turn. I have written out a “sample” sequence below with clear photos to explain what you need to do. Once you do this sequence several times, you’ll have it memorized. Each sequence only takes up one “round” of the instructions, but it is important to remember that each sequence is composed of 1 row forward, turn, 1 row back, turn, 1 full round. IMPORTANT, only the first row of a sequence MAY be in a different stitch than single crochet. If it says 8 hdc seq, only the first row of 8 will be hdc &#; the second row and the finish of the round will be in single crochet.
8 sc seq
Starting at beginning of round, make 8 single crochet.
Turn work, DO NOT chain &#; pull up the last loop on the hook a wee bit more than you normally would (if you don’t, you’ll have a hard time getting into the stitch on your way back).
Insert the hook under both loops of the stitch you just made and make a single crochet. Continue back across the row, making a total of 8 single crochet.
Turn work, DO NOT chain &#; pull up the last loop on the hook a wee bit more than you normally would, insert the hook under both loops of the stitch you just made and make a single crochet &#; put your beginning of round stitch marker into this stitch and then continue with single crochet until you are one stitch before the end of the short row sequence.
Insert hook under both loops of the last stitch of the sequence and pull up a loop. Insert the hook into the center of the step up and pull up a loop. Make sure you get in between the stitches, don’t just grab a loop through the obvious hole or you will make a bigger hole. This can be tricky &#; you’ll have to push the hook into the space to “find” a place to pull up a loop.
Insert the hook under the front loop (or both loops depending on how the hole looks at the gauge you crochet at and the yarn you are using) of the corner and pull up a loop (be sure you get the corner, the base of the two rows of the short row seq – not the next st). 4 loops on the hook.
YO and pull through all loops on the hook.
Continue sc around until you get to the last stitch of the round. Insert hook under both loops of the stitch and pull up a loop. Insert hook under the vertical back leg of the step up and pull up a loop. 3 loops on hook. YO and draw through all loops on hook.

BODY
Using the magic loop, make 6 sc into the loop and draw up tightly
Rd 1: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (9 sc)
Rd 2: sc around
Rd 3: *sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (12 sc)
Rd 4 &#; 8 (5 rds): sc around
Rd 9: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc* around (15 sc)
Rd 10 & sc around
Rd 8 hdc seq
Rd 13 & sc around
Rd 8 hdc seq
Rd sc, 6 hdc, 8 sc
Rd 9 hdc, 6 sc
Rd 8 sc seq
Rd 19 &#; 21 (3 rounds): sc around
Rd 2 sc in next sc, 14 sc (16 sc)
Rd 23 &#; 27 (5 rounds): sc around
Rd 12 sc, 9 hdc seq, move marker to the first stitch of the hdc seq
Rd sc, 8 hdc, 7 sc
Rd 2 sc in next sc (inc), 7 sc, inc, 7 sc (18 sts)
Rd sc around
Rd 10 hdc seq
Rd inc, 9 hdc, sc, inc, 6 sc (20 sts)
Rd 11 sc seq
Rd 35 &#; 39 (5 rds): sc around
Rd 3 sc, 11 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc, 10 hdc, 9 sc
Rd 11 hdc seq
Rd sc around
Rd 11 hdc, 9 sc
Rd 11 hdc seq
Rd sc, 10 hdc, 9 sc
Rd (3 rds): sc around
Rd 2 sc, 11 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc, 10 hdc, 9 sc
Rd sc around
Rd 15 sc, 11 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc around
Rd 6 sc, 7 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd 56 & sc around
Rd 13 sc, 11 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc, 10 hdc, 9 sc
Rd 60 & sc around
Rd 4 sc, 11 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc around
Rd 16 sc, 11 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc, 10 hdc, 9 sc
Rd (5 rds): sc around
Rd 11 hdc seq
Rd (3 rds): sc around
Rd 7 sc, 11 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc around
Rd sc 16, 11 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc around
Rd 11 hdc seq
Rd sc around
Rd sc, 11 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd 6 sc, 11 hdc, 3 sc
Rd sc around
Rd sc 2 tog, sc 18 (19 sts)
Rd 10 hdc seq
Rd sc, 9 hdc, 9 sc
Rd 7 sc, 10 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd 6 sc, sc 2 tog, sc 11 (18 sts)
Rd sc around
Rd 4 sc, 10 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc, 8 hdc, 9 sc
Rd sc around
Rd 2 sc, sc 2 tog, sc 14 (17 sts)
Rd 9 hdc seq
Rd sc around
Rd sc 2 tog, sc 15 (16 sts)
Rd 2 sc, 7 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd 98 & sc around
Rd 3 sc, 7 hdc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc, 8 hdc, sc 2 tog, 5 sc (15 sts)
Rd (3 rds): sc around
Rd sc 2 tog, 6 hdc, 7 sc (14 sts)
Rd 2 sc, 6 hdc, 6 sc
Rd sc, 6 sc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc around
Rd sc 2 tog, 12 sc (13 sts)
Rd sc around
Rd & sc, 5 hdc, 7 sc
Rd (3 rds): sc around
Rd sc 2 tog, 11 sc (12 sts)
Rd sc around
Rd 6 sc, 6 sc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc, 5 hdc, 6 sc
Rd sc 2 tog, 10 sc (11 sts)
Rd & sc around
Rd & 3 sc, 4 hdc, 4 sc
Rd sc 2 tog, 9 sc (10 sts)
Rd sc around
Rd 2 sc, 4 hdc, 4 sc
Rd 2 sc, 4 sc seq, move marker to first stitch of seq
Rd sc 2 tog, 8 sc (9 sts)
Rd sc around (at this point, stuff firmly with enough stuffing that you will be able to poke and prod it into the end of the tail when done)
Rd sc 2 tog, 7 sc (8 sts)
Rd sc around
Rd sc2tog, 3 sc, sc 2 tog, sc (6 sc)
Rd & sc around
Rd sc2tog as many times as you are able to comfortably do so, it will be very tight here, and then finish off.
Use a skewer or blunt needle to distribute the extra stuffing from round into the end of the tail. Squeeze and pinch the whole body to even out the stuffing and get all the turns lined up properly.
Note : If you find it too difficult to do the very small diameter short rows, it’s OK to just finish off the end of the tail using hdc sti tches to give a bit of curve, so instead of a short ro w seq you would do one row with hdc sts in place of the short row, then one row plain.

LEGS &#; make 4
Leave a tail long enough for sewing to the body later.
Row 1: Ch 13, sc into the second ch from hook and across (12 sc), Ch 1 & turn
Row 2: 6 sc, turn, DO NOT Ch 1
Row 3: 6 sc, starting in the last stitch you just finished on prior row, Ch 1 & turn
Row 4: 6 sc; pick up a loop in the center of the “step up”, pick up a loop in the corner of the base of the step up, pick up a loop in the next sc, yo & draw through all 4 loops on hook (7th sc made); 5 sc, Ch 1 & turn
Row 5: slip stitch for 6 stitches, 6 sc, turn, DO NOT Ch 1
Pinch the leg in half and slip stitch it together for 11 stitches by going through both loops of the stitch closest to you and the back loop of the starting chain opposite it. On the last stitch, slip stitch only into the stitch closest to you, leaving the last back loop of the starting chain unworked. It is at this point you will make the chain for your first toe, as described below. You will be spreading out the end of the leg to make the foot.
The making of the toes will require you to use your own judgment as to how many toes you want (Oriental dragons have 3, 4 or 5 toes) and where you are going to be placing them at the end of the leg. For each toe you will slip stitch into a spot at the end of the foot, Ch 5, slip stitch 4 on the chain you just made and then slip stitch into the next spot at the end of the foot where you want your next toe. Keep your chain and sl st a bit loose so that the toes don’t curl. If you make 5 toes, you will work evenly across the bottom of the leg, if you make 3 or 4 toes, you will need to pick spots to slip stitch into in such a way that you end up at the other side of the leg when you finish your last toe. Once you have all of your toes, slip stitch into the side of the foot and finish off. You can lightly stuff the top part of the leg if you want a dragon with fatter arms.
I recommend that you wait to sew the legs to the body until after you have crocheted on the spines, that way you can clearly see where you want them. There is a lot of wiggle room in where you sew on the legs – place them where YOU like the look of them.

FLAMES FOR LEGS &#; make 8 total, 4 of one color and 4 of another
Using a hook one size smaller than that used for the body:
Row 1: Leaving a very short tail, Ch 2
Row 2: sc, Ch 1 & turn
Row 3: (in back loops only from now on) 2 sc in sc, (2 sc), Ch 1 & turn
Row 4: 2 sc in each sc (4 sc), Ch 1 & turn
Row 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc* twice (6 sc) Finish off, leaving a tail to sew to leg.
See pictures for placement on legs and REMEMBER to make two legs left and two legs right in how you place the flames on the legs. One flame is half way under the other. Weave the end of the yarn used to sew flames in place back out to tip of flame. Fluff both of the ends and trim as in pictures.
Note:There is a lot of room here for you to be creative and do your o wn thing with the leg flames. Some of the testers made flames using long eyelash yarn that was added in like fringe on a scarf, others added short fringe all around the flame s an d fluffed them up. Don’t be afraid to try something else and make the dragon uniquely yours! You can do the same with the whiskers on the face and the spine down the back. Little changes can result in a totally different personality for your dragon.
TOP OF HEAD
Leaving a long tail for sewing to the head:
Row 1: Ch 12, sc in second chain from hook and across (11 sc), Ch 1 & turn
Row 2: 2 sc, *4 dc in next sc* twice, 3 sc, *4 dc in next sc* twice, 2 sc, Ch 1 & turn
Row 3: 2 sc, skip 8 dc, bring yarn to the front of skipped stitches, sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc, skip 8 dc, bring yarn to the front of skipped stitches, 2 sc (8 sc), Ch 1 & turn note: make sure that you pull up tight where you skip the 8 dc and push the eyes up so that they stand out
Row 4: 8 sc, Ch 1 & turn
Row 5: 3 sc, sc2tog, 3 sc (7 sc), Ch 1 & turn
Row 6: sc2tog, 3 sc, sc2tog (5 sc), Ch 1 & turn
Row 7: sc 5, Ch 1 & turn
Row 8: sc2tog, sc, sc2tog (3 sc), Ch 1 & turn
Rows 9 &#; 13 (5 rows): 3 sc, Ch 1 & turn
Row inc, sc, inc (5 sc), Ch 1 & turn
Row *sc, 3 dc in next sc* twice, sc, Ch 1 & turn
Row sc; skip 3 dc, bring yarn to the back of skipped stitches; sc; skip 3 dc, bring yarn to the back of skipped stitches; sc (3 sc), push up nose as with eyes, finish off, leave another long tail for sewing to the head.
Place the top of head onto the top of the beginning of the body, see pictures for placement, use pins to tack in place so it doesn’t shift as you sew it down. I found it easier to sew down one side with one tail end of yarn and the other side with the other tail end of yarn. Take a few stitches up through the center of the nose to help keep the flattened look to the face. When sewn on, add in some whiskers in yarn colors of your choice, by threading through the nose. Glue in eyes of choice and an animal nose if you are using one.

CHEEKS/NECK FRILL &#; make one left, one right
Row 1: Ch 8, 5 hdc into the second chain from the hook, sc remaining 6 chains, DO NOT Ch 1, turn
Row 2: Sl st into the second sc from hook; Ch 3, into chain just made , sl st 2, sl st into each of the next 2 sc; Ch 5, into chain just made , sl st 4, sl st into each of the next 2 sc; Ch 6, into chain just made , sl st 2, sc 3, sl st into the first of 5 hdc; sc into the same hdc you just sl st into and the next 4 hdc, Ch 1 & turn
Row 3: 4 sc; Ch 7, into chain just made , sl st 2, sc 4, sl st into next sc, Ch 1 & turn
Row 4: pushing the piece of frill just made to either the back or the front, sl st into the next sc (you should have 4 stitches to work into after this frill piece, you are slipping into the first of this four); Ch 8, into chain just made , sl st 3, sc 4, sl st into next sc; *Ch 9, into chain just made , sl st 4, sc 4, sl st into next sc* 3 times, sl st into the last st and finish off.

Note:The contrast color edging is added after the pieces are made, using a size smaller hook than what you use for the rest of the dragon and a loose slip stitch. It is important to remember that both of the cheek/neck frill pieces are made the same, it is only when you put on the contrast edge that you end up making one for the left side and one for the right. The edging is slip stitched so it will look different on the front and the back. Lay your two cheek pieces down in front of you, as in photo. Start the contrast at the point shown and work in the direction shown in order to ensure a left and right piece. I do not give stitch counts for this edging you need to just use your judgment to pick up the slip stitches along the edges. Keep in mind that if you pick up more stitches, you will get a ruffled look to the edge &#; fewer stitches, and you will get a flat, even look.
Position the cheek/neck frill pieces onto the head, referring to the pictures for placement. There is some wiggle room here &#; they don’t have to be perfectly set at such and such a stitch number, pin them in place, see if you like the way they look, if not, move around until you do and then sew in place along the inner edge (green line in picture – the blue line shows where the top of the head was sewn in place and is for reference so you can see where there can be some overlap).
HORNS &#; make 2
Row 1: Ch 13, sc into second chain from hook and across (12 sc), Ch 1 & turn
Row 2: 5 hdc, 7 sc, DO NOT Ch 1, turn
Row 3: Going through both loops of the stitch facing you and the back loop of the starting chain in line with it, sl st closed for 4 sts (same technique as used for the legs); Ch 5, into chain just made , 4 sc, sl st into same st you chained 5 from, sl st the rest of the way closed as you did for the first 4 sts, finish off, leaving a tail to sew to the head.
Position horns on head as per pictures or your own preferences, sew in place.
THE SPINES DOWN THE BACK I really hate sewing down lots of pieces, and this dragon has already required a lot of sewing, but fear not! The spines down the back are surface crochet – when you finish them, they are done – no long piece to sew on!
Surface crochet is, by its nature, a free form sort of crochet. I can’t give you exact stitch counts here or tell you exactly where to pull up a loop and make a stitch. You need to just have faith, stab that hook into the body, pull up a loop and make that stitch! So long as you don’t jab in so far that you are pulling out your stuffing, it’s all good. Now, the hard part is going to be marking your path. Trust me (and my testers), you don’t want to rely only on your own sense of direction to get the spine in the right place, you may well end up with a very odd looking dragon. The photos show one way of doing this – with marking pins. You can also use locking stitch markers to plan out your path (less chance you’ll knock them off when contorting the dragon around to do the initial line of surface crochet). You can also do what I did – mark out the path with the big pins, then grab a sharpie permanent marker in a color just a shade or two darker than your body color and draw a line right on the body (it will get covered up by the line of sc you make over top of it). You will make your base surface crochet line for the spines starting right behind the head. Attach the yarn to a stitch, pull up a loop and make a sc. Continue along your spine path, making sc stitches all the way to near the end of the tail. Now, at this point you can choose to finish off this contrast color if you only want a wee little bit of contrast at the base of the spines, or you can ch 1, turn, sl st 2 and then work the rest of the way back up to the top of the head in sc. Either way, you will start the spines themselves in your second contrast color by attaching to the first sc behind the head and working as follows:
*Ch 3, sl st into the 2nd chain from the hook, yo, insert into the same st you just made the Ch 3 from and make a dc, sc into each of the next 2 sc* repeat this sequence until you are about 2 or 3 inches from the end of the tail, then switch to the following sequence:
*Ch 2, sl st into the 2nd chain from the hook, sc into each of the next 2 sc* repeat until you have 3 to 5 stitches left, sc a few stitches, sl st the last st, sl st a few stitches down the edge to tail tip, finish off.

ABREVIATIONS USED
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
seq = short row sequence, as in 8 hdc seq – refer to the instructions for the short row sequence
Ch = chain
yo = yarn over
st = stitch
sts = stitches
sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together – one stitch decreased
inc = make 2 single crochet (or stitch type specified) into the next stitch – one stitch increased
(5 sts) = the number of stitches you should have when you complete the row
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Dragon

{Note that this is the step-by-step tutorial of our crochet amigurumi Dragon!  The free pattern for this little dragon can be found HERE!}

To tell you the truth, I was hesitant about making a dragon.  Life got really busy as soon as we came back from our Christmas holidays, and Chinese New Year was fast approaching.  I didn’t think we’d have the time, and it seemed challenging to make a cute dragon since I was so used to making my cute bears and bunnies.  Ryan, who is always up for a challenge, strongly encouraged me to give it a try, saying that we’d have enough time and that it would be really special since it was Chinese New Year.  It had been exactly a year ago since we had created our first original design and pattern: the Chinese New Year Doll.  With his support and encouragement, we began brainstorming ideas of what our dragon would look like.  The only dragons that came to mind were “Mushu” from Mulan, “Toothless” from “How to Train Your Dragon”, “Puff the Magic Dragon”, and the Dragon from Shrek.  We looked for images of inspiration on-line by googling “cute dragon” and this adorable picture immediately jumped out:

Baby Dragon Sketch by Kim Rountree of Oborocharms

We thought this little green dragon was so sweet!  We initially had difficulty trying to find the artist who drew this picture as no one who used this image was able to locate the source.  However, an astute tumblr reader informed me that the artist is actually Kim Rountree of Oborocharms (check out more of her kawaii art here).  We based our amigurumi dragon on this image since he was so unbelievably adorable!

This Dragon’s head is different than all the other amigurumi I’ve made since it is not spherical or ball-shaped.  Rather than starting off with the magic circle, I crocheted around a series of chain stitches to create an oval shape.

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

As you can see, I then started widening the head and then sharply decreasing.  Ryan added the eyes and then stitched this cute mouth with a little fang!

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

Ryan then excitedly began working on the wings.  He cut out two pieces of beige felt shaped like isosceles triangles.  Next, he cut pieces of the same green yarn that I used to crochet his head and splayed them outwards from the tip of the triangle.  Using fabric glue, he secured the yarn in place.  He then trimmed the felt cutting from one piece of yarn to the next and then scalloped the edges between the yarn pieces.  Ryan secured the wings onto the Dragon’s head using a glue gun.  He did all this as I was checking my e-mail since he wanted to keep it a surprise…I squealed with delight when I saw how awesome his wings looked!

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

Next I worked on Dragon’s legs/body.  I crocheted two circles and then joined them together.  I then continued crocheting around these two joined circles, similar to how I made the baby P.J. Teddy’s legs.

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

I continued for a few rows until the cute little body was complete!

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

Ryan then worked on the four horns for our little Dragon.  He cut out these pieces from dark brown felt, applied glue with a glue gun, and then rolled them into cone shapes.

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

I was so happy with how Dragon was turning out since he had so many cute details!  After adding the horns, the pink cheeks and the body, I crocheted two small arms and attached them to the sides.  On a completely unrelated note, Dragon matches perfectly with the pattern of my armchair!

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

Ryan then used felt and embroidery floss to add this scaled detailing to his body.  Ryan is so adept at using felt 🙂  I then crocheted a little tail and attached it angling a little higher up than normal so that it appears that Dragon is leaning back (visible in upcoming pictures).  This tail also gives him balance so he can stand all by himself!

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

And now, may we present to you our finished little Dragon!

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

In the Chinese culture, dragons are symbols of power, strength and good luck.  Because of this, the Year of the Dragon is very popular!

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

With his tail positioning, our little Dragon is leaning back…doesn’t it look like he&#;s about to let out a puff of fire?  As you can see here, we also added a little spike to the tip of his tail!

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

We are so thrilled with how he turned out, particularly with all the details that Ryan added…

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

Here is a close-up of Dragon’s face: I love the shape of his head and his cute expression 🙂

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

And here is a really close-up view of his mouth.  Haha, the little fang could also look like some drool coming down from this little guy’s mouth…

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

The four felted conical horns: the two in the front are smaller than the two in the back.

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

Another close-up view of his wing:

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

And another close-up view of his scaled body:

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

Isn’t he precious?  I am sooo happy that Ryan encouraged me to make him.  He brings a smile to my face whenever I see him…

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

I can’t believe it’s been a year since we made our first original design.  We’ve come so far and made so many amigurumi since then, but Chinese New Year Doll is still very unique and will always hold a special place in my heart.  They make a cute pair, don’t they?

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

Chinese New Year Doll has a new ami to chat up…will she get a new friend every year?  We’ll have to see…

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

So now you have two ways to celebrate Chinese New Year!  The Dragon would be a great gift for any babies who are born this year or for anybody who is the Year of the Dragon 🙂

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

I was trying to think of different ways to photograph our new Dragon, and I thought it’d be special to whip out my Chinese dress (cheongsam or qipao) that I bought in Hong Kong.  I actually wore this dress during the tea ceremony of our wedding where we received a lot of red pocket money and jewelry.  I love the detailing and pinkness of my dress since it is different than the traditional red ones!

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

As Ryan and I were working on Dragon at night, we noticed the scary shadow that he was casting…  Wouldn’t it be funny if you saw this ominous shadow at night but then turned the corner to find this little cutie?

Crochet Chinese New Year Dragon Amigurumi

Gung Hei Fat Choy” or Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!  I hope you like the Dragon we made, and thank you for the wonderful response to him so far 🙂  Ryan and I really enjoy reading all your comments on the blog, facebook and on tumblr, and it’s so rewarding being able to share our love of crafting with you all!  I always enjoy working through the whole amigurumi process with Ryan, and I feel very blessed and fortunate that I have such a supportive, creative, crafty and encouraging hubby!

The pattern for this little dragon can be found HERE while the pattern for the Chinese New Year Doll can be found here.

***You can also purchase an INEXPENSIVE AD-FREE PDF of this pattern on Etsy HERE and on Craftsy HERE.  The printable PDF with step-by-step pictures has been condensed into a total of 4 pages including the cover page!

Don’t forget to send me photos of your finished products through e-mail, facebook or twitter!  Let me know what you think of him!  Our dragon is also in desperate need of a name…any ideas?

[Note: People have been sending me photos of their baby Dragons, and I’ve compiled them into a Crochet Corner post here!]

Sours: https://www.allaboutami.com/dragon/
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If you&#;re looking for a mystical, magical, fantastic make you just might love a crochet dragon on your hook! Welcome to the beautiful, glorious world of crochet dragons!collage of crochet amigurumi dragonsCrochet dragons are loved by young and old alike all over the world! They represent fun, mystery and adventure! And they are just oh so fun to crochet!

A crochet dragon really presents an opportunity to combine art with craft. So many of these great crochet dragons have an impressive attention to detail. The eyes get me. You can go with a black safety eye, crochet an eye or get someting a little more spectacular like these fun dragon eyes! Some of the crochet patterns feature details like eyelids, facial details, toes and, of course, scales!

These crochet dragons might look like they are ready to billow out fire from their mouths or take off in flight, but they have a soft, gentle side too as evidenced by the lovely yarn used and the love you put into creating them!

Make a crochet dragon for a gift and it&#;s sure to go down in the history book for possibly the best gift ever! I mean.. really.. who can forget a dragon, right? Let&#;s dive in to all these marvelous crochet dragons!

Wondering How to Crochet A Dragon?

Maybe you&#;re wondering if you need a special skill set to crochet a dragon? A dragon amigurumi pattern is much like any other amigurumi pattern. The crochet dragon pattern will likely start with a magic circle (or magic ring), then you&#;ll work single crochet in the round and periodically work a single crochet increase and an invisible decrease. It will be helpful to know how double crochet stitches, half double crochet and how to slip stitch, but your crochet dragon pattern may not call for those stitches.

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK CrochetConversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the &#;Tutorial&#; menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and CrochetStitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochetstitch tutorials.

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Do You Dare to Sleep with a Dragon?

With these adorable crochet dragons, you might soon find out! Let&#;s dive into these seriously cute crochet dragon patterns.

crochet amigurumi dragon

Meet Drake the Dragon by Moji Moji Design! I love his nostrils, his thumbs and toes, his wings, but I think his eyes and sultry eyelds have me smitten! How cute is this this little guy?

crochet dragon baby blanket

Who wouldn&#;t be proud to have this 3-in-1 Ice Dragon Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern by Crafting Happiness guarding your baby&#;s &#;castle&#;? I love the dragon scales on this afghan meets dragon combo. This crochet dragon is perfect for snuggling and keeping warm!

crochet amigurumi dragon

I love the ridges on Vincent the Dragon&#;s tummy! This magestic crochet dragon by Hooked by Kati is such a cute and clean design! I also love the tonails and the eyes are just spectacular

crochet amigurumi dragon

I can&#;t get enough of this dragon by Hooked on Sunshine! The colors on Orbit the Dragon make me think of sunny, happy days! I also love the crochet eyes that remind me of laughter. This crochet dragon is as much a piece of art as it is an amigurumi.

 

crochet amigurumi Chinese dragon

Dinegurumi&#;s Dragon Long has such neat points and clean curves! These dragons look like they are ready for a whole lotta fun! Just pick out some contrasting yarn from your scrap pile, a crochet hook and get ready to make this fun amigurumi pattern!small crochet amigurumi dragon

How do tiny things just become instantly cuter? I can&#;t handle this Amigurumi Dragon by Supergurumi!  This tiny crochet dragon will sit right in your hand&#;like it just hatched out if it&#;s own little dragon egg! So adorable!

large crochet amigurumi dragon

Whoa! Overton Fancies&#; Kiefer the forest dragon is HUGE! Who is up for the challenge? This is the kind of crochet project that win over just about youngster. Who wouldn&#;t want to ride their own dragon!

crochet ball-shaped dragon amigurumi

This Dragon Amigurumi by CBMakes looks like a little puffball!  Such a cute and simple design! This would be a great beginner crochet dragon pattern since it features simple shapes and can be made relatively quickly.

If you&#;re looking to learn how to make the best amigurumi, be sure to check out my Amigurumi: A Beginner&#;s Guide.  It&#;s a massive page ebook of detailed tutorials, tips and tricks (plus exclusive patterns).  You can read about that right here.

crochet amigurumi dragon

This Adult Dragon Amigurumi by Crafty Intentions is so complex! There are a lot of customizations available for this crochet pattern that the sky is the limit! This amigurumi dragon would look great on display but would also make a fine toy as well.

three crochet amigurumi dragons

I love all of the different color combinations in this dragon crochet pattern by Amigurumi To Go! The pattern is called Fire Breathing Dragon and it&#;s no wonder. The dragon looks ready to breathe out fire at any moment! So fun!

MORE AMIGURUMI PATTERNS

If you love these crochet dragon patterns, you might also like to check out these other amigurumi patterns:

crochet doll, crochet bee and crochet spiders

1. Rachel Crochet Doll //   2. Crochet Bee //   3. Crochet Spider

But we&#;re not quite done with crochet dragons yet!  Check out these fun makes!

crochet dragon purse

Oh. My. GOSH. I need this Dragon Cross Body Bag yesterday! Hooked by Kati has &#;hooked&#; my heart with this dragon scale winner! This cute and fun crochet pattern with its crocodile stitch scales is sure to get a lot of head turns!

crochet amigurumi dragon

Meet Philip the Dragon by Left Handed Crocheter. This free pattern is just too cute not to make! I especially like the use of a pipe cleaner in the tail. Genuis!

crochet amigurumi dragon

Dinegurumi&#;s little crochet dragon, Spikey, looks so cute and sleepy! Or is it grumpy? I can&#;t tell but I think he&#;s just adorable from his darling spikes and furrowed brow to his pointy tail and nubby toes. I think I&#;ve found the perfect snuggly buddy!

crochet amigurumi dragon ring toy

What a unique crochet toy! ZenKnitRU&#;s Dragon Stacking Toy is a fun game AND a great crochet dragon pattern! This crochet dragon is made of multiple crocheted rings that are stacked on top of a crochet base. So fun!

crochet amigurumi dragon lamp

Dinegurumi always thinks outside of the box! This Dragon Lamp Amigurumi is the perfect thing to jazz up your nightstand!  This darling dragon is surveying the land, ready to fly at a moment&#;s notice. This dragon is a work of art that anyone would love to own!

Do you love these spectacular crochet dragon patterns as much as I do? Are you torn between which one to make first? And will you make one for YOU or make one to give? And really.. why not do both? Because don&#;t we all really just need a little dragon magic in our lives?!

I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making a crochet dragon, I&#;d love to see yours on Instagram.  If you are on Facebook, stop over to the Crochet Knit Too Facebook page or pop over to the CrochetKnitToo Club and share a photo!  I&#;d love to see your work!

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Crochet chinese pattern dragon

English pattern by Little Bamboo Handmade. Includes step-by-step pictures.

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and Chinese folklore. Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it.


Stitches used: chain, slip stitch, magic ring, single crochet, increase, (invisible) decrease, half double crochet, double crochet
Measurement: 28 cm / 11" in height, 50 cm / 20" in length


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