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Crochet Magical Dragon

 

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This Crochet Magical Dragon is a lot of fun to make. I made him to go with the Puff the Magic Dragon book. If you would like to get the book, click here, or the picture.

I have a step-by-step YouTube video tutorial for my crochet magic dragon, and I also have a Crochet PDF Written pattern for sale on Ravelry .  This is a “Donor” exclusive Free PDF Written pattern. If you are a donor to my blog and would like to receive this free PDF Written pattern, go to the “Contact” button at the top of my Home page, and tell me that you would like this free pattern. You are also eligible to receive my alternative crochet Magical Dragon written pattern as well, with the bonus written pattern for my little matching crochet magical dragon with or without beads. The only differences for the alternative large crochet Magical Dragon from the original: yarn choice and colors, eyes, nostrils, and wing size.

Someone said that they had trouble following the YouTube video tutorial because I skipped the first part of the body increase rounds (I showed how to make increase rounds with the head, so I didn’t repeat it for the body). Everything is in the YouTube video tutorials to make this gorgeous crochet magical dragon, but I have added a written pattern here for you to follow along with in case you had difficulties following.

You may like to see my page devoted to ordering safety doll eyes and noses.

If you are a beginner crocheter, please read my Beginner Crocheter Tips

Here is the free download of the alternative dragon eyes:

Crochet Magical Dragon Alternative Eyes

Pattern by Helen Brady

Copying and distribution prohibited. For personal use only. 

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ABBREVIATIONS: 

Sc= single crochet                                                                   inc= increase

Ch= chain stitch                                                                     rnd(s)= round (s)

FO= finish off or fasten off                                                   Sl st= slip stitch

Right side= the side that will be showing                              mm= millimeter (s)

Wrong side= the side that will not be showing.                    cm= centimeter (s)

dc= double crochet                                                                 hdc= half double crochet

st= stitch                                                                                 (# total)= stitch count

Sc2tog= Single crochet 2 stitches together:  Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch, yarn over (YO). Pull the yarn through the stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have two loops on your crochet hook. Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch. YO. Pull the yarn through the stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have three loops on your crochet hook. YO, pull the yarn through all three loops on your crochet hook.

 

Crochet Amigurumi Magical Dragon Measurements are Approximations: 

Large crochet magical dragon: Length 15.5 inches, width 16.5 inches.

Small little matching crochet magical dragon: length 9 inches, width 9 inches.

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GENERAL MATERIALS LIST:  You can mix and match yarn colors for different looks. Just be aware that different yarn choices can change the look and size of your crochet giraffe when finished.  

-Crochet Hook Size 4.00mm.

-Craft Safety doll eyes size 20mm.

-Optional look for eyes than YouTube video tutorial: white and black sewing needle with thread. 1 sheet black glitter felt and 1 sheet white glitter felt.

-Tapestry Needle and scissors.

-Craft stuffing. I recommend inexpensive pillow stuffing.

Pipe Cleaners  for the wings

-Optional: I love this Needle for sewing the legs on my amigurumi. It makes it much easier.

**My yarn recommendations (On YouTube video tutorial, I used some different yarn choices. So, you can see the broad range of yarn choices that you could have when making your own unique crochet Magical Dragons.):

-1 skein Main colored yarn.

-1 skein Big Twist Yarn gray colored.

-1 skein Alternative sparkle yarn

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HEAD; STARTING WITH SNOUT: I used turquoise colored yarn 

Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).

***Alternative to the magic circle:

-ch2

-work all of your stitches in the second ch from the hook. Do not count the 1st ch you skipped as a stitch.

 

**Do you need additional practice, or want to learn the magic circle, here is the direct link to my YouTube video tutorial: https://youtu.be/yTXc7HEEmUU

 

-Increase rounds:

            -*Make 1sc in 1 stitch and 2sc in the second stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 total)

-*Make 1sc in 2 stitches and 2sc in the third stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(24 total)

-*Make 1sc in 3 stitches and 2sc in the fourth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(30 total)

-*Make 1sc in 4 stitches and 2sc in the fifth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(36 total)

-Make 1sc in every stitch around for 3 rounds. (36 total)

Decrease rounds:           

-*Make 1sc into the next 3 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. Make 1sc into the one remaining st. (29 total)

-*Make 1sc into the next 3 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. In the 4 remaining stitches, make 1sc into each of the stitches. (24 total)

-Make 1sc in every stitch around for 6 rounds. (24 total)

-Increase rounds:

-*Make 1sc in 4 stitches and 2sc in the fifth stitch. Repeat from * for one round. Make 1sc in the 4 remaining stitches. (28 total)

-*Make 1sc in 5 stitches and 2sc in the sixth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.  Make 1sc in the 4 remaining stitches. (32 total)

-Make 1sc in every stitch around for 2 rounds. (32 total)

-*Make 1sc in 6 stitches and 2sc in the seventh stitch. Repeat from * for one round.  Make 1sc in any remaining st. (36total)

-*Make 1sc in 7 stitches and 2sc in the eighth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.  Make 1sc in the 4 remaining stitches. (40total)

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HEAD Cont.

-Make 1sc in every stitch around for 14 rounds. (40 total)

Decrease rounds:

-*Make 1sc into the next 7 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. Make 1sc into any remaining stitches. (36total)

-*Make 1sc into the next 6 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. Make 1sc into any remaining stitches. (32total)

You can place your dragon eyes before or after you close the head.

Place your craft stuffing into the head.

-*Make 1sc into the next 5 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. Make 1sc into any remaining stitches. (28total)

-*Make 1sc into the next 4 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. Make 1sc into any remaining stitches. (24total)

-*Make 1sc into the next 3 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. Make 1sc into any remaining stitches. (20total)

-*Make 1sc into the next 2 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(15 Total)

-*Make 1sc into 1 stitch and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round

-Sc2tog until almost closed. Slst closed. FO.

The YouTube video tutorial has a different method for making the dragon eyes. If you would like to use that method instead go to time 18:30 in Part 1 of 2 video tutorial. Direct link:  https://youtu.be/MScwkE06ErM

EYES: Make 2.

Using your free downloadable dragon eye cut outs, and white and black glitter felt, cut out the backing for the left and right dragon eyes. Measurements length x width: Black felt 37mm x 6cm and white felt 3cm x 5cm

Place the white felt on the black felt, fold the felt where you would like to place the safety eyes. Cut a small x with your scissors. Place the safety eyes. Make sure that you are happy with how the eyes look before placing the safety latch.

Placement of eyes. Using the magic circle as a landmark, count back 21 rows. I had 7 st between the eyes.

Using the royal blue sparkle yarn and tapestry needle, embroider the eyelashes.

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NOSTRILS: A different style from the YouTube video tutorial. Use your Royal sparkle blue colored yarn.  Make 2. 

Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-Make 1sc into the first st in the round.

-Ch1, turn your work, make 1sc into the next st.

-Ch1, turn your work, slst into the next st. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.

-Using the magic circle as a landmark, sew the nostrils, 1 row out on both sides of the circle, at a 45 degree angle.

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LARGE TRIANGLE: Make 1 in the main turquoise colored yarn, and 4 in the Royal Sparkle Blue colored yarn.

-Ch15

-Make 1sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each st back across. (14 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (13 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (12 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (11 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (10 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (9 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (8 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (7 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (6 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (5 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (4 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (3 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (2 total)

-Turn your work, slst into the next st. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing on only 2 of the large triangles. The other 2 large triangles, just bury the shorter loose yarn ends.

SMALL TRIANGLE: Make 2 using the main Turquoise colored yarn.

-Ch10

-Make 1sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each st back across. (9 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (8 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (7 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (6 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (5 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (4 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (3 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. (2 total)

-Turn your work, slst into the next st. FO.

Set the crochet triangles aside for now.

BODY:           

Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).

-Increase rounds:

-*Make 1sc in 1 stitch and 2sc in the second stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 total)

-*Make 1sc in 2 stitches and 2sc in the third stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(24 total)

-*Make 1sc in 3 stitches and 2sc in the fourth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(30 total)

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BODY Cont: I made my body slightly larger than on YouTube video tutorial.

-*Make 1sc in 4 stitches and 2sc in the fifth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(36 total)

-*Make 1sc in 5 stitches and 2sc in the sixth stitch. Repeat from * for one round. (42 total)

-*Make 1sc in 6 stitches and 2sc in the seventh stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(48 total)

-*Make 1sc in 7 stitches and 2sc in the eighth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(54 total)

-*Make 1sc in 8 stitches and 2sc in the ninth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(60 total)

-*Make 1sc in 9 stitches and 2sc in the tenth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(66 total)

-*Make 1sc in 10 stitches and 2sc in the eleventh stitch. Repeat from * for one round.  (72 total)

-*Make 1sc in 11 stitches and 2sc in the twelfth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.  (78 total)

-Make 14 rounds of 1sc in every st around (78 total)

Decrease rounds:  Join your alternate color yarn. I used royal blue sparkle colored yarn.

-*Make 1sc into the next 10 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. Make 1sc into any remaining stitches. (72total)

-*Make 1sc into every st for 2 rounds (72 total)

-*Make 1sc into the next 9 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. Make 1sc into any remaining stitches. (66 total)

-*Make 1sc into every st for 2 rounds (66 total)

-*Make 1sc into the next 8 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

Make 1sc into any remaining stitches. (60 total)

-Join a new colored yarn. I used my gray colored yarn. Make 1sc in every st around for 2 rounds (60 Total)

-Change back to the main colored yarn, I used turquoise colored yarn.

-*Make 1sc into the next 7 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

Make 1sc into any remaining stitches. (54 total)

-*Make 1sc into every st for 2 rounds (54 total)

-*Make 1sc into the next 6 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

Make 1sc into any remaining stitches. (48 total)

-*Make 1sc into every st for 6 rounds (48 total)

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BODY Cont:

-join new color, I used my royal sparkle blue colored yarn. *Make 1sc into the next 5 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from* for one round. Make 1sc into the remaining 6 stitches. (42 total)

-Make 1sc into every st for 4 rounds. (42 Total)

-Join main color, I used my Turquoise colored yarn. Make 1sc in every st around for 6 rounds. (42 Total)

-Join gray colored yarn. Make 1sc in every st around for 4 rounds. (42 Total)

-Join main color, I used my Turquoise colored yarn. Make 1sc in every st around for 6 rounds. (42 Total)

-Slst into the next st over. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing the head on to the body.

Take one of the large main color crochet triangles and line it up approximately 5 rows up from where you finished off on the head. Make sure the base of the triangle is centered using an imaginary line from between both of the dragon eyes. Sew the base of the triangle only, the tip of the triangle will point away from the head.

Now, take the 2 smaller triangles. Line the base of one of the small triangles just under the base of the larger triangle. The point of the small triangle should be pointing away from the head. Sew along the base of the small triangle only. Repeat on the opposite side of the head with the other small triangle.

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Take 2 of the Large Royal Sparkle Blue Triangles and line them up side-by-side so that the points are touching and the base of the triangles are touching. Sew the two large triangles together along the sides that are touching.

Join the gray colored yarn on one of the base triangle corners. Crocheting along the base of both large triangles:  Ch3, make 1dc in each of the next 3 stitches, make 1 hdc into the next 6 stitches, make 1dc into the next 6 stitches, make 1hdc into the next 6 stitches, make 1dc into the remaining stitches along the base of the 2nd large triangle. FO

On the dragon’s head, take one of the small triangles and lay it so that the point is facing the eye. Lay one of the ears on top of the small triangles, make sure that the right sides are together. The ridged portion of the ear will be facing you. Sew the points of the triangle only to the dragon’s head at the base of the small triangle. Don’t sew the small triangle. Make sure that it is centered. Repeat on the opposite side with the other ear.

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NECK: I made the neck slightly larger than in the YouTube video tutorial. Use the Turquoise colored yarn.

Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).

-Increase rounds:

 -*Make 1sc in 1 stitch and 2sc in the second stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 total)

-*Make 1sc in 2 stitches and 2sc in the third stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(24 total)

-*Make 1sc in 3 stitches and 2sc in the fourth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(30 total)

-*Make 1sc in 4 stitches and 2sc in the fifth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(36 total)

-*Make 1sc in 5 stitches and 2sc in the sixth stitch. Repeat from * for one round. (42 total)

-*Make 1sc in 6 stitches and 2sc in the seventh stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(48 total)

-*Make 1sc in 7 stitches and 2sc in the eighth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(54 total)

-*Make 1sc in 8 stitches and 2sc in the ninth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(60 total)

-*Make 1sc in 9 stitches and 2sc in the tenth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(66 total)

-*Make 1sc in 10 stitches and 2sc in the eleventh stitch. Repeat from * for one round.  (72 total)

-*Make 1sc in 11 stitches and 2sc in the twelfth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.  (78 total)

-*Make 1sc in 12 stitches and 2sc in the thirteenth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.  (84 total)

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-*Make 1sc in 13 stitches and 2sc in the fourteenth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.  (90 total)

-Fold the circle in half, with the right side facing you. Make a slst into the st on the opposite side of the circle.

-After you formed the slst, you now have a circle formed on the left and right. We are going to be crocheting in rounds with the circle on the left. Go into the next st, and make 1sc. Make 1sc in every st around the left circle. (45 total)

-Make 1sc in every st around for one round. (45 total)

Decrease round:

-*Make 1sc into 3 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.  Make 1sc into any remaining stitches. (36 total)

-*Make 1sc into 2 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. (27total)

-Slst into the next st. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.

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Place the dragon’s head upside down with the back of the head facing you. Take the curved portion of the neck and center it on the base of the ears (The same area that you sewed the ears to the head) and right up to the base of the large triangle. The point of the large triangle should be facing the nostrils. Sew all along the curved portion of the neck securing it to the back of the head.

Use your craft stuffing and stuff the neck and the body.

Using your tapestry needle, sew through the top stitch on the body and the bottom stitch on the neck, sewing the neck to the body. Sew all around the base of the neck and the top part of the body, securing the neck to the body.

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Don’t worry if the head hangs a little low. We will lift the head, when we make the triangle scales for the back of the dragon’s neck.

 

DRAGON FRONT FEET: Use the main Turquoise colored yarn.  Make 2 front feet.

Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).

-Increase rounds:

 -*Make 1sc in 1 stitch and 2sc in the second stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 total)

-*Make 1sc in 2 stitches and 2sc in the third stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(24 total)

-*Make 1sc in 3 stitches and 2sc in the fourth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(30 total)

-Sc2tog 8 times and then make 1sc in each of the remaining stitches. (22 Total)

-Make 1sc in every st for 1 round. (22 Total)

-Sc2tog 4 times and then make 1sc in each of the remaining stitches. (18 Total)

-Make 1sc in every st around for 14 rounds. (18 Total)

-Slst into the next st over. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.

 

DRAGON HIND FEET: Use the main Turquoise colored yarn.  Make 2 hind feet.

Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).

-Increase rounds:

  -*Make 1sc in 1 stitch and 2sc in the second stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 total)

-*Make 1sc in 2 stitches and 2sc in the third stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(24 total)

-*Make 1sc in 3 stitches and 2sc in the fourth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(30 total)

  -*Make 1sc in 4 stitches and 2sc in the fifth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(36 total)

-Sc2tog 8 times and then make 1sc in each of the remaining stitches. (28 Total)

-Make 1sc in every st for 1 round. (28 Total)

-Sc2tog 4 times and then make 1sc in each of the remaining stitches. (24 Total)

-Make 1sc in every st around for 11 rounds. (24 Total)

-*Make 1sc in 1 stitch and 2sc in the second stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(36 Total)

 -*Make 1sc in 2 stitches and 2sc in the third stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(48 Total)

-*Make 1sc in 3 stitches and 2sc in the fourth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(60 Total)

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DRAGON HIND FEET Cont:

-Make 1sc in every st around for 9 rounds. (60 Total) 

Decrease round:

-*Make 1sc into 3 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. Make 1sc into any remaining stitches. (48Total)

-*Make 1sc into 2 stitches and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(36 Total)

Use your craft stuffing to stuff the hind leg. You can add more stuffing as you close.

-*Make 1sc in 1 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.(24 Total)

-Make 1sc in every st around for 1 round.

-Sc2tog around until almost closed and then slst closed.  I went through any large gaps with my crochet hook to slst them smaller. FO.

Sew the front legs on the dragon’s body. Counting up from the magic circle on the bottom of the body, 32 rounds up and 10 stitches between the front legs. Make sure that the paws are facing upwards, and that you like the way the arms look before sewing them in place.

Sew the hind legs on the dragon’s body. I went up approximately 15 rounds, using the magic circle as a landmark on the bottom of the body. Make sure that your dragon can sit before securing the hind legs (The bottom of the body is level with both hind legs). Make sure that the paws are facing up.

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Pictures on PDF written pattern

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LARGE TRIANGLE SCALE ON BACK OF NECK: I used my royal blue sparkle yarn and made 2.

Ch18

-Make 1dc into the 4th ch from the hook, and then 1dc in each st back across.

(16 Total)

-*Ch3, turn your work, make 1dc into the next st and every st back across. Repeat from * for 6 rows. (16 total)

-FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.

-Fold the piece in half to form a triangle. Sew the 2 sides of the triangle together with your tapestry needle.

SMALL TRIANGLE SCALE: I used my royal blue sparkle yarn and made 1.

-Ch12

-Make 1dc into the 4th ch from the hook, and then 1dc in each st back across.

(10 Total)

-*Ch3, turn your work, make 1dc into the next st and every st back across. Repeat from * for 3 rows. (10 total)

-FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.

-Fold the piece in half to form a triangle. Sew the 2 sides of the triangle together with your tapestry needle.

 

Set the triangle scales aside for now.

 

DRAGON WINGS: I used my royal blue sparkle yarn and the gray yarn.

Each Dragon wing has 4 large triangles (The same sized triangle used to make the Dragon Ears), 2 of the triangles are made using royal blue sparkle yarn, and 2 of the triangles are made with the gray yarn. Alternate the colors of the triangles, and lay them side by side with the tip of the triangles pointing inward. Sew each of the triangle sides together. Make 2 Dragon wings.

 

-Join your Royal blue sparkle yarn in one corner of the wing. Lay 1 Chenille Pipe Cleaner on the yarn, we are going to crochet around the pipe cleaner with our royal blue sparkle yarn. Ch1, make 1sc going behind the pipe cleaner and any loose yarn ends, and make 1sc in every st across the base of 2 triangles on the wing. Once you have made a few stitches, you can pull gently on the pipe cleaner to completely cover it with the stitches. You can make 2sc in the same st if you need to in certain areas to cover the pipe cleaner. Most of my stitches had 2sc.  I was able to use one pipe cleaner for my dragon wings. I was about 2 inches short for my pipe cleaner to reach the end of the wing, but I just continued making 1sc in every st past the end of the pipe cleaner.  On YouTube video tutorial, my dragon wings were larger (different yarn choices), so I used 2 pipe cleaners. You can watch the YouTube video tutorial part 2 of 2, time 23:56 to see how I made the dragon wings for my other dragon.  If you want a larger wing, but your yarn choice makes a smaller wing. Start with a larger chain for your large triangle, and then work the rest of the triangle the same way.

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DRAGON WINGS Cont.

-Ch3, turn your work, make 1dc into the next 3 stitches, then 1hdc into the next 14 stitches, * then 1dc into the next 6 stitches, , then 1hdc into the next 14 stitches, repeat from * to the end of the wing.

-FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing the pipe cleaner ends in place. I tied a knot around both ends of my pipe cleaner. Bury the loose yarn ends.

 

DRAGON’S TAIL: Start with main color Turquoise yarn. I changed my tail from the YouTube video tutorial. I made mine slightly larger on the written pattern.

 

Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (12 Total).

-Make 1sc in every st for 3 rounds (12 Total)

-Increase rounds:

 -*Make 1sc in 1 stitch and 2sc in the second stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 Total)

-Make 1sc in every st around for 3 rounds. (18 Total)

-*Make 1sc in 2 stitches and 2sc in the third stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(24 Total)

-Make 1sc in every st around for 3 rounds. (24 Total)

-*Make 1sc in 3 stitches and 2sc in the fourth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(30 total)

-Join new color and make 1sc in every st around for 5 rounds.

-Optional join new color or main color: *Make 1sc in 4 stitches and 2sc in the fifth stitch. Repeat from * for one round. (36 total)

-Alternate color stripes where you want, and finish with your main colored yarn. I made 1sc in every st around for 14 rounds in my main color.

-Slst into the next st. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.

-Use craft stuffing to stuff the tail, position it on the back of the dragon. Make sure the tail is centered and that the tail will support your dragon while it sits. Sew it in place with our tapestry needle.

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SEWING THE DRAGON SCALES: I used my Royal Blue Sparkle yarn, and made 2 large triangle scales and 1 small triangle scale.

Using your small triangle scale first. Sew it to the triangular portion on the back of the head, and pull on the small triangle to pull the dragon head up. Using the large triangle that is already in place as a lever to pull the head up. Stretch the small triangle along the back of the dragon’s neck and sew it in place along the base of the small triangle. Optional: Make another large triangle, in the main color for the dragon, to sew on top of the large triangle that you used as a lever to pull the head up, ( To replace it as decoration. You can make a sc border around the sides of the triangle too. I used my royal blue sparkle colored yarn.).

– Next get the large triangle scale. Connect it to the end of the small triangle, and you can pull on the large triangle scale if you need to pull the dragon’s head up even more. Stretch the large triangle scale along the back of the dragon’s body. Pulling the head up, and sewing the base of the large triangle to the dragon’s body. Make sure that the tip of the triangles point straight back. You may need to fold the triangle on it’s left and right side, alternating as you sew along the base of the triangle with your tapestry needle.

-The last large triangle scale is sewn on the back of the tail.

Center the wings on the back with the “C” in the center of the wing (points of triangles) face inward. Sew the top corner of the wings only, when securing them to the back of the dragon.

Helenmay Crochet Magical Dragon Part 1 of 2 Video Tutorial:

Helenmay Crochet Magical Dragon Part 2 of 2 Video Tutorial:

 

 

You may like my little crochet magical dragons too! They don’t have a written pattern at this time:

Someone liked the story behind why I made my crochet Cavalier Spaniel Dog written pattern. So, I want to give you the story of why I made the little blue crochet magical dragon.

A family member started a personal web page for friends and family. We were all tasked to send letters and/or books to a sick child that was about to have a serious surgery that would require a lot of postop recovery time. We all wanted the child to have plenty of things to do and read while recovering. I thought that “How to Train Your Dragon” books and jokes would be great to go with the blue crochet little magical dragon bookmark and amigurumi. While I was making the little blue magical dragon, my granddaughter wanted one, and so the little peach magical dragon was born.

Here is the direct link to the book “How to Train Your Dragon,” if you would like this book too.

Here are free PDF downloads for the History of Magical Dragons that I sent with the book:

History of Magical Dragons Page 1 (1)

History of Magical Dragons Page 2

History of Magical Dragons Page 3

Smiling is always helpful during the recovery process. So, I tried to find some funny dragon jokes to send with the book also. If you would like the same dragon jokes that I  sent with the Dragon book, here are the free PDF downloads:

Dragon Jokes Page1

Dragon Jokes Page 2

Dragon Jokes Page 3

Another Fun Dragon Book to go with the jokes too!

You are going to love this adorable children’s dragon book!

 

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2 thoughts on “Crochet Magical Dragon

  1. Wow!!!!! She’s fabulous!!!!

    1. HelenMay Crochet March 13, 2018 — 12:02 pm

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate the nice comment!

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