Fierce or Sleepy Dragon Pattern

Fierce or Sleepy Dragon Pattern

Making amigurumi is a great hobby to make use of your free time and make sweet gifts for your loved ones. If you are looking for a hobby where you can make gifts that will make your loved ones happy and make full use of your free time, amigurumi may be just for you. Amigurumi dragon making can be a perfect hobby for you if you are a beginner in amigurumi and have no previous experience with amigurumi and knitting.

ch: chain
mr = Magic ring
sc: single crochet
inc = increase (2 sc in the next stitch)
dec = decrease (single crochet 2 stitches together)
BLO: Back loop only
FLO: Front loop only
( )* 6 = repeat whatever is between the brackets the number of times stated

BOD
1) magic circle with 6sc (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 with 6sc (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  with 6sc (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  with 6sc (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 with 6sc (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 with 6sc (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 tun
7) 1sc in next 5st then ch1 and turn
8) 1sc in next 5st then ch1 and turn
9) 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 with 6sc (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 with 6sc (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 with 6sc (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. 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

Wing:
I did not design left or right, you make 2 of each for the outer and inner wing.
More details about the wings is given with photos in part 2 here
Video for making and assembling the wings here

Outer Wing: with body color make 2
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.

Stuffing shaping and assembly for the Dragon:
Part 2: How to stuff and shape the parts here
Part 3: How to assemble the dragon here

Video playlist  here

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