## Crochet Dragon Equipment

To make your own crochet dragon you will need the following equipment:

- 3.75mm Crochet Hook
- 4mm Crochet Hook
- 100g Patons Smoothie DK 100% Bright Green acrylic yarn
- 100g Patons Smoothie DK 100% Pale Brown acrylic yarn
- 200g Sirdar Snuggly Purple Yarn
- Toy Stuffing
- 2 Safety Eyes
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Markers
- Yarn Cutter

You will not need all 200g of Sirdar Snuggly, however you will need two separate balls of yarn as you will be working with two strands at once.

## Pattern Instructions

This crochet dragon pattern is formed in several separate pieces. Most of these are crocheted in circular rounds from a central magic circle.

The stitches used are basic simple crochet stitches. If you are new to crochet you can learn everything you will need to follow along in these articles:

The pattern instructions will be given in full written form in the first instance, and thereafter in abbreviations. If you would like help with understanding crochet abbreviations then check out this article.

## Crochet Dragon Head

Begin using your 3.75mm crochet hook and green yarn. You will be working in a continuous circular round.

**Round 1**

Make a magic circle of 6 stitches. (6)

**Round 2**

Put 2 single crochets (2sc) into each stitch. (12)

**Round 3**

Make 1sc in the first stitch, 2sc into the next. Repeat six times.

*(1sc x 1, 2sc) x 6* (18)

**Round 4**

(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 6 (24)

**Round 5**

(1sc x 3, 2sc) x 6 (30)

**Round 6**

(1sc x 4, 2sc) x 6 (36)

**Round 7**

Put 1sc into the back loop only (BLO) of each stitch. (36)

**Round 8**

Make 1sc into the first four stitches, then single crochet two stitches together.

*(1sc x 4, sc2tog) x 6 *(30)

**Round 9**

Put 1sc into each stitch (30)

**Round 10**

(1sc x 3, sc2tog) x 6 (24)

**Round 11 – 12**

Put 1sc into each stitch (24)

**Round 13**

(1sc x 3, 2sc) x 6 (30)

**Round 14**

(1sc x 4, 2sc) x 6 (36)

**Round 15**

(1sc x 5, 2sc) x 6 (42)

**Round 16**

(1sc x 6, 2sc) x 6 (48)

**Round 17**

(1sc x 7, 2sc) x 6 (54)

**Round 18**

(1sc x 8, 2sc) x 6 (60)

**Round 19**

(1sc x 9, 2sc) x 6 (66)

**Round 20 -21**

Put 1sc into each stitch (66)

**Round 22**

(1sc x 9, sc2tog) x 6 (60)

**Round 23**

(1sc x 8, sc2tog) x 6 (54)

*Add two safety eyes above the muzzle*

**Round 24**

(1sc x 7, sc2tog) x 6 (48)

**Round 25**

(1sc x 6, sc2tog) x 6 (42)

**Round 26**

(1sc x 5, sc2tog) x 6 (36)

**Round 27**

(1sc x 4, sc2tog) x 6 (30)

**Round 28**

(1sc x 3, sc2tog) x 6 (24)

**Round 29**

(1sc x 2, sc2tog) x 6 (18)

**Round 30**

(1sc x 1, sc2tog) x 6 (12)

*Fill with toy stuffing*

**Round 31**

Sc2tog to close

To finish, tie off and leave cut a long tail of yarn for sewing together later.

## Crochet Dragon Nostrils

Begin using your 3.75mm crochet hook and brown yarn.

You will be working in a continuous circular round.

Make a small magic circle of six stitches, then slip stitch to close.

To finish, tie off and leave cut a long tail of yarn for sewing together later.

## Crochet Dragon Ears

Begin using your 3.75mm crochet hook and green yarn. You will be working in a continuous circular round.

You need to make two of the following:

**Round 1**

Magic circle of six stitches (6)

**Round 2**

2sc x 6 (12)

**Round 3 – 8**

1sc x 12 (12)

To finish, tie off and leave cut a long tail of yarn for sewing together later.

## Crochet Dragon Body

Begin using your 3.75mm crochet hook and green yarn. You will be working in a continuous circular round.

**Round 1**

Make a magic circle of 8 stitches. (8)

**Round 2**

2sc x 8 (16)

**Round 3**

(1sc x 1, 2sc) x 8 (24)

**Round 4**

(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 8 (32)

**Round 5 – 8**

1sc x 32

**Round 9**

(1sc x 3, 2sc) x 8 (40)

**Round 10 – 13**

1sc x 40

**Round 14**

(1sc x 4, 2sc) x 8 (48)

**Round 15**

(1sc x 5, 2sc) x 8 (56)

**Round 16 – 23**

1sc x 56

**Round 24**

(1sc x 5, sc2tog) x 8 (48)

**Round 25**

(1sc x 4, sc2tog) x 8 (40)

**Round 26**

(1sc x 3, sc2tog) x 8 (32)

**Round 27**

(1sc x 2, sc2tog) x 8 (24)

**Round 28**

(1sc, sc2tog) x 8 (16)

*Fill the body with toy stuffing*

**Round 29**

Sc2tog to close

To finish, tie off and leave cut a long tail of yarn for sewing together later.

## Crochet Dragon Tummy

Begin using your 3.75mm crochet hook and brown yarn. You will be working in a continuous circular round.

**Round**

Magic circle of six stitches (6)

**Round 1**

2sc x 6 (12)

**Round 2**

(1sc x 1, 2sc) x 6 (18)

**Round 3**

(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 6 (24)

**Round 4**

(1sc x 3, 2sc) x 6 (30)

**Round 5**

(1sc x 4, 2sc) x 6, then slip stitch to join as a circle. (36)

To finish, tie off and leave cut a long tail of yarn for sewing together later.

## Crochet Dragon Tail

**Round 1**

Magic circle of six stitches (6)

**Round 2 – 3**

1sc x 6

**Round 4**

2sc x 6 (12)

**Round 5 – 7**

1sc x 12

**Round 8**

(1sc x 1, 2sc) x 6 (18)

**Round 9 – 11**

1sc x 18

**Round 12**

(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 6 (24)

**Round 13 – 18**

1sc x 24

**Round 19**

(1sc x 3, 2sc) x 6 (30)

To finish, fill with toy stuffing and slip stitch into the next stitch to end.

Tie off and leave cut a long tail of yarn for sewing together later.

## Crochet Dragon Arms

You will need to make two of the following:

**Round 1**

Magic circle of six stitches. (6)

**Round 2**

2sc x 6 (12)

**Round 3 – 14**

1sc x 12

**Round 15**

(1sc, 2sc) x 6 (18)

**Round 16**

1sc x 18

**Round 17**

(1sc, sc2tog) (12)

*Fill arm with toy stuffing*

**Round 18**

Sc2tog to close

To finish, tie off and leave cut a long tail of yarn for sewing together later.

## Crochet Dragon Legs

You will need to make two of the following:

**Round 1**

Magic circle 8

**Round 2**

2sc x 8 (16)

**Round 3**

(1sc x 1, 2sc) x 8 (24)

**Round 4**

1sc x 24 into the BLO

**Round 5 -6**

1sc x 24

**Round 7**

(1sc, sc2tog) x 8 (16)

**Round 8 – 21**

1sc x 16

**Round 22**

Sc2tog to close

To finish, tie off and leave cut a long tail of yarn for sewing together later.

## Crochet Dragon Scales

You will need seven dragon scales in total. 6 large and one small.

Begin each using your 4mm crochet hook and two strands of purple yarn.

You will be working in a continuous circular round.

## Large Crochet Dragon Scales

Make six of the following:

**Round 1**

Magic circle of six stitches (6)

**Round 2 – 3**

1sc x 6

**Round 4**

2sc x 6 (12)

**Round 5 – 8**

1sc x 12

To finish, tie off and leave cut a long tail of yarn for sewing together later.

## Small Crochet Dragon Scale

Make one of the following:

**Round 1**

Magic circle of five stitches (5)

**Round 2**

1sc x 5

**Round 3**

2sc x 5 (10)

**Round 4**

1sc x 10

To finish, tie off and leave cut a long tail of yarn for sewing together later.

## Sewing Your Crochet Dragon Together

Your crochet dragon is now ready to be sewn together.

You should have the following pieces:

- 1 head
- 2 nostrils
- 1 body
- 1 tummy patch
- 2 legs
- 2 arms
- 1 tail
- 6 large scales
- 1 small scale

First attach the nostrils to the head. Using your needle and the long loose end of yarn, sew through the centre of the ring to disguise the end, then weave in and out of the nostril attaching it to the upper part of the front of the muzzle.

Continuing to sew using the loose tail of yarn, attach the head to the body where you began your magic circle, then the tail exactly opposite at the bottom of the pear shaped body.

Sit the tail so it will lie level along the floor.

Next sew the tummy patch by weaving around the circumference of the circle. Place it directly under the dragon’s chin, just above where his bottom will sit on the floor.

Next sew the two legs underneath the dragon’s base, weaving tightly and securely.

Place the arms by his sides, angled slightly downwards and attach them at the shoulders only.

Finally you can sew the scales along the back. Space them evenly and pointing upright. The small dragon crochet scale is to be attached at the end of his tail.