Amigurumi Dragon free crochet pattern

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Amigurumi dragon crochet pattern

Check out this great amigurumi dragon free crochet pattern! It is pretty easy to crochet and the pattern is absolutely FREE!
The author also prepared crochet instructions for an adorable dress along with this dragon crochet pattern. I wish you good luck and enjoy the process with a hot cup of tea!

2024 is the year of Dragon based on Chinese zodiac. It’s the year of wood dragon starting from February 10, 2024 to January 25, 2025. The Dragon enjoys a very high reputation in Chinese culture and it represents authority and imperial power. Also, the dragon represents good luck, strength, health and the male element Yang. It is unique because it is the only mythical creature of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac.

Dragon’s year is near, this is why you should hurry up and start crocheting this great Dragon following the pattern created by amazing @lesytoys. After finishing this cute dragon don’t forget to post your result on Instagram and tag @lesytoys and let her know how thankful we are for this pattern!

Designed by @lesytoys

Translated by AmigurumiPatterns.me

Materials:

  • Yarn: YarnArt Jeans or Alize Cotton Gold
  • Crochet: 2.5 – 3 mm, depends on how tight you crochet
  • Eyes: 8 mm safety eyes
  • Sewing needle and scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Fiberfill

Abbreviations:

  • mr – magic ring
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase (2 sc in the same stitch)
  • dec – decrease (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • BLO – back loop only
  • FLO – front loop only
  • [12] – number of stitches you should have at the end of the round/row
  • ( ) * x – repeat whatever is between the brackets the number of times stated

Amigurumi dragon crochet pattern:

Head:

1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3. (sc, inc) * 6 [18]
4. (2 sc, inc) * 6 [24]
5. (3 sc, inc) * 6 [30]
6. (4 sc, inc) * 6 [36]
7. (5 sc, inc) * 6 [42]
8. (6 sc, inc) * 6 [48]
9. (7 sc, inc) * 6 [54]
10-19. 54 sc [54] (10 rows)
20. 22 sc, 10 hdc inc, 22 sc [64]
21-27. 64 sc [64] (7 rows)
28. (14 sc, dec) * 4 [60]
29. (8 sc, dec) * 6 [54]
30. (7 sc, dec) * 6 [48]
31. 24 dec [24]
Fasten off and leave a long yarn for sewing.
Stuff the head, making the accent on the muzzle at row 20.
Insert the eyes between rows 17 – 18, 7 stitches apart so that the stitches of the 20th row (10 hdc inc) will be in the middle.
With white yarn embroider the whites of eyes, with black yarn – eyelashes and eyebrows between 13 – 14 rows of the head.
Do the eye tightening after sewing the head to the body.
Insert the yarn in the center of the head and body. After tightening, pull the yarn. As a result, there should be a small indentation.

Nostrils:

Insert the yarn between rows 21 and 22 and make some sc to create the nostrils on both sides.

Body:

1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3. (sc, inc) * 6 [18]
4. (2 sc, inc) * 6 [24]
5. (3 sc, inc) * 6 [30]
6. (4 sc, inc) * 6 [36]
7. (5 sc, inc) * 6 [42]
8. (6 sc, inc) * 6 [48]
9. (7 sc, inc) * 6 [54]
10. (8 sc, inc) * 6 [60]
11-14. 60 sc [60] (4 rows)
15. (19 sc, inc) * 3 [63]
16-17. 63 sc [63] (2 rows)
18. 15 sc, (dec, 6 sc) * 5, 8 sc [58]
19. 15 sc, (dec, 3 sc) * 5, 18 sc [53]
20. 53 sc [53]
21. 8 sc, (dec, 6 sc) * 5, 5 sc [48]
22. 12 sc, (dec, 7 sc) * 3, 9 sc [45]
23. 45 sc [45]
24. 9 sc, (dec, 8 sc) * 3, 6 sc [42]
25. 13 sc, dec, 12 sc, dec, 13 sc [40]
26. 13 sc, (dec, 6 sc) * 3, 3 sc [37]
27. 15 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec, 13 sc [35]
28. 12 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 15 sc [33]
29. 33 sc [33]
30. 16 sc, dec, 15 sc [32]
31. 9 sc, (dec, 3 sc) * 3, 8 sc [29]
32. 8 sc, (dec, 3 sc) * 3, 6 sc [26]
33. (11 sc, dec) * 2 [24]
34-35. 24 sc [24] (2 rows)
Stuff the body, make the accent on the belly.

Hands:

(make 2 pieces)
1. 8 sc in mr [8]
2. inc * 8 [16]
3. (sc, inc) * 8 [24]
4. BLO 24 sc [24]
5-6. 24 sc [24] (2 rows)
7. (10 sc, dec) * 2 [22]
8. (9 sc, dec) * 2 [20]
9. (8 sc, dec) * 2 [18]
10. (7 sc, dec) * 2 [16]
11-13. 16 sc [16] (3 rows)
14. (6 sc, dec) * 2 [14]
15-21. 14 sc [14] (7 rows)
Stuff the bottom of the hand until rows 14-15, making the bottom flat.
Fold the top of the arm flat and make 6 sc through both sides. Make a sl st.
Fasten off and leave a long yarn for sewing.

Legs:

(make 2 pieces)
1. 8 sc in mr [8]
2. inc * 8 [16]
3. (sc, inc) * 8 [24]
4. (3 sc, inc) * 6 [30]
5. BLO 30 sc [30]
6-8. 30 sc [30] (3 rows)
9. (8 sc, dec) * 3 [27]
10. (7 sc, dec) * 3 [24]
11. (6 sc, dec) * 3 [21]
12. (5 sc, dec) * 3 [18]
13-17. 18 sc [18] (5 rows)
18. (7 sc, dec) * 2 [16]
19-26. 16 sc [16] (8 rows)
Stuff the bottom of the legs until rows 16-18, making the bottom flat.
Fold the top of the leg flat and make 7 sc through both sides. Make a sl st.
Fasten off and leave a long yarn for sewing.

Wings:

(make 2 pieces)
Make 6 ch.
1. From the 2nd chain from the hook: 4 sc, sl st, 1 turning chain
2. 2 sc, inc, sc, chain 3, 1 turning chain
3. 4 sc, inc, 2 sc, sl st, 1 turning chain
4. 2 sc, inc, 5 sc, chain 3, 1 turning chain
5. 8 sc, inc, 2 sc, sl st, 1 turning chain
6. 2 sc, inc, 9 sc, chain 3, 1 turning chain
7. 12 sc, inc, 2 sc, sl st, 1 turning chain
8. 2 sc, inc, 13 sc, chain 3, 1 turning chain
9. 16 sc, inc, 2 sc, sl st, 1 turning chain
10. 2 sc, inc, 17 sc, chain 3, 1 turning chain
11. 20 sc, inc, 2 sc, sl st
Make sc around edges.

Ears:

(make 2 pieces)
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3. (sc, inc) * 6 [18]
Fold the ears flat and make 2 sc through both sides.

Crest for the head:

(make 3 pieces)
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. (inc, 2 sc) * 2 [8]
3. (inc, 3 sc) * 2 [10]
4. (inc, 4 sc) * 2 [12]
5. (inc, 5 sc) * 2 [14]
6. (inc, 6 sc) * 2 [16]
Fold the crest flat and make 8 sc through both sides.
Fasten off and leave a long yarn for sewing.

Flowers:

(make 2 pieces)
Start with pink color
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
Change to white color
2. Chain 4, make 1 sl st into the next stitch. Repeat 6 times
3. Chain 3, yarn over, into the arch with 4 ch pull the loop as much as possible, yarn over, pull the loop again. This way we yarn over and pull the loop 6 times in the same arch. Pull the yarn through all the loops, chain 3, then make sl st in the same arch. Repeat 6 times.

Crochet with pink yarn the center of the flower:
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
Leave a long yarn to sew the center to the flower.
Sew the center to the flower.

Dress:

Start with pink yarn.
Chain 60, then create a circle with a sl st in the first loop.
1. Chain 1, 60 sc, sl st.
2. Chain 2, 60 hdc, st st.
3. Chain 1, 60 sc, sl st.
Change to white yarn.
4. Chain 1, make 60 inc, sl st.
Change back to pink yarn.
5-7. Make 120 dc, sl st.
Cut the yarn. Weave in the end.
Attach the yarn to the first row and make 15 sc.
Crochet 3 more rows this way, starting each row with 1 turning chain.
Cut the yarn and weave in the end.
For the strap chain 31. Starting from the 3rd chain from the hook, make 29 hdc. (Make 2 pieces)
Sew the straps to the dress, add buttons as decoration (optional, you can also crochet flowers and attach them instead of buttons).

Assembly:

Sew the ears between rows 11-12 of the head.
Attach and sew the crests on the center of the head, leaving equal space between them.
Sew the hands to the body between rows 34-35, leaving about 8 stitches between the (in the front).
Attach and sew the legs to the body between rows 14-15, leaving about 23 stitches between them.
Sew the wings to the back of the body anywhere you consider.
Embroider the claws to the hands (3 pieces, 3 rows tall) and the legs (3 pieces, 4 rows tall), Leave about 3-4 stitches between the claws.

Amigurumi dragon crochet pattern result:

Crocheted dragon

If you don’t want to crochet the dress, you can simply crochet a scarf and wrap it around the neck just like in the picture below.

Crocheted dragon with scarf

We hope you’ve enjoyed following this amigurumi dragon free crochet pattern! Don’t forget to come back for more great patterns!

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Last modified: February 20, 2024

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