Dragon crochet pattern

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Dragon crochet pattern

Meet the newest baby Dragon crochet pattern! It is super easy and the toy will be ready in no time. This dragon could be the perfect gift for babies, especially those who will be born in the year of 2024.

The Dragon, also known as Loong, is the fifth animal sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle.

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

Good luck and happy crocheting!

Designed by @a_igruami

Translated by AmigurumiPatterns.me

Materials:

  • Yarn: YarnArt Jeans or Alize Cotton Gold
  • Crochet: 2 – 2.5 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 – 2 sc in the same stitch
  • dec – single crochet 2 stitches together
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • [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

Dragon crochet pattern:

Body and head:

Start crocheting the 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]
7-12. 36 sc [36] (6 rows)
13. (4 sc, dec) * 6 [30]
14. 30 sc [30]
15. (3 sc, dec) * 6 [24]
16. 24 sc [24]
17. (2 sc, dec) * 6 [18]
18. 18 sc [18]
Start crocheting the head
19. (2 sc, inc) * 6 [24]
20. (3 sc, inc) * 6 [30]
21. (4 sc, inc) * 6 [36]
22. (5 sc, inc) * 6 [42]
23-31. 42 sc [42] (9 rows)
32. (5 sc, dec) * 6 [36]
33. 36 sc [36]
34. (4 sc, dec) * 6 [30]
35. 30 sc [30]
36. (3 sc, dec) * 6 [24]
37. 24 sc [24]
38. (2 sc, dec) * 6 [18]
39. (1 sc, dec) * 6 [12]
40. dec * 6 [6]
Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in the end.
Stuff the body and the head while crocheting.
Insert the eyes between rows 29 and 30, 7 stitches apart.
Do the eye tightening before embroidering the face.
With white yarn embroider the whites of eyes, with black yarn – eyelashes and eyebrows.

Muzzle:

1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3. (sc, inc) * 6 [18]
4. 18 sc [18]
Leave a long yarn for sewing.
Do not stuff the muzzle while sewing it to the head.

Ears:

(make 2 pieces)
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3-4. 12 sc [12]
Fold the ears flat and make 6 sc through both sides.
Fold the ears again and make 3 sc through both sides.
Leave a long yarn for sewing.

Horns:

(make 2 pieces)
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. (1 sc, inc) * 3 [9]
3-4. 9 sc [9]
Leave a long yarn for sewing.
Stuff with fiberfill while sewing the horns to the head.

Hands:

(make 2 pieces)
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3-4. 12 sc [12] (2 rows)
5. 3 dec, 6 sc [9]
6-9. 9 sc [9] (4 rows)
Stuff only the bottom of the hands.
Fold the hand flat and make 4 sc through both sides.
Leave a long yarn for sewing.

Legs:

(make 2 pieces)
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3-4. 12 sc [12]
Fasten off and leave a long yarn for sewing.
Stuff the legs while sewing them to the body.

Tail:

1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. (1 sc, inc) * 3 [9]
3. 9 sc [9]
4. (2 sc, inc) * 3 [12]
5. 12 sc [12]
6. (3 sc, inc) * 3 [15]
7. 15 sc [15]
8. (4 sc, inc) * 3 [18]
9. 18 sc [18]
Leave a long yarn for sewing.
Stuff the tail while sewing it to the body.

Crest:

Make 60 ch.
Start from the third chain from the hook: 3 dc in the same stitch, 2 sl st, chain 2, then again make 3 dc in the same stitch. Continue this way until the end of the row.
Fasten off and leave a long yarn for sewing.

Assembly:

Follow the instructions and sew each part to the body.
Crocheted dragon

Embroider the body as shown in the picture below.

Dragon crochet pattern result:

Green crocheted dragon

Green crocheted dragon

If you enjoyed crocheting this small dragon and want to improve your skills, you can try crocheting this bigger dragon or maybe visit @a_igruami‘s account and checkout for a premium version of a bigger brother of the dragon you’ve just finished crocheting.

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Last modified: February 20, 2024

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