Free dragon crochet pattern

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Free dragon crochet pattern

Learn how to crochet toys by following this free dragon crochet pattern. This dragon could be the perfect gift for a baby boy born in 2024 or anyone else who is a fan of dragons or dinosaurs.
Why do kids love dragons? Because they are mythical creatures full of secrets yet to be discovered, they are strong and powerful. Also, dragons are very important in Chinese culture and are often associated with business prosperity, bountiful harvests, good health, and protection. Unlike their European counterparts, not many Chinese dragons breathe fire, rather they are more often associated with water.

Designed by @alizi_toys

Translated by AmigurumiPatterns.me

Materials:

  • Yarn: YarnArt Jeans or Alize Cotton Gold (I used Alize Cotton Gold 485 for the body and milky for the wings and crest)
  • Crochet: 2 – 2.5 mm, depends on how tight you crochet
  • Eyes: 12 mm safety eyes ( I used 10 mm 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
  • [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:

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]
7-8. 36 sc [36] (2 rows)
9. (5 sc, inc) * 6 [42]
10-12. 42 sc [42] (3 rows)
13. (5 sc, dec) * 6 [36]
14. 36 sc [36]
15. (5 sc, inc) * 6 [42]
16. (6 sc, inc) * 6 [48]
17. (7 sc, inc) * 6 [54]
18. (8 sc, inc) * 6 [60]
19-24. 60 sc [60] (6 rows)
Insert the eyes between rows 15 and 16.
Stuff the head as you go.
25. (8 sc, dec) * 6 [54]
26. (7 sc, dec) * 6 [48]
27. (6 sc, dec) * 6 [42]
28. (5 sc, dec) * 6 [36]
29. (4 sc, dec) * 6 [30]
30. (3 sc, dec) * 6 [24]
31. (2 sc, dec) * 6 [18]
32. (1 sc, dec) * 6 [12]
33. 6 dec [6]
Fasten off and weave in the end.

Nostrils:

Crochet the nostrils on row 9. The left nostril we will start crocheting at the top of the 9th row, the right nostril – at the bottom.
Left: Sl st, chain 1, 2 sc, make next sc by going down and catching 9th row, 2 sc, sl st.
Right: Sl st, chain 1, 2 sc, make next sc by going up and catching 9th row, 2 sc, sl st.
Cut the yarn and weave in the end.

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]
11-12. 60 sc [60] (2 rows)
13. (8 sc, dec) * 3 [54]
14-16. 54 sc [54] (3 rows)
17. (7 sc, dec) * 3 [48]
18-19. 48 sc [48] (2 rows)
20. 12 sc, (2 sc, dec) * 6, 12 sc [42]
21-22. 42 sc [42] (2 rows)
23. 12 sc, (1 sc, dec) * 6, 12 sc [36]
24-25. 36 sc [36] (2 rows)
26. (4 sc, dec) * 6 [30]
27-28. 30 sc [30]
29. (3 sc, dec) * 6 [24]
30-31. 24 sc [24] (2 rows)
Stuff the body, make the accent on the belly.

Hands:

(make 2 pieces)
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3. (1 sc, inc) * 6 [18]
4-7. 18 sc [18] (4 rows)
8. 4 sc, 5 dec, 4 sc [13]
9-16. 13 sc [13] (8 rows)
Stuff the bottom of the hand until the 10th row.
Fold the top of the arm flat and make 5-6 sc through both sides.
Fasten off and leave a long yarn for sewing.

Legs:

(make 2 pieces)
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3. (1 sc, inc) * 6 [18]
4. (2 sc, inc) * 6 [24]
5-8. 24 sc [24] (4 rows)
9. 6 sc, 6 dec, 6 sc [18]
10. (4 sc, dec) * 3 [15]
11-20. 15 sc [15] (10 rows)
Stuff the bottom of the leg until the 10th row.
Fold the top of the leg flat and make 7 sc through both sides.
Fasten off and leave a long yarn for sewing.

Wings:

(make 2 pieces)
Crochet the wings in BLO.
Chain 10.
1. From the 2nd chain from the hook: 1 inc, 8 sc, 1 turning chain
2. 9 sc, inc, 1 turning chain
3. inc, 10 sc, 1 turning chain
4. 11 sc, inc, 1 turning chain
5. inc, 12 sc
Leave a long yarn for sewing.

Crest:

Big crest (6 pieces):

1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. 6 sc [6]
3. (1 sc, inc) * 3 [9]
4. 9 sc [9]
5. (2 sc, inc) * 3 [12]
Fold the crest flat and make 5-6 sc through both sides.
Fasten off and leave a long yarn for sewing.

Small crest (2 pieces):

1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. 6 sc [6]
3. (1 sc, inc) * 3 [9]
Fold the crest flat and make 4 sc through both sides.
Fasten off and leave a long yarn for sewing.

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]
10. (5 sc, inc) * 3 [21]
11. 21 sc [21]
12. (6 sc, inc) * 3 [24]
13. 24 sc [24]
14. (7 sc, inc) * 3 [27]
15. 27 sc [27]
Fasten off. Leave a long yarn for sewing.

Assembly:

Tighten the eyes, then embroider them (eye whites, eyelashes, eyebrows).
Embroider the cheeks between rows 12-13 (4 stitches).
Attach and sew the head to the body.
Sew the hands to the body between rows 28-29.
Attach and sew the legs to the body between rows 12-13.
Sew the tail to the body between rows 8-15.
Attach and sew the big crests starting on the 21st row of the head and the small pieces to the tail.
Sew the wings to the back of the body between rows 21-15.
Also, you can embroider a few lines on the head and the body as shown in the picture below.

Dragon crochet pattern result:

Crocheted dragon

Crocheted dragon

Crocheted dragon

We hope you enjoyed following this free dragon crochet pattern designed by @alizi_toys. Don’t forget to mention her as the author when posting your finished toys.
Thank you for crocheting with us and don’t forget to come back for more great crochet patterns!

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Last modified: February 20, 2024

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