Amigurumi Crochet Dragon Pattern

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The Dragon, majestic ruler of the sky and most popular mythic creature of all. The dragon appears in many roles, as keeper of epic treasures and lore, as faithful companion and mount or as little crocheted plushy friend to take with you. The crochet dragon is easy to work and comes with all parts that make a dragon a dragon, wings, spikes and in this case a convenient size.

The here depicted Amigurumi Dragon has a height of 7 cm (2.75 inch) and was crocheted using the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn and a 2.5 mm crochet hook. Using a bigger yarn and/or crochet hook will result in a larger dragon.

Crochet Dragon

Amigurumi Dragon Crochet Pattern

Needed Techniques

  • Magic Ring
  • Chain Stitch
  • Slip Stitch
  • Single Crochet Stitch (SC)
  • Half Double Crochet Stitch
  • Double Crochet Stitch
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Weave In / Sew On

Needed Materials and Tools

  • Yarn Colors: Turquois yarn for the dragon skin, grey yarn for the wings, light grey yarn for the feet and hands, brown yarn for the spikes.
  • 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • blunt Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfill and Scissor
  • Wiggly Eyes with 0.7 cm diameter
  • This pattern was crocheted using the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn in the following colors: gold/gold (# 249), marone/maroon (# 157)

IMPORTANT: This crochet pattern is crocheted in spiral rounds, means, you keep crocheting without joining rounds unless said otherwise. Always work a marker of any kind in the first stitch of each new round, to know when a round begins and/or ends.

Crochet the Dragon Head and Body

The head and body of the dragon are crochet in one piece in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. If you are using safety eyes instead of wiggly eyes take care to attach them after Round 11, same goes for filling the head part with polyfill otherwise it will be difficult to do so later. In Round 18 you are instructed to crochet only into the back loops, the back loops are the loops laying on top of a stitch in the rear.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the turquoise yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC into Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 2 SC into each stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (12 stitches)
  • 3. Round: [ 1 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • 4. Round: 1 SC. 2 SC into next stitch. [ 2 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] 5 times. 1 SC. (24 stitches)
  • 5. – 9. Round: 5 rounds, each round 24 SC. (24 stitches)
  • 10. Round: [ 2 SC, SC 3rd and 4th stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • 11. Round: [ 1 SC, SC 2nd and 3rd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. If you use safety eyes instead of wiggly eyes it is now the moment to attach them to the head of the dragon. Use the pictures as guidance to position the eyes correctly. Afterwards fill the head with polyfill. (12 stitches)
  • 12. Round: [ 1 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • 13. Round: Crochet 18 SC. (18 Maschen)
  • 14. Round: [ 5 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (21 stitches)
  • 15. – 16 Round: 2 rounds, each round 21 SC. (21 stitches)
  • 17. Round: [ 5 SC, SC 6th and 7th stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • 18. Round: Crochet only into the back loop. The back loop is the loop on top of a stich that lays in the rear, away from you. [ 1 SC, SC 2nd and 3rd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. Fill the body with polyfill. (12 stitches)
  • 19. Round: [ SC 1st and 2nd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (6 stitches)
  • Cut yarn, close the opening and weave in the leftover yarn.

Crochet the Dragon Legs (2 pieces)

The dragon legs are crocheted same as the body in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet again in Round 3 only into the back loops, the loop in the rear on top of a stitch. Crochet 2 dragon legs.

Crochet Dragon Legs

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the light grey yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC into Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 2 SC into each stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (12 stitches)
  • 3. Round: Color change to turquois. Crochet 12 SC only into back loop. (12 stitches)
  • 4. – 5. Round: 2 rounds, each round 12 SC. (12 stitches)
  • 6. Round: [ SC 1st and 2nd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (6 stitches)
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Dragon Arms (2 pieces)

The arms are crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Round 3 is crocheted only into the back loops, the loops in the rear. Crochet 2 dragon arms.

Crochet Dragon Arms

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the light grey yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC into Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 1 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (9 stitches)
  • 3. Round: Color change to turquois. Crochet 9 SC only into back loop. (9 stitches)
  • 4. Round: Crochet 9 SC. (9 stitches)
  • 5. Round: [ 1 SC, SC 2nd and 3rd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (6 stitches)
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Dragon Tail

The dragon tail is crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

Crochet Dragon Tail

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the turquois yarn.
  • 1. Round: 3 SC into Magic Ring. (3 stitches)
  • 2. Round: 2 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. (4 stitches)
  • 3. Round: 3 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. (5 stitches)
  • 4. Round: 4 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. (6 stitches)
  • 5. Round: [ 2 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (8 stitches)
  • 6. Round: [ 3 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (10 stitches)
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Dragon Spikes

The spikes are crocheted in rows out of a chain with single crochet stitches and slip stitches.

Crochet Dragon Spikes

  • Do a slip knot on your crochet hook with the brown yarn.
  • 1. Row: Crochet 23 chain stitches. (23 stitches)
  • 1. Spike: 1 double crochet stitch into the 2nd stitch from the crochet hook. 2 slip stitches.
  • 2. – 7. Spike: [ 2 chain stitches, 1 double crochet stitch into the next stitch on the chain from Row 1 and 2 slip stitches. ] Repeat from [ to ] 6 times.
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Dragon Wings (2 pieces)

The dragon wings are crocheted in rows out of a chain. When instructed to skip a stitch, you skip the next stitch you would normaly crochet into and instead crochet into the following stitch after the skipped one. Crochet 2 wings. If you use a big and/or soft yarn and the wings turn out floppy, crochet 2 more wings and sew each 2 wings together.

Crochet Dragon Wings

  • Do a slip knot on your crochet hook with the turquois yarn.
  • 1. Row: Crochet 17 chain stitches. (17 stitches)
  • 2. Row: 1 slip stich into the 2nd stitch from the crochet hook. 7 SC, skip 1 stitch, 7 SC. Color change to grey. 1 chain stitch and turn. (15 stitches)
  • 3. Row: 2 SC into next stitch, 6 SC, skip 1 stitch, 5 SC. Turn without chain stitch. (14 stitches)
  • 4. Row: 4 SC, skip 1 stitch, 4 SC, 2 chain stitches and turn.
  • 5. Row: 1 double crochet stitch, 1 half double crochet stitch, 4 SC, 1 half double crochet stitch, 1 double crochet stitch. 1 chain stitch and turn.
  • 6. Row: 8 slip stitches.
  • Cut the last used thread and weave it in. Leave the other threads to sew the wings later tothe body.

Finishing the Crochet Dragon

After finish crocheting all dragon parts you should have an assembly kit laying in front of you that should look something like this.

Amigurumi Crochet Dragon Assembly Kit

Body: If not done yet, close the bottom of the body. To do this take your blunt tapestry needle holding the thread laying at the opening. Stitch with the needle through the front loop of all 6 stitches and pull tight. Push the needle through the now closed opening and let it escape through the side of the body or the head. Pull the thread tight again, cut the thread close to the body or head and knead the piece. The thread should dissapear inside and the bottom is cleanly closed.

Legs: Begin sewing the first leg one stitch row over the row with the visible edge (created by the round crocheted only into the back loops). Both legs are the same, so it does not matter which leg you sew on first. Still, sew on the first leg as the right leg. Sew on the second leg around 7 stitches to the right from the first leg. Both legs should be on the same level as the bottom of the body, that the dragon is able to sit properly.

Use the pictures as guidance to position the legs correctly.

Arms/Front Legs: Sew on the arms 3 to 4 stitch rows over the legs. Take care not to sew the arms onto the neck area (the smallest part between head and body). Take again the pictures as guidance to position the arms correctly.

Tail: Sew on the dragon tail in the middle of the backside of the dragon body just over the stitch edge.

Spikes: Sew on the spikes from the tip of the tail to the top of the head.

Wings: Sew on the wings one to two stitches left and right from the spikes onto the body. Sew on the wings shortly under the neck area, the slimmest part between head and body. Since both wings are crocheted the same it does not matter which wing is the left or the right.

Face: I my opinion simple wiggly eyes with a diamter of 0.7 cm suit the dragon very well, but feel free to give the dragon a different face with different eyes or even features like a snout. Finally stitch a simple straight mouth under the eyes. Take the picture as guidance to position the eyes and mouth correctly.

Stitch On Dragon Face

And done it is, your own majestic, litte pocket crochet dragon!

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