Dragon Egg

One of the kids’ favorite things to watch lately is “How to Train Your Dragon.” My son started asking for a baby dragon, so of course my daughter did too, so I figured I’d make one for each of them. My son has since changed his mind about what he wanted, so I only ended up making the one baby dragon, and this is it.

I was going to put a nose on it, but I couldn’t get it to look right. I think it looks a little unfinished, but she loves it.

Materials
– 1/2 skein of worsted weight periwinkle
– small amount of light blue, black
– crochet hook: whatever size will give you a tight stitch. I used an F-hook
– stuffing: I use polyfiber stuffing
– yarn needle

Size
The egg finishes to about 4″ tall and the dragon finishes to just under 3″ tall, depending on size of hook and weight of yarn used.

Abbreviations
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dec over 2 sc = decrease over 2 sc

Head and Body – stuff as you go
1) with periwinkle ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
3) ch 1, *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (18)
4) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (18)
5) ch 1, * sc, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (12)
6) ch 1, dec over 2 sc around, join with sl st (6)
7) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
8-11) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
12) ch 1, dec over 2 sc around, join with sl st, finish off, sew closed (6)

Arms and Legs – make 4
1) with periwinkle ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2-3) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st, finish off (6)

Tummy Patch
1) with light blue ch 4, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, 3 sc in next ch, sc in bottom loop of next ch, 2 sc in bottom loop of next ch, join with sl st, finish off (8)

Horns – make 2
1) with light blue ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (4)
2) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st, finish off (4)

Wings – make 2
1) with periwinkle ch 2, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook (2)
2) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc (4)
3) ch 1, turn, *sc, 2 sc in next sc* twice (6)
4) ch 1, turn, *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* twice, finish off (8)

Tail
1) with perwinkle ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (4)
2) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (4)
3) ch 1, *sc, 2 sc in next sc* twice, join with sl st, finish off (6)

Egg Halves – make 2
1) with periwinkle ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
3) ch 1, *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (18)
4) ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (24)
5) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (24)
6) ch 1, *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (30)
7) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (30)
8) ch 1, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (36)
9-10) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (36)
11-12) with light blue ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st, finish off (36)

Assembly
Sew tummy patch on front of body as shown. Sew legs on as shown, pinch arms closed and sew to sides of body as shown. Sew wings to back as shown.

Sew tail to back as shown. Sew horns to top of head as shown. Make two French knots with black for eyes.
For egg, sew 4-5 stitches of each half together for a hinge.

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2 responses to “Dragon Egg

  1. So cute.
    Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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