Category Archives: Free Crochet Pattern

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.

Football Minis!

They are done!

I was thinking about giving the cheerleader some pompoms and making a little football, but that just seemed like a mistake. My cat eats silly things, and doesn’t digest them well.

You can, of course, make them in whatever colors you want (if you’re out of red *cough*Roll Tide*cough*). Or embroider them with stripes to make them match your team colors better.
They are up for sale on Etsy or on Ravelry for a little cheaper.

Next I’m making a Jerusalem cricket. It came up in (strangely enough) a conversation about yarn. Please note, this is a bug. Like, creepy-crawly insect. If you want to see what they look like, you can click here, but don’t do it if you don’t like bugs. I think they’re really cute and I actually had to stop myself from running down the hall to grab yarn to make one before my minis were done.

I’ve also taken advantage of one of DBNY’s super duper deals and ordered myself some Peria Rainbow Fiona and I’ve started to make myself a snuggly hoodie. It’s a little tough to work with, but once you get the hang of it, it’s totally worth it. It’s very soft and I think it’s going to be nice and warm. This is what I have so far:

You can’t tell from the picture, but it’s ribbing for the bottom band.
And I’m using this pattern from Bernat Design Studio. It’s not the prettiest, but it’ll be warm and cozy, just perfect for wearing around the house as it gets chilly.

Custom Orders!

This is what I’ve been doing this week!


Jesus. First time I’ve crocheted a beard on one of these-sized dolls and I’m pretty happy with it!


And a turtle couple. The perspective is making the purple turtle’s head look huge, but they’re the same size (I promise!)

Changes to come on here! I’m going to add a gallery page for stuff I’ve made. I’m debating adding a “home” page instead of it coming right to my blog, we’ll see about that.

As far as crafty stuff, I’ve got balls of yarn to wind and I’m starting my football minis tonight!

Kitten!! (and stuff)

I made a kitten! Mrrow! My son loves cats, and I wanted to make a black cat pattern for Halloween (ish) before it got too late, so I put together a black kitten.


A little while ago, my daughter brought me out some black Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn and I put it next to my computer and forgot about it. I was crocheting the body with worsted weight and I saw the bulky yarn and I though, “Huh, I bet that’s soft and snuggly, and would take less time,” so I frogged what I had and started putting it together with bulky weight. I LOVE it with the other yarn. I didn’t give it whiskers because we don’t have any fishing line. Pattern is up on Ravelry and in my Etsy pattern store.

In other news, I have a gallery on Elfwood and I added my Knight and Elf project to it. It turned out to be a Moderator’s Choice (there’s a little curated slideshow of art on the front page). I’m couldn’t believe that it was picked for Mod’s Choice, I’m all happy and excited and proud and honored and SO MANY THINGS.

Knight and Elf

They’re done! All of the in-progress shots are on Tumblr, so here’s some finished-project picture spam.

Basically, he’s a knight and he was killed in combat. He was brought home to her because he was the love of her life.

They’re sewn together like that and she sits unsupported.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with them! There are a few things I wish I’d done differently. Making the bracers a color change in the arm instead of sewing them on after is the thing that sticks out the most. But they’re done!

I’m probably going to focus on patterns until the end of the year. Not to say I definitely won’t be making any more dolls, but that’s not where my attention will be.

Pony Dresses!

I’m really excited that they’re done, but I figured that if I put the title all in caps, that might be a bit offensive.

BUT THEY’RE DONE!

Ok. A few caveats. I am not a clothing designer. If you know of a way to shape them that will work better, PLEASE do. Secondly, the strap parts where it’s just ch, if you find that yours are too short or too long, change them. We all ch differently. And Pinkie Pie’s dress… Sigh. I didn’t have the right color of pink for the skirt, the right color of blue for the bodice, and I didn’t want to frustrate myself with trying to stripe it white and blue.

Gauge: 10 rows of sc = 2.25″
I used an F-hook and worsted weight, you may need to change this to match the gauge.

Colors:
Applejack- medium green, medium brown, red
Fluttershy- medium green, baby blue
Pinkie Pie- rose, baby blue
Rainbow Dash- white, blue, red, orange, yellow, medium green, purple
Rarity- baby pink, yellow, fuschia
Twilight Sparkle- baby blue, navy blue

You will need Velcro for these.

Applejack

Skirt
1) with medium brown 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) with medium green ch 1, sc9 (9)
4-6) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (9)
7) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc7, 2 sc in last sc (11)
8) ch 1, turn, sc3, 2 sc in next sc, sc3, 2 sc in next sc, sc 3 (13)
9-11) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (13)
finish off

Strap
1) join with sl st to 1st brown sc on left side, ch 6, finish off
repeat for other side

Apple
1) ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (4)
finish off, leave a small “tail” for apple stem

Assembly
Sew one strap to back of apple with stem pointed up. Attach velcro to back of apple and other strap.

Fluttershy

Dress
1) ch 4, sc in 2nd ch to end (3)
2) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (3)
3) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc, 2 sc in last sc (5)
4) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc3, 2 sc in last sc (7)
5) ch 1, turn, sc2, 2 sc in next sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc2 (9)
6) ch 1, turn, sc3, 2 sc in next sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc3 (11)
7) ch 1, turn, sc5, 2 sc in next sc, sc5 (12)
8-12) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (12)
13) ch 1, turn, *sc and dc in same sc, dc and sc in next sc* 6 times
finish off

Butterfly
1) ch 3, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook (2)
2) ch 4, turn, sl st in 1st sc, sl st in next sc, ch 4, sl st in same sc, sl st in bottom loop of same sc, ch 4, sl st in same bottom loop, sl st in bottom loop of next sc, ch 4, sl st in same bottom loop
finish off

Straps
1) join to bottom loop of 1st ch of row 1 of dress, ch 5. repeat with bottom loop of 3rd ch
finish off

Assembly
Sew one strap to back of butterfly. Attach Velcro to back of butterfly and other strap.

Pinkie Pie

Skirt
1) ch 4, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, 3 sc in next ch, sc in bottom loop of each of next 2 ch (7)
2) ch 1, turn, sc2, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2 (10)
3) ch 1, turn, sc2, *sc, 2 sc in next sc* 3 times, sc2 (13)
4-5) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (13)
6) ch 1, turn, sc4, 2 sc in next sc, sc3, 2 sc in next sc, sc4 (15)
7-9) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (15)
10) ch 1, turn, *sc, 2 dc in next sc, sc in next sc* around
finish off

Bodice
1) attach to end of 3rd row, sc in end of 3rd and 4th row (2)
2-5) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (2)
finish off, repeat for other side starting in end of 4th row and sc in end of 3rd row

Assembly
Attach Velcro to front of end of one bodice piece and back of end of other bodice piece.

Rainbow Dash

Skirt
1) with orange ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (7)
2) with yellow ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc6 (8)
3) with green ch 1, turn, sc7, 2 sc in next sc (9)
4) with blue ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc8 (10)
5) with purple ch 1, turn, sc9, 2 sc in last sc (11)
6) with blue ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc9 (10)
7) with green ch 1, turn, sc8, dec over 2 sc (9)
8) with yellow ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc7 (8)
9) with orange ch 1, turn, sc6, dec over 2 sc (7)
finish off

Back
1) with white join with sl st to end of orange row on straight side of skirt, ch 1, dec over ends of orange and yellow rows, dec over ends of green and blue rows, sc in end of purple row, dec over ends of blue and green rows, dec over ends of yellow and orange rows (5)
2) ch 1, turn,dec over 2 st, sc in next st, dec over 2 st (3)
3) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (3)
finish off

Trim
1) join to end of bottom row of white with sl st, sl st into 1st st on orange row, ch 1, sc in each sc along, sc in end of each row around bottom, sl st in each st up other orange row, join to end of white row with sl st
finish off

Strap
1) with red ch 8, sl st in each of 3 st along top white row, ch 8
finish off

Assembly
Attach Velcro to each end of strap.

Rarity

Skirt
1) ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (11)
2) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (11)
3-5) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc2, dec over 2 sc, sc, dec over 2 sc, sc2, 2 sc in last sc (11)
6-7) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (11)
8) ch 1, turn, sc2, hdc, dc5, hdc, sc2
9) with yellow ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (11)
finish off

Bodice
1) with pink ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (10)
2) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (10)
3) with yellow ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (10)
finish off

Assembly
Sew one end of bodice to st 8, 9, 10 of 1st row of skirt, with yellow at the top. Attach Velcro to top of other end of bodice and bottom of st 2, 3, 4 of 1st row of skirt.

Twilight Sparkle

Skirt
1) ch 4, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, 3 sc in next ch, sc in bottom loop of each of next 2 ch (7)
2) ch 1, turn, sc2, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2 (10)
3) ch 1, turn, sc2, *sc, 2 sc in next sc* 3 times, sc2 (13)
4-5) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (13)
6) ch 1, turn, sc4, 2 sc in next sc, sc3, 2 sc in next sc, sc4 (15)
7-10) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (15)
finish off

Back
1) ch 5, sc in 2nd-4th ch from hook, 3 sc in next ch, sc in bottom loop of each of next 2 ch, 2 sc in bottom loop of next ch, join with sl st (10)
finish off

Strap
1) join with sl st to front “corner” of back, ch 10
finish off

Assembly
Sew back to middle of 1st row of skirt. Attach velcro to free end of strap and bottom of other side of back.

Heart Appliques

I can’t work on what I’m actually working on right now (the pony dresses for my daughter) because she’s up and it’ll be all, “Are you making a dress for Fluttershy? Are you making ME a dress for Fluttershy?” So I figured I would whip up the patterns for the heart appliques I used on the Queen of Hearts.

Small Heart
1) ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook (1)
2) ch 1, turn, 3 sc (3)
3) ch 1, turn, (sc, dc, sc) in 1st sc, sl st in next sc, (sc, dc, sc) in last sc
break yarn, finish off. You’ll probably have to tug on it a little to get the finished shape you want.

Large Heart
1) ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook (1)
2) ch 1, turn, 2 sc (2)
3) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc (4)
4) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc2, 2 sc in last sc (6)
5) ch 1, turn, sc in 1st sc, (dc, sc) in next sc, sl st in next 2 sc, (sc, dc) in next sc, sc in last sc
break yarn, finish off