Baby Snow Dragon Amigurumi

Jul 16, 2008
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Author

Marjorie Jones

Introduction

This was one of my very first amigurumi patterns, inspired by my love of dragons, and a result of my not being able to find an easy pattern for a small crocheted dragon.

This pattern is also one of my most popular, and I am delighted to find it is still going strong. There are baby dragons all over the world now, with my pattern translated into french, german and who knows what other languages! I originally posted it on Crochetville.org.

Materials List

Bulky yarn (I used Bernat Softee Chunky for my baby snow dragon) But reall, any yarn can be used for this pattern, just adjust your hook size accordingly.
"G" hook
tapestry or darning needle to sew pieces together
stitch markers (or a piece of yarn or thread to mark ends of rounds)
two post eyes or buttons, or for young children, eyes could be embroidered on

fiberfill or stuffing material

Finished Size

Depends on the yarn and hook size used.

Gauge

Not important.

Notes

Abbreviations used:
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
ss = slip stitch
inc = increase (do 2 single crochets in one stitch)

dec = decrease ( insert hook into first stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the two loops on your hook)

The Pattern

HEAD

As amigurumi is made in spirals, do not join rounds. Use a stitch marker or a piece of thread or yarn to mark the end of your rounds.

Start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around (12 sc)
Rnd 3 -6 : work even, no inc or dec (12 sc)
Rnd 7: 2 sc (inc) in each of the first 6 st, sc in each of remaining 6 sc (18 sc) (This starts to form the forehead ridge)
Rnd 8: sc in each of the first 8 st, 2 sc (inc) in the next 2 st, sc in the remaining 8 st (20 sc)
Rnd 9 - 11: work even, no inc or dec (20 sc)
Rnd 12: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 3 st* repeat from * to * around (16 sc)
Rnd 13:*sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 2 st* repeat from * to * around (12 sc)
Rnd 14: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next st* repeat from * to * around (8 sc)

ss in next st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for closing and sewing.

BODY

Start 4 sc in a magic ring. (4 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around (8 sc)
Rnd 3 -5 : work even, no inc or dec (8 sc)
Rnd 6: *1 sc in first st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (12 sc)
Rnd 7 - 8: work even, no inc or dec (12 sc)
Rnd 9: *1 sc in first 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in third st* repeat from * to * around. (16 sc)
Rnd 10:*1 sc in first 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in fourth st* repeat from * to * around. (20 sc)
Rnd 11: *1 sc in first 4 st, 2 sc (inc) in fifth st* repeat from * to * around. (24 sc)
Rnd 12: *1 sc in first 5 st, 2 sc (inc) in sixth st* repeat from * to * around. (28 sc)
Rnd 13 - 16: work even, no inc or dec (28 sc)
Rnd 17: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 5 st* repeat from * to * around ( 24 sc)
Rnd 18: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 4 st* repeat from * to * around ( 20 sc)
Rnd 19:*sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 3 st* repeat from * to * around ( 16 sc)
Rnd 20: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 2 st* repeat from * to * around ( 12 sc)

Rnd 21: *sc first 2 st together (dec)* repeat from * to * around. (6 sc) ss in next st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for closing and sewing.

TAIL

Start 3 sc in a magic ring (3 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around (6 sc)
Rnd 3: work even, no inc or dec (6 sc)
Rnd 4: *1 sc in first st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (9 sc)
Rnd 5: work even, no inc or dec (9 sc)
Rnd 6: *1 sc in first 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (12 sc)
Rnd 7: work even, no inc or dec (12 sc)
Rnd 8: *1 sc in first 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (15 sc)
Rnd 9: work even, no inc or dec (15 sc)
Rnd 10: *1 sc in first 4 st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (18 sc)
Rnd 11: work even, no inc or dec (18 sc)
Rnd 12: *1 sc in first 5 st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (21 sc)

Rnd 13 - 15: work even, no inc or dec (21 sc) At the end of rnd 15, ss in next st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

FEET (Make 2)

Start 4 sc in a magic ring. (4 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around (8 sc)
Rnd 3: *1 sc in first st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (12 sc)
Rnd 4 - 6: work even, no inc or dec (12 sc)
Rnd 7: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next st* repeat from * to * around (8 sc)

Rnd 8: work even, no inc or dec. (8 sc) ss in next st, and fasten off, leaving a long tail for closing and sewing.

ARMS (Make 2)

Start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)
Rnd 2 - 6: work even, no inc or dec (6 sc)
Rnd 7: *1 sc in first 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (8 sc)
Rnd 8 - 9: work even, no inc or dec (8 sc)

Rnd 10: *sc first 2 st together (dec), sc in the next 2 st* repeat from * to * around (6 sc) ss in next st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

EARS AND SPINES (Make 5)

Start 4 sc in a magic ring. (4 sc)
Rnd 2: *1 sc in first st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (6 sc)
Rnd 3: *1 sc in first 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (8 sc)
Rnd 4: *1 sc in first 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in second st* repeat from * to * around. (10 sc)

Rnd 5: work even, no inc or dec (10 sc) ss in next st, and fasten off, leaving a long tail for closing and sewing.

Weave long tail through the last row of two of these pieces and gather, these are the ears.

The other 3 pieces fold flat (to look like a triangle) and are sewn on the back for the spines.

EYELIDS (Make 2)

6 sc in a magic ring. This is the exception to working in spirals. At the end of this round, chain one, and turn
Rnd 2: sc in each st around (6 sc)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

ASSEMBLY DIRECTIONS:

It's easiest for me to pin my body parts into place before sewing them, to make sure they're balanced and in the correct position.

Sew eye lids into place on the head, then attach eyes. Stuff head, and weave yarn through last row of stitches in the back of the head, gathering to close. (I run the yarn down the back of the head to use to sew the head to the neck) Set aside.

Stuff body and neck. Weave yarn through last row of stitches on the bottom of the body, gathering to close. Fasten off, and weave in end.

Stuff feet, and weave yarn though the last row of stitches to gather closed. Use remaining yarn to attach feet to the bottom of the body.

Stuff tail, position on the back of the body, and sew into place.

Stuff only the bottom of the arms, and sew into place on the body. (I positioned them folded across the belly of my dragon to pose him, and sewed them into place.)

Sew head onto body. Position ears on head and sew into place.

Sew spines in a line down the back of the dragon.

A good tutorial for making a magic ring can be found here:

http://www.crochetme.com/how-to-crochet-magic-ring-instructions/

If you're not comfortable with using a magic ring, you can also start with the traditional method (chain two and work appropriate numbers of sc into second chain from the hook) but I find it leaves too big a hole for my tastes.

Enjoy your baby dragon!

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Comments

wendy@72 wrote
on Jul 16, 2008 1:02 PM

I love this pattern! I made this dragon a few months ago in purple and it came out adorable. I added wings to mine as well. I've been meaning to make a egg for it, but I haven't got around to it yet.

Loopy Jess wrote
on Jul 18, 2008 1:58 AM

Hey Marjorie, this pattern works displays really well on CrochetMe - thanks so much for taking the time to re-post it here.

I think this should be the next little ami that I make up... I'm sure lot's of my friends will want one!

sharon.long wrote
on Jul 27, 2008 6:41 AM

He is incredibly sweet. Thank you sharing such a magical little creature.

ophelia73 wrote
on Aug 10, 2008 7:01 AM

I made this dragon as my very first attempt at amigurumi. The pattern is fantastic - excellent directions! Here's the little guy I made: http://ophelia73.livejournal.com/6030.html

Angie@33 wrote
on Aug 17, 2008 2:06 PM
I also chose this pattern for my first attempt at amigurumi - worked great! Worked up in an evening and an afternoon. A big hit with my pre-teen daughter. :) I've posted my version here:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/OneScrappyMama/baby-snow-dragon

odile wrote
on Oct 6, 2008 11:09 PM
Thanks a lot for this very nice pattern
I've made a translation in french here

http://www.passion-crochet.com/amigu16.html

nionealmare wrote
on Oct 16, 2008 1:32 PM

I love love love this pattern...and I have made so many of them. Thanks so much for sharing! (and I always put a little tie on mine...it goes well with the questioning look he always has on his face)

DebiR wrote
on Dec 18, 2008 2:34 PM
I've always wanted a dragon and yours is so

adorable!. I can't wait to try it myself. Think I could make him a Christmas Dragon? I just might try. Thanks!

on Jan 26, 2009 4:05 PM

Hi!

I made this dragon for my little brother, and both me, and my mother loved it! It is so cute!

Have a very bright, very cheerful day!

Miss Eyebright

dragonslair wrote
on Feb 9, 2009 6:26 PM

Better known as dragonslair.... I have found the pattern for your two headed dragon and will be sending it to you shortly. Thank You for allowing me to test it.

gab1 wrote
on May 2, 2009 3:28 AM

Thank you for this cute pattern! This was the first amigurumi I made :) Here's a picture of how it turned out! I hope you will post more dragon patterns ^_^

rogersor wrote
on May 3, 2009 7:38 PM

A wonderful pattern! Thanks for sharing it :)

little alien wrote
on Oct 10, 2009 7:52 AM

I really like this pattern. I tried making one but it didn't turn out quite right.

on Nov 8, 2009 10:32 AM

I made one of these with a kind of terry camoflage yarn for a boy student last year. I found a bat pattern and modified it to add wings! Gian loved it! In fact, I taught Gian AND his classmates to crochet last year! (Grade 3) The 4th grade teacher says the whole class is crocheting every time they finish their work! LOL! Today Gian asked me for the pattern for his dragon! He wants to make one himself! So glad I could find it! I must have just printed it off the net a couple of years ago. Now I SAVE them on my computer! Thanks! Now I will send it on to Gian. Can't wait to see how he does with it. He's already made a Lion Brand octopus!

jeannej1 wrote
on Nov 18, 2009 10:52 PM
Marjorie, I wanted to thank you for so generously sharing this delightful pattern! I created 'Powder', a version of your "Baby Snow Dragon", using #10 crochet thread.

I found your creative pattern clearly written and easy to follow. -Thank you again!

Sissy14 wrote
on Feb 1, 2010 2:42 PM

This is such an adorable pattern! I'm almost finished with one, and it looks sweet even without eyes, scales, arms and one leg... :)

What size/type of eyes did you use?

lms44 wrote
on Feb 25, 2010 9:27 AM

This a wonderful pattern! I have made a couple of these, one being for a little boy who just lost his dad suddenly. He takes it everywhere with him. It is so well written and is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing.

SylviaCh wrote
on Mar 22, 2010 2:15 PM

This is adorable. I will be making several of these for the children I know and of course, one for me!!

ragnafossen wrote
on Apr 11, 2010 12:34 PM

What a beautiful dragon :-) My boyfriend just loved it!

I made a translation in Norwegian and put it here: http://tingenestilstand.blogspot.com/2010/04/babysndrage-til-sigrid.html

Have a nice week!

- Ragna

Ellisen wrote
on Mar 29, 2014 5:26 PM

Such a cute dragon. Love it. Can't wait to make it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.