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The Yellow Dragon (with notes on how to make Boots The Blue Dragon)


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#1 champygirl

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 03:14 PM

The notes for Boots is at the End of the pattern. This pattern has not been tested. Please Read Pattern before starting. :yayHere it is:

 

The Yellow Dragon

 

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Materials:

Worsted Weight yarn in Yellow, white and a small amount of black for the eyes.
Size E hook
Yarn needle
Stitch Marker
Polyfil (stuffing)

Finish Size: 10 ½” h x 4”w (6” counting arms)

Notes:

I crochet left handed, so the diagrams might look opposite to those who crochet right handed.

When doing my sc decreases, sometimes I do them in the front loops only. It helps minimize the hole sometimes left when decreasing.

Mark the first stitch of the round and move it up as you go along, to keep track.

Sometimes when I’m working in back loops only, I like to go in both back loops.

Diagram: Here


Different Stitches:

Dc Popcorn stitch: 5 dc in next st, take hook out of loop, stick hook into loops of 1st dc, then stick hook in loop from before, pull up loop thru loops of 1st dc and ch1. Diagram: Here

Sc Popcorn stitch: 5 sc in next st, take hook out of loop, stick hook into loops of 1st sc (in 5 sc group), then stick hook in loop from before, pull up loop thru loops of 1st sc and ch1.

Directions:

Head:

Rnd 1: With Yellow yarn Ch2, 6sc in 2nd chain from hook crocheting over tail. (6sc)
Pull tail taut to close hole.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12sc)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in each st around. (12sc)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in next st, Sc Popcorn St in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, Sc Popcorn St in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts. (12sc)
Rnd 5-7: Repeat Rnd 3 for Rnds 5 thru 7. (12sc)
Rnd 8: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st] Do this 6 times. (18sc)
Rnd 9: [1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] Do this 6 times. (24sc)
Rnd 10: 1 sc in each st around. (24sc)
Rnd 11: 1 sc in each st around. (24sc)

Notes:
For the next round you will be doing different stitches and color changes.

When color changing to white, you will be pulling up a white loop when finishing 2nd sc.

When color changing to yellow you will do the color change by chaining 1 with yellow instead of white when doing the Dc popcorn st.

When doing the color changes do not fasten off colors, when a color is not in use you will carry it in you work. (Crochet over it) Until noted when to fasten off.

Rnd 12: 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch6, hdc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 chains, sl st in same st as sc (This in your first ear), 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts color changing to white in 2nd st (Do not fasten off yellow), Dc Popcorn St in next st color changing to yellow with ch1, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts color changing to white in 2nd st, Dc Popcorn St in next st changing color to yellow with ch1. The rest of the head is worked in yellow, so fasten off white. 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch6, hdc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 chains, sl st in same st as sc, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts. (2 Dc popcorn sts, 22 sc, 2 ears) (24sts total ears not counted.)

Rnd 13: 1 sc in each sc and popcorn st of Rnd 12. Do not sc into ears (the ears are the ch6, hdcs, slst). (24sc)
Rnd 14: Sc in each st around. (24sc)
Rnd 15: Sc in each st around. (24sc)

With Black yarn embroider eye in between Rnds 8&10. With Black embroider eyebrows in between Rnds 10&11.

Stuff head as you go.
Rnd 16: [Sc decrease next 2 sts together, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts] Do this 6 times. (18sc)
Rnd 17: 1 sc in each st around. (18sc)
Rnd 18: [1 sc in next st, sc decrease next 2 sts together.] Do this 6 times. (12sc)
Rnd 19: [Sc decrease next 2 sts together] Do this 6 times. (6sc)
Sl st in next st and finish off leaving a long tail for weaving. Weave tail in and out of sts of Rnd 19. Pull tail taut to close opening. Finish off and weave in ends. Set aside.


Arms: (make 2)

Note: Do color changes exactly like in notes for Rnd 12 of head, except this time you will be working with Sc Popcorn Sts instead of the Dc Popcorn Sts.

Rnd 1: With yellow yarn Ch2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook crocheting over tail. (6sc)
Pull tail taut to close hole.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12sc)
Rnd 3: [1 sc in each of the next 2 sts (color changing to white in 2nd sc. Do not fasten off yellow), 1 Sc Popcorn St in next st (color changing by to yellow with ch1)] Do this 3 times. The rest of the arm is worked in yellow, so fasten off white. 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. (9sc, 3 Sc Popcorn Sts) (12sts total)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in each st around. (12sc)
Rnd 5-18: Repeat Rnd 4 (of arms) for Rnds 5 thru 18. (12sc)
Stuff as you go until you reach Rnd 12, no more stuffing after that.
Sl st in next st and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Repeat Instructions for 2nd arm. Set both arms aside.


Body:

Note: Then body is worked my attaching yarn right to the head and then worked down. Rnd 1 may take a couple times to get it centered.

Rnd 1: Join yellow yarn to with a sc to Rnd 10 bottom front corner of the head. 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. (5sc) Turn so you’re working on the side of the head, 1 sc into each of the following Rnds: Rnd 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. (5sc) Turn so you are working on the back of the head on Rnd 15, work 1 sc into each of the next 5 sts of Rnd 15.(5sc) Turn so you are working on side of the head and work 1 sc into each of the following Rnds: Rnd 14, 13, 12, 11, 10. (5sc) (20sc total)
Rnd 2: 1 sc in each st around. (20sc)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in each st around. (20sc)
Rnd 4: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts] Do this 4 times. (24sc)
Rnd 5: 1 sc in each st around. (24sc)
Rnds 6&7: Repeat Rnd 5 (of body) For Rnds 6&7. (24sc)
Rnd 8: [1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] Do this 6 times. (30sc)
Rnd 9: 1 Sc in each st around. (30sc)
Rnd 10-15: Repeat Rnd 9 (of body) for Rnds 10 thru 15. (30 sc)
Do not finish off!!!!!!!! Set aside.


Arms: Sew 1 arm for each side of the dragon on Rnd 3 (of body). If you find sewing limbs on easier after stuff animal is stuffed, then do it then.

Stuff Body some.


Legs:

Notes:

With the legs you are continuing from the body. Each legs in 15sc.

The color changes are worked like the notes in Rnd 12 of Head. You will be working with Sc Popcorn sts instead of Dc popcorn sts. Only this time you will have 1 sc in between each Sc popcorn sts.

Leg 1:

Rnd 1: 1 sc into each of the next 8 sts, working on the back of the dragon 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts. (15sc)
Rnd 2: 1 sc in each st around. (15sc)
Rnd 3-11: Repeat Rnd 2 (of legs) for Rnds 3 thru 11. (15sc)
Stuffing as you go.
Rnd 12: 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts color changing to white in 4th sc (Do not fasten off yellow), [Sc Popcorn St in next st color changing back to yellow with ch1, 1 sc in next st color changing back to white] Do this 4 times. When doing it the 4th time do not change back to white. The rest of the leg is worked in yellow, so fasten off white. 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. (4 Sc Popcorn Sts, 11 sc) (15sts total)
Rnd 13: 1 sc in each st around back loops only this rnd. (15sc)
Rnd 14: [Sc decrease next 2 sts together] Do this 8 times. (6sc)
Sl st in next st and finish off leaving al ong enough tail for weaving. Weave tail in and out of sts of Rnd 14. Pull tail taut to close opening. Finish off and weave in ends.

Leg 2:

Note: This will be a little awkward to work on, because you are crocheting right beside Leg 1.

Rnd 1: Join yellow yarn with a sc to Rnd 15 of body. Make sure that the tail is in between the legs, you will use this for sew the gap in between the legs later (I joined the yarn with a sc in the st after the first 8sts of the first leg.). 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. (15sc)
Rnd 2: 1 Sc in each st around. (15sc)
Rnd 3-14: Repeat instructions Rnd 3-14 from Leg 1 for Rnds 3 thru 14 of Leg 2.
Repeat instructions for finishing Leg 1 for Leg 2.

Finish up stuffing through gap. The sew gap (opening) close. Finish off and weave in ends.


Front Scales:

Note: This is worked in rows.

Row 1: Ch4, 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 2 chains, ch1 and turn. (3sc)
Row 2: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, ch1 and turn. (5sc)
Row 3: 1 sc in each st across, ch1 and turn. (5sc)
Row 4: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, ch1 and turn. (7sc)
Row 5: 1 sc in each st across, ch1 and turn. (7sc)
Row 6: 1 sc in each st across, ch1 and turn. (7sc)
Row 7: Sc decrease first 2 sts together, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc decrease last 2 sts together, ch1 and turn. (5sc)
Row 8: 1 sc in each st across, ch1 and turn. (5sc)
Row 9: Sc decrease first 2 sts together, 1 sc in next st, sc decrease last 2 sts together, ch1 and turn. (3sc)
Rnd 10: 1 sc in each st across, 2 more sc in same st as last. 1 sc into each of the Row ends and free loops, doing 3 sc in each corner. Sl st to first sc. (30sc)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew Front Scales to the front of the dragon’s body in between Rnds 1&14 (of body).


Tail:

Rnd 1: With Yellow yarn Ch2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook crocheting over tail. (6sc)
Pull tail taut to close hole.
Rnd 2: 1 sc in each st around. (6sc)
Rnd 3&4: Repeat Rnd 2 (of tail) for Rnds 3&4. (6sc)
Rnd 5: 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1sc in each of the next 3 sts. (9sc)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in each st around. (9sc)
Rnd 7: 1 sc in each st around. (9sc)
Rnd 8: 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. (12sc)
Rnd 9: 1 sc in each st around. (12sc)
Rnd 10: 1 sc in each st around. (12sc)
Sl st in next st and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Set aside.

Wings: (Make 2)

Note: The wings are worked in Rows.

Row 1: With yellow yarn Ch11, 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc into each of the next 9 chains, ch1 and turn. (10sc)
Row 2: 1 sc into each of the next 8 sts, ch1 and turn. (8sc)
Row 3: 1 sc in each st across, ch1 and turn. (8sc)
Row 4: 1 sc into each of the next 6 sts, ch1 and turn. (6sc)
Row 5: 1 sc in each st across, ch1 and turn. (6sc)
Row 6: 1 sc into each of the next 4 sts, ch1 and turn. (4sc)
Row 7: 1 sc in each st across. (4sc)
Finish of leaving a long tail for sewing. Repeat instructions for 2nd wing.

Sew wings onto the back of the dragon in between Rnds 3&10. (Row 1 of the wings is the top of the wing and Row 7 is the bottom.)

Tail:
Sew tail to the bottom portion of the back in between Rnds 11&15. Finish off and weave in ends.



Notes on how to make Boots the Blue Dragon:
Yarn Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn in the following colors:
Blue, Royal Blue, Bright yellow, White, and Black.

Follow Rnds 1-11 for head.
Rnd 12: 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch6, 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 chains, sl st in same st as sc. (This is your first ear.) 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch6, 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 chains, sl st in same st as sc, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts. (24sc+2 ears)

With Blue yarn follow instructions for the rest of the head, body, arms, and legs from yellow dragon for boots, color changing to white when doing the claws. (Sc popcorns on arms and legs.) When you get to Rnd 2 of both Leg 1 and Leg 2 Color change to Royal Blue and work the rest of the legs in Royal Blue (except for the claws).

With Bright Yellow yarn make the Front Scales follow instructions from Yellow Dragon.

With Royal Blue Crochet Tail.

Do not make wings!!!!!!!

Back Spiny Thing:
Row 1: Join Bright Yellow with a sc to Rnd 12 of head (try to get it in the center of head). Sc 35 more evenly going down the back of the head, back and tail, ch1 and turn. (36sc)
Row 2: 2 dc in first st, [Skip next st, sl st in next st, ch2, 2 dc in same st as sl st] Do this 16 times. Skip next st and sl st in next st.
Fininish off and weave in ends.






Enjoy!!!!





Copyright to Amelia Beebe AKA champygirl July 22, 2008. Do not claim this pattern as your own and do not sell the pattern. It is free for a reason. Do not copy and paste pattern to another website, please use a link. You can do whatever you want with the finish item you make. You can sell the finish item, or make it for charity, or make it as a gift. Whatever floats your boat. If you do sell the item online, do not use my photo, make your own and take a picture of that.


Edited by champygirl, 27 July 2014 - 10:10 PM.
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#2 goldenj32w2

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:54 PM

Too cute! They remind me of "Dragon Tales" from the TV, my kids would have gone crazy for them!

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 10:09 PM

So cute!

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 10:26 PM

Thanks so much for the darling dragons.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 07:52 AM

thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your pattern, he is adorable!!!:manyheart

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:38 AM

They are fantastic :clap Thank you so much for sharing!

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:39 AM

Very cute :cheer TFS!
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:03 PM

Amelia, they are so cute!! Thanks for sharing the pattern.:cheer
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:54 PM

They are cute !!! Thanks for sharing !!!

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 01:38 PM

OMG! I have to try this! Thanks so much for the pattern!!:clap
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:44 PM

Dragons are one of the things I go crazy over. You should see all the dragons that share my space ;) Thanks for the pattern. He's totally adorable.
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:16 AM

really cute, thanks for sharing:clap
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:30 AM

Thank you very much for the pattern


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Posted 03 August 2008 - 03:06 PM

Cute!Thanks!!

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:42 PM

super cute dragon!!!!! Many Thank You's for sharing the pattern!!!:flower

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 03:10 AM

very cute dragons
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:32 AM

These are sooo cute! I have been looking for something along the lines of Dragon Tales for my granddaughters birthday and now I have found it! Thank you so much!