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#1 champygirl

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:05 PM

Please read pattern before making. This pattern hasn't been tested. Enjoy!!! :hook

 

The Great Green Dragon




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Copyright to champygirl July 31, 2008




Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn in:
Green 9 to 12 oz
Yellow 4oz
White 1oz
(I used Red Heart Supersaver yarn in Spring Green, Bright Yellow, and Bright White.)

Size E hook
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker
Polyfil
Black and White felt (for Eyes)
(I used the sticky felt)

Finish Size: About 17”h x 9”w (6”w not counting arms)

Different Stitches:


Dc Popcorn St: 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
Note: When doing the claws to do a color change, you will be changing colors by doing the ch1 in a different color.

Sc Popcorn St: 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.

Picot: Ch2, slst in 2nd chain from hook.

Notes:

I crochet left handed, so some of 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. (Except when doing the Front scales)

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

Directions:

Head:

Rnd 1: With Green 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: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st] Do this 6 times. (18sc)
Rnd 4: [1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] Do this 6 times. (24sc)
Rnd 5: 1 sc in each st around. (24sc)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in each st around. (24sc)
Rnd 7: Sc Popcorn St in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, Sc Popcorn St in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 17 sts. (2 Sc Popcorn Sts, 22 sc) (24sts total)
Rnd 8-11: Repeat Rnd 6 (of head) for Rnds 8 thru 11. (24sc)
Stuffing as you go.
Rnd 12: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts] Do this 6 times. (30sc)
Rnd 13: [1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] Do this 6 times. (36sc)
Rnd 14: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts] Do this 6 times. (42sc)
Rnd 15: Sc in each st around. (42sc)
Rnd 16-22: Repeat Rnd 15 (of head) for Rnds 16 thru 22. (42sc)
Rnd 23: [1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, sc decrease next 2 sts together] Do this 6 times. (36sc)
Rnd 24: 1 sc in each st around. (36sc)
Rnd 25: [Sc decrease next 2 sts together, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts] Do this 6 times. (30sc)
Rnd 26: [1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc decrease next 2 sts together] Do this 6 times. (24sc)
Rnd 27: [Sc decrease next 2 sts together, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts] Do this 6 times. (18sc)
Rnd 28: [1 sc in next st, sc decrease next 2 sts together] Do this 6 times. (12sc)
Finish any stuffing you have left now.
Rnd 29: [Sc decrease next 2 sts together] Do this 6 times. (6sc)
Sl st in next and finish off leaving a long enough tail for weaving. Weave tail in and out of stitches of Rnd 29. Pull tail taut to close hole. Finish off and weave in end.
Set aside.

Arms: (Make 2)

Notes:

For the next round you will be doing Dc Popcorn Sts and color changes.

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

When color changing to Green: you will do the color change by chaining 1 with Green 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 1: With Green 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: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st] Do this 6 times. (18sc)
Rnd 4: [1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, Color change to White (by pulling up a white loop when finishing 2nd sc). Do not fasten off green!!! You will be carry a yarn when not in use in your work. With White do a Dc Popcorn St in next st, color changing back to Green (by doing the Ch1 with Green)] Do this 3 times. The rest of the arm is worked in Green, fasten off White now. With Green 1 sc in each of the next 9sts. (3 White Dc Popcorn Sts, 15 Green sc) (18sts total)
Rnd 5: 1 sc in each st around. (18sc)
Rnd 6-29: Repeat Rnd 5 (of arm) for Rnds 6 thru 29. Stuffing as you go until you get to Rnd 21, no more stuffing after that!!! (18sc)
Sl st in next st and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing arm. Repeat instructions for 2nd arm. Set aside.

Front Scales:

Note: The Front scales are worked in Rows.

Row 1: With Yellow yarn, Ch 9, 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc in each of the 7 remaining chains, Ch1 and turn. (8sc)
Row 2: 1 sc in each st across, Ch1 and turn. (8sc)
Row 3: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in last st, Ch1 and turn. (10sc)
Row 4: 1 sc in each st across, Ch1 and turn. (10sc)
Row 5: 1 sc in each st across, Ch1 and turn. (10sc)
Row 6: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 sc in last st, Ch1 and turn. (12sc)
Row 7: 1 sc in each st around, Ch1 and turn. (12sc)
Row 8: 1 sc in each st around, Ch1 and turn. (12sc)
Row 9: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 sc in last st. (14sc)
Row 10: 1 sc in each st around, Ch1 and turn. (14sc)
Row 11&12: Repeat Row 10 for Rows 11 and 12. (14sc)
Row 13: Sc decrease first 2 sts together, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, sc decrease last 2 sts together, Ch1 and turn. (12sc)
Row 14: 1 sc in each st around, Ch1 and turn. (12sc)
Row 15: 1 sc in each st around, Ch1 and turn. (12sc)
Row 16: Sc decrease first 2 sts together, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, sc decrease last 2 sts together, Ch1 and turn. (10sc)
Row 17: 1 sc in each st around, Ch1 and turn. (10sc)
Row 18: 1 sc in each st around, Ch1 and turn. (10sc)
Row 19: Sc decrease first 2 sts together, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, sc decrease last 2 sts together, Ch1 and turn. (8sc)
Row 20: 1 sc in each st around, Ch1 and turn. (8sc)
Row 21: 1 sc in each st around, 2 more sc in last sc made. 1 sc in each Row end and Free Loop (from starting chain), doing 3 sc in each corner. Sl st in first Sc made in this Row to join. (62sc)
Finish off leaving a very very long tail for sewing. You will be using the tail to sew the scale to the front of the body later on. Set aside.

Body:

Note: The body is worked by joining yarn right to the head and worked down.
See Diagram: Here and Here

Rnd 1: Join Green Yarn with a Sc to the bottom corner of the head on Rnd 15 (of head). Work 1 sc in in each of the next 7 sts. (8sc) Turn so you’re working on side of head; work 1 sc in each of these Rnds: Rnds 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. (7sc) Turn so you’re working in back of the head on Rnd 22. Work 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts. (8sc) Turn so your working on side of the head, work 1 sc in each of these Rnds: Rnds 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15. (7sc) (30sc total)
Rnd 2: 1 sc in each st around. (30sc)
Rnds 3&4: Repeat Rnd 2 (of Body) for Rnds 3 and 4. (30sc)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts] Do this 6 times. (36sc)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in each st around. (36sc)
Rnds 7&8: Repeat Rnd 6 (of Body) for Rnds 7 and 8. (36sc)
Rnd 9: [1 sc in each of the next 5 sts. 2 sc in next st] Do this 6 times. (42sc)
Rnd 10: 1 sc in each st around. (42sc)
Rnds 11&12: Repeat Rnd 10 (of Body) for Rnds 11 and 12. (42sc)
Rnd 13: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts] Do this 6 times. (48sc)
Rnd 14: 1 sc in each st around. (48sc)
Rnd 15-25: Repeat Rnd 14 (of Body) for Rnds 15 thru 25. (48sc)
Do not finish off!!!!!!

Arms:
Sew one arm to each side of dragon at Rnd 3 of Body. Finish off and weave in ends.

Stuff Body some.

Legs:

Note: You are continuing from the body for the legs. Each leg is 24 sc around.

See Diagram: Here

Leg 1:

Rnd 1: 1 sc in each of the next 14 sts, turn so your working in the back of the dragon (This is behind the sc you just worked), work 1 sc into each of the next 10 sts. (24sc)
Rnd 2: 1 sc in each st around. (24sc)
Rnd 3-18: Repeat Rnd 2 (of Leg 1) for Rnds 3 thru 18. (24sc)
Stuffing as you go!!!
Rnd 19: 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts color changing to white (by drawing up a white loop when finishing 9th sc. Do not fasten off green, when doing the color changes you will carry the unused color in your work!!! [Dc Popcorn St in next st color changing to green (by chaining one with green), 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts color changing to white (by drawing up a white loop when finishing 2nd sc).] Do this 4 times. When doing this the 4th time do not change back to white. The Rest of Leg 1 is worked in Green, fasten off white now. 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. (4 White Dc Popcorn Sts, 20 Green Sc) (24sts total)
Rnd 20: 1 sc in the Back Loop of each st around (Back Loops only this Rnd). (24sc)
Rnd 21: [Sc decrease next 2 sts together, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts] Do this 6 times. (18sc)
Rnd 22: [1 sc in next st, sc decrease next 2 sts together] Do this 6 times. (12sc)
Finish any stuffing you have left to do with leg.
Rnd 23: [Sc Decrease next 2 sts together] Do this 6 times. (6sc)
Sl st in next st and finish off leaving a long enough tail for weaving. Weave tail in and out of stitches of Rnd 23. Pull tail taut to close hole. Finish off and weave in ends.

Leg 2:

Rnd 1: Join Green yarn with a sc to the front of Body, to the first sc (of Rnd 25 of Body) after the 14 sc used for Leg 1, leaving a long tail in between legs for sewing later. 1 sc in each of the next 23 sts. (24sc)
Rnd 2: 1 sc in each st around. (24sc)
Rnd 3-18: Repeat Rnd 2 (of Leg 2) for Rnds 3 thru 18. (24sc)
Stuffing as you go!!!
Rnd 19: 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts color changing to white (By drawing up a white loop when finishing 6th sc), Do not fasten off green, when doing the color changes you will carry the unused color in your work!!! [Dc Popcorn St in next st color changing to green (by chaining one with green), 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts color changing to white (by drawing up a white loop when finishing 2nd sc).] Do this 4 times. When doing this the 4th time do not change back to white. The Rest of Leg 1 is worked in Green, fasten off white now. 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. (4 White Dc Popcorn Sts, 20 Green Sc) (24sts total)
Rnd 20-23: Repeat Rnd 20-23 of Leg 1 for Rnds 20 thru 23 (of leg 1).
Finish like you did for Leg 1.

Body: Finish any stuffing you need to do through opening in between the legs. With the tail sew opening close. Finish off and weave in ends.


Front Scales: Using tail (from Front Scales) sew Front scales to the front of the dragons body in between Rnds 1 and 25 (of body).

Tail:

Rnd 1: With Green Ch2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. (6sc)
Rnd 2: 1 sc in each st around. (6sc)
Rnds 3&4: Repeat Rnd 2 (of tail) for Rnds 3 and 4. (6sc)
Rnd 5: 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. (9sc)
Stuff tail as you go, do not overstuff!!!
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)
Rnd 11: 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. (15sc)
Rnd 12: 1 sc in each st around. (15sc)
Rnd 13: 1 sc in each st around. (15sc)
Rnd 14: 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. (18sc)
Rnd 15: 1 sc in each st around. (18sc)
Rnd 16: 1 sc in each st around. (18sc)
Rnd 17: 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. (21sc)
Rnd 18: 1 sc in each st around. (21sc)
Rnd 19: 1 sc in each st around. (21sc)
Rnd 20: 1 sc in each of the next 15 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. (24sc)
Rnd 21: 1 sc in each st around. (24sc)
Rnd 22: 1 sc in each st around. (24sc)
Sl st in next st and finish off leaving a very long tail for sewing. Stuff tail the rest of the way. Sew tail to the back of the bottom back of the dragon in between Rnds 16 thru 25 (of body). Make sure you sew it on with the curve up.

Spiny thing:

Row 1: Join Yellow yarn with a sc to the center top of the dragon’s head (Rnd 15 or 16), Work 60 more sc down the head, back and tail, Ch1 and turn. (61sc)
Row 2: Sl st in first st, [sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, Picot, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st.] Do this 8 times, sc in next st, hdc in next st. 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts. (9sl sts, 17sc, 17hdc, 18dc, 8 picots) (61 sts total not counting Picots)
Finish off and weave in ends.

Eyes: I cut out two ¾”inch circles for the eyes out of felt and then cut out long triangles for the eyebrows. I cut out 4 small white triangles and then put 2 in each eye. Then I stuck the eyes and eyebrows onto the face. I was going to use craft glue, but I misplace mine, so I ended up using the sticky felt. I wouldn’t recommend it. If gifting to a child, sew the eyes on, make crochet eyes, or use safety eyes.




 

Enjoy!!!!



Copyright to Amelia Beebe AKA champygirl July 31, 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, 24 July 2014 - 05:34 PM.
Changed pic to attatchment.




#2 Monique39

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:17 PM

so cute!

#3 SHERYL

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:15 PM

Way too cute - thanks for sharing the pattern. :cheer
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:44 PM

how cute!

#5 Peggy85225

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:29 PM

Darling dragon.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:58 AM

He is a cutie !!! Thanks for sharing !!!

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:48 AM

:manyheart love him!! thank you for the pattern!!:manyheart

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:57 AM

Very cool looking.
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:00 AM

Thank you very much for the pattern. I have bookmarked it.


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:10 PM

Very cute! Make it purple, shorten the arms and you've got every toddler's favorite dinosaur! I'll have to give amigurumi a try for this one.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:53 PM

Adorable!! :) Great job!
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 03:53 AM

He's adorable, thanks for sharing:yay
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:52 AM

Neato dragon!Thanks!!

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:58 AM

Very cute thanks for sharing and letting us less talented crocheters, use your pattern to sell the finished product. Can you tell me how tall it is. Thanks again.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:31 PM

Thank you everyone.:yay:manyheart:c9:hook:yes

Very cute thanks for sharing and letting us less talented crocheters, use your pattern to sell the finished product. Can you tell me how tall it is. Thanks again.


He's 17 inches tall.:yes

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:52 AM

Thanks, Champy Girl. this is great.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:47 AM

That is adorable!
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