An amigurumi dragon inspired by binge watching Game of Thrones.
To say I’m a Game of Thrones fan is probably an understatement. My husband and I have watched every episode and when our granddaughters were here in August we all binged watched it from the beginning because the girls hadn’t seen it – which was an absolute first – usually we say have you seen this and they say “oh yeah.”
I’m not positive what lead me to search for an amigurumi dragon pattern, but I found the cutest dragon on Ravelry called Luna the Baby Dragon (the pattern itself is available on Etsy for $4.50) and as we binge watched Game of Thrones in the evening, I crocheted.
To make the dragon, I choose Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton and an F hook. I used the following colors:
- Sage for the body
- Banana for the tummy, nostrils, and horns
- Aubergine for the wings, spikes, and eye background
- Bright Citrus for the wing outlines
Unfortunately, I didn’t keep track of yardages.
While I loved the pattern pictures of Luna the Baby Dragon, I cannot say the same about the actual pattern. There were many instances where the pattern and instructions just didn’t make any sense, stitch counts weren’t right, or the instructions were just way out there. I made several adjustments. And man there were a ton of ends to weave in – which is difficult when you are working with small pieces.
As I started the assembly, I realized that while Luna was cute, it was missing several “dragonish” details – like wings, the spine and I felt his eyes needed to pop – alot.
So, off to Pinterest I went for inspiration.
I chose wings based on MiaHandcrafter’s Charizard Pattern and modified them as well so the wings weren’t as wide:
- per the instructions for Piece 2, Row 8, I chained 3 instead of 10
- I then used a bright green pipe cleaner folded in half instead of wire for joining the two sections of the wing together, and instead of sewing them, I laced them together
- I then used the bright citrus to outline the wings and cover the remaining pipe cleaner with a ch 2 picot at the top of the joined section and at the corners of each wing
For the backbone spikes I chose to follow the instructions provided by Vanja of AmigurumiBB.
For eyes – I did my own thing:
- with Aubergine 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
- increase in each st (12)
- sc, increase, sc, inc, sc, inc -switch to Sage then sc, (hdc, dc) in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, (dc, hdc) in next st, sc in last st. This creates an eyelid over the child safe eye. (18)
- Finish off
- insert 15 mm child safe eyes into the center of the magic ring and pull yarn tightly
All in all I was very pleased with my final outcome. What do you think of my dragon? Is he worthy of Game of Thrones? I was thinking Drogon.
At some point I will make another dragon based on all of these patterns combined – but not for awhile.