4/29/2013

The Newest Dragon

It all started a couple months ago, when a friend and fellow autism parent asked me to design a dragon for her son. Her son is a big fan of How To Train Your Dragon, and my friend specifically asked me to make sure the dragon looked like Toothless, the lovable and quirky companion of Hiccup, the story's hero.

I wanted the dragon to fulfill my friend's request, but I also wanted to make this design my own. I have a deep-rooted love for dragons that goes all the way back to my childhood -- and so, after many attempts, I have finally finished it... my Amigurumi Dragon II.


Why "II," you ask? The design builds on many of the techniques used in my original Fairy Tale Dragon pattern and would make a great companion piece. While the new dragon is a little larger than its predecessor, that length comes mostly in the tail -- the two look great together.

Make no mistake... this pattern is challenging. But with 10 pages of instructions and more than 25 photos, intermediate and advanced crocheters should be able to tackle it with no problems. And of course, I'm always here if you get into a bind!

The pattern is available through Ravelry and Etsy. For more information on materials, finished size, and to purchase a copy, please visit the main page for this pattern.

And I'd love to see your finished projects, so message me on Ravelry or visit me on Facebook to give me a shout!

9 comments:

  1. This is great! I had to buy him. Now I need to decide which of the six I'll end up making I want to do first. :)

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  2. I am so excited about this pattern. Mini will be in love. Now I just have to draft my mom to make it, since I only knit!

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  3. when my niece and cousing are a bit older and get interested in dragons and other fantasystuff they will certainly like these dragons :-)!

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  4. Hello, I'm a happy aunt of an autistic 7 year old lovely boy who also LOVES dragons... and I saw your work and could't believe how great it is! And now, I want to try if I'm able to do such a great work. That's why I want to ask you if I can purchase the patterns (this one, and the amigurumi's dragon too) because I'm from Argentina and don't know how to do it. If you can tell me how, I will aprecciate it from you. Thanks and greetings from Argentina!
    Natalia

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  5. Hello Noparanoia! I'm so glad you found me :-) The easiest and cheapest way to purchase patterns is through my Ravelry store: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/the-itsy-bitsy-spider

    If you are having trouble with Ravelry, I'm also happy to help you out via email. Just send a message to ibscrochet@gmail.com

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  6. The dragon is great. It must be a lot of work till you designed and finished it *___* Great!

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  7. Hi, I bought this pattern on Ravelry, and I have a question on Part 4: rear legs. On Round 12 it ends with 10 SC, but after two increase on Round 13 it ends with 8 SC. Should it be decreases instead on Round 13? This is for my ten year old son so I don’t want to screw it up.
    I love the pattern otherwise. Very straightforward to follow, with pictures in just the right places.
    Thanks
    Helen

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    1. Hi Helen! Thanks so much for leaving a question here. I didn't realize that I had logged out of Ravelry and totally missed your message there -- sorry!

      I had to actually go back to my pattern notes to verify, but you are right. Round 13 should start with a decrease -- not an increase! The pattern should read:

      DECR across the first two STS, then SC in each of the next 3. repeat from * once.

      I'm going to head over to Ravelry and re-post this to you there and then I'll update the pattern. Thank you!!

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