How to Crochet Your Dragon

With season 6 of Game of Thrones well underway, you’re probably thinking to yourself “how can I make a crochet dragon?” Well, if you’re in Toronto then sign up for the class I’m teaching at The Knit Cafe, starting on Thursday, May 26th.

After teaching the Crochet Crash course and a few Amigurumi Robot classes, this is my first time teaching a crochet dragon class and I’m really excited! Here you can see a graduation picture from one of the Robot classes:

Amigurumi robot crochet class graduation picture - 4 crocheted robots sitting on a table at The Knit Cafe

So much fun and cuteness.

The Class

We will be using a pattern I love, by Stacey Trock of Freshstitches. The pattern lets you design your own dragon by picking the style of eyes, tail and horns you want to use and adding optional extras like scales, ears, wings and side frills.

Front, side and back view of a green crocheted dragon with pink chest, horns, wings and scales

This dragon has a standard tail, scales, wings, small horns, ears and buggy eyes. Safety eyes used are 12 mm black craft eyes.

You don’t need a ton of crochet experience to take the class but you should be very comfortable with single crochet. If you’re a keen crocheter but haven’t made toys before, this would be a fun introduction to making your own plushies. If you have crocheted amigurumi, then this class gives you the chance to do some of your own designing and learn techniques like working around a foundation chain and long-strand colour changes.

Click here to register. The cost of the class includes 3 lessons over 3 weeks, the pattern, safety eyes and stuffing. You can purchase your yarn and any other supplies you may need at The Knit Cafe.

But I’m not in Toronto!

If you can’t come to the class but still want to make a crochet dragon, I highly recommend Stacey’s pattern. You can buy plain black or coloured dragon eyes from either Stacey’s store or Suncatcher Craft Eyes.

Front and side view of a dark teal crochet dragon with light teal chest, orange tail, wings, side frills and horns and yellow "cat" eyes

This dragon has an arrow tail, wings, large horns, side frills and 12 mm yellow “cat” safety eyes.

I am in Toronto and I’m feeling crafty

The Knit Cafe has loads of classes year-round for knitters and crocheters, as well as introductory classes for needlepoint, needle felting and rug hooking.

I want a crochet dragon but I don’t want to make one

Contact me (deanne.shoyer@gmail.com) and I can make one for you!

 

I hope to see you in the class but if not and you are into crochet, please feel free to connect with me on Ravelry to see what I’m making. I also have 5 crochet patterns in draft which I really must get around to finishing so hopefully you will check those out when I eventually get them published.

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