Discover the enchanting world of amigurumi with our free crochet pattern for an adorable Dragon Rattle! Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, this whimsical project is perfect for creating a charming, handmade toy that will captivate both children and adults alike. Follow our step-by-step instructions and bring to life a magical dragon companion that rattles with joy. Dive into the world of crochet and let your creativity soar as you craft this delightful amigurumi dragon. Get ready to embark on a crochet adventure filled with fun and fantasy!
Yarn Vita Baby (100% acrylic, 400m/100g) and Yarn Vita Baby Print (100% acrylic, 400m/100g) in matching colors.
Iris in black, blue, and white colors.
Crochet hook No. 2 or slightly smaller (I use Clover Amour, as it gives a tighter stitch).
12 multicolored beads, 8 mm each.
Plastic ball with a diameter of 65 mm and rustling filler. You can crochet without the ball, but the dragon won’t be as perfectly round and even.
sc – single crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
sl st – slip stitch
1 Row: 6 sc in amigurumi ring
2 Row: 6 inc (12)
3 Row: (sc, inc) – repeat 6 times (18)
4 Row: (sc, inc, sc) – repeat 6 times (24)
5 Row: (3 sc, inc) – repeat 6 times (30)
6 Row: (2 sc, inc, 2 sc) – repeat 6 times (36)
7 Row: (5 sc, inc) – repeat 6 times (42)
8 Row: (3 sc, inc, 3 sc) – repeat 6 times (48)
9 Row: (7 sc, inc) – repeat 6 times (54)
10 Row: (4 sc, inc, 4 sc) – repeat 6 times (60)
Adjust the number of rows and the diameter of the circle according to the ball, crochet density, hook, and yarn variations. The diameter of the resulting circle should be equal to the diameter of the ball or a couple of millimeters larger. The number of rows with increases, decreases, and without them is approximately one-third of the total.
11-22 Row: 60 sc (60)
23 Row: (4 sc, dec, 4 sc) – repeat 6 times (54)
24 Row: (7 sc, dec) – repeat 6 times (48) Insert the ball into the crochet, don’t forget to fill it with rustling material.
25 Row: (3 sc, dec, 3 sc) – repeat 6 times (42)
26 Row: (5 sc, dec) – repeat 6 times (36)
27 Row: (2 sc, dec, 2 sc) – repeat 6 times (30)
28 Row: (3 sc, dec) – repeat 6 times (24)
29 Row: (sc, dec, sc) – repeat 6 times (18)
30 Row: 12 sc (12) – pull the hole tight – pass the needle through the front loops, tighten the thread, for additional securing, pass the thread around in a circle (detailed tutorial on closing the hole).
Solid color yarn
1 Row: 4 sc in magic ring
2 Row: (sc, inc) – repeat 2 times (6)
3 Row: (sc, inc) – repeat 3 times (9)
4 Row: (2 sc, inc) – repeat 3 times (12)
5 Row: 12 sc
6 Row: 6 sl st in the back loop
Switch to the main color (variegated)
7 Row: 6 sc (6)
8 Row: 6 sc (6)
9 Row: dec, sc, 2 inc, sc (7)
10 Row: dec, 2 sc, 2 inc, sc (8)
11 Row: dec, 2 sc, 2 inc, 2 sc (9)
12 Row: dec, 3 sc, 2 inc, 2 sc (10)
13 Row: dec, 3 sc, 2 inc, 3 sc (11)
14 Row: dec, sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, sc (13)
15 Row: dec, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc (15)
16 Row: dec, 2 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 2 sc (17)
17 Row: dec, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc (19) – leave thread for sewing
Legs (4 pieces):
1 Row: 5 sc in magic ring
2 Row: 5 inc (10)
3 Row: (sc, inc) – repeat 3 times (15)
4 Row: 15 sc (15) – leave thread for sewing
Caterpillar cord about 10 cm long. Leave thread for sewing.
Wings (2 pieces):
Caterpillar cord about 12 cm long. Leave thread for sewing.
1 Row: crochet with black yarn 6 sc in magic ring, finish the row with a slip stitch
2 Row: crochet with blue yarn, make 6 increases using sc, finish the row with a slip stitch
3 Row: leave a tail for embroidering the gleam, crochet with white yarn: sc, 2 increases in a row using half double crochet (one increase in each loop), 3 increases in a row using double crochet, again 2 increases in half double crochet in a row, sc, and slip stitch into the next loop. Leave a thread for sewing. Embroider the gleam.
Mentally or with the help of threads, divide the ball from the bottom into 4 sectors. Sew the legs, each in its sector, around the 4th row from the bottom, stuffing in the process.
Stuff the tail, sew it around the 7-8th row from the bottom.
Sew the beginning of the cord (12 cm) to the third row from the center. Attach regular thread almost at the beginning of the cord, thread the bead, pass it through the cord, again the bead, and so on until the end. Tighten, secure the thread to the end of the cord. Do not cut the thread, but pass it through the beads and the cord to the beginning of the fin and again to the end. Use this thread to sew the fin to the body.
Sew beads to the cord (10 cm) with a thin thread in the same color as on the fin. Pass the thread through the beads a couple of times back and forth. Attach the cord to the body on both sides in the form of wings, level it, then sew with the thread left at the end of the cord.
Sew on the eyes, embroider eyelashes, mouth, nose.
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