Dragonite Crochet Pattern with Video Tutorial

Dragonite is one of my most requested patterns. I aim to please, so here it is!

MATERIALS:

  • Medium – 4 worsted weight yarn in orange, cream, and blue
  • Light – 3 baby weight yarn in white
  • 1 pair of 18 mm safety eyes
  • Sewing needle large enough to fit your yarn
  • Toy stuffing

Check out the Materials page to see the exact supplies I use in my tutorials.

TERMS:

  • CH: Chain
  • CTC: Change to Cream yarn
  • CTO: Change to Orange yarn
  • FO: Finish off
  • FL SC: Front loop single crochet
  • FL INC: Front Loop Increase
  • INC: Increase
  • INV DEC: Invisible decrease
  • RNDS: Rounds
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • SLST: Slip stitch
  • ST: Stitch

First you will need to complete my Standard Head and Body tutorial. Make the colorful belly version.

HEAD and BODY:

Orange yarn

1. Make a Magic Ring with 6 SC (6)

2. (INC) x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 6 (24)

5. (SC 3, INC) x 6 (30)

6. (SC 4, INC) x 6 (36)

7. (SC 5, INC) x 6 (42)

8-14. (SC 42) X 7 RNDS (42)

15. (SC 5, INV DEC) x 6 (36)

16. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

17. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

18. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

  • Attach eyes 11 or 13 stitches apart between rows 13 and 14. Refer to the video for more details
  • In the next few rounds we’ll sometimes crochet more than 36 stitches, but your stitch count will remain at 36

19. FL INC x 18 (36)

20. Change to Cream (CTC), SC 10, Change to Orange (CTO), SC 26 (36)

21. CTC, SC 11, CTO, SC 25 (36)

22. CTC, SC 12, CTO, SC 25 (36)

23. CTC, SC 11, CTO, SC 26 (36)

24. CTC, SC 10, CTO, SC 26 (36)

  • Continue in Orange

25. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

26. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

27. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

  • Stuff the body

28. (SC 1, INV DEC) x 6 (12)

  • Sew the bottom shut with your yarn by sewing through the front loop of every stitch and pulling it tight until it closes.

ARMS (make 2):

Orange yarn

1. Make a Magic Ring with 6 SC (6)

2. (SC 1, INC) x 3 (9)

3-6. (SC 9) x 4 RNDS (9)

  • FO, Stuff the arms
  • Change to White
  • 3 Picot to make the claws
  • refer to the video for more details

LEGS (make 2):

Orange yarn

1. Make a Magic Ring with 6 SC (6)

2. INC x 6 (12)

3. (SC 3, INC) x 3 (15)

4. SC 15 (15)

  • FO, Stuff the legs
  • Change to White
  • 3 Picot to make the claws
  • refer to the video for more details

SNOUT:

Orange yarn

1. Make a Magic Ring with 6 SC (6)

2. SC 2 in each ST (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4-5.(SC 18) x 2 RNDS (18)

  • FO, Stuff the snout

HORN:

Orange yarn

1. Make a Magic Ring with 6 SC (6)

2. (SC 2, INC) x 2 (8)

3. (SC 3, INC) x 2 (10)

4. (SC 4, INC) x 2 (12)

5. (SC 5, INC) x 2 (14)

6. (SC 6, INC) x 2 (16)

  • FO, Stuff the horn

TAIL:

Orange yarn

1. Make a Magic Ring with 6 SC (6)

2. (SC 2, INC) x 2 (8)

3. SC 8 (8)

4. (SC 3, INC) x 2 (10)

5. SC 10 (10)

6. (SC 4, INC) x 2 (12)

7. SC 12 (12)

8. (SC 5, INC) x 2 (14)

9. SC 14 (14)

10. (SC 6, INC) x 2 (16)

11. SC 16 (16)

  • FO, Stuff the tail

OUTER WING (make 2):

Orange yarn

1. Ch 4, turn

2. SC 3, CH 2, turn

3. SC 4, CH 1, turn

4. INC, SC 3, CH 1, turn

5. SC 5, CH 4, turn

6. SC 8, Picot, turn

7. SC 7, SLST, CH 1, turn

8. SLST, SC 5, SLST, CH 1, turn

9. SC 4, CH 3, turn

10. SC 5, SLST, CH 1, turn

11. SC 4, SLST

  • FO

INNER WING (make 2):

Blue yarn

1. CH 3, turn

2. SC 2, CH 2, turn

3. SC 3, CH 1, turn

4. INC, SC 2, CH 1, turn

5. SC 4, CH 3, turn

6. SC 6, CH 1, turn

7. SC 5, SLST, CH 1, turn

8. SLST, SC 3, SLST, CH 1, turn

9. SC 3, CH2, turn

10. SLST, SC 2, SLST

  • FO
  • Sew the inner and out wing together by sewing through the back loop of the inner wing into the front loop of the outer wing.
  • Refer to the video for more details

EYEBROW CURLS (make 2):

Cream yarn

1. CH 13, turn

2. SC 12

  • FO

ASSEMBLY:

ARMS:

1. Thread your tapestry needle with orange yarn.

2. Before you sew on the arm, refer to the photo above. Make sure you squeeze the top of the arm together, as shown in the photo, so that it can move around a little once it’s sewn on. Pin the arm in place.

3. Use a whip stitch and sew through both sides of the arm into the crease between the neck and body.

LEGS:

1. Thread your tapestry needle with orange yarn and pin the legs/tail/horn in place as shown in the photo above.

2. Sew on the legs/tail/horn by threading your yarn up through a stitch on the body then directly up into the legs/tail/horn.

3. Thread the yarn through the back of the leg/tail/horn, then come out through the front.

4. Thread the yarn back into the same stitch on the body where you originally came out.

5. Move over to the next stitch and repeat until the it is completely sewn in place.

WINGS:

1. Thread your tapestry needle with orange yarn.

2. Sew the wings to the body using a whip stitch.

EYEBROW CURLS:

1. Thread your tapestry needle with cream yarn.

2. Sew the eyebrow curls above the eyes using a whip stitch. Only sew half of the curl to the head, leave the other half free.

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