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Dragonformer Tailgate Crochet Pattern

Materials

  • 3.5 mm hook
  • stitch marker (optional)
  • yarn needle
  • Four 9mm doll eyes (and washers)
  • teal yarn
  • white yarn
  • black yarn
  • Blue yarn for eyes
  • polyfil stuffing


Techniques used

  • magic/adjustable ring
  • chain (ch)
  • slip stitch (slst)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • half-double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)
  • increase (inc)
  • decrease (dec)
  • single crochet 3 together (sc3tog)

Most of the pattern is crocheted amigurumi-style in the round (do not join rounds). Anything worked in rows is listed. The number listed in parentheses is the number of stitches you should have after each round (or row). If you find any errors or if anything’s unclear please don’t hesitate to shoot me an ask and I’ll try to fix it. :D


Snout (white)
R1: magic circle 6 sc (6)
R2: [inc, sc 1] x 3 (9)
R3: sc all (9)
FO

Head (White)
R1: magic circle 6 sc (6)
R2: inc x 6 (12)
R3: [sc 1, inc] x 6 (18)
R4: sc all (18)
R5: sc all (18)
R6: sc all (18)
R7: [sc 1, dec] x 6 (12)
R8: dec x 6 (6)
FO

Body (white)
R1: magic circle 6 sc (6)
R2: inc x 6 (12)
R3: [sc 1, inc] x 6 (18)
R4: sc all (18)
R5: sc all (18)
R6: sc all (18)
R7: sc all (18)
R8: sc all (18)
R9: sc all (18)
R10: sc all (18)
R11: sc 3, dec x 6, sc 3 (12)
R12: sc all (12)
FO

Back legs (white)
R1: magic circle 6 sc (6)
R2: [sc 1, inc, sc 1] x 2 (8)
R3: sc 2, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 1 (10)
R4: sc all (10)
R5: [dec, sc 3] x 2 (8)
**add the doll eye between 3rd and 4th rounds
R6: sc 3, dec x 2, sc 1 (6)
R7: sc all (6)
R8: sc all (6)
R9: sc all (6)
R10: sc all (6)
R11: sc all (6)
FO

Front legs (white)
R1: magic circle 6 sc (6)
R2: [sc 1, inc, sc 1] x 2 (8)
R3: sc all (8)
R4: sc all (8)
**add the doll eye between 3rd and 4th rounds
R5: [dec, sc 2] x 2 (6)
R6: sc all (6)
R7: sc all (6)
R8: sc all (6)
R9: sc all (6)
R10: sc all (6)
FO

Tail (white)
R1: magic circle 6 sc (6)
R2: sc all (6)
R3: sc all (6)
R4: sc all (6)
R5: inc, sc 5 (7)
R6: inc, sc 6 (8)
R7: inc, sc 7 (9)
R8: sc all (9)
R9: sc all (9)
R10: sc all (9)
R11: sc all (9)
R12: inc, sc 8 (10)
R13: inc, sc 9 (11)
R14: inc, sc 10 (12)
FO

Headpiece (in rows, white)
Row 1: ch 4, sc 3 (3)
Row 2: sc all (3)
Row 3: sc all (3)
Row 4: inc, sc 1, inc (5)
Row 5: sc 1, inc, sc 1, inc, sc 1 (7)
Row 6: sc 1, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 1 (9)
Details (in teal)

Right “ear”
pick up yarn on 9th st from previous row
Row 1: ch 2, dc 1 in same st as ch 2, hdc 1, sc 1, slst in same st as previous sc

Left “ear”
pick up yarn on 3rd st from previous row
Row 1: stst, sc 1 in same st as previous slst, hdc 1, dc 1, ch 2, slst in same st as dc
FO

Scales (in teal, worked like crocodile stitch)
Scale 1: ch 2, [sc 2, ch 1, sc 2, slst] in ch 2 from hook
Scale 2 - 8: ch 2, dc 1 in ch 2 from hook from previous scale, ch 2, [hdc 3, ch 1, hdc 3] in space between ch 2 and dc, ch 2, slst to centre

FO

Wings (in rows, 2 white and 2 teal)
Row 1: ch 7, dec, inc, inc, dec
Row 2: dec, inc, inc, dec
Row 3: dec, inc, inc, dec
Row 4: dec, dec, dec
Row 5: sc3tog

FO

Putting it all together

  1. Attach the back legs between the 3rd and 4th round of the body.
  2. Attach the front legs between the 10th and 11th round of the body.
  3. Stuff the body, legs and head.
  4. Sew the legs closed.
  5. Sew the head to the body. 
  6. Stuff the snout and sew to the head.
  7. Sew the headpiece to the head along the white edges only.
  8. Stuff the tail and sew to the body.
  9. Sew the scales to the back.
  10. Sew the wing pieces together (1 white, 1 teal per wing) and sew to the body.
  11. Sew details onto face and legs.
  12. Enjoy your new friend! :)

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