Monday, May 11, 2009

dragon

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pattern used -
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hook used -
  • pattern calls for a 3.5mm hook, I used a 4.0mm hook
yarn used -
  • pattern doesn't really specify what weight yarn to use
  • of course I used reclaimed yarns!
  • I worked the body with one strand of green 8ply/DK yarn, and one strand of the variegated green which I dyed in this post here
  • the spikes were worked with two different shades of yellow 8ply/DK yarn held together
  • the wings were worked with red 12ply/bulky yarn
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thoughts -
  • it's not a detailed pattern
  • really just a basic set of notes to guide you through
  • I found it simple and easy to follow
  • my only modification, was to work a row of sc around the outer edge of the wings after they were attached... to 'finish' them off more neatly
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13 comments:

Meg said...

I Love this dragon.

I'll have to add him to my "to do" list.

Thanks

Meg

onourwayonline.com

misha said...

Fantastic! If every crocheted toy looked like this, toy industry would be finished!

Leslie said...

OH MY FRICKIN' WORD! I love that! I think I need one! NOW!

donna said...

wow thats so cool, i daren't show my son , or he'll want one , and i'm definitely not clever enough for that

Carlene said...

WOW! I want one. NOW! What a great project. I will have to start rummaging through my yarns to see what dragon-worthy stuff I have. Thanks so much for the inspiration and pattern link.

katalina said...

Wow! I love the dragon! I agree with "Meg"--he's definitely going on my "to do" list.

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

so, so cool!!!

KMDuff said...

love it! looks like a present I gotta make. :)

sue said...

You always make such wonderful toys, and I love the color of his scales too.

Iggle Piggle (aka Jacqui) said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE him!!!
Wonderful work.

Jason,Emily,Fiona,Lola,Delila said...

he is sooo cute, glad I found your site. your photography is astonishingly beautiful!

ebebee said...

Awesome!

laughing purple goldfish said...

thanks everyone... he really is a gorgeous creature... I'd love to make another one, too!