immortaly


Dragon

Pattern By: Betty Saxton & Luana Nelson
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MATERIALS:
3 ozs. green
3-ply brushed acrylic yarn
1 oz of yellow
3 ply brushed acrylic- yarn
size F or 3.75 crochet hook (with finer weight yarn use size D [3.25] or E [3.5]
red, black, & white embroidery thread
two 4mm black beads (eyes)
one 1" wide silk flower
stuffing
yarn needle.

BACK AND TAIL:
Use green (or color of choice) yarn and start at the top of the neck.
Rnd 1: Ch 8, sc in second ch from hook and in remaining 6 ch. Ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 2-4: Sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 5: Sc in each sc across, increasing 3 evenly spaced across row, ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 2.
Rnd 7,9,11,13,15: Sc in each sc across, increasing 2 evenly spaced across row, ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 8,10,12,14,16: Sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn. At the end of Rnd 16 there should be 20 sc.
Rnd 17-20: Repeat rnd 2.
Rnd 21,22,23, and remaining uneven numbered rows to Rnd 55: Sc in each sc across decreasing 1 sc at the center of each row, ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 24 and remaining even numbered rows to Rnd 54: Sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn.
At the end of Rnd 55, cut yarn leaving a length for sewing. Set piece aside.

BREASTPLATE:
Use yellow yarn and start at the top of the neck.
Rnd 1: Ch5, sc in second ch from hook and in next 3 ch. Ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 2-4: Sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 5,7.9,11,13,15,17: Sc in each sc increasing 1 sc at the enter of the row. Ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 6,8,10,12,14,16,18: Sc in each sc across row, ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 19: Sc in sc 4 times, sc 2 sc together, sc in next 5 sc, ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 20: Sc in sc 3 times, sc 2 sc together 2 tims, sc in next 3 sc, ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 21: Sc in sc 2 times, sc 2 sc together 2 times, sc in next 2 sc, ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 22-26: Sc in each sc across row, decreasing 1 sc at the center of the row. Ch 1 and turn.
At the end of the 26th row, cut yarn. Holding the green and yellow neck edges together, sew one side together. Thread the length of green yarn from the tail tip through the yarn needle and sew the sides of the tail together up to the joining of the yellow breastplate. Stuff the tail firmly, using the opposite end of your crochet hook to get the stuffing down to the tip. Sew the other side of the breastplate closed, stuffing as you proceed. Set the body aside.

HEAD:
Use green yarn and begin at the front of the muzzle.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, make 4 sc in second ch from hook, and 4 sc in last ch. Join with a sl st in top of first sc made (this forms the nostrils).
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around, join with a sl st. Ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 3-5: Sc in each sc around. Do not join rounds or turn.
Rnd 6: *(Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * 4 times (12 sc), do not join or turn.
Rnd 7: Sc in each sc around, do not join or turn.
Rnd 8: *(Sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * 4 times (16 sc), do not join or turn.
Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around. Sl st in next sc and cut yarn.

HEAD BACK:
Use green yarn
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. Do not join or turn.
Rnd 2: Make 2 sc in each sc around. Do not join or turn.
Rnd 3: *(Sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * 4 times (16 sc), Do not join or turn.
Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around. Sl st in next sc and cut yarn, leaving a 10" length. Make sure the nostrils are in a horizontal position and sew the two pieces together, leaving a 1" opening for the neck. Stuff the head and sew into position at the body neck opening.

BACKBONE RIDGE:
Attach the green yarn at the tip of the tail at the center top; sc in same space. Ch 3 and sl st in top of sc just made (picot made). Mark a straight line from this point up the center back to top of the head, and continue: insert hook and pull up a loop. In the next sp pull up another loop, and draw yarn through both loops. Continue all the way up the back to the top of the head, making a picot every other stitch. At the top of the head make a sl st and cut yarn.

EARS:
At the top of the head on each side of a picot, insert the hook and attach green yarn. Ch 2, dc in same sp, ch 2, sl st in same sp. Secure with a tiny stitch using a yarn needle and weave in the ends.

LEGS:
Use green yarn.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. Join with a sl st and ch 1. Do not turn.
Rnd 2: Make 2 sc in each sc around (12sc). Join with a sl at in back loop of beg sc, ch 1, do not turn.
Rnd 3:: In back loop only, sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st, ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 4-6: Sc in each sc around, do not join or turn.
Rnd 7: Sc in next 6 sc, ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 8: Sc 2 sc together 3 times. Cut yarn leaving a 10" length. Stuff the back leg and sew to the body, positioning the long side of the leg toward the backbone (the back legs are positioned at the widest part of the underbelly.

TOES:
Attach yarn in the outer loop of Rnd 2 on the foot. Make 8 sc across the front of the foot with a picot in every other sc (see instructions for making a picot in Backbone Ridge, above).

ARMS:
Use green yarn.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. Do not join or turn.
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around, increasing 2 evenly around to make 8 sc. Do not turn or join.
Rnd 3-6: Sc in each sc around. Do not join or turn.
Rnd 7: Sc in first 4 sc, ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 8: Sc 2 sc together 2 times. Cut yarn leaving an 8" length. Stuff the arm and sew it to the body where the back and breastplate join, 1" from head. Make sure the long side of the arm is positioned toward the backbone.

FINGERS:
Pinch the end of the arm flat and pick up 4 sc at the end of the arm, making a picot in each sc.

FINISHING:
For the hair, cut 6 strands of green yarn about 2" long and attach each strand separately with a tufting stitch on the top of the head (insert the hook through a sc of the head and pull up a 1 1/2" loop, then catch both ends of yarn and pull snugly through the loop). Separate the strands of yarn and brush lightly. Trim ends.

FACE:
With 3 strands of white embroidery thread, satin stitch small white circles for eyes and 2 small teeth on the lower front of the muzzle. With 2 strands of black thread backstitch around the eye whites and make 5 short stitches for eyelashes. Sew on the black beads at the bottom of the white circles. With red thread backstitch the mouth from the center side of the muzzle and over the teeth to the center of the other side of the muzzle. Make a french knot in each nostril. Bring the arms together and sew in the silk flower.

HINT:
If your dragon won't sit upright, secure a piece of yarn inside the tail, bring it up the backbone (on the inside) and pull the thread to slightly curl the tail until the dragon sits, secure and cut the yarn.

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