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Mother of Dragons

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Well the best laid plans… you probably know the rest! To sum it up, I just don’t seem to get as much crochet done as I would like at the moment but in between the distractions of the everyday I have managed to breathe life into a rather cuddly dragon for a fantasy creature themed competition being hosted at AmigurumiPatterns.net. I’ve had a yearning to make a dragon for a while and as there is nothing quite like a challenge and a deadline for focusing the mind so I thought I’d grab this opportunity and set my self to the task.

And Ta-dah! A pensive golden-eyed, frilly-winged, spiky-spined fella called Drake.

I started with few scrappy drawings, hastily scribbled down. I’m always in a mad rush to cut straight to the hook and yarn stage when I have a new idea but these rough sketches help to give me an idea of the amount of different pieces I’ll need to create the image sitting pretty in my head.

Seated or standing was the main question at this point.

In the end I plumped for seated as I preferred the way this would look from different angles.

There are quite a few separate components to this design but they sew together really easily. This dragon has a very chunky thing going on so it’s not as fiddly to assemble as it may look. There is a place for everything and when everything is sewn in place according to the pattern instructions it’s pretty much foolproof!

It really didn’t take too long before he was fully assembled and ready for a photoshoot.

It actually took longer to get the first photoshoot done as Minnie refused to move from the warmth of the bright lights and with this recent cold weather snap I can’t say I blame her! She did eventually get up and wander off, probably in search of food and IΒ  began clicking away with camera.

Now for a big smile πŸ˜€ Say ‘Cheese’ Drake πŸ˜€ (Do dragons even eat cheese I wonder?)

Drake’s a doddle to photograph and has a couple of good sides he wanted to show off for you all.

As a result I took quite a few snaps.

Including his magnificent rear view. When it come to dragons I like big butts and I cannot lie…

Of course one Dragon, or one of anything I ever crochet, is never enough so I got busy trying out another colour combination to keep things lively as I ran through the pattern again to test for mistakes.

I decided on blue eyes and a lilac dragon this time.

Another day, another mound of dragon bits ready to morph into another wooly pal.

Purple Drake and Green Drake enjoy a chin wag about dragonny things like what’s the best way to keep a fire stoked in the belly, or how to keep those wings in tip top condition.

I’m loving the effect of the big glass eyes on the first two but I’m well aware that not everyone will have these lovely shiny peepers in their stash and may not care to shell out on a pair either so I made a dragon with woolen eyes too. I feel this one needs a bit of tweaking yet but the green ring sets off the black plastic safety eyes very nicely.

Oh and I love these colours!

Now that I have three fire breathing babies I have officially named myself ‘Mother of Dragons’ just like Daenerys Targaryen. Well maybe not ‘just like’. That might be pushing things a bit far! For a start no-one calls me Khaleesi and thankfully I didn’t have to personally hatch my babies in a roasting funeral pyre. I much prefer the crochet method for that. But I’m proud to say my own brood are not quite as unruly as Daenearys’s overgrown hatchlings. In fact they’re extremely tame by comparison but that’s the way I prefer them, for sure!

If you fancy spending a little time away from the hassles of the everyday world and like the idea of getting lost in a wonderfully fantastical alternative universe where anything is possible and all sorts of mystical and magical creatures co-exist in perfect harmony then you can check out the other entries here and get busy voting for your favorites. You’ll be spoilt for choice between all the fairies, mermaids, unicorns, yetis, sprites, dragons and much, much more!

Voting will begin on December 1st and end on December 8th 2017. Good luck to all who entered. It’s going to be a tough contest this time, but may the best creature win!

Author: mojimojidesign

Hello! I'm an amigurumi enthusiast, pattern writer, craft addict and cat fanatic, writing and musing about all those things and more from time to time.

27 thoughts on “Mother of Dragons

  1. Hi, they are absolutely gorgeous !!! You are such a talented lady !!

  2. Oh my these are absolutely wonderful. I would make them in a heartbeat and have some little grandchildren and big adults that would love to have one of these buddies. I would definitely buy this pattern. Great design and work.

    • Yes, these would be fun for all ages… everybody should have a dragon to call their own! I’m still working on the pattern at the moment but I’ll let you know when it’s ready πŸ™‚

  3. These are absolutely adorable. My grandkids would love these. The colors are perfect.

  4. Drake looks pretty cool. I look forward to making at least a couple. How to choose the colors? This will be the tricky part. So many colors, so little time! Nice to see Minnie

  5. Your dragons are unbelievably cute and wonderful. They have so much charm.
    I love your β€œsketches” also. I’d love to have a copy of your sketch book in my library.
    Cute and uplifting post as always!! πŸ˜„

  6. Absolutely Dragonlicious. I’ll bet they have a great romp with Minnie while the humans are fast asleep. yYu captured so much character in them. Fantastic job as always. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Your dragons are absolutely wonderful! πŸ™‚
    When will you be making the pattern available to buy, as I’m really anxious to give this one a go? πŸ™‚

    • I’m still ironing out the details and have a bunch of photos to do so I’ll be sure to keep you posted on progress as it happens. Just wanted to squeeze a couple of Christmas patterns in over the next few weeks as time flies so fast and Christmas will have come and gone before I know it!

      • At least this means I’ve got a pattern release to look forward to! πŸ™‚
        I can’t wait to make that little feller, as there’s a poorly little boy I know who will love him πŸ™‚ x

  8. I’m in LOVE! Are you going to offer the pattern? I’m a long time fan and have a great love for your designs. I’ll be first in line to purchase the pattern.

    They are absolutely adorable! I have about a dozen grandbabies… (Both biological and adopted) and I feel the need to make them all dragons.

    Please let us know if you’re going to offer the pattern! πŸ™‚

    • I’ll be sure to let you know when the pattern becomes available so all those adorable grand babies of yours can have a cuddly dragon friend each. So many little ones must keep you really busy but I bet it’s so much fun with such a big family!

  9. Hi, may I ask you for an advice? This dragon is absolutely amazing – my daughter loves it! Is it possible to download / buy the pattern anywhere?   Thank you very much! Martina (TinaStar on Ravelry)

  10. yours is the best one, especially the purple one, perhaps purple is my favourite colour and you’re a teacher as usual. i hope it will be one of your patterns on Ravelry

  11. Love that pattern, would like the pattern

  12. Will there be a pattern for this, sometime? I’d love to make this. (I made your nesting owls – which I love – as presents for my sister a couple of years ago, and one for myself. Keep meaning to buy one of your patterns.) Oh, and I’m smiling that you use the same fibre-tip pens as I do! (I love stabilo colours and flow).

  13. They are so well done. I love your sketches-those would look wonderful in a children’s book or framed on a wall. Now I want to make a bunch of dragons.

  14. A beautiful job! What a perfection! congratulations! Loved it. β™₯

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