Dragon Free Crochet Pattern

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Construction

This little dragon is as fun to make as he is to hug. Okay, almost as fun — nothing quite beats baby dragon hugs.

His body and tail are all one piece, starting at the tip of his tail and curving around so he lays on his back, tail between his legs.

His legs are done with branching and merging techniques. His wings are worked flat and then sewn to his back.

Dragon Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern is written in English, in US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
You Need to Know:

Chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), back loops only (BLO), Right side (RS), Wrong side (WS), increases and decreases, mattress stitch sewing. Be eager to learn and ready to have fun!

You Will Practice Advanced Techniques:

  • How to attach parts using pins as a guide
  • How to sew flat pieces to round parts using a border
  • How to crochet on the surface of a 3D object
  • How to merge and branch parts with several branches (fingers and toes)
  • How to curve 3D crochet using short rounds

Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, Aruba Sea (SEA), 1 ball; Real Teal (TEAL), < 1 ball; Aran (ARAN), < 1 ball.
  • G (4.00 mm) Furls Odyssey hook
  • Two 24 mm colored slit-pupil safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers

Measurements

14” long, 21” wing span

Gauge

8 sts x 8 rows in sc = 2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

  • Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case pieces require repositioning.
  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern. For best results, assemble parts in order as directed.
  • Rounds labeled “Short round” are worked back and forth and will end before the round is complete, leaving stitches deliberately unworked to be worked in later rounds as instructed.
  • When instructed, an additional sc(s) will be added at the end of a round to move the starting stitch of the next round to the left (clockwise).
  • Ch-2 at beginning of row counts as a dc.

Pattern Stitches

  • Bobble-st – Bobble stitch: [Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 5 times in same st, yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook.
  • Surface sl st – Surface slip stitch: With loop on hook, insert hook around post or between stitches of finished work, yo, pull up a loop, pull through loop on hook.
  • Surface sc – Surface single crochet: With loop on hook, insert hook around post or between stitches of finished work, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through both loops on hook. Work single crochets on top of finished work.
  • Sc join – Single crochet join: Make slip knot in yarn, loop slip knot over hook, insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • Picot – Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

Instructions

Body

With SEA, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 3 times. (9)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: Sc evenly around, turn

Rnd 6: (WS)(Short Rnd)  Do not chain, 5 sc, leave remaining 4 sts unworked, turn. (5)

Rnd 7: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 5 sc, do not turn.

Rnd 8: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous Rnd, 9 sc. (9)

Rnd 9: [2 sc, inc] 3 times. (12)

Rnd 10: Sc evenly around, turn.

Rnd 11: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, leave remaining 6 sts unworked, turn. (6)

Rnd 12: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, do not turn.

Rnd 13: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous Rnd, 12 sc. (12)

Rnd 14: [3 sc, inc] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 15: Sc evenly around, turn.

Rnd 16: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining 7 sts unworked, turn. (8)

Rnd 17: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, do not turn. (8)

Rnd 18: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous Rnd, 15 sc. (15)

Rnd 19: [4 sc, inc] 3 times. (18)

Rnd 20: Sc evenly around. 9 sc to move starting st to other side of tail, turn. (see Pattern Notes(18)

Start stuffing.

Rnd 21: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 9 sc, leave remaining 9 sts unworked, turn. (9)

Rnd 22: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 9 sc, do not turn. (9)

Rnd 23: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previousRnd, 18 sc. (18)

Rnd 24: [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 25: Sc evenly around, turn.

Rnd 26: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 11 sc, leave remaining 10 sts unworked, turn. (21)

Rnd 27: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 11 sc, do not turn. (11)

Rnd 28: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previousRnd, 21 sc. (21)

Rnd 29: [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (24)

Rnd 30: Sc evenly around, 6 sc to move starting st, turn.

Rnd 31: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 12 sc, leave remaining 12 sts unworked, turn. (12)

Rnd 32: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 11 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (11)

Rnd 33: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 10 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (10)

Rnd 34: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 9 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (9)

Rnd 35: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (8)

Rnd 36: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 7 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (7)

Rnd 37: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (6)

Rnd 38: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, do not turn. (6)

Rnd 39: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previousRnds, 24 sc. (24)

Rnd 40: [7 sc, inc] 3 times, 4 sc to move starting st, turn. (27)

Rnd 41: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 14 sc, leave remaining 13 sts unworked, turn. (14)

Rnd 42: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 13 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (13)

Rnd 43: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 12 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (12)

Rnd 44: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 11 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (11)

Rnd 45: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 10 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (10)

Rnd 46: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 9 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (9)

Rnd 47: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (8)

Rnd 48: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, do not turn. (8)

Rnd 49: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previousRnds, 27 sc. (27)

Rnd 50: [8 sc, inc] 3 times, 4 sc to move starting st, turn. (30)

Rnd 51: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 15 sc, leave remaining 15 sts unworked, turn. (15)

Rnd 52: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 14 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (14)

Rnd 53: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 13 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (13)

Rnd 54: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 12 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (12)

Rnd 55: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 11 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (11)

Rnd 56: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 10 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (10)

Rnd 57: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 9 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (9)

Rnd 58: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (8)

Rnd 59: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 7 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (7)

Rnd 60: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (6)

Rnd 61: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 5 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (5)

Rnd 62: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 4 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (4)

Rnd 63: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 3 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (3)

Rnd 64: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 3 sc, do not turn. (3)

Rnd 65: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previousRnds, 30 sc. (30)

Continue stuffing.

Rnd 66: [9 sc, inc] 3 times. (33)

Rnd 67: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 68: [10 sc, inc] 3 times. (36)

Rnd 69: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 70: [11 sc, inc] 3 times. (39)

Rnd 71: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 72: [12 sc, inc] 3 times. (42)

Rnd 73: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 74: [13 sc, inc] 3 times. (45)

Continue stuffing.

Rnds 75-88: Sc evenly around.

Continue stuffing.

Rnd 89: [13 sc, dec] 3 times. (42)

Rnd 90: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 91: [12 sc, dec] 3 times. (39)

Rnd 92: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 93: [11 sc, dec] 3 times. (36)

Rnd 94: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 95: [10 sc, dec] 3 times. (33)

Rnd 96: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 97: [9 sc, dec] 3 times. (30)

Rnd 98: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 99: [8 sc, dec] 3 times. (27)

Rnd 100: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 101: [7 sc, dec] 3 times. (24)

Rnd 102: [6 sc, dec] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 103: [5 sc, dec] 3 times. (18)

Rnd 104: [4 sc, dec] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 105: [3 sc, dec] 3 times. (12)

Rnd 106: [2 sc, dec] 3 times. (9)

Rnd 107: [Sc, dec] 3 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

Belly Scales

With TEAL, ch 11.

Work in BLO for this piece.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 9 sc, turn. (10)

Row 2: Ch 1, inc, 9 sc, turn. (11)

Row 3: Ch 1, inc, 10 sc, turn. (12)

Row 4: Ch 1, inc, 11 sc, turn. (13)

Row 5: Ch 1, inc, 12 sc, turn. (14)

Row 6: Ch 1, inc, 13 sc, turn. (15)

Row 7: Ch 1, inc, 14 sc, turn. (16)

Row 8: Ch 1, inc, 15 sc, turn. (17)

Row 9: Ch 1, inc, 16 sc, turn. (18)

Rows 10-23: Ch 1, 18 sc, turn.    

Row 24: Ch 1, dec, 16 sc, turn. (17)

Row 25: Ch 1, dec, 15 sc, turn. (16)

Row 26: Ch 1, dec, 14 sc, turn. (15)

Row 27: Ch 1, dec, 13 sc, turn. (14)

Row 28: Ch 1, dec, 12 sc, turn. (13)

Row 29: Ch 1, dec, 11 sc, turn. (12)

Row 30: Ch 1, dec, 10 sc, turn. (11)

Row 31: Ch 1, dec, 9 sc, turn. (10)

Border: Do not break yarn. Ch 1, working in both loops, sc in the end if each row down side of belly scales, sc in the back of each starting ch, sc in the end of each row down the other side of belly scales, sc across last row, sl st in first st of border to join. (82)

Position the belly scales so the tail bends at your desired angle up over the belly. The position of the belly scales determines where the “front” of your baby dragon will be.

Hold belly scales to body with the first row touching Rnd 101 of the body (about 7 rows from the point of the neck). The belly scales should end at the bend in the tail. Pin belly in place.

Sewing through both loops of the border, working all the way around the edge, sew the belly scales to the body.

Head

With SEA, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: Bobble-st (see Special Stitches), 10 sc, bobble-st, 18 sc.

Rnds 7-10: Sc evenly around.

Push bobble-sts inward to create nostrils.

Rnd 11: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 12: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 13: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 14: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 15: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 16: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnds 17-21: Sc evenly around.     

Stuff snout.

Insert safety eyes at Rnd 17, about 10 sts showing between them. Eyes should be in line with nostrils. Be sure eye slits are vertical when looking at the face from the front.

Rnd 22: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 23: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 24: [4 sc, dec] 5 times. (25)

Rnd 25: [3 sc, dec] 5 times. (20)

Rnd 26: [2 sc, dec] 5 times. (15)

Stuff head.

Rnd 27: [Sc, dec] 5 times. (10)

Rnd 28: Dec 5 times. (5)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 5 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

Nostril Flairs

With SEA, surface sl st (see Special Stitches) in stitch on outside of nostril at Rnd 6, surface sc (see Special Stitches) around upper edge of nostril, surface sl st at Rnd 5 on inner side of nostril.

Repeat on other nostril.

Weave in ends.

Eyebrows

(Make 2)

With SEA, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 4 hdc, sc. (6)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Using pins, mark Rnd 17 on either side of each safety eye. Sewing through the back of the chain, sew the eyebrows over the safety eye, as close to the eye as possible.

Horns

(Make 2)

With ARAN, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Stuff.

Mark two 3 x 3 squares on the head, starting two rounds behind the eyebrows between Rnds 20 and 23. Square should be 8 sts apart on Rnd 20. Using pins as a guide, sew horns to head.

Head Attachment

Pin a triangle on the top of the body, the bottom edge along the attachment line of the belly scales, 9 sts apart. The top of the triangle will be at the top point of the body. The triangle should be 8 Rnds tall.

Pin a triangle on the back of the head, the top of the triangle two rounds below the center point of the head. Count down 8 rounds and evenly space the bottom two pins 9 sts apart. Make sure the triangle is centered between the horns so the head will be straight.

Using the pins as a guide, match up the triangle and sew the head to the body.

Hind Legs

(Make 2)

With SEA, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 4: [3 sc, inc] 4 times. (20)

Rnd 5: [4 sc, inc] 4 times. (24)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: Skip 12, 12 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (12)

Rnds 8-9: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Stuff.

Thigh

Rnd 7: With SEA, sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 6, 11 sc. (12)

Rnd 8: [3 sc, inc] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 9: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: [4 sc, inc] 3 times. (18)

Rnds 11-14: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 15: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Stuff thigh loosely.

Rnd 16: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

Using starting tail from sc join, close hole in attachment with a ‘X’ or an ‘O.’

Hind Feet

(Make 2)

Loose Claws

(Make 2 for each foot, 4 total)

With TEAL, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in second ch from hook. (4)

Rnd 2: [Sc, inc] twice. (6)

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 4: Change to SEA, [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnds 5-6: Sc evenly around.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Stuff.

Third Claw and Foot

With TEAL, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in second ch from hook. (4)

Rnd 2: [Sc, inc] twice. (6)

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 4: Change to SEA, [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnds 5-6: Sc evenly around.

Stuff third toe.

Rnd 7: Do not break yarn. 4 sc on 1st loose claw, 8 sc on 2nd loose claw, 4 sc on other side of 1st loose claw, 8 sc on 3rd claw. (24)

Rnd 8: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnds 11-12: Sc evenly around.

Stuff.

Rnd 13: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

Using starting tail from sc join, close holes between claws with a ‘X’ or an ‘O.’

Pin a 3 x 3 square around the narrow end of the hind leg.

Pin a 3 x 3 square on the top of the hind foot, centered over the widest part.

With the foot perpendicular to the leg and the toes facing out, use the pins as a guide to sew the foot to the leg.

Hold Hind Leg to body with knee facing toward head, foot facing up. The point of the thigh will be atRnd 65 of the body, theRnd after the last shortRnd of the tail. Once positioned as desired, pin around the outside edge of the thigh where it touches the body and again on the body to create matching pins on each piece.

On the other side of the body, directly opposite the first leg, use pins to mark the other leg in the same way so the legs are even and mirror each other.

Using the pins as a guide, sew the leg to the body around the edge of the thigh and about halfway to the knee.

Front Legs

(Make 2)

With SEA, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 4: [3 sc, inc] 4 times. (20)

Rnd 5: [4 sc, inc] 4 times. (24)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: Skip 12, 12 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (12)

Rnds 8-10: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 11: Dec 6 times. (6)      

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

Stuff.

Forearm and Claw

Rnd 7: With SEA, sc join (see Special Stitches) in 1st skipped st ofRnd 6, 11 sc. (12)

Rnds 8-9: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: [3 sc, inc] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 11: [4 sc, inc] 3 times. (18)

Rnd 12: [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 13: [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (24)

Do not break yarn.

Rnd 14: (Begin first claw) 6 sc, skip 18. Leave skipped sts for future use. (6) Continue working in the round on these 6 sts.

Rnds 15-16: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 17: Change to TEAL, 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 18: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)    

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in end.

Stuff arm and elbow.

Second Claw

Rnd 14: With SEA, sc join in 1st skipped st from previous claw, 2 sc, skip 12, 3 sc. Leave skipped sts for future use. Continue working in the round on these 6 sts. (6)

Rnds 15-16: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 17: Change to TEAL, 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 18: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)    

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in end.

Third Claw

Rnd 14: With SEA, sc join in 1st skipped st from previous claw, 2 sc, skip 6, 3 sc. Leave skipped sts for future use. Continue working in the round on these 6 sts. (6)

Rnds 15-16: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 17: Change to TEAL, 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 18: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)    

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in end.

Fourth Claw

Rnd 14: With SEA, sc join in 1st skipped st from previous claw, 5 sc. Continue working in the round on these 6 sts. (6)

Rnds 15-16: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 17: Change to TEAL, 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 18: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)    

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in end.

Using starting tail from sc join, close holes in curve of leg and between toes with a ‘X’ or an ‘O.’

Hold front legs to the side of the body, elbow pointed backward, claw facing the belly. Both the tip of the shoulder and the crook of the elbow will touch the edge of the belly scales, at Rnds 94 and 88 of the body, respectively.

Once positioned as desired, pin around the outside edge of the shoulder where it touches the body and again on the body to create matching pins on each piece.

On the other side of the body, directly opposite the first front leg, use pins to mark the other leg in the same way so they are even and mirror each other.

Using the pins as a guide, match up the pins and sew the shoulder to the body.

Wings

Wing Tip One

With SEA, ch 3.

Row 1: 2 dc in third ch from hook, turn. (see Pattern Notes(3)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, 3 dc in next st, dc inc in top of ch-2, turn. (7)

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc, dc inc, dc, dc inc, dc, dc inc in top of ch-2, turn. (11)

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc, dc inc, 3 dc, dc inc, 2 dc, dc inc in top of ch-2, turn. (15)

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same st, 3 dc, dc inc, 5 dc, dc inc, 3 dc, dc inc in top of ch-2, turn. (19)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Wing Tip Two and Upper Wings

With SEA, ch 3.

Row 1: 2 dc in second ch from hook, turn. (3)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, 3 dc in next st, dc inc in top of ch-2, turn. (7)

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc, dc inc, dc, dc inc, dc, dc inc in top of ch-2, turn. (11)

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc, dc inc, 3 dc, dc inc, 2 dc, dc inc in top of ch-2, turn. (15)

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same st, 3 dc, dc inc, 5 dc, dc inc, 3 dc, dc inc in top of ch-2, turn. (19)

Row 6: (Connecting Wing Tips) Ch 2, dc in same st, 4 dc, dc inc, 5 dc, hdc, sc inc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, ch 8, working on Wing Tip One, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, sc inc, hdc, 5 dc, dc inc, 4 dc, dc inc in top of ch-2, turn. (44 sts, 8 chs)

Row 7: Ch 2, dc in same st, 5 dc, dc inc, 6 dc, hdc, sc inc, 2 sc, 3 hdc, 2 dc, dc in next 8 chs, 2 dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, sc inc, hdc, 6 dc, dc inc, 5 dc, 2 dc in top of ch-2, turn. (58)

Row 8: Ch 2, dc in same st, 6 dc, dc inc, 7 dc, hdc, sc inc, 2 sc, 3 hdc, 14 dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, sc inc, hdc, 7 dc, dc inc, 6 dc, 2 dc in top of ch-2, turn. (64)

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in same st, 7 dc, dc inc, 9 dc, dc inc, 26 dc, dc inc, 9 dc, dc inc, 7 dc, 2 dc in top of ch-2, turn. (70)

Row 10: Ch 2, dc in same st, 8 dc, dc inc, 10 dc, dc inc, 28 dc, dc inc, 10 dc, dc inc, 8 dc, 2 dc in top of ch-2, turn. (76)

Row 11: Ch 2, dc in same st, 9 dc, dc inc, 11 dc, dc inc, 30 dc, dc inc, 11 dc, dc inc, 9 dc, 2 dc in top of ch-2, turn. (82)

Row 12: Ch 2, dc in same st, 10 dc, dc inc, 12 dc, dc inc, 32 dc, dc inc, 12 dc, dc inc, 10 dc, 2 dc in top of ch-2, turn. (88)

Row 13: Ch 2, dc in same st, 3 hdc, 5 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc in next st, 3 hdc, 7 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc in next st, 34 dc, 3 dc in next st, 3 hdc, 7 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc in next st, 3 hdc, 5 sc, 3 hdc, dc inc in top of ch-2, turn. (98)

Row 14: ch 2, dc in same st, 3 hdc, 7 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc in next st, 3 hdc, 9 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc in next st, dc, place marker, 35 dc, place marker, 3 dc in next st, 3 hdc, 9 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc in next st, 3 hdc, 7 sc, 3 hdc, dc inc in top of ch-2. (108)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Lower Wings

Row 15: Sl st in 1st marked st, ch 2, dc dec, 14 dc, dc dec, 14 dc, dc dec, dc in 2nd marked st, turn. (33)

Row 16: Ch 2, dc dec, 13 dc, dc dec, 12 dc, dc dec, dc, turn. (30)

Row 17: Ch 2, dc dec, 11 dc, dc dec, 11 dc, dc dec, dc, turn. (27)

Row 18: Ch 2, dc dec, 9 dc, dc dec, 10 dc, dc dec, dc, turn. (24)

Row 19: Ch 2, dc dec, 8 dc, dc dec, 8 dc, dc dec, dc, turn. (21)

Row 20: Ch 2, dc dec, 7 dc, dc dec, 6 dc, dc dec, dc, turn. (18)

Row 21: Ch 1, dc dec, 5 dc, dc dec, 5 dc, dc dec, dc, turn. (15)

Row 22: Ch 1, dc dec, 3 dc, dc dec, 4 dc, dc dec, dc, turn. (12)

Bind off leaving very long tail for sewing.

Edge of Wings

Starting on last st of Row 22 of Bottom of Wings, working up the side of the wings, sc join in the side of the last dc, sc in same space, 2 sc in the side of each dc row, Rows 22-15. Do not break yarn.

Now working in the exposed sts of Row 14 of the upper wings, sc, (sc, picot, sc) (see Special Stitches) in next st (center st of 3-dc), 17 sc, (sc, picot, sc) in next st, 15 sc, (sc, picot, sc) in last st of Rnd 14 of wings. Do not break yarn.

2 sc in the sides of each dc row, Rows 5-1, sc, in starting ch of wing tip, ch 4, (sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down ch, sc in starting ch of wing tip, 2 sc in the sides of each dc row, Rows 1-5. Bind off.

Do not work in the chains of Row 6.

Sc join in side of Row 5 of the next wing tip, sc in same sp, 2 sc in the sides of each dc row, Rows 4-1, sc, in starting ch of wing tip, ch 4, (sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down ch, sc in starting ch of wing tip, 2 sc in the sides of each dc row, Rows 1-5. Do not break yarn.

(Sc, picot, sc) in 1st st of exposed Row 14 of upper wings, 15 sc, (sc, picot, sc) in next st (center of 3-dc), 17 sc, (sc, picot, sc) in next st, sc. Do not break yarn.

2 sc in sides of each dc row, Rows 15-22 of lower wings. Bind off.

Do not work last row of lower wing.

Wing Cartilage

Using pins, mark two straight lines on each wing from the peak of each wing to the picots on the bottom of each wing.

Using TEAL, loosely stitch a surface st (see Special Stitches), along the four marked straight lines.

Wing Attachment

Using pins, mark 10 sts centered on back of neck at Rnd 101, directly opposite the top of the belly scales.

Lay the wings on the back with the top borderless section between the wing tips and pin in place where stitches are marked. Lay the wings flat against the back.

The bottom of the wings should touch the last shortRnd of the body,Rnd 65, along the curve of the last short round. Pin wings in an arch over the last short round.

Wing SEA sewing tail from wings, sew bottom of wings to Rnd 65, sew through the body and through the flat part of the wing every few stitches straight up until you reach the other borderless section of wings pinned to Rnd 101, sewing through the back of the chains, sew wings to body between marked sts, sew back through the body and flat part of wings every few stitches straight down the back until you reach the bottom of wings again.

Back Spines

With TEAL, ch 66.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, hdc, (dc, picot (see Special Stitches), dc) in next st, hdc, sc, [sc, hdc, (dc, picot, dc) in next st, hdc, sc] 12 times. (13 spikes)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

With pins, mark a line from between the ears, straight down the back, to the curve of the tail. Sewing through the starting ch of the spines, sew spines to body along marked line.

Weave in all attachment ends when parts are positioned as desired.

All finished.

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