The Dragon Cross Body Bag is a wonderful project. It is by far one of my best selling patterns. Many people have made their own dragon purses (in many cool colors too!) and had great success with it.
As you might have guessed, my nerdy side took hold and after a certain hard-to-watch episode of Game of Thrones, I decided a Frost Dragon purse needed to be made.
So I made some adjustments to the original pattern, and viola! Frost Dragon Cross Body Bag!
These are modifications to the original pattern, not the whole pattern. If you already have your copy of the Dragon Cross Body Bag, you are good to go! Just change the face frills, horns, and nostrils as directed below.
If you already have the Dragon Cross Body Bag pattern, you can download a printable addon of the Frost Dragon Modifications below.
(This is ONLY the modifications below. This does not include the whole Dragon Cross Body Bag pattern; it is intended as an addon for people who already have the Dragon Cross Body Bag pattern.)
If you DO NOT have your copy of the Dragon Cross Body Bag, get it here for only $4.50.
The newly updated pattern now includes the Frost Dragon Modifications on the end of the pattern. That’s two patterns for the price of one — the original Dragon and the Frost Dragon!
You can purchase the hardware here as well, via Etsy!
The original Dragon Cross Body Bag uses crocodile stitches in a triangle to texture the face. The Frost Dragon has four horns that angle away from his face, and the crocodile stitches from a ridge across his brow.
The Frost Dragon Mods also add slits for nostrils instead of large, round nostrils. This makes the nose seem more narrow.
Make Dragon Cross Body Bag bag section as instructed in Premium Pattern.
Stitch instructions for the Scale-st and Beg-scale are in the Dragon Cross Body Bag “Pattern Stitches” section.
The eyes are made using the same method, just make them in Turqua with Blue slits.
Frost Dragon Modifications
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as 1st V-st), [sk 2, sc in next ch, sk 2, V-st in next ch]3 times, sk 2, V-st in next ch, [sk 2, sc in next ch, sk 2, V-st in next ch]3 times. Turn. (8 V-sts, 6 sc)
Row 2: Beg-scale in first V-st, [sc in next st, Scale-st in next V-st] 3 times, Scale-st in next V-st, [sc in next st, Scale-st in next V-st] 3 times.
Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing.
Attach in triangle onto face with edges at corners at first row of hdc. At point of ridges, fingerpress outside edges of side-by-side scales down.
Large Horn (Make 2)
Rnd 1: Sc 4 in second ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: Sc evenly around. (4)
Rnd 3: Inc in each st around. (8)
Rnd 4: Sc evenly around. (8)
Rnd 5: [sc, inc] 4 times. (12)
Rnd 6: Sc evenly around. (12)
Rnd 7: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)
Rnd 8: Sc evenly around. (16)
Rnd 9: [3 sc, inc] 4 times. (20)
Rnd 10-13: Sc evenly around. (20)
Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Press flat and sew to purse at angle, overlapping corner.
Small Horn (Make 2)
Rnd 1: Sc 4 in second st from hook. (4)
Rnd 2-3: Sc evenly around. (4)
Rnd 4: Inc in each st around. (8)
Rnd 5: Sc evenly around. (8)
Rnd 6: [sc, inc] 4 times. (12)
Rnd 7: Sc evenly around. (12)
Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Press flat and sew to face, overlapping Large Horns.
With black, insert needle, back to front at 4th st in row 102. Insert needle front to back at 4th st in row 104. Repeat twice. Repeat on other side, from other edge of nostril.
Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.