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Amigurumi,  Dragons,  Free Patterns,  Intermediate Amigurumi

Hatching Dragon Egg | Free Crochet Pattern

It’s hard to tell what is in this amigurumi egg. Is could be a baby dragon or a baby dinosaur. But for sure, this hatching egg crochet pattern will make you an adorable new friend, even if he is a little shy.

Hatching dragon egg free crochet pattern, from hooked by kati, pin

This hatching dragon is not quite ready to face the world, but he his tail just won’t fit in his egg any more, and a claw is all he can stretch out of his safe little egg.

This pattern can also be purchased as a Premium Pattern (printable, ad-free, downloadable .pdf file) here.  It can also be found on Etsy or Ravelry.

Complete Video Tutorial

Follow along on the written pattern. The video will refer to the round numbers and stitch counts given in the written pattern.

Hatching Dragon Egg

All patterns are written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Easy pattern. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), half-double crochet (hdc), treble crochet (tr), slip stitch (sl st), increases and decreases.

Gauge

Gauge is not important for this pattern.

Measurements

5.5″ tall x 5″ wide

Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver, 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn, <100 yds Spring Green (GRN), <100 yds. Dark Orchid (PUR), <200 yds Off White (WHT), <200 yds Black (BLK).
  • Furls Odyssey G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Two 25 mm safety eyes (Here is a tutorial on painting safety eyes.)
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers (if desired) 

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified by pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order specified by pattern.
  • Do not weave in ends of each part until the end. This allows for repositioning of parts if needed.
  • For more help with part attachment, check out “5 Tips for Perfect Amigurumi Part Attachment.”

Pattern Stitches

Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 1st ch.

Instructions

Claws

Loose toes

(Make 2)

With PUR, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: [sc, inc] twice. (6)

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 4: Change to GRN, [sc, inc] 3 times. (9)

Rnd 5-9: Sc evenly around.

Bind off and weave in ends. Do not stuff.

First Toe and Toe Attachment

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

Rnd 2: [sc, inc] twice. (6)

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 4: Change to GRN, [sc, inc] 3 times. (9)

Rnd 5-9: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: 4 sc on 1st loose toe, 9 sc on second loose toe, 5 sc on other side of 1st loose toe, 9 sc on starting toe. (27)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff toes.

With PUR, thread needle and sew two lines on each toe; the first line 1 stitch long, 2 rounds from the color change, the second 2 stitches long, 4 rounds from the color change. Repeat on each toe. Set aside.

Inside of Egg

With BLK, 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: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 8: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 10: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 11: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 12: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 14-25: Sc evenly around.

Insert safety eyes in Round 14, 2 stitches showing between eyes.

Rnd 26: [6 sc, dec] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 27: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 28: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 29: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 30: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Stuff firmly.

Rnd 31: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 32: 6 dec. (6)

Bind off leaving tail for sewing. Thread yarn through front loops of remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Tail

With GRN, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 3-5: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 6: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)

Rnd 7-10: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 11: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)

Rnd 12-16: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 17: [5 sc, inc] twice. (14)

Rnd 18-23: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 24: [6 sc, inc] twice. (16)

Rnd 25-31: Sc evenly around.

Stuff loosely.

Tail Ridges

With PUR, ch 32.

Row 1: 3 sc in second ch from hook, skip 1, sc, skip 1, 3 sc in next ch, [skip 1, sc, skip 1, 4 hdc in next ch] 3 times, skip 1, [sc, skip 2, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2] twice, sc in last ch.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Sew in a straight line along tail, with shortest ridges at narrowest end of tail.

Sew tail to Inside of Egg in a 4 st x 4 st square between Rounds 22-25, directly on the opposite side from the safety eyes.

Egg Shell

With WHT, 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: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 6: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 7: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 8: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 9: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 11: Sc, hdc, dc, (tr, picot, tr) in next st (see Pattern Notes), dc, hdc, 36 sc. Turn. (43)

You will now work back and forth around the shell. Rounds will have different stitch counts as the hole is created. For Rounds 11 – 21, even numbered rounds are worked counter-clockwise; odd numbered rounds are worked clockwise.)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, [6 sc, inc] 5 times. Turn. (40)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, 40 sc. Turn. (40)

Rnd 14: Ch 1, [7 sc, inc] 5 times. (45)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, 45 sc. Turn. (45)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, 44 sc, (leave 1 st unworked). Turn. (44)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, 41 sc, (leave last 3 sts unworked), ch 6. Turn. (41 sc, 6 ch)

Rnd 18: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 4 chs, 40 sc, 2 sc in last st, picot. Turn. (47 sc, 2 ch)

Rnd 19: 46 sc, 2 sc in last st, picot. Turn. (48)

Rnd 20: 45 sc, (leave 3 sts unworked). Turn. (45)

Rnd 21: Ch 1, 43 sc, (leave 2 sts unworked), ch 11. Do not turn. (44 sc, 10 ch)

Rnd 22: Partial round, working clockwise starting on 1st st of last round, 20 sc, picot. Turn. (20)

Rnd 23: 20 sc, 11 sc in ch-11 sp, 20 sc (leave last 3 sts unworked). Turn. (51)

Rnd 24: Ch 1, 51 sc. Turn. (51)

Rnd 25: Ch 1, 51 sc, ch 3, sc in 1st st on other side of tail hole. (This moves the starting st one to the left.) (51 sc, 3 ch)

Insert Inside of Egg into shell. Pull Tail through the tail hole first, then stretch Shell over the Inside of Egg so eyes are showing through the giant hole in the front of the shell. Work decreases around Inside of Egg to close Shell.  

Rnd 26: [dec, 7 sc] 5 times, dec, 3 sc, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc. (48)

Rnd 27: [dec, 6 sc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 28: [dec, 5 sc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 29: [dec, 4 sc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 30: [dec, 3 sc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 31: [dec, 2 sc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 32: [dec, sc] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 33: Dec 6 times. (6)

Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through front loops of remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Finishing

Press claws flat. Working through both layers of last round of Claws, sew to Inside of Egg, curling over the bottom edge of the Shell. Weave in ends.

With PUR, thread needle. Sew jagged lines to create the cracks in the Shell. Make sure to work over the edge of the Shell to make each crack go all the way to the edge.

Pull Tail around outside of Shell to the left. With a scrap of GRN, tack down the end of the tail to the body at Round 25. Tail will help egg sit upright. This can be done by threading the yarn through the Tail and the Shell twice, pulling tight, and binding off. Weave in ends.

Hatching dragon egg free crochet pattern, from hooked by kati, pin

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Yarn on,

Kati

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