Wonder the Birthday Dragon | Premium Pattern



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This is a PATTERN for crochet only, designed to help you make your very own Wonder the Birthday Dragon.

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

Need a gift for a special birthday boy or girl? Something adorable, but totally unique? Wonder the Birthday Dragon is the perfect gift! Just imagine their faces when they pull a big fluffy cupcake out of the gift box, and on top is a sleepy, adorable baby dragon, who fell asleep before he could blow out his first candle. 

Wonder the Birthday Dragon pattern 2.0 is designed to be easy to read. Whether you are a confident beginner or an expert plushy artist, this pattern comes equipped with everything you need to succeed. When you are finished with your project you will have learned new and useful skills for your art form and created a beautiful piece to cherish.

Updated Premium Patterns now include checkboxes to keep you on track and organized, color coding when needed, and helpful tutorial photos right where you need them (and none where you don’t). 

Confident you can do it without helpful photos or checkboxes? This pattern is also available for free in a text-only format (not downloadable) at www.hookedbykati.com.

You Need to Know: chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), front post double crochet (fpdc), 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!

For a quick refresher of these basic skills, go to www.hookedbykati.com/basics

You Will Practice Intermediate Techniques:

  • How to shape 3D objects using increases and decreases
  • How to add texture to your amigurumi
  • How to use pins to perfectly place and attach amigurumi parts
  • How to curve 3D crochet using short rounds
  • How to crochet on the surface of a 3D object


  • Red Heart With Love yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 370 yds/7 oz/198 g, Santorini (SAN), 1 ball; Sweet Pink (PNK), 1 ball; Jadite (JAD), 1 ball; Aran (ARAN), < 1 ball; White (WHT), < 1 ball; Black (BLK), < 1 ball; Boysenberry (BOYS), < 1 ball; scraps of Daffodil (DAFF), Lettuce (LETT), Mallard (MALL), and Mango (MANG).
  • G (4.00 mm) hook
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Slicker brush or hairbrush
  • Straight pins


10” tall x 7” wide

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You may sell products made by this pattern, but please link back to hookedbykati.com or credit Hooked By Kati on the craft fair tag.  Do not copy this pattern for distribution or sale; that’s not nice and slightly illegal.

All my patterns come with unlimited help from me. If you run into a snag, drop me a line! I respond quickly and will help any way I can to clarify any confusion or challenging stitches.

A selection of free patterns, tutorials, and fun crochet articles can also be found at www.hookedbykati.com

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