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Textured Dragon Egg | Free Crochet Pattern

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The latest amigurumi pattern isn’t really an amigurumi at all. But it is a great addition to your amigurumi dragon collection.

I always wanted to create a dragon egg to go with my other yarn dragons. One day, I found a bunch of huge plastic eggson clearance after Easter. (Even now, in November, there were some at my local Joann’s, and I know you can get them online year round.) I had planned to just paint them or something for Halloween decorations, but decided that they needed more texture, and crochet was just the way to create it.

The Textured Dragon Egg was originally offered last year as a prize for a small scavenger hunt, but now it is offered here on the blog, for free, and as a Premium Pattern, which has two additional options for sizes.

Construction

This Textured Dragon Egg can be crocheted around a large plastic, styrofoam, or paper mache egg or stuffed with Polyfil to make a plushy-style egg.

The texture takes these crochet eggs from ordinary to extraordinary, but it is easy to learn and works up fast.

It is a simple spike-st pattern, and I’ve worked out the increases and decreases for you as well so you never have to break the pattern as the egg grows.

And as an extra bonus for the Premium Pattern, you get two additional sizes, one larger and one smaller, so you can make a wide variety of eggs for your collection!

This pattern is also available as a Premium Pattern! Premium Patterns are ad-free, printable .pdf files, professionally formatted and edited, with extra tutorial photos not available in the free version, and print-only perks, like checkboxes for every round*!

Premium Patterns are available in the Hooked by Kati Shop, Ravelry, and Etsy.

Textured Dragon Egg | Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern is written in English, in US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

You Need to Know

Chains (ch), single crochet (sc), increases and decreases. 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 Advanced Techniques:

  • How to shape using increases and decreases
  • How to work an alternating stitch pattern in the round
  • How to add texture to a 3D object

Supplies

  • Big Twist Value yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 380 yds/6 oz/170 g, Any Desired Color: Main Color (MC), 1 ball.
  • G (4.00 mm) Furls hook
  • Large plastic/foam/paper Easter Egg (pattern written for egg 8” tall)
  • Polyfil stuffing (if not using plastic egg)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers

Measurements

Medium: 8.5” tall x 17.5” circumference at widest point

(Additional sizes offered in the Premium Pattern)

Gauge

In [Spike-st, sc] pattern, 8 sts x 10 rnds = 2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern.
  • Check the fit of the piece over the egg, starting at the pointy end, about every 5 rounds.
  • When working increases, there will be rows that do not follow the pattern of “spike-st in sc, sc in spike-st.” This is normal and should only last for a single round after an increase round to even out the alternating stitches again.

Special Stitches

  • Spike-st – Spike stitch single crochet: Insert hook into st one row below working st, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.

Video Pattern

This pattern also has an accompanying video! It walks through the entire free pattern, with row labels throughout.

https://youtu.be/O74wd5HwdT0

This pattern video uses Red Heart Super Saver Ombre yarn and a Furls Odyssey hook.

Instructions

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Crochet Egg Pattern

With MC, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Spike-st, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [sc, spike-st, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [Spike-st, sc] 12 times.

Rnd 6: [Sc, spike-st] 12 times.

Rnd 7: [Spike-st, sc, spike-st, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 8: [Sc, spike-st] 15 times.

Rnd 9: [Spike-st, sc] 15 times.

Rnd 10: [Sc, spike-st, sc, spike-st, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 11: [Spike-st, sc] 18 times.

Rnd 12: [Sc, spike-st] 18 times.

Rnd 13: *[Spike-st, sc] twice, spike-st, inc, repeat from * 5 more times. (42)

Rnd 14: [Sc, spike-st] 21 times.

Rnd 15: [Spike-st, sc] 21 times.

Rnd 16: *[Sc, spike-st] 3 times, inc, repeat from * 5 more times. (48)

Rnd 17: [Spike-st, sc] 24 times.

Rnd 18: [Sc, spike-st] 24 times.

Rnd 19: Repeat Rnd 17.

Rnd 20: Repeat Rnd 18.

Rnd 21: *Spike-st, [sc, spike-st] 3 times, inc, repeat from * 5 more times. (54)

Rnd 22: [Sc, spike-st] 27 times.

Rnd 23: [Spike-st, sc] 27 times.

Rnd 24: Repeat Rnd 22.

Rnd 25: Repeat Rnd 23.

Rnd 26: *[Sc, spike-st] 4 times, inc, repeat from * 5 more times. (60)

Rnd 27: [Spike-st, sc] 30 times.

Rnd 28: [Sc, spike-st] 30 times.

Rnds 29-44: Repeat Rnds 27-28 eight times.

Rnd 45: Repeat Rnd 27.

Insert plastic egg before beginning decreases. If last round is at all tight on egg, add 2 more rounds in the pattern until there is room to work decreases without stretching stitches.

Rnd 46: *[Sc, spike-st] 4 times, dec, repeat from * 5 more times. (54)

Rnd 47: [Spike-st, sc] 27 times.

Rnd 48: [Sc, spike-st] 27 times.

Rnd 49: *Spike-st, [sc, spike-st] 3 times, dec, repeat from * 5 more times. (48)

Rnd 50: [Sc, spike-st] 24 times.

Rnd 51: [Spike-st, sc] 24 times.

Rnd 52: *[Sc, spike-st] 3 times, dec, repeat from * 5 more times. (42)

If using stuffing, begin stuffing here.

Rnd 53: [Spike-st, sc] 21 times.

Rnd 54: [Sc, spike-st] 21 times.

Rnd 55: *Spike-st, [sc, spike-st] twice, dec, repeat from * 5 more times. (36)

Rnd 56: *[Sc, spike-st] twice, dec, repeat from * 5 more times. (30)

Rnd 57: [Spike-st, sc, spike-st, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 58: [Sc, spike-st, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 59: [Spike-st, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 60 : Dec 6 times. (6)

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

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Textured Crochet Dragon Egg pattern

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Find more free patterns like this at allfreecrochet.com.

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