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Vincent the Dragon crochet amigurumi pattern Hooked by Kati
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Vincent the Dragon | Free Crochet Pattern

Vincent the Dragon is here! He is large and would like to be in charge, but he will ask politely. Vincent is the much-anticipated design based on my original Dragonling that started my whole amigurumi journey.

So here he is, your large crochet dragon and the perfect cosplay shoulder dragon.

Image of dragon toy on shoulder. Whether you love him for his snuggly size, his sweet face, or his function as a shoulder accessory, Vincent the Dragon is a great project. The amigurumi crochet pattern is free to view online with a 20-page printable .pdf available for purchase.

Dragons are a symbol of wonder, wisdom, and imagination — three things I think this world needs more of. I have loved dragons for years, long before the Game of Thrones trend. I’m a huge nerd, and fantasy is no exception.

Construction

Yes, he is large. I would not recommend Vincent for your very first amigurumi pattern, although if you are a fast learner and you are ready to take on some new techniques in shaping, he is very fun to make. 

With this in mind, I would strong urge you to pay the little bit and purchase the Premium Pattern on this one. It’s a BIG 22+ page pattern, FULL of extra photo tutorials that just wouldn’t fit on the blog.

His tail curves around using short rows, and the natural twist of working in the round is played to our advantage so that his tail twists and curves, allowing it to lay naturally over your shoulder or the edge of a table. (I prefer him on my shoulder, but — as I’ve said before — I’m a nerd.)

His belly scales are added after his neck and body are assembled to bring him together, and they bend a bit to follow the curve of his body. 

His claws are worked directly onto the ends of his legs, so there is some branching involved, but nothing you can’t handle. Use the Skinny Amigurumi Parts tutorial to help with those rascally toes. 

And his wings are unique. Vincent’s wings are the first pattern I have ever written that uses wire. You will make a long tube (there again, use that Skinny Parts tutorial) and then put the wire in the tube and close it up. Then sew the wing flaps to the wired frame. The wings are in one piece so they attach to the body in a straight line and won’t flop around as much. 

For lots of bonus photos and tutorials, purchase this pattern as a Premium Pattern for only $7.00 (printable, ad-free, downloadable .pdf file) here.  It can also be found on Etsy or Ravelry

Vincent the Dragon Amigurumi

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

Difficulty: Advanced. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), back loops only (BLO), increases and decreases. Knowledge of amigurumi part attachment is recommended. Pattern uses short rounds for shaping.

Measurements

20” long x 12” tall, tail hangs 9” below shelf

 Gauge

8 sts x 8 rows in sc = 2” x 2”

Supplies

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order as directed.
  • Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case pieces require repositioning.
  • 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. This will create the curve of the tail.
  • When instructed, an additional sc will be added at the end of a round to move the starting stitch of the next round to the left. This will keep the curves in a straight line.
  • On pieces containing short rounds, stuff firmly to blend texture of stitches.
  • Ch-2 at beginning of round counts as dc.

Special Stitches

  • Bobble-st – Bobble stitch: [Yo, insert hook into st, 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 sc – Surface single crochet: With loop on hook, insert hook around post or between stitches of finished work, pull up a loop, yo, pull through both loops on hook. Work single crochets on top of finished work.
  • Sc join – Single crochet join: 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.
  • Surface st – Surface stitch – With slip knot behind work, insert hook front to back through work, pull up slip knot, insert hook in next stitch of finished work, pull up a loop, pull through loop on hook. Insert hook front to back into next st of finished work, pull up a loop, pull through loop on hook.

Instructions

Head

With EVER, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (10)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 5 times. (15)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 5 times. (20)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 5 times. (25)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: Bobble-st (see Pattern Stitches), 8 sc, bobble-st, 15 sc. (23 sc, 2 bobbles)

Rnds 8-11: Sc evenly around. (25)

Press bobbles inward, creating nostrils.

Rnd 12: [4 sc, inc] 5 times. (30)

Rnds 13-14: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 15: [5 sc, inc] 5 times. (35)

Rnds 16-17: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 18: [6 sc, inc] 5 times. (40)

Rnds 19-21: Sc evenly around.

Insert safety eyes after round 15, aligned with nostrils, 9 sts showing between eyes. Make sure slits are facing vertical when looking at head from the side.

Rnd 22: [6 sc, dec] 5 times. (35)

Rnd 23: [5 sc, dec] 5 times. (30)

Rnd 24: [4 sc, dec] 5 times. (25)

Rnd 25: [3 sc, dec] 5 times. (20)

Stuff.

Rnd 26: [2 sc, dec] 5 times. (15)

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 EVER, surface sl st (see Pattern Stitches) in stitch on outside of nostril on Round 7, 5 surface sc (see Pattern Stitches) around upper edge of nostril, 4 surface sc toward point of nose, surface sl st between rounds 2 and 3. 

Repeat on other nostril.

These can be tricky, but this video tutorial can help.

Eyebrows

(Make 2)

With EVER, ch 7.

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

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Sew through back of starting chain to face in an arch directly over safety eyes.

 Nose Horn

With ARAN, ch 2.

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

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

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around.

Bind of leaving long tail for sewing.

Attach to snout between nostrils, between Rounds 6 and 8.

Horns

(Make 2)

With ARAN, ch 2.

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

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

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnds 4-5: Sc evenly around.

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

Rnd 7: (WS)(Short rnd) (see Pattern Notes) Do not chain, 5 sc, leave remaining 5 sts unworked, turn. (5)

Rnd 8: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 5 sc. (5)

Rnd 9: (RS)Continuing on unworked sts from two rounds back, 10 sc. (10)

Rnd 10: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)

Rnd 11: Sc evenly around, 6 sc to move starting st to other side, turn. (12)

Rnd 12: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, leave remaining 6 sts unworked, turn. (6)

Rnd 13: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 14: (RS)Continuing on unworked sts from two rounds back, 12 sc. (12)

Rnd 15: [5 sc, inc] twice. (14)

Rnd 16: Sc evenly around, sc to move starting st, turn. (14)

Rnd 17: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 7 sc, leave remaining 7 sts unworked, turn. (7)

Rnd 18: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 7 sc. (7)

Rnd 19: (RS)Continuing on unworked sts from two rounds back, 14 sc. (14)

Rnd 20: [6 sc, inc] twice. (16)

Rnd 21: Sc evenly around.

Stuff.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Attach horns to head between rounds 22 and 26, arching back away from face, 1 stitch between horns.

For more on open-ended part attachment, read 5 Tips for Perfect Amigurumi Part Attachment.

Vincent the Dragon amigurumi close up

Neck

With EVER, ch 2.

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

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

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around. (12)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 4 times. (20)

Rnds 6-8: Sc evenly around. (20)

Rnd 9: [4 sc, inc] 4 times. (24)

Rnds 10-12: Sc evenly around. (24)

Rnd 13: [5 sc, inc] 4 times. (28)

Rnds 14-17: Sc evenly around. (28)

Rnd 18: [6 sc, inc] 4 times. (32)

Rnds 19-22: Sc evenly around. (32)

Rnd 23: [7 sc, inc] 4 times. (36)

Rnd 24-27: Sc evenly around. (36)

Rnd 28: [8 sc, inc] 4 times. (40)

Rnds 29-36: Sc evenly around. (40)

Rnd 37: [3 sc, dec] 8 times. (32)

Rnd 38: [2 sc, dec] 8 times. (24)

Stuff firmly.

Rnd 39: [sc, dec] 8 times. (16)

Rnd 40: Dec 8 times. (8)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 8 sts. Pull tightly to close. Weave in ends. 

Tail/Torso

Note: Tail will have a natural twist as it curves.

With EVER, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnds 4-5: Sc evenly around.

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

Rnds 7-8: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: [4 sc, inc] twice, turn. (12)

Rnd 10: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, leave remaining 6 sts unworked, turn. (6)

Rnd 11: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 12: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from two round back, 12 sc. (12)

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around.

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

Rnd 15: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 7 sc, leave remaining 7 sts unworked, turn. (7)

Rnd 16: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 7 sc. (7)

Rnd 17: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from two round back, 14 sc. (14)

Rnd 18: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 19: [6 sc, inc] twice. (16)

Rnd 20: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining 8 sts unworked, turn. (8)

Rnd 21: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc. (8)

Rnd 22: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from two round back, 16 sc. (16)

Rnd 23: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 24: [7 sc, inc] twice. (18)

Rnd 25: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 9 sc, leave remaining 9 sts unworked, turn. (9)

Rnd 26: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 9 sc. (9)

Rnd 27: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from two round back, 18 sc. (18)

Rnd 28: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 29: [8 sc, inc] twice. (20)

Rnd 30: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 10 sc, leave remaining 10 sts unworked, turn. (10)

Rnd 31: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 10 sc. (10)

Rnd 32: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from two round back, 20 sc. (20)

Rnd 33: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 34: [9 sc, inc] twice. (22)

Rnd 35: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 11 sc, leave remaining 11 sts unworked, turn. (11)

Rnd 36: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 11 sc. (11)

Rnd 37: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from two round back, 22 sc. (22)

Rnd 38: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 39: [10 sc, inc] twice. (24)

Rnd 40: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 12 sc, leave remaining 12 sts unworked, turn. (12)

Rnd 41: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 12 sc. (12)

Rnd 42: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from two round back, 24 sc. (24)

Rnd 43: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 44: [11 sc, inc] twice. (26)

Rnd 45: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 13 sc, leave remaining 13 sts unworked, turn. (13)

Rnd 46: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 13 sc. (13)

Rnd 47: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from two round back, 26 sc. (26)

Rnd 48: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 49: [12 sc, inc] twice. (28)

Rnd 50: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 14 sc, leave remaining 14 sts unworked, turn. (14)

Rnd 51: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 14 sc. (14)

Rnd 52: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from two round back, 28 sc. (28)

Rnd 53: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 54: [13 sc, inc] twice. (30)

Rnd 55: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 15 sc, leave remaining 15 sts unworked, turn. (15)

Rnd 56: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 15 sc. (15)

Rnd 57: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from two round back, 30 sc. (30)

Rnd 58: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 59: [14 sc, inc] twice. (32)

Rnd 60: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 16 sc, leave remaining 16 sts unworked, turn. (16)

Rnd 61: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 16 sc. (16)

Rnd 62: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from two round back, 32 sc. (32)

Rnd 63: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 64: [15 sc, inc] twice. (34)

Rnd 65: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 17 sc, leave remaining 17 sts unworked, turn. (17)

Rnd 66: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 17 sc. (17)

Rnd 67: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from two round back, 34 sc. (34)

Rnd 68: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 69: [16 sc, inc] twice. (36)

Rnd 70: Sc evenly around.

Stuff tail.

Rnd 71: Sc evenly around, turn.

Rnd 72: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 34 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (34)

Rnd 73: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 32 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (32)

Rnd 74: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 30 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (30)

Rnd 75: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 28 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (28)

Rnd 76: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 26 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (26)

Rnd 77: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 24, sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (24)

Rnd 78: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 22 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (22)

Rnd 79: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 20 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (20)

Rnd 80: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 18 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (18)

Rnd 81: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 16 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (16)

Rnd 82: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 14 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (14)

Rnd 83: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 12 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (12)

Rnd 84: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 10 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (10)

Rnd 85: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (8)

Rnd 86: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (6)

Rnd 87: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 88: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from previous rounds, 36 sc. (36)

Rnds 89-115: Sc evenly around.

Stuff.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

 Set torso on flat surface (desk or table) with tail hanging off the edge. Torso will lay parallel to the edge of the table. Position neck vertically on table at open end of torso. Attach torso to neck at a 90-degree angle with yarn tail from torso. Add extra stuffing before finishing attachment. 

back view Vincent the Dragon

Belly Scales

With LETT, ch 10.

Work in BLO throughout piece.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 8 sc, turn. (9)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, 9 sc, turn. (9)

Row 4: Ch 1, inc, 7 sc, inc, turn. (11)

Rows 5-9: Ch 1, 11 sc, turn. (11)

Row 10: Ch 1, inc, 9 sc, inc, turn. (13)

Rows 11-14: Ch 1, 13 sc, turn. (13)

Row 15: Ch 1, inc, 11 sc, inc, turn. (15)

Rows 16-19: Ch 1, 15 sc, turn. (15)

Row 20: Ch 1, inc, 13 sc, inc, turn. (17)

Row 21-24: Ch 1, 17 sc, turn. (17)

Row 25: Ch 1, dec, 13 sc, dec, turn. (15)

Row 26-55: Ch 1, 15 sc, turn. (15)

Row 56: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), 4 dc, 5 hdc, 5 sc, turn. (15)

Row 57: Ch 1, 5 sc, 5 hdc, 4 dc, dc in top of ch-3, turn. (15)

Rows 58-65: Repeats rows 56-57 four more times.

Row 66: Ch 1, dec, 13 sc, turn. (14)

Rows 67-69: Ch 1, 14 sc, turn. (14)

Row 70: Ch 1, dec, 12 sc, turn. (13)

Row 71-73: Ch 1, 13 sc, turn. (13)

Row 74: Ch 1, dec, 11 sc, turn. (12)

Rows 75-77: Ch 1, 12 sc, turn. (12)

Row 78: Ch 1, dec, 10 sc, turn. (11)

Rows 79-81: Ch 1, 11 sc, turn. (11)

Row 82: Ch 1, dec, 9 sc, turn. (10)

Rows 83-85: Ch 1, 10 sc, turn. (10)

Row 86: Ch 1, dec, 8 sc, turn. (9)

Rows 87-89: Ch 1, 9 sc, turn. (9)

Row 90: Ch 1, dec, 7 sc, turn. (8)

Rows 91-92: Ch 1, 8 sc, turn. (8)

Row 93: Ch 1, dec, 6 sc, turn. (7)

Row 94: Ch 1, 7 sc, turn. (7)

Row 95: Ch 1, dec, 5 sc, turn. (6)

Row 96: Ch 1, 6 sc, turn. (6)

Row 97: Ch 1, dec, 4 sc, turn. (5)

Row 98: Ch 1, 5 sc, turn. (5)

Row 99: Ch 1, dec, 3 sc, turn. (4)

Row 100: Ch 1, 4 sc, turn. (4)

Row 101: Ch 1, dec, 2 sc, turn (3)

Row 102: Ch 1, 3 sc, turn. (3)

Row 103: Ch 1, dec, sc, turn. (2)

Row 104: Ch 1, 2 sc, turn. (2)

Row 105: Change to EVER. Ch 1, in both loops, 2 sc, sc around outside edge of belly scales, working 1 sc into the end of each sc row and 2 sc into the end of each dc row. Sl st in 1st st to join.

Bind off leaving very long tail for sewing.

Pin belly scales with starting chain at Round 7 of the neck, passing under the neck, and running the length of the body. The belly scales will end about 15 rounds from the tip of the tail. Using yarn tail and sewing through EVER border only, sew belly scales to neck, torso, and tail.

Using yarn tail from head, sew head to neck. Align center point of last round of head to center point of first round of neck. Sew head at a downward tilt between Rounds 1 and 10 on the neck.

For more on attaching round parts using pins as markers, read this.

 Front Leg

(Make 2)

Leg and First Toe

With EVER, 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)

Rnds 6-7: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 8: [8 sc, dec] 3 times. (27)

Rnd 9: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: [7 sc, dec] 3 times. (24)

Rnd 11: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 12: [6 sc, dec] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 14: [5 sc, dec] 3 times. (18)

Rnd 15: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 16: [4 sc, dec] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 17: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 18: Sc evenly around, turn.

Rnd 19: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 13 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (13)

Rnd 20: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 11 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (11)

Rnd 21: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 9 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (9)

Rnd 22: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 7 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (7)

Rnd 23: (WS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 5 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (5)

Rnd 24: (RS)(Short rnd) Do not chain, 5 sc. (5)

Rnd 25: (RS)Continuing on unworked sts from previous 6 rounds, 15 sc. (15)

Rnd 26: [3 sc, dec] 3 times. (12)

Rnds 27-36: Sc evenly around.

Stuff leg, leaving thigh loosely stuffed.

Rnd 37: Inc in each st around. (24)

(Begin first toe. Do not cut yarn)

Rnd 38: Skip 18, sc 6. Leave skipped stitches unworked. (6)

Rnds 39-41: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 42: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 43: Sc evenly around.

Stuff toe.

Rnd 44: [2 sc, dec] twice. (6)

Rnd 45: Change to ARAN. Sc evenly around.

Rnd 46: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)

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

 Second Toe

Rnd 1: Sc join (see Pattern Stitches) in 1st skipped st of Rnd 38, 2 sc, skip 12, 3 sc. Leave skipped stitches unworked. (6)

Rnds 2-4: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Stuff toe.

Rnd 7: [2 sc, dec] twice. (6)

Rnd 8: Change to ARAN. Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)

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

 Third Toe

Rnd 1: Sc join in next skipped st of Rnd 38, 2 sc, skip 6, 3 sc. Leave skipped stitches unworked. (6)

Rnds 2-4: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Stuff toe.

Rnd 7: [2 sc, dec] twice. (6)

Rnd 8: Change to ARAN. Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)

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

Fourth Toe

Rnd 1: Sc join in next skipped st of Rnd 38, 5 sc. (6)

Rnds 2-4: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Stuff toe.

Rnd 7: [2 sc, dec] twice. (6)

Rnd 8: Change to ARAN. Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)

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

Align front legs to neck so that the elbow, forearm, and claw are flush with the flat surface and the elbow is out in front of the body. Mark with pins where the legs touch the neck. Attach legs to neck along the pins.

For help with part attachment, check out the Easy Peasy Joining for Round Amigurumi Parts.

Bend claws down so points of claws touch the flat surface. 

Rear Legs

(Make 2)

Leg and First Toe

With EVER, 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: Skip 12, 12 sc. Leave skipped stitches unworked to use for thigh in a later step. (12)

Rnds 6-15: Sc evenly around. (12)

Rnd 16: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

(Begin first toe. Do not cut yarn.)

Rnd 17: 3 sc, skip 12, 3 sc. Leave skipped stitches unworked. (6)

Stuff leg to knee.

Rnds 18-21: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 22: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 23: Sc evenly around.

Stuff toe.

Rnd 24: [2 sc, dec] twice. (6)

Rnd 25: Change to ARAN. Sc evenly around.

Rnd 26: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)

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

Second Rear Toe

Rnd 1:  Sc join into 1st skipped st of Rnd 17, 2 sc, skip 6, 3 sc. Leave skipped stitches unworked. (6)

Rnds 2-5: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 6: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 7: Sc evenly around.

Stuff toe.

Rnd 8: [2 sc, dec] twice. (6)

Rnd 9: Change to ARAN. Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)

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

Third Rear Toe

Rnd 1: Sc join into next skipped st of Rnd 17, 5 sc. (6)

Rnds 2-5: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 6: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 7: Sc evenly around.

Stuff toe.

Rnd 8: [2 sc, dec] twice. (6)

Rnd 9: Change to ARAN. Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)

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

Thigh

Rnd 1: Sc join on 1st skipped st of Rnd 5, 11 sc. (12)

Rnd 2: [3 sc, inc] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 3: [4 sc, inc] 3 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 5: [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (24)

Rnd 6: [7 sc, inc] 3 times. (27)

Rnd 7: [8 sc, inc] 3 times. (30)

Rnd 8: [9 sc, inc] 3 times. (33)

Rnd 9: [10 sc, inc] 3 times. (36)

Rnd 10: [11 sc, inc] 3 times. (39)

Rnd 11: [12 sc, inc] 3 times. (42)

Rnds 12-13: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 14: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 15: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 16: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 17: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Loosely stuff thigh to knee.

Rnd 18: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 19: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Bend leg at knee so thigh and lower leg touch. Do not permanently stitch leg into bent position so hind leg remains flexible from the knee down.  

Position with the leg bent, foot facing the body. The left leg will be in the positioned over the largest curve of the torso. Pin where thigh and torso/tail meet. Attach thigh along the pins.

Repeat with right rear leg so the end of the thighs attach at the same round on either side of the torso.

Wing Bones

With EVER, ch 2.

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

Rnds 2-88: Sc evenly around. (6)

Insert wire into tube.

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

 Measure 4” from each end. Bend 90 degrees at both marks in the same direction. 

picture of dragon wings construction

Wings

With LETT, ch 17.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 15 sc, turn. (16)

Row 2: Ch 1, 14 sc, dec, turn. (15)

Row 3: Ch 1, 15 sc, turn. (15)

Row 4: Ch 1, 13 sc, dec, turn. (14)

Row 5: Ch 1, 14 sc, turn. (14)

Row 6: Ch 1, 12 sc, dec, turn. (13)

Row 7: Ch 1, 13 sc, turn. (13)

Row 8: Ch 1, 11 sc, dec, turn. (12)

Row 9: Ch 1, 12 sc, turn. (12)

Row 10: Ch 1, 10 sc, dec, turn. (11)

Row 11: Ch 1, 11 sc, turn. (11)

Row 12: Ch 1, 9 sc, dec, turn. (10)

Row 13: Ch 1, 10 sc, turn. (10)

Row 14: Ch 1, 8 sc, dec, turn. (9)

Row 15: Ch 1, 9 sc, turn. (9)

Row 16: Ch 1, 7 sc, dec, turn. (8)

Row 17: Ch 1, 8 sc, turn. (8)

Row 18: Ch 1, 6 sc, dec, turn. (7)

Row 19: Ch 1, 7 sc, turn. (7)

Row 20: Ch 1, 5 sc, dec, turn. (6)

Row 21: Ch 1, 6 sc, turn. (6)

Row 22: Ch 1, 4 sc, dec, turn. (5)

Rows 23-31: Ch 1, 5 sc, turn. (5)

Row 32: Ch 1, 4 sc, inc, turn. (6)

Row 33: Ch 1, 6 sc, turn. (6)

Row 34: Ch 1, 5 sc, inc, turn. (7)

Row 35: Ch 1, 7 sc, turn. (7)

Row 36: Ch 1, 6 sc, inc, turn. (8)

Row 37: Ch 1, 8 sc, turn. (8)

Row 38: Ch 1, 7 sc, inc, turn. (9)

Row 39: Ch 1, 9 sc, turn. (9)

Row 40: Ch 1, 8 sc, inc, turn. (10)

Row 41: Ch 1, 10 sc, turn. (10)

Row 42: Ch 1, 9 sc, inc, turn. (11)

Row 43: Ch 1, 11 sc, turn. (11)

Row 44: Ch 1, 10 sc, inc, turn. (12)

Row 45: Ch 1, 12 sc, turn. (12)

Row 46: Ch 1, 11 sc, inc, turn. (13)

Row 47: Ch 1, 13 sc, turn. (13)

Row 48: Ch 1, 12 sc, inc, turn. (14)

Row 49: Ch 1, 14 sc, turn. (14)

Row 50: Ch 1, 13 sc, inc, turn. (15)

Row 51: Ch 1, 15 sc, turn. (15)

Row 52: Ch 1, 14 sc, inc, turn. (16)

Row 53: Ch 1, 16 sc. (16)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

 Stretch wings across wing bones, attaching wing to either side and the inside of the long edge.

 Surface st (see Pattern Notes) 3 lines from bottom of wing to peak of wing, evenly spaced apart. 

Vincent the Dragon amigurumi crochet pattern surface crochet wing diagram

Pin wing at rows 23 and 31 (the small section in the middle). Fold wires up at these two points, leaving a short section in the middle. Sew this short, flat section to the torso in the center of the back, where the torso meets the neck. Position as desired. 

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Image of Vincent. Whether you love him for his snuggly size, his sweet face, or his function as a shoulder accessory, Vincent the Dragon is a great project. The amigurumi crochet pattern is free to view online with a 20-page printable .pdf available for purchase.
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92 Comments

  • s p

    i would appreciate it very much if i could contact someone to make me a Vincent the Dragon.

    do you sell your products?

    you may contact me via email.

    thanks sp

    • kerri

      Hi. i have a couple of projects i need to finish but i would be happy to help out if you really want one made for you.

      Best wishes

      Kerri

  • Kim

    I am almost finished Vincent. Just need to attach his limbs, wing and head. I just did the surface slip stitches on his belly I’m not sure if I just skipped reading the instructions or they’re not there 😊. I love the look the surface slip stitch gives but I can definitely say I’m not a fan of doing it…..lol. Love the pattern, thank you for sharing your amazing work 😊

  • Alison Scher

    Hi there!

    I’m obsessed with this dragon pattern! It’s perfect for what I want to do, only it’s too big. If I pay you, could you shrink this down so the dragon stands around 10 inches give or take?

    thanks so much!

  • Joanne Haigler

    I am glad I found this pattern. Needed a pattern for a dragon, so I did a google search. Vincent came up. So far I have done the head, now working on neck. I have learned several new techniques-curves and invisible decrease. The instructions are very clear so far. Loving it. Planning to make two for my friend’s boys, who love dragons. I may even have to make one for myself!

  • Anonymous

    He’s beautiful! Thank you so much for the pattern! I am almost 13 and I think I’m about a beginner, maybe intermediate. But my work matches your pictures, so I think I can do it. This dragon is amazing! Again, thanks!

    • Kati | Hooked by Kati

      Check your spam folder. Look for either your Ravelry or Etsy confirmation email and there is a link there. If you still have trouble, please email me directly.

  • Umi

    Currently in the middle of making this gorgeous creature. Loving the process of learning the techniques used. Dreading the continuous rounds of sc since I tend to miscount the stitches and/or lose my spot. Regardless, seeing how this piece comes together with every stitch is very satisfying, even within all the frustration it may cause. Great work.

  • Penny

    Hi there, for round 5 of the rear legs – it says to leave 12 stitches unworked and continue to sc around for the next rows. Do you slip stitch the unworked 12 sc in each round or turn at the end? Many thanks

  • Jan Schafer

    I love Vinent! He was fun to make and a bit of a challenge on his feet but when I just let go and did it one step at a time he came together. He is for my soon to be 5 year old grandson’s birthday. Thank you so much for this Awesome baby. I posted a picture on my facebook.

  • Jade

    Hi, I love this pattern. It is intended to be a 60th birthday present when I am finished. Fingers crossed I manage to pull it off. Thank you so much! I just have a quick question. I am struggling to understand how to make the nostril flares and eyebrows. Are there any video tutorials you can point me in the direction of to understand this further? Thanks again!

  • Jenny Curtis

    Vincent the Dragon is well written and easy to follow! I am beyond thrilled that my project is almost complete! I am making him for my grandson. I had to enlist the hubby’s help for the wing support wire as I could not find the insulated kind Required but we used a clothes hanger and slipped it into a section of oxygen tubing. Hubby bent small circles in each end so I could secure them from popping out with a couple stitches. Thank you so much for letting us use the pattern!

  • Jacki wray

    I have never ran into WS and RS not sure what to do I know it mean wrong side and right side but how can you have a wrong side and a right side when you are working in rounds
    I am presently working on the torsal
    Can you help please

    • admin

      The short round section involves turning and working in the other direction of the round. To keep those rounds easy to understand, I added the RS/WS so you would know if you were working in the correct direction or not.

  • Kim Vanderleest

    I crochet lots of Dragon’s and this one is by far my favorite! Your pattern is so well written! Would love to send you a pic of my Vincent the Dragon just completed.

  • Danna Pinzon

    Kati You had creative ideas and this is the hardest one because it’s so large!!! You are like a Master Crochet Builder!!!!!! once crocheted a king size blanket and it is full of different colors!! It also takes 1 month and a half to make!!!! Keep it up keep going to make more patterns!!!!!

    • Donna Fleming

      Love your patterns. Thanks for sharing. I’d love to make the dragon and unicorn for my grandkids I have a few other patterns I’m working on atm but hope to find your pattern again when I’m able to work on them Thanks again

  • Julie Cox

    Hi this is a question I’ve looked everywhere for a pattern of the dragon of John Lewis Christmas advert his name is Willbur , I live in the UK , could you help in anyway thanks

  • Elizabeth

    Hello! Round 14 does not tell you to turn, but the next round still says to work on the wrong side. Was that just a typo or am I missing a step? Thank you!

    • Susan Roberts

      Hi Kati
      I can’t wait to start making Vincent the Dragon but am not sure about how much wool to get. If i get three 100g balls of Evergreen and one ball of Lettuce green will I have enough wool to make him. Best wishes.

  • Amy

    I love this pattern! I actually haven’t made any amigurumi yet and am using this as my beginner’s pattern and slaying it! I do have a question thought- on the horns on the short rounds, what does “SC to move starting stitch” mean? I’m assuming it’s something extra in addition to turning the work, but I cannot figure it out for the life of me! Thanks for the awesome pattern- I’m so happy I found your site!

    • admin

      I’m so glad you like it! Way to challenge yourself! All it means is that the number of stitches in the row is as stated, but you will do one extra at the end (the first stitch of the next round) in order to move the starting stitch of the next round over one. It’s just a repositioning stitch. 🙂

    • admin

      Hi Cheryl, I’m not sure what you mean by “md?” There are short rounds in the horns that are labeled “WS” which means “wrong side,” meaning you would be working with the wrong side (the inside in this case) facing you for the rest of that round. These are rows that are worked back and forth to add more rows to one side of the horn so it will curve. Hope that helps!

      • Fiona McNeill

        I wish I could send a picture of my finished Dragon… I did it for a customer and it was for her 4yr old grandson which he loved and wouldn’t put it down.. He fell asleep with it in his arms… I customized and thrilled with the way it turned out.. Your pattern was so easy to follow. Thanks so much for the pattern and all sales I make from it your credited with the pattern.
        I have recommended to people to give it a go.

        💜 🙏 💜 Love and light 💜 🙏 💜
        Fiona
        Mystic Dragon Crafts

  • Tina Bothwell

    I’m doing the horns and on r7 it says wrong side am I supposed to flip it inside out n sc5 or am I supposed to turn my work and sc5

  • jujus camden

    Wow Vincent is absolutely fantastic can’t wait to get the yarn and get started on this gorgeous guy. Thank you so much

  • Maria Luz

    Los patrones que publicas son muy didacticos, se pueden realizar con mucha facilidad, muchas gracias por compartir, abrazos desde Lima, Perú

  • Deb

    Thank you for this incredibly generous gift of your time and talents with such a wonderful pattern. I have been counting the days for Vincent to arrive, he looks like he knows the secret to mending a broken heart. I am hoping my crochet ability can hold up so I can make Vincent as he is going to made and gifted to a little person living in the midst of a very long drought in rural Australia. Thank you Kati.

    • Fiona McNeill

      I love the Dragon I made it for a friend and she requested a few changes hope you like it…
      I can’t wait to make some more of your patterns.

      I have pictures and would love to share the finished Dragon with you.

      💜 🙏 💜 Love and light 💜 🙏 💜

      Fiona
      Mystic Dragon Crafts

  • Elba

    Gracias por compartir tus patrones, son bellos. Si en alguna oportunidad puedes publicarlos en español, te lo agradecería mucho, Felicitaciones. Un abrazo desde mi querido Perú.

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