Sunday, 20 April 2014

New free pattern: Joanet, the dragon



Here we are with a new pattern: Joanet, the dragon. He was introduced few days ago, and we've just finished the pattern  right now ...  and in three languages! Here the pattern is shown in English, but you can find the links to Spanish and Portuguese patterns at the end of this post. Enjoy it!


Joanet, the dragon


Free crochet pattern for personal use only.
This is an original pattern made by Helena Pérez (Pebie Crochet), on April 2014. Do not claim it as your own. If you want to share it, just link to this pattern, but please, do not reprint on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use, but do not sell or distribute this pattern, or the items made from it. 


Materials:

ü  Cotton Crochet. Colors: Pistachio green, pink, and black.
I used DMC Petra nº 3. The skein weighs 100 g. and is 280 m. long. It's a 3 ply yarn. The manufacturer recommends using a 2.5 mm hook. You have to use a 1.9 mm hook. Codes:  5907 (green), 53805 (pink) and 5310 (black).

ü  White cotton crochet (fangs embroidery).

ü   1.9 mm. steal crochet hook

ü  Felt
·           Yellow color (belly).
·           Brow or deep red color (mouth).
ü  Yarn needle.

ü  Fabric glue.

ü  Fiberfill.



Abbreviations:
Ch: Chain                                     Sl st: Slip stitch
Dec: Decrease                             St: Stitch
Hdc: Half double crochet             Rep: Repeat
Inc: Increase                                Rnd: Round
Sc: Single crochet

Legend


Note: Stitches in American English. You can see a conversion into UK English here.

Body:
Pistachio green. Work in continuous rounds.





7 ch.
R1: Start from second ch from hook, 5 sc, 3 sc in last ch. Turn, 4 sc, 1 inc. (14 sts).
R2: 1 inc, 4 sc , 3 inc, 4 sc, 2 inc. (20 sts).
R3: 1 sc, 1 inc, 4 sc, [1 sc, 1 inc] x 3, 4 sc, [1 sc, 1 inc] x 2. (26 sts).
R4: 2 sc, 1 inc, 4 sc, [2 sc, 1 inc] x 3, 4 sc, [2 sc, 1 inc] x 2. (32 sts)
R5: Back loop only. Sc 32. (32 sts)
R6-8: Sc 32. (32 sts)
R9: [14 sc, 1 dec] x 2 (30 sts)
R10 - 11: Sc 30. (30 sts)
R12: [13 sc, 1 dec] x 2. (28 sts)
R13: Sc 28. (28 sts)
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing. Stuff.

Head:
Pistachio green. Work in continuous rounds
Note: Rounds from 1 to 3 are identical to those of the body.
7 ch.
R1: Start from second ch from hook, 5 sc, 3 sc in last ch. Turn, 4 sc, 1 inc. (14 sts).
R2: 1 inc, 4 sc , 3 inc, 4 sc, 2 inc. (20 sts).
R3: 1 sc, 1 inc, 4 sc, [1 sc, 1 inc] x 3, 4 sc, [1 sc, 1 inc] x 2. (26 sts).
R4: [12 sc, 1 inc] x 2. (28 sts)
R5: [3 sc, 1 inc] x 7. (35 sts)
R6: [4 sc, 1 inc] x 7. (42 sts)
R7-11: Sc 42. (42 sts)
R12: [4 sc, 1 dec] x 7. (35 sts)
R13: [3 sc, 1 dec] x 7. (28 sts)
R14: [2 sc, 1 dec] x 7. (21 sts)
Fasten off. Stuff.

Tail:
Pistachio green. Work in continuous rounds
R1: 4 sc in a magical ring.
R2: 1 inc, 3 sc. (5 sts)
R3: 1 inc, 4 sc. (6 sts)
R4: 1 inc, 5 sc. (7 sts)
R5: 3 inc, 2 dec. (8 sts)
R6: 1 sc, 3 inc, 2 dec. (9 sts)
R7: 2 sc, 3 inc, 2 dec. (10 sts)
R8: 2 sc, 1 dec, 3 sc, 3 inc (12 sts)
R9: 3  sc, 1 dec, 1sc, 2 inc, 1 sc, 1 inc, 1 sc, 1 inc (15 sts)
R10: 5 hdc, 3 sc, 1 inc, 3 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc (17)
R11: 6 hdc, 2 sc, 1 inc, 6 sc, 1 inc, 1 sc (19)
R12: 7 hdc, 3 sc, 1 inc, 5 sc, 1 inc 2 sc (21)
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing. Stuff.

Legs (x2)
Pistachio green. Work in continuous rounds
R1: 4 sc in a magical ring.
R2: 2 inc, 2 sc. (6 sts)
R3: Sc 6. (6 sts)
R4: [1 sc, 1 inc] x 3. (9 sts)
R5: [2 sc, 1 inc] x 3. (12 sts)
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing. Stuff.

Arms (x 2)
Pistachio green. Work in continuous rounds
R1: 4 sc in a magical ring.
R2: 2 inc, 2 sc. (6 sts)
R3-4: Sc 6. (6 sts)
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing.

Back spikes:
Pink
30 ch.


R1: Start from second ch from hook, [4 hdc in next st, 1 sl st, skip 1 st] x 3.  4 hdc in next st. 3 sl st. [skip 1 st, 3 sc in next st, 1 sl st] x 3. [1 sl s.  1 sl st, 2 ch and 1 sl st in next st.] x 3.  1 sl st.
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing.

Horns:
Pink. Work in continuous rounds.

©       Big horn:
R1: 3 sc in a magical ring
R2: 3 inc (6 sts)
R3: [1sc, 1 inc]x3 (9 sts)
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing.

©       Small horn:
R1: 3 sc in a magical ring
R2: 3 inc (6 sts)
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing.

Assembly:




  1. Sew head and body together. Caution!: Notice that last round of the head is smaller than last round of the body. You have to join last round of each piece together only in front side of the amigurumi (see the draw above). In back side you have to sew 13rd round of the head and last round of the body together. Head will be tilted slightly upward.

  1. Sew tail to the body. The bottom of the tail on 5th round of the body.    


2.  Sew back spikes to the head, body and tail. Place the first 4 spikes (the biggest) on the head, from round 3; the others must be on body and tail.   
   

3.  Sew horns to the head. Place them within the third round (see pictures below).

           

4.  Sew legs to the body

5.  Belly: Cut out a piece of yellow felt with the form shown bellow. Measurements are approximate. You probably have to adjust the size. I suggest making a previous paper pattern. Finally, sew the belly to the body using a needle. 


6.  Embroider belly lines and belly button, using black yarn (see the dragon picture). Don’t forget to embroider the belly edge. 


7.  Sew arms to the body.

8.  Mouth: cut out a piece of deep red (or brown) felt with the shape shown bellow. Measurements are approximate. You probably have to adjust the size. I suggest making a previous paper pattern.


9.  Glue the mouth to the head, within rounds 8 to 12. After that, embroider the fangs using white yarn. Finally, glue a black yarn on the edge of the mouth.

10.  Embroider eyes using black yarn (on rounds 4 and 5, aprox.). Embroider flushed cheeks with pink yarn. 

And that's all! 

Links to pdf patterns:

Português     Español     English

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Photo editing; Miguel Ângelo Design



4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the pattern XD It's great and very detailed

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  2. Muchas gracias , es muy bonito y las explicaciones son magníficas.
    Besos.

    Glòria

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  3. This is fabulous! Shared :) how did you make the moving image? is there an application for this? Thank you!! Rhondda (Oombawka Design)

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    1. Hi Rhondda! My brother made it, and I don't know how he makes animated pics. But I know that he doesn't use an only app, I think he uses a photo editor to make each picture (a .gif has many pics), and then he uses other application (a video editor) to joining them and get a .gif format. That's all I know!

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