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Category Archives: crochet

  • Tunbridge World Fair 2012, ribon loot

    No “best in show” but not too shabby for a first year.

  • Dragon #4 – First Premium at the Tunbridge World’s Fair!

    Among other things, I entered a dragon at the craft section of the Tunbridge World’s Fair. Here it is in all its glory.

  • Ultimate Megaman blanket

    961 squares, ~30000 Tunisian stitches, countless hours of work, years on the project list & a move to the other side of the country later: the Ultimate Megaman Blanket is born.

  • Crochet pattern for a slightly fierce but friendly really Dragon

    I was introduced to a really cool crochet pattern: http://heavens-hellcat.livejournal.com/807.html , I finally finished it, it took a few trial and errors for a beginner like me but the result is freaking awesome and I got a lot better at crochet-ing.

    Nostrils:
    8 sc in ring
    FO leaving a bit of a tail.
    8 sc in ring, then sc into any stitch on the first ring and go all the way around both of them, ending up with 16 st. Use the tail to sew up any gap between the 2 parts.

    Head & Body:
    16 sc
    do the following reductions at the middle top and middle bottom of the nose
    14 sc
    14 sc
    12 sc
    10 sc
    do the next 4 increases at the top to create the head
    14 sc
    14 sc
    14 sc
    do the following decreases at the top
    12 sc
    10 sc
    8 sc
    8 sc
    8 sc
    increase by one stitch anywhere
    9 sc
    10 sc
    10 sc
    10 sc
    11 sc
    12 sc
    do the next increase at the bottom to create the body
    18 sc
    18 sc
    increase every 3rd stitch
    24 sc
    24 sc
    24 sc
    do the following increases at sides
    26 sc
    26 sc
    26 sc
    28 sc
    28 sc
    do the following reductions at the sides, but a bit randomly, or there will be a distinct line
    26 sc
    24 sc
    22 sc
    20 sc
    18 sc
    16 sc
    14 sc
    14 sc
    12 sc x 11
    11 sc x 3
    10 sc x 3
    9 sc x 3
    8 sc x 4
    7 sc x 10
    6 sc
    keep reducing every 2 st until the hole is too small to do any more
    FO

    Back legs (make 2):
    6 sc in ring;
    12 sc x 4
    6 sc, dec 2, dec 2, dec 2 -> 9
    9 sc
    9 sc
    6 sc, inc 2, inc 2, inc 2 -> 12
    1 sc, inc 2, 1 sc, inc 2, 1 sc, inc 2, 1 sc, inc 2, 1 sc, inc 2, 1 sc, inc 2, -> 18
    18 sc
    18 sc
    3 sc, dec 2, dec 2, 4 sc, dec 2, dec 2, dec 2, 1 sc -> 13
    2 sc, dec 2, dec 2, 2 sc, dec 2, 1 sc, dec 2 -> 9
    2 sc, dec 2, 2 sc, dec 2 -> 7
    keep reducing every 2 st until the hole is too small to do any more.

    Front legs (make 2):
    5 sc in ring
    10 sc x 4
    6 sc, dec 2, dec 2 -> 8
    8 sc x 6 rounds
    keep reducing every 2 st until the hole is too small to do any more.

    Spikes on back (make a long as needed):
    ch 3, sc into 2nd ch from hook, hdc into 3rd ch from hook, ch1

    Wings (make 2):
    ch 16
    skip 1st ch, 3 ss, 5 sc, 7 hdc, ch 2, turn
    7 hdc, 5 sc, 3 ss, ch1, turn
    3 ss, 5 sc, 7 hdc, ch 3, turn
    skip 1st ch, 2 ss (to make claws), 7 hdc, 5 sc, 3 ss, ch1, turn
    3 ss, 5 sc, 7 hdc, ch 2, turn
    7 hdc, 5 sc, 3 ss, ch1, turn
    3 ss, 5 sc, 7 hdc, ch 3, turn
    skip 1st ch, 2 ss (to make claws), 7 hdc, 5 sc, 3 ss, ch1, turn
    3 ss, 5 sc, 7 hdc, ch 2, turn
    7 hdc, 5 sc, 3 ss, ch1, turn
    3 ss, 5 sc, 7 hdc, ch 3, turn
    skip 1st ch, 2 ss, 15 sc
    Then sc along the base of the wing and along the other side, ch3, turn, miss 1st ch, 2 ss to make last claw.
    FO leaving tail to secure the last claw to the rest of the wing.

    Ears:
    Ch 6, turn
    skip 1st st, sc, dc, sc, ss.
    Leave the last ch and ss up the other side of the ear to the tip.
    FO

    Completing your dragon:
    Sew it all together!

    *** this pattern was slightly adapted (made a bit simpler) from http://heavens-hellcat.livejournal.com/807.html , all credit due to heavens_hellcat ***