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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I have been crocheting since my babysitter sat her down one afternoon when I was 7 years old. More than 22 years later, I still loves to pick up a hook and yarn. all items made are her own original ...

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The Silver Hook - Declan Dragonfly

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : The Silver Hook - Declan Dragonfly
The Silver Hook - Declan Dragonfly
The Silver Hook - Declan Dragonfly
The Silver Hook - Declan Dragonfly
The Silver Hook - Declan Dragonfly
The Silver Hook - Declan Dragonfly

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic crochet skills - slip knot, working in the round
  • Basic sewing skills - any sort of stitch to attach the pieces and embroider eyes

Pattern Description:

Declan Dragonfly pattern creates a very special toy. The crocheted fabric is both textured and durable. The head of the dragonfly is sized to snugly fit a 1.5" diameter rattle insert. When stuffed with polyester fibrefill, it is very light for small hands.

This piece is worked in 5 pieces: head & body, and the four wings. This toy is crocheted "in the round" and in a continuous spiral. A stitch marker, such as a piece of contrasting yarn placed at either the beginning or the end of the round can help keep track of round in the spiral. The round stitch count (number of stitches in the round) is given in brackets at the end of most rounds.. Stuff as you go. Finish this toy by sewing the wings on the body and embroidering the eyes.


1. This pattern is written in clear, North American terms.

2. Stitches Used: Bobble Stitch (Bo), chain (ch), single crochet (sc), single crochet decrease (sc2tog), slip stitch (sl st)

3. Instructions given for all stitches

4. The pattern is sized to fit a 1.5" diameter rattle insert in the head.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5 inches (13 cm) long


  • Approximately 1 oz each of body color (BC) and wing color (WC) in worsted weight, size 4 medium, acrylic yarn
  • Small amount of eye color yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • 3.00 mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Polyester fiberfill or other stuffing