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Toy Dragon

from Rian Anderson
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Toy Dragon
Toy Dragon
Toy Dragon
Toy Dragon
Toy Dragon
Toy Dragon

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, decrease, short rows, i-cord - instructions in pattern.
  • some toy making experience is helpful

Pattern Description:

A really cute toy dragon - make him friendly with a long red tongue, or in a fiery temper with flaming breath! Looks great in different colours.

Note: as the eyes used here are not safe for children under 3 years, please make him for older children or substitute safety eyes.

This pattern is not recommended for absolute beginners - better for those who have some knitting and toy-making experience. However all the instructions are here, if you want to give it a go! The pattern is written with as much detail as possible; info on how to do short row shaping and i-cords are included.


21.5 sts, 28 rows on 3.75 mm (US 5) needles in stocking stitch with 8 ply yarn = 10 cm square.
The tension is not crucial, as it is a toy, provided it is firm enough to keep the shape and hide the filling.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx 25 cms high sitting up, 45 cm long from nose to tail.


  • 70 gms main colour, 20 gms contrast and 5 gms red - all 8 ply/DK wool or acrylic yarn
  • small amount feathers or eyelash type yarn for flames

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pr 3.75 mm (US 5) (US 5) needles 2 double pointed needles size 3 mm (US 2.5)
  • dacron toy filing, a pair of 18 mm sew-on "joggle" eyes (for children 3 yrs and over)


Red, green, purple - dragon colour
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I learnt to knit when I was 4 and have been happily creating ever since.

I have a lot of fun designing patterns for sale - most are quirky things like dog tea cosies, dragon scarves and koala ...

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