I know it’s way late, but Happy Dragon Chinese New Year – and now let’s celebrate with a Chinese Dragon Amigurumi!! I actually made this Chinese dragon amigurumi last year, and if you liked my Facebook page you’ve probably seen it already. Sorry if it’s a repeat for some of you, but I thought it just had to be a part of my blog too!
Making this Chinese dragon amigurumi was like making a mini-Bowser. I never really realized it before, but Chinese dragons have deer antlers – did YOU know that? What do they need antlers for anyway? I just crocheted small tubes and sewed one perpendicularly in the middle part of the other and attached the combined unit to the head.
What I like best about this Chinese dragon amigurumi is the felt work. My sister had to cut out so much felt for the dragon’s mane, eyebrows, and fins.
The redness of the fins and mane make the dragon amigurumi look like it’s on fire!! It looks pretty fierce thanks to my sister who likes to put her own scary spin on my cute amigurumis…making it’s eyebrows slanted so it looks like it’s frowning, and giving it fangs. It’s ok, for this dragon amigurumi, a little bit of scariness is just what it needs so I’ll let it go this time around. ;)
It almost reminds me of a dinosaur at this angle!
Here it is posing with a Chinese girl amigurumi my mom crocheted. For the whiskers, I just crocheted a chain and attached it to the sides of the snout. Later, my mom sewed a golden thread into it too to give it some extra shine.
I do have a pattern for this Chinese dragon amigurumi too, but just haven’t written it up yet. It will be up soon for sale on my Etsy. Please wait for it! :D
That’s it for our Chinese dragon amigurumi! Hope everyone who celebrates it had a great Chinese new year, and we wish everyone a prosperous and healthy year!
Posted January 28th, 2012 at 8:42am
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