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« on: September 08, 2007 08:27:33 AM »

I made this guy for lariarocket's swap angel package. It was a fairy tale creature swap and she likes dragons and Tolkien. . . .so. . . .
I knit him up! I couldn't find any patterns that I felt suited the character, so I made my own.
I used Bernat Satin (I thought it gave a nice "scaley" kind of look) and 4.5mm double points. (I wasn't sure whether he should go in knitting or toys, but, here he is!) The wings are felt, and I used Teddy-bear eyes. I sewed little beads onto his chest (as Smaug had in the Hobbit). The only thing I consciously left out were his legs. They looked funny. I thought he looked better without them. So. . .no legs!
I crocheted his back ridges and the tip of his tail. His teeth, tongue and ears are felt.
He was pretty fun to make! The face shaping was especially enjoyable, and I think I got the dragon's muzzle down pretty accurately.




I also had some pictures of him when he was just knit and with eyes, but I can't seem to locate them.
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007 08:31:54 AM »

Aww, he's a cutie, even if he has no legs.   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007 09:12:52 AM »

I love it. I really like the fiery red and yellow colors!
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007 09:43:34 AM »

He's so cute! Can't believe you knit him!
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2007 10:51:21 AM »

Awesome!!!  I love his shape!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2007 10:59:03 AM »

soooo cute!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2007 11:21:36 AM »

He's gorgeous, you did a great job! He's fearsome and cuddly at the same time, I know Smaug's a bad guy, but he is rather cool.
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2007 09:00:55 PM »

This is so cuuuuuuute!
I wonder how you could make him with fabric....I want one!
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2007 01:23:31 AM »

He's totally lovely. The detail you've put in is awesome - I love the beads Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013 06:45:34 PM »

I made this guy for lariarocket's swap angel package. It was a fairy tale creature swap and she likes dragons and Tolkien. . . .so. . . .
I knit him up! I couldn't find any patterns that I felt suited the character, so I made my own.
I used Bernat Satin (I thought it gave a nice "scaley" kind of look) and 4.5mm double points. (I wasn't sure whether he should go in knitting or toys, but, here he is!) The wings are felt, and I used Teddy-bear eyes. I sewed little beads onto his chest (as Smaug had in the Hobbit). The only thing I consciously left out were his legs. They looked funny. I thought he looked better without them. So. . .no legs!
I crocheted his back ridges and the tip of his tail. His teeth, tongue and ears are felt.
He was pretty fun to make! The face shaping was especially enjoyable, and I think I got the dragon's muzzle down pretty accurately.

I also had some pictures of him when he was just knit and with eyes, but I can't seem to locate them.


I love the body pattern! would you be willing to share it? I'd like to make a dragon of my own and I can't find any patterns I like.
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