Exciting news! The newest FreshStitches Crochet-A-Long is here! This month, we’ll be crocheting a dragon using the Choose Your Own Dragon Adventure pattern… and I’ll be posting helpful tips and techniques blog posts the whole way!
The pattern contains instructions for making lots of different pieces… so you can design your own dragon! Check out all of the possibilities:
Want to join in with us? Grab a copy of the pattern, pick your favorite colors of yarn and let’s get started!
There’s even a prize!
Could it get any more exciting? One lucky participant in the CAL will receive a Leisure Arts pamplet, written and signed by Drew Emborsky (aka The Crochet Dude), as well as a Crochet Dude crochet hook, courtesy of Leisure Arts and Boye.
Keep reading for details about how your cutie dragon can win you this great prize!
Join the CAL!
Joining in the CAL is easy! Get yourself a copy of the the pattern, grab your materials (see below) and follow this blog to get all of the helpful crochet/amigurumi tips that will guide you along the way!
If you’d like, you can even stick this adorable badge on your blog (right click and save, then link the photo to this post!) to let folks know you’re joining in:
To enter to win the fabulous prize, you’ll want to post a photo of your finished dragon (either on the FreshStitches Facebook page or in the CAL thread of the FreshStitches Ravelry Group) by September 16th! One lucky winner will get the signed pamphlet and hook… and yes, international entries are welcome!
Ideas for your Dragon!
The pattern already comes with a variety of options… and if you pick any of them, you’ll come out with an adorable dragon! But, you can add even more variations… here are some ideas:
- Pick a bulky yarn (and crochet with a bigger hook) to make a jumbo dragon!
- Use a sock-weight yarn and a size C hook to create an adorable mini-dragon!
- Add a little something unique to your dragon… maybe sew on some felt accessories?
To crochet the dragon that’s in the pattern, you’ll need 2 colors of worsted weight yarn: a main color (100-150 yards) and an accent color (20-50 yards). You’ll also need a size H hook, a pair of 12mm black eyes (mine are from Suncatcher Eyes), a tapestry needle and stuffing.
For bigger dragons, you’ll need slightly more yarn… and less for smaller ones!
Wanna know what I’m doing?
I saw these three colors (from my stash) together and I just adore them!
So, I’m doing a dragon with a blue body, pink tummy and purple wings. Cute, right?
Are you in?
It’s going to be a blast… and I really hope you join us! Go ahead and leave me a comment… and tell me about your dragon-rific plans!