Wildlife Snuggery Crochet Hanging Basket

Meet Leilani a Possum in the care of Kinjarling Marsupial Rescue .  When this Snuggery was hung in her enclosure Leilani was quick to snuggle up in it and that is how these crochet hanging baskets came to be called a "Snuggery". Wildlife Snuggery Crochet Pattern

How To Make Your Dragon

How To Make Your Dragon
Have you fallen in love with dragons too? Of course I couldn't resist trying to make my own dragon which meant I needed to up my amigurumi game.

I hunted down the original pattern for the cutest little dragon, a FREE pattern  so don't feel the need to go buying the rip-offs you see popping up around the place.

Crochet Mini Dragon

How To Make Your Crochet Dragon

To make this pretty little dragon, who surely must be related to those Furious Dragons we've all fallen for, I used a mystery crochet cotton from my stash with a WPI of 24, equivalent to 3 ply. Unfortunately I didn't record which hook I used, most likely 2 mm hook.  I also used darning needle and some stuffing.

The companion tutorial by Rachchua to the pattern by Sarselgurumi was invaluable for the construction phase of Dragon making.  *Long Pins were very helpful for temporarily securing each part to decide just where to place them.

Dragons are made of lots of parts

Working with the thinner yarn made for some tiny pieces to stitch together.

The toes on the feet are too adorable for words and were my favourite part to make.

The ears - or big horns - were a little too big for my liking so I remade them on the fly. In the end I only used two of the mini horns even though I made them all.

The tail went a little awry but I was happy enough with the shape and used it anyway. I made both sets of tail-fins but ended up only using the larger ones. The smaller tail-fins made for some hilarious - but not permanently attached - eyebrows.

Do Dragons Have Eyebrows?

As this little dragon was a gift for one of my adult crafting buddies I didn't have to worry about safety eyes and glued on felt would be fine but I couldn't decide where to place them. I stuck a couple of pins in them so my friend could decide for herself.  We had loads of fun swinging the eyes around making all sorts of expressions.

Dragon toes are the cutest!

The wings were a crowd favourite amongst our crafting group.

And that's how you make your Dragon!

How To Make Your Crochet Dragon

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