24/05/2015

Crochet Toothless from How to train your Dragon

The lovable Toothless, more friendly pet than fearsome dragon, is the undoubted heart stealer of the How to train your dragon films. After spotting this free pattern for a crochet toothless on ravelry, I knew I'd have to make him for my boyfriend, who as it happens was in need of a doorstop for his office...

The pattern was easy to follow and several of the tips from my top tips for amigurumi crochet beginners post came in handy. Making the toes and wings involved a few stitches that were new to me but youtube helped out - I think his troublesome toes are now my favourite part, they're really cute! The pattern calls for needlefelted eyes, but as I had the perfect bright green wool already in my stash I made some crochet ones. I simply hooked a magic circle for the pupil, a magic circle with a second round of dcs and tcs to get the eye shape and then sewed onto his head.

To turn him into a doorstop I filled his tummy with a few pennies to make him a bit heavier before stuffing and sewing together. He's doing a grand job as a doorstop - although I moved him onto a table to get better light for these photographs (and so you couldn't tell that I hadn't hoovered yet, blogging > housework)!





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11 comments:

  1. Awww this is so cute =]

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  2. Oh this is just adorable!! Very good job here.

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  3. This is so cute! Great job! :)
    xx
    Kenzie
    Behindhazeleyes06.blogspot.com

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  4. This is just fantastic! A little advanced for my beginner crocheting skills but would make such a wonderful gift x

    Miss Imogen Smith

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    1. It's worth just having a go, if I can do it anyone can :)

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  5. He's super-cute! I'm crocheting an elephant at the moment but there's no good place to put enough pennies to turn it into a door stop.

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