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Today I am sharing the knitting pattern I wrote for my handmade dragon pocket familiar.
It is a simple knitting pattern that uses a bit of magic to make it work. 😉 (By magic, I mean pipe cleaners to help give the dragon its form.)
And given the difficulty I've had finding info on what knitting patterns I can and can't use for craft shows, I'm going to state upfront: You are welcome to make and sell handmade dragons with this knitting pattern. All I ask is you give me credit for the knitting pattern. You can also share pictures of your knitted handmade dragons with me on Facebook. I'd honestly love to see them.
K = Knit
P = Purl
KFB = Knit front to back
K2Tog = Knit two stitches together
MB = Make bobble (KFBF, turn, P3, turn, K3, turn, P3, turn, S2KP)
KFBF = Knit front to back then front again to create 3 stitches
S2KP = decrease 2 by slipping 2 stitches as if to k2tog, knit the next stitch, then pass both slipped stitches over the knit stitch
St-st = stockinette stitch
HANDMADE KNITTED DRAGON POCKET FAMILIAR PATTERN
(Knitted tail to head and flat)
Cast on 4 stitches
Row1 and all odd rows: Purl
Row 2: K1, KFB, KFB, K1 (6 stitches)
Rows 3-9: st-st for 7 rows
Row 10: K1, (KFB x 4), K1 (10 stitches)
Row 12: K1, KFB, K1, KFB, K2, KFB, K2, KFB, K1 (14sts)
Row 14: KFB, K2, KFB, K4, KFB, K2, KFB, K1 (18sts)
Rows 15-19: st-st for 5 rows
Row 20: K3, MB, K10, MB, K3
Rows 21-23: st-st for 3 rows
Row 24: K1, K2Tog, K2, K2Tog, K4, K2Tog, K2, K2Tog, K1 (14sts)
Row 26: K1 (K2Tog x 6) K1 (8sts)
Row 28: K1 K2Tog x 3) K1 (5sts)
Rows 29-35: st-st for 7 rows
Row 36: K1, (KFB x 3) K1 (8)
Row 38: K2Tog, K1, K2Tog, K1, K2Tog (5sts)
Row 40: K2Tog, K1, K2Tog (3sts)
Row 42: Bind off.
Put pipe cleaner and stuffing into the body then sew up.
Cast on 8
Knit 2 rows
Knit 3 rows (middle of the wings)
Knit 2 rows
Thread pipe cleaner through the top of the wings and bend them into the desired shape. Sew wings to the middle of the dragon's back.
Please note: I wrote this myself so I have no idea if the knitting pattern is clear. I hope so. Let me know if you understand it or if I need some tweaking.
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