Monday, 11 February 2013

Bernat: L'il Firebreath–Crochet Pattern

Crochet L'il Firebreath in Bernat Cottontots for a fun, squishy, and huggable gift! L'il Firebreath is the perfect alternative to a real dragon because he won't turn your back deck into ash.

Crochet L'il Firebreath in Bernat Cottontots for a fun, squishy, and huggable gift! L'il Firebreath is the perfect alternative to a real dragon because he won't turn your back deck into ash.

MEASUREMENT
Approx 11" [28 cm] tall.

MATERIALS
Bernat Cottontots (100 g /3.5 oz; 156 m/171 yds)
Main Color (MC): Catnip (90711) 1 ball
Contrast A: Seakiss (90742) 1 ball

Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Stuffing. Small piece of white felt and black felt for eyes. Craft glue.

GAUGE
15 sc and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm].

ABBREVIATIONS
www.bernat.com/abbreviations
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Ch(s) = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sc = Single crochet
Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook
Sl st(s) = Slip stitch(es)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
Yoh = Yarn over hook

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Join all rnds with sl st to first sc.

Head
With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join. 24 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
5th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join. 32 sc.
6th rnd: As 4th rnd.
7th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join. 40 sc.
Next 8 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 32 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 24 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 8 sts.
Fasten off.
Stuff Head.

Snout
With MC, ch 5.
1st rnd: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 2 ch. 3 sc in last sc. Working into rem loops of foundation ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join. 10 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. (2 sc in next sc)3 times. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. (2 sc in next sc) twice. Join. 16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. (2 sc in next sc) 4 times. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. (2 sc in next sc) 3 times. Join. 24 sc.
Next 4 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
Fasten off at end of last rnd. Stuff Snout and sew to front of Head as shown in picture.

Nostrils (make 2)
With A, ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join. Fasten off.
Sew Nostrils to front of Snout as shown in picture.

Body
With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Join. 24 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Join. 32 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Join. 40 sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Join. 48 sc.
7th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Join. 56 sc.
8th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
Rep last rnd 9 times more.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 48 sts.
Next 3 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 40 sts.
Next 3 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 32 sts.
Next 3 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 24 sc.
Next 3 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 18 sts.
Next 3 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join. Fasten off at end of last rnd.
Stuff Body.

Belly
With A, ch 7.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch across. Turn. 6 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. Sl st in each sc across. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops of sl sts only, 1 sc in each sl st across. Turn.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows 4 times more, then 2nd row once.
Next row: Ch 1. Working in back loops of sl sts only, 2 sc in first sl st. 1 sc in each sl st to last sl st. 2 sc in last sl st. Turn. 8 sc.
Next row: Ch 1. Sl st in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 14 sc at end of last row.
Next row: Ch 1. Working in back loops of sl sts only, 1 sc in each sl st across. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sl st in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more.
Next row: Ch 1. Working in back loops of sl sts only, sc2tog. 1 sc in each sl st to last 2 sl sts. Sc2tog. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. Sl st in each st across. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 6 sts at end of last row. Fasten off.
Sew Belly to Body as shown in picture.

Arms (make 2)
With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 16 sc.
3rd to 6th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
7th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog) 4 times. Join. 12 sts.
8th to 14th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.
Fasten off at end of last rnd.
Stuff ends of Arms lightly.

Tail
With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) twice. Join. 6 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 12 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 4 times. Join. 16 sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 4 times. Join. 20 sc.
7th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
Rep last rnd 8 times more. Fasten off.
Stuff Tail.

Scales
With A, ch 33.
1st row: 5 dc in 3rd ch from hook. *Miss next ch. Sl st in next ch. Miss next ch. 5 dc in next ch. Rep from * to last 2 ch. Miss next ch. Sl st in last ch.
Fasten off.

Horns (make 2)
Note: Work in back loops of sts throughout.
With A, ch 12. Join with sl st to first ch, taking care not to twist ch.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. Join. 12 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of last 4 sc. Join. 10 sts.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. Join. 8 sts.
5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 2 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join. 6 sts.
6th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 3 times. Join. Fasten off. Thread end through rem loops and fasten securely.
Stuff Horns and sew to top of Head as shown in picture.

FINISHING
Attach Head to Body. Sew Arms to sides of Body as shown in picture. Sew Tail to back of Body. Sew Scales along back of Dragon Body and Tail. Cut eyes from white and black felt. Glue eye pieces to front of Head as shown in picture.

This pattern can be completed with one of the following Bernat yarns:

Bernat Cottontots

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you posted this pattern! I went to get it out of my saved patterns at bernat and discovered it had been removed and couldn't find it. This is one of my favorite patterns!