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Mar 7, 2011 19:14:55   #
ritchsgirl
 
Just finished this for my 4 year old grandson. He loves the movie How To Train your Dragon.
I varied the yarn used and went for solid color on the ears, and tail. I also used 15mm plastic eyes.
the pattern can be found as a pdf file at the following location:

http://funknitsforkids.com/files/60194-52817/Fiery_Dragon_Scarf.pdf






 
Mar 7, 2011 19:17:24   #
courier770
 
That is adorable!!!!!!
Mar 7, 2011 19:18:36   #
TammyK (a regular here)
 
That's great!
Mar 7, 2011 19:28:47   #
courier770
 
I just downloaded that pattern...my bedroom is Asian Modern...I think he'd look so cute on my bed..or dresser!
Mar 7, 2011 19:52:57   #
ritchsgirl
 
Consider putting scales down his back too. I thought it would be too much for a 4 year old, however, I am mailing them to my daughter and if she would prefer them, she can stitch them on.
I used the tail pattern to make the scales but, only did the increases until there was 13 stitches.
For the teeth, I did the same but, only went to 9 stitches then removed them to another needle until I have 4 of them. Then picked them all up and knit 2 row and did a BO.
The pattern calls for them to be made of felt but, I liked knitting them up better.
Mar 7, 2011 19:56:31   #
jkruse1971
 
That is AWESOME!!! I LOVE it!!
Julie
 
Mar 7, 2011 20:41:29   #
SailorRae
 
cute!!!!!
Mar 7, 2011 21:26:46   #
Daphnee08
 
He is so awesome. Reminds me of "snake" stuffed animal I had as a kid. I am going to have to make him too for my granddaughter. Love him!!!
Mar 7, 2011 21:35:51   #
courier770
 
OOOO I just got a wicked idea...I have a pattern for "dragon skin" scarf...If I knit his body out of that it would look like scales...in say a dark gray/green...black ears..tail...nostrils...yup that's a plan!
Mar 7, 2011 21:43:15   #
clogden21
 
GREAT work!!
Mar 7, 2011 21:55:32   #
courier770
 
I'm not sure what makes him more adorable..his eyes..his nostrils..or his "fire"..he sure is great though!
 
Mar 7, 2011 22:54:55   #
ritchsgirl
 
do read the pattern - as it is supposed to be a scaly pattern.
You can see it in the varigated yarn but, its hard to see it in the pic.
Mar 8, 2011 00:37:09   #
yona (a regular here)
 
That is so cute....how old is your grandson? What a great idea to get kids to put on a scarf... Yona
Mar 8, 2011 02:48:51   #
pam
 
OMG, your scarf is SO cute! And......How to Train Your Dragon was one of my favorite kid movies in a long time!
Mar 8, 2011 12:34:28   #
sunshine2002
 
This dragon is so creative . What an awsome job. I'm sure it keeps your grandson warm as well as having a wonderful toy to play with when you are out and about. Robin
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