Mermaid Dragon · Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern for Wings & Tail Fin

by - July 22, 2021


I'm thrilled to share with you my newest pattern, the Mermaid Dragon!  

Want to see him in action?  Check out his pattern preview video

This is my first ever dragon design, and I am quite happy with how it turned out.  I started off crocheting a different type of dragon, but after playing around with stitches, I eventually designed an aquarius-themed creature.  I think goes quite well with the turquoise color of the body.


So, let me tell you about this little guy!  His name is Maverick the Mermaid Dragon.  Maverick is a gorgeous wyvern that sports a mermaid tail fin and matching ears.  This mythical water creature lives in the deep sea...but get this, he'll come poking his head up above the water surface and clamber onto land when it finds a human that he wants to hug!  


Maverick has quite a long and slender body, but he's quite cuddly with his large, flappy wings.  He's also rumored to be a great yarn guardian as well, if you want to set him atop a large skein for protection.  Look at that... big and scary Maverick, making sure this skein is well-guarded!


This fantasy amigurumi doll is easily customizable with different yarn colors.  

Impress your customers by crocheting this dragon to sell at a craft fair, or as gifts for your friends and family.  Everyone will surely enjoy this unisex/gender neutral stuffed plushie as either a play toy or a collectible art doll for display.  

If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other Amigurumi Patterns I have on my site, or click to see all my Free Crochet Patterns


You can also PIN it for later on your Amigurumi or Crochet board!



Here's what's free!

The pattern for the TAIL FIN and the WINGS of this dragon are free on this page.  The written pattern for these parts come with video tutorials that are available on my YouTube channel.  Scroll down for both the pattern instructions and video links. 


Want the full pattern?

The full pattern instructions for crocheting this dragon from start to finish are available in the PDF pattern file!  The PDF also includes photo references and links to video tutorials.  It is ad-free, easy-to-read, and helps support Sweet Softies.

You can get the PDF from Ravelry or Etsy


Why isn't this pattern 100% free on the Sweet Softies blog?
Most of my patterns are written in full for free on my blog, but this pattern is an exception. I have parts of it for free on my blog as a preview, but for the full design, I have decided to make it a premium pattern. I have been struggling to keep my blog running with free patterns, so I hope you can understand my decision to release this as a paid pattern. If you'd like to learn more, you can read my What Breaks My Heart as a Crochet Designer post.)




MERMAID DRAGON

Free Wings & Tail Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2021 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com). No wholesale. You may not translate, copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in video tutorials or teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Introduction:

The Mermaid Dragon pattern features a gorgeous Wyvern with a mermaid tail fin and matching ears.  This mythical water creature lives in the deep sea but will fly above the waters when it finds a human that it wants to hug.  The Mermaid Dragon may be long and thin but is quite cuddly with its large, flappy wings, and is rumored to be a great yarn guardian as well if you want to set him atop a large skein for protection.  This fantasy amigurumi doll is easily customizable with different yarn colors.  Impress your customers by crocheting this dragon to sell at a craft fair, or as gifts for your friends and family.  Everyone will surely enjoy this unisex/gender neutral stuffed plushie as either a play toy or a collectible art doll for display.  The tail fin and wings pattern are free on the Sweet Softies blog, and the full pattern instructions for crocheting this dragon from start to finish is in the PDF pattern file.  The PDF also includes photo references and links to video tutorials.



Size:

15 inches (38 cm) in length from nose to tail


Level of Difficulty:

★★★☆☆  Intermediate
Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching yarn, changing yarn colors, attaching safety eyes, and sewing parts together.


Stitches/Terms Used:

  • FO: fasten off 
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sp: space
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease


Materials:

  • Medium weight 4 yarn 
  • 2.75 mm crochet hook 
  • 5.5 mm hook (for wings only)
  • Pair of 7mm plastic safety eyes 
  • Fiberfill stuffing 
  • Yarn needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Optional: clear nail polish



Below are the video tutorials for each of the free written pattern parts.  If you haven't already, don't forget to check out my Pattern Preview video to see the Mermaid Dragon in motion! 





TAIL FIN

Start with the main body yarn color (turquoise) and the 2.75mm hook. 

R1: Ch 13, sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in next st. Sc 9. Leave last 2 sts unworked. 

Switch to secondary body color yarn (off-white).

R2: Ch 1, turn. Sc 9, sl st 2. 
R3: Ch 1, turn. Sl st 2, sc 7. Leave last 2 sts unworked. 
R4: Ch 1, turn. Sc 7, sl st 2. 
R5: Ch 1, turn. Sl st 2, sc 5. Leave last 2 sts unworked. 
R6: Ch 1, turn. Sc 5, sl st 2. 
R7: Ch 1, turn. Sl st 2, sc 5, ch 3. 
R8: Starting from the 2nd ch from hook: sc 7, sl st 2. 
R9: Ch 1, turn. Sl st 2, sc 7, ch 3. 
R10:  Starting from the 2nd ch from hook: sc 9, sl st 2. Switch to C1 yarn. 
R11: Ch 1, turn. Sl st 2, sc 9, ch 1. 

FO and weave in the ends. (Or, snip the yarn tail short and use a dab of clear nail polish to keep it from unraveling.) Continue with the finishing directions: 

  1. Attach C1 yarn to the top of the tail. Ch 1, sc 7 across. 
  2. Ch 1, turn. Sk a st, dec 3 across. 
  3. Ch 1, turn. Sk a st, dec. 
  4. FO with a long yarn tail to sew to the body later.



WINGS (x2)

Notes: 
  1. The beginning chains do not count as sts in the final stitch count. 
  2. Dc-inc is a “double crochet increase”, which means to insert 2 dc in the same st. 

Use the secondary body yarn color (off-white) and a 5.5mm hook. 

R1: Ch 3, YO, insert hook into 3rd ch from hook. YO, pull through (you now have 3 loops on your hook). YO, pull through the first loop (you still have 3 loops on your hook). YO, pull through two loops (you now have 2 loops on your hook). YO, pull through the 2 remaining loops. 
R2: Ch 2, turn, dc-inc. (2 dc) 
R3: Ch 2, turn. Dc, dc-inc. (3 dc) 
R4: Ch 2, turn. Dc-inc, dc 2. (4 dc) 
R5: Ch 2, turn. Dc 3, In the last st: dc-inc, ch 2, dc. Ch 8. 
R6: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 3rd ch from hook. Dc 8. In the ch-2 gap: dc, ch 2, dc2. Dc 5. 
R7: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7. In ch-2 gap: dc2, ch 2, dc. Dc 10. Ch 3. 
R8: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 3rd ch from hook. Dc 14. In the ch-2 gap: dc, ch 2, dc2. Dc 8. 
R9: Ch 2, turn. Dc 10. In ch-2 gap: dc 2, ch 2, dc. Dc 16. Ch 3. 
R10: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 3rd ch from hook. Dc 18. In ch-2 gap: dc, ch 2, dc 2. Dc 13. 
R11: Ch 2, turn. Dc 15. In ch-2 gap: dc 2, ch 2, dc. Dc 20. 

Optional Edging: To make a neater trim for the wing, continue with your inner wing color yarn and sc around the jagged edge. If desired, you can also continue sc along the straight edge of the wing that would be against the dragon’s sides. 

Top Edging: Attach C1 yarn to the top edge of the wing and sc across, but insert 2 sc where the ch-2 gap is. 

FO with a long tail for sewing later.





If you enjoyed this project, you might like my other designs!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.

http://www.sweetsofties.com/2017/05/mori-kei-anime-girl-amigurumi-crochet.html  https://www.sweetsofties.com/2020/06/woodland-leaf-fairy.html




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Best wishes,


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