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Cuddle Dragon Ragdoll Lovey · Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

I've been on a Ragdoll Lovey kick!  Previously, I designed the Cuddle Bunny Ragdoll Lovey and the Elephant Ragdoll Lovey.  I'm in love iwth the (almost) completely no-sew design, and am working on more.  This time, I'm branching out to a fantasy creature... the DRAGON!


The Cuddle Dragon is a ragdoll lovey that has a flat body, mimicking a security blanket for babies, toddlers, and young children.  As you can see, it has two horns sitting atop its head, and two leaf-shaped ears. 

This security blanket has a beautifully-textured set of wings (worked in one piece) that is attached to its arms, and then sewn to the back of the body. I also had fun designing its little tail, which has a spade tip! 

Yarn Used

This design is easy and works up quickly with super bulky yarn and a large, 5mm hook.  It looks great with blanket yarn, polyester, chenille, or velvet yarn, though you can use other types of fibers too!  The sample was created with Hobbii's Honey Bunny Yarn, perfect for a soft and cuddly toy. I'm a big fan of this yarn after having worked with a variety of similar yarns from different brands, and can safely say that it's my new favorite yarn for amigurumi.  

If you'd like, another good substitute is Baby Snuggle Yarn, which I do use interchangeably with the Honey Bunny!  They are both so similar in texture and feel. Check out my Baby Snuggle Yarn Review for more information about that yarn!

Customizing & Gifting

Customization is easy with this pattern.  You can use different yarn colors, and the design itself is unisex and gender neutral, suitable for both boys and girls.  Kids will adore snuggling up to this sweet doll!

You can even turn this design into a dinosaur for the kiddos who love dinos!  I can see it being a T-rex if the wings are omitted, and if the "horns" are sewn as a row of spikes from the top of the head and down the backside of the body.

This Dragon Lovey makes a great craft fair product, as well as a birthday gift, holiday gift, baby shower gift for expecting moms, or newborn, infant, and toddler children.  I know a lot of little ones (mine included) who are obsessed with dragons!  This is the perfect gift for them! 


Its size is quite standard for a lovey, measuring approximately 15 inches (38 cm) in height from head to toe.  Its wingspan is 13 inches (33 cm) across.


The level for this project is suitable for a familiar beginner or a familiar beginner or intermediate crocheter, as it involves familiarity with the stitches below, changing yarn colors, attaching yarn, and sewing parts together. 

Video Tutorials

If you'd like to see the finished doll on video with my special guest, please check out the short video preview (below) for this pattern!  I also have a video tutorial of the wings made available on my channel.  (In order to make the entire Dragon Lovey, you will need to get the written PDF pattern.)

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You can get the PDF pattern from my shopRavelry or Etsy.

Love this design? 

You might also like some of my other Baby & Kids patterns, or Amigurumi patterns!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out my entire collection of free patterns here.


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Best wishes,