My first Amigurumi: Toothless from ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

My big sister’s birthday was 2 weeks ago. I was having trouble figuring out what I wanted to do, but then I came across this pattern for Toothless on Pinterest. I thought it was adorable and decided to make it for her. Here is a link to the pattern: Toothless pattern

Unfortunately, I haven’t had a whole lot of time during the day to work on it and lighting at night is terrible (for working with black yarn, anyway). So here I am, nearly 2.5 weeks late, and still not quite done. I have all the pieces except one pair or tail fins. Tomorrow or the next day I should finally be able to put it together. Thankfully it’s a pretty straight forward pattern to work with so it turned out to be a good one for me, since I haven’t done Amigurumi yet. I did learn a few things, though.

The tail, as stated in the pattern, is another person’s creation (and is credited). I did not stop at row 15 (which is where the Toothless creator stopped) and finished the last 2 rows. It is also an easy pattern, however there were 2 terms that was new to me (and apparently to quite a few people).

One term was the double ring. I’m familiar with the magic ring (mr) but haven’t heard of the double ring before. A link to a description is provided. If you need to see it being done like I did, I found this video on YouTube:

Also for the magic ring (or magic loop), which is used for the rest of Toothless:

The other term is ‘m2’ but, after skimming the comments, I learned that it just means sc 2 in the same stitch. So ‘m2 x2’ would be ‘for the next 2 stitches, sc2 in each’.

Pictured below are most of the pieces. Just missing the tail (didn’t have it done last night when I took the pics) or tail fins. Also, only 2 of the 6 little horn are pictured. Only the head and body are stuffed; I’ll try to remember to include a group pic of all the pieces once they’re stuffed when I post the finished piece.

Quick note: the wings use ‘foundation sc’ which I have never done before. Here’s the YouTube video I followed:

I suggest using a different color yarn to practice this technique on, to make seeing what you’re doing better.


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