Here’s my Zoodiacs Dragon c2c crochet graph, representing the most powerful of the Chinese Zodiac signs. This little guy is cute, but still breathes fire! With the graph below, you can make graphghans, or work the pattern using C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet.
Stick around to see all the animals in the Zoodiacs collection. I’ll be crocheting them all together into a blanket for my family. I say for the kids, but let’s be real, it’s gonna be for me.
I’ll admit I had a harder time designing this fellow. I kept wanting to create those large dragon puppets you see in Chinatown during the New Year celebrations, not the How To Train Your Dragon kind of dragon, you know what I mean? So, he’s not as ornately beautiful as a Chinese New Year dragon, but I think he’s still pretty cute.
J hook (CloverUSA Amour Hooks*)
Michaels Loops and Threads Impeccables in Cherry
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Linen (2 skeins), Mustard, Black
A few notes:
- I made my squares using C2C (corner to corner) crochet. Using an I hook, I got squares around 18 inches wide, but my gauge did vary a bit. You can use C2C crochet, or make a single crochet graphghan, totally up to you.
- The colors I chose were based on the final blanket design. You can obviously switch things around, but I do list the yarns I used below.
- I re-used the same yarns for multiple squares so the blanket has some color consistency. Using a combination of mostly Lion Brand Vanna's Choice and Michaels Loops and Threads, I found I could get a diverse color palette and consistent yarn feel, with no one skein jumping out in either hue, vibrancy or feel.
- I always have 2 skeins of the background color on hand. It made it easier to work the C2C running two skeins at the same time.
- To finish the square, work 1 round of sc around the square. I worked 3 sc into each "tile" of the c2c, and a ch 2 in the corners, then slip stitching into the first sc. (69 sc + ch 2) * 4 sides. This also makes it easier to join the squares later.
Zoodiacs Dragon C2C Graph
If you missed a Zoodiacs post, you can always find all of the graphs available on my Zoodiacs page. I’ll be adding new animals there, as well as fleshing out different ideas related to the Zoodiacs.