Half a Dragon. Half a Snail.

I’ve been working on the dragon for the past few months. I decided to make it with only wings and hind legs—no forelegs—similar to the dragons from Game of Thrones.

This is how far I’ve come.

Right-side showing head and torso of unfinished crocheted dragon.

Close-up of openings left in unfinished crocheted dragon.

It’ll definitely need a wire armature. For the first time, I’m going to try stainless steel craft wire. I’ll crochet a separate piece for the lower jaw and crochet around the openings at the top to make horns. I’ll crochet around the openings at the back to make the wings. You might be able to make out the skinny haunches there at the bottom of the torso. I’m predicting they’ll be a little tricky and I’m still not sure how I’m going to crochet the wings. Ah well, we’ll see how it goes.

I had to put the dragon aside while I waited for the stainless steel craft wire to arrive and I thought I’d try my hand at a snail. A Giant African Snail to be exact. It turned out to be more difficult than I expected. This is my second attempt at the shell.

View of blue crocheted shell from the top.

View of blue crocheted shell from the side.

Bottom view of blue crocheted shell.

I haven’t quite got the shape right. I’ll come back to it again after the dragon. Eventually, I’d like to work it in colours similar to the real thing.

Okay. Update complete. I hope to have a whole dragon to show you next post.

-Kim

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