You’re probably aware that Deramores closed its doors quite quickly at the beginning of February 2022. Designers were told, at the same time as customers, that LoveCrafts would be acquiring some of the assets of Deramores, including Deramores-branded yarns and patterns.
I’m excited to say that LoveCrafts have given pattern rights back to relevant designers, which is fab as it means you’ll still be able to get the patterns you love. The first pattern that I have been able to re-format is Draco the Dragon.
You may remember that Draco was originally released on Friday 23 April (St George’s Day) in 2021. Draco the Dragon is an adorable baby dragon, and of course he’s really fired up to meet you!
As I originally made my dragon out of Deramores yarn, which, although LoveCrafts are selling stock they have acquired, they cannot guarantee future yarn availability. I therefore made the decision to offer alternative yarn in the pattern which mean the yarn suggestion colours may vary from colours shown in the photographs.
The yarn suggestions I chose are for the dragon I believe are close alternatives. I chose Paintbox Simply DK which is a 100% premium acrylic yarn that comes in 100g (276m) – so a bit longer in length than Deramores DK.
For your dragon you would need 1 ball of Grass Green (Shade 129) and 1 ball of Racing Green (Shade 127) along with a small amount of black yarn for embroidering features. Other than that you would need some 12mm safety eyes, stitch markers, toy filler, pins and a yarn needle for sewing the pieces together.
The finished result I hope you’ll think is kind of roar-some! I can’t wait to see some of the dragons you make! I’m kind of hoping someone will make a purple version!
The 6 page pattern comes in either UK or US terms with full descriptions of any stitch abbreviations. Although I’ve classed it as an “intermediate” pattern I would suggest an advanced beginner, who has an understanding of crocheting in the round, would have no problem hooking up a dragon.
The pattern is now available from my usual pattern stores for you to make your own version at the links below:
Please bear with me with regards to re-releasing the old Deramores patterns, it can take up to a whole day to reformat and upload to various shops, so it will be a work in progress – though do let me know if there’s a pattern you’d really love to see come next and I’ll see what I can do!
Until next time folks! Happy hooking, keep calm and crochet on my friends xx
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