This magnificent creature of myth and fantasy is captured in toys, hats, and inspires clothing design in cowls, shawls, gauntlets. Most patterns are free. Updated 3/2/23
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NY Times Bestselling Author Kim Harrison designed this impressive dragon and has generously provided the pattern complete with photo and video tutorials.
Dragon Fire Scarf
Double knit reversible scarf with dragon and abstract fire. Charts only. Designed by Carrie Pinkerton. Fingering weight yarn.
Kate Kuckro’s cute dragon toy softie In the pictured project, tropicalgirlknits customized hers as the Blind Dragon (from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
Dragon and Dragon II Cloths
2 designs for dragon motif wash and dish cloths. Designed by Louise Sarrazin based on a design by Marie Wright. Pictured projects by the designer and 55yrknitter
Tarragon the Gentle Dragon
Knit-a-Zoo created this 24 cm dragon that is knit in the round.
Rectangular lace shawl with dragon design. Designed by MMario. Pictured projects by Ev3line and Prinsesse
Pendragon Slouch Hat
This slouch hat features dragon motifs in stranded colorwork in the brim. Designed by Laurie Pribbeno
Reversible doubleknit bookmark with a dragon motif. Designed by LFSAlden. Pictured project by Carla72
Dragon Bottle Cozy
Colorwork dragon motif on bottle cover adapted from the bookmark pattern above. The knitter writes out general instructions for the bottle cozy in the round but makes the assumption that you will know how to add the chart in the knit section so no details are included. Not for someone who wants detailed instructions. Pictured project by folk
Dragon Slayer Hood
Hooded scarf for children. About 6 x 56 in. (15 x 142 cm), to fit a child up to about 10 yrs
More Free Patterns
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld: Flynn the Swamp Dragon
Steph Conley designed this dragon softie inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels. Pictured project by nysak who added coated wire to give structure to the wings.
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- Get the free knitting pattern for the wings by Natasja Broman
- Get Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels and video games
Knit and purl stitches create a winged fire-breathing dragon in relief for wash cloths and more. Designed by Sharman Cherry. Pictured project by HonorCrowned
Arm Knit Dragon’s Tail Blanket
Cozy cocoon blanket designed to resemble the tail of a dragon or dinosaur. Designed by Amanda Bassetti of SimplyMaggie.com for Premier Yarns. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Length: approx. 60”
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Premier Couture Jazz yarn on Amazon
- Get Simply Maggie’s book Arm Knitting: 30 Home and Fashion Projects for all your No-Needle Needs (Kindle and Prime available)
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Dragon Buddy Blanket
Ruth Bramley’s lovey comfort blanket features a knot stitch that resembles scales. Pictured project by twizzler58.
Anna Simonsen was inspired by How to Train Your Dragon to created this My Favorite Dragon Hat.
Dragon Finger Puppet
carinbrat designed tiny detailed dragon and phoenix finger puppets.
Fiery Dragon Scarf
Brooke L. Hanna designed this scarf to be warm and practical as well as fun. The variegated green yarn gives an impression of scales.
Dragon’s Breath Cowl
Lace cowl designed by Nim Teasdale with optional beading. The colors are inspired after the last heat of summer.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get lace weight yarn for this project at Annie’s
- See more Cowl Knitting Patterns
Darlene Kitterman designed this stocking hat of a winged dragon that inspired many variations. Be sure to look at the projects!
Dragon Wall Hanging
Reversible doubleknit wall hanging adapted from the bookmark pattern above. The knitter writes out the pattern for the border (in vs and os) in the project notes as well as providing links to various techniques. Pictured project by CrisInStitches
Dragon Scale Gauntlets
Designed by Annemarie Pearson. Pictured project by twinklespin.
Patterns for Purchase
Between the Dragon and His Wrap
Dragons and castles create an enchanted shawl. Length: 60" for small size, 69" for large size * Width: 19". Chart or written instructions. Designed by wipinsanity. Worsted weight yarn. Perfect for fantasy cosplay and historic costumes.
Tahesha the Dragoness
Dragon created from cables, short rows and other stitches. This panel can be added to a variety of knitting projects such as sweaters, hats, blankets, and more. Designed by Ina Wendrock. Pictured projects by the designer and SINessi. Available in English and German
Winged Dragon Kimono Sweater
This reversible double knit pullover sweater features a winged dragon wrapping around the sweater. 7 sizes, XS through XXXL. Designed by Tania Richter.
Knitting pattern for Palm-Sized Dragon by CraftyMutt (some crochet). Two inches tall, and five from nose to tail.
Celtic Sky Dragon Shawl
This reversible double knit shawl features the motif of a stunning Celtic Wind Dragon with wings made from triangular Celtic knots. Designed by Tania Richter. Pictured projects by AetherFang, Junifee, and ecoerica.
Fiery Carroty Dragon
Knitting pattern for dragon toy softie. Size 26 cm x 26 cm
Fire Dragon Scarf
Double knit, reversible, thick scarf, featuring a dragon on both ends.
Knit side to side in short rows.
Scale Mail Dragon
CraftyMutt’s knitting pattern to make a hand-sized baby dragon with either one or two colours of scales. The dragon has a wingspan of around 8 inches and measures 12 inches from nose to tail.
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- Get Scale Mail on Etsy
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Madmonkeyknits designed this dragon beanie that transforms to a balaclava/mask. Instructions for 4 sizes XS (baby), S (child), M (teen / woman) & L (man).
Reversible Dragonflight Bag
The Reversible Dragonflight Bag is a double knit tote bag with a reinforced base and two handles. It features a beautiful flying dragon on either side and a spiral design on the ends. The finished size is approximately 10.5” by 11” by 3.5” (26.7 by 27.9 by 8.9 cm), not including the handles.