As promised in my last blog post, here’s a visual step-by-step tutorial of how to crochet and assemble an Amigurumi Toothless.
You will find the pattern HERE on Sarselgurumi’s blog. This post is intended to compliment Sarselgurumi’s pattern with visuals. I hope you find it useful!
I used dark navy DK yarn and a 2.75mm hook.
The body is started at the base and worked up to the neck. The decreases shape it into a “sitting” posed body.
The pattern calls for Toothless’ head to be “shaped” during the stuffing process. However, I found that the increased were sufficient in giving him a pointed snout. I think working with a smaller hook (a 2.75mm – which created tighter stitches) helped in giving Toothless’ head shape.
CROCHETING TOOTHLESS’ TOES
1) As instructed, crochet the base of the foot. With the sole facing down, your foot base should look like this.
2) I put a stitch marker at the beginning of the round. As per pattern, crochet in the first few front loops.
3) Half double crochet into one stitch as instructed (I’ve traced the HDC stitches in red) and loosen the last loop as shown in the image below. Remove crochet hook.
4) Insert hook into the first HDC and pick up the loosened loop. Then, as indicated by the red arrow, tighten the loose loop and pull through the first HDC.
5) Then you will have your toe!
6) Continue following the pattern. When you have finished the round, your “foot” should look like this.
7) When you sc the next round though, be careful to note that some of the stitches (especially around the toes) you crochet into will not be as obvious.
TAIL FINS (Part A and Part B)
At the end of Row 3 on Part B of the wings the pattern says to slip stitch through the ends of the previous rows to create a curve. I understood this to mean slip stitching into the stitches marked in red.
The end result creates a curve around the edge of the piece.
Once you have completed all the parts of Toothless you should have something like this…!
Which leads to…
HEAD TO BODY
First of all, Toothless head is to be connected to his body. The pattern suggests skewering both parts onto a knitting needle – and this was a great way to keep both parts inline whilst sewing them together.
LEGS TO BODY
I attached Toothless’ back legs to his rear at a 90 degree angle – sticking out to his left and right.
I attached his front legs pressed against the front of his body.
EARS, MINI HORNS and EARS to HEAD
Toothless’ Mini Horns and Ears frame his face in the same way a mane frames a lion’s face. I attached the two mini horns on Toothless’ head first and then worked down his face. I positioned the first two horns a few rows behind the centre of his head as seen in the picture below.
As I attached the ears and other mini horns, I positioned them a little closer to the front of his face. From the side you can see how the mini horns and ears tilt at an angle around Toothless’ face.
TAIL AND WINGS TO BODY
TAIL FINS AND TAIL
I struggled a little to understand how Toothless’ tail fins should attach to his tail. I looked at pictures of the animated Toothless for ideas and in the end settled for this arrangement.
After all this you should finally have your very own Toothless!
I hope this post has been of use to those of you who are making a Toothless on your own! It’s an amigurumi pattern more challenging than most, but very rewarding to complete!