Here’s a gem-like crochet Dragon Egg with a cute surprise in it! Yes as dragon eggs do, this one holds an adorable baby dragon amigurumi! It’s tucked inside, waiting to come out into the world.
I made a 3 Dragon Egg set (inspired in part by Khalessi, the mother of Dragons). This is a free companion crochet pattern to my Dragon Amigurumi pattern I released earlier on my blog.
The design of the crochet Dragon Egg is made to mimic dragon scales around the shell. The scales imbue it with a sense of mystery, danger, and fantasy. I work the rounds up first, but do every other round in the back loop only. And then I go back to the loops again to add the Dragon Scale stitches around.
You can actually have 2 looks to your dragon egg. Here’s the first look with the scales pointing upward.
You can also point the scales downward, and the stitches look more defined here. You can choose which look you like for the egg!
The crochet dragon egg is strong enough to stand on its own, but it has a hole at the bottom for you to insert your Baby Dragon amigurumi.
Let’s see our green baby dragon breaking free out of his shell!
For the egg colors, I chose jeweled color tones. The yarn I used was Red Heart with Love Metallic. It’s hard to capture it in the photos, but they have a sparkle and shimmer to them that is quite magical for the eggs!
I like to make the color of the eggs match to the Dragon color itself, but really, you can just let your imagination fly! A Rainbow Egg would be pretty as well, now that I think about it!
I hope you’ll enjoy this fun set and I’d love to see how your magical Dragon Eggs turn out! Be sure to tag me on my Instagram or Facebook!
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If you like this pattern, be sure to check out my other free crochet patterns!
Check out a few of my favorites below!
1. Space Pod for Baby Yoda Amigurumi // 2. Duck Amigurumi Pattern // 3. Brushed Dog Crochet Pattern // 4. Totoro Amigurumi Pattern
Dragon Egg Crochet Tutorial Video
See the Dragon Egg in action and crochet along with me!
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LEVEL: Easy Intermediate
CROCHET HOOK: 5.0mm hook
Red Heart with Love Metallic
or another option can be:
Caron Simply Soft Party
– Yarn Needle
– Stich Marker
ABBREVIATIONS: (American English crochet)
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (sc dec)
st – stitch
5 inches tall / 13 cmm tall
Crochet Dragon Egg Amigurumi Pattern
Note: If you’re looking for the Dragon, find the Dragon Amigurumi pattern here.
Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Note: We will now start working in Back Loop for EVERY OTHER Round.
Round 3: In Back Loop only, Sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 5: In Back Loop only, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 6: Sc in each st around – 24 sc.
Round 7: In Back Loop only, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 8: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] around – 36 sc.
Round 9: In Back Loop only, sc in each st around – 36 sc.
Round 10: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around – 42 sc.
Round 11: In Back Loop only, sc in each st around – 42 sc.
Round 12: Sc in each st around – 42 sc.
Round 13: In Back loop only, sc in each st around – 42 sc.
Round 14: Sc in each st around – 42 sc.
Round 15: In Back Loop only, [Sc2tog, sc in next 5 st] around – 36 sc.
Round 16: Sc in each st around – 36 sc.
Round 17: In Back Loop only, sc in each st around – 36 sc.
Round 18: [Sc2tog, sc in next 10 st] around – 33 sc.
Round 19: In Back Loop only, [sc2tog, sc in next 9 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 20: [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 21: In Back loop only, sc in each st around – 24 sc.
(At the end you should have 10 ridge lines in total)
DRAGON SCALE STITCH (this is just my nickname for this set of stitches today):
(Sl st, hdc, ch 2, sl st in previous ch, hdc, sl st) in next st, sl st in next st.
Go back to the top of the Dragon Egg where the first loop is and fasten on. Do a Dragon Scale Stitch (photo tutorial below), and continue with the Dragon Scale Stitches around the loops. Here’s a breakdown of how many Dragon Scale stitches are in each round.
Round 1: 6 Dragon Scale Stitches
Round 2: 9 Dragon Scale Stitches
Round 3: 12 Dragon Scale Stitches
Round 4: 18 Dragon Scale Stitches
Round 5: 21 Dragon Scale Stitches
Round 6: 21 Dragon Scale Stitches
Round 7: 18 Dragon Scale Stitches
Round 8: 18 Dragon Scale Stitches
Round 9: 18 Dragon Scale Stitches
Round 10: 12 Dragon Scale Stitches
Hide and cut all ends. Make sure to crochet my Dragon Amigurumi as well if you haven’t done so already so your Dragon Egg can have a nice surprise in it!
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If you enjoyed this pattern and would like to support me, please check out my much larger and cuddly premium crochet pattern “D is for Dragon!”
Sheltie TimesFebruary 28, 2020 at 12:41 pm
I’m always looking for fun different Easter Egg patterns. Thank you so much for this one.
Ami AmourFebruary 29, 2020 at 1:35 pm
Yes it definitely makes for a unique and off-beat Easter Egg! Happy crocheting and hope you have fun with it!
MelanieMay 4, 2022 at 8:28 am
Love your patterns.
Really well explained with photos, written and video.
I made a dinosaur (grandson’s favourite) and dragon egg.
Really happy with them. Thanks
Ami AmourMay 4, 2022 at 8:41 am
Thank you, I’m so glad to hear it and hope your grandson has a great time with his new dino friend!
CharFebruary 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm
How much yarn does do these patterns take
Ami AmourFebruary 29, 2020 at 1:35 pm
For the Dragon Egg, when I’m using the Red Heart with Love Metallic, they require less than a skein (4.5oz and 200 yds). I could probably make at least 2 Dragon eggs with that skein!
Sherri TaylorMarch 8, 2020 at 9:53 pm
I actually squealed (sp) when I saw these cuties. I normally don’t go for a lot of crocheted toys, but once in awhile one grabs me. Yours did, nd I’m ordering my yarn tonight. Too cute!!! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I would have been paid for it. So, again, thank you very much. Will try to send you a pic when I make them.
Ami AmourMarch 8, 2020 at 10:36 pm
Yay, I’d definitely love to see how your Dragon Set comes out! Thanks for all your lovely words.
EmilyMay 21, 2020 at 8:51 am
I really want to do this but could you please advise how many meters of yarn did you use for the egg?
Ami AmourMay 21, 2020 at 4:05 pm
Hi Emily, for the egg, a skein with at least 164yd/149.96m should be good enough!
Dianne MarkleyAugust 4, 2020 at 8:36 pm
Is the free pattern just for the egg? How do I get the patterns for the baby dino’s?
Ami AmourAugust 4, 2020 at 10:11 pm
You can find all the patterns under my tag of Open Mouth Amigurumi, Happy Crocheting! https://amiamour.com/tag/open-mouth-amigurumi/
OlliverSeptember 17, 2020 at 11:41 am
Am I allowed to sell these (with credit, obviously)? These dragon eggs are so cute!
Ami AmourSeptember 17, 2020 at 11:48 am
Hi, yes, that’ll be fine as long as you use your own photos and you’ve made all the finished objects yourself. Thank you!
Janelle SFebruary 24, 2021 at 6:32 pm
You do very cute, unique work! Thank you for being willing to share your designs with us.
IrisbearAugust 21, 2021 at 1:58 pm
I actually made this for a friend’s birthday. she loves dragons. I altered the pattern for the baby dragon a bit, because I wanted a bit of a different look, but yours is really cute too! I also added a chained drawstring for the hole, so you can open and close it. all in all, a 5 star pattern! Keep doing what you’re doing.
Ami AmourAugust 23, 2021 at 5:11 pm
Thank you! I’ll keep at it! 😀 That’s such a great idea for a drawstring for the hole!
TeresaMay 8, 2022 at 9:26 pm
My goodness I know so many children who would love to receive these as gifts! Thanks so much for sharing. I was searching for crochet sushi patterns and that led me to your site with so many great projects.
Ami AmourMay 28, 2022 at 9:14 pm
I’m so glad you enjoy my patterns. Happy crocheting!! And I love that you crochet so generously to give as gifts!