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!
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LEVEL: Easy Intermediate
CROCHET HOOK: 5.0mm hook
– 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!
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!”