Artist Releases DIY Crochet Pattern for a Very Realistic Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragon Crochet Pattern

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You might associate crochet with handmade textile hats and tea cozies, but the age-old technique can be used to create almost anything. Russian toy maker Kseniya (of Totaksushadolls) interlocks loops of colorful yarn to make all kinds of cute and unusual critters. And for those who are looking for an unconventional crochet pattern, Kseniya's amigurumi bearded dragon project might just be the one for you.

When purchasing Kseniya’s bearded dragon pattern on Etsy, you’ll instantly be able to download a 66-page PDF instruction booklet, 180 helpful pictures, and even video lessons. In the end, you’ll have a 12.6 inch (32 cm) textile reptile that you can hold in the palm of your hand. It features a head with realistic eyes and a ruffled textile “beard.” And the entire body, legs, feet, and tail are adorned with crochet patterns that look just like reptile scales. At first glance, it looks like a real lizard, so you might even be able to fool a few friends by introducing them to your new “pet.”

Check out what your crochet bearded dragon could look like below, plus more reptilian toys from Kseniya’s Etsy shop. The artist also sells patterns for a crochet iguana, a gecko, and a snake!

Don’t know how to crochet yet? Check out our how to crochet guide.

Looking for an unconventional crochet project? Why not try making this cute bearded dragon.

Bearded Dragon Crochet Pattern

It’s designed by Kseniya (of Totaksushadolls), who sells the pattern on Etsy.

Bearded Dragon Crochet Pattern

It looks so real!

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Kseniya also sells patterns for other crochet reptiles.

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Kseniya / Totaksushadolls: Etsy | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Kseniya / Totaksushadolls.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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