Artist publishes a DIY crochet pattern for a very realistic bearded dragon

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You can pair crochet with handmade textile hats and teapots, but the age-old technique can be used to create almost anything. Russian toymaker Kseniya (of Totaksushadolls) interlocks loops of colorful yarn to create all kinds of cute and unusual creatures. And for those 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 images, and even video lessons. In the end, you will have a 12.6 inch (32 cm) textile reptile that you can fit in the palm of your hand. It features a head with realistic eyes and a ruffled textile “beard”. And the whole body, legs, feet and tail are decorated with crochet patterns that look like reptile scales. At first glance, it looks like a real lizard, so you might even be able to fool a few friends into introducing them to your new “pet”.

Check out what your crochet bearded dragon might look like below, along with other 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 crochet guide.

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

Bearded Dragon Crochet Pattern

It is designed by Kseniya (from 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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My Modern Met has granted permission to feature photos of Kseniya/Totaksushadolls.

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