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This advanced pattern uses feltable, heavy weight wool and size 1, 5 and 10 ½ circular needles, as well as size 2, D and J crochet hooks. The pattern is completed using stockinette stitch (the purl side is the right side), short rows, intarsia technique and I-cord stitch. Several simple crochet stitches including chain stitch, single crochet, slip stitch, half double, double crochet and triple crochet are used to add finishing touches. The Chinese dragon is made with about 140 yards of main color red heathered wool for the main body, 65 yards of light weight white wool, 45 yards of heavy weight white yarn and 30 yards of light weight light red for the belly.  I used 75 yards each of light weight yellow, medium orange and dark orange wool for the back ridge spikes, and details on the belly. Feel free to work in whatever colors you like. There are few Dragon breeders around to argue conformation. Chinese history -notes that Chinese Royal Dragons have 5 toes on each leg. Lesser dragons have less toes. This pattern calls for 5 toes.

Jin Hung the Chinese Dragon