Thursday, December 30, 2010

Presenting Toothless

 Toothless in all his glory.




After my husband bought me the DVD of How to Train Your Dragon I became obsessed with finding the cutest plush Toothless possible! Do you know what my option was?


Yeah seriously? That little dumpy BLUE round lizard thing was NOT going to cut it. So like the majority of crafters who enjoyed the movie I decided to make my own. This little guy was 100% designed and created by me (no, not Toothless, he belongs to Dreamworks. I'm talking about the pattern and the plush, duh!)

 

Altogether Toothless took me about four days to craft. That's right, just four days... and about four weeks. In the first two days I completed his body down to the toes and back spikes, but after that my ability to eyeball his form hit a wall. I spent another two days trying to figure out how I was going to get his wings to look anything like the pictures. Frustrated I "set the project aside" and finally returned to it yesterday.



As you can see the wings (and everything else) doesn't quite match perfectly. After all he is a crochet version of a computer animated dragon, so it's not like I'm working in the realm of realism here. However I have seen many versions out there and I truly feel that mine is at least not the worse.




So what finally pushed me to finish him you ask? I want to make another. No, not crochet. Upon my searches for a respectable Toothless plush I came across a fellow crafter who has posted a pattern for a sewn version. Oh and it's about four feet long, which after working with miniature styles I'm ready for something BIG.


Also, happy birthday to me! I now have a rather cute Toothless!

6 comments:

  1. i love this! great job, probably best crochet toothless i've seen

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  2. He's adorable! I crocheted a toothless, but he is nowhere near as good or cute as this guy.

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  3. Please Please PLEASE tell me you have a pattern for him. I just saw the movie tonight and fell in love with him. Yours is the ABSOLUTE BEST I have seen.

    I have been looking for a dragon pattern for days. Something suitable for a plush to give to a guy. Your Toothless is beautiful.

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  4. KazekoHitori: I'm so sorry! He's one that I don't have a pattern for. I just made him based on generic shapes and a lot of luck. There are some really great dragon patterns on Craftster.org and ravelry.com so check there too. Best of luck!

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  5. he is just way too cute!!! omg i want one!!!

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