Learn to crochet through my crochet Patreon tutorials. Crochet is a craft and an art form that often brings old skills back into the modern world. In the Viking Ship tutorial, I use Hairpin crochet technique to create the dragon head.
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Crochet yarn 2 ply 100 % cotton in multicolored white and blue.
Beads: 1 purple + 4 white.
Special Crochet Stitches:
Slanting Cluster (SCL): (Yarn over, insert hook into previous DC from right to left, yarn over, pull loop through) x 3, yarn over, pull through first 5 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
Bubble stitch: Yarn over 7 times, insert hook in next st, yarn over and pull through stitch, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook.
Front Loop Treble and Front Loop Double Treble (FPTR and FPDTR): Skip next 3 sts, FPTR or FPDTR around next 3 sts.
Crochet Viking Ship Instructions
This pattern uses US stitch abbreviation. The viking ship is made in several steps. You will also use Hairpin crochet technique in making the dragon head and Flag.
Begin crochet the main part of the ship. It will look like the image below. You will be using stitches like SCL, FPTR, FPDTR, and Bullion stitch.
Use a 3.00 mm crochet hook size.
Row 1. Ch 60, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in remaining ch to end. Turn.
Row 2. CH 3, * 1 dc in next sc, 1 SCL, sk next sc*, rep between ** to end. Turn.
Row 3 Ch 3, * 1 dc in next SCL, 1 dc in ch sp between SCL*, rep between ** to end. Turn.
Row 4. Ch 2, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, * skip 3 dc, (FPTR in next dc) x 3*, rep between ** to last 3 dc, 1 hdc in next 3 dc. Turn.
Row 5. Ch 3, 1 tr in next 2 hdc, * 3 FPDTR in skipped dc from previous row*, rep between ** to end, end with 1 tr in last 3 hdc. Turn.
Row 6. Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, 1 bullion stitch (yo 7 times) in next FPDTR, hdc in next FPDTR*, rep between ** to end, end with hdc in 3 last sts. Turn. Fasten off.
Row 7. Reattach yarn in FPTR from row 4. Continue crochet in FPTR as follows: 1 bullion st in FPTR, 1 hdc in next FPTR. Continue to end of FPTR. Fasten off.
Begin crochet dragon head that will go at the front of ship. Make the dragon head as an independent motif using hairpin crochet technique.
Use the 3rd smallest setting on the heirloom. 19 loops each side with sc in the middle. Remove work from loom. Attach all 19 loops one side with a sc.
On the other side: 2 loops together with sc, ch 2, 2 loops together with sc, ch 4, 3 loops together with sc, crochet down 3 loops with 3 sc + 3-ch picot + 4 sc, ch 3, 5 loops together, crochet up 5 loops with 6 sc, 4-ch picot, sl st in same 5 loops together, ch 7, 3 loops together with sc, ch 4, 2 loops together with sc, ch 4, 2 loops together with sc. Turn. 3-ch picot, In ch sp crochet: (sc, hdc, dc, tr, dtr, sl st down last dtr, sl st in next sc) x 2, in next ch sp crochet sc, hdc, dc, tr, dtr, ttr, sl st down last ttr, sl st in next picot, sl st in every st to 4 ch sp (sk 3-ch sp), 5 sc in 4-ch sp, sc in sc, 2 sc in 2-ch sp. Crochet up loops with 24 hdc. You are now back at your 3-ch picot. This is where you will begin to crochet Dragon beak. Fasten off. There are 2 other 3-ch picot. Stitch them together using a sewing needle. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach dragon head to boat and begin crochet beak.
Use a 1.9 mm crochet hook size. 8 hdc down sts, turn, 3 hdc, turn, 2 hdc, turn, 1 hdc. Fasten off. Reattach at 1st hdc of 8 hdc, 3 hdc, turn, 3 hdc, turn, 2 hdc, turn, 1 hdc + 1 dc + 4 hdc in same st. Fasten off.
In the opening behind the beak, stitch a few strings up and down to give the impression of an eye. I also attached a bead there to add to the impression of an eye. :)
Row 1. Attach yarn in hdc row 7, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 ttr, dttr. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 4, turn and crochet down ch 4 with 7 sc, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in remaining sts.
Row 3. *3-ch picot, sl st in next st*, rep between ** across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
You will create the flat using both normal crochet and hairpin crochet.
Begin crochet flag pole. Ch 41, turn, *1 bullion st in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in next st*, rep to end, end with hdc in last st.
Attach loop on heirloom, and crochet 14 loops each side with sc in the middle. Use the 3rd smallest setting.
Off the heirloom crochet 14 loops together with sc. On the other side, crochet 4 loops together with sc, ch 7, 6 loops together with sc, ch 7, 4 loops together with sc. Turn. Sc + 4 ch-picot in sc, 9 sc in 7-ch sp, sc + 4 ch-picot in sc, 9 sc in 7-ch sp, sc + 4 ch-picot in sc.
Fold in half with picots together + the sc where 14 loops are held together. Fasten off and weave in ends. Attach on top of flag post.
Attach with a slip stitch and have the loop in the middle. Secure with a single crochet stitch on each loop after you flip the heirloom over. Keep making loops on each side until you have 21 loops that are secured with a single crochet stitch.
Free the work from loom. On one side, attach 7 loops with sl st, (ch 3, 1 sc in next loop) x 7, attach 7 loops with sl st.
On the other side, skip 4 loops and attach 13 loops with sl st. Attach the 4 loops on each side of the 13 loops together with a sl st. Fasten off, but don’t weave in the ends.
Instead of weaving in the end, you can leave them dangling down the sides. If you like you can use a smaller crochet hook and move the loose yarn bits to where you want them.
Crochet Kangaroo Pattern ~ Easy and Free Kangaroo Crochet Pattern
This patterns is such a cute and easy pattern to do. It is a fold me up (similar to the fold me up Giraffe crochet pattern) crochet pattern.
Crochet hook size 3.0 mm
Crochet yarn Green 100 % Acrylic 4 ply
Crochet Kangaroo Pattern Instructions
This Crochet Kangaroo pattern uses US stitch abbreviation.
Skill level: Easy.
The first thing you need to do is to crochet 7 spikes as picture below shows.
Row 1. Ch 4, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. In remaining chs crochet 1 hdc, 1 dc.
Row 2. Ch 9, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. In remaining chs crochet 1 sc, hdc x 2, dc x 2, 1 tr, 1 dtr.
Row 3 Ch 12, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. In remaining chs crochet 1 sc, hdc x 3, dc x 3, tr x 2, 1 dtr.
Row 4. Ch 15, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. In remaining chs crochet 1 sc, hdc x 4, dc x 4, tr x 3, 1 dtr.
Row 5. As row 3.
Row 6. As row 2.
Row 7. As row 1.
How to fold up to become a kangaroo.
Fold the last row back until row 6 follows and lay across to create the back of the kangaroo. Row 7 can be folded on top of row 4 to give the look of extra muscle. Row 4 becomes the back leg, and row5 becomes the tail. Row 1 is the ears, and row 2 is the face. Row 3 is the front legs.
Use sewing needle and stitch the pieces in place. Use thread and needle to fold the ear sideways in half to give more the appearance of an ear. Do the same with the face to bend the face to be more kangarooish :D
This crochet Camel pattern uses UK stitch abbreviation.
Crochet hook size 3 mm
Crochet yarn 100 % cotton in White, 3 ply
Felt wool in pink and brown
Crochet Camel Pattern Instruction
Set the heirloom on 3rd smallest settings.
Step 1. Crochet 2 loops each side with dc in the middle.
Step 2. 2 loops together as follows: 1 dc around 2 front loops, 1 dc around 2 back loops x 3, 1 dc around 2 front loops. Turn.
Step 3. In next 5 dc crochet: (1 dc, 1 htr, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 ttr) + ch 6, repeat step 2 other side. Turn.
Step 4. Repeat step 3, except DO NOT ch 6, INSTEAD sk ch 6 + ttr, 1 dc around dtr. Turn.
Step 5. Make 2 loops each side. Attach 1st loop by inserting hook into tr with a dc.
Repeat process 1-5 until you have 14 motifs each side. Remove work from the loom. Insert hook through 10 loops, pull together and create a circle. Use a sewing needle and fold remaining 3 motifs in half sideways and inwards. Fold the top motif to the sideway but outwards. Secure them with a stitch. Stitch the first folded motif to the first motif on the circle using a sewing needle. This will create the appearance of the neck of the camel.
Loops outer circle: Attach the 1 motif closest to the neck and the 1 motif closest to the circle through their loops wit a sl st + sc. Continue to crochet 2 motifs together through the loops with a sl st + sc. Fasten off.
Do not attach top motif of neck through loops. Instead, crochet as follows. Attach yarn at base of motif with a sl st. Crochet up motif to make top part of neck as follows: 4 htr, 3 tr, crochet 3 dc in last tr made, dc in sts until next corner. Crochet 3-ch picot in last st. Sc back to base of motif . Fasten off. Fold back and sl st 3-ch picot to next motif of the neck. This will create a chunky looking neck.
How to Crochet camel’s front leg:
Row 1. Ch 3, turn, 10 tr in 3rd ch from hook. Turn.
Row 2. 1 dc in next 6 tr, tr in remaining tr. Turn.
Row 3. Ch 3, tr in tr, 1 htr in next 3 sts. Turn.
Row 4. Ch 3, 1 tr in next 4 sts. Turn.
Row 5. Ch 3, 1 tr in next st, 2 tr tog, 1 tr in last st. Turn.
Row 6. Ch 3, 2 tr tog, 1 tr in last st. Turn.
Row 7-8. 1 Htr in next 3 sts. Turn.
Row 9. 2 htr tog, 1 htr in last st. Turn.
Row 10 – 14. Htr in sts. Turn.
Row 15. Htr in 1st htr, 2 htr in last htr. Fasten off. Sl st row 1 to front of camel. Weave in end.
How to Crochet camel’s back leg:
Row 1. Ch 3, turn, 11 tr in 3rd ch from hook. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 3, 1 tr in next 4 tr, 2 tr in next 3 tr. Turn.
Row 3. Ch 3, 1tr in next 4 tr. Turn.
Row 4. Ch 3, 2 tr tog, 1 tr in next tr, sk last tr. Turn.
Row 5 – 7. Ch 3, 1 tr in tr. Turn.
Row 8. Ch 3, tr in same st as ch 3, tr in next tr, sk last tr. Turn.
Row 9 – 10. Ch 3, tr in tr. Turn.
Row 11. Ch 3, 1 tr in same st as ch 3, 2 tr tog. Turn.
Row 12. Ch 3, 1 tr in same st as ch 3, 1 tr in tr to end. Fasten off. Stitch row 1 to back of camel.
How to Crochet camel’s head:
Row 1. Ch 3, turn, 10 tr in 3rd ch from hook. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 3, 1 tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next tr, 1 htr in next 4 tr. Turn.
Row 3. 1 Htr in next 4 htr, 1 htr in 3 tr, 1 tr in remaining tr, ch 6, turn, 1 tr in 3rd ch from hook, 1 tr in next 3 chs, sl st at bottom of tr before ch 6. Turn.
Row 4. Dc in tr, 3 tr tog, dc in turning ch. Fasten off. Stitch on top of neck. Weave in ends.
Stitch brown felt in eye position of the camel. This is to denote long and heavy eyelashes. Use purple yarn and stitch on eyelids over the top part of brown felt.
How to Crochet Camel’s Ear:
Ch 3, turn, 3 tr in 3rd ch from hook. Fasten off. Stitch to top of head. Weave in end.
How to Crochet Camel Tail:
Ch 9, turn, sk 1st ch, (1 dc in next ch, twist the chain and 1 dc through the back of ch) x continue to end. Fasten off. Stitch to rear of camel.