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Crochet a Contemporary Dragon Hat. Pattern Tutorial. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Aerie North, Designer + Maker ♦ Art Gallery Education

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4 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:32
    • 2. Lesson 1: Crocodile Stitch (aka dragon scale)

      2:28
    • 3. Lesson 2: Dragon Hat Pattern Tutorial

      5:31
    • 4. Lesson 3: Selling Your Dragon Hats

      3:48

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Materials:

4 ply worsted yarn
100% acrylic
Size Hook: 6mm (US10/J)
Scissors, Yarn Needle

Dimensions
Fits Most Adults

Stitches:

Chain [ch]
Slip Stitch: [sl]
Single Crochet [sc]
Double Crochet [dc]
Crocodile Stitch

Lesson 1:  The Crocodile Stitch
Lesson 2: Pattern Tutorial
Lesson 3: Sell Your Hats

I provide two pdf downloads of this pattern in the class Attach a File section, the first pdf includes large colorful images, perfect for viewing online, and the second pdf is text only so that you can print it + follow the pattern on the go.

Although no part of this pattern or tutorial can be reproduced in any manner without the permission of AerieNorth.com, I do encourage you to sell your finished hats online or in art galleries + boutiques. We will go into detail about selling your hats in Lesson 3.

BONUS

Click HERE to access How to Write an Artist Bio That Will Impress Art Directors + Gallery Curators.  Your Creative Story.

Click HERE to access Sell Your Art in Art Gallery + Museum Boutique Shops.
Free book: Sell Your Art in Art Galleries book, included with this class as a pdf download.

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Transcripts

1. Introduction: Hello and welcome to class, where you're going to learn how to crow Shea this dragon pack. The materials that you'll need are four ply worsted yarn. 100% acrylic works best. Your hook size is six millimeters, which in the U. S. A. Size 10 or J. You'll need a pair of scissors, a yarn needle or a regular needle with a large I big enough to thread yarn. And the dimensions of this hat fits most adults. The stitches will use in this pattern and tutorial are the Chain Stitch Slip Stitch, single Pro, Shea, Double Pro Shea and the Crocodile Stitch. And less than one I'll go through how to create the Crocodile Stitch and lesson to will go through the entire pattern. And unless and three, I'll give you some tips on how to sell your hats. I provide to pdf downloads of this pattern in the class attachment section. The first pdf includes large, colorful images perfect for viewing online, and the second pdf is text only, so you can print it off and follow the pattern on the go. Although no part of this pattern or tutorial can be reproduced in any matter without permission from airy north dot com. I do encourage you to sell your finished hats online and in art galleries and boutiques will go into detail about selling your hats in less than three. Please join me in class by clicking on that enroll button toe. Learn how to create this contemporary hat and for creative news, please sign up on airy north dot com. 2. Lesson 1: Crocodile Stitch (aka dragon scale): hello and welcome back to class. In this lesson, you will learn how to create the crocodile Stitch. I'll include this legend in the file attachment section of the class. The legend shows that a chain stitch is represented by a circle without any Phil, and a slip stitch is represented by a circle that's completely filled and a double crow. Shea is that double T. This legend shows that we make a chain and then create a V stitch. A V Stitch is to double Crow Shays in the same stitch or, when you begin the project the same chain stitch. Then you'll create five double Crow. She's going down the first post of that V and five double crow. She's going up the second post of the V. Let me show you what I mean with really arm. Once you create that first chain base, you want to create Avi's ditch to start you chained to to create that first post of the V stitch and then complete the V's ditch by making another double crow Shea into that same stitch. Then you skip the chain or the stitch and then create another V's ditch, which is to double Crow Shays in the same stitch. Here's a row of these ditches when we see Asterix and then Instructions and Asterix, that means repeat the instructions inside those two Asterix as per the instructions. So here we see to double cross Shay's in one stitch, then skip a stitch or, in this case, a chain to double crow. She's in the next stitch, Then Skip 12 Double Crow Shays in the next stitch than Skip one from Asterix Toe Asterix. So you have a row of these stitches. Then, to create that scale, you'll turn your work. Once you get to the end of the row and then in step one, you'll do five Double Crow Shays down that first V stitch post, and Step two is to do five Double Crow Shays up the second V stitch Post. Step three is to skip the next V stitch all together and then create the next scale in the V stitch after the skipped one in this picture that's represented by the Red Star to the Red Star. So in this image you will do the five Cochet down the first post where that Starace and then the five double Cochet up the second post, skip the next V stitch and then create that scale again. This is the basic instruction to create one crocodile stitch in the next lesson will go through the entire pattern to create that dragon hat. I'll meet you there. 3. Lesson 2: Dragon Hat Pattern Tutorial: hello and welcome back to class. In this lesson, we're going to go step by step through the crow shape pattern to create this dragon hat. We're going to start with Rose and then change them into rounds. We're going to start by chaining 60 plus one, then turn Row one and two will both be 60 single crow Shays one chain and then turn Row three is 30 v stitches and then turn. You can see that by adding those 1st 2 rows of single crow. Shea create an attractive base for this hat. Row four will be our first row of crocodile stitches. You'll create 15 crocodile stitches, just like in the previous tutorial, creating a crocodile stitch, skip of the Stitch crocodile six ditch Skip Avi, crocodile stitch and so on until you get to the end of the road after the first complete row of crocodile stitches, it's time to connect the end to the beginning to create a circle for the base of your dragon hat, connect with a slip stitch and then so the connections to create a clean appearance. Now we're gonna be working in rounds. So instead of calling Row five row five, We're going to call it Round one and the first round will be 30 v stitches and then slip stitch to connect the round. The placement of the V stitches are in the center of the crocodile stitch and in between each crocodile stitch. So you're working with 30 V stitches and 15 crocodile stitches. This image demonstrates the slip stitch to close the round, and you can see that I've sewn everything together by leaving an extra long tail. When I began this project and just used my yard needle to sew that tail into those first couple of rows of 60 single stitches and round two, you'll make 15 crocodile stitches and slip stitch to connect the round. These crocodile stitches are staggered in this particular pattern. Round three is 30 V stitches and slip stitch to connect the round. Round four will be 15 crocodile stitches and slip stitch to connect the round. We can start to see how this is forming with that nice, staggered look, and as you work through the pattern, you can pull and tweak your scales into place so that the stagger is more visible and attractive after round four, just stand up your circle and you can see that dragon hat beginning to form from around 5 to 18. You'll be alternating 30 V stitches slip stitch to connect the round, and then 15 crocodile stitches slip stitch to connect the round after round 18. Would I like to do here is to close the top of the hat with a single crow shea along the top. I like that appearance, but it's OK if you want it a smaller, seamless looking hat by just slip stitching instead of single crashing to close the top. You can stop here and have a gorgeous dragon hat, like in this picture and these couple. Or you can add ear flaps, as in the following additional pattern to create these ear flaps. You're just gonna change six and slip stitch to close that circle. Create your first crocodile stitch by making those five double crow shays down the first post of the V stitch and then five double crow Shays up the second post of the V stitch slip, stitch it to close and then create a V stitch on top of this first crocodile stitch and then create your second crocodile stitch just on top of the first. Now we wanna build on. Missed. So now you make three these ditches on top of the second crocodile stitch by just adding Avi's ditch at the beginning, the middle and the other end of that second crocodile hostage and then make to crocodile stitches in those these that you just form by making a crocodile stitch in one V, skipping that middle V and then making a crocodile stitch in the V on the other side. And then add five these stitches on top of those two crocodile stitches. Those five. These give you enough room toe, add three crocodile stitches and then create seven V stitches, which gives you the room for five crocodile stitches on top. And this is your ear flap. So repeat this one so that you have to ear flaps and then carefully place the ear flaps on each side of the hat and then sew them on with your yarn needle. Remember to stagger the crocodile stitches for continuity. You can use yourself as the model for the ear flap placement. I used Burnett's Mosaic four ply 100% acrylic yarn for this hat. I found it to be thinner than other yarns with same specs. So if you're gonna work with a thicker yarn, you can decrease the pattern. However, for this pattern toe work, you must have an odd number of dragon scales or as they're also called crocodile stitches. In the next lesson, I'm going to go over a few tips that will help you sell your contemporary crow Shea hats in art galleries and boutique shops. 4. Lesson 3: Selling Your Dragon Hats: Hello and welcome back to class, although no part of this pattern or tutorial can be reproduced in any manner without permission of airy north dot com, I really do encourage you to sell your finished hats online and in art galleries and boutiques, these air places that pay you top dollar for unique, handcrafted products. I created a couple of classes that I wanted to tell you about that will help you along if you want to start and grow a creative business in my class. How to Write an Artist Bio, which is a biography that own press, art directors and gallery curator, is with your creative story. I explained what you need to know to effectively right an artist maker bio, so that you can sell your crow Shea hats in prominent boutiques and shops. I've listed the link to that class. In the information section of this class are Callard, curator's and art directors. Expect artisan makers toe have a bio, even if you don't have a lot of experience. I explain in that class what you can put into a bio that will give it substance. You'll need a bile for a call to submissions and writing art proposals, toe art galleries and events. When you're being interviewed by Media Blog's television podcasts of magazines, they'll want tohave bio that they can include in their interview. You'll need a bile for public relations and marketing when writing artists and maker grant proposals and also for your websites catalogue and, of course, your portfolio and artisan makers. Bio is really an essential marketing tool that will move your creative business forward. Your bio has the power to create positive buzz that will result in more sales and keep you in a wonderful freelance art and make her crew that you're going to love. I also have another class that's very advantageous to selling your handcrafted items, and that class is called Sell Your Art in Art Gallery Museum boutique shops. I've also listed the link to that class in this class. I explain how to get your crow Shea hats in art gallery and museum boutique shops so that you can start to grow that created business. The class overview of that class includes how to approach art galleries and museums. Shop curate er's I show you some examples of submission email, secure a tres and I go through the reciprocal art gallery membership that has a list of over 700 art galleries that are accepting new artists. I also have a little secret about selling your art in the Smithsonian places like the Royal Ontario Museum and other prestigious boutique shops. And then I have a couple of case studies that I go over. One is about selling a coloring book, and the other one is how to sell arts, crafts and fine art and gallery shops. That class also includes my book Sell Your Art in Art Gallery boutiques in a pdf download in the file section of that class. Selling your crow Shea hats and other cruciate items doesn't have to limit you to craft fairs. There's an entire online and boutique market looking for new artists makers, creating unique handmade products I've been making in teaching art for over 20 years. I love helping creative people start and grow their handcrafted business. Thank you for taking this class. It was a pleasure to teach and please stay in touch by joining our private Facebook group. And it's called Arts and Crafts Business Mastermind Group. The link to that group is in the class project section of this class and also for some creative news, please sign up on airy north dot com.