An original realistic crochet amigurumi Bearded Dragon lizard pattern by June Gilbank.
Bearded dragons, aka ‘beardies’, are one of the most popular reptiles to keep as pets. They are docile and friendly, and eat insects and vegetables. In the wild, bearded dragons can be found in the Australian deserts. Beardies can flatten their bodies and change colour when they bask in the sun, so they can absorb more heat. When threatened, they puff out their spiky ‘beard’ throat skin and open their mouth wide so they appear larger.
Yarn: worsted weight yarn in orange, yellow, brown, grey, or any other colour you like. (A heathered yarn will give a
subtle variegated effect, but the lizard would also look good in a solid colour.)
Hook: US E / 3.5mm
Additional info: You'll also need 2 pipe cleaners to make the legs poseable. The ends of the pipe cleaners are protected, but please be sensible and don't use this as a baby toy unless you skip the pipe cleaners (tips for how to omit them are given in the pattern).
Size: approx 12" (30cm) long with tail fully extended; 7" (18cm) long excluding tail