Roar, what’s that? Is it a dragon? No, it’s just dragon slippers with real crocheted scales. They’re warm as a dragon’s breath and cute as can be. So if you like cozy feet with a little whimsy thrown in, crocheted dragon stitch slippers are for you.
These boot-style slippers with overlapping dragon scales at the top come in baby, child and adult sizes. They can be made with or without buttons sewn on the sides and in any colors you like. Some crochet fans have opted for dragon green and others have chosen rainbow colors. Some are more partial to purple dragons. Whatever color you like your dragons to be, dragon slippers evoke images of fairy tales and faraway times.
The holidays are coming, and dragon slippers make great presents. You can get the patterns by going to etsy.com. They’re rated intermediate, but there are photo tutorials to help out while you’re first learning the dragon stitch.
Like crafters today, ancient people had a love of making things with their hands. Evidence of early crochet work has been found in Arabia, China and South America. In the 16th century, nuns used a type of crochet to make lacy altar cloths. Modern crochet probably came from Turkey to France in the 18th century, where at first crochet work was done on fabric. Soon the fabric was abandoned, and when a French designer produced pattern books for the general public, crochet began to take off.
In the 19th century, crochet became as popular as today and even helped save lives. During the Irish Potato Famine, families survived on the income they received from crocheting. By the early 20th century, crafters were producing afghans, slippers, cushions, potholders and many more of the same items they like to make today. Today, anything goes. Fans of crochet want to make their own patterns and express their own creative visions.
So now there are all kinds of great patterns like dragon slippers, so you never have to scale back on crochet fun!