Free Pattern Friday! Love Dragon Plush

Hey everyone!
Being February you just know I had to do something themed for Valentine’s Day, but when I saw how close it was to the Chinese Lunar New Year I got especially excited! I tried to come up with a project that combined both ideas, and landed on a cute Eastern style dragon plush holding a tiny heart. Not too dissimilar from Valentine’s teddy bears, but I thought it was a cute twist 😀
The pattern also comes with templates to make it a Western style dragon as well, with wings and horns instead of antlers and whiskers. Either way, it’s slightly different from other dragons I’ve done because it has a more prominent snout and tiny little ears. All the small details do add up to a bit of hand sewing and careful stitching, so I’ve rated it 4/10 in difficulty.
I hope it will make a fun project for you all over this last weekend before V-day! <3

And there’s a bonus! As some of you may know, I don’t usually do embroidery because my old machine was on the fritz for many years (and I just really love applique so much you guys, haha). Well, I finally got one this past Christmas so I’m ready to start sharing embroidery files to go with my patterns! I usually only made them for myself, so I hope they stitch out well for you. Do let me know if there are any issues so I can make them better for future projects!

P.S. If you’d like to see some behind-the-scenes work on the making of this plush, check out my Patreon! For just $1 a month, subscribers get all of my free patterns one week early. And the perks have been expanded so you’ll now get more behind-the-scenes posts as well 😀

46 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Love Dragon Plush”

  1. So cute! I hope that all the love you pour into your designs and website return to you tenfold this New Year! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  2. Oh man thank you so much, this is amazing! Cute dragons with embroidery files! My favourite plush artist providing embroidery files with patterns is a dream come true! I always feel that plushes with some embroidered parts gives it such a professional feel to it!

  3. Thank you so very much for the delightful pattern. AND, to include some embroidery files is topping on the ice cream!

  4. Seconded! Following you on Patreon has been such a fun (and affordable) way to to support all the amazing free stuff you add to our community. It’s also been super fun to see the behind the scenes stuff and you’re really fun to chat with! Your sketches are just as cute as your final plushies!! Keep up the amazing work!!

  5. Thank you for including the embroidery files! I have made a couple for use with your patterns (most notably the panda loaf plush) but this makes it so much easier.

  6. Thank you so very much for the pattern. And a super thank you for the embroidery files!!! I appreciate so much!

  7. I was wondering what kind of fabric you use for the applique? I love your patterns and this was a wonderful idea!

  8. I’m going to creep into a corner and cry my eyes out! I want an embroidery machine and I want it now!!!
    Seriously tho, your patterns are amazing. Thank for all the hard work you put into them and bless your heart for offering them free.

  9. Your patterns are the absolutely best! I have turned out beautiful plushes and I am not very experienced at sewing. I always get good results with your beautiful designs and well written patterns. Thank you so much for sharing your talents.

  10. I love your patterns and I’m sorta new to sewing but they’re so much fun to make and always turn out great. I so was excited to see this dragon because I’ve wanted to make a dragon plushie for a while but never found a pattern. I can’t wait to see how this one turns out.

  11. Hi, I’m having trouble importing your embroidery files to my machine since it only reads 4×4 files. Is there any way to remove the alignment for the face and body so the images will fit a 4×4 machine?

  12. Wat een lief patroontje. Mijn kleinkinderen gaan het fantastisch vinden. dank je wel.

      1. Hey I love the free patterns. I am trying a few of them myself but have been finding them confusing.

  13. my first try at plush sewing, i used fleece i had at home.
    the head turned out very big, but my girl loves it anyway so it’s a success 🙂

  14. I love this design and I’m excited to make a western style dragon but is there any chance of getting the face to fit in a 4×4 embroidery hoop? ^^;

      1. Thank you so much! I grabbed the cut and sew galaxy dragons from spoon flower so hopefully I can make these now 😁❤️

  15. Cholyknight, thank you so much for sharing your talent. Your “Love Dragon” pattern has provided me with many years of gifts and fun! You are amazing! I love that you are so creative and prolific with new ideas. I’ve grown so fond of your Love dragon pattern that I have a precut in every fat quarter remnant from hexagon quilting. I back the cotton with felt and keep an ice cream bucket of “parts”…As I make them, I hand them out like cookies for any occasion. In my opinion, we all could use a hug and a little Love dragon. Thanks. Your pattern really means a lot to me.

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