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Spyro the Dragon Amigurumi by bandotaku Spyro the Dragon Amigurumi by bandotaku
"Where's Gnasty Gnorc? I'll torch him!"
I finally finished him!
I've been wanting to make Spyro for ages. I've just never felt able to do him justice until now, and I am so happy with how he turned out. He's been my little purple hero since age 6. :) I've played almost all the games, except Skylanders and maybe one or two of the handhelds. The original three made up my childhood, next to Pokemon. So much happiness invested in those games.

He's modeled after the first game: no back spines because that was never put in the game model. His tail is poseable and so are his wings!
He was really challenging. I spent many hourse working out just how I wanted the legs and the wings. Even the body and the head were a challenge. I almost quit, but I'm so glad I pulled through.

Spyro's been sold!

:bulletblue:Buy the pattern for both Spyro and Ember here!:bulletblue:


One of my wonderful customers bought the pattern and made her own Spyro! Thanks for sharing the picture, ~PamGabriel!
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Ricku Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a wonderful plushie! :love: Did you use certain instruction or a base when you made this? I want to have my sister make something similar, so some guidelines would be very helpful. :3 You don't have to tell how you made this one exactly, of course. :'D
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D I created the design myself, and I actually have the pattern available for purchase on Ravelry or on Etsy!
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Ricku Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, that is most impressive! :'3 You're very skilled with this kind of stuff, it seems~
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TheEmeraldStitch Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cutecutecutecute!! Love him! Great job!!
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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AussieJimfan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SPYRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my all time favorite childhood GAME and it still is!!! LOL im 21 and I still play that game! LOL now I must make a an Amigurumi Spyro the dragon doll LOL.
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Spyro, too! Spyro and Pokémon were my all-time favorite game growing up and I just couldn't go on with my life without making my little childhood hero. :)
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AussieJimfan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you have the patterns for this? I really have to make one for myself..lol. im suppose to be moving next yr and ill finally get my own room but I want stuff made for my room lol.
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, I sure do! You can get it on my Etsy: www.etsy.com/listing/122995781… :)
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AussieJimfan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! thank you!
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BlueEvelyn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SPYRO! <3
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rainbowdash513 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Writer
Whoahoh! That is cool! o.o
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cool!
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HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cool!
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TimeFox7 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Awww, he's so adorable! :iconawwwplz:
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LittleNespa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
nice
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Bellumsaur Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so freaking cute!
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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PamGabriel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This. Is. Amazing.

First of all, I know how you feel, about Spyro being the nostalgia stick that you can occasionally get beaten with. I played that game so much when I was about 10, that when I play it now, I can anticipate sound effects, parts of the song, etc, so strongly that I may as well have just invented time travel. This game is so close to my heart, and seeing him crocheted (my favorite thing to do nowadays) is just heartwarming. I get paid this Friday, and the first thing I intend to do with that money is spend it on yarn for this, and your pattern.

Your pattern- It's amazing. Amigurumi is such a tricky thing sometimes. It can be too big, or too small, and sometimes it can come across as really cheaply made. I actually have a tendency to stay away from amigurumi, since it sometimes just looks so cheesy. But yours looks beautiful. It looks like it stands up really well, and it really looks like Spyro (My heart nearly skipped a beat when I noticed the placement of his 'eyebrows'.) He is obviously very solid, well made, and very well designed.

Thank you so much for sharing this (as well as the pattern). You have made my week, and now I have a true reason to look forward to getting paid.
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've gotten quite a few comments about how much nostalgia Spyro brings them but this is the most heartfelt think I have read. Thank you so much for your sincere words! :hug:

It's amazing how some things just stick with us and take us back to such fond memories. I'm pretty sure I had Spyro as an imaginary friend for some of my youngest years and was always one of my favorite characters. ;) It was really important to me that I made him as true to his design as I possibly could and it makes me so happy that people feel I've done well by him. If you do decide to get the pattern, I'd love to know how it works out for you. Thank you so very much. :heart:
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PamGabriel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Would you mind if I asked which yarns/colorways you used?
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The purple is the Super Saver brand. I'm not a fan of the texture, but it was the perfect color. I think the gold is a softer Red Heart brand, can't remember the name. The horns are Vanna's Choice and the red wings are...something I found in my yarn bin. Lol. I'm usually rarely keep track of the yarn I use (probably not a good habit) because when I buy, I'm so focused on color as opposed to brand.
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
BLARG SO CUTE!!!
And I don't even play spyro...
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! That means even more. :]
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe, it makes me want to make one...but idk what I'd do with him. I guess figure out if one of my friends plays spyro.....
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol! When I get more free time, I want to try out different colors and details and things.
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Daw you should!
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KnotInTheCoffin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I approve wholeheartedly :heart:
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TurtleTank198 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
ARGGHH SO MUCH NOSTALGIA! You really did a gret job, his facial expression captures his personality perfectly!
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I really wanted him to be just right!
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Saekoi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You definitely did him justice~! :dummy:
I like doing characters justice too..
Haha I love how you made him doing the o_O look he gets :D
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And his spunky attitude was what helped make him so memorable! That crazy look, I'm glad it's recognizable. :)
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Saekoi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, was my favorite look that he gave.. especially when you went away from the controller for a bit :la:
He was super Spunky :D Makes me want to go back and play the games over again~
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PhoenixFirewing Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This looks amazing ^^ Great job :D
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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CraftedMadness Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awh Spyro! :love: the original games were awesome! Though I am also a huge Skylanders fan XD
You did an amazing job :)
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
I've heard the Skylanders games are good. I'm slowly overcoming the bitterness in my heart for what they did to his design... Now it's more of a matter of time, haha.
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CraftedMadness Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahh yes. I've been trying to convince a friend to overcome that =D
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've thought about going ahead and getting the game (I just don't have much time to invest in a game most of the time anymore. I'm STILL working on Pokemon Black) and there's a part of me that can't go WITHOUT playing a Spyro game, just because he's still Spyro. It's like missing a book in a series.
I DO wished he looked a little nicer, but if wishes were fishes... ... well, I'd have an aquarium.
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CraftedMadness Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I sort of like his new look, but I've always liked things that have stubby noses =D however, it's not the first time they've changed his design. They'll probably do it again in a few years >.<
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely! And technology always changes. The important thing is that he hasn't died off yet .
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CraftedMadness Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nope! =D Hopefully he'll be as long lived as Sonic and Mario :dance:
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hiro-chan28 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so perfect!! I love Spyro!!
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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crocheter Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My childhood i-i
I need to make one :heart:
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right?! And they never made a plushie that did him enough justice. My 6-10 year olf self always wanted the perfect stuffed Spyro.
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VanillaHigh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! I HAVE TO MAKE ONE! And it's posable!!!
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! That's the best part! :D
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ElfGift Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so awesome!
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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