People Are Spending Quarantine by Crocheting the Tiniest Dragons to Brighten up Their Desks | 22 Words

Lots of new hobbies have been discovered during quarantine, but these tiny crochet dragons seem to be the most popular!

Keep scrolling to learn how to crochet these adorable things yourself...

We've all been trying to keep ourselves entertained whilst living in quarantine...

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And some people have been getting extra creative.

A lot of us have picked up some new hobbies...

Whether that's reading a new book, painting, taking part in online yoga classes, or even having a stab in the kitchen... we're all discovering new talents!

But some people have been pushing themselves to their very limits...

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And as a result, some very impressive skills have been developed.

Hobbies such as knitting and crocheting have been proven to lower stress and anxiety...

Which is exactly what we need right now!

It seems that crocheting is now all the range...

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And thanks to an incredible Etsy page, you can now learn to crochet your very own miniature dragons.

Yep, you heard that right.

Just look at this cute little guy!

This is called "amigurumi"...

And amigurumi is the art of crocheting stuffed yarn animals, which originated in Japan.

It is quite an unusual method of crocheting...

The term is made of two Japanese words: ami, which means crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, a stuffed doll.

These little animals stand at just 20 mm tall...

And they would look adorable used as a keychain or placed on your desk for a little bit of working from home motivation.

There's a catch, however.

You cannot buy these cute little characters - you have to make them yourself.

But thankfully...

NancyOops - the woman behind these clever little creations - offers the patterns and templates that are needed to make the characters on her Etsy page.

The pattern requires at least an intermediate level of crocheting skill...

And materials are needed such as embroidery floss, sewing thread, a crochet hook, glass toy eyes, a beading needle, scissors, oil pastels, and a toothpick.

As you can imagine, Nancy's dragon templates have been a huge success.

It really isn't hard to see why!

The dragons are particularly tricky...

The key element here is using embroidery floss instead of yarn, which helps to achieve such a small dragon.

Totally worth it!

Once you've made one, you can make so many more for family and friends.

Nancy offers numerous templates...

Including this beautiful unicorn!

And this little red panda...

Which is just way too cute!

This little bunny even came in his own basket...

Who says Easter is over?

Nancy also crochets bigger characters...

Such as this very cuddly raccoon.

We all love puppies...

Especially these little guys!

This style of crocheting is becoming more and more popular online...

And Nancy's little business is now thriving more than ever.

Do you feel you're up to the challenge?

These adorable little characters are totally worth it! In the meantime, keep scrolling to read about the woman who has been running her own "rat painting" business...