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In the wake of the shootings in Newtown, I’m sure that most of us were struggling to find a meaningful way to show support to those closely affected by such a terrible event.

Then I stumbled across the facebook page for “The 600 Monsters Strong Foundation”

“The 600 Monsters Strong Foundation” strives to bring monster-friends for children affected by gun violence and other traumatic situations through the generosity of crafters worldwide

The 600 Monsters Strong Foundation was started as just a few knitters who wanted to do something for the children affected by the events in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012.

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So, my monster isn’t really a “monster” per say. He’s a dragon. Specifically, he’s a baby Night Fury. Since my day job involves working with an assorted group of these guys – it seemed most appropriate to send “600 Monsters” one of our most loyal, kindest, and loving dragons to look after a “dragon trainer” in need.

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If you would like to contribute a monster (or dragon) to “600 Monsters Strong”, you can go to their facebook or ravelry page for guidelines and shipping information.

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As for the Night Fury knit pattern – I’m afraid I’m unable to divulge it (our studio’s legal team is pretty particular about licensing rules). However, I based my knit pattern on the crochet pattern available here! If you want to make him super snuggle sized – go with chunky weight yarn and a 6.5mm – 9 mm / K–10.5 to M–13 hook.

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