I'm pretty excited about the upcoming movie The Hobbit, but it's still a few months away. So in the meantime, I crocheted my own Smaug. He is known as Smaug The Magnificent, Smaug the Golden, the Dragon of Erebor, and Bilbo also calls him Smaug the Tremendous. Unfortunately, I don't know yet what he will look like in Peter Jackson's movie so I based my crochet Smaug on J.R..R Tolkien's watercolour Conversations with Smaug
While I was crocheting my dragon, I noticed that he started to look too cute, and Smaug the Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities is not cute. To make him look more fearsome I added some extreme elements (well extreme as far as crochet goes). I used red LEDs for the eyes and smoke and sparks rising from his nostrils.