Introduction: Crocheted Whale

Hello everyone. I have come again to bring this pocket sized whale. Again, quick project. I am building up a store of quick patterns to make so I can start selling the results. Any feed back would be appreciated.

Step 1: Needed Materials, Stitches Used, and Other Notes

Needed Materials:

  • a size F (3.75 MM) crochet hook
  • blue yarn
  • white yarn
  • black yarn
  • red felt
  • black felt
  • yarn needle
  • hot glue gun (optional)

Stitches Used:

  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • decrease (dec)

Other Notes:

  • This is an excellent way to change colors, if you do not know how to do so well already.

Step 2: Creating the Body/Head

in a mr, sc 10 using the blue yarn

  • Round 1: inc in each stitch (20)
  • Round 2: *sc in 1 stitch, inc in 1 stitch* repeat from * to * around (30)
  • Rounds 3-7: sc in every stitch around

Color change to white

  • Rounds 8+9: sc in every stitch around
  • Round 10: crocheting in the front loop only, *sc in 3 stitches, dec once* repeat from * to * around (24)
  • Round 11: crocheting normally again, *sc in 2 stitches, dec once* repeat from * to * around (18)
  • Round 12: *sc in 1 stitch, dec once* repeat from * to * around (12)
  • Round 13: dec around (6)

Finish off and stuff the body firmly. Weave in ends.

Step 3: Creating the Tail and Fins

Fins (x2):

In a mr, sc 2

  • Round 1: inc in each stitch (4)
  • Round 2: sc in 1 stitch, inc in 2 stitches, sc in 1 stitch (6)

Finish off and weave in ends.

Tail:

in a mr, sc 4

  • Rounds 1-4: sc in each stitch around.

Finish off and weave in the ends.

Step 4: Creating the Face Pieces

Cut out two small hearts out of red felt.

Cut out two small black eyes.

Step 5: Assembling

Attach, either with hot glue or yarn, tail piece over the color change to hide it. Add the fins as shown.

Embroider the mouth with black yarn opposite of the tail piece. Attach the heart pieces to the ends of the mouth. Center the eyes over the mouth.

Comments

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KookyKreations (author)2014-07-27

what a cutie! And that masculine blue yarn is perfect for Mr. Whale!

author

Aw thank you. He is so masculine with those heart cheeks, if only he was made 70 years earlier he would make the perfect toy for a little girl. But really, does it matter what color of toys/shapes you give to little kids. Hearts are for all genders, blue is for all genders.

author

Oh so cute!!!

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DeandrasCrafts (author)2014-07-18

So, so cute with the hearts! I hope you enter him in the yarn craft contest!

https://www.instructables.com/contest/deandrascrafts/

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