Introduction: Fin-Tastic Shark Crochet Snuggle Sack

It's a bird...It's a plane...It's a SHARK!! Whether reading a book, watching a movie, or just hanging out, kids will have a fin-tastic time in this Snuggle Sack! Crocheted in Bernat Blanket and Blanket Brights.

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Step 1: Supplies, Measurements, and Abbreviations

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 46" [117 cm] circumference x 45" [114.5 cm] long (excluding tail).

GAUGE 7 hdc and 6 rows = 4" [10 cm].

MATERIALS

Bernat® Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 220 yds/201 m)

  • Contrast A Pale Grey (10046) 5 balls or 941 yds/860 m
  • Contrast D Coal (10040) 1 ball or 9 yds/8 m

Bernat® Blanket™ (5.3 oz/150 g; 108 yds/98 m)

  • Contrast C Vintage White (00006) 1 ball or 55 yds/50 m

Bernat® Blanket Brights™ (5.3 oz/150 g; 108 yds/98 m)

  • Contrast B Race Car Red (13001) 1 ball or 35 yds/32 m

Size U.S. L/11 (8 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx = Approximate(ly) Beg = Begin(ning) Ch = Chain Dc = Double crochet Dec(s) = Decreas(e)(ing) Hdc = Half Double crochet Hdc2tog = (Yoh and draw up a loop in next stitch) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook Rem = Remain(ing) Rep = Repeat Rnd(s) = Round(s) Sc = Single crochet Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook Sl st = Slip stitch Sp = Space St(s) = Stitch(es) Tog = Together Tr = Treble crochet Yoh = Yarn over hoo

Step 2: Shark Body

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as hdc. With A, ch 80. Join with sl st to first ch, being careful not to twist ch.

1st rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each ch around. 80 hdc. Join with sl st to first hdc.

2nd rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc. Rep last rnd until work from beg measures 24" [61 cm].

Shape body:

1st rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 8 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. 72 sts. Join with sl st to first hdc.

2nd to 6th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc.

7th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 7 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. 64 sts. Join with sl st to first hdc.

8th to 12th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc.

13th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. 56 sts. Join with sl st to first hdc.

14th to 18th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc.

19th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. 48 sts. Join with sl st to first hdc.

20th to 24th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc.

25th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. 40 sts. Join with sl st to first hdc.

26th to 30th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off. Sew bottom seam, having beg of rnd at center back.

Step 3: Upper and Lower Jaw

Upper Jaw

Lay piece flat, with front of work facing. Join A with sl st to top right corner.

1st row: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 40 hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.

2nd row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog. Turn. 38 sts.

3rd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn. Rep last 2 rows until 32 sts rem.

Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn. Rep last row until 18 sts rem. Fasten off.

Lower Jaw Work as given for Upper Jaw on rem 40 sts.

Step 4: Gums and Teeth

Gums

Attach B with sl st to top right corner of Upper Jaw.

1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. Work 16 sc across top of Upper Jaw to last st. 3 sc in last st. Work 24 sc down left side of Upper Jaw. Work 24 sc up right side of Lower jaw. Work 3 sc in top corner. Work 16 sc across top of Lower Jaw. Work 3 sc in corner. Work 24 sc down left side of Lower Jaw. Work 24 sc up right side of Upper jaw. Work 2 sc in same sp as first sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 140 sc.

2nd rnd: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each sc around, having 3 sc in center sc of each top corner of Jaws. Join C with sl st to first sc. 148 sc.

Teeth

1st rnd: With C, ch 5. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in next ch. 1 tr in next ch. Skip next 3 sc. Sl st in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Step 5: Eyes and Fin

Eyes (make 2)

Outer Eye

1st rnd: With C, ch 4. 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 12 dc). Join with sl st to first dc.

2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off.

Inner Eye

With D, ch 3. 12 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off. Sew Eyes on front of Sack as shown in picture.

Fin

With A, ch 2.

1st row: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn. 3 sc.

3rd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 4 sc.

4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. 5 sc. Rep last 2 rows 9 times more. 23 sc. Do not fasten off. Ch 1. Work 1 rnd of sc evenly around outer edge of Fin, having 5 sc in top of Fin and corners. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Step 6: Tail and Finishing

Tail (make 2 pieces alike)

With A, ch 2.

1st row: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn. 3 sc.

3rd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 4 sc.

4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. 5 sc. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 9 sc.

Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn. 10 sc. Rep last 2 rows 7 times more. 18 sc.

Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 17 sts.

Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 16 sts.

Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. 15 sts. Fasten off. Sew Tail pieces tog along last row of each piece.

Tail edging: Join A with sl st to either corner of Tail. Ch 1. Work 1 rnd of sc evenly around Tail, having 5 sc in either corner. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew Eyes and Fin to top of Sack as shown in picture.

Comments

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Redcognito (author)2016-08-18

This is awesome. If I could crochet, I'd make one for myself. Instead I shall have to hunt down a friend who can.

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we've got a bunch of tutorials on our youtube page if ever you feel like trying it out!

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I may well do that, thanks! I keep meaning to try crochet and never get around to it.

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