April 25, 2011

Whale Amigurumi Pattern


WHALE
FINISHED SIZE: ~7 inches

MATERIALS:
Lion Brand Jiffy "Silver Heather"
small amount of black yarn for eyes (or safety eyes)
size I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook (Crochet hook size doesn't matter as much as making sure your stitches are tight, so stuffing won't show through. So, use whatever size hook you feel works best for that purpose. I used size I.)
stuffing
yarn needle
BODY:
Start with a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1. 6 sc in ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Round 3: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st)twice. (14)
Round 4: (Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st)twice. (16)
Round 5: (Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st)twice. (18)  
Round 6: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st)around. (24)
Round 7: Sc in each st around.
Round 8: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st)around. (30)
Round 9: Sc in each st around.
Round 10: (Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st)around. (36)
Rounds 11-24 (14 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Round 25: (Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog)around. (30)
Round 26: Sc in each st around.
At this point, add stuffing.
Continue stuffing throughout remaining rounds.
If you are using safety eyes, remember to attach them before fastening off.
Round 27: (Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog)around. (24)
Round 28: (Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog)around. (18)
Round 29: (Sc in next st, sc2tog)around. (12)
Round 30: (Sc2tog)around. (6)
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining sts.
FINS:
Make 4.
Work sc in front loops only.
Row 1: Ch 2, 3 sc in second ch from hook. Ch1, turn.
Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc.
Fasten off.
FINISHING:
Sew 2 fins to the end to create the tail.
Sew remaining fins to body.
Embroider eyes.

Enjoy. Feel free to give away or sell any items made using this pattern. Attributing credit to the designer is appreciated, but not necessary.

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3 comments:

  1. This pattern is absolutely adorable. Great for little kids, and even for presents in general.

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  2. Interesting you should say that, because I originally came up with this pattern just to create a gift for my mom for mother's day. (I was trying to crochet a dolphin, but ended up creating a whale instead)

    Thank you so much for your eloquent comment! :]

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