July 17, 2011

Shark Amigurumi

SHARK AMIGURUMI PATTERN
(Based on the Orca Pattern)

FINISHED SIZE: ~4 inches

MATERIALS:
Lion Brand Jiffy; Silver Heather (A), White (B)
small amount of black yarn for embroidering
size J crochet hook (or whichever hook size results in stitches tight enough to prevent stuffing from showing through)
9mm black safety eyes
yarn needle
stuffing


BODY:

Top:

Using A, start with a magic ring. Ch 1, 5 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (15)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (20)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (25)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts)around. (30)
Sc in ea st around for 5 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off.

Base:
Using B, start with a magic ring. Ch 1, 5 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (15)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (20)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (25)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts)around. (30)
Sc in ea st around.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
(In order to create the sharks teeth, it is important that white yarn be used to sew Body Top to Base.)

FINS:
Make 5.
Using A, start with a magic ring. Ch 1, 4 sc in ring.
Sc in ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)twice. (6)
Sc in ea st around for 3 rounds.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

ASSEMBLY:
With black yarn, embroider gills on sides of Body Top.
Place safety eyes just in front of gills and secure.
Sew Body Top to Body Base, adding stuffing throughout this process.
Sew one fin to top of shark.
Sew one fin to either side of shark, beneath gills.
Sew two fins (vertically) to the rear of the shark to create the tail.
With white yarn, embroider teeth (just vertical lines in the example) somewhat randomly.


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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5 comments:

  1. This pattern rocks and is so easy! Thanks for sharing

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  2. You are most welcome! Thank you for the compliment. =)

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  3. This pattern is adorable, I've added it to the new site www.crochetatplay.com A new site to find 100s of free crochet patterns from all over the web. Updated every Wednesday and Saturday nights! If for some reason you do not wish to have your pattern linked up please email me at megan@crochetatplay.com Thanks! Megan

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  4. it is so cute!!! im putting together a mobile for my baby's crib, "under the sea" themed... this will definitely go! :) thanks for sharing.

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  5. Just wanted to let you know this was featured on the At Play Blog (www.atplayonline.com) today.

    http://atplayonline.com/2013/08/08/shark-week-finds/

    Thanks
    Megan

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