Saturday, August 17, 2013

Orca Pattern

Supplies:
3.5 Crochet Hook
8mm Safety Eyes
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black and White (You may also use cotton yarn for this pattern)
ScissorsNeedleFilling

Abbreviations:
Ch-Chain
Sc-Single Crochet
Invdec-Invisible Decrease
Fo-Fasten Off
Hdc-Half Double 
CrochetX-Multiply
Fo-Fasten Off

 Body
Rd1:With black 6sc in ring (Or ch2 and 6sc in second ch from hook) (6)
Rd2:2sc in next st x 6 (12)
Rd3:(Sc, 2sc in next st) x 6 (18)
Rd4:(Sc x 2, 2sc in next st) x 6 (24)
Rd5:(Sc x 3, 2sc in next st) x 6 (30)
Rd6-7:Sc x 30 (30)
Rd8:2sc in next st x 5, sc x 25 (35)
Rd9:Sc x 35 (35)
Rd10:Sc x 18, 2sc in next st x 2, sc x 8, 2sc in next st x 2, sc x 5 (39)
Rd11:Sc x 39 (39)
Rd12:(Sc, 2sc in next st) x 6, sc x 15, 2sc in next st,sc x 11 (46)
Rd13-15:Sc x 46 (46)
Rd16:(Sc x 2, 2sc in next st) x 5, sc x 13, (2sc in next st, sc x 2) x 3, sc x 9 (54)
Rd17:Sc x 54 (54)
Rd18:Sc x 4, (Sc x 2, 2sc in next st) x 4, sc x 26, 2sc in next st, sc x 11 (59)
Rd19-27:Sc x 59 (59)
Rd28:Sc x 5, (Sc, 2sc in next st) x 5, sc x 44 (64)
Rd29-36:Sc x 64 (64)
Rd37:Sc x 2, (Sc x 8, invdec) x 6, sc x 2 (58)
Rd38:Sc x 30, invdec, sc x 8, invdec, sc x 16 (56)
Rd39:Sc x 56 (56)
Rd40:Sc x 3, (Sc x 8, invdec) x 5, sc x 3 (51)
Rd41-46:Sc x 51 (51)
Rd47:Sc, (Sc x 8, invdec) x 5 (46)
Rd48-50:Sc x 46 (46)
Rd51:Sc x 3, (Sc x 2, invdec) x 4, sc x 27  (42)Now Insert your eyes.
Rd52-55:Sc x 42 (42)
Rd56:(Sc, invdec) x 6, sc x 24 (36)
Rd57-66:Sc x 36 (36)
Rd67:(Sc. invdec) x 4, sc x 24 (32)
Rd68-69:Sc x 32 (32)
Rd70:(Sc, invdec) x 6, sc x 14 (26)
Rd71:Sc x 26 (26)
Rd72:(Sc, invdec) x 3, sc x 17 (23)
Rd73-74:Sc x 23 (23)
Rd75:(Sc, invdec) x 2, sc x 15, invdec (20)
Rd76:Sc x 20 (20)
Rd77:(Sc, invdec) x 3, sc x 11 (17)
Rd78-79:Sc x 17 (17)
Rd80:(Sc, invdec) x 4, sc x 5 (13)
Rd81-84:Sc x 13 (13)Rd85:Now stuff your Orca firmly. You will now be starting his Fluke/Tail. Lay your Orca down, and flatten the very end of his tail. Look at your Orcas face and make sure his eyes look level. For this portion you may also double up on yarn, and use two strands to get a firmer tail.You will now be single crocheting through both the upper layer and lower layers of stitches.From right to left single crochet through both layers (6sc), closing up your Orca's tail.
Rd86-88:Ch1, turn, sc x 6 (6)
Rd89:Ch1, turn, 2sc in next st x 6 (12)
Rd90:Ch1, turn,2sc in next st x 3, sc x 6, 2sc in next st x 3 (18)
Rd91:Ch1, turn, sc x 18 (18)
Rd92:Ch1, turn, hdc x 6, sc x 6, hdc x 6 (18)
Rd93:Ch1, turn, 2hdc in next st, hdc x 5, sc x 6, hdc x 5, 2hdc in next st (20)
Rd94:Ch2, turn, 2hdc in next st x 3, hdc x 6, sc, hdc x 7, 2hdc in next st x 3 (26)
Rd95:Ch2, turn, hdc x 12, sc x 2, hdc x 12 (26)
Rd96:Ch2, turn, 2hdc in next st x 3, hdc x 10, sc, hdc x 9, 2hdc in next st x 3 (32)
Rd97:Ch2, turn, hdc x 15, sc x 2, hdc x 15 (32)
Rd98:Ch2, turn, 2hdc in next st x 5, hdc x 10, sc x 2, hdc x 10, 2hdc in next st  x 5 (42)
Rd99-100: Ch2, turn, hdc x 20, sc x 2, hdc x 20 (42)Now fo and weave in ends.

 Dorsal Fin
Rd1:With black 6sc in ring (Or ch2 and 6sc in second ch from hook) (6)
Rd2:(Sc, 2sc in next st) x 3 (9)
Rd3-4:Sc x 9 (9)
Rd5:(Sc, 2sc in next st) x 4, sc (13)
Rd6-7:Sc x 13 (13)
Rd8:(Sc, 2sc in next st) x 6, sc (19)
Rd 9-10:Sc x 19 (19)
Rd11:(Sc, 2sc in next st) x 9, sc (28)
Rd12-16:Sc x 28 (28)
Rd17:(Sc x 13, 2sc in next st) x 2 (30)
Rd18-21:Sc x 30 (30)Now leave a long tail, and fo.
Pectoral Fins (Make 2)
Rd1:With black ch10
Rd2:Ch1, turn, sc x 9 (9)
Rd3-16:Ch1, turn, sc x 9 (9)
Rd17:Ch1, turn, invdec x 2, sc, invdec x 2 (5)
Rd18:Ch1, turn, invdec, sc, invdec (3)Now sc around the entire piece.

 Eye Patch (Make 2)
Rd1:With white ch4
Rd2:Turn, sc x 3 (3)
Rd3:Ch1, turn, sc x 3 (3)
Rd4:Ch1, turn, sc, 2sc in next st, sc (4)
Rd5:Ch1, turn, sc x 4 (4)
Rd6:Ch1, turn, sc, 2sc in next st x 2, sc (6)
Rd7-8:Ch1, turn, sc x 6 (6)
Rd9:Ch1, turn, invdec, sc x 2, invdec (4)
Rd10:Ch1, turn, invdec x 2 (2)Now sc around the entire piece. Leave a long tail, and fo.

Underbelly
Rd1:With white ch12
Rd2-4:Ch1, turn, sc x 11 (11)
Rd5:Ch1, turn, 2sc in next st, sc x 9, 2sc in next st (13)
Rd6:Ch1, turn, sc x 13 (13)
Rd7:Ch1, turn, 2sc in next st, sc x 11, 2sc in next st (15)
Rd8:Ch1, turn, sc x 15 (15)
Rd9:Ch1, turn, 2sc in next st x 2, sc x 11, 2sc in next st x 2 (19)
Rd10-12:Ch1, turn, Sc x 19 (19)
Rd13:Ch1, turn, 2sc in next st x 2, sc x 15, 2sc in next st x 2 (23)
Rd 14-16:Ch1, turn, sc x 23 (23)
Rd17:Ch1, turn, 2sc in next st x 2, sc x 19, 2sc in next st x 2 (27)
Rd18-22:Ch1, turn, sc x 27 (27)
Rd23:Ch1, turn, 2sc in next st, sc x 25, 2sc in next st (29)
Rd24-29:Ch1, turn, sc x 29 (29)
Rd30:Ch1, turn, invdec x 2, sc x 21, invdec x 2 (25)
Rd31-32:Ch1, turn, sc x 25 (25)
Rd33:Ch1, turn, invdec, sc x 21, invdec (23)
Rd34:Ch1, turn, sc x 23 (23)
Rd35::Ch1, turn, invdec, sc x 19, invdec (21)
Rd36:Ch1, turn, sc x 21 (21)
Rd37:Ch1, turn, invdec, sc x 17, invdec (19)
Rd38:Ch1, turn, invdec, sc x 15, invdec (17)
Rd39:Ch1, turn, invdec x 2, sc x 9, invdec x 2 (13)
Rd40-41:Ch1, turn, sc x 5 (5)
Rd42:Ch1, turn, invdec, sc x 3 (4)
Rd43-47:Ch1, turn, sc x 4 (4)
Rd48:Ch1, turn, invdec, sc x 2 (3)
Rd49:Ch1, turn, sc x 3 (3)
Rd50:Ch1, turn, invdec, sc (2)Now fo.
Rd51: Now you will flip the piece over, you will be doing the other smaller portion of the Orca's underbelly. Working on the other side going from the outer corner from left to right insert your hook and sc x 5 (5)
Rd52:Ch1, turn, sc x 5 (5)
Rd53-61: Work same as round 42-50
Now sc around the entire piece. Leave a long tail, and fo.

Assembly
Now you sew on your Dorsal Fin, and Pectoral Fins. Sew  on your eye patches, behind each eye. And sew on your underbelly. Now you have your own mini Orca!

Feel free to sell finished items that you make using my patterns. But please do not distribute my patterns without my permission. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at amidorablecrochet@gmail.com

**Please note there was a correction made to Rd 16 of the body** You can view the correction under the tab above titled "Pattern Errata"




































24 comments:

  1. So cute! I can't wait to make this. Thanks for making it a free pattern!

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    1. Thanks Kimi, and I hope you enjoy the pattern :)

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  2. How big is this supposed to be finished? I have gotten through the first part of the body before the decreases and it is really big around.

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  3. How big is this supposed to be finished? I have gotten through the first part of the body before the decreases and it is really big around.

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    1. Hello,

      He is about 20 inches long and very round. And thank you for asking, I will make a note to add the size in my patterns :)

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  4. this is nice,thanks for sharing the pattern^_

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  5. I'm not sure I understand how the underbelly attaches. Could you include a picture of his belly?
    Thanks for sharing this awesome pattern.

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    1. Hello,

      I am sorry I don't have a finished orca right now, I made this as a donation for Bikers For Orca for an auction. But when I attached the underbelly on my orca I used dress making pins and pinned it in place, then I sewed it on. I hope this helps :)

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  7. merci beaucoup pour ce superbe orque que j' ai eu grand plaisir à faire

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  8. Hi,
    I'm working on this right now. So far so good, he's nice and big and looking good. Just a quick question though...how exactly do I place the eyes?
    Thanks!

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    1. Hello Sara,

      I am sorry, this was one of my older patterns where I didn't mention exactly where to place the eyes (now I try to include in the patterns the exact stitches where the safety eyes should go). So what I did was I puffed up my orca to give me an idea of what he will look like stuffed, and then I eyeballed where they should go and placed them. I hope this helps :)

      And I hope to rework some of my patterns in the future and add the exact eye placements, and a bit more detail.

      Thanks!

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  9. I don't see a tab for pattern errata so is the pattern that's here already corrected? And thank you,this is a great pattern

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  10. ok my blind self finally found the errata tab...sorry about that.

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    1. No problem, and I'm glad you found it! If you have anymore questions just let me know :)

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  11. thank you. This whale is huge. I'm to row 30 and it's already huge. I'm going to make a family of orcas. Do you have a pattern for smaller ones?

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    1. Hello, no I am sorry this is the only Orca pattern I have at the moment. Thanks!

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    2. thank you for answering. I guess I'll have to make one of the other patterns that I saw to go with this one but unfortunately the others are not nearly as realistic as your's.Guess they'll be ok as the babies of this one..Thanks again for your hard work and for posting and esp for posting it as a free pattern.

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    3. Oh and if you ever decide to scale your pattern down to a smaller one would you let me know? When I get a chance I might work on trying to do it if that's ok with you. I would never publish it s mine...well I'd never publish it at all but would send it to you if it turned out ok

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    4. Oh and if you ever decide to scale your pattern down to a smaller one would you let me know? When I get a chance I might work on trying to do it if that's ok with you. I would never publish it s mine...well I'd never publish it at all but would send it to you if it turned out ok

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    5. thank you for answering. I guess I'll have to make one of the other patterns that I saw to go with this one but unfortunately the others are not nearly as realistic as your's.Guess they'll be ok as the babies of this one..Thanks again for your hard work and for posting and esp for posting it as a free pattern.

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  12. hello, a question on line 40 of the underbelly are decreases? I do not get the account. Thanks

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    1. Hello Marla, no they are single crochets in Rd40 :)

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  13. Thinking about doing this pattern but there's no where that says how much yarn it took to make the orca

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