Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dolphin Pattern




Supplies:
3.5mm Crochet Hook
Worsted weight yarn in light grey (I used Red Heart, Super Saver Yarn Light Grey)
8mm Safety Eyes
Stuffing
Scissors
Needle and Embroidery Floss in Black for the mouth
Stitch Markers

Finished Size: 
17 inches


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

Head and Body (Starting at the Rostrum)
Rd1:6sc in magic ring (Or ch2, 6sc in second ch from hook) (6)
Rd2:2sc in next st x 6 (12)
Rd3-9:Sc x 12 (12)
Rd10:(Sc, 2sc in next st) x 6 (18)
Rd11:Sc x 18 (18)
Rd12:2sc in next st x 9, sc x 9 (27)
Rd13:Sc x 27 (27)
Rd14:2sc in next st x 9, sc x 18 (36)
Rd15-19:Sc x 36 (36)
Rd20:Sc x 11, 2sc in next st x 2, sc x 18, 2sc in next st x 2, sc x 3 (40)
Rd21:Sc x 40 (40)
Rd22: In this Rd you will be marking where you will be adding the eyes. Sc x 3, place a marker in the last stitch you just finished. Sc x 5, 2sc in next st x 3, sc x 7, 2sc in next st x 3, sc x 3, place a marker in the last stitch you just finished. Sc x 9, 2sc in next st x 3, sc x 4 (49)
Rd23-50:Sc x 49, at the end of Rd50 add your safety eyes (49)
Rd51:(Sc x 10, invdec) x 3. Sc x 13 (46)
Rd52:Sc x 46 (46)
Rd53:(Sc x 8, invdec) x 4, sc x 6 (42)
Rd54-55:Sc x 42 (42)
Rd56:(Sc x 6, invdec) x 4, sc x 10 (38)
Rd57-58:Sc x 38 (38)
Rd59:Sc x 7, (Sc x 5, invdec) x 4, sc x 3 (34)
Rd60-65:Sc x 34 (34)
Rd66:Sc x 9, (Sc x 3, invdec) x 4, Sc x 5 (30)
Rd67:Sc x 30 (30)
Rd68:Sc x 8, (Sc x 3, invdec) x 4, sc x 2 (26)
Rd69-72:Sc x 26 (26)
Rd73:(Sc x 3, invdec) x 5, sc (21)
Rd74-76:Sc x 21 (21)
Rd77:(Sc, invdec ) x 7 (14)
Rd78-81:Sc x 14 (14)
Rd82:Now stuff your Dolphin firmly. You will be closing up your dolphin now and starting the tail. From this point on I used two strands of yarn, to make the tail firmer. Hold another strand of yarn along with your working yarn. Flatten the tail, and sc through both layers x 6 (6)
Row83:Turn, ch1, sc x 6 (6)
Row84:Turn, ch1, 2sc in next st x 2, sc x 2, 2sc in next st x 2 (10)
Row85:Turn, ch1, 2sc in next st x 4, sc x 2, 2sc in next st x 4 (18)
Row86-87:Turn, ch1, sc x 18 (18)
Row88:Turn, ch1, 2sc in next st x 4, sc x 10, 2sc in next st x 4 (26)
Row89:Turn, ch1, sc x 26 (26)
Row90:Turn, ch2, hdc x 12, sc x 2, hdc x 12 (26)
Row91:Turn, ch2, 2hdc in next st x 4, dc x 8,sc x 2,dc x 8,2hdc in next st x 4 (34)
Row 92-93:Turn, ch2, dc x 16, sc x 2, dc x 16, fo (34)
Dorsal Fin 
Rd1:6sc in magic ring (Or ch2, 6sc in second ch from hook) (6)
Rd2:2sc in next st x 6(12)
Rd3-6:Sc x 12 (12)
Rd7:(Sc, 2sc in next st) x 6 (18)
Rd8:Sc x 18 (18)
Rd9:(Sc x 4, 2sc in next st) x 3, sc x 3 (21)
Rd10:(Sc x 5, 2sc in next st) x 3, sc x 3 (24)
Rd11:Sc x 24 (24)
Rd12:(Sc x 3, 2sc in next st) x 6 (30)
Rd13-14:Sc x 30, leave a long tail and fo (30)

Flipper (Make 2)
Rd1:7sc in magic ring (Or ch2, 7sc in second ch from hook) (7)
Rd2:2sc in next st x 7 (14)
Rd3:Sc x 14 (14)
Rd4:(Sc, 2sc in next st) x 7 (21)
Rd5-13:Sc x 21 (21)
Rd14:Invdec x 2, sc x 13, invdec x 2 (17)
Rd15:Invdec x 2, sc x 9, invdec x 2, leave a long tail and fo (13)

Assembly:
Embroider on the mouth. And then sew on the Dorsal Fin and Flippers.

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

10 comments:

  1. what a gorgeous dolphin !! Thank you so much for your time and talent to give us this little cutey :)

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    1. Thanks! And I hope you enjoy the pattern :)

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  2. My 3 year old has been pretending to be a dolphin since August - this is going to make a perfect Christmas gift. Thank you!

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    1. That is too cute!! And I hope you enjoy the pattern :)

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    2. Adorable! Love dolphins! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. How awesome! I more than love it! And I know someone who'll be happy to get it at Christams ;)

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  4. Miss Jackie, you da bomb!!! My 5 yr old grandson was asking me for a dolphin the other day and now I can make him one <3 Thank you

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  5. For years, I have been looking for a dolphin pattern that looks like a real dolphin....Thank you so much for posting this pattern...

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  6. I am making this dolphin n get to row 12 it sussope be 27 stitches after u r done but it doesn't come up with 27 row 11 is 18 that OK. So can u help me n tell me what I am doing wrong.

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    1. Hello Rita,

      So here is a little break down of where you are at in the pattern….

      [You will end on Rd10 with 18 stitches]
      Rd10:(Sc, 2sc in next st) x 6 (18)

      [You single crochet x 18 in Rd11]
      Rd11:Sc x 18 (18)

      [Then in this round you you increase in the next 9 stitches which will bring you to 18, then you sc x 9, which will then bring your stitch count up to 27]
      Rd12:2sc in next st x 9, sc x 9 (27)

      I hope this helps :)

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