Sunday, March 23, 2014

Whale Shark Pattern



Supplies
3mm Crochet Hook
Dark Blue and White Worsted Weight Yarn
8mm Safety Eyes
Stuffing
Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations
Ch-Chain
Sc-Single Crochet
Dec-Decrease
Hdc-Half Double Crochet
Fo-Fasten Off

Finished Size
13 Inches

Body
Rd1:You will be starting at the bottom of his body. 7sc in magic ring (Or ch2, 7sc in second ch from hook) (7)
Rd2:Sc, [sc, inc] x 3 (10)
Rd3-6:Sc x 10 (10)
Rd7:[Sc, inc] x 5 (15)
Rd8:Sc x 15 (15)
Rd9:Sc, [sc, inc] x 7 (22)
Rd10-13:Sc x 22 (22)
Rd14:Sc x 4, [sc, inc] x 4, sc x 10 (26)
Rd15:Sc x 3, inc x 10, sc x 13 (36)
Rd16-19:Sc x 36 (36)
Rd20:[Sc x 3, inc] x 9 (45)
Rd21-28:Sc x 45 (45)
Rd29:[Sc x 4, inc] x 9 (54)
Rd30-31:Sc x 54(54)
Rd32:[Sc x 6, inc] x 7, sc x 5 (61)
Rd33:Sc x 61 (61)
Rd34:Sc, [sc x 5, inc] x 10 (71)
Rd35-37:Sc x 71 (71)
Rd38:Sc x 4[sc x 8, inc] x 7, sc x 4 (78)
Rd39-52:Sc x 78 (78)
Rd53:[Dec in front loop, sc in front loop x 3] x 15, sc in front loop x 3 (63)
Rd54-55:Sc x 63 (63)
Rd56:[Sc x 5, dec] x 9 (54)
Rd57:Sc x 54 (54), fo


Pectoral Fin (Make 2)
Row1:Ch5 (5)
Row2:Turn, sc x 4 (4)
Row3:Turn, ch, inc, sc x 2, inc (6)
Row4:Turn, ch, inc, sc x 4, inc (8)
Row5-6:Turn, ch, sc x 8 (8)
Row7:Turn, ch, sc x 3, inc, sc x 4 (9)
Row8-20:Turn, ch, sc x 9 (9) , fo at the end of Row20

Caudal Fin (Tail)
Row1:Ch6 (6)
Row2:Turn, sc x 5 (5)
Row3:Turn, ch, inc, sc x 3, inc (7)
Row4:Turn, ch, inc, sc x 5, inc (9)
Row5:Turn, ch, inc, sc x 7, inc (11)
Row6:Do not turn, ch13, now turn, sc x 23, ch 5 (41)
Row7:Turn, sc x 27 (27)
Row8:Turn, ch, sc x 27 (27)
Row9:Turn, ch, hdc x 6, sc x 8, hdc x 13 (27), place a st marker in the last st of this Row
Row10:Do not turn, sc around the entire piece to the stitch before the st marker sc x 63 (63), fo

First Dorsal Fin
Row1:Ch2 (2)
Row2:Turn, 2sc in second ch from hook (2)
Row3:Turn, ch, inc x 2 (4)
Row4:Turn, ch, sc x 4 (4)
Row5:Turn, ch, inc, sc x 2, inc (6)
Row6:Turn, ch, inc, sc x 4, inc (8)
Row7:Turn, ch, sc x 8 (8)
Row8:Turn, ch, inc, sc x 6, inc (10)
Row9-11:Turn, ch, sc x 10 (10)
Row12:Turn, ch, inc, sc x 8, inc (12)
Row13-14:Turn, ch, sc x 12 (12), fo at the end of Row14

Smaller Fin (Make 3)
Row1:Ch2 (2)
Row2:Turn, 2sc in second ch from hook (2)
Row3:Turn, ch, inc x 2 (4)
Row4-6:Turn, ch, sc x 4 (4), fo at the end of Row6

Mouth
Row1:Ch18 (18)
Row2:Turn, sc x 17 (17)
Row3-4:Turn, ch, sc x 17 (17)
Row5:Turn, ch, inc x 3, sc x 11, inc x 3 (23)
Row6-10:Turn, ch, sc x 23 (23), place a st marker in the last st in this row
Rd11:Do not turn, sc around the entire piece to the stitch before the st marker sc x 55 (55)

Assembly:
Stuff your whale firmly. Roll back the mouth on your whale to Rd53, where you single crocheted in the front loops. Now sew your mouth to the back loops of Rd53. Sew on your tail, pectoral fins, dorsal fin, and smaller fins. Now with white yarn sew on small dots in every other stitch, and on every other row, across your whale's back. And weave in all ends.

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

12 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful pattern, I think he is beautiful.

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

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  2. Do you think this pattern could be used as a child's shark hat? It is so cute!

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    1. Hello,

      I suppose you could if it was for a newborn! Or if you wanted it bigger you could move up a couple of hook sizes, and use a thicker weight yarn :)

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  3. I AM IN LOVE! I think I need twenty. At least. Gonna have to find a yarn with that beautiful colour though.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. haha, that would be a lot of mini whale sharks! I hope you enjoy the pattern :)

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  4. I am a shark FINATIC!!
    TY so much!!!!!

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    1. What is the circumstance of the mouth?

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    2. What is the circumstance of the mouth?

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    3. Hello, I am sorry I didn't make note of the circumference of the mouth when I made him. And I don't have a finished one on hand right now :(

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  5. I hate to be a pain in the butt, but major portions of this pattern seem to be missing. There are no directions for how to close off the body, and no indication of when or how to place the eyes. Can you check the site and see if there is more information that did not post somehow?

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