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Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern

The thing that makes me the most jealous about Narwhals is they get to eat fresh halibut, cod, and shrimp every day. In fact that’s probably the ONLY thing that makes me jealous of Narwhals. Living most of my life under a thick sheet of ice just doesn’t sound pleasant. Nonetheless, the unicorns of the sea are beautiful and intriguing. And I hope I do them justice with my Filip the Narwhal free crochet pattern.

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General Notes:

This narwhal free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! The printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with LOTS of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size: Filip will end up being 20″ from tail to tusk & 4.5″ wide.

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with toys, gauge doesn’t matter. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished toy based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger yarn and hook! Just remember, when crocheting toys, crochet tightly and choose a hook one size smaller than the yarn size recommends in order to avoid holes between each stitch where the stuffing will show through.

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use 100% organic cotton yarn because I make these toys for my kids and need them to be functional. Cotton is natural, washable, soft, and relatively inflexible so the toys don’t stretch and sag – even after being thrown across the house, down the stairs and adventured through every part of the garden!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. This is why I choose organic cotton versus conventional cotton.

Stuffing: Stuff more than you think you should. Not enough for the stitches to stretch and show holes, but enough to make the toy stiff and able to withstand the rough trials of toy life. The filling will compress a bit over time. I encourage you to use an alternative to poly-fill (unless it’s recycled!). Try using leftover yarn scraps and snippets or old non-donate-able clothes and materials cut into strips.

The Legal Stuff:

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Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the narwhal free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sc – single crochet
dec – decrease
inc – increase
[…] – number of stitches in row
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image Birdseye Completed

The Pattern

Notes:

  • the head and body are crocheted in continuous rounds – do not join
  • the head and body use the denim colored yarn

Head & Body:

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6] When you pull to close the magic circle, first insert your dowel through the circle. You don’t want to pull it all the way tight to close or the dowel will be impossible to insert later.

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8-17: sc in each st around [42]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 19: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 20-21: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 22: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 23-24: sc in each st around [60]

Rnd 25: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Insert safety eyes between rounds 15 & 16, spaced over the top of the head by 39 st (bottom of head will have 27 st in between eyes)

Rnd 26-45: sc in each st around [66] START TO STUFF

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image rounds

Rnd 46: (sc in next 9 st, dec in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 47-51: sc in each st around [60]

Rnd 52: (sc in next 8 st, dec in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 53-57: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 58: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 59-61: sc in each st around [48]

Rnd 62: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 63-65: sc in each st around [42]

Rnd 66: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 67-69: sc in each st around [36] STUFF

Rnd 70: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 71-73: sc in each st around [30]

Rnd 74: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 75-76: sc in each st around [24]

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image continuous rounds

Rnd 77: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 78-79: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 80: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x6 [12]

Rnd 81: sc in each st around [12] STUFF

Rnd 82: dec in each st around [6]

Fins – make 2

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-5: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x3 [9]

Rnd 7-9: sc in each st around [9]

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image fins

Tail – make 2

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [6]

Rnd 3: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 4: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 5: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 7-10: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 12-14: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 15: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x6 [12]

Rnd 16: sc in each st around [12]

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image tail

Tusk

Rnd 1: st 4 in a magic circle [4]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [4]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x2 [6]

Rnd 4: sc in each st around [6]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x2 [8]

Rnd 6-11: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x2 [10]

Rnd 13-42*: sc in each st around [10]

*The tusk will be approximately 7″ long if you’d rather just flow with it for a while and measure, versus counting rows. Alternatively if you want to count stitches, you’ll make 300 stitches between rounds 13-42. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

You’re done with all the components of Filip the Narwhal free crochet pattern. Now all you have to do is put it all together.

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image tusk

Assembly:

Assemble the narwhal:

  • Sew the tail pieces to the sides of the body over rounds 78-82, using the eyes as a centering point.
  • Sew the fins to the sides of the body over rounds 29-32, spaced across the tummy by 20 stitches.
  • Cut your dowel to the length of the narwhal body (approx. 12″)
Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image tusk and dowel
  • Slide the tusk over one end of the dowel (I didn’t have to stuff my tusk because the dowel was the same width as the tusk. But, if your dowel is skinnier than the tusk, you may want to consider adding some stuffing)
  • Push the other side of the dowel into the center of the nose on the body until the end of the tusk meets up with the nose. You’ll have to wiggle and push and work your way through the magic circle in the nose and through the dense stuffing.
  • Use a tapestry needing and the yarn tail of the tusk to sew the tusk to the body over round 2, threading the needle through the inside loop of a stitch on the tusk and one loop of a stitch on round 2. Repeat all the way around with each of the 12 stitches. Pull the yarn tail back and forth under the tusk a couple times to secure the yarn and snip.
Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image Tusk Sewn on

Admire your crochet skills. You did it! I’d love to see your finished narwhal free crochet pattern results! Please tag me on instagram @offthebeatenhook with pictures!

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Esteban the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern

When my family and I were enjoying our 5-week stay in Costa Rica, we rented an open-air house for two weeks in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean. Among other critters of the jungle, the raccoons would pay us a visit every night. Usually, my husband and I were still up playing cards and we would see their cute little heads peeking in under the thatch of the roof checking to see if we were still around. Often we would wake up in the middle of the night to their nocturnal shenanigans and would be welcomed in the morning by some sort of raccoon wreckage in the kitchen. They’re cute, but dang, they’re clever. In fact, did you know that raccoons are ranked just beneath humans and monkeys for their IQ? Well, I hope I do them justice with Esteban the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern!

The markings on his face took a while to get just right (or at least what looks right to me) but in the end it was worth it.

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This crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart in the Resource Library here. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before beginning so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for helping you along the way and making this an enjoyable, successful project.

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Yarn & Tools Needed:

  • Stylecraft Naturals Organic Cotton: 100% Organic Cotton | DK/Light Worsted
    • Colors & Numbers of Balls:
      • DOVE GRAY – x1
      • IRON BLACK – x1 (you’ll use less than a full ball)
      • GYPSUM WHITE – x1 (you’ll use less than 1/4 ball)
      • POPPY RED – x1 (you’ll use less than 1/4 ball)
      • DEEP SEA BLUE – x1 (barely any for the border of the vest) or leftover scraps from something else
  • Crochet Hook Size: 3.00 mm
  • Safety eyes: 8 mm
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors
  • Optional: tiny buttons for vest

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
hk – hook
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
[…] – number of stitches in row/round
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times

Size & Gauge:

I am a firm believer that gauge doesn’t matter with toys. Call me naive or whatever you want, but I’ll take it to the bank! People crochet toys in all different yarn weights and hook sizes. Use yarn and colors that make you happy! This is why we crochet! I don’t want you to stress about gauge. If you use the yarn and hook I recommend, Esteban will end up being about 10″ tall.

The Pattern:

Notes:

  • Esteban and his body parts are crocheted in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch and chain one to join rounds – just keep on going!
  • The snout and ears require color changing. Remember to properly change your colors by introducing the new color during the final loop of the previous color
  • Color abbreviations: w=white, b=black, g=gray and will be indicated in each row after the method is explained. For example, Rnd 4 involves increasing in each st around: w4, b2, w3 means: inc in white 4 times, increase in black 2 times, increase in white 3 times.

Snout:

Begin with black yarn

Rnd 1: st 9 into a magic circle [9]

Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around [9]

Introduce white in rnd 4

Rnd 4: inc in each st around: w4, b2, w3 [18]

Rnd 5: sc in each stitch around: w8, b4, w6 [18]

Rnd 6: w(sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x2, b sc in next 3 st, inc in next st, w sc in next 3 st, inc in next st, sc in next 2 st [22]

Rnd 7: sc in each st around: w10, b5, w7 [22]

Rnd 8: w (sc in next 4, inc in next st), switch to black in the final st of the previous increase, b sc in next 4 st, inc in next st, sc in next 2 st [26]

Rnd 9: sc in each st around: w12, b6, w8 [26]

Fasten off, leaving a long tail of white and black for sewing on. Stuff.

Ears – make 2:

Begin with white yarn

Rnd 1: sc 6 into a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [6]

Rnd 3: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 4: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Switch to gray yarn

Rnd 5-10: sc in each st around [18]

Flatten ears and visualize embroidery. Embroider black inner ears on one side of the flattened ear (not through both layers) by taking a long strand of black yarn and doubling it up through a tapestry needle. Pass the tapestry needle several times horizontally back and forth under/over one side of the ear. Tie off the end inside the ear. Flatten ears.

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Head:

Notes:

  • Color changing: rounds 14-23 involve color changing 2-4 times in one round. Remember to introduce your new color during the final loop of the previous color
  • Color abbreviations are: b=black, w=white
  • Color changing for rounds 14-17 do not involve decreasing or increasing – only sc around the entire round:The pattern will indicate the color followed by the number of sc stitches to be made with that color. For example (Rnd 17): w22, b27, w22 means sc 22 white, sc 27 black, sc 22 white
    • The pattern will indicate the color followed by the number of sc stitches to be made with that color. For example (Rnd 17): w22, b27, w22 means sc 22 white, sc 27 black, sc 22 white
    • Color changing for rounds 18-23 involve decreasing, but you’ll never have to decrease DURING a color change (whew!)
    • For rounds 18-23, the method for the entire row is provided and immediately beneath that, I’ve detailed out exactly which color and stitches to perform as you go around.

Begin with gray yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 into a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) x6 [72]

Switch to white yarn

Rnd 13: sc in each st around [72]

Rnd 14: sc in each st around with color changes: w28, b5, w5, b5, w28 [72]

Rnd 15: sc in each st around with color changes: w25, b8, w5, b8, w25 [72]

Rnd 16: sc in each st around with color changes: w22, b27, w22 [72]

Rnd 17: sc in each st around with color changes: w19, b33, w19 [72]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 10 st, dec in next st) x6 with color changes:

w15 as follows: sc 10, dec, sc 4,

b36 as follows: sc 6, dec, (sc 10, dec) x2, sc 7,

w15 as follows: sc 3, dec, sc 10, dec [66]

Rnd 19: (sc in next 9 st, dec in next st) x6 with color changes:

w14 as follows: sc 9, dec, sc 4,

b33 as follows: sc 5, dec, (sc 9, dec) x2, sc 7

w13 as follows: sc 2, dec, sc 9, dec [60]

Rnd 20: (sc in next 8 st, dec in next st) x6 with color changes:

w16 as follows: sc 8, dec, sc 7,

b26 as follows: sc 1, dec, (sc 8, dec) x2, sc 6

w12 as follows: sc 2, dec, sc 8, dec, [54]

Rnd 21: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6

w16 as follows: (sc 7, dec) x2

b16 as follows: (sc 7, dec) x2

w16 as follows: (sc 7, dec) x2 [48]

Rnd 22: sc in each st around with color changes: w19, b10, w19 [48]

Rnd 23: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6

w21 as follows: (sc 6, dec) x3

b2 as follows: sc 2

w19 as follows: sc 4, dec, (sc 6, dec) x2 [42]

Switch to white only

Rnd 24: sc in each st around [42]

Rnd 25: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

Switch to gray

Rnd 26-27: sc in each st around [36]

Place a stitch marker and set your hook aside. Do not fasten off as you will pick up the round again and continue on with the body after you assemble the face/head pieces.

ASSEMBLY OF FACE/HEAD:

  • Sew on the snout over rounds 16-26, keeping it nice and round. Pass the needle from the inside of the head to the outside, picking up both loops of the stitch you are sewing on. Stuff the snout firmly before making your final several stitches
  • Sew on the ears centered on top of head, over rounds 4-11
  • Insert safety eyes between rounds 18 and 19, to the left and right of snout, leaving 2-3 stitches between the snout and the eyes
  • Stuff head and take a look at how adorable he is! Esteban the Raccoon free crochet pattern is starting to come to life!
Esteban the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern Image 5

Body & Legs

Pick up where you left off after the head…

Rnd 28: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 29: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 30: sc in each st around [48]

Rnd 31: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 32: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 33: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 34-35: sc in each st around [60]

Rnd 36: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Rnd 37-38: sc in each st around [66]

Rnd 39: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) x6 [72]

Rnd 40-45: sc in each st around [72]

Rnd 46: (sc in next 10 st, dec in next st) x6 [66]

Rnd 47: sc in each st around [66]

Rnd 48: (sc in next 9 st, dec in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 49: sc in each st around[60]

Rnd 50: (sc in next 8 st, dec in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 51: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 52: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 53: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 54-56: sc in each st around [42]

Begin stuffing body

LEGS:

Divide work for the legs. There will be 15 st for each of the legs and 12 st for the gap in between the legs (6 from the front and 6 from the back). Using stitch markers, work out the division per the above number of stitches, making sure the legs are centered on the body in relation to the head

Start with the left leg:

If needed, add or remove a few stitches to get to the point of the back of the left leg. Join the back to the front making a sc.

Rnd 57-63: sc in each st around [15]

Switch to white

Rnd 64-65: sc in each st around [15]

Switch to black

Rnd 66-67: sc in each st around [15]

Rnd 68: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x3 [12]

Stuff leg

Rnd 69: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x3 [8]

Rnd 70: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x3 [5]

Cut yarn leaving a tail. Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the front loop only of the remaining 5 stitches and pull tightly to close. Bring the yarn to the inside and snip off.

Just a quick note at this point…

If you’re struggling, I do provide LOTS (over 20) of photos in the written pattern that give you close-ups of many of the steps including color changing, sewing-on and dividing stitches for the legs. If you need some help, you can find the pattern here.

Legs continued…

Right leg:

Leaving a long starting tail (to sew the gap closed later), rejoin gray yarn on the back side on the 7th unworked stitch (leaving the first 6 for the gap between the legs).

Rnd 57: sc in the next 15 st, join the back to the front (where you just rejoined the gray yarn), making a sc [15]

Rnd 58-70: repeat pattern as with the first leg

Finish stuffing body through the gap between the legs. Using the long starting tail from the right leg, sew closed the gap between the legs.

Arms – make 2:

Begin with black yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 into a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around [12]

Switch to white yarn

Rnd 5-6: sc in each st around [12]

Switch to gray yarn

Rnd 7-16: sc in each st around [12]

Stuff arm. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Close the openings of the arms. Sew on arms, 3 rnds below the neck on either side of the body.

Esteban the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern Image 3

Tail:

Begin with black yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 into a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5-7: sc in each st around [24]

Switch to gray yarn

Rnd 8-11: sc in each st around [24]

Switch to black yarn

Rnd 12-15: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 16-31: repeat rnds 8-15 (creating 4 more alternating stripes) [24]

Switch to gray yarn

Rnd 32: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) [18]

Rnd 33-34: sc in each st around [18]

Stuff tail. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew on tail on the back of Esteban over rounds 45-51.

Esteban the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern Image 8

Vest:

The vest is worked in turning rows. Chain 1 and turn at the end of each row.

Begin by making a chain of 51

Row 1: hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each ch thereafter [50]

Row 2-6: hdc in each st across [50]

Row 7: dec in next st, hdc in next 6 st, (dec in next st, hdc in next 6 st) x5, dec in last st [43]

Row 4: dec in next st, hdc in next 4 st, (dec in next st, hdc in next 5 st) x5, dec in last st [36]

Row 5: dec in next st, hdc in next 4, ch 6, sk 6, hdc in next 12, ch 6, sk 6, hdc in next 4, dec in last [34]

Row 6: dec in next st, hdc in next 30 st, dec in last st [32]

Weave in red ends. Using blue yarn, rejoin at the first corner and single crochet a border all the way around. Sl st to first st and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sew on optional buttons. Put the vest on Esteban – you’ve brought him to life!

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Napali the Sea Turtle Free Crochet Pattern

I think this little fella hits the perfect balance between adorable but realistic. Napali the Sea Turtle Free Crochet Pattern inspiration came from the beautiful coastal waters of Kauai, Hawaii. Named after the epic Napali coast and inspired by the incredible creatures of these waters, Napali the Sea Turtle will capture your heart as you bring him to life through the art of crochet.

I have a pretty robust bucket list. Not only robust in the way of the things I want to experience in this lifetime, but robust in the way that it is a legitimate scrapbook that keeps track of photos and stories around when and how I accomplish the things on said bucket list.

Yes, it’s that serious.

Experiencing adventure and experiencing the cultures of the world brings me life and brings me joy. My mind is just BLOWN by the colors, smells, sounds, tastes, sights and feels of LIFE around this globe. As such, the memory of the first time I swam with the turtles of the Hawaiian coast (which was in 2016) is burned in my brain as one of the most peaceful and special memories I have. And now, having swam with the turtles of the Kauai-an coast, I’ve been inspired to crochet a toy that will represent a piece of this island paradise. He is named after a hike that my husband and I have been dreaming of doing for many many years – the Napali Coast. We were finally able to experience the magic of this experience this month.

So enough of the sentimental and on to the pattern!

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Materials you will need:


– DK/light worsted weight yarn / 100% cotton
Rowan Handknit Cotton DK in GOOSEBERRY – 1 and
1/4 balls
Rowan Summerlite Cotton DK in PICKLES – 1/4 ball
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Stuffing
– 8 mm safety eyes
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors
– Stitch markers

Abbreviations used on the pattern:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
sc (single crochet)
hdc (half double crochet)
dc (double crochet)
tc (treble cro het)
inc (increase: 2 single crochets in one stitch)
dec (decrease: 2 stitches together)
sl st (slip stitch)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

The Pattern

Shell:

The shell is created by making 7 hexagons in continuous rounds and then crocheting them together. The hexagons will use both colors.

HEXAGONS – make 7

Start in color Gooseberry

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in the next st, inc in the next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Switch to color Pickles

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, 3 sc in the next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 6: sl st in each st around [36]

Fasten off.

JOINING HEXAGONS:

Join hexagons together as shown in. Sew the hexagons together through the back loop only of round 5. Slip stitch will show both loops around the top of the hexagons, but the back loop of round 5 will be available to join together on the back of the hexagons. Next, crochet the border around the hexagons: Rejoin yarn at one of the tips of a hexagon (the middle of the 3 stitch clump) and continue joining around as follows:

Rnd 1: (sc in the next 6 st, hdc in the next 2 st, dc in the next 2 st, tc in the next 4 st, dc in the next 2 st, hdc in the next 2 st) x6 [108]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [108]

Sl st to next st. Fasten off.

Napali the Seat Turtle Free Crochet Pattern Image 4

Tummy

The tummy is crocheted in continuous rounds using

the color Gooseberry. You do not have to join at

the end of each round. Just keep on goin’!

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in the next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in the next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in the next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in the next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in the next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in the next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc in the next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc in the next st) x6 [66]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 10 st, inc in the next st) x6 [72]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 11 st, inc in the next st) x6 [78]

Rnd 14: (sc in next 12 st, inc in the next st) x6 [84]

Rnd 15: (sc in next 13 st, inc in the next st) x6 [90]

Rnd 16: (sc in next 14 st, inc in the next st) x6 [96]

Rnd 17: (sc in next 15 st, inc in the next st) x6 [102]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 16 st, inc in the next st) x6 [108]

Sl st to next st. Fasten off.

Napali the Seat Turtle Free Crochet Pattern Image 2

The head is crocheted by making a square for the face, and then crocheting in continuous rounds around the outside of the square and continuing on for the remainder of the head and neck.

Start by chaining 5

Row 1: sc in the 2nd back bump from the chain, and the next 3 st [4]

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across [4]

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 st, inc in last st. Continue on to the next (2nd) side: sc in next 2 st, inc in last st. Continue on to the next (3rd) side: sc in next 3 st, inc in last st. Continue on to the last (4th) side: sc in next 2 st, inc in last st [18]

Rnd 4-11: sc in each st around [18]

Insert safety eyes between rows 5 and 6, with 6 or 7 stitches spaced over the top of the head. Using a length of yarn and a tapestry needle, embroider the eyelids by inserting the needle from the inside to the outside at the top, back corner of the safety eye and inserting it back in on the opposite corner, back out from the top where you first started, and back in at the bottom. Repeat immediately on the other eye with the same thread. Refer to PHOTO 05 for a close illustration of the eye and embroidered eyelid. Stuff head.

Rnd 12: (sc in next 4 st, dec in the next st) x3 [15]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 3 st, dec in the next st) x3 [12]

Rnd 14-17: sc in each st around [12]

Sl st to fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Napali the Seat Turtle Free Crochet Pattern Image 5

Front Flippers – make 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [6]

Rnd 3: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x2 [8]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x2 [10]

Rnd 5: inc in next st, sc in next 8 st, inc in next st [12]

Rnd 6: inc in next st, sc in next 10 st, inc in next st [14]

Rnd 7: inc in next st, sc in next 12 st, inc in next st [16]

Rnd 8: sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 9: inc in next st, sc in next 14 st, inc in next st [18]

Rnd 10: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 11: inc in next st, sc in next 7 st, dec in next st, sc in next 7 st, inc in next st [19]

Rnd 12: sc in each st around [19]

Rnd 13: inc in next st, sc in next 8 st, dec in next st, sc in next 7 st, inc in next st [20]

Rnd 14: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 15-21: inc in next st, sc in next 7 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 7 st, inc in next st [20]

Rnd 22: sc in next 8 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 8 st [18]

Rnd 23: sc in next 7 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 7 st [16]

Rnd 24: sc in next 6 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 6 st [14]

Sl st to next st. Fasten off.

Napali Sea Turtle Free Crochet Pattern Image 3

Back Flippers – make 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 5: (make 3 sc in next st) x3, sc in next 2 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 2 st [16]

Rnd 6-8: sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 9: sc in next 5 st, (make 3 sc in next st) x3, sc in next 4 st, dec in next 2 st [20]

Rnd 10-14: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 15: dec in next st, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st, dec in next st [17]

Rnd 16: sc in next 7 st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st [15]

Rnd 17: sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 5 st, dec in next st [13]

Rnd 18: sc in each st around [13]

Sl st to next st. Fasten off.

Napali Sea Turtle Free Crochet Pattern Image 2

Tail

Rnd 1: sc 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [6]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x3 [9]

Rnd 4: sc in each st around [9]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x3 [12]

Rnd 6: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x3 [15]

Rnd 8: sc in each st around [15]

Sl st to next st. Fasten off.

Assembly

It’s time to put together Napali the Sea Turtle Free Crochet Pattern! Begin with the head and sew shell to top side of head along 6 stitches of head opening and continue with the tummy-piece underneath. Continue down one side, sewing the shell and tummy together – picking up one loop from the shell and two loops from the tummy as pictured in. This will allow for a nice, clean border around the turtle, without having the sewn stitches showing. Sew in first flipper lined approximately up with the outer flat side of one of the outer hexagon. Continue down to the back flipper and sew it in approximately along where you made the 4 treble crochet stitches around the outside of the shell. Stop here and do not sew in tail yet.

Start again with the other side of the head and repeat in the same manner down the other side of the turtle. You can stuff a bit before you make it to the back flipper. Then, after sewing in the second back flipper be sure to stuff to your liking before you sew in the tail. I stuffed very lightly so as to keep the turtle pretty flat.

Finally, sew in the tail and you’re done!

I hope you had fun making Napali the Sea Turtle Free Crochet Pattern! If you’d like to purchase the ad-free, full 8-page printable PDF of Napali the Sea Turtle, you can do so from my Etsy shop here!

Napali the Seat Turtle Free Crochet Pattern Image 1

Love crochet amigurumi? I have more animal and free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in:

Seahorse Featured Image

Yoyo the Seahorse Free Crochet Pattern

I am super fascinated by seahorses. They are these tiny, mysterious, often overlooked sea creatures that are actually quite extraordinary. I mean, I can brag all day about how incredible of a father my husband is, but even he cannot have babies. Male seahorses have babies! I mean, come on! So let’s give a shout out to the incredible seahorse with this Yoyo the Seahorse Free Crochet Pattern! It is simple and adorable.

My son Benjamin affectionately name this cutie Yoyo after her curly tail. I love the vibrant colors, but there are SO many different color combinations you could choose. Completed with DK weight cotton yarn and a size 3.00mm crochet hook, she measures about 14″ tall.

You can find the full, ad-free pattern with lots of helpful pictures on my Etsy shop here!

Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern Photo 4

Yoyo’s ad-free pattern is a beautiful 8-page PDF document with detailed instructions and accompanied by LOTS of clear pictures to help you along the way. Find the Yoyo the Seahorse Amigurumi Crochet Pattern here!

Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern Photo 3

Materials you will need:


– DK/light worsted weight yarn / 100% cotton
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – PEACH ORANGE – 1 ball
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – MARINE BLUE – 1/4 ball
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Stuffing
– 10 mm safety eyes
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors
– Stitch markers

Abbreviations used on the pattern:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
sc (single crochet)
BLO (back loop only)
hdc (half double crochet)
fsc (chainless foundation single crochet)
inc (increase: 2 single crochets in one stitch)
dec (decrease: 2 stitches together)
sl st (slip stitch)
picot (picot stitch)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

The Pattern

Head, body & tail:

The head, body, and tail will be worked in a continuous round using the peach yarn.

Rnd 1: st 8 in a magic circle [8]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [16]

Rnd 3: BLO sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x4 [12]

Rnd 5: sc in next 2 st, dec in next 4 st, sc in next 2 st [8]

Stuff the nose.

Rnd 6-9: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 10: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x4 [12]

Rnd 11: sc in next 6 st, inc in next 4 st, sc in next 2 st [16]

Rnd 12-13: sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 14: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x4 [20]

Rnd 15-16: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 17: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x4 [24]

Rnd 18-19: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 20: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x4 [28]

Rnd 21-22: sc in each st around [28]

Rnd 23: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x4 [32]

Rnd 24-25: sc in each st around [32]

Rnd 26: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x4 [36]

Rnd 27-28: sc in each st around [36]

Rnd 29: sc in next 2, sl st in next 6, sc in next 8, hdc in next 14, sc in next 6 [36]

Rnd 30: sc in next st, sl st in next 8, sc in next 7, hdc in next 14, sc in next 6 [36]

Insert the eyes between rounds 22-23, spaced 15 stitches in between. Stuff.

Rnd 31: sl st in next 10, sc in next 6, hdc in next 14, sc in next 5, sl st in next st [36]

Rnd 32: sl st in next 11, sc in next 6, hdc in next 14, sc in next 5 [36]

Rnd 33-34: sc in next st, sl st in next 11, sc in next 5, hdc in next 14, sc in next 5 [36]

Rnd 35: sc in next st, sl st in next 11, sc in next 6, hdc in next 12, sc in next 6 [36]

Rnd 36-37: sl st in next 14, sc in next 6, hdc in next 12, sc in next 4 [36]

Rnd 38-40: sc in next 3, sl st in next 14, sc in next 5, hdc in next 12, sc in next 2 [36]

Rnd 41: sc in next 3, sl st in next 14, sc in next 5, hdc in next 12, dec in next st [35]

Rnd 42: sc in next 3, sl st in next 14, sc in next 3, dec in next st, hdc in next 12, sc in next 2 [34]

Rnd 43: dec in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next 14, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 12, ch 1, turn, skip next st, sc in next 12, ch 1, turn, skip next st, sc in next 12 st

Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern Photo 11

Rnd 44: sc in next 3, sl st in next 13, sc in next 15 [31]

Rnd 45: sc in each st around [31]

Rnd 46: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 15 st [35]

Rnd 47: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 15 st [39]

Rnd 48: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 15 st [43]

Rnd 49: sc in each st around [43]

Rnd 50: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 6 st, (dec in next st, sc in next 2 st) x2 [45]

Rnd 51: sc in each st around [45]

Rnd 52: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st, dec in next st [47]

Rnd 53: sc in each st around [47]

Rnd 54: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [50]

Rnd 55: dec in next st, sc in next 48 [49]

Rnd 56: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [52]

Rnd 57: dec in next st, sc in next 50 st [51]

Rnd 58: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 2 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [54]

Rnd 59: dec in next st, sc in next 52 st [53]

Rnd 60: (sc in next 11 st, inc in next st) x4, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [56]

Rnd 61: dec in next st, sc in next 54 st [55]

Rnd 62-67: sc in each st around [55]

At this point, with a strand of yarn and a tapestry needle, I took a few stitches up and down through the next to help it curve more dramatically and fastened it off on the inside. Also, at this point, make sure your starting point for each row is centered on the back of the neck. If it’s not centered, give or take a few single crochets at this point to do so.

Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern Photo 12

Rnd 68: sc in next 2, (sc in next 11, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 14 [52]

Rnd 69: sc in next 3, (sc in next 10, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 13 [49]

Rnd 70: sc in next 4, (sc in next 9, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 12 [46]

Rnd 71: sc in next 4, (sc in next 8, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 12 [43]

Rnd 72: sc in next 5, (sc in next 7, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 11 [40]

Rnd 73: sc in next 5, (sc in next 6, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 11 [37]

Rnd 74: sc in next 5, (sc in next 5, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 11 [34]

Rnd 75: sc in next 6, (sc in next 4, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 10 [31]

Rnd 76: sc in next 6, (sc in next 3, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 10 [28]

Rnd 77: sc in next 7, (sc in next 2, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 9 [25]

Rnd 78: sc in next 7, (sc in next st, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 9 [22]

Stuff.

Rnd 79-81: sc in each st around [22]

Rnd 82: sc in next 10 st, dec in next st, sc in next 10 st [21]

Rnd 83: sc in each st around [21]

Rnd 84: sc in next 10 st, dec in next st, sc in next 9 st [20]

Rnd 85: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 86: sc in next 9 st, dec in next st, sc in next 9 st [19]

Rnd 87: sc in each st around [19]

Rnd 88: sc in next 9 st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st [18]

Rnd 89: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 90: sc in next 8 st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st [17]

Rnd 91: sc in each st around [17]

Rnd 92: sc in next 8 st, dec in next st, sc in next 7 st [16]

Rnd 93: sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 94: sc in next 7 st, dec in next st, sc in next 7 st [15]

Rnd 95: sc in each st around [15]

Rnd 96: sc in next 7 st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [14]

Rnd 97: sc in each st around [14]

Rnd 98: sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [13]

Rnd 99: sc in each st around [13]

Rnd 100: sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 5 st [12]

Rnd 101: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 102: sc in next 5 st, dec in next st, sc in next 5 st [11]

Rnd 103: sc in each st around [11]

Rnd 104: sc in next 5 st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [10]

Rnd 105-124: sc in each st around [10] Stuff every few rounds.

If you’re having any trouble with your Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me as well! She should be coming together quite nicely at this point!

Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern Photo 13

Rnd 125: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [9]

Rnd 126-130: sc in each st around [9]

Rnd 131: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [8]

Rnd 132-136: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 137: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [7]

Rnd 138-142: sc in each st around [7]

Rnd 143: sc in next 3 st, dec in next st, sc in next 2 st [6]

Sl st to fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a 2 foot (24″) tail which will be used for curving the tail. Weave through front loop of remaining 6 stitches and pull tightly to close.

Now, let’s curl the tail on your Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern: using a tapestry needle and the long yarn tail, weave the yarn behind/under the post stitches up the center front of the tail, weaving your needle behind each of the posts in each row – ending back at about row 107 (36 rows from the tip of the tail) Pull on the yarn tail and watch the tail curve up!

Now, take the needle and push it through the thickness of the tail from inside to outside and back in a couple times to secure the curl. Take a couple stitches on the inside of the curl to secure the end and pull the yarn to the center and cut.

Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern Photo 14

The fin

TIP – Picot stitch instructions: chain 3, insert hook into back bump of 3rd chain from the hook, yarn over, pull through and slip stitch through the loop on the hook.

Row 1: fsc 108, ch 1, turn

Row 2: (picot in next st, sc in next 3 st) x15, sc in next 10 st, ch 2, turn

Row 3: inc in next st, dc in next 8 st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, turn

Row 4: inc in next st, sc in next 10 st, inc in next st, ch 1, turn

Row 5: inc in next st, sc in next 12 st, inc in next st, ch 1, turn

Row 6: (picot in next st, sc in next 2 st) x7, picot in next st, sc in next st, sc down side of fin back to chain, sc in next 3 st along the chain, (picot in next st, sc in next 3 st) x7, (ch 2, sc in same st as current sc, sc in next 3) x10, sl st in final 2 st

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing on the fin. You’re so close to being done with Yoyo the Seahorse Free Crochet Pattern! Now, to sew on the fin…

Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern Photo 15

Assembly

Starting with the end of the fin, start pinning it in pace, beginning at the end of the curled tail. Pin fin along the back, keeping it centered and ending on top of the head – just above and between the eyes. Use the long tail yarn and a tapestry needle to sew on fin, weaving it through every stitch on the fin and a stitch post on each of the rounds of the body. Be sure to weave it under the POST of the stitch, rather than just the top loops, which will ensure a more secure attachment. When you get to the opposite end of the fin, weave back through 5-6 times. Bring the yarn to the inside of the seahorse and cut.

I hope you had fun making Yoyo the Seahorse Free Crochet Pattern! I’d love to see photos of the colors you chose for yours! If you’d like to purchase the full 8-page printable PDF of Yoyo the Seahorse, you can do so from my Etsy shop here!

Seahorse Amigurumi Photo 4

Love crochet amigurumi? I have more animal and free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in:

Luna the Mermaid Graphic 1

Luna the Mermaid Free Crochet Pattern

My son Benjamin is the one who dictates for me what my next amigurumi character is going to be. I love that. Takes the decision making off me, right!? So, up next was supposed to be a Pterodactyl – I was excited because I’ve never attempted a dinosaur before! But, at the last minute he changed his mind to mermaid! The thought of the potential bright fun colors versus the dominantly brown pterodactyl was exciting. I also love that he has no care in the world over the little boy/little girl toy stereotypes. When I finished this Luna the Mermaid free crochet pattern (while he was out of town for the weekend), he was THRILLED!

Yes, I can admit it. I do put a level of pressure on myself for his valuable 4-year-old approval rating of these toys. I do make these toys for him (and his soon-to-come sister), after all!

This pattern is supported by ads on my blog. Alternatively, can purchase the printable, ad-free pattern on the Etsy shop here.

Luna the Mermaid Graphic 2

Luna’s pattern is a beautiful 9- page PDF document with detailed instructions and accompanied by LOTS of clear pictures to help you along the way. Find the Luna the Mermaid Amigurumi Crochet Pattern here!

Luna the Mermaid Graphic 3

Materials you will need:


– DK/light worsted weight yarn / 100% cotton
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Vanilla Cream
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Slate Green
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Pansy Purple
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Lipstick Pink
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Melon Sorbet
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Pure Black
Yarn Bee Dream Spun Chunky – Tuscany (hair)
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Stuffing
– 10 mm safety eyes
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors
– Stitch markers

Abbreviations used on the pattern:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
sc (single crochet)
hdc (half double crochet)
inc (increase: 2 single crochets in one stitch)
dec (decrease: 2 stitches together)
FLO (front loop only)
BLO (back loop only)
DcBo (double crochet bobble stitch)
sl st (slip stitch)
fsc (chainless foundation single crochet)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

The Pattern

Head & Shoulders

The head and torso will be worked in a continuous round using the tan yarn.

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 10-17: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 19: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 20: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 21: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 22: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x6 [24]

Insert safety eyes between rounds 14 & 15, spaced apart by 10 stitches. Embroider nose between rows 16& 17 – centered between eyes. Embroider eyelashes. Stuff head.

Luna the Mermaid Free Crochet Pattern Image 23

Rnd 23: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 24: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x6 [12]

Rnd 25-26: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 27: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 28: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 29: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 30: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 31: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 32: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 33: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Stuff neck firmly. Her hair will be heavy and if you don’t stuff firmly, her head will bobble.

You will now divide round 33 into what will become the arms and the torso, below the shoulders. Using stitch markers, allow 10 stitches for each of the arms. The torso will be left with 34 stitches.

Body & Tail

The body will be worked in a continuous round beginning with the tan yarn for the torso and eventually changing to green & purple for the tail.

Rnd 34: sc in next 7 st. Skipping the right arm hole that you created using the stitch markers, join back to front torso by creating a sc to join them. Sc in the next 16 st, join front to back by creating a sc to join them (again, skipping the left arm hole). Sc in the next 9 st. [34]

Rnd 35: sc in each st around [34]

Rnd 36: (dec in next st, sc in next 4 st) x5, sc in next 2 st [28]

Rnd 37: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [24]

Rnd 38: sc in next 3 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 7 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [20]

Rnd 39-41: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 42: sc in next 4 st, inc in next st, sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in next 6 st, inc in next st, sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in next 4 st [24]

Rnd 43: sc in each st around [24]

Switch to green yarn

Rnd 44: sc in next 6 st, inc in next st, sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in next 8 st, inc in next st, sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in next 4 st [28]

Rnd 45: FLO make 3 hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 [84]

Luna the Mermaid Free Crochet Pattern Image 26

Rnd 46: BLO of rnd 44 (free loop on the inside of ruffles created in rnd 45), sc in next 4 st, (inc in next st, sc in next st) x2, inc in next st, sc in next 10 st, (inc in next st, sc in next st) x2, inc in next st, sc in next 4 st [34]

Rnd 47: sc in each st around [34]

Rnd 48: sc in next 4 st, (inc in next st, sc in next 2 st) x2, inc in next st, sc in next 10 st, (inc in next st, sc in next 2 st) x2, inc in next st, sc in next 6 st [40]

Rnd 49: sc in each st around [40]

Switch to purple yarn

Rnd 50: sc in each st around [40]

Rnd 51: FLO make 3 hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 [120]

Rnd 52: BLO of rnd 50 (free loop on the inside of ruffles created in rnd 51), sc in each st around [40]

Rnd 53: sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 18 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [36]

Rnd 54: sc in each st around [36]

Rnd 55: sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 16 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [32]

Switch to green yarn

Rnd 56: sc in each st around [32]

Rnd 57: FLO make 3 hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 [96]

Rnd 58: BLO of Rnd 56 (free loop on the inside of ruffles created in rnd 57), sc in each st around [32] photo 12

Stuff torso and tail up to this point.

Rnd 59: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 12 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [28]

Rnd 60-61: sc in each st around [28]

Rnd 62: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 10 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st sc in next 4 st [24]

Rnd 63-65: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 66: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [20]

Rnd 67-69: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 70: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [18]

Rnd 71-72: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 73: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next st [16]

Rnd 74-75: sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 76: sc in next 3 st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [14]

Rnd 77-78: sc in each st around [14]

Stuff tail

Rnd 79: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x2 [12]

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Rnd 80: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 81: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) x2 [10]

Rnd 82: sc in each st around [10]

Stuff more

Rnd 83: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x2 [8]

Rnd 84: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 85: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x2 [6]

Rnd 86: sc in each st around [6]

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing closed. Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the front loop of remaining 6 stitches and pull tightly to close. Weave in end.

Arms

Using the tan yarn, slip knot onto your hook and rejoin yarn on back of first arm by creating a sc.

Rnd 1-6: sc in each st around [10]

Rnd 7: dec in next st, sc in next 8 st [9]

Stuff lightly. Don’t stuff shoulder or the arms will stick straight out.

Rnd 8-9: sc in each st around [9]

Rnd 10: dec in next st, sc in next 7 st [8]

Rnd 11: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 12: dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [7]

Rnd 13: sc in next 5 st, 3DcBo in next st, sc in next st [7]

Rnd 14-15: sc in each st around [7]

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing closed. Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the front loop of remaining 7 stitches and pull tightly to close. Weave in end. Repeat these instructions for second arm.

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Fins

The fins will be crocheted in rows using green, purple, orange and pink. The color of each row will be indicated for each as follows:

G=Green, PU=Purple, O=Orange, PI=Pink. Remember to change colors appropriately before each new color begins.

Row 1: G ch 21, sc in 2nd back bump from hook and in each back bump thereafter, ch 1, turn [20]

Row 2: PU BLO sc in next 17 st, ch 1, turn [17] (leave remaining 3 st unworked)

Row 3: PU sc in next 15 st, dec in next st, ch 1, turn [16]

Row 4: O BLO sc in next 14, ch 1, turn [14]

Row 5: O sc in next 12 st, dec in next st, ch 1, turn [14]

Row 6: PI BLO sc in next 11 st, ch 1, turn [11]

Row 7: PI sc in next 9 st, dec in next st, ch 1, turn [10]

Row 8: GR BLO sc in next 8, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 9: GR sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, ch 1, turn [7]

Row 10: PU BLO sc in next 7 st, ch 4, turn

Row 11: PU sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch, sc in next 7 st along green

Row 12: GR BLO sc in next 7 st, ch 1, turn [7]

Row 13: GR sc in next 6 st, inc in next st, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 14: PI BLO sc in next 8 st, ch 3, turn [8]

Row 15: PI sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc in next 7 st, inc in last st, ch 1, turn [11]

Row 16: O BLO sc in next 11 st, ch 3, turn [11]

Row 17: O sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc in next 10 st, inc in last st, ch 1, turn [14]

Row 18: PU BLO sc in next 14 st, ch 3, turn [14]

Row 19: PU sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc in next 13 st, inc in last st, ch 1, turn [17]

Row 20: GR BLO sc in next 17 st, ch 3, turn [17]

Row 21: GR sc in 2nd ch from hook, and next ch, sc in next 16 st, inc in last st, [20]

Do not cut or fasten off yet. Tie off stray ends. Pick up green again, chain 1 and sc along the edge with loose ends, incorporating them into the row as you go. This way, you won’t have to weave in all those ends! This row will give you a nice line of sc for easier sewing onto the tail. Now, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew fin to tip of tail, curving it in a “v” shape down and around the tip.

FYI – because of where the last row of the fin ends, the final border row of sc (the one that tucks in the stray ends) will end up having the back of the row facing the front of the fin. So, make sure you tuck those ends away neatly or they’ll show through!

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Crop Top

The crop top will be crocheted in rows using the pink yarn.

Row 1: ch 31, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch thereafter, ch 1, turn [30]

Row 2: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn [30]

Row 3: hdc in next 4 st, ch 10, skip 5, hdc in next 11 st, ch 1, turn

Row 4: skip one st, hdc in next 10 st, sc in next 9 st (along chain), sl st to next st, ch 1, turn

Row 5: make 3 hdc in each of the next 19 st (along shoulder strap and front of top), sc in next 8 st [30]

Fasten off. Put on the halter top and sew closed up the back.

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Starfish Barrett

Use pink yarn

Rnd 1: st 10 in a magic circle

Rnd 2: (sl st in next st, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and 2 ch thereafter, sl st to the next st on magic circle) x5

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to use to tie into hair.

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Cheeks – make 2

Use light pink yarn. St 6 in a magic circle. Fasten with a sl st. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew onto face just below and back from the eyes.

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Hair

Cut lengths of yarn into 12-18″ each. Fold each piece in half. Insert hook under POST of a stitch on the head and snatch the folded end of the piece of yarn and pull the loop through by about 2 inches. Then, insert the two dangly ends of the piece of hair through the loop and pull tightly to secure. Continue to do this all over the head as desired. Because I used extra bulky yarn, I skipped every other stitch on the head. Cut and trim as desired. The hair along the forehead runs along round 8 for 6 pieces of hair and then begins to slant down around her temples and cheeks. Under the back/neck, the hair goes down as far as row 16.

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Jacque the Manta Ray Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Did you know that Giant Manta Rays wingspan can be as long as 29 feet? Yea. Completely amazing. When I finished this manta ray amigurumi crochet pattern, my husband said, “it’s great, but it’s big”. That’s about when I shared with him this shocking fact. And although I always welcome feedback on my toys, in my defense, I informed him that he would have been WAY bigger if I was actually making him according to some ratio compared to my 8-9 inch standard for most of my other characters. This guy’s wingspan comes in at a whopping 16 inches.

So there, Josh.

Anyway, this has definitely been a fan favorite so I’m thrilled to finally get to share him with you here! You can find his pattern up on my Etsy shop!

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Here is a sneak peak at his story –

Our story begins in the Aegean Sea
A manta ray living a life fancy-free
You’d never have thought that a great time ago
One would consider him not friend, but foe

He was frightfully strong and his anger severe
All would take shelter when Jacque would come near
He was to be feared and greatly renowned
For he was the most dreaded pirate around

His speed and his size would cause much dismay
You’d do all you could to stay out of his way
But one day ol’ Jacque stopped dead in his tracks
when approached by a couple of giant humpbacks…

You can read the rest of his story which is included along with his pattern – a beautiful 9- page PDF document with detailed instructions and accompanied by LOTS of clear pictures to help you along the way. Find the Jacque the Manta Ray Amigurumi Crochet Pattern here!

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Materials you will need:


– DK/light worsted weight yarn / 100% cotton
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Midnight Blue
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Misty Gray
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Stuffing
– 12 mm safety eyes
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors
– Stitch markers
– OPTIONAL: 14-gauge craft wire for tail

Abbreviations used on the pattern:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
sc (single crochet)
inc (increase: 2 single crochets in one stitch)
dec (decrease: 2 stitches together)
sl st (slip stitch)
fsc (chainless foundation single crochet)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

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