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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.

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can find the printable, ad-free pattern of Filip the Narwhal on my Etsy shop here.

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This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

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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Misty Peaks Throw Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

I have a secret to share about this Misty Peaks throw blanket free crochet pattern. Would you believe me if I told you this blanket is made 100% from recycled plastic bottles? Yep. Wrap yourself up in a plastic bottle. MMM.

I bet you’ve never thought of doing that before.

Well, think twice because this throw blanket is SO soft and SO warm. As you may know, I only use eco-friendly and sustainable yarns and I’ve had my eye on the new-ish RE-SPUN yarn from Lion Brand Yarns. It’s made of 100% recycled polyester.

I know… polyester?

I thought so too, and to be completely honest, I’ve tried making a sweater out of the worsted weight yarn of this same line and I did not like it. It just didn’t feel right for a sweater. So, given that first experience I didn’t have super high hopes for the super bulky weight version of it, and I have to say I was VERY pleasantly surprised. For whatever reason, it totally works for a heavy chunky blanket. In fact, it works really well. There are so many beautiful color options that are all in the same pallet so you cannot go wrong with whatever combination excites you the most.

As an added bonus, the entire blanket is made up of turning rows of double crochet and double crochet clusters so it comes together SO quickly. I’ve actually never had a blanket come together so quickly before! So there’s that.

The blanket will turn out beautifully with whatever bulky yarn you choose, but I always encourage you to choose eco-friendly and sustainable yarn; this one is affordable and perfect for this project!

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can find the full, printable, ad-free pattern of the Misty Peaks Throw Blanket Crochet Pattern with lots of helpful pictures and additional tips on my Etsy shop here!

Size:

This blanket turns out to be 50″ x 50″. Gauge is absolutely non-critical, but if you just cannot help it (that’s okay!), the gauge is: 8 stitches x 5 rows of double crochet in each 4″x4″ square.

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Materials you will need:

  • Lion Brand RE-SPUN Thick & Quick
    • Colors & number of balls:
      • Whipped Cream (color A) – x3 (670 yards)
      • Night Sky (color B) – x1 (223 yards)
      • Silver (color C) – x1 (223 yards)
      • Raven (color D) – x1 (223 yards)
  • Crochet Hook Size: 9.00 mm / US M/N
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sk – skip
hk – hook
fdc – foundation double crochet
dc – double crochet
inc – increase
[…] – number of stitches in row
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times

The Pattern

Throw Blanket notes:

  • The blanket is crocheted in turning rows
  • Chain 1 and turn at the end of every row; the chain doesn’t count as a stitch. Do not skip any stitches at the start of each row; your first double crochet should be made in the first stitch of the row
  • DO NOT be generous with your yarn tails at the color changes. You will have less than 3 yards left of color A and color C at the end!

Begin with color A

Row 1: fdc 95 [95]

Row 2: dc in each st across

Switch to color B

Row 3: (dc inc in the next st, sk next st) x across, dc in the last st

Misty Peaks Throw Blanket Free Crochet Pattern Image 4

Switch to color C

Row 4: dc inc in each gap between the dc clusters created from the previous row x across, dc in the last st (don’t skip the very first gap that is in between the last cluster and the final dc from the previous row)

Row 5-7: Repeat Row 4 with the following color changes: Row 5=color A, Row 6=color D, Row 7=color A

Row 8-11: dc in each st across

Row 12-16: repeat rows 3-7

Row 17-27: dc in each st across with the following row color changes:

Row 17=color A

Row 18-19=color B

Row 20-22=color C

Row 23 = color A

Row 24-26 = color D

Row 27 = color A

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Switch to color C

Row 28: (dc inc in the next st, sk next st) x across, dc in the last st

Switch to color B

Row 29: dc inc in each gap across, dc in the last st

Switch to color A

Row 30: dc in each gap across, dc in the last st

Row 31: dc in each st across

Row 32-62: repeat rows 1-31 IN REVERSE ORDER. For example, Row 32=Row 31, Row 33=Row 30, and so on. Row 62 will be your final row of dc (versus a fdc like row 1). Place 2 dc in the final st to prepare for making the corner of the border. Do not fasten off – you will continue with color A for the border. Place a stitch marker and set your hook aside. Tighten and tidy all color change ends to make a clean, straight edge. Weave in all ends.

Now, all you have to finish up your Misty Peaks Throw Blanket free crochet pattern is the quick double crochet border down the sides (you don’t have to do an additional row of double crochet across the top and bottom).

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Throw Blanket Border:

Row 63: Continuing straight down the side of the blanket, make a border of dc by placing 2 dc in the end of each row. Fasten off at the end of the side (do not continue around the next side where you already have 2 rows of dc in color A).

Rejoin color A on the opposite corner of the blanket in the last dc st. Crochet a border of dc up the side just as with the first. Place an extra dc in the final st. Sl st to the top of the next st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

And remember, you can always pick up a copy of the printable, ad-free copy of this Misty Peaks Throw Blanket from my Etsy shop here!

I’d love to see your finished blankets. Please tag me on instagram @offthebeatenhook.

Misty Peaks Throw Blanket Free Crochet Pattern Image 1

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

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