worsted wt. (56.7 g. (2 oz.) balls, 122 yds./ball):
1 ball blue
1 yd. dark red
1 yd. purple
1 yd. white
Size G/6 (4.0 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing
Gauge: 4 sts & 3.5 rows = 1” in single crochet on size G/6 (4.0 mm) hook
Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), decrease (dec), double crochet (dc), half
double crochet (hdc), increase (inc), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), single crochet
(sc), single crochet two together (sc2tog), skip (sk), slip (sl), stitch (st), together
(tog), triple crochet (trc)
Pattern notes: Whale is worked in two identical front and back pieces, then joined
together with single crochet, with fiberfill stuffing and embroidered features
Whale Body (make 2)
Row 1 (RS): Ch 17, sc in 2ch from hk & ea ch across, turn (16 sc)
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in ea sc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 9 sc, sl st in next 4 sc, hdc in next 3 sc, turn (9 sc, 3 hdc)
Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in same st at base of beg ch, hdc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 4
sts, sc in next 9 sts, turn (4 hdc, 9 sc)
Row 7 (dec row): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, turn (7 sts)
Row 8 (dec row): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, turn (5 sts)
Row 9 (dec row): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3 sts). Fasten off.
Make second piece the same.
Holding wrong side of first piece tog with right side of second piece so head and
tail shaping matches, attach yarn through center sts at bottom of body. Ch 1, sc
through both thicknesses in ea st around until reaching last 2 sts at top of tail
For tail, work 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, sl st down side of dc just worked,
then cont in sc along tail end of body. Before continuing, stuff with fiberfill, then
sc across rem sts at bottom of body, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off and
weave in tails.
With white, embroider a French knot at head end between Rows 4 & 5.
With purple, work 5 chain st embroidery sts around French knot. Finish off and
weave in tails
With red, embroider 8 ch sts in a “smile” shape from Rows 2-4 below eye. Finish
off and weave in tails.
Pattern and photos © Kathy North, Designs by KN
Copyright 2009 – Designs by KN
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