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Free Whale Crochet Pattern

Free Whale Crochet Pattern

Psst. Guess what? That’s right, I have yet another stuffed animal pattern for you guys! This time it’s a free whale crochet pattern! What better way to ring in the summer and beach season? He goes by the name of Walter but that’s always up for debate – stitch him (or her!) out in bright color schemes and add your own creative touch to this cutie. He will end up at around 6 1/2 inches long or so once finished and fully stuffed. I hope you end up loving this fella as much as I do!

Click here to download this pattern as a PDF!

What you will need:

  • Size 3.75 mm crochet hook (F)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 Colors (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
  • Cotton or stuffing of choice
  • Buttons or safety eyes

Body (Main color)

Magic ring 6sc

Round 1: INC around (12 sts)

Round 2: *SC 1, INC* around (18 sts)

Round 3: *SC 2, INC* around (24 sts)

Round 4: *SC 3, INC* around (30 sts)

Round 5: *SC 4, INC* around (36 sts)

Round 6: *SC 5, INC* around (42 sts)

Round 7-14: SC around (42 sts) (8 rounds)

Round 15: *SC 5, DEC* around (36 sts)

Round 16-20: SC around (36 sts) (5 rounds)

Round 21: *SC 4, DEC* around (30 sts)

Round 22: SC around (30 sts)

Round 23: *SC 3, DEC* around (24 sts)

Round 24: SC around (24 sts)

Round 25: *SC 2, DEC* around (18 sts)

Round 26-32: SC around (18 sts) (7 rounds)

Round 33: *SC 1, DEC* around (12 sts)

Round 34 & 35: SC around (12 sts) (2 rounds)

Round 36: *DEC* around (6 sts)

Round 37: SC around (6 sts)

Bind off and weave tail through remaining stitches to close the opening. *Optional* Leave a longer yarn tail to pull tight and weave through the middle of the body and sew a few stitches to create an arc in the whale’s tail.

 

Tail (Main color)

Magic ring 6 sc

Round 1: INC around (12 sts)

Round 2: SC around (12 sts)

Round 3: CH 1, skip 6 sts, sl st in 7th st

Round 4: CH 1, SC 7 (7 sts)

Round 5 & 6: SC around (7 sts) (2 rounds)

Round 7: SC 5, DEC (6 sts)

Round 8: SC around (6 sts)

Round 9: *DEC* around (3 sts)

Bind off this section of the tail and weave yarn through remaining stitches. Re-attach yarn to one of the six unworked stitches from round 2.

Round 1: SC around, picking up one stitch from the center of the already worked portion of the tail (7 sts)

Round 2 & 3: SC around (7 sts) (2 rounds)

Round 4: SC 5, DEC (6 sts)

Round 5: SC around (6 sts)

Round 6: *DEC* around (3 sts)

Bind off this section of the tail and weave yarn through remaining stitches.

 

Fins (Main color – make 2)

Magic ring 6 sc

Round 1: INC around (12 sts)

Round 2-5: SC around (12 sts) (4 rounds)

Flatten work and sl st 6 sts across top opening to close. Bind off and leave a tail for sewing.

 

Optional Spout (Main color)

Attach yarn to the top of the whale’s head/body. SC 9 or 10 stitches in a small circle and sl st to attach to the beginning of your round before you bind off.

 

Belly Patch (Secondary color)

Magic ring 9 dc & 3tr. Sl st to beg.

Round 1: INC around (24 sts)

Round 2: *SC 1, INC* around (36 sts)

Round 3: *SC 2, INC* around (48 sts)

Round 4: *SC 3, INC* around (60 sts)

Bind off with a SL ST to BEG of round, leave tail for sewing.

 

Attaching pieces & Finishing Whale

1. Attach tail to end of whale body at the most narrow end.

2. Attach belly to the bottom of the whale.

3. Attach each fin to a side of the whale, just above the edge of the belly.

 

Free Whale Crochet Pattern

Feel free to drop me a message if you come across any issues with the pattern – I’m always happy to help or fix any errors you may spot! Happy stitching!

free whale crochet pattern

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