R = round or row
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
tog = together (sc 2 tog = decrease)
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
instructions between * are repeated
100% acrylic yarn, worsted weight.
(Shown: Red Heart Super Saver)
Crochet hook: 4.25mm or G hook
felt, beads, safety eyes or other, for facial features of your choice.
(Felt applied with Speed Sew is shown.)
R1 - sc 6 in a circle (amigurumi double ring) = 6st
R2 - 2 sc in each st around = 12 st
R3 - *sc 1, 2 sc in next st* = 18 st
R4 - *sc 2, 2 sc in next st* = 24 st
R5 - *sc 3, 2 sc in next st* = 30 st (If using beads for eyes, crochet them in along this row on either side of the face)
R6 to R12 - sc around = 30 st (If using safety eyes, insert them after you've made enough fabric to support the washers)
R13 - *sc 6, sc 2 tog* = 26 st
R14 - *sc 5, sc 2 tog* = 22 st
R15 - sc around = 22 st
R16 - *sc 5, sc 2 tog* = 19 st
R17 - sc around
R18 - *sc 4, sc 2 tog* = 16 st
R19 - sc around = 16 st
R20 - *sc 3, sc 2 tog* = 12 st
R21 to R22 - sc around
Stuff the whale fully now, leaving enough space at the tail to press it flat between your fingers.
Press the tail closed flat, then sc it shut with 6 sc for R1.
R2 - chain 2, dc 2, sl st 2, dc 2, turn.
R3 - chain 2, 2 dc in each of next 2 st, sc, chain 1, 2 dc in next 2 st, turn
R4 - chain 2, 2 dc in each of next 3 st, sc in middle-most stitch post hole, chain 1, 2 dc in last 3 st, (skipping any between middle and last 3)
slip stitch, cut yarn and pull through loop to bind off, weave in end.
Fins (make 2):
sc in 2nd ch from hook, and sc to end. Turn.
sc along other side to end.
3 sc in end stitch.
sc along to end. sl st final stitch, cut and pull through loop to bind off, leaving enough of a tail to sew fin to body where desired. Weave in ends.
Cut out felt facial features if you didn't use beads or safety eyes, and paste them on with speed sew or sew them on.
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