How to Make a Crochet Shark

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A Crochet pattern by: Christina Ryan

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Today, I get to share with you a new crochet pattern! It is the 5th pattern release of my Undersea Collection! This pattern is similar to my Narwhal pattern! Summer is the perfect time to add to our Undersea Collection!

The shark amigurumi pattern comes in three different sizes. The smallest size is available here on the blog at no cost to you! If you would like to make a family of sharks, then please purchase my Premium PDF version offered at a small fee. The Premium PDF version features photo tutorials as well as 3 different sizes.

Design Inspiration:

When I thought joining this Summer Vibes Blog Hop hosted by Crochet Fosbas, I thought about the word summer. Summer to me means time at the beach. We live in the Pacific Northwest. Our favorite family trip each summer is going to Ocean Shores. There is something about being where the ocean is that revives or refreshes you!

We are getting ready for another trip to Ocean Shores the beginning of August! We plan to stay for a couple of nights. The kids are excited to just go play in the ocean water and play on the beach with the sand. We love making memories all year long but especially during the summer.

I realized my day was in July but after Shark week. It’s not too late to celebrate Shark week. This pattern is an easy and quick pattern to make up. It is a fun pattern to make as well. Scroll down to find out how to get the premium version at no cost for today, July 23, 2021.

Materials:

Baby Shark – 60 yards, Worsted Size 4, Wander Acrylic Yarn, 100 grams, 120 yards/109 meters in Mist.

Medium Shark – 85 yards, Worsted Size 4, Wander Acrylic Yarn, 100 grams, 120 yards/109 meters in Midnight.

Large Shark – 135 yards, Worsted Size 4, Wander Acrylic Yarn, 100 grams, 120 yards/109 meters in Meadow.

HOOK:  G/6 4.0 mm 

Polyfil

Yarn needle to weave in ends

Stitch markers

Scissors

Safety eyes – Optional  (used 16 mm in examples)

Experience Level:  Beginner

Gauge:

12 ½ stitches across x 10 rows = 4 x 4” square using a G/4.0 mm hook

Pattern used for gauge:  SC

Sizes:

Baby:  Approximately 5 ½” L x 6 ½” W x 4” x 4” T

Medium:  Approximately 6 ½” L x 8” W x 5 ½” T

Large:  Approximately 8 ½” L x 13 ½” W x 7” T

Pattern Key:

SC – Single Crochet

Sc2tog – Single crochet decrease 

Sl st – Slip Stitch

FO – Finish Off

St/sts – Stitch/Stitches

Ch – Chain

Rnd(s) – Round(s)

MC – Magic Circle

Notes:

  • Read through the entire pattern first.
  • All parts are done in continuous rounds.  Do NOT join while making each of them.  Use stitch markers to know where your first stitch in the round is.
  • Sl St does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.
  • Repeat stitches between * and * around.
  • Alternative to MC – Ch 2; work number of  SC specified in the 2nd chain from the hook.
  • I used Mist for Baby size, Midnight for Medium, and Meadow for the large for my example.

Pattern Instructions:

Baby Shark

Head/Body:

Rnd 1:  Create MC;  6 SC in the MC.  (6 sts)

Rnd 2:   2 SC in the each st around.  (12 sts)

Rnd 3:  *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (18 sts)

Rnd 4:  *SC in the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (24 sts)

Rnd 5:  *SC in the next 3 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (30 sts)

Rnd 6:  *SC in the next 4 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (36 sts)

Rnds 7-12:  SC in each st around.  (36 sts)  (6 rounds total)

****Insert safety eyes between Rnds 8 and 9 with 4 stitches between each eye.****

Rnd 13:  *SC in the next 4 sts; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (30 sts)

****Start stuffing Shark****

Rnd 14:  *SC in the next 3 sts; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (24 sts)

Rnd 15:  *SC in the next 2 sts; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (18 sts)

Rnd 16:  *SC in the next st; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (12 sts)

****Stuff Shark****

Rnd 17:  Sc2tog around.  FO with 4” tail to weave in and out of the front loops to close the hole.  Weave in tail.  (6 sts)

Fins – Make 3:

Rnd 1:  Create a MC;  6 SC in MC.  (6 sts)

Rnd 2:  SC in each st around.  (6 sts)

Rnd 3:  *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (9 sts)

Rnds 4-6:  SC in each st around.  FO with a 8” tail to sew to Shark.  (9 sts)  (3 total rounds)

DO NOT stuff and fold flat sewing the ends closed.

Tail: 

Rnd 1:  Create a MC;  6 SC in MC.  (6 sts)

Rnd 2:  SC in each st around.  (6 sts)

Rnd 3:  2 SC in each st around.  (12 sts)

Rnd 4:  SC in each st around.  (12 sts)

Rnd 5:  *SC in the next 5 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (14 sts)

Rnds 6-10:  SC in each st around.  FO with a 8” tail to sew to Shark.  (14 sts)   (5 rounds total)

DO NOT stuff and fold flat sewing the ends closed.

Small Shark Assembly:

Sew one fin between rounds 3 and 4 vertically on top between the eyes.

Sew the other 2 fins on either side horizontally on Round 11.

Sew tail on the back between Rounds 9-15, lining up with the fin on the head.

Congratulations!  You have made a wonderful baby shark!  I want to thank my testers.

Here is Elisabeth’s picture she sent me! I love the color she chose. She also shows that you can choose to embroider the eyes instead of using safety eyes!

Summer Vibes Blog Hop

Today is Day 23 of the Summer Vibes Blog Hop hosted by Susanna at Crochet Fosbas Designs! I am so thankful to be included in this event! My pattern Shark Family is available at no cost July 23, 2021 from 12 Midnight EST to 11:59 pm EST. Click the button below to head over to Crochet Fosbas Designs to get the coupon code for today! If you have gotten here before or after July 23, 2021, then please still click the link to see the other amazing patterns that are included.

Click the button below to get your Shark Premium PDF pattern at no cost to you!

Summer Vibes Exclusive crochet bundle

This pattern is also included in the Summer Vibes crochet bundle. Did you miss a day of the event? Do you want all the patterns at an amazing low price? There are 39 patterns included because there are a few that are not part of the Free Event!

Click here to purchase the bundle for about $.30 a pattern! Wow! What a deal! Plus, as a thank you for using my affiliate link, I will send you another pattern at no cost to you!

Original Design by Christina Ryan

Thank you for choosing Creative Snugglies Designs.  You are welcome to use this pattern to create and sell items created by you. If you sell your items online, please include a link back to my shop.  This pattern and the photographs, that I provided for your convenience, are my intellectual property.  They are protected by copyright and may not be used in any form.  You may not share, copy, reproduce, sell, or alter this pattern and claim it as your own.  

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Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crocheting!

Christina

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