Saturday, September 10, 2016

LITTLE SHARK

I have recently made my wife a shark amigurumi using a pattern I found online.  She has been teasing me that I could not make a little shark to go with the large one.  I keep telling people, along with her, never give someone with a creative mind a challenge because they will always complete the challenge with success.  Here is the pattern that I came up with to complete this challenge.

MATERIALS:
Worsted Weight Yarn:  Gray, white, red and black
F crochet hook
Polyester Fiberfill
Tapestry needle

BACK:
Rd 1: With gray, 6 sc in magic ring, slip st in first sc to join.  (6)
Rd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in next sc, (sc, dc, sc) in next sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, (sc, dc, sc) in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, join.  (14)
Rd 3: Ch 1, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) twice, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, join.  (22)
Rd 4: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, (sc, dc, sc) in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, (sc, dc, sc) in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, join.  (30)
Rd 5: Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc) around, join.  (36)
Rd 6: Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, (sc, dc, sc) in next sc, sc in next 8 sc] around, join.  (42)
Rd 7: Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around, join.  (52)
Rd 8: Ch 1, [sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, sc3tog, (sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog) twice] around, join.  (40)
Rd 9: Ch 1, (sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog) around, join.  (36)
Finish off leaving a long tail.

BELLY:
Rd 1: With gray, 6 sc in magic ring, slip st in first sc to join.  (6)
Rd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in next sc, (sc, dc, sc) in next sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, (sc, dc, sc) in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, join.  (14)
Rd 3: Ch 1, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) twice, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, join.  (22)
Rd 4: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, (sc, dc, sc) in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, (sc, dc, sc) in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, join.  (30)
Rd 5: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, join.  (38)
Finish off leaving a long tail.

MOUTH:
Rd 1: With red, 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
Rd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.  (12)
Rd 3: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (18)
Rd 4: (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (24)
Finish off.  Weave in ends.

TEETH:
Rd 1: Working in front loops only, attach white in any sc, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in same sc as attachment, [slip st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 11 times, slip st in next sc, slip st in first sc.
Finish off.  Weave in ends.

BODY ASSEMBLY:
Fold MOUTH in half.  Sew MOUTH to BELLY.  Sew BELLY and MOUTH to BACK stuffing BODY firmly before closing.

DORSEL FIN:
Rd 1: With gray, ch 2, 4 sc in second ch from hook working around ch.  (4)
Rd 2: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (6)
Rd 3: (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (8)
Rd 4: (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (10)
Rd 5: (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (12)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Sew DORSEL FIN to BODY.

TAIL:
TOP SECTION:
Rd 1: With gray, ch 2, 4 sc in  second ch from hook working around ch.  (4)
Rd 2: sc in each sc around.  (4)
Rd 3: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (6)
Rds 4-5: sc in each sc around.  (6)
Rd 6: (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (8)
Rd 7: sc in each sc around.  (8)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Sew TOP TAIL SECTION to BODY.
BOTTOM SECTION:
Rd 1: With gray, ch 2, 3 sc in second ch from hook working around ch.  (3)
Rd 2: sc in each sc around.  (3)
Rd 3: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc.  (5)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Sew BOTTOM TAIL SECTION to BODY.

LATERAL FINS (MAKE 2):
Rd 1: With gray, ch 2, 4 sc in second ch from hook working around ch.  (4)
Rd 2: sc in each sc around.  (4)
Rd 3: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc.  (5)
Rd 4: sc in each sc around.  (5)
Rd 5: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc.  (6)
Rd 6: sc in each sc around.  (6)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Sew LATERAL FINS to BODY.

EYES:
Using black, use French knots to embroider the EYES on LITTLE SHARK.

This crochet pattern is an original pattern and is © by Christjan Bee (September 2016).  Please do not claim this pattern as your own.  If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site.  You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, o sell items made from this pattern

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