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Winter The Whale Pattern

Hi, I’m Winter!

Difficulty:

This pattern is suitable for beginners/advanced beginners

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn (#4) in White, Aran, Pink, blue, and Navy Blue. I used Red Heart Super Saver for the white, Aran, blue, and pink. I used Craftsmart for the navy blue tweed yarn.
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Stuffing
  • Safety eyes
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

Abbreviations:

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

sc inc – single crochet increase

invdec – invisible decrease

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

ch – chain

blo – work in back loop of round only

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch (sts – stitches)

3 sc inc – sc increase using 3 sc instead of 2 sc

Rnd – round

() – Total number of stitches at the end of each round

Notes:

  • Work in a continuous spiral, do not join the rounds or turn work unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
  • Use either a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning or end of each round. Remove markers after each round.
  • For rounds 14-17 of the tail the chains at the beginning of the row count as a stitch.
  • For the tail and water spout leave a long tail before you chain for sewing.

Head:

-Work in Aran-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, sc inc (30)

Rnd 6: 4 sc, sc inc (36)

Rnd 7: 5 sc, sc inc (42)

Rnd 8: 6 sc, sc inc (48)

Rnd 9-17: sc in each st around (48)

-Place eyes between rounds 14-15 about 10 stitches apart-

Rnd 18: 6 sc, invdec (42)

Rnd 19: 5 sc, invdec (36)

Rnd 20: 4 sc, invdec (30)

-Start stuffing-

Rnd 21: 3 sc, invdec (24)

Rnd 22: 2 sc, invdec (18)

Rnd 23: 1 sc, invdec (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Finish stuffing.

Hat:

-Work in navy blue-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, sc inc (30)

Rnd 6: 4 sc, sc inc (36)

Rnd 7: 5 sc, sc inc (42)

Rnd 8: 6 sc, sc inc (48)

Rnd 9-18: sc in each st around (48)

-Change to white-

Rnd 19: sl st in each st around (48)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Legs x2:

-Work in white-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

-Change to navy blue-

Rnd 4: sc in blo, sc around (18)

Rnd 5-6: sc in each st around (18)

Rnd 7: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 8-9: sc in each st around (24)

Fasten off the first leg but NOT the second leg.

Continue Body:

-Continue working in navy blue-

Rnd 10: 5 sc on the leg you’re working with, ch 3 and sc 24 on the first leg you fasten off, sc along the ch 3 you did to connect the legs, sc 19 in remaining sts (54)

Rnd 11-13: sc in each st around (54)

Rnd 14: 7 sc, invdec (48)

Rnd 15-17: sc in each st around (48)

Rnd 18: 6 sc, invdec (42)

Rnd 19-20: sc in each st around (42)

Rnd 21: 5 sc, invdec (36)

Rnd 22-23: sc in each st around (36)

-Start stuffing-

Rnd 24: 4 sc, invdec (30)

Rnd 25-26: sc in each st around (30)

Rnd 27: 3 sc, invdec (24)

Rnd 28-29: sc in each st around (24)

Rnd 30: 2 sc, invdec (18)

Rnd 31-32: sc in each st around (18)

Rnd 33: 1 sc, invdec (12)

Rnd 34-35: sc in each st around (12)

Fasten off and weave in the ends. Finish stuffing.

Arms x2:

-Work in Aran and lightly stuff as you work-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: 1 sc, sc inc (9)

Rnd 3: sc in each st around (9)

-Change to navy blue-

Rnd 4-18: sc in each st around (9)

Rnd 19: 1 sc, invdec (6)

Rnd 20: fold the piece in half and sc through two sts at a time (3)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Belly:

-Work in white-

Rnd 1: ch 5, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 stitches, 3 sc inc in last st. Turn your work to work on the opposite side of the ch 5. 3 sc, 3 sc inc in the last st (12)

Rnd 2: (3 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc) x2 (20)

Rnd 3: 5 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc, 7 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc, 2 sc (28)

Rnd 4:  7 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc, 11 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc, 3 sc (35)

Sl st, and fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Tail: 

-Work in navy blue, leave a long tail for sewing when you start (see notes for rows 14-17)-

Rnd 1: ch 19, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and sc in remaining 17 stitches, sl st in first sc to form a circle (18)

Rnd 2-4: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc of rnd (18)

Rnd 5: ch 1, (1 sc, invdec) x6, sl st to first sc of rnd (12)

Rnd 6-7: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc of rnd (12)

Rnd 8: ch 1, (1 sc, invdec) x4, sl st to first sc of rnd (8)

Rnd 9: ch 1, fold the piece in half and crochet across through two stitches at a time (4)

Rnd 10: ch 1 and turn, sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc (6)

Rnd 11: ch 1 and turn, sc inc, 4 sc, sc inc (8)

Rnd 12: ch 1 and turn, sc inc, 6 sc, sc inc (10)

Rnd 13: ch 1 and turn, sc inc, 8 sc, sc inc (12)

Rnd 14: ch 2, hdc in first st, 10 sc, 2 hdc (14)

Rnd 15: ch 2, hdc in first st, 12 sc, 2 hdc (16)

Rnd 16: ch 3, dc in first st, 5 hdc, 4 sl sts, 5 hdc, 2 dc (18)

Rnd 17: ch 3, dc in first st, 6 hdc, 4 sl sts, 6 hdc, 2 dc (20)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Water Spout:

-Work in blue, leave a long tail for sewing when you start-

Rnd 1: ch 13, sc in second ch from hook and in remaining 11 sts, sl st to first sc to create a circle (12)

Rnd 2-3: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc (12)

Rnd 4: ch 1, (1 sc, invdec) x4, sl st to first sc (8)

Rnd 5: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc (8)

Rnd 6: ch 3, (2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc) repeat till the end of the row (16)

Rnd 7: ch 3, (2 dc, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 hdc) repeat till the end of the row (32)

Fasten off and weave your end to about row 5 and weave it around and pull close and finish weaving in the end.

Jellyfish Buddy:

-Work in pink-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around (12)

Rnd 5: Fold piece in half and sc across through two sts at a time (6)

Fasten off and weave in ends. Cut four 3 inch pieces of pink yarn, loop them through the 4 middle stitches to create the tentacles. 

Finishing:

  1. Sew the head to the body. Add some stuffing as you do this to give the neck some structure.
  2. Place the hat on the head, I did not sew the hat to the head because it’s a snug fit and I think it looks better but you can sew it if you’d like.
  3. Sew the water spout to the top of the head/hat, stuff lightly as you sew.
  4. Sew the arms to the body.
  5. Sew the belly to the front middle of the body.
  6. Sew the tail to the back bottom of the body, do not stuff instead fold the piece before you sew it to the body.
  7. Sew the jellyfish buddy to your whale wherever you’d like, I chose to sew it to the front left bottom of the body.

I hope you’ve enjoyed working on this pattern because now you have your very own Winter The Whale with a cute little jellyfish buddy! I thought of this one after finishing another whale pattern that I did a pattern review of that you can find here https://crittercrochet.com/2021/01/22/pattern-review-humpback-whale-amigurumi/.

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