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The creatures Techniques
lntrod uction Sta rf is h 24 Getting sta rted 145

Whale 30 C rochet stitches 147

Jellyf ish 3B Finishing touches 153

Shark 46 Abbreviations 156

Puffer fish 56 Conversions 156

Lobster 64 Suppliers 157

Sea u rch in 76 About the author 158

Hermit crab 82 Acknowledgements 158

Sea h orse 96 I ndex 159

Octopus 108
Angler fish 118
Na utilus 134

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array of #sies tl6t l.ive arnmB the usedrq well as a guide to the finishing
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The creotures
The yarn used for this project is enough to make several starf.sh.
You can make all three with the three colours, either using the same
colour for each starf.sh or different colours for the top and bottom.

Storflsh

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Xmf*rmm&tmm
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Approximately B1/zin
(21 .5cm) wide

IWateriaEs
King Cole Cottonsoft DK,
100% cotton (229yds/21 0m per 1009
1 x 1009 ball in 781 Jade (A)
1 x 1009 ball in 1 574 Coral (B)
1 x 1 009 ba ll n 7 42 Oyster (C)
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3mm (UKl 1:USC2-D3) crochet hook


Toy stuffing
Tapestry need le
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22 sls and 22 rows to 4in (10cm) over
double crochet using 3mm hook

Speeial abbreviatEmn
3 treble cluster (3 tr cl): The clusters appear
on the reverse side of the work. This will
be the right side. Carry the unused yarn
across the back of the work as you crochet.
This stitch is made by half-f inishing 3 treble
stitches, then drawing the yarn through all
the loops on the hook at once.

Yarn round hook, insert hook into next st,


catch yarn and draw back through stitch
(3 loops on hook), catch yarn again and
draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook),
*yrh, insert hook into same st, catch yarn
and draw back through stitch (4 loops on
hook), catch yarn and draw through 2
loops* (3 loops on hook), rep from * to *
once more (4 loops on hook), yrh, draw
through all 4loops.

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Wind yarn around finger to form a ring

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Double crochet (dc) *
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How to make Starfish
The top and base of the starfish are
crocheted separately in double crochet,
starting f rom the centre and working
in rounds. Each arm of the starfish is
Top
crocheted separately in rows, working Rounds 1-7
from the central part of the body. The top
of the starfish begins with the WS facing,
crocheted in rounds. The clusters are
Round 2 (inc): 1 ch (to count as first dc), in next dc with A, sl st into first ch (5 sets
worked in a contrast colour and appear on
1 dc in same dc, (dc2inc) 4 times, sl st into of 4 dc,2 ch and 1 cluster).
the reverse side of the piece. An edging is
first ch (10 sts). Pull on the short end of Round 5 (inc): With A, make 1 ch (to
crocheted around the top and base, and
the pieces are joined with double crochet yarn to close the ring. count as first dc), 1 dc in next 3 sts, (1 dc,
and filled with toy stuffing before closing. Round 3 (inc): 1 ch (to count as first dc), 2 ch,1 dc) into next 2 ch sP, *1 dc into
1 dc in same dc, (dc2inc) 9 times, sl st into next 5 sts, (1 dc,2 ch, 1 dc) into next 2 ch
first ch (20 sts). sp; rep from * 3 more times, 1 dc in next
Top
Round 4 (inc): 1 ch (to count as first dc), dc, sl st into first ch (5 sets of 7 dc, 2 ch).
Starting at the centre, with 3mm hook and
A, wind yarn around a finger a couple of join in B, 3 tr cluster in next dc with B, with Round 6 (inc): With A, make 1 ch (to
A work 1 dc in next dc,
*(1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) count as first dc), 1 dc in next 4 dc, (1 dc,
times to form a rin9, insert the hook, catch
the yarn and draw back through the ring. in next dc, 1 dc in dc, with B work a 3 tr 2 ch, 1 dc) into next 2 ch sp, * 1 dc into
cl in next dc, with A work 1 dc in next dc; next 7 dc, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 da) into next 2 ch
Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
work 5 dc into ring, sl st to first dc (5 sts). rep from * 3 more times, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) sp; rep from * 3 more times, 1 dc in next 2

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dc, sl st into first ch (5 sets of 9 dc,2 ch).
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count as first dc), 1 dc in next 5 dc, (1 dc,
2 ch, 1dc) into next 2 ch sp, *1 dc into
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next 9 dc, (1 dc,2 ch, 1 dc) into next 2 ch
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dc, sl st into first ch (5 sets of 11 dc,2 ch). -++.+t '*1*+
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Shape next arm

Shape first arm


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sp, turn.
Row 2 (RS): With A, make 1 ch (does not
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next 2 ch sp, turn.
Continue on these 1 3 sts.
Row 3 (dec): With A, miss first dc, 1 dc
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into next 1 0 dc, dc2dec, turn (1 1 sts).


Row 4: With A, make 1 ch (does not L4
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count as a st), 1 dc in each st, turn. 4-
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tr1

Row 5: With A, make 1 ch (does not count


as a st), 1 dc in next 5 dc, 3 tr cl in next dc
with B, with A, 1 dc in next 5 dc, turn. Base
Row 6: As row 4. Rounds 1-7
Row 7 (dec): Miss first dc, 1 dc into next B

dc, dc2dec, turn (9 sts).


Row 8: As row 4.
Row 9: With A, 1 ch (does not count as a Shape next arm
st), 1 dc in next 4 dc,3 tr cl in next dc with *With WS facing, rejoin A to the same 2
B, with A, 1 dc in next 4 dc, turn. ch sp as the base of the previous arm with
Row 10: As row 4. a sl st.
Row 11 (dec): Miss first dc, 1 dc into next Next (WS): 1 dc in same 2 ch sp, 1 dc in
6 dc, dc2dec, turn (7 sts). next 5 dc, join in B, 3 tr cl in next dc with
Row 12: As row 4. B, with A, work 1 dc in next 5 dc, 1 dc into
Row 13: With A, 1 ch (does not count as a next 2 ch sp, turn (1 3 sts).
st), 1 dc in next 3 dc, 3 tr cl in next dc with Next (RS): With A, make 1 ch (does not
B, with A, 1 dc in next 3 dc, turn. count as a st), 1 dc in each st, turn.
Row 14: As row 4. Rep rows 3-1 5 of first arm. Fasten off A
Row 15 (dec): Miss first dc, (dc3dec) twice and B.
(2 sts). Rep from * 3 more times to finish the top
Fasten off A and B. part of the starfish. Do not fasten off at
the end of the fifth arm, turn.

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Top and base edging
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Next (RS): 1 ch not count as a st),
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(dc2inc in each of the Z dc at the tip of the Y'"'r'


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arm, work 14 dc evehlv down the edge of )a';-
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the arm, 1 dc in the next 2 ah sp, work 14 ?.",'' "'' ;":
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dc evenly up the edge of the next of the \A ..,'
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arm) 5 times,,sl st to fiist dc and fasten off x -n"
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Base x x
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Starting at the centre ,of the base, with k
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3mm hook and C, wind yarn around a


finger a couple of times to fbrm a ring,
insert the hook, catch the yarn and dr,aw
back through the ring. Round 4 (inc): 1 ch (to count as first dc), Shape first arm
Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a 5t), 1 dc in ,next 2 dc, (1 dc,2 ch, 1 dc) into The following is worked in rows:
work 5 dc into ring. s:l st to first':dc (5 sts). next 2:ch sp, *1 dc into next 4 dc, (1 dc, Row 1 (WS): 1 ch (to count as first dc), 1 dc
Round 2 (inc): 1 ch (to count as first dc), 2 ch,1 dc) into next 2 ch sp; rep from * 3 in next 4 dc, 1 dc into next 2 ch sp, turn.
1 dc in same dc, 2 ch (dc2 inc, 2 ch) 4 times, more times, 1 dc in next dc, sl st into first Row 2 (RS): 1 ch (does not count as a st),
sl st into first ch (5 sets of 2 Pull ch (5 sets of 6 dc, 2 ch). 1 dc in same dc, 1 dc in next B sts, 1 dc
9r,.Zch),
on the short end of yarnrto ilose the ring. Round 5 (inc): 1 ch (to count as first dc), into next 2 ch sp, turn.
Round 3 (inc): 1 ch (to cou,nt as fiist dc), 1 dc in next 3 dc, (1 dc,2 ch, 1 dc) into Continue on these 10 sts.
1 dc in next dc, (1 dc, 2 ch,1 dc) into next next 2 ch sp, *1 dc into next 6 dc, ('l dc, Row 3 (dec): Miss first dc, 1 dc into next
2 ch sp, *1 dc into next 2 dc, (1 dc, 2 ch, 2 ch,1 dc):into next 2 ch sp; rep from * 3 7 sts, dc2dec, turn (B sts).
*
1 dc) into next 2 ch sp; rep from 3 more more times, 1 dc in next 2 dc, sl st into first Rows 4-16= 1 ch (does not count as a st),
times, sl st into first ch sets of'4 dc,2 ch).
(5 ch (5 sets' of 8 dc, 2 ch). 1 dc in each dc, turn.

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Row 7 (dec): Miss first dc, 1 dc into next Join top and base
5 dc, dc2dec, turn (6 sts).
Rows 8-10: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
1 dc in each dc, turn.
Row 11 (dec): Miss first dc, 1 dc into next
3 dc, dc2dec, turn (4 sts).
Rows 12-14: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
1 dc in each dc, turn.
Row 15 (dec): Miss first dc, 1 dc into next
dc, dc2dec (2 sts).
Work into each edging stitch of both top
Fasten off. and base at the same time to join

Shape next arm


*With wrong side facing, rejoin C to the
same 2 ch sp as the base of the previous
arm with a sl st.
Next (WS): Work 1 dc in same 2 ch sp, 'x\ k& i \t r r k \\
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1 dc in next B dc, 1 dc into next 2 ch sp, -i..1


turn (1 0 sts). T.
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Next (RS): 1 ch (does not count as a st),
":-+
1 dc in each dc, turn. "'1"+ 14
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Rep rows 3-1 5. Fasten off .* 4
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Rep from * to * 3 more times to finish the " r.*1"


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base of the starfish. Do not fasten off at " r"{.
the end of the fifth arm, turn. ''.
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Edging 1 -t",n.,s.
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Next (RS): Work as for edging pattern for
the top piece.
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fasten off. Stuff the arm firmly, pushing DXD TOUIflVOW?
the stuffing right to the tip; rep from * to
Making up finish three more of the arms. Leave an
Starrlsh are
able to rnove
Join top and base opening in the remaining arm and stuff around
With wrong sides together and the top
piece facing up, 3mm hook and B, join
the centre and the arm of the starfish
firmly. Join the remaining stitches of the
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yarn to 1 dc between the arms with a sl st. top and base, as before, to close the have on their
rrOurside.
Next: Working into the edging stitches opening. Sl st to first dc, fasten off and
of both the top and base at the same weave in the ends of the yarn.
time to join, 1 dc into same dc, * 1 dc in
each of the next 1 5 dc up the edge of
the next arm, dc2inc into the next 2'dc at
the tip of the arm, 1 dc into each of the
1 5 dc down the edge of the other side

of the arm, 1 dc into the next dc. Do not

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The whale is worked in double crochet usinlichunkyyarn
and a small hook to create a fi.rm fabric. The simple shape and
friendJ;r features make it perfect to snuggle up with.

Whole

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Informat'ion 'Ll

y0r:'11 need.
Finished size WEEBEDOYOU
Approximately 19in (48cm) long , 41/zin
(1 1 5cm) at the widest end, 1|/qin (3cm)
WErc;rrul{sl'ss?
st.,ationl
at the narrowest end At, a, *Ot'**eigb
Mtraterials
Wendy Merino Chunky, 1 00% merino
wool (71yds/65m per 509 ball):
4 x 509 balls in 2472 Pumice (A)
Oddment of chunky yarn in black (B)
4.5mm (UK7:US7) crochet hook
Dressmakers' pins or safety pins
Toy stuff ing
Tapestry needle

Tension
1B sts and20 rows to 4in (1Ocm) over
double crochet using 4.5mm hook

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Key
O Wind yarn around finger to form a ring

& C ha in (ch)

. Slip stitch (sl st)

+ Double crochet (dc)

XX dc2 i nc

x\ dc2dec

A Double crochet into back loop only

Double crochet into front loop only


*
U Slip stitch into back loops of both
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stitches at the same time

Body
Rounds 1-50

How to make Whale


The whale is worked entirely in continuous before stitching them in place. The fins are Round 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times
rounds of double crochet and shaped by simple circles that are folded in half and (1 B sts).

increasing and decreasing stitches. The crocheted togethen. The blowhole is a tiny Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 2 dc) 6 times
body is started at the front of the face circle of double crochet, sewn to the top of (24 sts).
and finished at the tail end, and stuffed the body. Round 5 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) 6 times
after every few rounds. The last round of (30 sts).
the body is worked into the back loops Body Round 5 (inc): (Dc2inc, 4 dc) 6 times
of the stitches, then the opening is closed Starting at the front of the whale, with (36 sts).
by weaving a length of yarn, left after 4.5mm hook and A, wind yarn around a Round 7 (inc): (Dc2inc, 5 dc) 6 times
fastening off, through the stitches and finger a couple of times to form a ring, (42 sts).
gathered up. The remaining front loops insert the hook, catch the yarn and draw Round 8 (inc): (Dc2inc, 6 dc) 6 times
of the stitches, left after working the last back through the ring. (48 sts).
round of the body, are crocheted into to Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), Round 9 (inc): (Dc2inc,7 dc) 6 times
begin the tail. Each side of the top of the work 6 dc into ring (6 sts). (54 sts).
tail shaping is done separately. The eyeballs Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 6 times (12 sts). Round 10 (inc): (DcZinc, B dc) 6 times
and eye sockets are crocheted separately Pull on the short end of the yarn to close (60 sts).
and then joined with double crochet the ring. Rounds 11-50: Work 1 dc in each dc.

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Stuff the piece, but not too firmly, keeping $
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it soft enough to remain cuddly and filling +
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it to just below the edge.
Round 51 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1B dc) 3 times +
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(57 sts).
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Round 52: Work 1 dc in each dc.


Round 53 (dec): (Dc2dec, 17 dc) 3 times
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(54 sts).
Round 54: Work 1 dc in each dc.
Round 55 (dec): (Dc2dec, 16 dc) 3 times
(5 1 sts).
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Round 56: Work 1 dc in each dc.
Round 57 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 5 dc) 3 times
(48 sts).
Round 58: Work 1 dc in each dc.
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Round 59 (dec): (Dc2dec, 14 dc) 3 times
(45 sts).
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Round 60: Work 1 dc in each dc.
Round 61 (dec): (Dc2dec, 13 dc) 3 times
(42 sts).
Round 62: Work 1 dc in each dc. x
Round 63 (dec): (Dc2dec, 12 dc) 3 times 1L'

(39 sts).
Round 54: Work 1 dc in each dc.
Round 55 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 1 dc) 3 times
(36 sts). Body
Round 66: Work 1 dc in each dc. Rounds 51-66
Add more stuffing before continuing.
Round 57 (dec): (Dc2dec, 10 dc) 3 times
(33 sts).
Round 58: Work 1 dc in each dc. SEJEN
Round 69 (dec): (Dc2dec, 9 dc) 3 times II,AXIEYOU GBII?
(30 sts). ADOI'PIIXN a
Round 70: Work 1 dc in each dc.
Round 71 (dec): (Dc2dec, B dc) 3 times
So,butl've seen
(27 sts). whaleblubber"'
Round 72: Work 1 dc in each dc.
Round 73 (dec): (Dc2dec, 7 dc) 3 times
(24 sts).
Round 74: Work 1 dc in each dc.
Round 75 (dec): (Dc2dec, 6 dc) 3 times
(21 sts).
Round 75: Work 1 dc in each dc.

33
l

Round 77 (dec): (Dc2dec, 5 dc) 6 times


q\ { #r: \'tt
(1 B sts).

Round 78: Work 1 dc in each dc.


Round 79 (dec): (Dc2dec, a dc) 3 times
(1 5 sts).
qt\ 11 fff
+r*
Round 80: Work 1 dc in each dc. \e\\\ f +J.-A iY-
Round 81 (dec): (Dc2dec, 3 dc) 6 times
Sfrl "t?5
2 sts).
t++.f l+
(1
?t
Round 82: Work 1 dc in each dc. f"r "e-*"#,xi
t+ ]L J 1t
Round 83: Work 1 dc into the back loop
only of each dc. Fasten off, leaving a long
s"
length of yarn at the end. +-
Stuff the rest of the tail end, filling it right
to the top. Using a tapestry needle, weave
the length of yarn left after fastening off
through the last round of stitches, gather
up to close the opening and secure with a
few stitches.
-x x { -r

,c f f -r
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Rounds 57-83

3 (inc):

34 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Tiail Shape tail
Rounds 1-'14 Round 15

)+. ,ffi
ffi wffi
k,
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q

t
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Shape tail
Round.s 15-19
rD

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t++ .,{ $.{"$&t*s*,
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Sfiape tait
Work each side separately.
+ *,
'1f''{ y*
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Round 15 (inc): Dc2inc, 1 dc in the next


n5 dc, miss 32 dc, 1 dc in the next 15 dc,
dc2inc (34 sts).
S"or
'ftgffgax.-3
r *Rounds 15-19: Dc2inc, 1 dc in the next
14 dc, (dc2dec) twice, 1 dc in the next 14 Shape tail and fin
dc, dc2inc. *L'+ *h *i-" + *l- + -+* -$ + + +- +- -
HII this side of the tail with a thin layer of U+&v S $+$ $ vyvv,l S $ $ $ r-
stuffing. Bring together the 17 stitches nnn n * {} n fi * n*nnn SS
n r-\ /a rr nnrl
from each side of the opening to form a
Join stitches at end of tail
i straight edge.
Join stitches of fin

35
Eyeball Eye socket and join eye pieces Blowhole

x+x Jr & #,r: Work into each dc *


,^\. d
*+t fi *'nkt
X O+
of both pieces at the
Y-' same time to join

#1
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tL -\r+--
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F *x # s a"\k
Jain stitches af end of tail Eyes (make 2) Blowhole
Next: Sl st into the back loops only of each Eyebatt With 4.5mm hook and B, wind yarn
of the 17 dc from both sides at the same With 4.5mm hook and B, wind yarn around a finger a couple of times to form
time to join (17 sts). Fasten off.* around a finger a couple of times to form a ring, insert the hook, catch the yarn and
To complete the other side of the tail, with a ring, insert the hook, catch the yarn and draw back through the ring.
4.5mm hook and the finished side of the draw back through the ring. Next: 1 ch (does not count as a st), 5 dc
tail shaping on the right-hand side of the Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), into ring (5 sts). Pull on the short end to
whale, miss the first 1 6 of the remaining work 10 dc into ring (10 sts). Pull on short close the ring. Fasten off, leaving a long
sts and rejoin A to the next dc with a sl st. end of yarn to close ring. Fasten off . length of yarn at the end.
Next: Dc2inc in the same st, 1 dc in the
next 30 dc, dc2inc (34 sts). Eye sockef
Rep from * to * to complete the other side With 4.5mm hook and A, make B ch, join
of the tail. with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
Fins (make 2) 1 0 dc into ring (1 0 sts).

With 4.5mm hook and A, wind yarn


around a finger a couple of times to form Jain eye pfeces
a ring, insert the hook, catch the yarn and Round 2: With right side of eyeball to
draw back through the ring. wrong side of eye socket, slip the eyeball
Next: Follow the instructions as for rounds inside the eye socket and work 1 dc into
1-7 of the Body (42 sts). each dc of both pieces at the same time to
Next: Fold the circular shape in half and sl join. Sl st to next st and fasten off, leaving
st into the back loops only of each dc from a long length of yarn at the end.
both sides at the same time to join, leaving
a sma ll open ing. Push a little stuff ing
inside the fin, keeping a flattened shape,
and continue to sl st together both sides
to close the opening (21 sts). Fasten off,
leaving a long length of yarn at the end.

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Eyes ffiEswhmEe
Sew an eye to each side of the head, placing Sew the blowhole to the top of the head, sorne tJrces
just behind the line of the eyes. of vrhares
them around 41/zin (1 1 .5cm) from the front. don,t hr
Stitch all around the outside edges

Fins
With the length of yarn left after fastening
&rTmuth
Mark out the line of the mouth evenly
with dressmakers'or safety pins, starting
ffi.#HH,ffi
bristr;Jffi]frH:;:i*
off, position a fin, with the curved edge at and ending the line 'l in (2 5cm) below the
the top, around 1 in (2.5cm) f rom the eye outer edge of the eyes. With a tapestry
cn each side of the body Starting at the needle threaded with A, embroider the
corner of the fin, stitch 1 in (2.5cm) of the mouth in chain stitch (see page 1 55),
top edge to the body. making each stitch around 3 rows of
crochet long,
Weave in all the yarn ends.

37
The smaller balls of yarn used for this jelI5d.sh are ideal for adding
accents of bright or fluorescent colours to give it a real deep-sea air.
Make a multi-coloured 'bloom' ofjellydsh in a variety of bold shades.

lellyflsh

38 Crocheted Sea Creatures


EvEsroNqs
ffirAtr rs
EA\ro.,i,;srooDltr
Ar{ otfisPrcNrc?
ice crearnl
uoO
JelrYfi'sil

Finished size
Approximaiely 51/zin (1 4cm) diamete r
(including frilled eJge) and 24in (Of cm)

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Materials
ii,.n'aJr.'oollymix DK, 1 ooYoacrylic
s r}\

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":i'ttgd$,#ir
2 x 25g balli in oor wf ite (A
,"liiil.Birfir? ,"'.ri'rti.i t
1 x Zigball in 149 Flesh, 007 Nil

3mm (UKl 1 :USC2-D3) .to.h*t hook


Tcy stuffing
Tapesiry needle

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Key How to make Jellyfish
The oral arms of the jellyfish are crocheted Oral arms (make a)
Wind yarn around finger to form a ring first by making a row of chain stitches With 3mm hook and A, make 91 ch.
and working extra double crochet, half Row 1: Dc2inc into the second ch from
C ha in (ch) treble and treble stitches into each chain to hook, dc2inc in the next 39 ch, htr2inc in
create the tapered, curly shape. These four the nexl25 ch, tr2inc in the next 25 ch,
Slip stitch (sl st) arms are joined and worked into the base turn (1 B0 sts).
of the jellyfish. The hood of the jellyfish is Join in B.
Double crochet (dc) worked in continuous rounds of double Row 2: (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 85 times, 1 dc in next
crochet; the pattern is created with simple, 10 dc (265 sts).
dc2 i nc Iong double crochet stitches that are Fasten off.
worked into a stitch a few rows below. The
htr2 inc hood and base are crocheted together, and
two rounds of increased stitches produce
tr2 inc a frilled edge. The jellyfish is finished with
lengths of chain stitch for the tentacles.
dc2dec

Double crochet into back loop only

Double crochet into front looo onlv

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40 Crochet,ed Sea Creatures


Join oral arms together
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-. e*

. iirr.:j:r r:i:i::;it,n'

,*i+lJ"o ' ,^'


*1t''i" .. r,."i#,. :

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k

Base
loi* ara| #r#??s fmgef$ter
,', th right side facing, 3mm hook and C,
.I i yarn to the top, wide edge with a sl st.
Next: Work 4 dc evenly across the edge of
--^e treble and double crochet stitches on '.<:
%

=ach arm 6 sts).


(1
--e following is worked in rounds.
Next round: 1 dc in the back loop only of
:-e first dc to form a ring, 1 dc in the back
rcc only of each dc.
Next round (dec): (Dc2dec) B times (B sts).
: sr to next st and fasten off leaving a long
=rgth of yarn at the end.
--read the yarn through the last round
:= stitches, draw up tightly to close the
rc,e r'ring in the centre and secure with a few
. -:ches. This forms the centre of the base.

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41
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Finish base
Rounds 1-6 and tentacles

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Frnish base
Rejoin C with a sl st to the front loop only
, of the first dc of the 16 stitches that joined
the oral arms.
The following is worked in rounds:
Round 'l: Working into the front loops only
of each st, dc2inc in the same dc, 1 dc in
the next dc, (dc2inc, 1 dc) 7 times (24 sts).
Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc, 2 dc) B times
(32 sts).
Round 3 (inc): (DcZinc, 3 dc) B times
(40 sts).
Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 4 dc) B times
(48 sts).
Round 5 (inc): (Dc2inc, 5 dc) B times
(56 sts).
Round 5 (inc): (Dc2inc, 6 dc) B times
(64 sts).
Fasten off.

42 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Hood Round 5: 1 dc in each dc. Round 9: 1 dc in each dc with A.
Starting at the top of the hood, with 3mm Round 6 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) B times Round 10 (inc): With A, (dc2inc, 5 dc) B

hook and A, wind yarn around a finger (40 sts) times (56 sts).
a couple of times to form a ring, insert Join in C. Round 11: 1 dc in each dc with A.
the hook, catch the yarn and draw back Note: As some of the stitches are made by Round 12 (inc): With A, (dc2inc, 6 dc) B

ihrough the ring. missing rows, the loop on the hook should times (6a sB).
Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), be extended up to the level of the row Rounds 13-15: 1 dc in each dc with A.
work B dc into ring (B sts). being worked. Join in B and fasten off A.
Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) B times (16 sts). Round 7: With C, (1 dc into the next 4 dc, Round 16: With B, (1 dc into the next 3 dc,
Pull on short end of yarn to close ring. 1 long dc into the ring at the centre, miss 1 dc rnto the next dc three rows down, miss
Round 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) B times the dc behind the long stitch) B times. the dc behind the long st) 16 times.
24 sts). Round 8 (inc): (Dc2inc, 4 dc) B times with Rounds 17-22= 1 dc in each dc with B.
Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc,2 dc) B times A (48 sts). Do not fasten off B.

32 sts).

Hood hlood

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Rounds 1-6 Round s 7-15

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Hood
Rounds 16-22
Join hood and base
Frilled edge rounds 1-3

Join hood and base - insert


the hook into each stitch

Making up
Join hood and base
Place the top and base with
WS together and the hood facing
up. With 3mm hook and B, inserting
the hook into each stitch from both
pieces at the same time to join, work 1 dc
in each dc, leaving an opening. Stuff the
piece, keeping the base flat, before joining Tentacles
the remaining stitches to close. With 3mm hook and the base of the
(trZinc) 63 times, sl st to third of 3 ch, turn jellyfish facing up, join C to a dc on round
Frilled edge (128 sts). 6 of the base with a sl st. *Make 100 ch
Round 1: Work 1 dc in each dc with B Join in A. and fasten off, leaving a 4in (10cm) length
(64 sts). Round 3: With A, dc2inc in the same st of yarn at the end. Miss 7 tr and rejoin C
Join in C. (dc2inc) 1 27 tirnes, sl st to first dc and to the next dc. Rep from * until B tentacles
Round 2: With C, sl st to the first dc, make fasten off (256 sts). have been completed. Weave in the short
3 ch (to count as first tr), 1 tr in the same st, Weave in all the ends. ends at the top of the tentacles.

44 Crocheted Sea Creatures


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This shark is a cuddly version of the Great Tllhite. It can be made
to look more menacingby swapping the pale pink for a deeper
shade, or using a red colour yarn to crochet the mouth.

Shork

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Inforrm.ation ,J
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ry

w$AtrDoEl I
you'1"I nsed
Finlshed size srrABrIEAtrr'oB
Approximately 22in (56cm) long
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it, want'sl
Materials What.,ever
Katia Peru , 407o wool, 40oh acrylic,
20% alpaca (1 15yds/106m per 1009 ball):
2 x 1009 balls in 012 (A)
1 x 1009 ball in 026 (B)
1 x 1009 ball in 003 (C)
Oddments of DK yarn in black (D)
and white (E)

3mm (UK1 1 :USC2-D3) and 4.5mm


(U K7 :U 57) crochet hooks
Toy stuffing
Tapestry needle

Tension
14 sts and 1 5 rows to 4in (1Ocm) over
double crochet using 4.5mm hook

47
Key Top body
Rounds 1-3,
O Wind yarn around finger to form a ring rows 1-30 and
row 1 of base
Slip stitch (sl st)

+ Double crochet (dc) -+tll tit",


x,x dc2inc

>t1,( dc2 dec

+
n Double crochet into back loop only

tLJ Double crochet into front loop only Rows

A Slip stitch into back loop only

T Half treble (htr)

T Treble (tr)
tor[*lo*,-z-io-oii-r,J,t A
z(
F*4i*Affi'..,'
***alt'ffiffir,,i*ril;
How to make Shark
The top of the shark's body is started Top Row 3: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
in rounds of double crochet, and then Starting at the tip of the nose, with 4.5mm 1 dc in first dc, (dc2inc,2 dc) twice,
continued in rows. lt is shaped by increasing hook and A, wind yarn around a finger dc2inc, 1 dc in next dc, turn (12 sts).
and decreasing the stitches. The base of the a couple of times to form a ring, insert Row 4: As row 2.
body is formed by joining the second colour the hook, catch the yarn and draw back Row 5 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a
to the last round of the nose end, and then through the ring. st), 1 dc in first dc, (dc2inc,2 dc) 3 times,
finished in the same way as the top, with Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), dc2inc, 1 dc in next dc, turn (1 6 sts).
the addition of the mouth, which is worked 6 dc into the ring (6 sts). Rows 6-8: As row 2.
separately in rounds and then joined into the Round 2 (inc): (DcZinc) 6 times (12 sts). Row 9 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st),
base of the body. The tail ends of the two Pull on short end of yarn to close ring. 1 dc in first dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in next 3 dc,
pieces are crocheted together. The stitches Round 3: Work 1 dc in each dc. dc2inc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in
of the tail end of the body are picked up The following is worked in rows: next 3 dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in next dc, turn
to crochet the crescent-shaped shark's tail. Row 1 (RS) (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 3 (20 sts).
The fins and eyes are crocheted in rounds times, turn. Rows 10-12: As row 2.
and stitched on. The teeth are worked into Continue on these 9 sts. Row 13 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a
the stitches of the mouth and the shark is Row 2 (WS): 1 ch (does not count as a st), st), 1 dc in first dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in next 4
finished with embroidered nostrils 1 dc in each dc. dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in next 6 dc, dc2inc, 1 dc

48 Crocheted Sea Crealures


- ^ext 4 dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in next dc, turn Top body
l-! sis). Rows 31-62
Rows 1+.16: As row 2.
Row 17 (inc): 1 ch (does not count + * +
- i dc in first dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in next
as a
+ +
+ t
+ +
I 3c, dcZinc, 1 dc in next B dc, dc2inc,
" 3c in next 5 dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in next dc,
+J-
+
f
t+ +
+
+
+
+
ff +
st
+*+r u&l
f +
:-'1 (28 sts). + +51(
I

+ ++ty! lrq
Rows 18-30: As row 2. * +
s *++ f-+ + ++-* ,,=
+l-i trz
f:s
Row 31 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a +
{x.
+f f+
+ t irr '.
r:, 1 dc in first dc, dc2dec, 1 dc in next
J oc, dc2dec, 1 dc in next B dc, dc2dec,
+
+
+ ++ +
+:# L
L
-L
t+i frt
|- 0,,
" cc in next 5 dc, dc2dec, 1 dc in next dc,
:-'.,'r (24 sts).
t,}h( ++ +
1* + + +1+
+ +
+ +l +
J-

+.o+,,
dn
dfi

++ + t+
++
lI',

+Io*
Rows 32-34: As row 2.
+f +t+ +.+ .{+
}\
+ J-cfl +
Row 35 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a
s: , 1 dc in first dc, dc2dec, 1 dc in next rj f++ f:t+++-,-t
+ *L++"+
f
+s'- n+t
+,i+r
j Cc, dc2dec, 1 dc in next 6 dc, dc2dec, J*!* +++ + + +
+.4t; t
-i-
+._l+ + i+l
' dc in next 4 dc, dc2dec, 1 dc in next dc, +t+ +++ ++s f -$* ; +r *,
+:dt
:n
+
t-ro (20 sts).
Rows 36-38: As row 2.
ff+ *
&f+ *++ + +i-+
+ +*+ + *f
+'
-L:
d+r
o+*

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Row 39 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a +I 1+T +++
*f* *t
+
*&- -*- *** t $:+r+ f-l
+t- J-v *
s.r, 1 dc in first dc, dc2dec, 1 dc in next t
t
fq-r i :
fr*
:, i
*+"
. .,;. ,.i +_+ltt_*r-t .l 1\
+ds.rr
3 dc, dc2dec, 1 dc in next 4 dc, dc2dec,
1 dc in next 3 dc, dc2dec, 1 dc in next dc,
i
it:i'
-.,. ,,'i- :
-

+_+T++.trI+ !, s?r
.Tr ir
:Jrn (1 6 sts).
ir+gT-
+"
,

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i

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j
+,d,
{*- I
tr
Rows 40-44: As row 2.
Row 45 (dec): 1 ch. (does not count as a
+-
+
sr), 1 dc in first dc, (dc2dec, 1 dc in next .Uuff
{gE

2 dc) 3 times, dcZdec, 1 dc in next dc, turn


1 2 sts).
Rows 45-50: As row 2.
Row 51 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a st),
1 dc in first dc, dc2dec, (1 dc in next 2 dc,
dc2dec) twice, 1 dc in next dc, turn (9 sts).
Rows 52-56: As row 2.
Row 57 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a .;.
st), 1 dc in first dc, dc2dec, 1 dc in next
3 dc, dc2dec, 1 dc in next dc, turn (7 sts). W$,AtrDOYOU
Rows 58-52: As row 2.
Fasten off.
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as Possrble!

49
Mouth I
With 4.5mm hook and B, wind yarn Rounds,'-,
"ili,::louth to base I
around a finger a couple of times to form
a ring, insert the hook, catch the yarn and Base - join mourh I
draw back through the ring.
Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
work 5 dc into ring (5 sts).
Round 2 (inc): (DcZinc) 5 times (10 sts).
Pull on the short end of the yarn to close
the ring.
Round 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 5 times
(1 5 sts).
Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 2 dc) 5 times
(20 sts).
Round 5 (inc): (Dc2 inc, 3 dc) 5 times
(25 sts).
Round 6 (inc): (Dc2inc,4 dc) 5 times
(30 sts).
Rou nd 7 (inc): (Dc2inc,5dc) 5times
(35 sts).
Round 8 (inc): (Dc2inc,6dc) 5times
(40 sts).
Fasten off.

Base the next 20 sts of the other side of the mouth

With RS facing, 4.5mm hook and C, join


yarn to the first of the remaining 6 dc on
round 3 of the top of the shark with a sl st.
The following is worked in rows:
Row 1 (RS) (inc): Dc2inc into same st,
*..r t=l^",''^'1 :'i': ---i'=- j l=:= dGfu

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1 dc in next dc, (dc2inc, 1 dc) twice, turn
(9 sts).
Rows 2-10: Work as for rows 2-10 of top
of shark.
front loop only of each of

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Join tail end X

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t-++-H,'++I
WS together, 4.5mm hook and A,
infrin yarn to the first dc at the tail end of +-++tfff
-+:+"++++
fte top of the shark with a sl st.
t {i-i --*+++
hr* ++**+-+

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Work 1 dc into the back loop only of
fre same dc, 1 dc into the back loop only t4
-F

dthe next 6 dc of the top and the 7 dc of ..\


7r-

rtre base to join one side, sl st to the first


frto join the other side and fasten off,
#i
kving a long length of yarn at the end.
ttring a tapestry needle, weave the length Rejoinyarnto.rr'.#
lower side of tail
idyarn left after fastening off through the
h round of dc, pull up tightly to close the Tail
qening and secure with a few,stitches. Rounds 1-13

Tail the next 3 dc) twice (22 sts). dc2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in
Ufrft the top of the shark tail end facing, Round 4 (inc): (1 dc in the next 4 dc, the next B dc) twice (42 sts).
{.5mm hook and A, rejoin yarn to the first dc2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, dcZinc, 1 dc in Round 9 (inc): (1 dc in the next 9 dc,
dr of row 62 with a sl st. the next 4 dc) twice (26 sts). dc2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in
hrnd 1: 1 dc in the front loop only of Round 5 (inc): (1 dc in the next 5 dc, the next 9 dc) twice (46 sts).
tre same st, 1 dc in thefront loop only of dc2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, dcZinc, 1 dc in Round 10 (inc): (1 dc in the next 10 dc,
mh of the next 13 dc of row 62 of both the next 5 dc) twice (30 sts) dc2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in
fte top and the base of the shark's body Round 5 (inc): (1 dc in the next 6 dc, the next 10 dc) twice (50 sts).
(14 sts) dc2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in Round 11 (inc): (1 dc in the next 11 dc,
hnnd 2 (inc): (1 dc in the next2 dc, the next 6 dc) twice (34 sts). dc2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in
dr2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in RoundT (inc): (1 dc in the nexlT dc, the next 1 1 dc) twice (54 sts).
tre next 2 dc) twice (18 sts). dc2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in Round 12 (inc): (1 dc in the next 12 dc,
hund 3 (inc): (1 dc in the next 3 dc, the next 7 dc) twice (38 sts). dc2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, dcZinc, 1 dc in
dc2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in Round 8 (inc): (1 dc in the next B dc, the next 12 dc) twice (58 sts).

51
r
Dorsal fin
Rounds 1-12

+t-++++
.ua*|-{++
rtF#
F?t;+
Shape tail x
xx..,x,(-
Rounds 1+22 #"
Sfiape taff
Work each side separately.
x
x
xx

This forms the top of the tail. Fasten off,


leaving a long length of yarn at the end.
+
t
\q Jt

Round 13: 1 dc in next 13 dc, dc2inc, 1 dc


in the next dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in next 13 dc. Stuff this side of the tail firmly, keeping a
Miss the next29 dc and continue on the flattened shape. Using a tapestry needle,
remaining 31 sts to shape the top of the tail. weave the length of yarn left after Dorsal fin
Round 14 (dec): (Dc2dec) twice, 1 dc in fastening off through the last round, pull Starting at the tip of the fin, with 4.5mm
next 23 dc, (dc2dec) twice (27 sts). up tightly to close the opening and secure hook and A, wind yarn around a finger
Round 15 (dec): (Dc2dec) twice, 1 dc in with a few stitches. a couple of times to form a ring, insert
next 19 dc, (dc2dec) twice (23 sts). To complete the lower side of the tail, with the hook, catch the yarn and draw back
Round 16 (dec): (Dc2dec) twice, 1 dc in 4.5mm hook and the top of the tail on through the ring.
next 1 5 dc, (dc2dec) twice (19 sts). the right-hand side, miss the first of the Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
Round 17 (dec): Dc2dec, 1 dc in next remaining 29 dc and rejoin A to the next 6 dc into the ring (6 sts).
15 dc, dc2dec (1 7 sts). dc with a sl st. Round 2: Work 1 dc in each dc.
Round 18 (dec): Dc2dec, 1 dc in the next Next: Dc2dec in the same st, dc2dec, 1 dc Pull on the short end of the yarn to close
13 dc, dc2dec (1 5 sts). in the next 19 dc, (dc2dec) twice, miss the the ring.
Round 19 (dec): Dc2dec, 1 dc in the next next dc. Round 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 3 times
11 dc, dc2dec (1 3 sts). Continue on the 23 sts just worked to shape (9 sts).
Round 20 (dec): Dc2dec, i dc in the next the lower side of the tail. Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 2 dc) 3 times
9 dc, dc2dec (1 1 sts). Work rounds 16-22 as for the top of the (1 2 sts).
Round 21 (dec): Dc2dec, 1 dc in the next tail to complete the lower end, filling it with Round 5: As round 2.
7 dc, dc2dec (9 sts). stuffing every few rounds. Finish as for the Round 6 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times
Round 22 (dec): Dc2dec, 1 dc in the next top of the tail and sew together the opening (1 B sts).

5 dc, dc2dec (7 sts). between the top and lower shaping. Round 7: As round 2.

52 Crochet,ed Sea Creatures


fin Pectoral fin
8 (inc): Dc2inc, 1 dc in the next Follow rounds 1-5 of dorsal fin chart
15dc, dc2inc (20 sts). Rounds 5-22
9 (inc): DcZinc, 1 dc in the next
f+ tfr-
I i i I.|ftu
lE dc, dc2inc (22 sts).
10 (inc): Dc2inc, 1 dc in the next +
i t*rl
+ i ir
X +
Pdr, (dc2inc) twice, 1 dc in the next 9 dc, X
X
ft2inc (26 sts).
hrtd 11 (inc): Dc2inc, 1 dc in the next
"Itdc, dc2inc (28 sts).
X
&
i 5, .f+ II+#
ri+
t+ i+t +ir$S*-**+++*"r-
LEmd 12 (inc): Dc2inc, 'l dc in the next + I
'16 i #;ts-\-rr++-rr+
5f+'>f,-.
dc, dc2inc (30 sts).
I st to next st and fasten off, leaving a
B*n*rr.**a.
hrg length of yarn at the end. \ t+ t fl,-J
lktoral fins (make 2)
:ffiing at the tip of the fin, with 4.5mm
lmk and A, wind yarn around a finger
tK*** +
"i"
ffi**:
lGrrple of times to form a ring, insert ffi +t4.''1t +++t+ {i*t{*'t*
:-

ilE hook, catch the yarn and draw back


.i
trough the ring. +
: hrnds 1-5: As for dorsal fin.
r-xx + LU

+
,h

bund 5: As round 2. +
-^r**x)' +
frrlge {in +
,hrind 7 (inc): Dc2inc,
lO dc, dc2inc (14 sts).
1 dc in the next
**r^{' / +
+
+
hunds 8-9: As round 2. +
Dnnd 10 (inc): DcZinc, 1 dc in the next
+
+
12 dc, dc2inc (16 sts). +J.
Dnnds 1 1 -12: As round 2.
+
Dund 13 (inc): Dc2inc, 1 dc in the next +
14 dc, dc2inc (18 sts). +
bnnds 14-15: As round 2.
hnnd 16 (inc): Dc2inc, 1 dc in the
rrcxt 16 dc, dc2inc (20 sts).
hrnds 17-18: As round 2.
hund 19 (inc): DcZinc, 1 dc in the next
18 dc, dc2inc (22 sts).
Botrnds20-21: As round 2.
ilotrnd 22 (anc): Dc2inc, 1 dc in the next
2O dc, dc2inc (24 sts).
I st to next st and fasten off, leaving a

bng length of yarn at the end.


ffiyes {sr}ake 3} Teeth
With 3mm hook and D, wind yarn around
1

a finger a couple of times to form a ring, u',-1: .+

insert the hook, catch the yarn and draw


back through the ring. Slart
,' ur
Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), "'|
5 dc into the ring (5 sts).
Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 5 times (10 sts).
Pull on short end of yarn to close ring.
Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn
at the end.

Making up
ffiyes Bcdy FIns
With WS together, matching the shaping, Stuff the three fins, keeping a flattened
use the right side seam method (see page shape. Bring the two sides of the Iast
i 53) to sew the top of the body to the round together and sew together the
base on each side, leaving an opening at back loops only of each stitch to close the
the head end on one side. Push the mouth opening, forming a straight edge. Stitching
inside the shark and stuff the sharkS body, each of the front loops of the last round
keeping the inside of the mouth flat. of the fins to the body to hold them firmly
Sew the open edges of the side of the in place, sew a pectoral fin to each side of
sha rk together. the shark with the shaping at the front,
so they slope back towards the tail end.
Teeth Attach the dorsal fin to the top of the
With the lower jaw facing, 3mm hook and shark in the same way, positioning it so
E, miss the first 2 dc from the corner of the it curves towards the tail end.
mouth, *(sl st into the back loop of the
next dc, make 5 ch, work 1 dc into third ch Hyes, ffi*strfrls *r*d gil*s
from hook, t htr in next ch, 1 tr in next ch, Use the long length of yarn left after
miss 2 dc, sl st into the back loop of the fastening off the eyes to sew them in
next dd a times. Fasten off.* place. Embroider the nostrils in D, working
Next: With the upper jaw facing, 3mm two small straight stitches (see page 1 55)
hook and E, rep from * to * to complete for each one. Embroider lines of chain
the teeth. stitch (see page 155) in D, in front of the
pectoral fins on each side of the body, for
the gills. Weave in all of the yarn ends.

54 Crocheled Sea Crealures


:#:#1T1.:*i.T,Tiif
##**fHd;;darnaeed
o' *orK
fo' ;; farry
t.,oot.,rr
I

Lots

55
The crocheted puffer fi.sh is soft and cuddly, unlike its real-life deadly
counterpart. Picots form the spines coverinlthe body and a simple
scalloped pattern creates the delicate-looking edge of the fi.ns.

Puffer flsh

56 Crocheted Sea Creatures


.:I

rc II' d
Finished. siz,r:'.,,,,',- .'..":,,

Rpproximately 41/2in (1 1 . 5cm)


diameter body

Materials
B,eigd1g.de France ld6al, 40% woo.[i,,i,0o/o
a-rylic, 30 o/o polyamide (136yds/1 25m per
509 ball):
1 x 50g ball in 23040 Citronnier (A) ' .' '
1x509ballin51253MeffiB),..........
Oddment of DK yarn in blae
). ,',' ,, ', : :,
Du)rou
tsr,,##r.rhar
:

3mm (UK1 1 :USC2-D3) crochet hook


ety pin

ffi ;#recrion.
Saf
Toy stuff ing
Tapestry needle
' 'Il: l

,-&f, ,pufru;;Hll:'
lt
Tension *f ;"I;iri* if
',' a derircaey,but

,,,ofiough skirred
double crochet using 3mm hook h p****S onlJr
the bxin_free
.Special abbreviation can be a
A.rfr,
this
P.i lhe picot appears on the reverse deadJyOnnurf
sid'e 6f$e work. This will be the right side.
:lnsert,,hmt into next st, catch yarn and
diaW:beekthrough stitch (2 loops on hook),
(c , and draw through first loop on
,hook'offi times, catch yarn and draw
4
thro@'both loops on hook.

57
Key
Wind yarn around finger to form
a ring
o
Slip stitch (sl st)

+ Double crochet (dc)

x/ dc2 i nc

)O( dc2dec

(F Picot

onlY
Double crochet into back looP
A
+ Double crochet into front loop
only
U
fi dc2inc into back tooP onlY

fish
How to make Pufferrounds
The bodY is worked in continuous
of double crochet; the Picots, which
appear on the reverse side of
the work' BodY
stitches
are made with a number of
chain Rounds 1-20
crocheted
formed into a loop. The fins are
and then
in rounds; each piece is flattened
6 times
joined at the top with a decorative edging to close the Round 9 (inc): (Dc2inc' 6 dc)
Pull on the short end of yarn
ofdoublecrochetandchainstitches'The (48 sts)'
bulging eyes and open mouth
provide ring. Round 10: (1 dc in next 3 dc'
picot) 12
6 times
the features' Round 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc)
the finishing touches to times'
(1 8 sts). 6 times
picot) 6 Round 11 (inc): (Dc2inc' 7 dc)
Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc' (54 sts)'
times (24 sts).
ffiCIdY
with 3mm 6 times
Startrng at the top of the body' 6 times R:-und 12 (inc): (Dc2inc' 8 dc)
around a finger Round 5 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc)
hook and A, wind Yarn (60 sts)'
(30 sts). picot) 12
a couple of times to form a ring' insert
6 times Round 13: (1 dc in next 4 dc'
yarn and draw back Round 6 (inc): (Dc2inc, 4 dc)
the hook, catch the (36 sts).
times'
6 times
through the ring ' picot) 'l 2 Round 14 (inc): (Dc2inc' 9 dc)
Round 7: (1 dc in next 2 dc'
Round 1 (WS): 1 ch (does not count
as a (66 sts)'
3 times into the ring times. Round 15 (inc): (Dc2inc' 10 dc)
6 times
work
st), (1 dc, picot) 6 times
Round 8 (inc): (Dc2inc, 5 dc) (72 sts)'
(6 sts).
(1 2 sts) (42 sts).
Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 6 times

58 Crochet,ed Sea Creatures


3+i+*'"

ffi*lffiI
'{hH
-:*-- . "#ffiffiffi}r ,l:
{F,]
--i1
fL

\*"fj'rfr*.{iitit*}}..*\,,
\-f rtr rti tdiilli{*,- =\*
nd2':Asround 16
H::il',ffitljo';,,,dc)6,imes
['.'xj"(dec):(Dc2dec'
10d'l
tll
LA
:3'

[#f+ f f;flYx*a-/a-{
\}o'.*"x ["r1l3"(dec):(Dc2dec'edc)6times

trs#$
-r + Body
li:ii;a:;it1ji;.8dc,6,mes
# 21-37
(s4 sts).
Round 30 (dec): (Dc2dec, 7 dc) 6 times
Rounds
., .L (48 sts)'
,,''{1!e
!.'tA Round 31: As round 10.
effi Round 32 (dec): (Dc2dec, 6 dc) 6 times
& *: . --
{I, B.. - a* (42 sts).
-,rt*-,-
,- *- #. 12
S j1# r A Round 16:(1 dcin next5dc, picot) Round33(dec):(Dc2dec, 5dc)6times
:,..-;1fqtgq":k:;.,$ . times.

i:il: riffi:-Tilff .::::"


Join and continue in B.
" (36 sts).

llts ::
Round 36
f:'i1t"
(dec)r (Dc2dec,
i
"l
:1'"'
3 dc) 6 times
Hffi Round 21: Work 1 dc in each dc. (24 sts).
Round 22: As round 16. Round 37 (dec): (1 dc in next 3 dc, picot)
Rounds 23-24:, Work 1 dc in each dc. 6 times, sl st into same st

i
!
I
59
:
i7 s\
'#^ I Y i*'
X}fl
,t
){}(
4 *l-'
i'
.r)*{
'i1.. #*3AlJ$r"
'+
,$
. ,.,i.'"

#"1 xx**_di
*1..r.,"4
+

tr' t*"
r$p-#FqI+**rT1g;
+-ry'
l* r$ftT
,t,;6:r1"9 sfh t.:L=5 ,

1". t
$
*&,,
* h,tfl j
\(/{
X,
-
Body Caudal (tail) fin
Rounds 38-39 Rounds 1-9

Fasten off A, but do not fasten off yarn Caudal (tail) fin .Sraff*ped edgre
B. Remove the crochet hook and insert With 3mm hook and B, wind yarn around Round 9: With A, work *(1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc)
a safety pin into the loop to prevent a finger a couple of times to form a ring, in next dc, miss next dc*, rep from * to *
the work unravelling. Carefully turn the insert the hook, catch the yarn and draw 13 more times, sl st into the first 2 ch
piece right side out. Stuff the body firmly. back through the ring. (1 4 sca llops).
Remove the safety pin and insert the hook Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
back into the loop. Continue working on work 6 dc into the ring (6 sts).
the RS, pushing the picots forward so the Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 3 times
stitches can be seen for the next round. (9 sts). Pull on the short end of the yarn
Round 38 (dec): (Dc2dec, 2 dc) 6 times to close the ring. DID TOUIilVOW?
(1 B sts). Round 3: i dc into the back loop only of
Round 39 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 6 times each dc.
?o prob.t th;;
(1 2 sts). Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc) 9 times (18 sts).
Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn at
the end. Thread the yarn onto a tapestry
Join in A.
Round 5: 1 dc in each dc in A.
&ffi;'sh;;;;tr#f*
ro inflate
needle and weave it through the last round Round 6 (inc): With A, work (dc2inc, 2 dc)
bodies. ,o 's tfreii
rna]
of stitches. Push a little extra stuffing 6 times (24 sts). arrnost iT
inside, if necessary, before pulling up the Round 7: As round 5 in B. &predarortrossit:;T"*
yarn tightly to close the opening and Round 8 (inc): With B, (dc2inc, 5 dc) 4 to sT4ral]oTnt
fastening off. times (28 sts).

50 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Join top of fin
top af fin Work into each 2 ch sp on both sides at the same time to join
together and match the 7 scallops
each side of the opening, flattening
tail fin.
With B, work **(1 dc,2 ch, 1 dc)
tr
6qr dFffi
}(ts
,qtr }EP ry. F
q#G*
\r
p

1@ Ga'
#tE
X;e
q##.r
3qP
#E
5*
4l{Sr
)tlt
qF qpH
{tr
rt #,
F
S

the next 2 ch sp on both sides at the


time to join**,'rep from ** to ** 6 Pectoral and dorsal fin

times to join each side (7 scallops).


Caudal (tail) fin
n off.

61
Fmsd reaor1ffit"',:'"'
Turn the caudal fin upside down, so the
first round is at the top. With 3mm hook
and A, join the yarn to a dc on round 2 of
the caudal fin with a sl st.
Iitffffi, ,?***
Round 1: 1 dc in the front loop of the
same st, work 1 dc in the front loop of
each of the next B dc (9 sts).
frlJ"rY'ffi'''x't'r
" :t
*lphz ij-r;
1)>

{i*r
Round 2: 1 dc in each dc.
Round 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, 2 dc) 3 times

\?;.i{t^ff**,
1 2 sts).
Round 4: As round 2.
Round 5 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) 3 times
(1 5 sts).
Round 6: As round 2.
Round 7 (inc): (Dc2inc, 4 dc) 3 times
(18 sts). Sl st to next st and fasten off,
leaving a long length of yarn at the end.
+
ra
+
{siii-";
Pectoral and dorsal fins (make 3)
With 3mm hook and B, wind yarn around
a finger a couple of times to form a ring,
4!r" I *
o*o* \ i i/-
insert the hook, catch the yarn and draw
back through the ring.
Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
****i**.,1
work 6 dc into the ring (6 sts).
Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 6 times (12 sts).
!_*in-{*+.
L t 3+ r b
Pull on the short end of yarn to close the
ring.
+t+H++)f 1#,1,1'
"="'*C)L*+S
1

Round 3: 1 dc in each dc.


nrfl'" df'^ rF*j=
=-#' sf +
Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times
(1 B sts).
X ,"k
Join in A.
Rounds 5-6: As for rounds 5-6 of x
}{X Jq{ "ry
q
caudal fin. -,^{ &
rE+1-
XLr'.Jrlr
""b
Sraff*ped edge +
RoundT: With B, work from * to * of
+ Jossr fmp of fsffi
round 9 of the caudal fin iZ times. Sl st to Bring together and match the 6 scallops
first 2 ch sp (1 2 scallops). from each side of the opening, flattening
the f in.
Next: With A, work f rom * * to * * of the
caudal fin 6 times to join the top of the fin
(6 scallops). Fasten off .

62 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Eyeball Eye socket Mouth
Rounds 1-3 Round s 1-2 Rounds 1-.3
Join eye pieces
+
{ * , ;:?tJ['ffiXi
\;1 fp^x
,futOa.fu t *so
t
d
+ . X
\+, I
'oi+
at the same time
to join

.t}r \ /+*
f.-t)fu
"rg $ x*+ fx*
Xqt
-t
a{.i/.*o *o?tlr
^\t
,{Y^-)A:+"x
I

'
s, +t
i,t"'
' , '' . ",t,,Hlouth mouth to the front of the body, Push some
' , W*tl,3ffim hook and A, make 1o ch, join stuffing inside the eyes so they pop out.
and C, *ind yar:h iround" ' with'a sl st to first ch to form a ring. With the length of ya,rn left after fastening
ot,timdaio form a ring,i , noil t: I ch (does not count as a st), off, sew the eyes to the front of the **ffifu
body, stitching all around th'e edges.
*tff$'ryff1='
:atch the yar'n bhO draw 15iffito ring (15 sts).
'c
Jo*s not count is a st)'; ' , . :Jo,ln'in C Tail 5a
il'.
work 1 dc into the back Stuff the open end of the tail firmly and G'
sew it to the back of the body, stitching all
J

dc. Sl st to next st and


a long length of both A around the edge.

Fins
nng. Stitch one fin to each side of the body,
3: With B, (dc2inc, 2 dc) 3 times sewing all around the narrow end to hold
sts).Fasten off. th_qm firmly in place. These are the pectoral
fins. Sew the remaining dorsal'fin securely
sockef to the top of the body. Weave in all of the
3mm hook and A, make 9 ch, join yarn ends.
a sl st to first ch to form a ring.
1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
dc into ring (12 sts). r fastening
needle and
eya pieces round of stitches,
nd 2: With right side of eyeball to
side of eye socket, slip the eyeball fasten off. This will lie flat at the back to
ide the eye socket and work 1 dc into form the inside of the mouth. Squash the
dc of both pieces at the same time to round shape a little to form an oval and,
in. Sl st to next st and fasten off, leaving with the length of A left after fastening
long length of yarn at the end. off, sew the f ront loops of rou nd 2 of the
The body of the lobster is crocheted in one piece with the sections formed
by working into the front loop of the stitches to create a rid$e. The back
Ioops of the stitches are worked into to continue the body.

Lobster

64 Crocheted Sea Creatures


ffir,AtrDo"9y
E^""^r'AzY
cBlrsrecgArs?
A slobst'erl
Infarmation *r
L1
ri
*1
+
LJ
+
t3
,

+
Key $

,X
O Wind yarn around finger to form a ring xueq
'1(}
.
a
Slip stitch (sl st)

C hain (ch)
i& x{-f

*}P

+ Double crochet (dc) '+\'-


YJ ,!"
\.d

x/ dc2 i nc
xj^fr{

afl
\-*o-

lx dc2 dec <-f \- o'"

}(:f-
fi Double crochet into back looP onlY
4J
.nfl
,:xa
)tf\
-r-\Y
+
U Double crochet into front loop only tA
lrebte
T
Slip stitch into the back loops of both
V
n stitches at the same time

Rounds

How to make Lobster Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times


round of treble stitches that are gathered
The |obster's body and limbs are crocheted (1 B sts).
to produce little beads and sewn on,
entirely in rounds The shaping of the Round 5: Work 1 dc in each dc'
puiling tight on the stitches to pull the face
claws and the bend in the legs are done Round 6 (inc): (Dc2inc,2 dc) 6 times
in to shaPe it.
by working each side separately' The tail (24 sts).
is finished by sewing lines of back stitch Round 7: 1 dc in each dc.
down the flattened fan shape' A raised
Body
Round 8 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) 6 times
Starting at the head, with 4'5mm hook
round of stitches create the sections in (30 sts).
and A, wind yarn around a finger a couple
thebodyandlargefrontlegs;thisisdone Round s 9-27: 1 dc in each dc'
of times to form a ring, insert the hook'
by crocheting into the front loop of each lnsert some stuffing before continuing'
catch the yarn and draw back through
stitch to form a ridge' The top of the legs pushing it right to the end and filling it to
the ring.
are stitched together to form a straight just below the toP edge.
Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
edge, which, when sewn onto the bodY' Round 28: Work 1 dc into the back looP
work 6 dc into the ring (6 sts)'
will fall freely when the lobster is picked only of each dc.
Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 6 times (12 sts)'
up. The long antennae are lengths of chain Round 29: Work 1 dc into the front loop
Pull on the short end of yarn to close
stitches that are slip stitched into, while only of each dc of round 27 lo form a
the ring.
the short antennules are simple lengths of 'l ridge around the bodY.
Round 3: Work dc in each dc'
chain stitches. The eyes are worked in one

66 Crocheted Sea Creatures


ffimdy
Rounds 28, 30-33, 35-38, 4043
rrNo\Iu?
DpYou not' callgfrt" it., is }1

: -jaeY u"it'* rohst.,ers carr +-'+


:ele"u lOO Years o1d' q"\--*
.kt{rf
\ !
5e *P io 4),
'-n*' t
Bl*,
\hL
T-*'+. t'n* .+(
*x"'
++++3.
"rlffi-
/ ***'
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*Vxlr:,r3u3trs'
"-*
ffi f'+ *+{i--1 + {"C}-1*p1{ , #;ih++.rlr-++*?+
+t-+t-+r+++r++J+,.r

**++c*+:f

ri
t/_1
.*n
r:j
*1

Round 30 (dec): Working into round 28,


* -^
rec, 3 dc) 6 times (24 sts).

f t\\
-ftounds 31-32= 1 dc in each dc.
ffiound 33: As round 28.
1
Round 34: Work 1 dc into the front loop
: - _, 'cf each dc of round 32 lo form a
-r;e around the body.
Round 35: Working into round 33, 1 dc in
dC.
==:-
Rounds 36-37:1 dc in each dc
Round 38: As round 28.
Round 39: Work 1 dc into the front loop
r- , of each dc of round 37 lo form a
' r je around the body.
Round 40: Working into round 38, 1 dc in
==:r dC.

Rounds 41-42:1 dc in each dc.


-:d some more stuffing before
-:^tinuing, filling it to just below the
::c edge.
Round 43: As round 28.

67
Round 44: Work 1 dc into the front Body
loop only of each dc of round 42 lo form
a ridge around the body.
Rounds 4548 WIIYDoN'1
LoBsiing^1rens
Round 45 (dec): Working into round 43,
(dc2dec, 2 dc) 6 times (18 sts).
fr
+
+
,{ rrsin''9Hsbernshl
theY
Rounds 46-47:1 dc in each dc.
Add some more stuffing before
{Y\,
Il
J' yr
l,'"x -f Beqarrse
.i:.. :

contin u ing.
Round 48: As round 28
Round 49: Work 1 dc into the front
loop only of each dc of round 47 lo
form a ridge around the body.

Body Body

.r+ ti
X.UV ,t'
-& +{
Ud,X
X\ ;V,X .tr '
\-/
,ito
. ,(*-,
*f,
,'":l
rX
"*L" )49
\l", " j

*J,1.- Round -,r,|;Rou*


.,ll I
...

*)*i."- ;*C.i *- Rounds 34,


j
+)'t
Rounds 32,
37 and 42 """?C+
39 and 44
+}1" .(+
--i'-c*f
i
'-'
\*
,y)""'': -:.-c* -
? e'x
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4) ",".
r{'I ":'
i
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68 Crocheted Sea Crealures


Tail f#$$

48, (dcZinc,2 dc) 6 times, (24 sts). fa

Round 51 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) 6 times, i/t5


F$

(30 sts).
Round 52 (inc): (Dc2inc,4 dc) 6 times,
(36 sts).
Round 53 (inc): (Dc2inc, 5 dc) 6 times,
(42 sts).
.it
ffirrr+fffr Round 54 (inc): (Dc2inc, 6 dc) 6 times,
. c_
Iaj (48 sts).
Round 55 (inc): (Dc2inc,7 dc) 6 times,
(54 sts).
Round 56 (inc): (Dc2inc, B dc) 6 times,
(60 sts).
Sl st to next st and fasten off .

Bring together the 30 stitches from


each side of the last round to form a
+ flattened shape.
+
+
+ Jmsm sfrfr$xes mf emd mf fmsd
Next: SI st into the back loops only of each
Join stitches at end of tail
,, ,: of the 30 dc from both sides at the same
'1

UUUUU* UUU
:: ;, i : ; i l
time to join, leaving a small opening to
flnn(tfi ntl n n push some stuffing in before closing the
aale.aaaa

opening (30 sts). Fasten off.

69
First legs CIaw First legs (make 2)
Rounds 1-5 divide for claw Round With 4.5mm hook and A, wind yarn
around a finger a couple of times to form
* a ring, insert the hook, catch the yarn and

}(1
K [*ffi{t
]*+
t)
fu'J
''i.
.n "..
?. '
draw back through the ring.
Round 1: 1. ch (does not count as a st),
work 6 dc into ring (6 sts).

W o{.';:# -1-)i
,;'""3r'*1
Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 6 times. Pull on
short end of yarn to close ring (12 sts).
Round 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times

-#tu {.
i
.r1 n\y
tjr
(1 B sts).

Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, Zdc) 6 times

ry
}
+
T +r(
(24 sts).

#svsde f*r efaary


CIaw Round 5: Work 1 dc into next 6 dc, miss
Rounds 6, 8-18 the nexl 12 dc, 1 dc into the next 6 dc.
Divide for pincers Continue on these 1 2 sts,
Round 6: Work 1 dc into the back loop
t I
only of each dc.
i
Round 7: Work 1 dc into the front loop
X t only of each dc of round 5 to form a ridge
f
_"$*
around the leg.
k *
s
Round 8: Working into round 6, 1 dc in
tr each dc.
*

*.
Y*
*
-,1t"ry
X
tt f
+
-#*
+ Round 9 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) 3 times
(1 5 sts).

Round 10 (inc): (Dc2inc, 4 dc) 3 times


(1 B sts).
-{*.-
+
"]l**-'&
f\ Round 11 (inc): (Dc2inc, 5 dc) 3 times
+"*" -#++ rI
"i t3 ,4-l-l (21 sts).
*"' +*4.-,t-. Round 12 (inc): (Dc2inc, 6 dc) 3 times
+"" (24 sts).
Round 13 (inc): (Dc2inc,7 dc) 3 times
(27 sts).
Rounds 14-17: 1 dc in each dc.

*d +*
f"#-tu
J{"'
rr*
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d

70 Crocheled Sea Creatures

+
ornm or
?H ffiH.T},:Smmo*,.rhave sornetiroes
been
darl< g""t;'
but'
blue or yellow'
ln ttttt.,ric t'hese
discovt"td tooXtd that'
It is onIV wfren red'
UOt'inctive
t'urn t'tre"
crust'aceans

71
#sysde fmr prnr#r"s Secsffid prneer {Jpper feg
Round 18: Work 1 dc in the next 1B dc, Rejoin yarn to the first of the remaining 9 Rejoin yarn to the first of the remaining 1 2
miss the next 9 dc and continue on the sts of round 17 of the claw with a sl st. sts of round 4 of leg with a sl st.
first 1B dc to shape the first pincer (18 sts). Round 1: 1 dc in the same dc, 1 dc in the Round 1: 1 dc in the same dc, 1 dc in the
Rounds 19-20: 1 dc in each dc. next B dc (9 sts). next 1 1 dc (12 sts).
Round 21 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 6 times Rounds 2-5:1 dc in each dc. Round 2: Work 1 dc into the back loop
(1 2 sts). Stuff the second pincer. only of each dc.
Rounds 22-23:1 dc in each dc. RoundT (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 3 times (6 Round 3: Work 1 dc into the front loop
Round 24 (dec): (Dc2dec,2 dc) 3 times sts). only of each dc of round 1 to form a ridge
(9 sts). Round 8: 1 dc in each dc. around the leg.
Round 25: 1 dc in each dc. Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn at Round 4: Working into round 2, 1 dc in
Round 26 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 3 times the end. Add some more stuffing, pushing each of the 12 dc.
(6 sts). it into the opening with the end of the Rounds 5-10: Work 1 dc in each of the
Round 27: 1 dc in each dc. crochet hook. Close the opening as for 12 dc. Sl st to next st and fasten off,
Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn at the first pincer. leaving a long length of yarn at the end.
the end. Thread the yarn onto a tapestry Stuff the upper part of the leg, filling it
needle and weave it through the last right to the top.
round of stitches. Pull up tight to close the
opening and secure with a few stitches.
Stuff the piece, filling it to just below both
of the openings.

Flrst pincer Second pincer


Rounds 19-27 Rounds 1-8

{\1
*&*
T
T
+
JqK }{
+*
f*
x'
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"-1" .1 "
/
Lrr,'= +rr+Y
13 ?+ ef I't g'T
++++e+ i- Round fl f ^--{*
L"t. z+fb18
*-' X'''''* .o'claw "''
)ax
..,}*x*
{x
#
,a'- 5x )L
YX -r
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72 Crocheted Sea Creaiures


Walking legs Walking legs
Walking legs
Rounds 14 Rounds 5-1 5 Lower leg - next round
Divide for upPer leg
+
-i
t+ *=r x{.o
' T* Round h

1H.
LA<
\
-x='.'*
+.{'
I
-
X'i,-;-
3 of leq'*.,*

+
*}(

x
t runtF".r+
}.L*v_ /.x' "i..,--
Dfvfde far uPPer leg
Round 4: Work 1 dc into next 3 dc,
hrx +
i
miss the next 6 dc, 1 dc in the next 3
dc. Continue on these 6 sts to shape the
upper part of the leg.
Rounds 5-15: Work 1 dc in each dc' Sl st
Ualking legs (make 8) to the next st and fasten off, leaving a long
\Wrfi 3mm hook and A, wind Yarn around
Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 3 times. Pult length of yarn at the end.
afrnger a couple of times to form a ring,
ifrrrrert the hook, catch the yarn and draw on short end of Yarn to close ring (9 sts).
Round 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, 2 dc) 3 times Lower Jeg
btk through the ,!ng Rejoin yarn to the first of the remaln lng
btrnd 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), (1 2 sts).
6 sts with a sl st.
mrk 6 dc into ring (6 sts). dc in the
Next: 1 dc in the same dc, 1

next 5 dc (6 sts).
Upper first leg Work rounds 5-1 5 to finish the other end
Rounds 1-2 and 4-10 of the leg. St st to the next st and fasten off,
leaving a long length of yarn at the end'

*
Upper first leg
-+-

kE-E--*++{{+. Round ?(\


#
LU
4 of leg

-+-) "
4'= ,n
xl i \x
n
*rn
'
r
e'
*.*,

73
Antennae {make 2} Eyes
With 3mm hook and A, make 41 ch.
Next: Sl st into second ch from hook, sl DID TOUINVOW?
st into the next 39 ch (a0 sts). Fasten off,
Lobster t
leaving a long length of yarn at the end. live at the
botfur,
Antennules (make 2) feed ocean and
on;l:ne
With 3mm hook and A, make 10 ch.
Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn
suchr,;:lfff:ffi
at the end.

Eyes {make 2}
With 3mm hook and B, make 4 ch.
Next: Work 7 lr into the first ch, sl st into
fourth of 4 ch. Fasten off, leaving a long
length of yarn at the end.
Antennae

LzL&LLe s:a'sgasssssd fr*,



t? ' bb'>b>a
trbo
.
,o'
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b
,0 'n
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,fi

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Antennules

aOAoo

fi a oo
f,o
Start

74 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Making up le

+
.B

Tail WaEking Eegs Antenffiffie ffiffid effiter$ffi uf;es "'1

A, work four lines of back stitch (see


ui. --'r Stuff the walking legs, pushing the stuff ing With the length of yarn left after fastening
:,qe 154) through all the layers and over into both ends with the end of a crochet off, sew the shorter antennules to the f ront
hook. Sew together the gaps in the bend of the lobster, in between the first and
==lh round of crochet to form a quilted
in the leg, if necessary. Thread the yarn second round of stitches. Trim the other end
=-ect that defines the shaping of the
left after fastening off one end onto a of the yarn to within%in (1cm) of the chain
-::ions of the fanned tail.
tapestry needle and weave it through Witfr the length of yarn left after fastening
First legs the last round of stitches. Pull up tight to off, sew each long antenna between
l'rg together the last round of stitches close the opening and secure with a few the second and third round of the body;
:^ ihe upper part of the first leg to form stitches. With the length of yarn left at the position them each side and just a little bit
srraight edge With the length of yarn other end, bring the last round of stitches lower down from the short antennules.
=
:ri after fastening off, sew together the together to form a straight edge and sew Weave in the short ends of yarn.
: stitches from each side to form a straight the 3 stitches from each side together to
:.:am. Sew together the gaps in the work, form a straight seam. Attach the legs to Eyes
=: the bend in the leg and between the the body, sewing four of them ih a straight Thread the length of yarn left after
: ncers where the shaping begins, if line next to each of the first legs. fastening off the eye onto a tapestry
^ecessary, With the body on a flat surface, needle and weave it through the top of the
r ace the seam of the leg against the body, stitches, pull up tight to gather and form
oositioning the f ront corner of the seam a bead. Sew each eye in place at the front
:r the 9th round of the body. Sew the end. Pass the yarn through from one side of
= rst legs in place on the body along the head to the other and pull up tight to
:n e stra ig ht sea m
.
shape the face. Weave in all the yarn ends.

75
The crocheted sea urchin is inspired by the sea creature's skeleton and
its beautiful markings. The base has an attractive texbure, while clusters,
star patterns and chain stitches form the details on the surface.

Seo urchin

,#

**ffi
t.i..tt:i.

76 Crocheled Sea Creatures


DIDTOUITNO{U? and
Likenedlenogs
se a ur
chrns
p orcupitit
t'
barre t
t*$ to^:rot.,ect.,

t1rero t**Predat'org'

.;l:1.1..1r, ,'..r.,,' ,1. ;..i..1t:'.:,.,, 1.t-..,-,,.t1.,. ,,,, ,l.i.,',.l,, :..,,1.,:,tt1'

#i .'

Approximately 1 5-1 61/zin


in circumference

.ffib,@"
Materials
Debb e B ss Ri a lto C h u n ky,:.rt00..ffi*tfu .,,.,,, .,.,,,..:,
i Ii Wffire
wool extra fine super wash (66idal60m per :
ru
"1'rrr:r"r'
ir..., 50g ball).
i"' 1 x 50g ball in 003 Ecru (A) for the
n
\-
3"
markings
1 x 50g ball in 017 Lime (B) and,003,,,,E,c,f!,,,=.,.,1,
(B) for two bodies ' .;1"*''l
Debbie Eliss Riva, 70% w66.|,;'j30fficrylic l

rfu
per 50g ball),tt*t'=ffi,:,:,:i ::,:,,, ,,,,. ,...,,, I
(g.7,1{H
,,

'o"-'i'*ffibal I i n 003 Viola t*i'+.ui"6*a'ua8 :


4. 5mm.!urz : U57) crochet hook

.:iitt.rr.l5t_,,,,

t'o"=t:11"rt"u
'..:. r,
t-'=t'lrl.,rr.
,. ;,.1,1;1.",;,11 '1,1 ,l

i.: . .:r, , ::ri-,,,,,,,,,,1,,,,.'

'='u;in '*i*
rows to +in (i Oim) over double crochet
=i.i.t " *.'

.,,-",,Dbuie aFiii*ifi*ittffinoii*'6 i,'


4.i5ffi.hdbk.: .' ,t'
+;,,,,: r" i.:'::ii::::, :. r',:. :!ti:iril':i:': lr.: :,:ll:i:::r:1, ::
:iri::i:;: r i I i ::.::rr:i-::r :.;:':r:rirr ltiri.:r:ii
i.,:n: :r.rr:i.: ir :t :r:l:::t:i r i::a- Ii :.t.ri iai:i::;
i

tr,..,.:..;, t.
aii,i'.....tt"'tt,fi5 .1,,'....r..' 1., r,,,a:.!ifr "..,,,,
=

Special abbreviation
3ireb1ecluster(3tr:cl):seepagezs

77
Kmy Body
Rounds 1-18
e Wind yarn around finger to form a ring

C ha in (ch)

Slip stitch (sl st)

Double crochet (dc)

dc2inc

>c( dc2dec

+ Double crochet into front loop only


L'
I

A Double crochet into back loop only

T Treble (tr)

,ft
OrJ tr2dec into f ront loops only

s dc2inc into front loop only

# 3trcl

Treble into back loop only


A

How to make Sea urchin


The main part of the urchin is worked in
continuous rounds of double crochet with Body
five clusters worked every other round using Starting at the centre of the top, with Round 3 (inc): Working into the front loops
a contrasting yarn. As the clusters appear 4.5mm hook and A, wind yarn around a only with B, (dc2inc, 1 dc) 5 times (1 5 sts).
on the reverse side of the work, the piece finger a couple of times to form a ring, Round 4 (inc): With B, (dc2inc,2 dc) 5
is turned right side out before stuffing, so insert the hook, catch the yarn and draw times (20 sts).
the last few rounds crocheted will run in the back through the ring. Round 5 (inc): With B, (dc2inc, 3 tr cl in
opposite direction. The last bit of decoration Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), next dc in A, with B work 1 dc in the next
is done by rejoining the yarn to the top of work 5 dc into ring, sl st to first dc (5 sts). 2 dc) 5 times (25 sts).
the urchin and working lengths of chain Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 5 times (10 sts). Pull Round 6 (inc): With B, (dc2inc, 4 dc) 5
stitch joined with treble stitches worked on the short end of yarn to close the ring. times (30 sts)
together to form a star shape at each end. Join in B.

78 Crochet,ed Sea Creatures


7 (inc): With B, (dc2inc, 1 dc in
rircxt 3 dc, with A work 3 tr cl in the
dc, with B work 1 dc in the next dc) 5

(35 sts).
8 (inc): With B, (dc2inc, 6 dc) 5

(40 sts).
9 (inc): With B, (dc2inc, 1 dc in the
6 dc, with A work 3 tr cl in the next
5 times (45 sts).
10 (inc): With B, (dc2inc, B dc) 5
(50 sts).
11: With B, 1 dc in the next 10 dc,
A work 3 tr cl in the next dc, with B,
tr in the next 9 dc) 4 times, with A work
ilr d in the next dc.
12: Work 1 dc in each dc.
13: As round 1 1 .

14: As round 12. siffi*''M.

15: As round 1 1
15: As round 12.
.

ffi L.1

17 (dec): With B, (dc2dec, 1 dc in u


Body r
next 7 dc, with A work 3 tr cl in the fi
Rounds 19-22
'h

imt dc) 5 times (45 sts). 3"

d 18 (dec): With B, (dc2dec,7 dc) 5


1*nes (40 sts).
Dund 19 (dec): With B, (dc2dec, 1 dc in
ilNe next 5 dc, with A work 3 tr cl in the
ilst dc) 5 times (35 sts)
bund 20 (dec): With B, (dc2dec, 5 dc)
Stimes (30 sts).
Dund 21 (dec): With B, (dc2dec, 1 dc in
*1

ff;
4

ffiie next 3 dc, with A work 3 tr cl in the


,ilrrcxt dc) 5 times (25 sts).
r*1
times
&-U,+,&{
Dund 22: With B, (dc2dec, 3 dc) 5

";'"aff4
{PO sts).
Carefully turn the urchin right side out, dk*'
muking sure the stitches don't unravel, and
silrff firmlY before continuing.
ko*t'=
Work on the outside of the urchin to x#r,:,*
*^^I*,
ornplete the following rounds. These
will run in the opposite direction to the -\d "--}-
W" 'l-,"r.
previous rounds.
x \# +;
\,r* +
}U'/
79
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"tsfii
, :1, .,.

P%,*- #'.,.W;,
'8 ffiF

DID TOUIflVOW?

"" ; D&rne ror


#::il'is sPinY
,o you .,'o rreoseh;u,
urch,"
u3l;:i:ffi,h,;;*

80 Crocheted Sea Creatures


h, $
(dec): With B, (dc2d ec, 2 dc)
sts).
(dec): With A, (dc2dec, 1 dc)
5

5
&# *#
t'4r.3-{-"ed
sts).
With A, work 1 dc into the ._E_._ s_ f
only of each dc.
next st and fasten off, leaving
of yarn at the end.
length of yarn onto a taPestry
*{$
weave it through the last round
Add more stuffing before
tght on the Yarn to close the
and fastening off %-T-.f
hf1
.

top of the urchin facing, 4.5mm


A, rejoin yarn with a sl st to the
of a stitch of round 2, directlY
a cluster.
-yt #%
*2 ch,1 tr in the back loop of the loops only of the sts on round 24 on the Body w#re
base of the urchin. Fasten off Rounds 23-25
make 18-20 ch, dePending on .
tll

of the urchin (when it is laid over Next: With the top of the urchin facing,
x
rejoin A to the back loop of the next stitch of
H
.J

e in the centre of the section it 5'


finish at the last round of clusters round 2 with a sl st. Repeat from * 4 more
stretched), tr2dec into the front times. Weave in all the yarn ends to finish.

Detail

!.4

E 9 Q gt (3l ; # e (F g[ *'61 rgt a {# ' a


,*. "..''lt"

Repeat
a.'"t\

t\
\

81
The hermit crab and. its home are made separately so it can come out
of its shell. If you are substitutin the yarn, choose cotton for the
seashell, wtrich will form a flrm fabric and help keep its shape.

Hermlt crob

82 Crocheted Sea Creatures


D,,*'#1.'Y
il"'ruiJ"
"*"*fff"r-
crahs"lTJ"red.
*o*#,o crah$'
t]ra$t "**

Xmffmrrffim&lmm
yffir3'33 x:ffim$
F$mished sixe
Length of hermit crab approximately 9in
(23cm) (excluding first legs and claws)
Length of seashell approximately 12in
(30cm)

MateriaEs
Wendy Supreme Cotton Chunky,
1 00 7o mercerized cotton (9 1 yds/83 m

per 100g ball).


2 x 100g balls in 1424 Shrimp (A)
2 x 1009 balls in 1423 Beige (B)
1 x 100g ball in 1429 Caramel (C)
Oddment of DK yarn in black (D)
3mm (UK1 1 :USC2-D3) and 4.5mm
(UK7:U57) crochet hooks
Toy stuff ing
Tapestry need le

Temsion
13 sts and 14 rows to 4in (10cm) over
double crochet using 4.5mm hook

SpeeEatr abbreviation
Picot, see pag e 57 for instructions.

83
Key Body
Rounds 1-16

O Wind yarn around finger to form a ring

, Slip stitch (sl st)

a Chain (ch)

+ Double crochet (dc)

X/ dc2 i nc

x+( dc2dec

A Double crochet into back looP onlY

*l*
U Double crochet into front loop only +{"*}*+*{-: , . h_
t Treble

Slip stitch into back loop of double


:' -,iu

fl crochet and chain at the same time


to join

() Picot

How to make Hermit crab Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),


The hermit crab's bodY and limbs are and an outer piece. Both pieces are started
in rounds of double crochet and shape-d work 6 dc into the ring (6 sts).
crocheted in rounds. The claws and the
by decreasing and then increasing stitches' Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 6 times (12 sts).
bend in the legs are done bY working
The picots appear on the reverse side of Pull on the short end of yarn to close
each side separately. A raised ridge, made
the work and are formed by making chain the ring.
by crocheting into the front loop of each
stitches. The inner and outer shell pieces Round 3: Work 1 dc in each dc.
stitch, form the sections in the body and
are crocheted together at the open edges RoUnd 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times
the first pair of legs. Both the antennae
(1 B sts).
and antennules are lengths of chain to join them.
Round 5: As round 3.
stitches. The lon,ger antennae are finished
Body Round 6 (inc): (Dc2inc,2 dc) 6 times
by slip stitching into each chain. The eyes
Starting at the head, with 4.5mm hook and (24 sts).
are worked in one round of treble stitches
A, wind yarn around a finger a couple of Rounds 7-16: As round 3. Fasten off .

that are gathered to produce little beads


times to form a ring, insert the hook, catch Stuff the body firmly, filling it to the top
and sewn onto crocheted eyestalks. The
seashell is made in two pieces: an inner the yarn and draw back through the ring'

84 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Abdonnen
en
Rounds 1-9
at the curve in the abdomen, with
Divide for head
hook and A, wind Yarn around a
a couple of times to form a rin9, insert
tm'ilook, catch the yarn and draw back
ffiuu'rrEh the ring.
Eld 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work
[,,ffi]nro ring (6 sts).
lErd 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 6 times. Pull on short
ttrld o: yarn to close ring (12 sts)'
fjrd
Drd
,Erd
}nfl
3 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times ('l B sts)'
4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 2dc) 6 times (24 sts)'
5: Work 1 dc in each dc'
5 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) 6 times (30 sts)'
H;.f*f
tfpO'1mL'i*
nrtd 7: As round 5. X

ffi
Imd 8 (inc): (Dc2inc, 4 dc) 6 times (36 sts)'

A;tride for ftemd


x
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4i*k tr+
lhmd 9: Work 1 dc into next 9 dc, miss the
mm l8 dc, 1 dc into the next 9 dc. Continue *\-
r@T llSe 18 sts. \,
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mmds 10-13: As round 5. ry


fl
rhmd 14 (inc): (Dc2inc,2 dc) 6 times Abdorners
*r

((@,r rs). Do not fasten off .


Rounds 10-14

85
Join body to abdonruen Jmssx &m#y f'm m&dm$?B#rt
Round 1 5 Round 15: lnsert the hook under both
loops of the first dc of the abdomen and
then under both loops of the first dc of
round 16'of the body. Work a double
crochet to join the two stitches. Continue
in this way, working together each dc
Roundl6ofbody from both pieces at the same time, being
sure to insert the hook into a stitch of the
abdomen first and then the body, so the
Work into each dc of
abdomen and body at
stitches will form a decorative ridge that
the same time to join will lie towards the abdomen and define
the body from the tail end. Sl st to the first
dc and fasten off .

Frffiss#? a&dmmen
Stuff the abdomen before continuing, filling
it to just under the edge of the open end.
Rejoin yarn to the first of the remaining 1B
stsof round B of the abdomen with a sl st.
Round 1: 1 dc in the same dc, 1 dc in the
Finish abdomen next 17 dc (18 sts).
Rounds 1-5 Round 2: 1 dc in each dc.
Round 3 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 6 times
(1 2 sts).
Add more stuffing to the abdomen.
Round 4 (dec): (Dc2dec, 2 dc) 3 times
(9 sts).
Round 5 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 3 times
(6 sts).

f,
Sl st to next st and fasten off, leaving a

long length of yarn at the end. Stuff the


end of the abdomen, using the end of the
crochet hook to push the stuffing through
the narrow opening. Thread the length of
,rY,'f
Y4$tr- yarn left after fastening off onto a tapestry

$*xx
x: +r ++ k*l
'xxx needle and thread through the last round

y't++-4 of stitches, draw up to gather and stitch to

$v} /
secure. Sew together the gap in the work,
where the abdomen was divided to shape
the head and tail end, if necessary.

85 Crocheted Sea Creatures


First legs (make 2)
With 4.5mm hook and A, wind Yarn
around a finger a couple.of times to form
a ring, insert the hook, catch the yarn and
draw back through the iing.
Rounds 1-1f : Fcillow rounds 1-11of the
Lobster first legs pattern on page 70.
Rounds 12-15: 1 dc in each dc.

Dfvfde far pincers


Round 15: Work 1 dc in the next 12 dc,
miss the next 9 dc and continue on the
first 12 dc to shape the first pincer (1 2 sts).
Rounds 17-18: 1 dc in each dc.
Round 19 (dec): (Dc2dec,2 dc) 3 times
(9 sts).
Round 20t 1 dc in each dc.
Round 21 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 3 times
(6 sts).
Round 22:1 dc in each dc.
Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn
s
J

at the end. Thread the yarn onto a tapestry J


r-i.

needle and weave it through the last


round of stitches. Putl up tight to close the
opening and secure with a few stitches.
Stuff the leg, filling it to just below both
of the open ends.

Second pimcer
Rejoin yarn to the first of the remaining 9
sts of round 15 of the claw with a sl st.
Round 1: 1 dc in the same dc, 1 dc in the
next B dc (9 sts).
Rounds 2-4:1 dc in each dc.
Stuff the second pincer.
Round 5 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 3 times
(6 sts).
Round 5: 1 dc in each dc.
Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn at
the end. Add some more stuffing, pushing
it into the small opening with the end of
the crochet hook. Close the opening as
for the first pincer.

87
DIDYOUKNO\IV? to
need'
Hermit' crabs
flnd a shell for Protection
a soft and
as ttrey have
o dY'
rrulner alole und'ert
TheY are also
relativeil^
small and are Preyedupon
creat'uros'
by marry ciceal
and octoPlls'
including sqpid

88 Crocheted Sea Creaiures


Upper first leg Walking legs Lower leg
For rounds 14, follow chart for For rounds 14, follow chart for Next round
Lobster on page 73 Lobster on page 73
Rounds 5-8 Rounds 5-14
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3 of leo
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+
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>ff* /} Rejoin yarn to the first of the remaining
\{ 6 sts on round 3 with a sl st.
x- -+-
t

+ Next: 1 dc in the same dc, 1 dc in the


& next 5 dc (6 sts).
+ Work rounds 5-14 to finish the other end
of the leg. Sl st to the next st and fasten off, *i
r+
leaving a long length of yarn at the end. l?

l&per leg Walking legs (make 4)


ffiqirin yarn to the first of the remaining 12 With 3mm hook and A, wind yarn around
sfts of round 4 of the first leg with a sl st. a finger a couple of times to form a ring,
hunds 14= Follow rounds 1-4 of the insert the hook, catch the yarn and draw
U:.obster upper first legs pattern on page 72. back th roug h the ring .

Iound 5 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 4 times Rounds 14: Follow rounds 1-4 of the
i(8 sts) Lobster walking legs pattern on page 73.
Iounds 6-8: Work 1 dc into each dc. Rounds 5-14: Work 1 dc in each dc.
str st to next st and fasten off, leaving a Sl st to the next st and fasten off,
bng length of yarn at the end. Stuff the leaving a long length of yarn
rrpper part of the leg, filling it right to at the end.
the top.
Eyestalks t
* bbbo
Start + **** Antennae
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r
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Eyes *o
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Start

*fi
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Start
? With 3mm hook and A, make 5 ch.
1 dc into second ch from hook, 1 dc into
each of the next 3 ch (4 sts).
Next: 1 ch, sl st into both the back loop of
the next dc and the reverse side of the ch
at the same time to join and form a cord.
Fasten off.

Eyes (make 2)
With 3mm hook and D, make 4 ch
Next: Work 7 tr into the first ch, sl st into
fourth of 4 ch. Fasten off, leaving a long
rou length of yarn at the end

ryrre rnost no Antennae (make 2)


is the fact rh With 3mm hook and A, make 31 ch.
shel]s of Next: Sl st into second ch from hook, sl
orh;ffi
st into the next29 ch (30 sts). Fasten off,
}o*p.As trreh leaving a long,length of yarn at the end.

llrdrr abandon
a larger Antennules (make 2)
one for With 3mm hook and A, make B ch.
Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn
at the end.

90 Crocheted Sea Creatures


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Round 14 (dec): (Dc2dec) 24 times Row 11: As row 1 . -{


Seashell
(24 sts). Row 12 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as ft
Outer u;

Round 15 (inc): (Dc2inc) 24 times (48 sts)' a st), (dc2dec, 5 dc) 6 times, turn (36 sts)'
iulr tn 4.5mm hook and B, wind Yarn
Round 16 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 24 times Row 13: As row 1 .

rmund a finger a couple of times to form


(72 sts). Row 14 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as
a -''t!, insert the hook, catch the yarn and
Round 17 (WS): (Picot, 1 dc in the next a st), (dc2dec, 4 dc) 6 times, turn (30 sts)'
3'3\v back through the ring.
3 dc) 1B times. Rows 15-17: As row 1.
htrnd 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
Thefollowing is worked in rows: Row 18 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as
u,uo"k 6 dc into ring (6 sts).
Row 1 (WS): 1 dc in each dc, turn. a st), (dc2dec, 3 dc) 6 times, turn (24 sts).
tonnd 2 (inc): (Dclinc, 1 dc) 3 times. Pull
Row 2 (dec) (RS): 1 ch (does not count as Rows 19-21: As row 1.
sr short end of yarn to close ring (9 sts).
a st), (dc2dec, 10 dc) 6 times, turn (66 sts). Row 22 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as
tound 3 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 3 times
Row 3: As row 1. a st), (dc2dec ,2 dc) 6 times, turn (18 sts)'
6 s-s)
Row 4 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a st), Rows 23-25l- As row 1 .

So,und 4 (inc): (Dc2inc) 6 times (12 sts).


(dc2dec, 9 dc) 6 times, turn (60 sts). Row 26 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as
Bound 5 (inc): (Dc2inc) 12 times (24 sts).
Row 5: As row 1. a st), (dc2dec, 1 dc) 6 times, turn (12 sts).
Eound 5: (Picot, 1 dc in the next 2 dc)
Row 5 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a st), Row 272 As row 1 .

E :rmes.
(dc2dec, B dc) 6 times, turn (54 sts). Row 28 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as
Round 7: 1 dc in each dc.
Row 7: As row 1. a st), (dc2dec, 1 dc) a times, turn (B sts).
Round 8 (dec): (Dc2dec) 12 times (12 sts)'
Row 8 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a st), Row 29 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as
Round 9 (inc): (Dc2inc) 12 times (2'4 sts).
(dc2dec, 7 dc) 6 times, turn (48 sts). a st), (dc2dec) 4 times, turn (4 sts).
Round 10 (inc): (Dc2inc) 24 times (48 sts)'
Round 11: (Picot, 1 dc in the next 2 dc) Row 9: As row 1.
i 6 times. Row 10 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a
Round s 12-13= 1 dc in each dc. st), (dc2dec, 6 dc) 6 times, turn (42 sts).

91
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Hermit'crabs '*Oe t'hey often
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to spot as
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$tuJ Seashell
lnner and outer
Rows 1-17

Seashell
Outer rounds
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92 Crocheied Sea Creatures


lnner
i 1 ch (does not count as a st), the stitches at the edge of the next 29 With 4.5mm hook and C, wind yarn
twice, work 1 dc into the stitches rows on the other side of the opening, around a finger a couple.of times to form
edge of row 29 and the next 28 finishing at row 29 (60 sts). Sl st into the a ring, insert the hook, catch the yarn and
finishing at row 1, work 1 dc into first dc. Do not fasten off. draw back through the*ring.
Rounds 1-5: Work rounds 1-5 of the
outer piece.
Round 6: 1 dc in each dc.
RoundsT-10: Work rounds 7-10 of the
Seashell
lnner and outer outer piece.
Rows 18-29 and edging Round 11: 1 dc in each dc.
Rounds 12-15: Work rounds 12-16 of
the outer piece.
Round 17:1 dc in each dc
Thefollowing is worked in rows:
Rows 1-29: Work rows 1-29 of the
outer piece.

Edging
Work as for outer piece. Sl st to the
'x first dc and fasten off.
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93
into both stitches at the
same time to join

Making up
First legs Eyes
Bring together the 4 stitches from each Thread the length of yarn left after
side of the last round on the upper part fastening off the eye onto a tapestry
of each leg and, with the length of yarn needle and weave it through the top of
left after fastening off, sew the stitches the stitches, pull up tight to gather and
together to form a straight edge. Sew form a bead. Sew an eye to the toP of
together the gaps in the work, at the each stalk. Stitch the other end of the stalk
bend in the leg and between the pincers to the front end of the 9rab.
where the shaping begins. With the body
on a flat surface, place the seam of the Antennae and antennules
leg against the body, positioning the front Sew the shorter antennules to the front
corner of the seam on the 7th round of of the crab, a little lpwer and in between
the body. Sew the legs in place on the the eyestalks, using the length of yarn left
body a long the stra ig ht sea m. after fastening off. Trim the other end of
$ the yarn to within %in ('l cm) of the chain-
Walking legs With the length of yarn left after fastening
Join inner and outer shell Use the end of the crochet hook to push off, sew each long antenna to the crab,
small amounts of stuffing at a time into both positioning them each side and just a little
lain inner and outer shell ends of each leg. Sew together the gaps in bit lower down from the eyestalks. Weave
With wrong sides together, slip the inner the bend in the legs, if necessary. Weave the in the short ends of yarn
shell inside the outer, matching the length".of yarn left through the last round of
shaping and edges. With right side of stitches of the lower leg. Pull up tight to close Seashell
outer facing, 4.5mm hook and A, make the opening and secure with a few stitches. Sew a few stitches through the two
1 ch (does not cgunt as a st) With the length of yarn left after fastening. layers at the tip of the shell to keep them
Next: Work 1 dc in the next 60 sts, off the upper leg, bring the 3 stitches from together. Weave in the yarn ends.-
inserting the,hobk into each dc of both the each side of the last round together to form
outer and inner pieces at the same time to a straight edge and sew together; Attach the
join the edges of the seashell together. legs to the body, sewing two of them in a
Sl st to the first st and fasten off
. straight line next to each first leg.

94 Crocheted Sea Creatures


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95
The seatrorse uses short rows to shape the neck, while the body is
d.ecorated with chain stitches and picots. The yarn specif.ed for ttris
project is enough to make one seatrorse in each coiourway.

Seohorse

96 Crocheied Sea Creaiures


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Inforrnation
y0u'1} need
Finished size
Approximately 12in (3Ocm) long

Materials
Drops, 1 00 oh alpaca (1 B2yds/167 m)'.
1 x 509 ball in 2923 Goldenrod (A)
1 x 509 ball in 291 5 Orange (B)
Oddments of DK yarn in white (C)
and black (D)
3mm (UK1 1 :USC2-D3) crochet hook
Toy stuffing
Tapestry needle

Tension
26 sts and 30 rows to 4in (1Ocm) over
double crochet using 3mm hook

97
Key f
f
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Wind yarn around finger to form a ring
i Y*o
a Chain (ch) .4.*++++
r Slip stitch (sl st)
-r
lF
tg hls
tf'rrlgn
+ Double crochet (dc)
, 1 B?
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fs
n/ dc2inc
o
).ft dc2dec
*,r*}&
A Double crochet into back loop only

+ Double crochet into front loop only '**


U
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U Work into front loop only
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How to make Seahorse Head


The seahorse is worked in rounds of Rounds 1-20
double crochet, apart from the neck, which
is shaped by working short rows from and flattened, stuffed lightly and joined Round 2: (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 3 times (9 sts). Pull
the centre stitches, gradually crocheting together at the top. lt is finished with on the short end of yarn to close the ring.
into the other stitches on each side of the embroidered straight stitches. The eyes are Round 3: Work 1 dc into the back loop
previous row to form the curved shaping. formed from a ring of chain stitches with only of each dc. This will help keep the
The seahorse is stuffed asit is made. The an embroidered French knot in the centre. front of the snout flat.
neck, body and tail have contrasting stripes Round 4: 1 dc in each dc.
that are worked in every few rounds. Head Round 5 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 3 times
The rings are made by crocheting into Starting at the tip of the snout, with 3mm (6 sts).
the front loops of the strrpes to form a hook and A, wind yarn around a finger Rounds 6-10: As round 4.
ridge of stitches, with picots and chain a couple of times to form a ring, insert Round 11 (inc): (Dc2inc) 6 times (12 sts).
stitches worked into the upper rings to the hook, catch the yarn and draw back Round 12: As round 4.
produce the markings. The coronet is in through the ring. Round 13 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times
rounds of double crochet topped with Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), (1 B sts).

picots. The dorsal fin is worked in rounds work 6 dc into ring (6 sts). Rounds 14-17: As roun d 4.

98 Crocheted Sea Creatures


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Rows 1-end

18: (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 6 times (12 sts). as a st), work 1 dc into the dc in front of Next: Rep rows 1 -5.
in B. the first dc, 1 dc in the next 5 dc, turn. Next (RS): With A, work 1 dc in the back
With B, work 1 dc into each dc.
19: Row 3: With A, 1 ch (does not count as loop only of each dc.
20: With A, work 1 dc into the a st), work 1 dc into the dc in front of the Next: Rep rows 1-5.
loop only of each dc. The remaining first dc, 1 dc in the nexlT de , turn. Next (RS): With A, (dc2inc into the back
loops of round 19 will form the Row 4: With A, 1 ch (does not count as loop only) 3 times, 1 dc in the back loop
ation for the first ring around the a st), work 1 dc into the dc in front of the only of the next 6 dc, (dc2inc into the
orse. first dc, 1 dc in the next 9 dc, turn. back loop only) 3 times (18 sts).
Row 5: With B, 1 ch (does not count as a Before continuing the shaping, stuff the
,pe neck st), work 1 dc into the dc in front of the seahorse, using the end of the crochet
following is worked in rows: first dc, 1 dc in the next 11 dc. Do not hook to push the stuffing right into the
1 (RS): With A, 1 dc into the next turn. tip of the snout, and filling it to just below
dc, turn. Next (RS): With A, work 1 dc in the back the last row of stitches. Take care not to
2 (WS): With A, 1 ch (does not count loop only of each dc. unravel the stitches.

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Shape body
Rounds 1-1 5

Stuepe &ody Rounds 5-8: As round 1 .

The following is worked in rounds: Round 9: As round 4.


Round 1: With A, 1 dc in each dc. Round 10: As round 5.
Round 2 (inc): With A, (dc2inc, 1 dc) 3 Round 11 (inc): With A, (dc2inc,2 dc) 3
times, 1 dc in the next 6 dc, (1 dc, dc2inc) times, dc2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, (dc2inc)
3 times (24 sts). twice, 1 dc in the next dc, dc2inc, (2 dc,
Round 3: As round 1. dc2inc) 3 times (34 sts).
Round 4: With B, 1 dc in each dc. Rounds 12-13: As round 1.
Round 5: With A, 1 dc in the back loop Round 14: As round 4.
only of each dc. Round 15: As round 5.

100
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Shape body
Rounds 15-25

nd 16 (dec): With A, (dc2dec, 2 dc) 3 Round 21: With A, (dc2dec, 1 dc) 3 times, DIDTOUITNO{U?
feed on
(dc2inc,2 dc) twice, (dc2inc) twice, (2 dc,
,1dc in the next dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in Seahorses f,sb'
next 2 dc, (dc2inc) twice, 1 dc in the dc2inc) twice, (1 dc, dc2dec) 3 times.
2 dc, dc2inc, 1 dc in the next dc, (2 Rounds22-23: As round 1. Plany$""a,"U$nY
stornacrt
dc2dec) 3 times (32 sts). Round 24= As round 4.
Round 25: As round 5.
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nds 17-18: As round 1 .
toholefood a'rr t'he t,inte'
nd 19: As round 4. Before continuing, stuff the body, filling it
to just below the last round of stitches. harle ;;
nd 20: As round 5.

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Rounds 2640

Sftape tail Round 31 (dec): With A, (dc2dec, 3 dc)


Rou nd 26 (dec): With A, (dc2dec, 2 dc) 3 4 times (16 sts).
times, 1 dc in the next B dc, (2 dc, dc2dec) Rounds 32-33: As round 1 .

3 times (26 sts). Round 34: As round 4.


Rou nd 27 (dec): With A; (dc2dec, 1 dc) 3 Round 35: As round 5.
times, 1 dc in thehext B dc, (1 dc, dc2dec) Rounds 36-38: As round 1.
3 times (20 sts). Round 39: As round 4.
Round 28: As round 1. Round 40: As round 5.
Round 29: As round 4. Add more stuffing before continuing.
Round 30: As round 5.

102 Crocheted Sea Creatures


41 (dec): With A, (dc2dec, 2 dc)
(1 2 sts).
'l
4243: As round .

44: As round 4.
45: As round 5.
4648: As round 1.
49: As round 4.
50: As round 5.
51-53: As round 1 .
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54: As rouind 4.
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55: As round 5.
re stuffing before continuing.

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Round 59: As round 4.
Round 50: As round 5.
Rounds 51-63: As round 1 .

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Round 54: As round 4.
Round 55: As round 5.
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Add more stuffing, but not too firmly,
before contin u ing
.

{ Round 65 (dec): With A, (dc2dec, 2 dc)


sts)
1 3 times (9 i

+ q Rounds 57-58: As
Round 69: As round 4.
round 1.

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S-hape tail
Rounds 56-70

103
Shape tail Tail ring (first ring)
Rounds 71-85

+
+
+
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,^x^ #uq**o', Rounds 82-85: As round 1 .

-,*c*' nt' {
*t\
Sl st to next st and fasten off, leaving a

.rt'*^ 'f i'


long length of yarn at the end. Stuff the

\r) end of the tail lightly, using the end of the

*."9 i t
crochet hook to push the stuffing through
the narrow opening. Thread the length of

si,
yarn left after fastening off the tail onto
a tapestry needle and thread through the
last round of stitches, draw up to gather'
and stitch to secure.

\a-j Tail rings


Starting at the centre of the back, with the

4-=:--::'.-- tip of the tail facing up, 3mm hook and


B, rejoin yarn with a sl st to the front loop
only of the stitch on round 79, the last
round of the tail worked in B.
Next: *1 dc into the front loop of the
same st, 1 dc into the front loop only of
each dc. Sl st to the first dc and fasten off.
Rejoin B to the front loop of the stitch in

\ ! i;:ffi'-"r'[;'r::::ffij:;$'fi:' the next round on the tail worked in B. Rep


from * until 10 rings have been completed
from the end of the tail.

-
Front and sides
Body rings and decoratiom
Back (first ring and picot)

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tsody rings and deeoratiCIrn Ssdes


gack frrmmf
starting on the 1 1th ring f rom the tail end,
of round starting on the 1th ring from the tail end, 1
!-_=--ing at the centre of the back between two picots on one side, with the
':he next round towards the head end with the tail facing up, 3mm hook and B'
-: tail end facing up, 3mm hook and B, rejoin
,,, r"(e d in B, with the tail end facing
up' rejoin yarn to the dc at the centre f ront
yarn to the f ront loop of the dc with a sl st.
yarn to the front with a sl st.
; --r hook and B, rejoin
Next: Make a picot in the front loop of
,r,ro of the dc with a sl st' Next: Make a picot in the front loop of
the same dc as the sl st, sl st into the front
the same dc as the sl st, sl st into the front
t{ext: Work 1 dc in the front loop of the toop of the same dc, (4 ch, make a Picot
loop of the same dc, (4 ch, make a Picot
:,,:-'le st, 1 dc into the front toop only of in the front loop of the dc in the next ring
a picot by inserting the the front loop of the dc in the centre front
==:[r dc, make directly below towards the head end, sl st
-: ok into the front loop of the first dc, of the next ring directly below towards the
into the front loop of the same dc) 9 times
head end, sl st into the front loop of the
:=--ch the yarn and draw back through (10 picots). Fasten off
same dc) 5 times (6 picots)' Fasten off
.
'
-:ch (2 loops on hook), (catch yarn
and
. Repeat to finish the decoration on the
law through first loop on hook only) +
other side of the seahorse.
: -es, catch yarn and draw through both
Weave in the Yarn ends.
:cps on hook, sl st into the front loop of
--e same dc, make 4 ch.
Next: **1 dc in the front loop of the stitch
:= ihe next round down that was worked
- B, directly below the picot towards the seriousry
^ead end, 1 dc into the front loop of each DXDyOU of sexesvery
the se)
)f t.,he arthough
IINOW?
ta}<e squalltV to trre young'
r., make picot in front loop of'the first dc' birtlr
: st into same dc, make 4 ch'
Seahorses wno glves *oningbe
d'oes'
_ it, is the rnale oraoe
r,epeat f rom * * to finish the rings and the h";m.r.n
' 3 picots up the back of the seahorse' no one knows
=asten off.

105
Dorsal fin Coronet
Rounds 1-7 Rouli'*

Y'+
r*n"+#*.;r
*:rxffx\'**
$;,['
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Dorsal fln Jmrm fCIp edges Coronet


With 3mm hook and A, make 5 ch. Bring the 15 sts from each side of the last With 3mm hook and A, make 4 ch and
Round 1: 1 dc into second ch from hook, round, keeping it in line with the straight, join with a sl st to the first ch to form
1 dc into the next 2 ch,2 dc into the end lower, narrow edge of the fin. Join B to a ring.
ch, work 1 dc into the reverse side of the the top corner stitch with a sl st and, work Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
next 3 ch (B sts). 'l dc into both stitches from each side work 6 dc into the ring.
Round 2: 1 dc in each dc. at the same to join, filling it with a tiny Rounds 2-3= 1 dc in each dc.
Round 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 4 times amount of stuffing and keeping a flattened Round 4: Make a picot in the first dc,
(1 2 sts). shape, before closing the opening (1 5 sts). 1 dc in the next dc, (1 picot, 1 dc) twice
Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times Fasten off. (3 picots, 3 dc).
(1 B sts). Sl st to next st and fasten off .

Round 5: As round 2.
Round 6 (inc): (Dc2inc, 2 dc) 6 times
Join top edges
(24 sts).
Work into both stitches from each side
RoundT (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) a times
at the same time to join
(30 sts)
Sl st to the next st and fasten off.
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106 Crocheted Sea Creatures


tmake 2) Making up
3mm hook and C, make 4 ch and Tail Coronet
irnwith a sl st to the first ch to form Roll up the end of the tail a little way and Sew the coronet to the top of the head,
nrurtg. Fasten off, leaving a long length stitch it down to keep it in place. stitching all around thq lower edges to
Frn-
', hold it securely q^r place.

With A threaded onto a tapestry iieedle, Eyes


Eye embroid er 7 straight stitches (see page Flatten the rings of chain stitches and sew
1 55) from the top to the narrow edge of them in place, neatly on esch side of the

#'t the fin on both sides. Sew the fin to the *


back of the seahorse, stitching all around it
head With D, embroider a French knot
(se:e page 1 5,5) in the centre of each ring.

\# to hold it firmly in place. Weave in all the yarn ehds.

DIDYOUITNOIII?
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o" i&" ryilirorol:lin]<ed'
with th;
tarls

1It7
The main part of this cuddly octopus is crocheted in two pieces.
Its eight arms curl in the same direction, but call be twisted and
tgrned. to a d.e$ree, without requiring the insertion of wire.

0ctopus

108 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Information
IlolruooYouyars
u*Gr'E?
AN o.'ioiii
Witb ten-t'iclrlesl

11
f+
U

!^
Kmy ${ead Round 6 (inc): (Dc2inc, 4 dc) B times
Starting at the top of the head, with 3mm (48 sts).
O Wind yarn around finger to form a ring hook and A, wind yarn around a finger Round 7= 1 dc in each dc.
a couple of times to form a ring, insert Round 8 (inc): (Dc2inc, 5 dc) B times
# C ha in (ch) the hook, catch the yarn and draw back (56 sts).
th roug hthe ring. Round 9: As rou nd 7 .

' Slip stitch (sl st) Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), Round 10 (inc): (Dc2inc, 6 dc) B times
work B dc into ring (B sts). (64 sts)
+ Double crochet (dc) Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) B times (16 sts). Round 11: As roun d 7 .

Pull on short end of yarn to close ring. Round 12 (inc): (Dc2inc,7 dc) B times
XX dc2inc Round 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, '1 dc) B times (72 sts).
(24 sts). Rounds 13-22= As round 7.
.lfi dc2dec Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 2 dc) B times Round 23 (dec): (Dc2dec, 7 dc) B times
(32 sts) (64 sts).
$. 3 treble cluster (3 tr cl) Round 5 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) B times Rounds 24-25: As roun d 7 .

(40 sts).
@ 5 treble cluster (5 tr cl)
E-tead
Rounds 1-22

How to make Octopus


The head of the octopus is worked in
continuous rounds of double crochet.
Crocheting short rows and working in
an extra stitch at each end produces the
shaping at the front of the head. The
tops of the arms begin with a chain from
the last round of the head. The chain is
crocheted into, working extra stitches that
will curl the fabric. Starting with short rows
of double crochet near the head end, more
stitches are worked on alternate rows to
produce the tapered shape. The bases of
the arms are crocheted in a similar way,
but with the addition of treble cluster
stitches for the suckers. The eyeballs are
crocheted in rounds and inserted into
sockets, which are worked separately.
The eyeballs and sockets, and the top and
base, are crocheted together and stuffed
to join the pieces. Finally, the eyes are
stitched to the front shaping of the head.

11 0 Crocheled Sea Crealures


I **"ftS

irt
Ig*r:I*^'t*;'0"'']'
I dc,
no,rna 32 (dec): 1 dc in next 24 Round 35 (dec): 'l dc in next 24 dc,
ffi;lr:,s"-,'
I ta.zO"., 4 dc) 4 times (44 sts). (dc2dec, 3 dc) 4 times (40 sts).
*rrdr 33-34: As round 7. Rounds 36-37: As round 7.

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i
111
!

t
Head
Sftape frmnf mf fuead
Round 37
The following is worked in rows:
Shape front of head
Row 1 (RS): 1 dc in next 1B dc, turn.
Rows 1-11
Row 2 (WS): 1 ch (does not count as a st),
work 1 dc into the dc in front of the first
t
dc, 1 dc in next 17 dc, turn. + t
*r
Continue on these 1B sts. + +
Row 3: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work
f +
)AX
+
1 dc into the dc in front of the first dc,
dc in next 19 dc, turn (20 sts).
1

{
+
Row 4:1ch (does not count as a st), work +
!

1 dc into the dc in front of the first dc, 1

dc in next 21 dc, tu rn (22 sts).


Row 5: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work
1 dc into the dc in front of the first dc, 1
dc in next 23 dc, turn (24 sts).
_+ry+4-+
Row 6: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work i.,.-'
\r? A
1 dc into the dc in front of the first dc, 1

dc in next 25 dc, turn (26 sts).


Row 7: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work
1 dc into the dc in front of the first dc, 1
dc in next 27 dc, turn (28 sts).
Row 8: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work tii

1 dc into the dc in front of the first dc, 1 |n,


\(
dc in next 29 dc, turn (30 sts). *n**I^**#*'' I

Row 9: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work


1 dc into the dc in front of the first dc, 1
dc in next 31 dc, tu rn (32 sts).
Row 10: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
work 1 dc into the dc in front of the first
dc, 1 dc in next 33 dc, turn (34 sts). d*11,k
*L
Row 11 (RS): 1 ch (does not count as a ttJ-
I
J-l */to l

st), work 1 dc into the dc in front of the


first dc, 1 dc in next 39 dc (40 sts).

112 Crocheted Sea Creatures


--: following is worked in rounds,
Rounds 1-3: 1 dc in each dc.
Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 4 dc) B times
:a sts).
Round 5 (inc): (Dc2inc, 5 dc) B times
-=
5 sts).
Round 6 (inc): (Dc2inc, 6 dc) B times
i-I sts).

n
t
U
I

Shape front of head


Row 1 1 and
Rounds 1-6 and next

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=t=++1 ,. f are
ffipuses been"'Ji;;r"g co.oT.
usrn8 cocornrts
"to*a'L oPenins
and
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to rnarasbelt'etl
get food'
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113
Row 3: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work Row 6: 1 dc into each of the next 85
S&mp* f*P ffirs'r?s
dc, tu rn
1 dc into the dc in front of the first dc,1 .

Next: 1 dc in next 3 dc, make 61 ch' Row 7: 1 ch (does not count as a st), 1 dc
The following is worked in rows:
dc in next 30 dc, sl st into the next 2 dc of
the last round of the head, turn' in next 85 dc, sl st into the next 2 dc of the
Row 1 (RS): 1 dc into second ch from last round of the head, turn.
hook, (2 dc into next ch, 1 dc in next ch) Row 4:1dc into each of the next 60 dc,
turn. Row 8: As row 6. Fasten off .

25 tirnes, 1 dc in next 9 ch, sl st into the *With RS facing, rejoin A to the next dc
next dc of the last round of the head, turn Row 5: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work
1 dc into the dc in front of the first dc,1 of the last round of the head with a sl st,
(85 sts).
make 61 ch.
Row 2 (WS): 1 dc into each of the next dc in next 60 dc, sl st into the next 2 dc of
the last round of the head, turn' Work rows 1 to B to complete the top of
30 dc of the arm, turn. the next arm.
*
Rep from 6 more times.

DxD rournvow? l

Most octopuses:
it generally sorne venoi
isn,rt**',
;*:ffiT*lidffi

Shape top arms


Next and rows 1-8
and ioin top and base

1"14 Crochet,ed" Sea Creat'ures


LJ
rl
f+

Base r*
{.4

Sfiarting at the centre of the base, with


3mm hook and B, wind Yarn around a
Base
ffinger a couple of times to form a ring,
i6ert the hook, catch the yarn and draw
back through the ring.
Rounds 1-8 and next
-.ff
Iound 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
ruork B dc into ring, sl st to first dc (B sts)'
Bound 2 (inc): (Dc2inc, (5 tr cl, 1 dc) in .*I$#ti$trs **,(,
fire next stitch) 4 tirnes (16 sts). Pull on
short end of Yarn to close ring' # fqffilllf&xr'N*
;Sffifrf,f
Bound 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) B times
P4 sts).
Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 2 dc) B times
(32 sts).
@+-{*6l ffill
Round 5 (inc): (Dc2inc, 5 tr cl ,2 dc)
8 times (40 sts).
Round 5 (inc): (Dc2inc, a dc) B times
(48 sts).
Round 7 (inc): (Dc2inc, 5 dc) B times

*$ffi
(56 sts).
Round 8 (inc): (Dc2inc, 5trcl ,2dc,5lr
d,2 dc) B times (64 sts).

115
Sfeape ffrT ffis artd suckers Row 3: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work Row 7: 1 ch (does not count as a st), 1 dc
Next: 1 dc in next dc, make 61 ch. 1 dc into the dc in front of the first dc,1 in next 5 dc, (3 tr cl in next dc, 1 dc in next
The following is worked in rows: dc in next 2 dc, (5 tr cl rn next dc, 1 dc in 3 dc) 5 times, (5 tr cl rn next dc, 1 dc in
Row 1 (WS): 1 dc into second ch from next 3 dc) 7 times, sl st into the next 2 sts next 3 dc) 15 times, sl st into the next 2 sts
hook, 2 dc into next ch, 1 dc in next ch, of round B, turn. of round B, turn.
(1 dc, 3 tr cl) in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 2 dc Row 4: 1 dc into each of the next 60 Row 8: As row 6. Fasten off.
in next ch, 3 tr cl in next ch,2 dc in next sts, turn. *With WS facing, rejoin B to the next dc of
ch, 1 dc in next ch, (3 tr cl, 1 dc) in next ch, Row 5: 1 ch (does not count as a st), round B with a sl st, make 61 ch.
1 dc in next ch, (1 dc,3 tr cl) in next ch, 1 work 1 dc into the dc in front of the first Work rows 1 to B to complete the base of
dc in next ch,2 dc in next ch, 3 tr cl in next dc, (5 tr cl in next dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc) the next arm.
ch, (2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch) 1B B times, 1 dc in next 28 dc, sl st into the Rep from * 6 more times.
times, 1 dc in next 9 dc, sl st into the next next 2 sts of round B, turn.
dc of round B, turn (85 sts). Row 6: 1 dc into each of the next 85
Row 2 (RS): 1 dc into each of the next 30 sts, turn.
sts of the arm, turn.
Base
Shape arms and suckers
- next and rows 1-8

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116 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Fyres {make 2} #ye sms&e*
L eball With 3mm hook and A, make 15 ch,
-- 3mm hook and C, make 7 ch. join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.
flound 1: 1 dc into second ch from hook, Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
r: ^ next 4 ch,2 dc in end ch, 1 dc in 20 dc into ring (20 sts).
.: (12 sts). Round 2: 1 dc in each dc.
='re side of each ch
: - :rd continue in A.
ffi,ound 2 (inc): Dc2inc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, Jmrrp#y# preces
Round 3: With right side of eyeball to
-
-
\
--J/,
\l wrong side of eyelid, slip the eyeball inside
ffi,ound 3 (inc): Dc2inc, 1 dc in next 6 dc, the eye socket and work 1 dc into each dc
: -- ^:c) twice, 1 dc in next 6 dc, dc2inc of both pieces at the same time to join.
Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) 5 times
-- s:s).
ffiound 4: 1 dc in each dc. Fasten off. (25 sts). Sl st to next st and fasten off ,
leaving a long length of yarn at the end. Making up
Stuff the head firmly, filling it just below the
last round, before the shaping of the arms.

.trmin top effid base


ffiyebaEH ffiye sonket Rejoin A to the top piece, between two

.qt{$t e-Itif.x
rr ,*J-i o
of the arms, with a sl st. Place the wrong
sides of the top and base together With
the RS of the top piece facing uP, 3mm
hook and A, *crocheting into each stitch
()
*+
\-i,

I*
r/.i

{=}
--=;-'-O++++ {*, A $eF
# of both pieces at the same time to join,

J}hrL:Lffi
,A
-L
s:': "ffi4
work 1 dc into the reverse side of each of

x^#f+++
+++$-s* fu* frtF{i- the 60 ch sts, work 2 dc evenly along the

**t#*'-.
-m
tip of the arm, work 1 dc into each of
the B5 sts up the other side of the arm,

ffi#"
at the same time stuffing the arm as you
go, until you reach the en d (147 sts). Sl st
between the two arms.*
Rep from * to * to join the toP and
base of the remaining 7 arms, filling
Note: Round 3 - slip the eyeball inside the eye socket and the head with extra stuffing before
work 1 dc into each dc of both pieces at the same trme to join closing the opening of the final arm.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

ffiyes
DxDgouKNovu?
is copper&ased Sew the eyes to the front shaping of the
octoPus;' blood 1rke ours'
This head. Stitch all around the edges, leaving a
iron-nuseO red'
ratfrer t'han is lo1ut t*Oer t'han small opening. Push some stuffing into the
blood opening before stitching it down.
roeans their

117
The open mouth of this angler flsh goes right inside the body and a pipe
cleaner shapes the lure on its head that attracts the prey.A couple of
coats of PVA glue will help prevent the teeth from curlingup.

Angler fish

11 8 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Xmfmrrrra&imn
y#r1'11 m#md"
Fimflshed size
Approximately 12'/zin (32cm) long

IVEaterlaf;s ,-:;

:r.

Rico Baby Classic DK, 50o/o acrylic, 50o/o


polyamide (1BOyds/1 65m per 50g ball): '"-fl
:n
\;:
.'

1 x 509 ball in 037 ClaY (A)


1 x 509 ball in 032 Anthracite (B)
1 x 50g ball in 044 Steel GreY (C)
1 x 509 ball in 001 White (D)
Oddment of DK yarn in black (E)
2.5mm (UK12:USC2) and 3mm
(UK1 1 :USC2-D3) crochet hooks
Toy stuffing
6in Scm)-long pipe cleaner
(1

glue DXDYOUITNOVU?
flsh's lure
PVA
Tapestry needle
The a'ngter
to biolurrnnesc-ent'
glows t*
Coloured thread
o11 rt'
Ttris
Tensi*m bact'eri;t'hat'lrves
srnall creat'ures
20 sts and 21 rows to 4in (10cm)
Ught at'tract's vrhere
over double crochet using flsh s rooutfr'
into tfre
3mm hook dinnerl
theY;;rre

119
Key the mouth. The pectoral fins and tail are Mouth
crocheted in rounds, while the dorsal fin With 3mm hook and A, wind yarn around
o Wind yarn around finger to form a ring is worked in rows of double crochet and a finger a couple of times to form a ring,
half treble stitches to shape it. These are insert the hook, catch the yarn and draw
Slip stitch (sl st) all embroidered with straight stitches. The back th roug h the ring.
stalk of the lure on the top of the head is Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
Chain (ch) crocheted in rows and the edges are joined work 6 dc into ring, sl st to first dc (6 sts).
around a pipe cleaner by slip stitching each Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 6 times (12 sts).
+ Double crochet (dc) stitch from both sides at the same time. Pull on short end of yarn to close ring.
The bait at the end is worked in rounds Round 3: Work 1 dc in each dc.
\r dc2 i nc and stuffed. The eyes are made in rounds Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times
of double crochet, half treble, treble and (1 B sts).

,r,k dc2 dec slip stitches. Finally, the teeth are worked Round 5: As round 3.
into the stitches of the mouth, and the Round 6 (inc): (Dc2inc, 2 dc) 6 times
+
n Double crochet into back loop only fins, lure and eyes are stitched on to finish
the angler f ish.
(24 sts).

+ Double crochet into front loop only


LJ Mouth
Rounds 1-24
* Slip stitch into f ront loop only

v
n
Slip stitch into back loops only of both
stitches at the same time
--*
;a
*i-.J*+*-"t*
+
tr hfiZinc into back loop only *f-r-*"++--*-4*+_
*f++-**-4*, Jf{

#++++++-*{* ,{I1
H
tr2inc into back loop only
-ffiIrx i-F
te -1.

lj ffi
How to make Angler fish
The mouth of the angler fish is worked in
rounds, increasing every other round to
form a cone shape. The body is worked *u ** ,r*'uX
in rounds of double crochet starting from -*.r***"r*tkl'
the tail. At the mouth, the lower jaw is
crocheted in rows. The body is stuffed
and an opening is made ih the stuffing to
t{4*l${r
'x*-rx"
x*#1x'
accommodate the shaping of the mouth.
*u*t'#
The mouth is joined to the opening in x*# i
*.+
the head by crocheting into the stitches
of both pieces at the same time, and
then a crocheted ridge is made around
t
-r++_++.i
120 Crocheled Sea Creaiures
Roun$ 7: As round 3. Rounds 5-9: 1 dc in each dc. Round 16 (inc): (Dc2inc, 5 dc) 6 times
Round 10 (inc): (Dc2inc,2 dc) 6 times (42 sts).
Round 8 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) 6 times
(30 sts). (24 sts). Round 17: As round 1 1.
Round 9: As round 3. Round 11: 1 dc in each dc. Round 18 (inc): (Dc2inc, 6 dc) 6 times
Round 10 (inc): (Dc2inc,4dc) 6 times Round 12 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) 6 times (48 sts) ?

(36 sts) (30 sts). Round 19: As 6und 11.

Round 11: As round 3. Round 13: As round 11. Round 20 (inc): (Dc2inc,7 dc) 6 times
Round 14 (inc): (Dc2inc, 4 dc) 6'times (54 sts).
Round 12 (inc): (Dc2inc, 5 dc) 6 times
(42 sts). (36 sts). Round 21: As round 1 1.

Round 13: As round 3. Round 15: As round 11 .

,Round 14 (inc): (Dc2inc, 6 dc) 6 times


(48 sts).
nd 15: As round 3.
nd 16 (inc): (Dc2inc,7 dc) 6 times Body
sts).
Rounds 1-21
nd 17: As round 3.
nd 18 (inc): (Dc2inc, B dc) 6 times
sts).
nd 19: As round 3.
nd 20 (inc): (Pc2inc, 9 dc) 6 times q

sts),
nd 21: As round 3.
iilrt a,
=
Q
fD
-r
nd 22 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 0 dc) 6 times *
>

sts).
d 23: As round 3.
L
nd 24 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 1 dc) 6 times
sts).
off .
:(7q.ffq HIM
ff' *r
ing at the tail end of the anqler fish,
ith 3mm hook and B, wind Yarn around
i5l$;xx
finger a couple of times to form a ring,
the hook, catch the yarn and draw
^l{H
+ $L
through the ring.
nd 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
6 dc into ring (6 sts).
2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 6 times (12 sts). ^,c{ttii+
on the short end of the Yarn to close
nng.
++1111+If_-*r*'
ll***
d 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, I dc) 6 times
sts).

dc.
4:, 1 dc into the back looP onlY of
+ + *ffiib$}
HF$I**6
121
Round 22 (inc): (Dc2inc, B dc) 6 times Body
(60 sts). Rounds 22-37
Round 23: As round 1 1
Round 24 (inc): (Dc2inc, 9
.

dc)6'lmes
(66 sts).
Round 25: As round 1 1.
Round 26 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 0dc)6,mes ^**iiiifIftfr..
_*,.-* i i liiiffi.i_",

1"',#,
(72 sts).
Round 27: As round 1 1 .

Round 28 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1

6 times (78 sts).


Round 29: As round 1 1.
Round 30 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1

6 times (84 sts).


Rounds 31-37= As round 1

l^,.tr ':
=,

t+{rr+*t*t

,rrn

-\tii$xli1.1..
I
**^,,***.ffi iiii 1i
**x".,x!,.ffiiriT 1+i iiJ.I-I;*i^
""ffiif}111 iY{i.
H
DXDYOUIrNO\III:
flsh1we int'he
*grer of t'he
deePest' dePths
are calted
ffi;totv
flsh becarrse
angler
other
io"V flsh for
deeP-sea creat'uros'a
hrre as
using their
rod'
,o", of flshin$

122 Crocheled Sea Creatures


Body
Rounds 38-49 and next

x M

,^fr{ltx*{tffi
ffi"
eHH ,,ffir
,^{'x
ffi.
{tfri
-f,f*#
-}<'
P:].*"*
-&kfrfi1$ij++ **

,,:ffiiffiffi
tu
ta

+
t'
",fafu'*+IH#++
J

r[T.

t
t';'[fffffttffit;tx
pe tap of head
Round 42 (dec): 1 dc in next 37 dc, Round 45 (dec): 1 dc in next 35 dc,
nd 38 (dec): 1 dc in next 39 dc,
dc2dec , 2 dc, dc2dec , 37 dc (78 sts). dc2dec,2dc, dc2dec,35 dcUa sts).
dc2dec , 2 dc, dc2dec , 39 dc (82 sts).
Round 43: As round 1 1. Round 47: As round 1 1 .

nd 39: As round 1 1 .

Round zl4 (dec): 1 dc in next 36 dc, Round 48 (dec): 1 dc in next 34 dc,


nd 40 (dec): 1 dc in next 38 dc,
dc2dec , 2 dc, dc2dec , 36 dc (76 sts). dc2dec , 2 dc, dc2dec , 34 dc (72 sts).
dc2dec ,2 dc, dc2dec, 38 dc (80 sts).
,hund 41: As round Round 45: As round 1 1. Round 49: As round 1 1.
11 .

123
*mwrer jaw Body
Lower jaw
Next: 1 dc in the next 19 dc, turn.
Rows 1-17
The following is worked in rows:
+r& -l-

d:$*'
Row 1 (WS): 1 ch (does not count as a st),
1 dc in the next 34 dc, turn.
,"q
Continue on these 34 sts. fi
0
Row 2 (dec) (RS): 1 ch (does not count rfttrJftf{tor.
as a st), 1 dc in the next 15 dc, (dc2dec) ffi
,&?fi*li#in,*
twice, 1 dc in the next 15 dc, turn (32 sts) .
Row 3: 1 ch (does not count as a st), 1 dc
in each dc, turn.
,
I5' ;t ++;f++I+;f++
j* {.++If +*ir+irr \rr
Row 4 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a st),
1 dc in the next 14 dc, (dc2dec) twice, 1 dc
Irr

$
eti+iifliirliio,.
)ft +Irt++I+I++ t+i
in the next 14 dc, turn (30 sts).
i.i+ Iilt
il*itiIt$ n
*
f*rifrt#filff+irq,
Row 5: As row 3.
Row 6 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a st),
1 dc in the next 13 dc, (dc2dec) twice, 1 dc
in the next 13 dc, turn (28 sts).
Row 7: As row 3.
1f
$ *ffi;;
Row 8 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 50
fl
*,'Ne*t
1 dc in the next 12 dc, (dc2dec) twice, 1 dc
in the next 12 dc, turn (26 sts).
f
Row 9: As row 3.
Row 10 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a
st), 1 dc in the next 11 dc, (dc2dec) twice,
1 dc in the next 1 1 dc, turn (24 sts).
Row 11: As row 3.
Row 12 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a
st), (2 dc, dc2dec) 3 times, (dc2dec, 2 dc) 3
times, turn (1 B sts).
Row 13: As row 3.
Row 14 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a
st), (1 dc, dc2dec) 3 times, (dc2dec, 1 dc) 3
times, turn (1 2 sts).
Row 15: As row 3.
Row 16 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a
st), (dc2dec) 6 times, turn (6 sts).
Row 17: As row 3.

124 Crochet,ed Sea Creatures


Body
Edging
With the wrong side facing, work
dc evenly along the edge of the jaw,
dc into each of the 38 dc over the toP xltittfl
,x..1-'i1
'0,.''.
the head, work 17 dc evenlY along the . .\ 1op of head
X i.:'
r side of the jaw, 1 dc into each of the X;"
6 dc, turn (78 sts). Do not fasten off.
the body and jaw, to just below the
. Poke a channel through the middle
the stuffing to accommodate the cone-
d mouth. Push the Pointed end of
mouth into the opening-in the stuffing,
ning the edges of the mouth and the
y and lower jaw.

Join mouth
Round 1

' Lower jaw

- "r
{ r . l-'lri
:-' t 'l* "i" : -t-
*-+++ ++ j
'u" "

Start edging

Join mauth
Join in C.
Round 1: With 3mm hook and C, make 1
ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc into
both loops of the first dc of the edging
and, at the same time, into the front loop
only (the loop closest to you on the outside
edge) of the first dc of the mouth to join-
L? x. , - loop *** ';xr \
work into both loops of edging stitch and tront Work 1 dc into the next77 dc of both
join
\. ,,V;"\v;ri
:...u{))X'*'ru{ only of morth at thJsame time to
*
"""'Y,#"{}$^i,. pieces at the same time, inserting the hook
''
into both loops of the dc of the edging

i. 1''*5'tii)t'""t
i. .i.
.prF,1,1*.-f,-T$$jii}W-r* .i_ first and then the front loop only of the
corresponding stitch on the mouth-

t2!I,
Round2:workl dcintotheback,oop
xr{x *ry,
"e'l$$h$t**ff4'1dfo-
rqA*
-XCll
-
x,'{lx i]'I,ii;:"l,:,.'o , ,,u into the rront roop
only of each dc on round 1 and, at the
xC* x'.4 same time, into both loops of each dc on
t'C+ {'1X round 2 to form a ridge around the mouth.

rT
st st to the first st and fasten off.
,fr #t
.!q+ x+
4c*
.{'c+
+)+
+#
+5i
.rct
"6rrpr^ flF
f)l

i%^
$"k sn-

%u+o* mouth {#"


Round,
roin
_Isi
"^f;1o
t*
t'Ef .'':ifi':?lll"'i#,,"i[i:*Hlii#i;:!:'
+?j
prrrournvow? 1A "$ ff*
iffi;'*::::^ltlL"" ".:"+-
Bome angler.fuh
that j^t'i
;#:HTffi:ff#i n:fuo..
+."^!
^{:,f
l* _ ,;,.ffi.+dfi _*.$*{*
rxtt
Join mouth
Round 3

126 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Tatt
Tail Rounds 1-1 5
,', th the top of the tail end facing, 3mm
-cok and C, join yarn with a sl st to the front
,:op of the first dc of round 3 of the body.
Round 1: 1 dc in the front looP of the
iame dc, 1 dc into the f ront loop only of
:-e nexl 17 dc (18 sts).
Round 2: 1 dc in each dc.
Round 3 (inc): (DcZinc, 2 dc) 6 times
24 sts).
Rounds 4-15: As round 2.
= il the tail with a thin layer of stuffing.
3ring together the 12 stitches from each
srde of the opening to form a straight edge'

Join sfgfs&es mf smd mfl *ms$


Next: Sl st into the back loop only of each
rf the 12 dc from both sides at the same
:irne to joi n (12 sts). Fasten off .

.loin stitches at end of tail


Round 1 5

UUUUUU*UIJUt}O
-f.raearea.r.
Round 1 5
nnnn n nn nd nn frF':;;'
'l
'r rr- i j . ::,,i,. i, ! | ): i n

Slip stitch into back loop only of each dc from both sides
at the same time to ioin
Dorsal fin 1 dc into the next B dc, t htr in the next Row 6: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
With 3mm hook and C, make 29 ch. 6 dc (htr2inc) twice, t htr in the next 6 dc, 1 dc in each dc, turn.
Row 1: 1 dc in the second ch from hook, 1 dc in the next B dc, turn (32 sts). Fold the piece in half, matching
1 dc in the next 27 ch, turn (28 sts). Row 4 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), the shaping.
Row 2 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 1 dc in the next 15 sts, (dc2inc) twice, 1 dc
1 dc into the next B dc, t htr in the next in the next 1 5 sts, turn (34 sts). loin sfitclres at tap af fin .
5 dc (htr2inc) twice, t htr in the next 5 dc, Row 5: 1 ch (does not count as a st), 1 dc Next: 1 ch (does not count as a st), sl st
1 dc in the next B dc, turn (30 sts). in the next 16 sts, (dc2inc) twice, 1 dc in into the back loop only of each of the
Row 3 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), the next 16 sts, turn (36 sts). 1B dc from both sides at the same time to
join (18 sts). Fasten off .

Dorsal fin
Rows 1-6

}{,x t,rx }{
Xx 'sx
X*x fx x X
f**ir X

ffi
Iffi;
l:r*;
tl }(

t,ir*t*_J
:*)'**; \fi"r'+f
[]--"*a*
{*{-a*u*{* ";;+t++
-t++{*'h++
**++*-+d
++++{-*s U-{rt**t++
.rAA
f++t+*l-s \t-3.r
\\\*
L t L \r,.n
. Join stitches at top of fin

^ *.,n.u
nt$$Sf$Su$frusu$ficut
{,, +tlq+
i+++[t+{grs?+L..-
Slip stitch into back loop only of each dc from both sides
at the same time to join

128 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Pectoral fin
Pectoral fins {make 2} Rounds 1-10
With 3mm hook and C, wind Yarn around
a finger a couple of times to form a ring,
insert the hook, catch the yarn and draw
back through the ring.
Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
work 6 dc into the ring (6 sts).
Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 3 times
(9 sts). Pull on the short end of the yarn
to close the ring.
Round 3: 1 dc into the back loop only of
each dc.
Round 4 (inc): (Dc2inc,2 dc) 3 times (12 sts).
Round 5: 1 dc in each dc.
Round 6 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times
(1 B sts).

Round 7: As round 5.
Round 8 (inc): (Dc2inc,2 dc) 6 times
(24 sts).
Round 9 (inc): (Dc2inc, 3 dc) 6 times
(30 sts).
Round 10: As round 5.

join sf'ffe#'pes af fop CIf fin +


Add a thin layer of stuffing to the fin.
-t
+
*l- F
Flattening the fin, bring together the 1 5 **, It1 r1! x
stitches from each side of the opening to
# ,.
lt
rX
L,/
1
n

form a straight edge. -';l *


Next: Sl st into the back loop only of each Round 2
* -.-r-3--UX
of the 15 dc from both sides at the same {*++}"''u'- of fin
' l\=- I I X
t.
*" -r\
...,.

-.
time to join (1 5 sts). Fasten off
..t

.
fl\ 'La

fl '*+ o***
"L
-}f "/
Low*r panf sf fsffi x-){. bf*"
'u)
Turn the fin upside down so the first round I

is at the top. With 3mm hook and C, rejoin ,ft* +


the yarn to the front loop of a dc on round
Pectoral fin
+
2 of the fin with a sl st.
Join stitches at top of fin
Round 1: 1 dc in the front looP of the
same st, work 1 dc in the front looP of +ei
-ygi{*
*--{'<'*
.- + n
Start
each of the next B dc (9 sts). o'-'- \J (*.2
i
Round 2: 1 dc in each dc. Round
10 ti.?r
n
Round 3 (inc): (DcZinc, 2 dc) 3 times i
.|+1,;i$
,.s
-,.+ -+

(1 2 sts). Sl st to the next st and fasten off,

leaving a long length of yarn.

lU'
Lure Lure
SfaIIr {itlicium} Stalk, Rows 14
With 3mm hook and B, make 31 ch.
+ 0+ + ++ +++++++ ++ ++ +++{-++ + ++ +++**r
Row 1: 1 dc in the second ch from hook, ++++ ++++++++++++++++++++ ++ + + * * at
Lat t+r++++++* ++ +++++++++++ *+++++
1 dc in the next 29 ch, turn (30 sts).
Rows 24: 1 ch (does not count as a st), +t+tttt tt tt fttttt+t ++t+* ++ ++ **to
y' a
(5' a a #O ara Q e e aq #oci ce @ 6e' {El, cl a ee ee
Start
1 dc in each dc, turn.
Turn under the sharp edges of the pipe
cleaner and place it in the centre of the
crocheted piece. Fold it around the pipe
cleaner, bringing the long edges together. Join edges
Next row
Join edges
Next: 1 ch (does not count as a st), sl st o P srart
into both loops of each dc and the reverse
Slip stitch into each dc and chain at the same time to join
side of the foundation chain at the same
time to join, encasing the pipe cleaner.
Do not fasten off.

Bait {esca} Lure


Row 1: 1 ch (does not count work
as a st), Bait
4 dc evenly into the stitches at the edge of Rounds 1-1 1
the 4 rows, around the opening at the top
of the stalk.
,ll?
Row 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 4 times (B sts).
Join and continue in D.
t
Row 3: 1 dc in each dc.
Row 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) a times
(1 2 sts).
t +
Row 5: As row 3.
Row 5 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times
(1 B sts).

Rows 7-8: As row 3.


Row 9 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 6 times
(1 2 sts).
Row 10: As row 3.
Stuff the end of the lure before continuing.
Row 11 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) a times
(B sts) q

Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn.

130 Crocheted Sea Creatures


i{l.ltn:
:i.ii,lii::.ii

i:ri.liii:ir
:iirilL;lr:,5 |

iii:.r
ritt:
,lri.::
tiait4!:i
iii+irilr:tl
rii;:i+r
,. .-r .

titjl.lirti;rl;
a,j;ttai:,

ffiye
Eyes (make 3) Rounds 1-3
,', th 3mm hook and E, wind yarn around Round 2 (inc): With D, working into the
=inger a couple of times to form a ring, back loops only, dc2inc, htr2inc, tr2inc,
=
^sert the hook, catch the yarn and draw htr}inc, dc2inc (1 O sts). Pull on short end
:ack through the ring. of yarn to close ring.
Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), Round 3 (inc): With D, sl st into the first
,'. crk 5 dc into ring (5 sts). 3 sts, 1 dc in the next dc, (dc2inc) twice,
- irn in D. 1 dc in the next dc, sl st into the next 3 sts
(1 2 sts),
Fasten off, leaving a long Iength of yarn.

131
DXDYOUITNO{U?
spit'e io"" ""*werrt'ional
edrble
D
flsrr are
e

rooKs' *;i; lrighly


in somt t"t"rtt'es
and
as a delicacy'
Prized

132 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Making up
Teeth Lu* re
',,!ark the cen lre 24 stitches on both the Thread the length of yarn left after
cwer and upper jaw, on rou nd 24 of the fastening off the end of the lure onto
routh, with coloured thread. Work the a tapestry needle and weave it through
:eeth into these 24 slitches. With the the last round of stitches, pull up tight
*(sl to gather the end and fasten off with
3wer jaw facing ,2.5mm hook and D,
sr into the back loop of the next dc, make a few stitches.
7 ch, sl st into third ch from hook, 1 dc in With the joined edge facing up, position
:re nexl2 ch, t htr in next ch, 1 tr in next the lure in the middle of the front of the
:r, miss 2 dc, sl st into the back loop of head, just above the mouth. Sew the
:ie next dc) 6 times. Fasten off.* end of the stalk to the head, stitching all
Next: With the upper jaw facing, 2.5mm around the edge and %in (1 cm) up each
-cok and D, rep from * to * to comPlete side to hold it securely in Place.
:re teeth.
Io stiffen the teeth, paint a coat of PVA glue ffiyes
rnto the back of them, When the glue has With the length of yarn left after fastening
:.ied, apply a second coat and allow to dry. off, sew an eye to each side of the
head with the wider part, worked in D,
Tail positioned at the lower edge.
.',rith A threaded onto a tapestry needle, Weave in all the ends.
\.;
%
::nbroider 5 straight stitches (see page af!

'55) from the joined, top edge down to Teeth n1

'3w 3 of the tail on both sides.

DorsaE fEn
'reatly sew the short edge of the fin. Stuff
:re f in lightly, keeping it flat. With the
:aller end of the fin facing the tail end
:= the fish, sew to the back of the body,
r rching all around the lower edges to
-cld it firmly in place With A threaded
r^to a tapestry needle, embroider 7
*:riical straight stitches on both sides.

PectoraE fErss
,', ,th B threaded onto a tapestry needle,
=-broider 5 straight stitches from the top
--: rhe narrow edge of the fin on both
; ies Stuff the open end of the fins firmly
i^C, with the length of yarn left after
'asiening off, sew one to each side of the
:rCy, stitching all around the edges to
-o d them firmly in place
,n o ''7 Start

133
Double crochet and half treble stitches form the shaping of the shell
for this woolly molIusc. The flnished piece is a little larger than
the average charnbered nautilus found in the deep sea.

Noutllus
E*,

l:il :
dsrsi

#
#
eit#i
&
,ffi
ffi

134 Crocheted Sea Creatures


DIDYOUITNOTIU? lon8
hi: averv
o*iou''
The
bisto",,[i!**S:trI#"
*md#*ffi:L
,.rV trttle durl]].a'Irrrur' fossil''
;*5rg of as
r'*o***

Information
you'lI need
Finished size
Approximately 1 1in (28cm) from the back
of the shell to the front of the head

Materials
Sirdar CountrY StYle DK,407o nYlon,
30% wool, 30 oh acrylic (170ydsl155m
per 509 ball):
: 2'x,5'0g balls in 391 Palest Pink (A)
.tx..50gba{1in3Amber.(B)...
OddmeRt':o$' DK yarh in' black,(C)" '

(U K9:U,SE4) a'rochet hooks


Toystuffing
Tapestrl4needle t,' '. ,
:

r, r , ,,,
i :

22 slsand 26 rows to 4in (1Ocm) over


double crochet using 3mm hook

135
Shell
Rounds 1-3, Rows 1-17 and ioin the
two pieces

a
r't}
)tr Join the two pieces
rFr - slip stitch into
each dc of both
f r 4*""
,-r; x[:T.',:ll'same

"frff d'
i'\\,Y
,f f\

}L\*o*i1*tl*.
p}""-+++*+4-|r
*o*++++++*+*+.t+'
f *S*F***+*+*****a*
I*rrrL+_.
*+:r:r-_[**
' 1*t'
x*.
_

\:Fx*x,.x&*'x.
x.
"kx
xx
ax- 'ff
*

137
Head Head and edging
With 3mm hook and A, make 35 ch. Rows 1-28
Row 1 (RS): 1 dc into second ch from
hook, 'l dc into the next 33 ch, turn
(34 sts).
Rows 2-16:1 ch (does not count as a st),
f
+;
+
,Lfr
+'t'lelfi d

+
,xx + -J.+
t+ +; *t* +
+
fr
T ++
ii&&
a,,*
++ + ++ f I f,t
o,,1
1 dc into each dc. -hWI r] +
+ ti ++
- lr' |J $ U +
fr f
+
U
J*J* It
* ,ti U SS S,5S
t S S SSt-+
Join in B and fasten off A.
Row 17 (dec): With B, 1 ch (does not
count as a st), 1 dc in the next 4 dc,
+7 t
+?
z?.
+7ot ++ + +
+ ++ ++ +!
Itrt++ + +t
+
J*

)O( +fx
+{*t U+ $s*
+ + + +
+ -Ltfl+
20(
+'
-+
-+'

f )0(J- + ft I*:cx+- ++& +fr++ &,


f+1+',::i
o*!
{{ t't f +flr
i f tTit
+r't*ti U s* UL
.L; + ++ +
(dc2dec, 6 dc) 3 times, dc2dec, 1 dc in the
s *{ U U UU iU
+ ,, ,+
a
+ f+ +x)*, + +++ + +{+ + )ft+++
U
rr+*qHHff.+tft+
next 4 dc, turn (30 sts).
Join in A and fasten off B.
"{-l ,d
+
-lh

..yl.r++d
Fd
ff *+
f+ ++
+ -L
{

++
T
++-+ +++
+*-tT ++
++$t;+** +++
el
-"1-
+ +"-+,+ +1-+ 4++
+ *Irf ++ +
t+i-
J. +
+ +-{++ + +
-l-
+
+
-"i
I

rflttf:llfxf :ri
Row 18: With A, 1 ch (does not count as a
st) work 1 dc into the front loop (the loop f, '.lL

+.ltafi
+
ti '+
Li t

+ ++ +
+
+*
+ t*-*f
++++-+ +++
+ +-l+ -L +i+1*+f ++#+ +++++++++++++ +
+++
+ +i+ + +
I

+l+ J*+++
+
+ +++++ + ++++ ++++ ++++ a t*
I

closest to you) only of each dc, turn. *+ 'f+ ++


>rt
++
r ++
+ ++-+ +++
++++-t +ff+
+
+ +4+ + r+*++
+t rr+
f +-{+ *t-+ + +++
+
Row 19 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a +. t,$d t8 + *+ + ++++-+ ++ + + I. +++-+
+
++ +++tt-f ++ +l
,

+.bt ++ +* +++ + + + +t+-l++ +


st), 1 dc in the next 4 dc, (dc2dec, 2 dc) 6
times, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, turn (24 sts).
* ++ fftttT+:+f +++
+
biv

+-F,t ++ + T.r++-+ +*La


+
+
+{
+
+r +
+ {J + + ++-++++
++t
t+ ++ +++ +{++
t+
+ ++ I i}1 ;1* ifI
}{f1l{f ff
Rows 20-22l'1 ch (does not count as a st),
+ **,
+.eT,dtf + ++
+ ++-
it Ii
*L ++-* t++ +-l + + + +++ I
+
++
+ I+++ +*+ +fff+ f+ f,++d o,r
ii; It lL+$Iigf iiif tItlL f
-l
t +r+ + -L + ++
+ + ++-* +++ L + + +r++++
1 dc in each dc. ++ )- +-l I

+
+ ;r { ba aba ae a ae,

+ f- + ; ; ;-**+"+ + + + {* {* +* ++-t-+++ +* #
AAI
Join in B and fasten off A. Start\'r
,/ r* ++ ;
++ + +- + +++
Row 23 (dec): With B, 1 ch (does not Edgging

count as a st), 1 dc in the first dc, (dc2dec,


2 dc) 5 times, dc2dec, 1 dc in the next dc
(1 B sts).

Join in A and fasten off B.


Row 24:. As row 'l B.
Row 25 (dec): With A, 1 ch (does not
count as a st), dc2dec, 1 dc in the next
14 dc, dc2dec, turn (16 sts).
Row 26 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a
st), dc2dec, 1 dc in the next 12 dc, dc2dec, #"dgrng
turn (1 4 sts). With right side facin g, 3mm hook and A,
Row 27 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a rejoin yarn to the reverse side of the first
st), (dc2dec) twice, 1 dc in the next 6 dc, ch st with a sl st.
(dc2dec) twice, turn (10 sts). Next: 1 dc in the same ch, 1 dc in the next
Row 28 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a 33 ch, 1 dc into each st down the edge
st), (dc2dec) twice, 1 dc in'the next 2 dc, of the next 28 rows, 1 dc into each of
(dc2dec) twice (6 sts). the 6 dc of the last row, 1 dc into each st
Fasten off. up the edge of the other side of the 2B
rows (96 sts).
SI st to the first dc and fasten off .

138 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Temtacles
, ,1,,, :
,.kf:l:.: :"' t' :,, #i
g1\
'ai
:l'.lr ,rj :rB:i:
',t ,
il:i .,.,',",i*,,
' jif::l:rr: -r
'l'

tfi:". i1ri!:
;$$,i,.. r'-:

' IIPo
*i*0
++p0
fr*o d#, *"* e&qry; .".*3

ISlo
+ ":i' "' ':' '
h'if
'o *t
*'.u .,0
u **',ro
,,, *

If+o
,.

*rPo
tlpo '' jji'.,@'r:Yt'8+r*"

f sPu
': 'riillir,,.
{#

S*Po
fXru UTHICHTS
f $ru TIIE
tE*r IIIOSTBADi;.
f+*S+o BEIIAIIED
TTIE SEA
O;
+ ipo
f frn GBEATURES?
Sfr'o The naughty_Iusl
f iPo
tfpn
IIlo
Ir*o Tentacles a st), 1 dc in each dc with A, with B, sl st
Ii*o ffsrsf fl#kqfl
facing, 3mm hook and B, join
into the back loop only of the next 2 dc
of the head, carrying A across the back of
ISo With RS
yarn to the back loop of the first dc on the stitches. *
Xfpo *
Rep from * to 7 more times, sl st into the
row 17 with a sl st. This is the first of the
fFu remaining loops worked in B.
Next: Sl st into the back loop only of the
next 2 dc (B tentacles).
Fasten off.
nfrAnAn^n?o"'n next 3 dc.
t.".1 Next: *With B, make 26 ch. Segmffi# s"#w
Row 1: With 8,2 dc into second ch from With RS facing, 3mm hook and B, rejoin
First row - rep 7 more times
Second row - reP 4 times hook, (2 dc into next ch) 24 times, sl st yarn to the back loop of the first dc on row
into the back loop only of the next dc of 23 with a sl st.
the head, turn (50 sts). Next: Sl st into the front loop only of the
Join in A. next 3 dc.
* *
Rep from to 4 times (4 tentacles), sl st
Row 2: With A, 1 dc into each dc of the
tentacle, turn. into the next 2 dc.
Row 3: With A, 1 ch (does not count as Fasten off.

139
Hood Row 8 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a st),
With 3.5mm hook and yarns A and B used dc2dec, 1 dc in next 20 dc, dc2dec, turn
together, make 35 ch. (22 sts).
Row 1: Work 1 dc in second ch from Row 9 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a st),
hook, 1 dc into the next 33 ch, turn dc2dec, 1 dc in next 1B dc, dc2dec, turn
(34 sts). (20 sts).
Rows 2-4:1 ch (does not count as a st), Row 10: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
1 dc in each dc, turn. 1 dc in each dc, turn.
Row 5 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a Row 11 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a
st), (dc2dec) twice, i dc in next 26 dc, st), dc2dec, 1 dc in next 16 dc, dc2dec,
(dc2dec) twice, turn (30 sts). turn (1 B sts).
Row 6 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a Row 12: As row 10.
st), (dc2dec) twice, 1 dc in next 22 dc, Row 13 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a
(dc2dec) twice, turn (26 sts). st), dc2dec, 1 dc in next 14 dc, dc2dec,
Row 7 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a st), turn (1 6 sts).
dc2dec, 1 dc in next 22 dc, dc2dec, turn Row 14: As row 10.
(24 sts).

Hood and hood edging


Rows 1-24

* t+J*t++ t
5^K +++ +++ ,Y}( +
{+o
+
+*Lt#,x
++
1t+d
J*
t.t# )rK -r + ++
+ t+++t++ $tzrf
++
+ + + J** +++ *+"t-+
JfH +
++++ + * azi +
+?zn )fK
+ +
#
+)fK-+ + ++++++++
+:++-+ ++++++++ + *art+
I
rx *
*l* $#+ + ++-J- +++++++++ + +
+ + r*
+ +*-+ ++++++++ + * drr*
I

Row 15 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a


+ + +r-
vfi
I{"
+ ,'o( )o(
+t-
Ir f**
*i-
+ ++++++
++ *t*+- ++++++'{-f t/C(
+ t ir* st), dc2dec, 1 dc in next 12 dc, dc2dec,

-L
++
* tqa F + ++ I +++ *++++++
1(+-r++++-{
JC(
I

++ + ++++ ++l+++ )ft( a rc*


+ + turn (14 sts).
Rows 15-19: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
r++F-
" tLr
11t

ff + ++++++++ +++
++++-{ lr
+ +
)e(
)C k++
_ + +++.1
++ + t++++ tt*+
++ )O( r,i* 1 dc in each dc, turn.
+ ,a*+-++++
+ lcr...t-
r + + ++ -** +t++++f++ +++
a(i
l++++'
+++ ++ t f ++ +t+++ +++ + .** a't +
I
+ + Row 20 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a
st), dc2dec, 1 dc in next 10 dc, dc2dec,
{-A-+
q.

*t,Li
+
+
*a
(
+-r
+-+++
+r-+++
+++++-
+*.+++++-
+++ -i-++ ++ ++ + +++ + + -\"}( +
*L I

+++ +++.+ t+++ ++++++++++


-T +- -t-ttt
\nl + ,r turn (1 2 sts).
Row 21: As row 10.
;*s ++
.+t- ++ +++- ++ t
t++++ +++++ ni 4tE +
t
tt

+ x ,xfr +I ++l +++


"*+" ++ +++" +t + +tt+t+++ r++ +++++ X Arr+ t Row 22 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as a
+ *i* *L Ir
Tf + {- +*-{ + +J
+++ rI -L + t-f + ++++++-r++++++i +++ +
+ + + ++ tr ++-r
I

'++'+++t ++ I
st), dc2dec, 1 dc in next B dc, dc2dec, turn
+ * + t+ tt+t++++++++t+ +**at*
+ ,i: + *+ +r +**
-+*
I

*-t -+*-r"
+ ++-{*"* +++ *++ ++ -f -i-+ ++++ + + +++ + (1 0 sts).
+ +
Start *|:r T T} L
:
"++
:tt tttj
t ttJ jt
}J ++++++ t+ ++ +++++++ oa#
e 1' O e
t++ AL+ Gr a e lrl a a?t*?e e @
Row 23: As row 10.
Row 24 (dec): 1 ch (does not count as
/q+ + ++
,a
++++{ +++
+ ++ + + + +++++++ ++-l- +{-++++ *++
? a,
a

/{
Edgir ng
,l
st), dc2dec, 1 dc in next 6 dc, dc2dec (B sts).
Fasten off.

140 Crocheted Sea Creatures


Eye Join head to shell
Rounds 1-8 Crochet into each
stitch of both
pieces at the same
time to join

-
a,
(make 2) +
e
ra
h 3mm hook and A, wind Yarn around
a finger a couple of times to form a rin9, *1.. "
I '-i'
L 9
ii

the hook, catch the yarn and draw - t-= ...+.-

back through the ring. t++ f


-"F+
f -'I*
;
.*ti . "J","
i
J
tound 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st),
(6
'irork 6 dc into ring, sl st to first dc sts). Making up
f,ound 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 6 times (12 sts). 5hell Join head to shell
Pull on short end of yarn to close ring. Neatly sew the reverse side of the 1 6 ch With right side facing out, position the
f,ound 3 (inc): (Dc2inc, 1 dc) 6 times sts from the centre of each piece of the head so the 34 sts on the long, straight
(18 sts). na utilus shell together to join
. edge at the top matches the 34 sts around
Bound 4 (inc): (Dc2inc, 2 dc) 6 times Crochet an edging around the opening the narrow end of the opening in the shell-
P4 sts). of the shell by starting at the narrow end With 3mm hook and A, join Yarn to the
loin and continue in B. with right side facing, 3mm hook and A, first dc of the head edging with a sl st.
Bound 5: Work 'l dc into the back loop and rejoin yarn to the first st in the corner
oply of each dc. of the opening with a sl st.
Round 6: 1 dc into each dc. Next: Work 17 dc evenly along the edge
Round 7 (dec): (Dc2dec,2 dc) 6 times of each side of the narrow end, work 31
(18 sts). dc evenly along the edge of each side of
Round 8 (dec): (Dc2dec, 1 dc) 6 times the wide end of the shell (96 sts). Sl st into
(12 sts). the first dc and fasten off.

Fasten off, leaving a long length of B at Stuff the shell, filling it right up to the
the end. open edges.

141
Eyes
Thread the length of B, left after fastening
off, onto a tapestry needle and weave
through the last round of stitches. Flatten Du) Yourrllrow?
the shape so the first round in B forms
an outline around the eye. Embroider a
French knot (see page 155) in the centre
;HffiH:rf if,fiarure
or rhe naurirus

,HH:ffi *ffi ';,1H'.::,[H:ffi Ps;


of the eye and a vertical straight stitch
(see page 155) from the knot to the lower
edge in yarn C. Sew an eye to each side
of the face, stitching all around in B and
and seari"il;;#i;H:il:: rhe newesr one
positioning the eyes so they are close to
the edging of the wide end of the shell
and just in f ront of the tentacles.

Hocd
To crochet the edging, using 3.5mm hook
and A doubled, join yarn to the reverse
side of the first of the 34 ch at the top of
the hood with a sl st.
Next: 1 dc into the same ch, 1 dc into the
r
reverse side of the next 33 ch, work 1 dc
.-+

rnto each stitch down the edge of the next


24 rows, work 1 dc in the next B dc along
the lower edge, work 1 dc into each stitch
at the edge of the next 24 rows uP the
cther side of the hood, sl st to the first
Cc (90 sts). Fasten off, leaving a long
ength of A.
Dlace the hood on the head, with the

straight edge just overlapping the edging


of the top of the head. With the length of
A left after fastening off, sew the hood to ii',! r ,,.. :i:r
; .;S;: r';
.

-he head along the top edge and catch it Yniit i,l::,* ' * "" u,

Cown towards the front with a few stitches


:o hold it in place, leaving the sides at the
"ery edges unstitched so they
hang just
cver the top edges of the eyes.
.,Veave in all the yarn ends.

143
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hog the
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ffiffi&&ffirreffi ffi*mr&ffid
At the beinniniof each pattern there is a list of materials required
for eactr Sea creature, So you can $ather together everSrthin$ that
youwill need before Youbegin.

Tension Stitches Rows


Using the same size hook and tYPe of Measure the tension of rows by placing a
to check your tension before
'i is vital
stitch as in the pattern, work a sample ruler vertically over the work and mark 4in
s'rarting a project, as this will affect the
(10cm) with pins. Count the number of
size and look of the finished sea creature of around 5in (1 2.5cm) square and then
smooth it out on a flat surface. Place a rows between the Pins.
as well as the amount of yarn you will use'
The tension is the number of rows and ruler horizontally across the work and
mark 4in (1Ocm) with pins' Count the lf the number of stitches and rows is
stitches per square inch or centimetre of
number of stitches between the pins, greater than those stated in the pattern, *^
crocheted fabric. .#So
including half stitches. This will give your tension is tighter and you should use fw
you the tension of stitches. a larger hook. lf the number of strtches
and rows is fewer than those stated in
the pattern, your tension is looser, so you
should use a smaller hook.

Tension rows
Tension stitches

145
Hooks Substituting yarns Reading charts
Crochet hook sizes vary widely, from tiny When substituting yarns, it is important Each symbol on a chart represents a stitch;
hooks that produce a very fine stitch when to calculate the number of balls required each round or horizontal row represents
used with threads, to oversized hooks for by the number of yards or metres per one round or row of crochet.
working with several strands of yarn at one ball, rather than the weight of the yarn,
time to create a bulky fabric. Using a larger because this varies according to the fibre. For rounds of crochet, read the chart
or smaller hook will change the look of the anti-clockwise, starting at the centre and
fabric and will also affect the tension and Tension is also important. Always work a working out to the last round on the chart.
the amount of yarn required. The projects tension swatch in the yarn you wish to use
in this book use hooks ranging in size from before starting a project. For rows of crochet, the chart should be
2.5mm (UK12:USC2) to 4.5mm (UK7:US7) read back and forth, following the number
at the beginning of each row.

Needles
A blunt-ended tapestry needle is used to
sew the projects together. The large eye
makes it easy to thread the needle with
thicker yarns and the rounded end will
prevent any snagging

146 Sea Creatures


ffiffiffiffifuffi& ffieffi&mfuffiffi
Each project starts \Nith a snnp\e stip kno\, or a rin$ of yarn. llete is atrI tffte
basic information you will need., from how to hold the hook and" yarn,
to the various stitches you will use to crochet your sea cteatures.

.4
&
..:

a::

'a

Slip knot Holding the work


and form it into HsCIk Yarm
t<e the end of the yarn
Hold the hook as You would a Pencil, To hold your work and control the tension,
'ing. Holding it in place between thumb
=
bringing your middle finger forwards to pass the yarn over the first two fingers of
e-d forefinger, insert the hook through the
' xg, catch the long end that is attached rest near the tip of the hook This will help your left hand (your right hand if you are
--: rhe ball, and draw it back through. control the movement of the hook, while left-handed), under the third finger and
(eeping the yarn looped on the hook, pull the f ingers of your other hand will regulate around the little finger, and let the yarn fall
the tension of the yarn. The hook should loosely to the ball. As you work, take the
:-'ough until the loop closes around the
-,3ok, ensuring it is not tight. Pulling on face you,pointing slightly downwards. The stitch you made between the thumb and
motion of the hook and yarn should be forefinger of the same hand.
-^e short end of yarn will Ioosen the knot;
:,l1ing on the long end wilt tighten it. f ree and even, not tight. This will come

with practice. The hook is usually inserted through the top


two loops of a stitch as you work, unless
otherwise stated in a pattern. A different
effect is produced when only the back or
front loop of the stitch is picked up'

147
Mogic ring
Many of the crocheted pieces start with yarn, the short end of yarn is pulled tight
an adjustable ring of yarn. To make the to close the centre. An alternative method
ring, wind the yarn around a finger, insert rs to make 4 chain stitches and then slip

the hook, catch the yarn and draw back stitch to the first chain to form a ring.
though the ring. After a couple of rounds However, this technique does leave a hole
have been crocheted, covering the ring of in the middle.

Choin (ch)
I Pass the hook under and over the
yarn that is held taut between the
first and second fingers. This is called
'yarn round hook' (yrh). Draw the yarn
through the loop on the hook. This
makes one chain (ch).

A Repeat step 1, keeping the thumb and


forefinger of the left hand close to the
hook, until you have as many chain
stitches as required.

Slip stitch (sl st)


Make a practice chain of 11 .

Miss the first chain. lnsert hook into the


next stitch, yrh, draw through both loops
on hook. This forms 1'sl tt.

Continue to end. This will give you 10 slip


stitches (10 sts)

148 Crocheted Sea Creatures


r, $1,'"
I'4ffiffi,'+$

Doublecrochet (dc)
Make a practice chain of 17. Miss the Next row
first chain. Turn the work so the reverse side faces
you. Make 1 chain (ch). This is the turning
I lnsert hook from the front into the next chain, which helps keep a neat edge and
stitch (st), yrh and draw back through the does not count as a stitch. Repeat steps
stitch (2 loops on hook). 1 and 2 to the end of the row. Continue
until the desired number of rows is
2 Yrh and draw through 2 loops (1 loop complete. Fasten off .

on hook). This makes one double crochet


(dc) Repeat steps 1 and 2lo end.

On the foundation chain of 17 sts you


should have 16 dc stitches (16 sts).

e
t:
a'

it

149
t-
I

Holf treble firtr)


Make a practice chain of 17 . Miss the first Next fl#\zu
2 chain stitches (these count as the first Turn the work so the reverse side faces
half treble stitch) you. Make 2 ch to count as the first htr.
Miss the first stitch of the previous row.
I Yrh, insert hook into the next st, yarn Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the next '1 4 htr
round hook and draw back through of the last row, work t htr in the second of
stitch (3 loops on hook). the 2 ch at the end of the row. Continue
until the desired number of rows is
A Yrh, draw through all 3 loops (1 loop complete. Fasten off .

on hook) This forms t half treble (htr).


Repeat steps 1 and 2 to the end of
the row.

On the foundation chain of 17 sts you


should have i 6 htr (1 6 sts), including the
2 ch at the beginning of the row, which
is counted as the first stitch.

Treble (tr)
Make a practice chain of 18. Miss the g Yrh, draw through 2 loops (1 loop on f,Sext rffiw
first 3 chain stitches (these count as the hook). This forms 1 treble (tr) Turn the work so the reverse side faces
first treble stitch) you. Make 3 ch to count as the first tr.
Repeat steps 1-3 to end of row. Miss the first stitch of the previous row.
I Yrh, insert hook into the next st, yrh, draw Repeat steps 1-3 to the end of the row,
back through stitch (3 loops on hook). On the foundation chain of 1B sts you working 1 tr into the third of the 3 ch at
shou ld have 1 6 trebles (1 6 sts), includ ing the beginning of the last row. Continue
A Yrh, draw through 2 loops (2 loops the 3 ch at the beginning of the row, until the desired number of rows is
on hook). counted as the first stitch. complete. Fasten off .

1 50 Crocheleri Sea, Crealures


lncrefising Decrensing
-: increase one double To cjecrease one double crochet (dc2dec), Tc decrease one treble (tr2dec), yrh, inse':
crochet (dc2inc),
- i treble (htr2inc) or treble stitch (tr2inc), insert the hook lnto the next stitch, yrh a nd the hook into the next stitch, yrh and
=
draw back through the stitch (2 loops on draw back through the stitch (3 loops on
,', ork two stitches into one stitch of the
hook); insert the hook into the following hook), yrh and draw through 2 loops (2
:'e,,tious row.
stitch, yrh and draw back through the loops on hook); yrh, insert the hook into
stitch (3 loops on hook), yrh and draw the following stitch, yrh and draw back
through all three loops on the hook. through the stitch (4 loops on hook), yr" ffi,
.uW
and draw through 2 looPs on hook (3 $ *.m

loops on hook), yarn round hook and cjra'"'


through all three loops on the hook'

Working into the bock or front loop only


The front loop of a stitch is the one closer
to you, while the back looP is the one
further away. Generally, the hook is inserted
into both loops of a stitch, but when only
one loop is crocheted into, the horizontal
bar of the remainrng loop is left on the
surface of the fabric. As well as creating an
interesting effect, this method is used in a
number of the projects, such as to join the
tail of the Whale on page 30. One loop only
of each stitch joins the mouth of the Shark
(page 46), while the horizontal bars left
are crocheted into to form the teeth. This
method is also used to add decoratrve rings
on the Seahorse's body (page 96) and to
make the ridges def ining the sections of
the Lobster's bodY on Page 64.

151
Joining in colours Fostening of.f
I When joining in a new colour at the When you have finished a crochet
beginning of a round or row, catch piece, fasten off by cutting the yarn
the yarn in the new colour and draw it around 4%ih (X Zcm) from the work.
through the stitch. Work the first stitch Draw the loose end through the
in the new colour into the same place remaining loop, pulling it tightly.
as the join.

A When the colour that is not in use


is to be carried across the back of
the work, it can be hidden along the
line of stitches being made using the
contrast colour, keeping the crocheted
fabric neat, This method is used for the
tentacles of the Nautilus on page 134.

152 Crocheted Sea Creatures


ffiffimffimkffimffi *m&#ffihffiffi
It is the flnishing touches that bring the sea creatures to life. Stuffing
andjoining the searns of the crocheted pieces, stitching the features,
and adding a little embroidered detail will make each one unique.

Stuffing Seoms
::iyester stuffing is a synthetic fibre that When stitching up your work, use
s ightweight and washable. Pure wool clothes pegs, safety pins or glass-headed

=:-ffing is a lovely, natural fibre. Durable dressmaker's prns to hold the pieces together.
,^d soft, it can be washed by hand but Here are a couple of seams that can be used
:a n not be mach ine-washed as it will sh rin k to finish off the crocheted projects
,^d felt. Kapok is a natural fibre with a ,%.
#&
s3rt, silky texture. lt comes f rom a seedpod ffifrght sf;de se#BYB +*#
:^ at rs harvested f rom the Ceiba tree. This method produces a strong, flat and l-

invisible seam. lt is used when joining :


3efore stuffrng your sea creatures, tease pieces on the right side of the work, as for -:

:-e fibres by pulling them apart with your the body of the Shark on page 46.
",gers to make them light and fluffy.
-se small amounts at a time and line I With wrong sides of the work together,
:-e inside of the crocheted fabric with a attach the yarn to one piece of the
a:/er of stuffing before building up the work to be joined, insert the needle in
= iing in the centre. This will prevent the from the back to the front of the other
:'ccheted piece from looking lumpy.The piece of the work, catching one loop of
c unt end of a knitting needle, crochet the edge stitch. Then insert the needle a
^cok or a pencil is useful for pushing the little further along the same piece of the
s:.rffing into hard-to-reach areas such as work, from the front to the back, and
:^e narrow legs of the Lobster and Hermit draw up the yarn tightly.
:'ab (pages 64 and B2).
A lnsert the needle into the first piece of
the work from the front to the back,
catching one loop of the edge stitch as
before. Then insert the needle a little
f urther along the same edge f rom the

back to the front of the work and draw


up the yarn tightly.

Continue in this way to the end.

153
$;.*".$,j.' * .,*

ffimek stfrteh
This method is used to create the quilted
effect on the Lobster's tail on page 75.

Begin by working a couple of stitches over


each other to secure the seam. Bring the
needle through to the front of the work
one stitch ahead of the last stitch made.
Then insert the needle back through the
work at the end of the last stitch.

Repeat to complete the seam, making sure


your stitches are neat and worked in a
straight line.

q;t
':i..
.ft.;
,
f.Ih.
b

154 Crocireled Sea Creatures


[mbroidery stitches
StnaEght stit*h Frer"neh kmot
rnnbroidery stitches add extra detail to a
=ew of the f inished sea creatures, such as This is a single stitch that can be worked 1 Bring the yarn through to the right side
:ne Shark (page 46) with its gills worked in in varying lengths. lt is useful for of the work at the desired position the
embroidering short lines. French knot is to be made and hold
cnain stitch and the Nautilus (page 134),
',r,hich has a single French knot and straight it down with your left thumb. Wind
the yarn twice around the needle, still
stitch embroidered on each eye.
holding it firmly in Place
Chain stiteh
tsring the yarn through to the right side of
:re work at the position where the stitch
r{ A lnsert the needle back into the work,
close to the point where the yarn flrst
appeared. Pull the Yarn through to
s to be made and hold it down with your
eft thumb. lnsert the needle where it first tighten the knot and bring the needle
back through to the front of the work
:ame out and bring it back through a little
,','dy from the last point, according to the
to start another French knot.
ength of the stitch you wish to make.
Dull through, keeping the yarn under the
^eedle. Repeat to continue the chain. &

155
Abbreviotions Conversions
ch chain The projects in this book use hooks ranging in size from 2.5mm
cm centimetre(s) (UK12:USC2) to 4.5mm (UK7:US7).
dc double crochet
dc8dec work 2 double crochet stitches together to
decrease
dc8inc work 2 double crochet stitches into the next stitch Crochet Hook Conversion
to i n crease
dc5inc work 3 double crochet stitches into the next stitch Metric (mrn) UK: US:
to i n crease 2.00 14
dec decrease 2.25 13 B/1
htr half treble 2.50 12
htr8inc work 2 half treble crochet stitches into the next 2.75 c/2
stitch to increase 3 .00 11

in inch(es) 3.2s 10 D/3


inc increase 3.50 9 E/4
rep repeat 3.75 F/5
RS right side 4.00 B G/6
sl st slip stitch 4.50 7 7
st (s) stitch(es) 5.00 6 H/B
sp space 5.50 5 t/9
tr treble 6.00 4 J/1 0

B tr cl 3 treble cluster 6. 50 3 K/101/z


5 tr ct 5 treble cluster 700 2
tr8dec work 2 treble stitches together to decrease 8.00 0 u11
tr2inc work 2 treble stitches into the next st to increase 9.00 00 M/13
WS wrong side 10.00 000 N/l 5

Srrh yarn round hook 1150 P/16

UK and US crochet terms


UK US
Dou ble crochet Sing le crochet
Ha lf treble Half double crochet
Treble Dou ble crochet
Dou ble treble Triple crochet
Treble treble Double triple crochet

All patterns in this book use UK crochet terms.

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