Saturday, 21 September 2013

This is a very simple tutorial perfect for the absolute beginner and absolutely adorable.

Materials needed:
- Yarn in your choice of belly and body colour (8ply prefered)
- Crochet hook no larger than 4.00mm (I used 3.00mm)
- 6mm safety eyes 
- Needle and Thread
- Stuffing
- Scissors 

Video Tutorial:

Start with belly colour
R1: 6SC Magic circle
R2: (INC)x6 (12)
R3: (INC, 1)x6 (18)
R4: (INC, 2)x6 (24)
R5: (2, INC, 1)x6 (30)
change to body colour
R6-9: EVEN (30)
R10: (1, DEC, 2)x6 (24)
R11: 3, DEC, 6, DEC, 6, DEC, 3 (21)
R12: 2, DEC, 3, DEC, 3, DEC, 3, DEC, 2 (17)
R13: DEC, 1, DEC, 2, DEC, 1, DEC, 2, DEC, 1 (12)
Insert eyes and stuff at this stage
R14: (DEC)x6 (6)
ST finish off and thread tail through outter stitch and pull tight

Arms: make two
R1: 4SC Magic circle
R2: (INC)x4 (8)
R3: EVEN (8)
ST finish off

Tail: make two
R1: 4SC Magic circle
R2: (INC)x4 (8)
R3-4: EVEN (8)
ST finish off

Stitch on the arms onto the sides of the body and the two tail pieces together at the butt of the body.
Optional you could also make it look like the whale is spouting water by gluing some stuffing onto a headpin and putting it into the whale's blowhole.
And you are done~

Happy crafting~
Kim ^^

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this little guy. Wicked easy and quick to make. Thank you!