Whale Amigurumi Pattern

by Lorene on August 5, 2013

Migi the Whale

I recently had an order for some hats that would match Little Whale Bedding by Migi. As I was looking at the bedding for inspiration I was struck with the desire to make a little amigurmi whale to add as an extra little gift. I know that my customer will be thrilled with it and that the mom to be will love it even more!

I’m not sure if this little guy fits in with the rules of amigurumi since I’ve never followed any ami patterns before, but he is fun and easy to make! He took me about 3 hours but that was with frequent breaks to take care of my little one and taking my time writing the pattern out. I have no idea how long he will take the next time, but I definitely plan on making more soon!



Finished Size:
approx. 6” long from tip to tail

Washing Instructions:
If he really needs to be washed I’m sure he can be thrown in the machine

Cost of Materials:
less than $2 for the amount of yarn used.

Time Involved:
read above, I have no ghastly idea, but I’m gonna guess 2hours

Recommended Retail Price:
$28

Gauge:
not necessary

Notes:
These rounds (unless otherwise noted) are NOT joined. I counted my stitches as if they were joined so you may want to use a stich marker, moving it along to the last st of every row as you go


Materials:
small amount of yarn of your choice, I used Baby Bee Hushabye Solid in Baby’s Blue for the body and brown for the eyes
Peaches n’Cream cotton in white for the teeth
5.5mm (I) hook for body and eyes
4.0mm (G) hook for teeth and fins
embroidery needle

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:

mc/r- magic circle/ring (watch this video tutorial)

st- stitch

sp- space

sl st- slip stitch
insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch, (two loops on hook), pull loop closest to hook through other loop

sc- single crochet
insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook

sc2tog- sc 2 together
insert hook into 1st st, yarn over and pull through st (two loops on hook), insert hook into the next st, yarn over and pull through st (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook

sc3tog- sc 3 together
insert hook into 1st st, yarn over and pull through st (two loops on hook), insert hook into the next st, yarn over and pull through st (three loops on hook), insert hook into next st ,yarn over and pull through st, (four loops on hook) yarn over again and pull through all four loops on hook

Teeth
4.0mm (G) hook

  1. Ch2, fsc 2x, fhdc 3x, fdc 4x, fhdc 3x, fsc 2x. fasten off, stitch on face

Eyes
5.5mm (I) hook

  1. Cut piece about 18” long, put beginning knot in center
  2. Ch2 and 1sc in 1st ch
  3. pull up on hook and pull yarn all the way through, pull tight and secure on to whale 

Side fins
4.0mm (G) hook

  1. leaving 6” long tail. ch6
  2. 1sc in every st <5>
  3. Turn. 2sc in next st. 2hdc in next st. 2dc in next st. 2hdc in next st. 2sc in next st. Ch1 at top
  4. working back down other side. 2sc in next st. 2hdc in next st. 2dc in next st. 2hdc in next st. 2sc in next st. fasten off and tie ends tight. Leave 6” long tail.
  5. make 2 and stitch on to side of whale

Instructions:

1. Mc/r 8sc. Join round with sl st

2. 2sc in every st <16>

3. 1sc in each of the next two sts. 2sc in the next. repeat around 5x then 1sc <21>

4. 1sc in each of the next two sts. 2sc in the next. repeat around <28>

5. 1sc in each of the next 13sts. 2sc in next. 2x <30>

6. 1sc in every st around <30>

7. 1sc in every st around <30>

8. Sc2tog. 1sc in each of the next 13sts. 2x <28>

9. 1sc in every st around <28>

10. sc2tog . 1sc in each of the next 12sts. 2x <26>

11. sc2tog. 1sc in each of the next 11sts. 2x <24>- attach teeth and eyes

12. sc2tog. 1sc in each of the next 10sts. 2x <22>

13. 1sc in every st around <22>

14. 1sc in every st around <22> begin to stuff whale

15. 1sc in every st around <22>

16. sc2tog. 1sc in each of the next 10sts. 2x <20>

17. 1sc in every st around <20>

18. Sc2tog. 1sc in each of the next 3sts. repeat 5x <15> stitch on side fins and continue stuffing whale

19. 1sc in each of the next 2sts. sc2tog. repeat 5x <10>

20. 1sc in every st around <10>

21. 1sc in every st around <10>

22. 1sc in every st around <10>

23. 1sc in every st around <10>

24. Stuff whale a bit more. Switch to 4.0mm (G) hook and Ch7. 1sc in each st back down <6>, 1sc in next st (on body of whale). sc2tog. 1sc in next st. Ch7. 1sc in each st back down <6>. 1sc in the next st (on body of whale) sc2tog 2x. 

25. Working up the 1st ch. 2sc in next st. 2hdc in next st. 2dc in each of the next 2sts. 2hdc in next st. 2sc in next st. Ch1 at top

26. working back down other side. 2sc in next st. 2hdc in next st. 2dc in each of the next 2sts. 2hdc in next st. 2sc in next st. 

27. sc3tog (on body of whale) and work back up the other ch 2sc in next st. 2hdc in next st. 2dc in each of the next 2sts. 2hdc in next st. 2sc in next st. Ch1 at top

28. working back down other side. 2sc in next st. 2hdc in next st. 2dc in each of the next 2sts. 2hdc in next st. 2sc in next st. 

29. sc3tog and then sl st into the st directly across from where you are (between either fin. Fasten off, secure and weave in ends

I hope you enjoyed my first amigurmi free crochet pattern for Migi the Whale.

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Have fun and as always…

happy hookin’

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Jennifer Dickerson August 6, 2013 at 9:08 am

Hi Lorene!

Saw your comment on the stitch and unwind blog post and wanted to stop by and introduce myself too! Love your site, just bookmarked it :)

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Lorene August 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

Thank you Jennifer. I wrote on your fb page last night too!!! I’m so honored to be included with everyone on this list. I am friends with Tamrara of Moogly but I haven’t had the opportunity to work with anyone else on the list. If there is anything you would ever like to collaborate on please let me know.

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Kristi September 29, 2013 at 10:03 am

The tail portion is brilliant!

I know that adjective has been overused, but it was the best one I could come up with as I was making it! I added a few stitches to bind the tail in the direction I wanted…now to add fins and it will be finished! Great job and thank you for sharing!

New fan/reader from the FB book Crochet Lounge,

~Kristi/rengawk

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Lorene September 29, 2013 at 11:34 am

Thank you, I’m so glad you liked it!

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Sharon March 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm

My 10th grandchild is due in Aug and the theme is whales, dolphins etc. This is perfect. Thank you

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Lorene March 24, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Congratulations. I’m expecting my third and I’m considering doing an underwater theme as well.

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Noelle Lewis May 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm

So adorable, and how nice of you to share the pattern! Since you posted a suggested retail price, are you okay with people selling items made from your pattern?

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Lorene May 5, 2014 at 9:53 am

You are free to sell ANY finished item made from ANY of my patterns… I always appreciate pattern credit if you feel so inclined.

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Clotilde/Craftybegonia July 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Super cute, repinned to my popular Amigurumi Pinterest board!

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