Looking for your next crochet plushie or amigurumi pattern? Our crochet whale is one amigurumi that you’ll surely want to add to your collection. It looks cute sitting on a desk, nightstand or just makes a great toy.
If you want an easy amigurumi whale pattern than it doesn’t get much easier than this. We made this pattern with beginners in mind. Our amigurumi whale for beginners just uses a few basic stitches which you most likely already know. Let’s get into making our whale!
Items Needed for Our Crochet Amigurumi Whale Pattern:
You don’t need much for our free crochet whale pattern but you will need a beautiful shade of blue. If you don’t want to make a blue whale, also feel free to make it in any color!
Here is a comprehensive list of everything you’ll need for this pattern –
- We used a US 7 (4.50mm) crochet hook.
- #4 medium/ worst weight yarn – Lighter shades of blue look great!
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
- Black embroidery thread and a thread needle
- Safety eyes (if you don’t have, you can use embroidery thread although it is tough)
- Polyfill stuffing, yarn scraps or miscellaneous stuffing
- Scissors or cutting tool
Compared to some projects, this one is simple! Just one color of yarn and you are good to go. Plus, just think about all the other projects you can use blue yarn on. You could make a whole sea of whales.
Stitch Terms Used In This Pattern
Stitches and abbreviations for our crochet whale:
Sc = Single Crochet
Inv dec = invisible decrease
Mr = Magic Ring
Dc = Double Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Ss = slip stitch
Let’s Start on Our Crochet Whale!
With the yellow yarn, start by making a magic ring.
Round 1: 6 sc into the magic ring (6 stitches total).
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around the magic ring (12 stitches).
Round 3: sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat around (18 stitches).
Round 4: sc 2, 2 sc in the next stitch, repeat sequence 6 times (24 stitches).
Round 5: sc 3, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat sequence 6 times (30 stitches).
Round 6: sc 4, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat sequence 6 times (36 stitches).
Round 7: sc 5, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat sequence 6 times (42 stitches).
Round 8: sc 6, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat sequence 6 times (48 stitches).
Round 9: sc 7, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat sequence 6 times (54 stitches).
Rounds 10 through 19: sc 54 stitches.
Time to Add Our Whale’s Eyes and Mouth
Ok, we’ve made it to a good spot to insert the eyes. The left eye should be roughly between round 10 and 11 from the magic ring. Count from that eye, down and around to the other side roughly 25 stitches and add in your second eye. If you don’t have safety eyes you can also use embroidery thread to sew in eyes but it is much more difficult.
Sew in the mouth, using your black thread two stitches below your eye. Sew down and around to two stitches below the other eye.
Back to the Pattern!
Round 20: sc 7, inv dec 1, repeat sequence 6 times (48 stitches).
Round 21: sc 6, inv dec 1, repeat sequence 6 times (42 stitches).
Rounds 22 and 23: sc 42 stitches.
Stuffing Alert: Pause and add a bit of stuffing.
Round 24: sc 5, inv dec 1, repeat sequence 6 times (36 stitches).
Rounds 25 and 26: sc 36 stitches.
Round 27: sc 4, inv dec 1, repeat sequence 6 times (30 stitches).
Stuffing Alert: Pause, add more stuffing and keep stuffing as we keep working on the pattern.
Rounds 28 through 30: sc 30 stitches.
Round 31: sc 3, inv dec 1, repeat sequence 6 times (24 stitches).
Rounds 32 and 33: sc 24 stitches
Round 34: sc 2, inv dec 1, repeat sequence 6 times (18 stitches).
Rounds 35 through 38: sc 18 stitches
Round 39: sc 1, inv dec 1, repeat sequence 6 times (12 stitches).
Rounds 40 through 42: sc 12 stitches
We’ve made it. Leave a long end of yarn so you can sew close the end. Press close the end, thread your yarn needle and sew close the opening.
Now for the Tail and Fins (We’re Going to Make 4)
Round 1: 5 sc into the magic ring (5 stitches total).
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around the magic ring (10 stitches).
Round 3: sc 10 stitches.
Round 4: sc 1, 2 sc in the next stitch, repeat sequence 5 times (15 stitches).
Rounds 5 through 7: sc 15 stitches.
Round 8: sc 1, inv dec 1, repeat sequence 5 times (10 stitches).
Round 9: sc 10 stitches.
Leave a long yarn end for sewing, cut and tie off your fins and tail. Once you have finished your 4 iterations, sew one fin in each side of the whale’s body. Lastly sew your remaining two pieces on the tail. Each should be even but hanging off the end just a bit. This will ensure you get a great looking tail on your amigurumi whale.
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Did you have fun? We sure did with this one. Once you have made one, you might even want to do another in a different color so your crochet whale has a friend. We hope you found this as one of the more easy amigurumi whale patterns out there.
Let us know how you did and if you found it easy or hard. Also, be sure to share some pictures of your finished project we’d love to see how yours came out!