How to Make a No-Sew Amigurumi Whale
This post walks you through how to crochet an amigurumi whale. Picture tutorials and written instructions for this pattern helps guide you in making your small crocheted whale.
Want a bigger whale? See my Danny the Whale Pattern here.
Amigurumi is the art of crochet/knitting miniatures. Naturally, everything tiny is considerably cute! It is no secret, I LOVE everything cute! Come on, I know you do too! I mean, you wouldn’t be here on this post if you didn’t right? 🙂
Amigurumi just makes me swoon! Every time I make anything ami it just makes my heart happy. Those tiny miniature creations, so kawaii and so detailed. Oh the details! Details are what bring amigurumi to life, but at the same time, what crocheters dread…especially sewing parts together! Not only does sewing take up time, but – if done wrong – can drastically change how an amigurumi item looks.
Want to see more no-sew patterns? See the no-sew octopus and no-sew pineapple patterns. Warning: prepare for mega cuteness!
NO SEW Amigurumi Whale
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- 0.3 oz Level 4 (worsted weight) yarn in color of your choice and white for the belly. Check out my post about the Best Yarn for Amigurumi here.
- 1.8mm crochet hook
- Polyester fiber fill
- 6mm pair of safety eyes
- Scissors (I got mine from Etsy)
Insert hook into first ch and sl st
R1: Ch 1, 6 sc into circle, sl st into ch 1 (6 st)
R2: Ch 1, 2 sc into each st, sl st into ch 1 (12 st)
R3: Ch 1, *sc, 2 sc. Repeat from * until last st, sl st into ch 1 (18 sc)
R4: Ch 1, *sc, sc, 2 sc. Repeat from * until last st, sl st into ch 1 (24 sc)
R5-7: Ch 1, sc into each st, sl st into ch 1 (24 sc)
Now it’s time for the magic. In working up no sew patterns you are going to need to make use of the front and back loops of your piece to your advantage. In this case I used them to define the fins and tail of the whale.
R8: Ch 1, sc, sc, sc, sc flo, 3 dc into flo, sc flo, sc into next 9 st, sc flo, 3 dc flo, sc flo, sc, sc, sc, sc *sc flo ch 6, dc into 2nd ch from hook, dc, hdc, sc, sc into flo. Repeat from * into last st, sl st into ch 1 with white yarn
Now you are going to want to make use of the back loops – of the stitches you used only the front loops – when going all around. In detail,
R9: Ch 1, sc, sc. Sc into back loop of next three sts from row 7. Sc into next 8 st. Sc into back loop of next three sts from row 7. Sc, sc. Sc into back look of last two sts from row 7, sl st into ch 1 (24 sts)
R10: Ch 1, sc into each st, sl st into ch 1 (24 sts)
Attach safety eyes and insert fiber
R11: Ch 1, *sc, sc, dc2tog using invisible decrease. Repeat from * until end. Sl st into ch 1 (18 sts)
R12: Ch 1, *sc, dc2tog using invisible decrease. Repeat from * until end. Sl st into ch 1. (12 sts).
R13: Ch1, *skip next st, sc. Repeat from * until end. Sl St into ch 1. Fasten off and tuck tail into whale
And there you have it! Your no sew amigurumi whale!
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