Friday, January 21, 2011

Simple Seahorse Pattern

This is a free pattern for an adorable little seahorse. Ain't it just precious? I'm rather fond of this aquatic creature. Hopefully you are, too! :D

 


Finished seahorse is approx. 5 ½ in. tall

Materials:
G/6 Hook (4.25mm)
1 skein of any Worsted Weight yarn
Small amount of black
Fiberfill
Yarn needle
Stitch marker (optional)

Abbreviations:
ch=chain
sc=single crochet
dc=double crochet
2sctog=single crochet decrease
sl st=slip stitch

Gauge is unimportant. Just keep stitches
tight so stuffing doesn't show.

Pattern is worked in a continuous spiral.
Do not join rounds.

Head/Body/Tail:
1. 6 sc using magic ring technique (6)

2. 2 sc in each sc (12)

3. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 4 dc in next sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, 4 dc in next sc,
2 sc in each of next 5 sc (28)

4. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sctog twice, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2sctog twice, 1
sc in each of next 10 sc (24)

5-10. 1 sc in each sc (24)

11. 2sctog 12 times (12)

Stuff head

12. 2 sc in each sc (24)

13-17. 1 sc in each sc (24)

18. 1 sc in each of next 22 sc, 2sctog (23)

19. 2sctog 3 times, 1 sc in each of next 15 sc, 2sctog (19)

20. 1 sc in next sc, 2sctog, 1 sc in each of next 16 sc (18)

21. 1 sc in each sc (18)

22. *1 sc in next sc, 2sctog* 6 times (12)

23. 1 sc in each sc (12)

Stuff body

24. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2sctog* 3 times (9)

25. *1 sc in next sc, 2sctog* 3 times(6)

26-30. 1 sc in each sc (6)

Stuff base of tail lightly

31. *1 sc in next sc, 2sctog* twice (4)

32-36. 1 sc in each sc (4)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail
Weave yarn up through tail and pull to curl


Snout:
1. 12 sc using magic ring technique (12)

2. In back loops only, 2sctog 6 times (6)

3-4. 1 sc in each sc (6)

5. *1 sc, 2sctog* twice (4)

6. 2 sc in each sc (8)

7. 2 sc in each sc (16)

8. sl st in each sc (16)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail


Fin: (Leave a long starting tail)
1. ch 5, sc in 2

2. 1 dc in first sc, 1 dc in each of next 2 sc, 2 dc in last sc (6)

Fasten off


Eye: (Make 2)
1. With black, 3 sc using magic ring technique , switching back to main color at
the end of last sc (3)

2. 2 sc in each sc (6)

sl st in next sc and fasten off, leaving a long tail


Assembly:
Using pictures as a guide, sew snout onto head, sew eyes on either side of head,
sew fin onto back of body. Weave in ends.

Copyright © 2011 Roxanne Hand
Don't redistribute this pattern, link back to this page. You can sell what you make from this pattern.

3 comments:

  1. Too cute! Keep up the good work.

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  2. Very cute. The only bit I have problems with is round 3. Following your pattern, round 3 makes 26 stitches, not 28. This obviously impacts on the rest of the pattern. Thanks for sharing. x

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  3. Actually Round 3 should be 26 stitches since Round 4 is 24 and you have gotten rid of 2 stitches in Round 4. She just wrote 28 instead of 26 if I am right. Or am I wrong?

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