SHARK WEEK! Free pattern and crochet roundup

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A few weeks ago, I made myself a little goldfish to put in a plastic fish bowl for my grandson. My boyfriend said he wanted one for his desk, but I decided he needed a shark instead. I worked up this quick little shark for him, and in honor of Shark Week, I wanted to share it.

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This is a quick and easy pattern, but I love his toothy grin.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

4.25 MM (G) crochet hook

Caron Simply Soft yarn in Grey Heather

15mm safety eyes

White and black embroidery thread

Yarn needle

Poly-fil

Body:

ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Inc, 1 sc , repeat around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Inc, 2 sc, repeat around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Inc, 3 sc, repeat around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Inc, 4 sc, repeat around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Rows 6-11: Sc around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Attach eyes between rows 4 and 5. Sew on eyebrows and teeth. Begin stuffing with poly-fil. Stop periodically to stuff as you go.

Row 12: Dec, 4 sc, repeat around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Rows 13-15: Sc around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 16: Dec, 3 sc, repeat around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Rows 17-18: Sc around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 19: Dec, 2 sc, repeat around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 20: Sc around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Finish stuffing.

Row 21: Dec, 1 sc, repeat around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 22: Dec around. Sl st to first sc, tie off.

Side Fins (make 2):

ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3:  Inc in each sc around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc around. Sl st to first sc, tie off.

Flatten, do not stuff, and sew evenly onto sides of shark.

Top Fin:

ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3:  Inc in each sc around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Inc, 1 sc, repeat around. Sl st to first sc, tie off.

Flatten, do not stuff, and sew onto top of shark.

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And there’s your little, mini shark. Be sure to check out these other shark patterns from these wonderful crocheters.

Crochet Amigurami Shark by 1 Dog Woof

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I love this cute, round shark. It reminds me of the narwhal I made last year. I’ll have to work on getting  my narwhal pattern posted, but in the meantime, I think he could use a shark friend.

Shark Time Pouch on Moogly

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This is such a cute idea, but I think when I make it, I’ll use it to store all of my crochet hooks.

Shark Snuggle Sack by the Crochet Crowd

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There are many patterns for things like this on the internet, but I love the Crochet Crowd because they also include video tutorials for right-handed AND left-handed crocheters.

Crochet Shark Hat by Repeat Crafter Me

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For the longest time, hats were the main things that I made. I’ve been making a lot of other things lately, but in the fall I’ll go back to making hats. This one is at the top of my list. I absolutely love it!

Crochet Gummy Shark Scarf by Twinkie Chan

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My daughter used to love eating gummy sharks. I think she would flip for a gummy shark scarf. Twinkie Chan has some of the best patterns. Although this one is a paid pattern, it’s totally worth it.

Crochet Shark Slippers by Stacie L. Ratcliff

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This is another paid pattern, but how could you resist these adorable shark slippers? The pattern comes in infant, women’s and men’s sizes. I might need to make some for my grandson, and some for my son.

Seen any other great shark patterns? Go find me on Facebook and share them with me.

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