Seahorse

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These little seahorses are part of a fun set I just did called Under the Sea. This finished pattern measures approximately 8 inches long.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

dc: double 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:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

12mm safety eyes

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

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, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 3-5: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 11-14: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Stop at this point and insert safety eyes between rows 10 and 11 with 12 stitches between them. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 20: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut and tie off.

Tail and 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, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

Rows 2-6: Sc in each stitch around. (4 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

Rows 8-12: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Rows 14-15: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Row 16: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 17: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 18: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (12 stitches)

Row 19: Sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Row 20: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (14 stitches)

Row 21: Sc in each stitch around. (14 stitches)

Stop at this point and stuff with poly-fil, leaving the first few rows unstuffed. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 22: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (16 stitches)

Row 23: Sc in each stitch around. (16 stitches)

Row 24: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (18 stitches)

Row 25: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 26: Sc in first 8 stitches, inc in next 5 stitches, sc in last 7 stitches. (25 stitches)

Row 27: Sc in first 10 stitches, inc in next 5 stitches, sc in last 10 stitches. (30 stitches)

Rows 28-32: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 33: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 34-35: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 36: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 37-38: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 39: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 40-41: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Position and sew head onto body. Curl tail and sew in place.

Mane:

Ch 35

Row 1: *Sc in first 2 stitches, dc in next 2 stitches. Repeat from * across.

Tie off. Position and sew onto head and body.

Fins:

Ch 4

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each across. (3 stitches)

Row 2: Work 2 sc’s into first stitch, 2 dc’s into next stitch and 2 sc’s in last stitch. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position and sew onto sides of body.

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If you want to pick up the whole Under the Sea set, you can get it in my Ravelry shop. Check out the other cute animals and mermaids that you can make with this set.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook. If you create any seahorses of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

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