How not to organize your craft room + free pattern

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Today I wanted to tidy up in my craft room. It is actually the office, but also my craft room. Anyway, this is the room where I keep my yarn and currently, it is in a somehow chaotic state. So I decided to tidy up a bit, to bring some order in the chaos.

Full of new motivation and determination I started to tidy up, separate my scar yarn balls into different categories. Colors, weight, type, and so on. It all went smoothly.

For a little while.

Then I got a new idea. Wouldn’t it be fun to make a quick, scrap yarn project? So we all can make something of those little balls of yarn, instead of them just lying there, serving as dust collectors.

What happened next was that I picked up my hook and instead of organising my craft room, I made these little whales.

I am making videos now as well, so I am not only typing up the pattern anymore. No, I make video tutorials. So I had to make a video too and then translate it into German. It took me the whole day!

As you might have figured out by now, my craft room is still in that same chaotic state. But hey, I have a new pattern to share with you all!

Amigurumi whale

Now I want to make more whales in all the colors! This is a project that you can memorise and bring everywhere. The amigurumi whale is made with simple crochet stitches and this is a great beginner-project. But also more experienced crocheters will have fun with this. I did!

Materials

You are going to need some leftover yarn. I used worsted weight, and you only need about 10 g of white and about 15 g of a different color. Also, I used safety eyes and filling materials. Here is a cotton yarn from Lion Brand that you can try.

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Video tutorials in English and German

Note! The tail fin is a little different that in the written pattern. The video has been updated and there is only a small change in the video tutorial

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Crochet pattern written by Ragnhild Hynne Uebler – Yarnhild ©

This pattern is the intellectual property of Yarnhild. The pattern must not be altered, translated, copied, or republished without approval. You are welcome to sell the items that you have made from my patterns, but please be sure to give me credit for the pattern that you sell online. For private use only, no commercial use. 2020 – Yarnhild ©

The amigurumi whale Anton

Abbreviations – US terms

Ch        –           chain


Rnd      –          round


St         –          stitch 


sl st      –          slip stitch 


sc         –          single crochet 


R          –          round 

sc2tog–          single crochet decrease 

sc inc   –          single crochet increase, 2 single crochet in one stitch 

dc        –          double crochet

mr       –          Magic ring 

hdc      –          half double crochet

Yo        –          yarn over  

Materials

Worsted weight yarn in two colors. A = white B = blue/pink 

Filling materials

Crochet hook 3,5 mm

Scissors and stitch marker 

Safety eyes 8 mm

Tapestry needle

About the pattern

The whale is made in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker and move it up as you finish the rounds. The whale consists of 4 parts; the body, the side fins and the tail fin. The finished whale is about 7 cm/ 2.8 inches long. 

Difficulty level: Advanced beginners

Body

Work in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker.  Colors A and B

Start with A: 

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr = 6 sc

Rnd 2: sc inc x 6 = 12 sc

Rnd 3: (1 sc, sc inc) x 6 = 18 sc

Rnd 4: (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 = 24 sc

Change to color B

Rnd 5- 8: 1 sc in each st (4 rounds) = 24 sc

Fasten safety eyes between rows 5 and 6, 5 sc stitches space between. If you use smaller eyes, but them closer together. 

Rnd 9: (2 sc, sc2tog) x 6 = 18 sc

Add stuffing here

Rnd 10: (1 sc, sc2tog) x 6 = 12 sc

Rnd 11: sc2tog x 6 = 6 sc

Sl st in the first st, fasten off and weave in ends.

Side fins 

Work in rows

Make 2

In color B

Row 1: ch 4, 1 sc in the 2ndch, 1 hdc in next, 1 dc in the last. Fasten off. Leave a strand for fastening.  

Tail fin

In color B 

Make a magic ring, in the ring: Ch 1, 1 hdc, 2 dc, sl st in the ring, 2 dc, 1 hdc, sl st in the ring. Pull ring closed. Fasten off. Leave a strand for fastening. 

Assembly

Sew on the back fin on rows 5-6 in the middle on the back part of the whale.

Sew on the side fins on rows 5-6. Weave in ends. 

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