What started as a “whaley” cute crochet appliqué can quickly be turned into a shark appliqué as well! And I must have good timing because I’m pretty sure it’s Shark Week! They measure about 6×5 inches although you could make them smaller by using thinner yarn and going down a hook size. As you can see the shark is a bit smaller only because the gray yarn was a bit thinner and my tension was tighter. Great project to attach to a hat, blanket, romper and more!
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Periwinkle (Whale) or Light Gray (Shark)
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Shop these colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Safety Eyes
Whale or Shark Body:
Starting with white yarn
Chain 11, SC in second chain from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 6, HDC, SC in last, chain 1, turn
Row 2: 2 SC in first, HDC, DC in next 6, HDC, 2 SC in last, chain 1, turn
Row 3: Add in blue (or gray) yarn but do not fasten off white yarn, 2 SC in first, HDC in next 2, 2 DC in next 6, HDC in next 2, 2 SC in last, chain 1, turn
Row 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, HDC, 2 DC in next + 1 DC in next (do this 4 times), HDC, SC in next 4, 2 SC in last, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC in first 8, HDC, DC in next 8, HDC, SC in last 8, chain 1, turn
Row 6: slip stitch in first 6, SC in next 2, HDC, 2 DC in next 8, HDC, SC in next 2, slip stitch in remaining stitches, join in white yarn and work along bottom edge 3 SC, 10 HDC, 3 SC fasten off and weave in ends.
Whale (and Shark) fins (make 2):
Chain 6, SC in second chain from hook and in next, HDC in next two, DC in last, fasten off
(Make a 3rd fin for top of shark)
Chain 6, SC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in last 4 chains… Chain 6 again, SC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in last 4 chains, join to middle, chain 4, slip stitch back up chain. Fasten off leaving long tail.
Stitch on a cute smile for the whale and jagged teeth for the shark!
I purchased the cartoon safety eyes from Amazon. Find them HERE.