We are kicking off the year-long Under the Sea CAL Blanket with a Crochet Starfish to adorn our first square! This smiling starfish is super quick to crochet and I suggest making two so you can sew one on the front and back of the water bubble square.
Not sure what I’m talking about?
Let me introduce you to the FREE 2024 Under the Sea Crochet-Along!
Over the next 12 months I will be crocheting an adorable ocean creature that will fit on a crochet square that looks like a water bubble. At the end of the year I will stitch them all together to make a blanket!
Right now our ocean friends are just fun clip art images but each month I will transform them into cute crochet sea creature appliqués. The walrus, stingray, and orca (which can also be a dolphin by changing the colors) will be our bonus patterns!
You can get started on crocheting all of your water bubble squares now. Get the Circle in a Square Water Bubble pattern HERE.
FAQ: Can you give me the yarn color list and amounts for the entire project?
Answer: Unfortunately I do not have the yarns picked out yet. I am crocheting these as I go month to month. This is not a finished project. We are crocheting this together! I am using Red Heart Super Saver yarn for the entire blanket so you can pick and choose your colors based on the clip art image above if you’d like. In addition, the water bubble squares can be crocheted all at once since they are the backdrop to all the sea creatures. I have details about the yarn colors and how much you will need for the squares HERE on the water bubble pattern page.
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in color Carrot Orange.
Shop all colors of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn HERE
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Long strand of black yarn for the eyes/mouth
– Tapestry Needle
Finished Size of Starfish: Approximately 7 x 7 inches
Follow the video tutorial or the pattern and photo tutorial below!
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 3: SC in each stitch around, join, (20 SC)
Round 4: Chain 8, SC in second chain from hook, HDC in next 3 stitches, DC in last 3. Now you have made one of the points of the star. Skip three stitches and join with a slip stitch to the next stitch. Now Chain 8 and repeat process until you have all 5 points. Join, chain 1
Round 5: SC in each stitch around all the edges of the 5 points, making 3 SC all in one stitch at the top of each point, join to first SC, chain 1
Round 6: SC one more time around all the edges of the 5 points, making 2 SC at the top of each point, join, fasten off leaving long tail.
With your tapestry needle and a long strand of black yarn, stitch on two eyes on either side of round 2 and a smiling mouth between rounds 2 and 3 under the eyes. My goal is to avoid using safety eyes and noses for this project and I think this will be a good way to improve on those embroidery skills.
The links to all the patterns in this project will be available in one spot HERE on the Under the Sea CAL Landing Page.
The next sea creature will be posted in February! Happy
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