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Tiny Seal

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Learn to crochet this tiny seal to make as a keepsake stuffed toy for a child or new baby. This adorable seal amigurumi pattern from Leanna Booth is easy to make and hard to resist cuddling.
 

Tiny Seal
 

Materials:

  • 8 Ply Yarn (about 20g - 1oz)
  • Size 5.00mm crochet hook (UK 6, US 8)
  • Beads or safety eyes
  • Black thread or safety nose
  • Stuffing

(For US read sc for dc)

Instructions:

  1. Make 3 ch, ss into first chain to form a ring
     
  2. 6dc into ring
     
  3. 2dc into each dc, ss into 1st dc, 1ch (marker)
     
  4. 1dc into each dc (13), ss into ch, 1ch (marker)
     
  5. 2dc into first 5sts (to shape top of head) 1dc into next 9 sts, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker)
     
  6. 2dc into 1st 10sts, 1dc into next 9sts, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker)
     
  7. 1dc into 1st st, (miss 1dc, 1dc in next st) 10 times, 1dc in next 9 sts, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker)
  8. 1dc into each st (21dc) ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker)
     
  9. Repeat Row 8 twice
     
  10. (Miss 1dc, 1dc in next st) 11 times, miss 1dc, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker)
     
  11. 2dc in each st to end, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker)
     
  12. 1dc in each st to end, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker)
     
  13. (STUFF HEAD) (attach safety eyes/nose here)
     
  14. 2dc in 1st st, (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 5 times, 1 dc in each st to end, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker)
     
  15. 1dc in each st to end, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker)
     
  16. 1dc in 1st st, (miss 1dc, 1dc in next 2 sts) 6 times, 1dc in each st to end, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker) 1dc in each st to end, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker)
     
  17. Miss 1dc (1dc in next 5sts, miss 1dc) 4 times, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker) 
     
  18. (Miss 1dc, 1dc in next 4 sts) 4 times, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker)
     
  19. (Miss 1dc, 1dc in next 4 sts) 4 times, 1dc in next st, ss into 1ch, 1ch (marker)
     
  20. 1dc in each st (10) (STUFF BODY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, tail flippers are not stuffed)
     
  21. 1dc in next 9dc as 23
     
  22. 1dc in 1st st, 3dc in next st, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, 3dc in next st, 1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st
     
  23. 1dc in next 4 sts, turn and dc in middle st of other side, dc in next 4 sts
     
  24. dc in next 7 sts, (miss 1dc, 1dc in next st) 3 times, finish by pulling yarn through last stitch, cut, leave a length of yarn - sew inside of flippers with this yarn to finish off.
     
  25. Re-join yarn next to 1st flipper, dc in next 6 sts - Repeat row 27

Front Flippers (Make 2)

  1. 9ch, join with a ss into 1st stitch to make a circle
     
  2. 1 dc in next 9 sts, ss into 1st dc
     
  3. 1 dc in next 4 sts (2dc in next st) twice, 1 dc in next 3 sts, ss into 1st dc
     
  4. Miss 1dc, 1dc in next 2dc, (2dc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts) twice, miss 1dc, ss into 1st st
     
  5. Do 1 round (10 sts) ss in next st
     
  6. 2dc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, (miss 1dc, 1dc in next st) twice, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, miss 1dc, ss in next st
     
  7. 2dc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, miss 1dc, 1dc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, miss ss, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, miss 1dc, 1dc in next st, 1dc in next 3 sts, ss in next st.
     
  8. Fasten off, leave long end. Sew end together.
     
  9. Sew on bead eyes and nose or embroider. Sew on flippers just under neck indent.
     
  10. Embroider flippers if you wish.
     
  11. If you are using safety eyes, attach these before stuffing the head at row 12

 

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I am nearly done with this seal and I HAVE to finish it as a promised gift to my granddaughter! Honestly, it is as bad as they are saying in the comments. I can crochet anything and lucky for me because I have to make up my own ending for this one. I taught myself to crochet when I was a teenager and am 63 now so I have alot of experience under my belt but someone just starting out will not be able to do this. I have already made major adjustments throughout, starting at the increases at the head. I appreciate the free pattern and it really will be cute when finished but more due to my own efforts at this point! Everyone remember that English crochet instructions call our SC a DC and a DC a TC. I think that in this case, there are just too many errors in the written pattern itself. I never comment on a free pattern but alot of people will want to make this because it is so cute! There need to be warnings about what to expect. Thumbs down, sadly!

This pattern is wrong in so many ways...

This pattern looks cute. I've always loved baby seals. I was thinking of making this project but from the comments, it looks like the directions are confusing. Not only that, but if you have to "translate" from English to American measurements, it's going to be even more confusing. Maybe I'll give it a try though, as it seems to be a quick project.

Stumped on Row 21: 1 dc in next 9 dc as 23 Does this mean to finish this row with the instructions on Row 23? AND Row 25: re-join yarn next to 1st flipper, dc in next 6 sts - repeat Row 27. I am assuming repeat Row 21? Could you also send to my email at rubiroo@yahoo.com as well as post? This little seal is sooo adorable as is...Thank you!

Sorry. After the 6 DC it says 2 DC in each stitch, which I would count as 12 stitches not 13.

I haven't crochet this pattern but I know from other patterns you start out with either 2 or 3 single crochets that counts as a stitch. Then when you DS 2 in each of 6 stitches then you would have 13. I may be wrong but that is the way I do mine. Most patterns read count the c chain as the first stitch.

I don't understand Row 4. Does the (13) mean you should have 13 stitches. How do you get 13 if you start with 6 DC in the ring and then DC in each stitch? What am I missing?

Can anyone figure out how to make the second flipper since it just says "Re-join yarn next to 1st flipper, dc in next 6 sts - Repeat row 27". I can not figure where to join or how to make the flipper with just one row. Thank you, ladypj54 phelps120@comcast.net

AWWW! This is the cutest crochet FREE seal pattern i've ever seen!

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