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Great Whale Amigurumi

By: Jan Baxter, Guest Contributor

This adorable whale can be crocheted in a short amount of time. It makes for a great gift, especially for someone who loves mammals. His smile will make you smile.

Find this and other fun amigurumi patterns at "19 Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns"!


  • Crochet hook: 4.25mm or G hook
  • 100% acrylic yarn, worsted weight. (Shown: Red Heart Super Saver)
  • Polyester fibrefill
  • Felt, beads, safety eyes or other, for facial features of your choice. (Felt applied with Speed Sew is shown.)

R = round or row
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
tog = together (sc 2 tog = decrease)
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
instructions between * are repeated


R1 - sc 6 in a circle (amigurumi double ring) = 6st
R2 - 2 sc in each st around = 12 st
R3 - *sc 1, 2 sc in next st* = 18 st
R4 - *sc 2, 2 sc in next st* = 24 st
R5 - *sc 3, 2 sc in next st* = 30 st (If using beads for eyes, crochet them in along this row on either side of the face)
R6 to R12 - sc around = 30 st (If using safety eyes, insert them after you've made enough fabric to support the washers)
R13 - *sc 6, sc 2 tog* = 26 st
R14 - *sc 5, sc 2 tog* = 22 st
R15 - sc around = 22 st
R16 - *sc 5, sc 2 tog* = 19 st
R17 - sc around
R18 - *sc 4, sc 2 tog* = 16 st
R19 - sc around = 16 st
R20 - *sc 3, sc 2 tog* = 12 st
R21 to R22 - sc around
Stuff the whale fully now, leaving enough space at the tail to press it flat between your fingers.


Press the tail closed flat, then sc it shut with 6 sc for R1.
R2 - chain 2, dc 2, sl st 2, dc 2, turn.
R3 - chain 2, 2 dc in each of next 2 st, sc, chain 1, 2 dc in next 2 st, turn
R4 - chain 2, 2 dc in each of next 3 st, sc in middle-most stitch post hole, chain 1, 2 dc in last 3 st, (skipping any between middle and last 3)
slip stitch, cut yarn and pull through loop to bind off, weave in end.


Fins (make 2):
Chain 5
sc in 2nd ch from hook, and sc to end. Turn.
sc along other side to end.
3 sc in end stitch.
sc along to end. sl st final stitch, cut and pull through loop to bind off, leaving enough of a tail to sew fin to body where desired. Weave in ends.

Cut out felt facial features if you didn't use beads or safety eyes, and paste them on with speed sew or sew them on.


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In row 13 I start with 30 st from row 12. In row 13 how many times do you repeat *sc6, sc 2 tog* = 26. I can't come up with 26 sts.

I can't find the size of the finished project. Is it there? Am I blind?

I think this is a great gift for a small child, they are usually fascinated with whales from the Jonah Bible story.

I think the Whale is The Best!

I think it means to flatten the bit at the end of the body. (The last step of the first section refers to that part as the tail.)

Whale Amigurumi--are the directions for the tail missing? The instructions --Tail: Press the tail closed flat, then sc it shut with 6 sc for R1--It seems to be telling me to sew the tail before it is made--or are the directions that follow actually the tail instructions--I am confused.


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