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Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Spinrite
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Bernat Handicrafter DeLux 5 oz; 236 yds:
    Contrast A Avocado: 1 skein
    Contrast B Cloves: 1 skein
    Contrast C Black: 1 skein
  • Lily® Sugar ‘n Cream® Super Size 4 oz; 200 yds:
    Contrast D White: 1 skein
  • Size U.S. G/6 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stuffing
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE: 15 sc and 16 rows = 4"

Top Shell
Hexagons
(make 7)
With A, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as last sl st. (1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) 5 times. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. (Ch 2. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc) 5 times. Ch 2. Join with sl st to first sc. Break A.
5th rnd: Join B with sl st to any ch-2 sp. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp. (1 sc in each sc to next ch-2 sp. 3 sc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times. 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Join Hexagons as follows:
Place RS of Hexagons tog. Working into back loops only through both thicknesses, join B with sl st through corresponding corner sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in each of next 6 sc to next corner. Rep from * as needed to join Hexagons.

Edging: (RS). Working into back loops only, join B with sl st in marked sc as shown on diagram. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. *1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 1 dc in next sc. Dc3tog over next sc, joining sp and next sc of next Hexagon. 1 dc in next sc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc.** 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. Rep from * 4 times more, then rep from * to ** once. 1 sc in each of last 6 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Belly
With A, ch 5.
1st rnd: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 2 ch. 3 sc in last ch. Working in opposite side of ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to first sc. 10 sc.
Note: Work all following rows into back loops only.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 3 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 14 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc.* 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * to * once more. Join with sl st to first sc. 26 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc.* 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 34 sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc.* 1 sc in each of next 12 sc. Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of last 4 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 42 sc.
7th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc.* 1 sc in each of next 16 sc. Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of last 6 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 50 sc.
8th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 11 sc. *(3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc) twice. 3 sc in next sc.* 1 sc in each of next 20 sc. Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of last 8 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 62 sc.
9th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in each of next 9 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 68 sc.
10th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 10 sc. Rep from * to last 7 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of last 6 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 74 sc.
11th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in each of next 11 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 80 sc.
12th rnd:
Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 12 sc. Rep from * to last 8 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of last 7 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 86 sc.
13th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in each of next 13 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 92 sc.
14th rnd:
Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 14 sc. Rep from * to last 9 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of last 8 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 98 sc. Fasten off.

Head
**With B, ch 18. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring, taking care not to twist ch.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in first ch. *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to last ch. Ch 1. Miss last ch. Join A with sl st to first sc. 18 sts.
2nd rnd: With A, sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last sc. Ch 1. Miss last sc. Join B with sl st to first sc.**
3rd rnd: With B, sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *(Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. Miss next sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) all in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * once more. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. Miss last sc. Join A with sl st to first sc. 22 sts. Break B.
4th rnd: As 2nd rnd.
5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with 1 sc in last ch-1 sp. Join with sl st to first sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc) twice. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
7th and 8th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
9th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 10 sc. (2 sc in next sc) twice. 1 sc in each of last 11 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 26 sc.
10th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 10 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of last 11 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 28 sc. Fasten off.

Top of Head: 1st row: (RS). Miss first 5 sc. Join A with sl st to next sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 1 dc in each of next 8 sc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Turn. Place marker on next unworked st and leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 1. Sl st in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Hdc2tog. 1 dc in each of next 8 sts. Hdc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Sl st in next st. Turn.
3rd row:
Ch 1. Miss first sl st. Sl st in next sc. 1 sc in next st. 1 hdc in next st. Dc2tog. 1 dc in each of next 4 sts. Dc2tog. 1 hdc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Sl st in next st. Fasten off.
Lower Mouth: 1st row: (RS). Join A with sl st to marked sc. 1 sc in next sc (beside marked sc). 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. Sl st in last sc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. Miss first sl st. Sl st in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. 1 hdc in each of next 4 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Sl st in next sc. Fasten off.
Inner Mouth: 1st rnd: (RS). Working in back loops only, join C with sl st in corner of Lower Mouth. Ch 1. Work 10 sc across Lower Mouth, then work 14 sc across Top of Head. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. Sc2tog over same sc as last sl st and next sc. 1 hdc in each of next 6 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 hdc in next sc. Hdc2tog. 1 dc in each of next 4 sc. Hdc2tog. 1 hdc in next sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off leaving a long end. Push end to inside of Head.
Turn Head inside out. Using end, join sides on Inner Mouth with 1 row of sl st. Fasten off. Turn Head right-side out. Stuff Head.

Eyes (make 2)
With C, ch 2.
1st rnd: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
With C, embroider pupil with straight st.

Tail
Work from ** to ** as given for Head.
3rd rnd: With B, as 2nd rnd.
4th to 7th rnds: As 2nd and 3rd rnds twice more.
8th rnd: With A, sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. Sc2tog over next 2 ch-1 sps. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Rep from * once more. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss last sc. Join B with sl st to first sc. 14 sts. Break A.
9th rnd: With B, as 2nd rnd.
10th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with 1 sc in last ch-1 sp. Join with sl st to first sc.
11th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. (1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sts.
12th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
13th rnd:
Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 10 sts.
14th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. (Sc2tog) 4 times. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 6 sts.
15th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 4 sts. Fasten off leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts. Stuff Tail.

Flipper Legs
(make 4)
Work from ** to ** as given for Head.
3rd rnd: With B, as 2nd rnd. Break B.
4th rnd: As 2nd rnd.
5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with 1 sc in last ch-1 sp. Join with sl st to first sc.
6th and 7th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
8th to 13th rnds: Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. 2 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sts. Fasten off at end of 13th rnd leaving a long end.
Turn Leg inside out. Using end, fold Leg flat and join sides on with 1 row of sl st. Fasten off. Turn Leg right-side out. Stuff Leg.

FINISHING
Sew Eyes in position. Sew Belly to Top Shell with an overlap of approx 1/2" around shell edge and leaving an opening to insert stuffing. Stuff and sew opening closed. Sew Flipper Legs, Head and Tail in position.

Size: Approx. 12-1/2" long.

STITCH GLOSSARY
Approx
= Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Dc2(3)tog = (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) in each of next 2(3) stitches. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
Hdc = Half double crochet
Hdc2tog = (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) in each of next 2(3) stitches. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sc = Single crochet
Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Scbp = Insert hook from back to front to back around post of sc. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook.
Sl st = Slip stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
Sts = Stitch(es)
Yoh = Yarn over hook

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