I had a whale-y good time coming up with the pattern for Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwal. This is my first published amigurumi pattern that I’ve designed that isn’t a cactus so I’m pretty excited about these guys. They are easily customized by adding bows, eyelashes etc. and they would make a cute baby shower gift or child’s gift. (If you are giving as a gift to a child, I would recommend embroidering eyes as safety eyes can be dangerous for young children).
I feel like I can’t move in my house without finding one of these guys laying around. Once my kids saw what I was making, they each wanted one. Add in the extras I made to test the pattern and get it just right and there are a lot of whales. So I’m happy to say that I finally have it done and I won’t be making any more whales (at least for a week or two because I have a whale of a time making them).
For this pattern you’ll need to know how to make a magic circle, single crochet, slip stitch, single crochet increase and single crochet decrease. Althought not necessary, you should know how to do the ultimate finish to get the best looking end to your tail fins. Planet June has a great tutorial and I highly recommend checking it out if you don’t already know how to do this technique. Check out Planet June’s Ultimate Finish Tutorial here.
Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhal are made from the same pattern, just done in different colours and Ned is given a tusk to make him a Narwhal. I hope you enjoy making your own whales. Share them on Instagram by tagging me or using the hashtag #theloopylamb.
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Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhal Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Worsted Weight Yarn in Teal and White for Ned and Pink for Wanda. I used Loops and Thread Impeccable in Aqua and White https://amzn.to/2XCahW0 for Ned and Loops and Thread Arbor Rose for Wanda.
- 3.5 mm crochet hook
- 9mm safety eyes
- Polyester Stuffing
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- Stitch Markers
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
MC = Magic Circle
SL ST = slip stitch
FO = Finish Off
Size: One Size – approximately 7.5” long from head to tail and 4.5” from pectoral fin to pectoral fin.
- Both Wanda and Ned are made from the same pattern but to make Ned, you’ll need to make the tusk in order to make Ned. Wanda is Pink and Ned is Teal.
- When finishing off your tail fins, I recommend using the ultimate finish technique. You can find a wonderful tutorial for this technique HERE via the Planet June website.
Row 1: Using your main colour, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Row 2: SCINC x 6 (12)
Row 3: (SCINC, SC1) x 6 (18)
Row 4: SC1, SCINC, (SC2, SCINC) x 5, SC1 (24)
Row 5: (SC3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
Row 6: SC2, SCINC (SC4, SCINC) x 5, SC2 (36)
Row 7: (SC5, SCINC) x6 (42)
Rows 8 – 21: SC around (42) – Insert safety eyes in stitch 21 and with 40 of Row 15.
Row 22: (SC5, SCDEC) x 3, SC21 (39)
Row 23: SC around (39)
Row 24: (SC4, SCDEC) x 3, SC21 (36)
Row 25: SC around (36)
Row 26: SC2, SCDEC, (SC3, SCDEC) x 3, SCDEC, SC15 (31)
*Start stuffing, adding a bit more stuffing every few rows. Stuff firmly.*
Row 27: SC around (31)
Row 28: (SCDEC, SC2) X 4, SCDEC, SC13 (26)
Row 29: SC around (26)
Row 30: (SCDEC, SC1) X 4, SCDEC, SC10, SCDEC (20)
Row 31: SC around (20)
Row 32: (SCDEC, SC1) X 3, SCDEC, SC5, SCDEC X2 (14)
Row 33 – 35: SC around (14)
Row 36: SCDEC, SC5, SCDEC, SC5 (12)
Row 37: SC around (12)
Row 38: SCDEC, SC4, SCDEC, SC4 (10)
Row 39: (SCINC) X 2, SC2, (SCINC) X 3, SC2, SCINC (16)
Row 40: SC around (16)
Row 41: SC4, (SCINC) x 2, SC6, (SCINC) X 2, SC2 (20)
Row 42: (SCINC) X 4, SC6, (SCINC) X4, SC6 (28)
Row 43: SC around (28)
Row 44: SC11, SLST through 12TH and 25TH STS together. Place a stitch marker in stitch 24. Turn work and work right tail fin in the next stitch to the left of the SL ST. SC2 (14)
Row 45: SC4, SCDEC, SC5, skip SL ST from previous round, SC 2 (12)
Row 46: (SCDEC, SC2) X 3 (9)
Row 47: (SCDEC, SC1) X 3 (6)FO and weave in ends.
LEFT TAIL FIN
Row 1: Attach yarn into stitch 24 of Row 44. SC in that stitch and place a stitch marker (this is now your first stitch). SC around (13) * Start stuffing, adding a bit more stuffing every few rows. Stuff firmly.*
Row 2: SC6, SCDEC, SC5 (12)
Row 3: (SCDEC, SC2) x3 (9)
Row 4: (SCDEC, SC1) x 3 (6)
FO and weave in ends.
PECTORAL FINS (make 2)
Row 1: MC 5 (5)
Row 2: (SCINC) x 5 (10)
Row 3: SC around (10)
Row 4: (SCINC, SC4) x2 (12)
Row 5 – 6: SC around (12)
Row 7: (SC4, SCDEC) x 2 (10)
Row 8: (SC3, SCDEC) x 2 (8)
FO leaving a long tail to sew fin on to the body. Sew a fin on either side of the body
TUSK (optional for if you’re making Ned the Narwhal)
Row 1: Using white yarn, leave a long enough chain to sew the horn onto the body, CH12. Join with SL ST to the first CH to make a circle, taking care not to twist your chain. (12)
Row 2: CH 1, SC in the 1st stitch and in each stitch around. Do not join at the end of the round. (12)
Row 3: (SC4, SCDEC) x 2 (10)
Row 4: SC around (10)
Row 5: (SC3, SCDEC) x 2 (8)
Row 6: SC around (8)
Row 7: (SC2, SCDEC) x 2 (6)
Row 8: SC around (6)
Row 9: (SC1, SCDEC) x 2 (4)
FO and weave in ends. Sew onto the middle of the head and weave in ends.
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