Whale applique with a happy face in dark blue.

HOW TO CROCHET A WHALE APPLIQUE

Close up of whale crochet applique

Welcome to the final sneak peek applique pattern release of my baby blanket! The entire blanket was inspired by our new nephew! His nursery is a beautiful whale theme and I wanted to have the center of the blanket focusing on this one whale!

It comes together pretty easily and can be used for a blanket and even a pillow for a matching set for moms rocking chair!

I hope you guys enjoy this whale that was so fun to create! I will be sharing the final blanket here on my blog on July 19, 2019!

Here is The Finished Blanket!

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Happy crocheting!

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in colors: ( I used a mix of brands Red heart for both blues and lion brand for black and white yarn)
  • Black – for eyes
  • Blue – for whale body
  • Light Blue – for the 3 water splashes
  • White – for whales belly
  • H 8 – 5.00 mm Hook
  • Yarn needle

 

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

MC – magic circle/ ring

SC – single crochet

DC – double crochet

HDC – half double crochet

Sl St – slip stitch

FO – fasten off

Sts – stitches

Sc Dec – single crochet two stitches together.

2SC – make two single crochet stitches in the same stitch.

Dc Dec – single crochet two stitches together.

2DC – make two single crochet stitches in the same stitch.

 

Measurements:

Whale Body measures approximately 7” by 11”

 

Whale Body:

CH 30

Row 1 – SC in 2nd CH from the hook to the end. CH 3, turn. (29)

Row 2 -DC across. CH 3, turn.

Row 3 – DC across. CH 3, turn.

Row 4 – DC in 10 sts, Sl st in the next 4 sts, DC in 14 sts, 2DC in the last st.

This will start shaping the whale’s head.

Row 5 – 2DC in the 1st sts, DC in 14 sts. CH 3, turn. (17).

Row 6 – 2DC, DC in 15 sts, 2DC. CH 3, turn. (19)

Row 7 – 2DC in the 1st st, DC in 17 sts, 2DC in the last st. CH 3, turn. (21)

Row 8 – 2DC in the first st, DC in 19 sts, 2DC in the last st. CH 3, turn. (23)

Row 9 – DC across. CH 3, turn.

Row 10 – DC across. CH 3, turn.

Row 11 – Dc Dec, DC in 19, Dc Dec. CH 3, turn. (21)

Row 12 – Dc Dec, DC in 17, Dc Dec. CH 3, turn. (19)

Row 13 – 2(Dc Dec), DC in 11, 2(Dc Dec). CH 3, turn. (13)

Row 14 – 2(Dc Dec), DC in 7, 2(Dc Dec). CH 3, turn. (11)

Row 15 – 2(Dc Dec), DC in 3, 2(Dc Dec). FO (7) 

Row 15

Join to the 1st DC made in Row 4. This will begin shaping the whale’s tail.

Row 1 – CH 3. DC across (10)

Row 2 – DC across. CH 3 (10)

Row 3 – Dc Dec, DC in 6, Dc Dec. CH 3, turn. (8)

Row 4 – DC across. CH 3, turn. (8)

Row 5 – Dc Dec, DC in 4 sts, Dc Dec. CH 3, turn. (6)

Row 6 – Dc Dec, DC in 2 sts, Dc Dec. CH 3, turn. (4)

You will start to work the first right-side fin next.

Row 7 – DC in the next 2 sts, CH 3, turn.

Row 8 – 2DC in the 2 sts. CH3, turn. (4)

Row 9 – 2DC, DC in 2 sts, 2DC in last st. CH 3, turn. (6)

Row 10 – Dc Dec, DC in 2, Dc Dec

Row 11 – 2(Dc Dec). CH 3, turn.

Row 12 – Dc Dec. FO

Left Second fin:

Join to the DC in the middle and repeat Rows 7 – 12

DO NOT FASTEN OFF

CH 1, SC around the whale, Sl st to the first SC, FO

Whale eyes: Make 2

  • Create Magic Circle
  • 8 HDC in MC. FO. Leave a long tail for sewing.

 

Mouth:

Sew mouth with Black yarn Using a yarn needle or surface slip stitch.

Water Splash for the top of the head: Make 3

CH 5

  1. SC in 4 sts. CH 1, turn.
  2. SC in 4 sts. CH 1, turn.
  3. SC in 4 sts. CH 1, turn.
  4. SC in 4 sts. CH 1, turn.
  5. SC in 4 sts. CH 1, turn.
  6. 2(Sc Dec) (2)
  7. Sc Dec, CH 1, turn and SC around, Sl st to the first SC. FO. Leave a long tail for sewing.

 

White belly:

CH 20

  1. SC in the 3rd chain from the hook to the end. CH 1, turn (18)
  2. 2(Sc Dec), SC in 10, 2(Sc Dec). CH 1, turn (14)
  3. 2(Sc Dec), SC in 6, 2(Sc Dec). CH 1, turn (10)
  4. 5(Sc Dec). CH 1, turn. (5)
  5. 2(Sc Dec), SC in the last st. CH 1, SC around. FO. Sew on the bottom centered with the whale’s head.

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