Pink crochet shark with a blue bow on top.

SHARKIE AMIGURUMI SHARK PATTERN

Baby Shark is responsible for inspiring this make!

My daughter was and still is in love with that song and I kinda can see why. It is definitely catchy and super high energy for sure!

So I made my daughter a pink baby amigurumi shark.

Creating amigurumi is so fun to see it come together. This particular amigurumi shark pattern has the option of a white belly, but you can totally make this shark in one solid color and I promise it will turn out just as cute! So if you are a little intimidated by switching colors, I wanted to let you know that you have that option as well! 🙂

Also before we get to the pattern and we are on the subject of sharks I thought it would be cool to share some cool shark facts! Here are some I found interesting after watching a TED talk video on YouTube about them.

  1. Most sharks have good eyesight.

    Most sharks can see well in dark lighted areas, have fantastic night vision, and can see colors.

  2. Sharkskin feels similar to sandpaper.

    Sharkskin feels exactly like sandpaper because it is made up of tiny teeth-like structures called placoid scales, also known as dermal denticles. These scales point towards the tail and help reduce friction from surrounding water when the shark swims.

  3. Sharks can go into a trance. 

    When you flip a shark upside down they go into a trance-like state called tonic immobility. This is the reason why you often see sawfish flipped over when our scientists are working on them in the water.

  4. Sharks have been around for a very long time.

    Based on fossil scales found in Australia and the United States, scientists hypothesize sharks first appeared in the ocean around 455 million years ago.

  5. Sharks fill an important ecological niche as an apex predator.

Although we feel bad for the young seals, the role sharks play in picking off the weakest members of their prey group can be important. “Sharks play a key role in ocean ecosystems,” says Whitney. “Removing them may cause a domino effect that can impact other species, even down to corals and algae.” Without sharks thinning their ranks, large predatory fish can become more abundant; when they start eating more of the fish that typically graze on algae, then the algae might proliferate and out-compete the coral for sunlight.

Materials Needed:

Medium #4 yarn
* Used Caron Simply soft colors:
– Watermelon (Pink) for body
– White for the belly
*stitch marker (a piece of contrasting yarn will work too)
*G-4.00mm hook
*tapestry needle
*poly-fil
*6.00mm safety eyes
*black embroidery yarn for the mouth and gills
*colored embroidery thread for the bow. (optional)
*rattles to put inside (optional)

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st -stitch(es)
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
MC – magic circle
sc inc (xsc)- single crochet increase (two sc in the stitch indicated)
sc2tog – single crochet the next two stitches together.
*Use the invisible decrease (single crochet together the next two sts using only the front loops only.)

Notes:

  • The body of the shark is worked by JOINING IN THE ROUND: When working in the round, you will join your rows with a slip-stitch to the first stitch of the previous round.
  • WORKING IN THE ROUND: The first stitch is ALWAYS in the joining stitch unless otherwise noted. The beginning chains of each row or round NEVER count as the first stitch.
  • All top, arms, and tail fins are worked in the round so I highly recommend using a stitch marker.
  • Please refer to this YouTube video to see the exact method I used for color changes: How to Crochet: Switching Color in the Middle of a Row

Measurements – Shark body is approximately 6 inches long and 2.5 inches in width.🙂

Pattern

Body

1.) 6 sc in MC
2.) 2sc in each st – 12
3.) sc around – 12
4.) *2sc in the first st, sc in the next st. Repeat * 5 more times – 18
5.) sc around – 18
6.) *2sc in the first st, sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat * 5 more times. – 24
7.) sc around – 24
8.) *2sc in the first st, sc in the next 3 sts. Repeat * 5 more times – 30
9.) sc around – 30

Note Join and chain 1 at the end of each round.
Before joining, change your color to WHITE using this seaming less color change method for every color change indicated. Then Join and chain 1. See notes for video reference if needed.

10.) sc in the next 5 sts, switch to pink, sc in the next 20 sts, switch to white, sc in the next 5 sts. Join, ch 1. -30
11.) sc in the next 5 sts, switch to pink, sc in the next 20 sts, switch to white, sc in the next 5 sts. Join, ch 1. -30

Repeat round 11 – 11 more times.

12.) sc in the next 5 sts, switch to pink, sc in the next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 6 sts. Switch to white, sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog. Join, ch 1.
13.) sc2tog, sc in the next 3, switch to pink, sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sts, switch to white, sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog. Join, ch 1.

Place safety eyes and sew on the mouth here. As well as the gills.

14.) sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sts, switch to pink, sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog, switch to white, sc in the next 3 sts. Join, ch 1.

Begin to stuff with poly-fil here and continue adding more as needed until the end.

15.) sc in the next 3 sts, switch to pink, sc in the next st, sc2tog, sc in the next st, sc2tog, sc in the next st, sc2tog, sc in the next st, sc2tog, continue with pink here to the end, sc in the next st, sc2tog. Join, ch1.

Cut off the color white, you will no longer use it from here on out.

Note Join and chain 1 at the end of each round.

16.) sc around – 12
17.) sc around – 12
18.) sc around – 12
19.) sc2tog, sc in the next st, sc2tog, sc in the next st, sc2tog, sc in the next st, sc2tog, sc in the next st. – 8
20.) sc around – 8
21.) sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in the last 2 sts. – 5
22.) sc around. Fasten off. Weave in all the ends.

Note Join and chain 1 at the end of each round.

Top fin – Make 1

1.) 4 sc in MC
2.) 2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next st, 2sc in the next, sc in the last st. – 6
3.) sc around – 6
4.) 2sc, sc in the next 2 sts, 2sc, sc in the last 2 sts. – 8
5.) sc around – 8
6.) *2sc in the first st, sc in the next, repeat * 3 more times – 12

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing on the top of the head. You will NOT be joining for the rest (tail fins, arms, top fin), use a stitch marker to keep track of your stitches as you work in the round.

Arms – Make 2

1.) 4 sc in MC
2.) 2sc, sc in the next st, 2sc, sc in the next st – 6
3.) sc around – 6
4.) sc around – 6
5.) sc around – 6
6.) sc around – 6

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Tail fins – Make 2

1.) 1.) 4 sc in MC
2.) 2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next st, 2sc in the next, sc in
the last st. – 6
3.) sc around – 6
4.) 2sc, sc in the next 2 sts, 2sc, sc in the last 2 sts. – 8
5.) sc around – 8
6.) *2sc in the first st, sc in the next, repeat * 3 more times – 12
7.) sc2tog in the first 2 sts, sc in the next st, sc2tog, sc in the next,
sc2tog, sc in the next st, sc2tog, sc in the last st. – 8
8.) sc2tog in the first two sts, sc in the next st, sc2tog, sc in the
next st, sc2tog. – 5

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Bow

  • MC
  • ch3
  • 3 trebles
  • ch 3
  • sl st in MC
  • ch 3
  • 3 trebles
  • ch3
  • sl st in MC

 

Fasten off and leave a long tail to wrap around the center of the treble crochets and then sew on the shark. Weave in the ends.

Heart

  • MC
  • ch 3
  • 3 trebles
  • 3 dc – creates the point
  • 1 treble
  • 3 dc
  • 3 trebles

 

Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Thank you for checking out this Sharkie amigurumi shark pattern. Don’t forget to comment below and share your shark creations!

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