Seahorse Pattern

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Materials:

  • All instructions are applicable for any worsted weight yarn. You will need much less yarn than 1 skein of yarn in blue, green, and black.
  • Suggested hook size (see Gauge, below): E US/3.50 mm
  • For this pattern, the following yarn was used:
Super Saver Yarn –Red Heart
– #0312 Black
– #0672 Spring Green
– #849 Olympic Blue
– 7 ounces – 363 Yards
– Coats & Clark

Size:

The finished size of your amigurumi goes hand in hand with the yarn and hook you choose. However, using an E US/3.50 mm hook, the finished doll will be roughly 2 inches tall, 3.5 inches wide, and 3.5 inches long.

Gauge:

The gauge is 6 stitches and 5 Rounds = 1 inch. The pieces should be crocheted tightly enough that there will not any visible gaps when stuffed. If the stitches stretch open too much and the fiberfill is clearly visible, reduce the hook size. If you cannot insert the hook into the previous stitches, reduce your tensions (crochet more loosely) or increase the hook size.

Other Materials Needed:

  • Poly Fil Fiber Stuffing
  • Yarn Needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker (optional)

Notes:

  • Use sewing pins to hold the body parts together to gauge where each part should be attached and make sure each piece is evenly spaced.
  • Place a marker at the end of each Round to keep track of your stitches. Holes in your work can be avoided by using old bits of yarn instead of plastic markers.
  • Do not join at the end of each round; rounds are worked in continuous spirals.

Stitch Legend

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

inc – increase

dec – decrease

yo – yarn over

sk – skip

st(s) – stitch(es)

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Body

Row 1: 5 sc in an adjustable ring (5 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around (10 sts)
Row 3-5: Work even 10 sc (no inc or dec)
Row 6: *sc in the first st, 2 sc (inc) in the next st* repeat from * to * around (15 sts)
Row 7 – 9: Work even 15 sc (no inc or dec)
Row 10: *sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc (inc) in the next st * repeat from * to * around (20 sts)
Row 11: Work even 20 sc (no inc or dec)
Row 12: *sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc (inc) in the next st* from * to * around (25 sts)
Row 13: *sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc(inc) in the next st* from * to * around (30 sts)
Row 14 – 15: Work even 30 sc (no inc or dec)
Row 16: *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to *around (25 sts)
Row 17: *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to *around (20 sts)
Row 18: Work even 20 sc (no inc or dec)
Row 19: *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to *around (15 sts)
Row 20 – 21: Work even 15 sc (no inc or dec)
Row 22: *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in next st* repeat from * to *around (10 sts)

Stuff Body

Row 23 – 25: sc in the first 4 sts, 2 sc (inc) in the next st, sc in the next 3 sts, sc the last 2 sts tog (dec) (10 sts)
Row 26: sc in the first 4 sts, sc next 2 sts tog (dec), sc in the next 4 sts (9 sts)
Row 27: sc in the first 3 sts, sc next 2 sts tog (dec), sc in the next 4 sts (8 sts)

Stuff Body

Row 28: sc in the first 3 sts, sc next 2 sts tog (dec), sc in the next 3 sts (7 sts)
Row 29:  sc in the first 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog (dec), sc in the next 3 sts (6 sts)
Stuff Body

Row 30:  sc in the first 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog (dec), sc in the next 2 sts (5 sts)

sl st in the next st and fasten off, sew tail into the body.

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Head

 Row 1: 5 sc in an adjustable ring. (5 sts)

Row 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around. (10 sts)

Row 3 – 4: Work even 10 sc (no inc or dec)

Row 5: *sc in the first st, 2 sc (inc) in the next st* repeat from * to * around (15 sts)

Row 6: Work even 15 sc (no inc or dec)

Row 7: *2 sc (inc) in the first st * repeat from * to * 9 more times, sc in the next 5 sts. (25 sts)

Row 8 – 10: Work even 25 sc (no inc or dec)

Row 11: *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in the next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around. (20 sts)

Row 12: *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in the next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around. (15 sts)

Row 13: *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in the next st* repeat from * to * around. (10 sts)

Stuff Head

Row 14: *sc first 2 sts tog (dec)* repeat from * to * around (5 sts)

sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for closing and sewing.

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Fins

This is made using an adjustable ring. Turn where indicated. Use a stitch marker or a piece of thread or yarn to mark the end of your rows. Make two of these using the instructions below.

Note: Leave a long yarn tail in the beginning to attach to the body.

Row 1: 3 sc in an adjustable ring, ch 1, turn (3 sts)

Row 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st, ch 1, turn (6 sts)

Row 3: *sc in the first st, 2 sc (inc) in the next st* repeat from * to * across sl st, ch 1, turn (9 sts)

Change yarn color to green

Row 3: Work even 9 sc (no inc or dec), turn (9 sts)

*ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hk, skip st, sl st in the next st* repeat from * to * across.

Fasten off and tuck in yarn tail.

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Spine

This is made using a foundation chain. Use a stitch marker or a piece of thread or yarn to mark the end of your rows.

Row 1: ch 11, sl st in 2nd ch from hk, sc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc (inc) in the next st, hdc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next 2 sts, sl st in the last, turn (11 sts)

*ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hk, skip st, sl st in the next st* repeat from * to * across.

Fasten off and leave a long yarn to sew fin on to the body.

Body Assembly

 

 seahorse6 STEP 1- Attach the head and body together by using a whip stitch at the base of the neck and back of the head as shown to the left.
 seahorse7 STEP 2 – Pin the spine to the back of the head and neck of the body. Sew on to the doll using a whip stitch.
 seahorse8 STEP 3 – Next sew each fin towards the back of the body as shown below.
 seahorse9 STEP 4 – Next make two French knots for eyes on the face.

The seahorse is now finished! Enjoy!

Creative Commons License

Seahorse Pattern by Jessica Woofter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at Mausica’s Magical Menagerie.

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