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Crochet Tutorial: Adult Shark Blanket

It’s a “fin-tastic” day for YARNutopia as we release the video tutorial and free pattern for the shark tail. A much anticipated blog post for this “Jaw-some” blanket. *Queue JAWS music here*

Shark Tail

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make the shark blanket that is in the photo:

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Sizing:
The video tutorial is for the size LARGE that will fit anybody that is 5+ feet tall.
Watch the end of the video to get tips on to make yours smaller or bigger.

Materials:

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-Red Heart Super Saver Medium (worsted) weight yarn: (Click links to get yarn)
For the Large size I used approximately 1700 yards of Gray Heather, Small amounts of Black, White, and Cherry Red.
If you cannot get these exact brands of yarn, go to Yarnsub.com to find an equivalent type of yarn.
Size K-6.50mm AND I-5.50mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stuffing (optional)

Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
BLO: Back Loop Only
DC: double crochet
Sc: single crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
TC: Treble Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
HDC2TOG: Half-Double Crochet Decrease
SC2TOG:Single Crochet Decrease

Notes:

Watch the video tutorial to make this smaller or bigger. At the end of the video tutorial I give clear instructions on how to make this smaller. Just stop increasing at the point where you feel it has reached the size you are trying to accomplish, then jump to the directions for row 44 and make it however long you want it to be.
-Ch 2 at the beginning of row/round does NOT count as a stitch. (See video tutorial for clear instructions)
-The Blanket part is made using a K-6.50mm size crochet hook, and all the fins and embellishments are made using the I-5.50mm crochet hook.
-For the Tail Fin, Dorsal Fin, and Eyes, work in the BLO

Size Large Shark Blanket

With K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Ch 3

Rnd 1: DC 10 in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st to beginning dc. ch 2 (10)

Rnds 2-3: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (10)

Rnd 4: DC 2 in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (20)

Rnd 5-6: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (20)

Rnd 7: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next st) 10 times. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (30)

Rnds 8-9: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (30)

Rnd 10: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next 2 sts.) 10 times. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (40)

Rnds 11-12: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (40)

Rnd 13: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next 3 sts.) 10 times. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (50)

Rnd 14-15: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (50)

Rnd 16: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next 4 sts) 10 times. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (60)

Rnds 17-18: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (60)

Rnd 19: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next 5 sts) 10 times. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (70)

Rnds 20-21: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (70)

Rnd 22: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next 6 sts) 10 stimes. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (80)

Rnds 23-24: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (80)

(At this point, if it is as wide as you need it, jump to directions for round 44—see video for visual instructions)

Rnd 25: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next 7 sts) 10 times. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (90)

Rnds 26-27: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (90)

Rnd 28: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next 8 sts) 10 times. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (100)

Rnds 29-30: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (100)

(At this point, if it is as wide as you need it, jump to directions for round 44—see video for visual instructions)

Rnd 31: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next 9 sts) 10 times. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (110)

Rnds 32-33: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2.

Rnd 34: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next 10 sts) 10 times. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (120)

Rnds 35-36: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (120)

Rnd 37: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next 11 sts) 10 times. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (130)

Rnd 38-39: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (130)

Rnd 40: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next 12 sts) 10 times. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (140)

Rnds 41-42: DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (140)

Rnd 43: (DC 2 in next st, DC in next 13 sts) 10 times. Sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2. (150)

(At this point, if it is NOT as wide as you need it, continue established pattern just increasing the stitches evenly until it is as wide as you need it to be. See video for visual instructions)

We will now be working in rows. If you do not want to work in rows, watch the video tutorial for visual instructions on how to make this a full cocoon style.

You can make this however long you want. I did 30 rows, but you can do less or more depending on how long you want to make your shark.

Row 44-74: DC in each st across. DO NOT sl st to beginning dc. Ch 2, turn. (150)
Fasten off, weave in end.

Gum Line:
With I-5.5mm Crochet Hook
Attach Red yarn
Row 75: HDC in each st across. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Teeth:
With I-5.5mm Crochet Hook
With White
Attach to one end
*Ch 6, Sl St in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, TC in next, Sk 3 sts on red gum line, Sl St in next st on row 75. Repeat from * across. (see video tutorial if this part is a little confusing)

Tail Fin
Make 2 with I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
With 2 strands of yarn in Gray,
Work in the BLO

Row 1: Chain 52, DC in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch 2, turn (50dc)

Row 2: DC2TOG twice, DC in each stitch across, ch 2, Turn (48dc)

Row 3:  DC in each stitch until the last 4 sts, DC2TOG twice, ch 2, turn (46dc)

Row 4-11: repeat rows 2 & 3 until you have 30 sts

Row 12: 2 DC in first 2 sts, DC across, ch 2, turn (32dc)

Row 13: DC in each st across until the last 2 sts, 2 DC in each of the last 2 sts, ch 2, turn (34)

Row 14-21: Repeat rows 12 & 13 until you have 50 sts.
Do not fasten off, continue to sc around entire piece.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew both tails together to make it extra thick, Stuff tail if you would like. Cinch around top to make it smaller, then sew it around rnd 10 of the body. (see video tutorial for this part)

Pectoral Fins
(Make 2) with I-5.50mm crochet hook
With 2 strands of yarn in gray,

Row 1: Ch 17, HDC in 3rd ch from hook and across. Ch 2, turn. (15)

Row 2-6: HDC in each st across, ch 2 turn. (15)

Row 7: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 11 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 2, turn (13)

Row 8: HDC in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (13)

Row 9: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 9 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 2, turn (11)

Row 10: HDC in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (11)

Row 11: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 7 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 2, turn. (9)

Row 12: HDC in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (9)

Row 13: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 5 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 2, turn. (7)

Row 14: HDC in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (7)

Row 15: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 3 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 2, turn. (5)

Row 16: HDC in each st across. Ch 1 turn

Continue to SC around entire fin, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew both fins to blanket (See video for visual instructions)

Dorsal Fin:
This fin is worked in continuous rounds. Place stitch marker at the beginning of each round.
With I-5.50mm crochet hook

With 2 strands of yarn in gray
Work in BLO

Ch 2
Rnd 1: SC 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2-3: Sc in each st (6)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 3 times. (9)

Rnd 5: Sc in each st. (9)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, Sc in next 2 sts) 3 times. (12)

Rnds 7-8: Sc in each st (12)

Rnd 9: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 10: Sc in each st. (18)

Rnd 11: (Sc 2 in next st, Sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 12: Sc in each st. (24)

Rnd 13: (Sc 2 in next st, Sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 14: Sc in each st. (30)

Rnd 15: (Sc 2 in next st, Sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Rnds 16-19: Sc in each st. (36)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Stuffing is optional, sew to body of shark.
(See video for sewing instructions)

Eyes: Make 2
The eyes are worked in continuous rounds. Place stitch marker at the beginning of each round.
With I-5.50mm Crochet Hook in Black

Work in the BLO

Ch 2
Rnd 1:Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, Sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, Sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Add white yarn detail in eye (see video for visual instructions)
Sew to body.

Gills: Make 4 (or as many as you want)
FDC 20
OR Ch 22, DC in 3rd ch from hook and across.

Fasten off with long tail. Sew to body behind eyes.

Finishing:
Sew Eyes to row 13 of gray color from mouth
Sew Pectoral Fins to line 26 of gray color from mouth
Sew Dorsal Fin to line 30 of gray color from mouth.
See video tutorial for these specific placements.
Sew in all loose ends.
Enjoy being eaten by a shark!!

 

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