NeedleNoodles Expansion Pack #1: Narwhal


Why should the Creepy Cute patterns get all the love? Here's an expansion pack for my crocheted Manatee pattern.


EDIT: Note that this expansion pack also works with my crocheted Whale pattern


With just a few modifications, you can make your very own Narwhal-- the unicorn of the sea!


crocheted narwhal, photo of face


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...or, click here to get your Narwhal ready-made!

Basic Info:


Gauge:

5 sc x 5 rows = 1" x 1"


Finished Measurements:

Completed narwhal measures about 5.5" long and about 2.75" wide.

Suggested Materials:


US Size E crochet hook, or size required to achieve gauge

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Stone

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Snow

(or a worsted-weight yarn of your choice. Yardages required are very minimal. Much less than a skein per color.)

Needle and thread

Stuffing

Two 1/4" Buttons or Polymer Clay Eyes

White felt

Making the pieces:


Body:
Make 1 using gray yarn

Start with Manatee or Whale pattern, but replace Row 10 of Body with:
Row 10: sc 4 in back loops only, sc 14, sc 4 in back loops only, sc 8 {30 sts}


If working from the Manatee pattern:

Work Rows 11 through 18 as written in the original Manatee pattern, then replace Rows 19 through 23 as follows:

Row 19: sc 4, ch 5, sc 4 in chain, sc 6, ch 5, sc 4 in chain, sc 2
Row 20: [sl st 1, ch 1, dc 1, tr 2, dc 1, hdc 1, sl st 2, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 2, dc 1, ch 1, sl st 1] twice, fasten off


If working from the Whale pattern, work Rows 11 through 20 as written


Replace the flippers (Rows 24 through 28 of the Manatee Body pattern, or Rows 21 through 25 of the Whale pattern) as follows:

Join in the first open loop from the "sc 4 in back loops only", ch4, 3 tr cluster over next three loops, ch 4, clean fasten off


crocheted narwhal example photo

crocheted narwhal example photo

crocheted narwhal example photo

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Tusk:
Make 1 using white yarn
Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring, continue in a spiral {6}
Rounds 2 though 8: sc 6 {6}
sl st 1, fasten off

Assembly:


Fill body with stuffing just up to the start of the tail.


Whipstitch tail closed using matching yarn.

crocheted narwhal example photo


Chain stitch in white yarn to make the outline for the underbelly.


Tip #1: If you have trouble telling which side of the Body is the top and which is the underbelly, the distance between the fins should be shorter on the underside than on the top.


Tip #2: To make sure that my chain stitched outline would make a smooth curve, I first pinned a loop of yarn into place to plan out where the outline would go. I then chain stitched next to the yarn outline.

crocheted narwhal example photo

crocheted narwhal example photo

crocheted narwhal example photo


Cut out a piece of white felt which fits just inside of the chain stitching, and tack it into place with needle and thread.


Tip: I cut my felt in a rough outline, just a little bit larger than the area to fill, and then trimmed it as I stitched to ensure a good fit.

crocheted narwhal example photo

crocheted narwhal example photo

crocheted narwhal example photo


Using needle and thread, tack the Tusk to the front of the Body (It goes right over the ring from Row 1 of the Body)

crocheted narwhal example photo


Stitch the eyes on either side of the Tusk, about an inch apart.

crocheted narwhal example photo


All done!

I love your pattern :)

Anonymous   |   Thu, 2012-09-06 14:20

I love your pattern and design, I've been looking everywhere for an awesome, simple, crochet pattern for a narwhal. Thank you :)