How to Crochet a Cute Amigurumi Narwhal!


Narwhals have become a craze thanks to a silly animated video and song. Now you can crochet your own with this beginner friendly tutorial! Make yourself a whole pod of them!


Materials Needed
Worsted weight yarn(2 colors, one for body and one for horn)
3.5 mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle, scissors
Safety eyes
Stitch markers
Fiber fill/toy stuffing

Stitches You’ll Use
Ch-chain
Sc-single crochet
Sc inc- 2 single crochet into one stitch
Sc dec-single crochet decrease
Hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
tr-treble crochet
sl st-slip stitch
mr-magic ring
sc blo-single crochet through back loop only

Body
Row 1: Make magic ring. Ch 1. 6 sc into ring, placing stitch marker into 1st.
Pull tail to cinch ring shut [6 sc]
Row 2: sc inc in each stitch. [12 sc]
Row 3: *sc, sc inc. Repeat from * to end. [18 sc]
Row 4: *sc, sc, sc inc. Repeat from * to end. [24 sc]
Row 5: *sc, sc, sc inc. Repeat from * to end. [32 sc]
Row 6: *sc, sc, sc, sc inc. Repeat from * to end. [40 sc]
Rows 7-12: 1 sc in each stitch, replacing marker at beginning of round each time. [40 sc]
Row 13: *sc, sc, sc, sc dec. Repeat from * to end. [32 sc]
Row 14: *sc, sc, sc dec. Repeat from * to end. [24 sc]
Row 15: 1 sc each stitch. [24 sc]
Row 16: *sc, sc dec. Repeat from * to end. [18 sc]
{Add safety eyes between rows 7 &8. Stuff body firmly with fiber fill.}
Row 17: *sc, sc dec. Repeat from * to end. [12 sc]
Row 18: 1 sc each stitch. [12 sc]
Row 19: sc dec entire row. [6 sc]
Fasten off. Sew shut and weave in ends.

Fins (make 2)
Row 1: MR, ch 1. 6 sc into mr. [6 sc]
Row 2: sc inc every other stitch. [9 sc]
Row 3: sc each stitch around. [9 sc]
Row 4: sc dec every other. [6 sc]
Row 5: sc dec every other [4 sc]
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing to body.

 Tail
Row 1: MR, ch 2. 3 tr, 2 dc ch1 2dc, 3 tr, ch 2.
Pull tail of ring to cinch shut. Sl st to center of ring.
Row 2: sc into 2nd ch of previous row’s beginning ch2. 2hdc, 3 hdc, 2 hdc, 3 hdc, 2 hdc, (hdc dc hdc) into ch1 space of previous row, 2hdc, 3hdc, 2hdc, 3hdc, 2hdc. Ch2 and sl st into ending ch 2 from previous row.
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing to the body. Do not stuff.

 Horn
Row 1: MR, ch 1. 4 sc into center of ring. Pull tail to cinch ring shut. [4 sc]
Row 2: sc inc every other. [6 sc]
Row 3: *sc, sc, sc inc. Repeat from * to end. [9 sc]
Row 4: sc blo each stitch around. [9 sc]
Rows 5-8: repeat row 4. [9 sc]
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing to the body.

Stuff horn. Sew onto body, lining up with beginning magic ring of body.
Place and sew on fins & tail.

Your narwhal is complete! Go make a whole pod for yourself, gifts, or to sell at craft fairs!

**Feel free to sell items made from this pattern, but don’t reproduce my pattern or claim it as your own. A link back to this tutorial would be appreciated!

Anything unclear? Check out my video tutorial!

“From Java, With Love” Crochet Coffee Cozy Pattern

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Seriously, how much better would your day be if your coffee loved you back? The answer is: AMA-ZING! (Zing. Because it’s caffeinated. Get it?) =P

This beginner friendly crochet pattern is in two parts:
the body of the cozy (which can be left plain, or jazzed up with any appliques you want!) & the heart applique, which can be used on a variety of other things, as well!

The cozy itself is approximately 8″ around and 3.5″ high when finished, big enough for a travel coffee cup, or even a cup of iced tea or water!

Materials
worsted weight yarn (acrylic or cotton)
crochet hook (4-5mm)
stitch marker (bobby pin, yarn scrap, anything will do)
scissors, tapestry needle for sewing & weaving in ends

Stitches You’ll Need to Know (all are shown in video demonstration)
ch-chain
sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
tr-treble(triple) crochet
sl st- slip stitch
mr-magic ring

Coffee Cozy
Chain 32-34 (depending on your tension). Slip stitch into first chain to complete the circle, making sure not to twist the chain.
Row 1: SC into 1st chain, place marker in it. *Ch 1, skip a stitch, SC into next stitch. Repeat from * to end of round. Ch 1.
Row 2: SC into 1st ch1 space from previous round. Move stitch marker to this stitch. *Ch1, skip a stitch, SC into next ch1 space. Repeat from * to end of round.
Row 3-14: Repeat row 2, moving stitch marker to new first stitch with each new round created.
Slip stitch into next ch 1 space. Cut yarn. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Heart Applique
Make a magic ring.
Row 1: Ch 2. 3 treble crochet into center of mr. 2dc, ch 1, 2dc. 3 tr. Ch 2, slip stitch into center of magic ring. Tug your yarn tail until the magic ring cinches shut, creating your heart shape!
Row 2: SC in top of beginning ch2 from previous round. 2hdc into first stitch, 3 hdc into next, 2 hdc into next, 3 hdc into next, 2 hdc into next. In ch1 space from previous round: hdc, dc, hdc. 2hdc in next stitch, 3hdc in next, 2hdc in next, 3hdc in next, 2hdc in last stitch. Ch 1 & slip stitch into 2nd chain of final ch2 from previous round.

Cut yarn, leaving an 8-10″ tail for sewing applique onto body of coffee cozy. Secure and weave in end from creating magic ring.
Sew applique into desired position on the cozy, weave in the final end, and you’re done!

**Feel free to sell items made from this pattern, but don’t reproduce my pattern or claim it as your own. A link back to this tutorial would be appreciated!

Anything unclear? Check out my video tutorial!

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Squircle Squared Circle Crochet Afghan Motif


A good way to use up yarn scraps, this motif combines a circular center with a squared border, making it easy to combine together into a variety of projects!

Need to brush up on basic stitches? Check out Crochet Crash Course 101!

To make this motif, you’ll need:
Yarn (medium, worsted weight, 4)
Crochet hook (any size 5mm-6.5mm, depending on desired drape)
[5.5 was used for the video]
scissors & tapestry needle

Stitches you’ll use:
chain-ch
slip stitch-sl st
single crochet-sc
half double crochet-hdc
double crochet-dc

For circular rounds, ch3 does NOT count as a stitch. For two squared border rounds, 3ch DOES count as a stitch.

Row 1: make a magic ring. Chain 3, make 12 dc inside ring. Sl st to top of 1st dc. [12 dc]

Row 2: chain 3. 2 dc in same space as ch 3. 2 dc in each stitch to end of row. Sl st to top of 1st dc. [24 dc]

Row 3: chain 3, 1dc in same space as ch 3. 2 dc next space.
*1 dc in next space, 2 dc in next space. Repeat from * to end of row. Sl st to top of 1st dc. Cut yarn, fasten off. [36 dc]

Row 4: Attach new color of yarn. Chain 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same space. (1st corner made)
1 dc in next st, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1sc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 dc.
2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same space (2nd corner made) 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1sc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 dc.
2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same space (3rd corner made) 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1sc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 dc.
2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same space (4th corner made) 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1sc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 dc.
Sl st to 3rd ch of starting chain. Sl st into top of each st until you reach ch 2 space in corner. (Last sl st will be into ch2 space)

Row 5: chain 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into ch 2 space of previous row.
1 dc in each stitch across until you reach corner 2.
Repeat corner 2 as in last round (2dc, ch 2, 2dc).
Continue as above, dc in each st, making corners the same as before until you reach your starting chain 3.
Sl st to top of chain 3, sl st into next stitch.

Cut yarn & fasten off. Weave in ends.

Repeat until you have as many squares as you want, and join them together to make your object!
**Feel free to sell items made from this pattern, but don’t reproduce my pattern or claim it as your own. A link back to this tutorial would be appreciated!

Anything unclear? Check out my video tutorial!