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I've decided to begin offering up some of my patterns for free to anyone interested in using them.

This pattern is untested. This is how I wrote it as Frank was made the first time. If you would like to test this pattern I'd be grateful. Please reply to this journal with your comments about the pattern. Include any edits/corrections you would like to contribute and a link to your deviation, so I can add a thumbnail of it to this post. Thanks so much in advance!


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Frank the Whale Pattern

Amigurumi Whale "Frank" by WireMySoul

Abbreviations:
R = round or row
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
tog = together (sc 2 tog = decrease)
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
instructions between * are repeated


R1 - sc 6 in a circle (amigurumi double ring) = 6st
R2 - 2 sc in each st around = 12 st
R3 - *sc 1, 2 sc in next st* = 18 st
R4 - *sc 2, 2 sc in next st* = 24 st
R5 - *sc 3, 2 sc in next st* = 30 st (If using beads for eyes, crochet them in along this row on either side of the face)
R6 to R12 -  sc around = 30 st (If using safety eyes, insert them after you've made enough fabric to support the washers)
R13 - *sc 6, sc 2 tog* = 26 st
R14 - *sc 5, sc 2 tog* = 22 st
R15 - sc around = 22 st
R16 - *sc 5, sc 2 tog* = 19 st
R17 - sc around
R18 - *sc 4, sc 2 tog* = 16 st
R19 - sc around = 16 st
R20 - *sc 3, sc 2 tog*  = 12 st
R21 to R22 - sc around
Stuff the whale fully now, leaving enough space at the tail to press it flat between your fingers.

Tail:

Press the tail closed flat, then sc it shut with 6 sc for R1.
R2 - chain 2, dc 2, sl st 2, dc 2, turn.
R3 - chain 2, 2 dc in each of next 2 st, sc, chain 1, 2 dc in next 2 st, turn
R4 - chain 2, 2 dc in each of next 3 st, sc in middle-most stitch post hole, chain 1, 2 dc in last 3 st, (skipping any between middle and last 3)
slip stitch, cut yarn and pull through loop to bind off, weave in end.

Fins (make 2):

Chain 5
sc in 2nd ch from hook, and sc to end. Turn.
sc along other side to end.
3 sc in end stitch.
sc along to end. sl st final stitch, cut and pull through loop to bind off, leaving enough of a tail to sew fin to body where desired. Weave in ends.

Cut out felt facial features if you didn't use beads or safety eyes, and paste them on with speed sew or sew them on.

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bubbysbub Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Unfortunately, once you hit the decreases, this pattern crashes. Basic maths and logic disagree with this pattern! (Spock helped? Heh heh.) Row 13, Single Crochet 6 stitches and then join the 7th and 8th together? This will mean you may only decrease by 3, meaning you should be left with 27, not 26 stitches. And even if by act of confundulus you did end up with 26 stitches, decreasing in row 14 by crocheting every 6th and 7th stitch together will still not get you 22 stitches. It will get you 23. Which means the only way to get to 19 stitches in row 16, is by performing TWO decreases at the very end of the row, which is messy as hell. You can get 16 stitches in row 18, though you have one lone single crochet at the end of the row after your last decrease to get there. But then, it is impossible to end up with 12 stitches in row 20 from that 16, as you only allow for three decreases, and there is that one little lone stitch on the end again. Messy. And frustrating.

But, don't despair, you can fix this easy enough! I can see why you want a decrease of 4, not 6, in row 13. You want an ellipse, with a fatter, shorter front, and a longer tapering back. So, sticking with the 4 decrease, this is how you would go about it.
Row 13: sc4, sc2tog, sc5, sc2tog, sc4, sc2tog, sc5, sc2tog, sc4: 26 stitches
Row 14: sc3, sc2tog, sc4, sc2tog, sc4, sc2tog, sc4, sc2tog, sc3: 22 stitches
Row 15: sc around :22 stitches
Row 16: sc3, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, sc3: 18 stitches
Row 17: sc around
Row 18: *sc2, sc2tog* 4 times, sc2: 14 stitches
Row 19: sc around
Row 20: sc2, sc2tog, sc6, sc2tog, sc2: 12 stitches
I then slipped stitched across 4 stitches to put me on the 'side', not my 'bottom', before stuffing and sc my 12 into 6. The tail worked beautifully, and the end product was easy to shape to be a little flat on the bottom and nice and rounded all the way down with a nice jaunty little tail. Mine was done on a .6mm hook with Gutermann thread for one of my small dollies, and he is just gorgeous. Overall, a fairly good pattern that will give you a pretty little whale, if you can overcome those nasty decreases!
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koimana Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey can i make one for my grandma and use one to do my demenstration speech in speech 10?
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WireMySoul Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can make as many as you want and use them however you like! :D
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Sugarcoatidli3z Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks for sharing him :D
i might make one soon :P
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quidditchmom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Youre awesome. But you knew that. Now I want to make all the creatures from "Slippery Fish"
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DragonKissses Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
How do you start the pattern- chains?
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WireMySoul Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I start with an amigurumi double loop. I demonstrated this awesome technique, which I learned on YouTube, on a few of my own YouTube videos. Check this one out; it's right at the beginning of the vid: [link]
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DragonKissses Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Oh Cool! Just watched it... I know that as a "magic circle" Very cool- I will have to try you makes your whale. :-)
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