My Under The Sea Crochet Playbook Part 2

Crochet Under The Sea Playbook Whale & Fishes|Creative Crochet Workshop

PART TWO:

SKILL LEVEL:
Easy:
Basic stitches, no shaping
MATERIALS:
Yarns:
-Scraps
of double knitting/light worsted yarn in GREEN, DARK GREEN, PINK, DARK PINK,
BLUE, YELLOW, AQUA AND CREAM OR WHITE
Hooks & Notions:
-Size
3.50 mm Hook
-Yarn
Needle

Thread and Needle
– Small
& Large glue/stick/button or embroider eyes

Ribbon Blue: 3 x approx 40 cm
– Ribbon White: 1 x approx 30 cm
I use US Crochet stitch terminology

Instructions: 

Please note this part is worked on the back of the Cover Page
made in Part One – (if prefer can be done on it’s own page)
Sea Grass:
Version One –
CH
33
Work
1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 1 HDC into next 5
STS, work 1 DC into next 5 STS, work 1 TR into next 5 STS, SKIP 3 STS and SL ST
into next ST
CH
11
Work
1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, work 1 HDC into next 3
STS, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 TR into next ST, SKIP 3 STS and SL ST
into next ST
CH
21
Work
1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 1 HDC into next 5
STS, work 1 DC into next 5 STS, work 1 TR into next 5 STS, SKIP 3 STS and SL ST
into last ST
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

 

 

 

Version Two –
CH
23
Work
1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, work 1 HDC into next 3
STS, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 TR into next ST, SKIP 3 STS and SL ST
into next ST
CH
21
Work
1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 1 HDC into next 5
STS, work 1 DC into next 5 STS, work 1 TR into next 5 STS, SKIP 3 STS and SL ST
into next ST
CH
11
Work
1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, work 1 HDC into next 3
STS, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 TR into next ST, SKIP 3 STS and SL ST
into last ST
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Version Three –
CH
29
Work
1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 1 HDC into next 5
STS, work 1 DC into next 5 STS, work 1 TR into next 5 STS, SKIP 3 STS and SL ST
into next ST
CH
11
Work
1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, work 1 HDC into next 3
STS, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 TR into next ST, SKIP 3 STS and SL ST
into last ST
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Version Four –
CH
19
Work
1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, work 1 HDC into next 3
STS, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 TR into next ST, SKIP 3 STS and SL ST
into next ST
CH
21
Work
1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 1 HDC into next 5
STS, work 1 DC into next 5 STS, work 1 TR into next 5 STS, SKIP 3 STS and SL ST
into last ST
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Whale:
Body – Make 2
Make
a magic ring
ROW 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 5 DC into ring (6
DC), TURN
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same
ST;
Work 2 DC into each ST until end (12 DC), TURN
ROW 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST,
work 1 DC into next ST;
*Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST.
Repeat from * until end (18 DC), TURN
ROW 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST,
work 1 DC into next 2 STS;
*Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next 2 STS.
Repeat from * until end (24 DC), TURN
ROW 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST,
work 1 DC into next 3 STS;
*Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next 3 STS.
Repeat from * until end (30 DC), TURN
ROW 6: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST,
work 1 DC into next 4 STS;
*Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next 4 STS.
Repeat from * until end (36 DC), DO NOT TURN – continue along the bottom
ROW 1: Work 2 SC into each row – (24 SC), TURN
NOTE: Fasten off and leave
a tail for sewing for first piece – continue below for second piece

 
ROW 2: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (24
SC), TURN
ROW 3: CH1, work 1 SC into next 2 STS, work 1 HDC
into next 3 STS, work 1 DC into each ST until last 5 STS, work 1 HDC into next
3 STS, work 1 SC into last 2 STS;
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

 

Tail:
CH 6
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook,
work 1 SC into next 4 STS (5 SC), TURN
ROW 2-4: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST (5SC), TURN
ROW 5: CH 4 (counts as 1 TR), work 2 TR, 1 DC into
same ST;
Work 1 DC, 1 HDC, and 1 SC into next ST;
SL ST into next ST;
Work 1 SC, 1 HDC, and 1 DC into next ST;
Work 1 DC, 2 TR into last ST, CH 4, SL ST into same
ST
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Little Fish:
Make as many as required – I made 9 🙂
Make
a magic ring
CH
3 (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into ring (12 DC);
SL
ST into top of 3 CH;
CH
3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC, 1 HDC and 1 SC into same ST;
SL
ST into next ST;
Work
1 SC, 1 HDC, 1 DC into next ST, CH 3 and SL ST into same ST 

TURN FISH AROUND – BACK FACING
TOWARDS YOU
USE PHOTOS AS GUIDE
SL
ST into a loop, CH 4, SL ST into a loop
Fasten off and weave in
ends


SL ST into a center loop just below the tail

CH 4; SL ST into a center loop just opposite the tail
(at the front of the head)
Fasten off and weave in ends

A ribbon should be easily inserted through the 4 CH loop 🙂
Building your page:
Using the tails of each applique, whip-stitch each piece into place!
Little Fish:
Attach the 3 ribbons to the top of the page –

use photo as guide for placement 🙂
Weave ribbons through the loops of the small fish

I did 2; 3; then 4 🙂
Tie ribbon with knot at the bottom of the page – making sure ribbon is flat against page, but fish can move up and down ribbon.

Sea Grass:

Sew sea grass randomly on the bottom of the page –

use photos as guide 🙂
I did a little trick with one – leaving one side of a ‘leaf’ open;
The little fish can play ‘hide & seek’

 

I placed my sea grass so that I can sew them over the ribbons edges
– hiding the knots 🙂

The Whale:

Sew the big piece first onto your page – positioning him almost in the
center of the page – use photos as guide 🙂

I sewed on the tail

 

I then crocheted some teeth onto the top piece –
Join yarn with a SL ST into first back-loop;

 working in back loops only – work 3 SC into next ST;

*SL ST into next ST, work 3 SC into next ST. Repeat until you reach the center of the half circle.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Using the top piece to measure where to start your bottom teeth;

follow the same instructions 🙂

Sew top piece onto bottom piece – use photos as guide
NB: Teeth section remains open!

Attach, sew, glue, embroider an eye 🙂

 

I took a white ribbon – approx 30 cm and folded it to create three loops – I sewed them together. Leave a ribbon tail to help you attach this to the whale

Insert tail through the top piece of the whale and pull ribbon down securely, knot from the inside and trim ribbon 🙂

Just a note; I had to reattach my eye because I ‘popped’it off when tying the ribbon on the inside of the whale =D
So if you glue your eye it might be better to leave it until last
or at least completely dry!

9 little fish and 1 whale make 10 🙂

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I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.

“Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”

Happy Crocheting Joanita Theron

2 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness. This is the cutest ever. What a great designer you are!!!!! This is so much fun. Who said you had to be a kid to enjoy all of this?

  2. Thank you so much!! Love your books! Grandchildren enjoy them so much!!

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