It seems that after making the giant squid I fell into a sort of obsession with wanting to make more sea creatures. I think maybe it has to do with our trip to Hawaii where we spent a lot of time in the ocean, swimming with the fishes, turtles, dolphins, and manta rays. I knew a crochet sea creature needed to happen.
The Hawaiian trip inspired me to crochet more sea creatures because I think they are super awesome, breathtakingly beautiful, and so damn cool.
I mean, look at these mandibles!
There was one creature we didn’t get to snorkel with, or even come close to – a whale. Though we did spot several of them from the rocky beaches on the east coast. Now, I know sperm whales don’t actually visit Hawaiian waters but I think they are my favourite kind of whale. This could be because of the lovable Disney character, Willie the Operatic Whale. If I could swim with any whale, I’d choose a sperm whale. Just look at sperm whales sleeping!
Which is why for my most recent project I chose to make a crochet sperm whale amigurumi.
I had a hard time with the flukes – wanted them to start as two separate pieces and then join to form the body of the whale. But I just didn’t like the way it looked so instead I made the body a separate piece and then sewed on the flukes.
I hope you enjoy making this amigurumi whale as much as I did, and if you have any questions or need clarification let me know.
This sperm whale pattern is available in the shop.
-Approx 6.5” length
-Worsted yarn in colour of choice.
-Size 3.75mm and 3.00mm hooks
-Needle for joining parts
-Fibrefill for stuffing
| Stitches Used
Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase
Inc3 – 3 sts in same st
Dec – decrease (sc2tog)