July 23, 2017

Shark Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use this appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to beach towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

approx. 4"W  x  2.25"L
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Gray (6yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Embroidery Floss: Black & White
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc not on top of the chain 1.

Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Half Triple Crochet (htr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru the 3 remaining loops.

Note: when you see a + sign it means all those stitches are supposed to be done in that one particular stitch.
SHARK with gray
  Rnd 1: ch13, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next 4 chs, 2dc in next ch, dc in next 4 chs, dc+3htr+ch1+2htr+ch1+dc in last ch, other side of the foundations chains dc in next 4 chs, sc in next 6 chs, 2sc in last ch (34)
  Rnd 2: sl st in next 9 sts, ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, htr in next ch, sk 2 sts (shown in picture below), sl st in next 6 sts, ch2, sl st in next 5 sts, ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sk 1 st, sl st in next 11 sts
  Rnd 3: ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sl st into 1st st, ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, sl st in 2nd st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

     EYE…using black embroidery floss or thread; embroider an eye in the position you like best.
     MOUTH & TEETH…using white embroidery floss, embroider some teeth.
     GILL SLITS…using black embroidery floss or thread, make 3 lines like in the picture below.

ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || htr: half triple crochet
sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || sk: skip || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over

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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (July 2017). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.


  1. Thank you for the pattern Janet, I was looking for a crochet shark appliqué to put on my nephew's hat...great instructions, easy to follow :)

    1. Glad to hear you like it and found it easy to follow. Be sure to share your project with us on my Instagram or Facebook page.
      Have a lovely night. 😊

  2. thank you so much for the pattern. its easy to follow and makes a clear applique of a shark! I will post a picture to you!

  3. Thank you! My nephew loves Sharknado so I'm going to sew these onto a tornado I freeform crocheted for his birthday 🌪 🦈

    1. You welcome.
      I would love to see how it turns out.😊😊


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