June 24, 2020

Whale Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen 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.
*Add them to the front of a homemade card.

approx. 2.25"height x 3"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Teal or color of choice (6yds) & White (4yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

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.

Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Slip Stitch Decrease (sl st dec) - insert hook into next st, Y/O hook, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, Y/O hook, pull up a loop, Y/O hook and pull through all 3 loops

WHALE starting with teal or main color of choice
  Rnd 1: ch2, 12 hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (12)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in next 8 sts, hdc in next st, ch9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in same st as previous sl st, 2sc in next ch, hdc+dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 2hdc on the hdc post (shown in the picture below), sc+sl st in next st, you'll be leaving 2 sts unworked
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
  Row 1: join the white yarn on top of the dc (shown in the picture below), sl st in same st you join, sl st in next st, sc in next st, 2sc in next st, hdc on top of the last sc, dc on the next sl st, 2dc in next st, dc in next st, join to the 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
WATER SPROUT with white
  Row 1: ch5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sl st in next ch, sl st in next 2 chs, ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st dec in next 2 sts, sl st in next 2 chs, sl st into the 1st ch from previous ch5 to join them together (shown in the picture below)
F/O, leave a tail to attach to the whale.

     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I am going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     WATER SPROUT...place it on the back loop of the 9th stitch.
     EYE...using black felt make a small eye and place in the position you like best.
     BLUSH...using pink embroidery floss or thread, embroider a line underneath the eye for the blush. You can also use pink felt and make a tiny circle or you can use makeup blush and apply some using a q-tip.

ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch
st/s: stitch/es || dec: decrease || 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!" (June 2020). 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.

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