Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Crochet Manatee Bart




Crochet Manatee

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  
Crochet Manatee

Video Tutorial: Crochet Manatee Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch


Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle






Chain 3 Join.
Round 1: Work 9 HDC through the chain, 3 SC through the chain, join.
You will want a yarn marker to identify the first stitch on each round.
Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around, ( 12 single crochet total)
Round 3: Working in the loop behind the stitch, work  SC in each loop around.  This will create a lip around the snout.  You don't have to create it this way and can work regular single crochet.
Working in the continual round.
Round 4: 1SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1 SC in each of next 5,  ( 15 single crochet total)
Round 5: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  ( 15 single crochet total)
Round 6:  1 SC in each of the next 5, work 2 SC in each of the next 10 stitches ( 25 single crochet total)
Round 7-9: Work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 25 single crochet total)
Round 10: Work 1 SC in each of the next 8 stitches, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, work 1SC in each of the next 9 stitches.
Round 11-20: work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 29 single crochet total)

This is a good time to work on the eyes and snout while we still have access to the inside.
Eyes Chain 3, join, sew to attach.

Round 21:  Work 1 SC in each of the next 10 stitches,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC, 1 SC DEC, work 1 SC in each of the next 8 stitches.  ( 25 single crochet total)
Round 22: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. ( 25 single crochet total)
Round 23: Work 1 SC in each of the next 7 stitches,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC, 1 SC DEC, Work 1 SC in each of the next 7 stitches.  ( 21 single crochet total)
Round 24:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around.  ( 21 single crochet total)
You will want to stuff with filling before closing up to tight.
Round 25: Work *SC DEC, 1SC, work 7 times total from * ( 14 single crochet total)
Round 26:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around. ( 14 single crochet total)
Round 27: Work * 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches, 1 SC DEC, repeat two times total from * ( 12 single crochet total)
Start of the back tail fin
Round 28: Work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 12 single crochet total)
Round 29: *Work 2 SC in next stitch(single crochet increase), work 1 SC, work six times total from*.   (18 single crochet total)
Round 30-35:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around.   (18 single crochet total)
Cut the yarn, extra length, pull through and secure.  Sew the two edges together. 
Optional:  Upon completion, there are points on each side of the fin.  I secured a knot and pulled the corners down to give them a rounded shape.

Side Fin-Make 2:  Attach to the side approximately 12 rounds back from the snout, close to the bottom.
We are working right over the single crochet
Round 1: work 3 single crochet over 3 stitches, turn, work 3 single crochet over 3 for a total of 6
Round 2: *Work 2 SC in same stitch, work 1 SC, complete 3 times total from *. (9 single crochet total)
Round 3-11: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.  (9 single crochet total)












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