Harold the Hammer Head Shark

Please Welcome Harold the Hammer Head Shark to the Sea Creature collection! This is one of my personal favourites and also one of my partners favourites! (He is a BIG Sharks fan!). Make sure you keep an eye out for the rest of the collection…
So many sea creatures. What would you like to see??

This pattern can be purchased on Revelry add free. Please follow the link below.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/harold-the-hammer-head-shark

Please note that this pattern can be made in any colours that you wish. The reason I have used these colours is because my yarn stash “needs to be minimised” (according to my partner anyway!)

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This pattern is for personal use only. Feel free to make as many items as you wish or give them as gifts. If you would like to sell items, please recognise Blue Dinosaur Crochet as the designer. DO NOT share, reproduce or sell this pattern. This pattern belongs to Blue Dinosaur Crochet.

What you will need:
3.5mm Crochet Hook
1 Skein of 4 Seasons Stallion in Light Brown
1 Skein of 4 Seasons Stallion in White
Small amount of Black Yarn (for eyes)
Stitch Markers
Hobby fill/ Stuffing
Sewing Pins
Needle for sewing pieces together
Scissors

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Abbreviations (US Terms):
MC – Magic Circle
SC – Single Crochet
st – Stitch
sl st – Slip Stitch
SC INCR – Increase (two stitches in the same stitch)
SC DECR – Decrease (combine two stitches together, to decrease amount in row)
BLO – Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only
FLO – Single Crochet in the Front Loop Only
Light Brown – B
White – W

Stuff each piece as you go. This will ensure that you will be able to have enough stuffing in each piece before sewing in.

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Body (FLO):
Starting in Light Brown
Round 1) In a MC, SC 6
Round 2) (B – SC INCR x2), (W – SC INCR x3), (B – SC INCR x1) (12)
Round 3) (SC, SC INCR x2), (W – SC, SC INCR x3), (B – SC, SC INCR x1). (18)
Round 4) (SC 2, SC INCR x 2), (W – SC 2, SC INCR x3), (B – SC 2, SC INCR x1). (24)
Round 5) (SC 3, SC INCR x2), (W – SC 3, SC INCR x3), (B – SC 3, SC INCR x1). (30)
Round 6) (SC 4, SC INCR x2), (W – SC 4, SC INCR x3), (B – SC 4, SC INCR x1). (36)
Round 7) (SC 5, SC INCR x2), (W – SC 5, SC INCR x3), (B – SC 5, SC INCR x1). 42)
Round 8 – 22) B – SC 14, W – SC 21, B – SC 7 (42)
Round 23) (B – SC 5, SC DECR x2), (W – SC 5, SC DECR x3), (B – SC 5, SC DECR x1). (36)
Round 24 – 25) (B – SC 12), (W – SC 18), (B – SC 6). (36)
Round 26) (B – SC 4, SC DECR x2), (W- SC 4, SC DECR x3), (B – SC 4, SC DECR x1). (30)
Round 27 – 28) (B – SC 10, (W – SC 15), (B – SC 5). (30)
Round 29) (B – SC 3, SC DECR x 2), (W – SC 3, SC DECR x3), (B – SC 3, SC DECR x1). (24)
Round 30 – 31) (B – SC 8), (W – SC 12), (B – SC 4). (24)
Round 32) (B – SC 2, SC DECR x2), (W – SC 2, SC DECR x3), (B – SC 2, SC DECR x1). (18)
Round 33 – 34) (B – SC 6), (W – SC 9), (B – SC 3). (18)
Round 35) (B – SC, SC DECR x2), (W – SC, SC DECR x3), (B – SC, SC DECR x1). (12)
Round 36 – 37) (B – SC 4), (W – SC 6), (B – SC 2). (12)
Round 38) In B SC DECR in each. (6)
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

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Head (Starting in White):
Foundation: Ch 23 + 1.
Row 1) Skip first Ch, SC in each until end. (23)
Row 2) In BLO SC in each until end. (23)
Round 3) In FLO (on foundation Ch), SC in each. Sl St into Ch 1 space (Ch space that was skipped in Row 1). This will make the first round of your head with a total of 46. This piece will be worked in a round.
Round 4) Ch 1, SC INCR, SC 21, SC INCR x2, SC 21, SC INCR. Sl St into Ch 1 space. (50)
Round 5) Ch 1, SC INCR, SC 23, SC INCR x2, SC 23, SC INCR. Sl St into Ch 1 space (54)
Round 6 – 9) Ch 1 , SC in each. Repeat around. Sl St into Ch 1 space. (54)
Colour Change to Light Brown.
Round 10 – 13) Ch 1, SC in each. Repeat around. Sl St into Ch 1 Space. (54)
Round 14) Ch1, SC DECR, SC 23, SC DECR x2, SC 23, SC DECR. Sl St into Ch 1 space. (50)
Round 15) Ch 1, SC DECR, SC 21, SC DECR x2, SC 21, SC DECR. Sl St into Ch 1 space. (46)
Round 16) SC in each. Repeat around. (46)
Round 17) Ch 1, Sl St along top of piece to join together (This will close the head). (stuff piece as joining together).

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Tail (In Light Brown):
Round 1) In a MC, SC 4.
Round 2) SC, SC INCR, SC 2. (5)
Round 3) SC 2, SC INCR, SC 2. (6)
Round 4) SC 3, SC INCR, SC 2. (7)
Round 5) SC 3, SC INCR, SC 3. (8)
Round 6) SC 4, SC INCR, SC 3. (9)
Round 7) SC4, SC INCR, SC 4. (10)
Round 8) SC 5, SC INCR, SC 4. (11)
Round 9) SC 5, SC INCR, SC 5. (12)
Round 10) SC 6, SC INCR, SC 5. (13)
Round 11) SC 6, SC INCR, SC 6. (14)
Round 12) SC 7, SC INCR, SC 6. (15)
Round 13) SC 7, SC INCR, SC 7. (16)
Round 14 – 15) SC in each around. (16)
Round 16) SC 7, SC DECR, SC 7. (15)
Round 17) SC 7, SC DECR, SC 6. (14)
Round 18) SC 6, SC DECR, SC 6. (13)
Round 19) SC 6, SC DECR, SC 5. (12)
Round 20) SC 5, SC DECR, SC 5. (11)
Round 21) SC 5, SC DECR, SC 4. (10)
Round 22) SC 4, SC DECR, SC 4. (9)
Round 23) SC 4, SC DECR , SC 3. (8)
Round 24) SC 3, SC DECR, SC 3. (7)
Round 25) SC 3, SC DECR, SC 2. (6)
Round 26). SC 2, SC DECR, SC 2. (5)
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

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Big Fins (In light brown, Make 3).
Round 1) In a MC, SC 4
Round 2) SC, SC INCR. Repeat. (6)
Round 3) SC 2, SC INCR. Repeat. (8)
Round 4) SC 3, SC INCR. Repeat. (10)
Round 5) SC 4, SC INCR. Repeat. (12)
Round 6) SC 5, SC INCR. Repeat. (14)
Round 7) SC 6, SC INCR. Repeat. (16)
Round 8) SC 7, SC INCR. Repeat. (18)
Round 9) SC 8, SC INCR. Repeat. (20)
Round 10) SC 9, SC INCR. Repeat. (22)
Round 11) SC 10, SC INCR. Repeat. (24)
Round 12) SC 11, SC INCR. Repeat. (26)
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

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Little Fins (In light brown. Make 3).
Round 1) In a MC, SC 4.
Round 2) SC, SC INCR. Repeat. (6)
Round 3) SC 2, SC INCR. Repeat. (8)
Round 4) SC 3, SC INCR. Repeat. (10)
Round 5) SC 4, SC INCR. Repeat. (12)
Round 6) SC 5, SC INCR. Repeat. (14)
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Before sewing this piece in please pin all of the pieces on. By pinning the pieces together before sewing you can see the end product and adjust as needed.

Once you have finished your Hammer Head Shark, please share some photos!

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