Sheldon the Shark

Please welcome Sheldon the Shark! After sitting back and not knowing what sea creature to make next, I decided to make another shark! (Please see Harold the Hammer head.) Sheldon is easy and quick to make, and can be made in a wide variety of colours. Keep on the look out for more sea creatures to come!

This pattern can be purchased on Revelry add free. Please follow the link below.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sheldon-the-shark-2

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 Marvel in Grey
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
* ……. * x? – Repeat the stitches inside of the stars for the amount of times indicated. E.g. *SC 2, SC INCR* x3. Repeat three times.  
Grey – G
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 Grey.
Round 1) In a MC, SC 6
Round 2) (G – *SC INCR* x2), (W – *SC INCR* x3), (G – *SC INCR* x1). (12).
Round 3) (G – SC 4), (W – SC 6), (G – SC 2). (12)
Round 4) (G – *SC, SC INCR* x2), (W – *SC, SC INCR* x3), (G – *SC, SC INCR* x1). (18)
Round 5) (G – SC 6), (G – SC 9), (W – SC 3). (18)
Round 6) (G – *SC 2, SC INCR* x2), (W – *SC 2, SC INCR* x3), (G – *SC 2, SC INCR* x1). (24).
Round 7) (G – SC 8), (W – SC 12), (G – SC 4). (24)
Round 8) (G – *SC 3, SC INCR* x2), (W – *SC 3, SC INCR* x3), (G – *SC 3, SC INCR* x1). (30)
Round 9) (G – SC 10), (W – SC 15), (G – SC 5). (30)
Round 10) (G – *SC 4, SC INCR* x2), (W, *SC 4, SC INCR* x3), (G – *SC 4, SC INCR* x1). (36)
Round 11 – 20) (G – SC 12), (W – SC 18), (G – SC 6). (36)
Round 21) (G – *SC 4, SC DECR* x2), (W – *SC 4, SC DECR* x2), (G – *SC 4, SC DECR* x1). (30)
Round 22 – 23) (G – SC 10), (W – SC 15), (G – SC 5).
Round 24) (G – *SC 3, SC DECR* x2), (W – *SC 3, SC DECR* x3), (G – *SC 3, SC DECR* x1). (24).
Round 25 – 26) (G – SC 8), (W – SC 12), (G – SC 4). (24)
Round 27) (G – *SC 2, SC DECR* x2), (W – *SC 2, SC DECR* x3), (G – *SC 2, SC DECR* x1). (18)
Round 28 – 29) (G – SC 6), (W – SC 9), (G – SC 3). (18)
Round 30) (G – * SC, SC DECR* x2), (W – *SC, SC DECR* x3), (G – *SC, SC DECR* x1). (12)
Round 31 – 32) (G – SC 4), (W – SC 6), (G – SC 2). (12)
Round 33) In Grey, SC DECR. Repeat around. (6)
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

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Fins (In Grey. 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.

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Tail (In Grey):
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 DECR. SC in each around. (11)
Round 11) SC DECR. SC in each around. (10)
Round 12) SC INCR. SC in each around. (11)
Round 13) SC INCR. SC in each around. (12)
Round 14) SC 5, SC DECR, SC 5. (11)
Round 15) SC 5, SC DECR, SC 4. (10)
Round 16) SC 4, SC DECR, SC 4. (9)
Round 17) SC 4, SC DECR, SC 3. (8)
Round 18) SC 3, SC DECR, SC 3. (7)
Round 19) SC 3, SC DECR, SC 2. (6)
Round 20) SC 2, SC DECR, SC 2. (5)
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing in.

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Before sewing all pieces together, please pin them first. This allows you to be able to see what your shark will look like at the end.
I did not stuff the fins or the tail, as I found that it did not need it.
I have not listed safety eyes in the list of things that you will need. This is because I do not use them. Instead I have decided to use yarn to make the eyes, eye brows and mouth.

Make sure to send or comment a picture once you have finished making Sheldon the Shark, I would love to see!

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