Cube Ocean Friends Amigurumi Pattern

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Who said that the sphere should be the first basic shape? Why not a cube :)

This pattern is a prime example why a cube can be the cutest basic shape to use. These ocean friends are so easy and quick to make while being adorably cute!

This pattern has on Ravelry.

Material

  • 3mm crochet hook
  • DK yarn in color of choice
  • DK yarn in white for the belly
  • 8mm safety eyes

For baby versions:

Abbreviations (US)

  • MC: magic circle
  • 2-sc inc: 2 sc in next st (increase by 1)
  • 3-sc inc: 3 sc in next st (increase by 2)
  • sc2tog: 2 sc together (decrease by 1)
  • sc3tog: 3 sc together (decrease by 2)
  • ch: Chain

Instructions

This pattern is made in a spiral of continuous rounds 

To change color, use old color to do the first yarn over, then use new color to do the last yarn over and draw through both loops on hook to complete stitch. The stitch will count toward the old color but the following stitches will have the new color.

Body (make 1)

Row #

Instructions

Sts

R1

4-sc MC

4

R2

3-sc inc × 4

12

R3

sc, 3-sc inc, [sc × 2, 3-sc inc] × 3, sc

20

R4

sc × 2, 3-sc inc, [sc × 4, 3-sc inc] × 3, sc × 2

28

R5

sc × 3, 3-sc inc, [sc × 6, 3-sc inc] × 3, sc × 3

36

R6

sc × 4, 3-sc inc, [sc × 8, 3-sc inc] × 3, sc × 4

44

R7

sc × 5, sc2tog, [sc × 9, sc2tog] × 3, sc × 4

40

R8-12

sc × 40 (Do the last yarn over in the last sc with white)

40

R13

Continue all the next stitches and rows with white: sc × 40

40

R14

sc × 4, sc3tog, [sc × 7, sc3tog] × 3, sc × 3

32

R15

sc × 3, sc3tog, [sc × 5, sc3tog] × 3, sc × 2

24

Stuff well. Place the eyes between R10 and R11 with 8 stitch holes between them. The eyes will roughly align with the edges of the square top. See pictures for reference

R16

sc × 2, sc3tog, [sc × 3, sc3tog] × 3, sc

16

R17

[sc, sc3tog] × 4

8

Finish off, sew the ends together to close the gap.

Tail (make 1)

With main color:

Row #

Instructions

Sts

R1

4-sc MC

4

R2

3-sc inc × 4

12

R3

sc, 3-sc inc, [sc × 2, 3-sc inc] × 3, sc

20

R4

sc × 2, 3-sc inc, [sc × 4, 3-sc inc] × 3, sc × 2

28

R5

Do one more sc after R4 (don’t finish off just yet)

 
 The result here will be a square

Fold the Square on itself (see picture)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then continue with the following stitches around the folded square by inserting the hook into the loops on each folded side:

sc × 2,  3-sc inc, sc × 6, 3-sc inc, sc  × 3

Finish off, leave a long tail

 
Once you are done with the instructions above. You’ll end up with a rectangle that has a long yarn tail.
Insert the needle into the rectangle and out as per the picture below so that the yarn tail starts from the center of the rectangle bottom
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The idea is to make a bow from the rectangle. So you want to insert your needle into the other end of the rectangle from the middle and wrap it around the rectangle few times until you form a secure bow like the picture below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note that the bow knot is not centred but is placed toward one side of the rectangle. That side is the tail base that you will attach to the body. I indicated it blue marker below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a the remaining yarn tail, you’ll use it to attach the tail to the body later.

 

 

 

 

 

Fins (make 2)

With main color

Row #

Instructions

Sts

R1

5-sc MC

5

R2

2-sc inc × 5

10

R3-4

sc × 10

12

Finish off. Leave long tail. Don’t stuff

If you are making a shark or a dolphin, make a third fin using the instructions above but with one less row (finish at the end of R3, not R4). The third shorter fin will be on top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sew the end of the each fin together to close it off flat as shown in the picture below, don’t cut the remaining yarn tail. You’ll need it to sew the fins to the body:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assembly

Using a sewing needle:

  • Attach the tail at the back of the body between R12 and R13. Secure it well and make sure there are no gaps between the tail bow knot and the
  • Attach the side fins to each side of the body on R12 see picture:

 

That’s it for the whale!

 

 

 

 

If you are making a dolphin or a shark:

Attach the top fin (the shorter one) toward the back of the body so one end is on R1 and the other is on R5 see picture.

 

That’s it for the dolphin!

 

 

 

 

If you are making the shark you have one optional step left which is to add teeth so it looks fierce :P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you are all done! Don’t forget that you cou can create more cube friends from my other patterns.

 

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