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Tale of a Candy Whale

This Christmas, I had the opportunity to give a gift to one of the women of our church and since she has a little girl I decided to make an amigurumi to hand over to her instead. Parenthood, where gifts are no longer dedicated to you. Hahaha!

It took me a while to figure out what I'd make, but I eventually decided to crochet a whale- Okay, scratch that! Not just any normal whale... I meant a candy whale named Babee. ^^


I used Stacy Trock's pattern for the base.



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I tweaked it up a bit by crocheting it with candy-themed stripes and adding a big bow on top. You know, just to girl things up.

BABEE
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #31 - Flamingo (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #53 - Grasshopper (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #26 - Periwinkle (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #46 - Ocean (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #33 - Pamplemousse (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - H8 (5 mm)
Black beads #12
Fiberfill stuffing
*4sctog = dec 4sc together

TAIL-FLUKE (2x)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: sc around (6)
Rnd 3: inc around (12)
Rnd 4: sc around (12)
Rnd 5: inc-1sc (18)
Rnd 6-7: sc around (18)
Rnd 8: 17sc, inc (19)
FO, weave in ends

*After completing the two tail-flukes, sl them together
*Continue rounds to the body

BODY/HEAD
Rnd 9-11: sc around (36)
Rnd 12: dec-4sc (30)
Rnd 13: dec-3sc (24)
Rnd 14: dec-2sc (18)
Rnd 15-16: sc around (18)
Rnd 17: 9sc, [inc-2sc] 3x (21)
Rnd 18: 9sc, [inc-3sc] 3x (24)
Rnd 19: 9sc, [inc-4sc] 3x (27)
Rnd 20: 9sc, [inc-5sc] 3x (30)
Rnd 21: 9sc, [inc-6sc] 3x (33)
Rnd 22: 9sc, [inc-7sc] 3x (36)
Rnd 23: 9sc, [inc-8sc] 3x (39)
Rnd 24: 9sc, [inc-9sc] 3x (42)
Rnd 25: 9sc, [inc-10sc] 3x (45)
Rnd 26: 9sc, [inc-11sc] 3x (48)
Rnd 27: 9sc, [inc-12sc] 3x (51)
Rnd 28: 9sc, [inc-13sc] 3x (54)
Rnd 29: 9sc, [inc-14sc] 3x (57)
Rnd 30: 9sc, [inc-15sc] 3x (60)
Rnd 31: 9sc, [inc-16sc] 3x (63)
Rnd 32: 9sc, [inc-17sc] 3x (66)
Rnd 33: 9sc, [inc-18sc] 3x (69)
Rnd 34-36: sc around (69)
Rnd 37-40: sc around (69)
Rnd 41-43: sc around (69)
Rnd 44: dec-21sc (66)
Rnd 45: sc around (66)
Rnd 46: dec-9sc (60)
Rnd 47: sc around(60)
Rnd 48: dec-8sc (54)
Rnd 49: sc around (54)
Rnd 50: dec-7sc (48)
Rnd 51: dec-6sc (42)
Rnd 52: dec-5sc (36)
Rnd 53: dec-4sc (30)
Rnd 54: dec-3sc (24)
Rnd 55: sc around (24)
Rnd 56: dec-2sc (18)
Rnd 57: dec-1sc (12)
Rnd 58: dec around (6)
Rnd 59: 1sc, 4sctog (2)  
FO, weave in ends

FINS (2x)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: sc around (6)
Rnd 3: inc around (12)
Rnd 4: sc around (12)
Rnds 5-7: sc around (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Attach to the left side of the body

BOW
30ch
Row 1: hdc on 3rd ch, inc, ch1-turn (28)
Row 2-4: hdc across, ch1-turn (28)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch two ends together
*Use the excess yarn to go around and shape the bow
*Attach to the top, a little over and between the eyes
Needless to say, not only was the daughter happy but the mom was quite ecstatic. I was told she took tons of pictures and enthusiastically showed it to everyone at our church. Well, if that doesn't flatter you I don't know what will. Hahaha! Another ami recipient satisfied, a job well done. Yey me!!! ^^ 



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3 Comments:

  1. Hoping you can help me. I don't understand round 17 of the body. How can I sc 9 then increase 3 times and end up with 21 stitches?

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    1. First you do 9sc, then for 3 times until the last stitch you increase then 2sc. So an increase plus 2sc done 3 times amounts to 12 counts plus the 9sc earlier is a total of 21 rounds. Did that help? ^^

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