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Narwhal Crochet Pattern an Easy Amigurumi

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Crochet this cute little narwhal for someone you love. The crochet pattern is an easy and quick amigurumi pattern.

This crochet narwhal works up in one main body piece. The fins are crocheted separately and sewn into place.

There are a few options you can do for the face. Below, I use safety eyes with textured eyebrows.

I give a few suggestions and a winky eye face narwhal too.

Crochet narwhal with eyebrows.

The unicorn of the sea is the narwhal. If you’ve never heard of a narwhal, you’re not alone.

In recent years the narwhal has gained popularity, showing up in children’s books and toys.

Some of our favorites, are the Narwhal and Jelly books by Ben Clanton. They’re pretty cute and encourage the kids to create their own stories and comics.

While we have plenty of books, we are short on stuffed narwhals. Lucky for my son his mom crochets.

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted PDF Pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern!

This little guy is a small hand held size. His finished length (including his tusk) is 9″ long.

Belly side of crochet narwhal fully assembled.

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What if you don’t have safety eyes?

It’s easy to embroider on a face with black thread or yarn. Below I use thread to sew on little Vs to make this winky eye.

You can also crochet small black circles. Just place 6 single crochet in a magic circle (or chain 3 and slip stitch to the first to form a circle).

The sleepy eye with closed eye lashes like this crochet bear lovey pattern would look cute too.

I was going for a boy friendly look, but the eyelashes on Katerina Kitty Lovey crochet pattern turned out so good and would be super sweet here too.

Grace and Yarn has a great tutorial all about crochet eyes.

Crochet narwhal in blue with sleepy eye.

An easy amigurumi pattern

This narwhal crochets up quickly in just 5 pieces. The body includes one color change for the tusk.

Then the 4 fins are the same. Easy peasy.

Top down view of blue crochet narwhal with tusk.

The body and fins are crocheted in the round, continuously. This means there’s no joining, you just keep crocheting around and around.

It is important to mark your first stitch. You can use a length of yarn, locking stitch marker, or bobby pin.

I found on this one the bobby pin works really well for amigurumi. It’s long enough to stay in place, and super easy to slide off and on for every round.

Narwhal body and tusk with crochet fins ready for attaching.

Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver a #4 medium weight yarn (100% Acrylic, 7 oz. / 198 g, 364 yd. / 333 m) colors: turquoise (1) + aran (1).
  • Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Fashion 3 size black
  • 2 each 12mm safety eyes, if using.
  • Polyfill for stuffing
  • 3.25mm US size D-3 hook,* or hook smallest hook that is comfortable for you to crochet with your yarn.
  • stitch markers
  • yarn needle
  • measuring tape
  • scissors

Level

beginner

Notes

  1. Please read through all notes and pattern before you begin.
  2. Gauge information is provided, but it’s not terribly important. You want small, tight stitches so use the smallest hook that you can comfortably crochet a #4 med yarn with. Your narwhal my be slightly larger or smaller, which is fine.
  3. Pattern is worked continuously in the round, do not join. Mark the first stitch and continue in the same direction.

Stitches/Abbreviations

ch(s)-chain(s)

FO-finish off

mc-magic circle

rep-repeat

rnd-round

RS-right side

sc-single crochet 

sk-skip the indicated stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

Rnd 1 (6 sts) measures .75”/ 1.9cm across

Construction

 This pattern is worked in the round continuously. The fins are crocheted separately and sewn in to place.

Finished Dimensions

9”/22.9cm x 3”/7.6cm

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Pin image crochet narwhal pattern.

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted PDF Pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern!

Scroll down for the crochet pattern

Crochet narwhal in blue with sleepy eye.

Crochet Narwhal Amigurumi Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 6 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

The unicorn of the sea is a little crochet narwhal that's easy to make and makes a great gift that will be loved.

Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver a #4 medium weight yarn (100% Acrylic, 7 oz. / 198 g, 364 yd. / 333 m) colors: turquoise (1) + aran (1).
  • Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Fashion 3 size black
  • 2 each 12mm safety eyes, if using.
  • Polyfill for stuffing

Tools

  • 3.25mm US size D-3 hook,* or hook smallest hook that is comfortable for you to crochet with your yarn.
  • stitch markers
  • yarn needle
  • measuring tape
  • scissors

Instructions

Body Pattern, tail up.

  1. In turquoise, start with a mc.
    Rnd 1. Place 6 sc in the mc. (6 sts)
  2. Rnd 2. *{1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st} rep from * around. (9 sts)
  3. Rnds 3-5. Sc in each st around. Right here I turn my work inside out so that I’m seeing the RS.
    Rnd 6. *{1 sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st} rep from * around. (12 sts)
    Rnds 7-8. Sc in each st around.
    Rnd 9. *{Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st} rep from * around. (15 sts)
    Rnd 10-11. Sc in each st around.
    Rnd 12. *{Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st} rep from * around. (18 sts)
    Rnd 13. Sc in each st around. Lightly stuff tail.
    Rnd 14. *{Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st} rep from * around. (21 sts)
    Rnd 15. Sc in each st around.
    Rnd 16. *{Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st} rep from * around. (24 sts)
    Rnd 17. *{Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st} rep from * around. (27 sts)
    Rnd 18. *{Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st} rep from * around. (30 sts)
    Rnds 19-23. Sc in each st around. Continue stuffing as you work.
    Rnd 24. *{Sc in next 3 sts, inv dec} rep from * around. (24 sts)
    Rnd 25. *{Sc in next 6 sts, inv dec} rep from * around. (21 sts)
    Rnd 26. *{Sc in next 5 sts, inv dec} rep from * around. (18 sts)
    Rnd 27. *{Sc in next 1 st, inv dec} rep from * around. (12 sts)
    Stuff and if using, add safety eyes to Rnd 24 about 6 sts apart.
    Rnd 28. *{Sc in next 1 st, inv dec} rep from * around. (8 sts)
    Change to aran.
    Rnds 29-31. Sc in each st around. (8 sts) Stuff as you work.
    Rnd 32. *{Sc in next 6 sts, inv dec} rep from * around. (7 sts)
    Rnd 33. Sc in each st around. (7 sts)
    Rnd 34. *{Sc in next 5 sts, inv dec} rep from * around. (6 sts)
    Rnd 35. Sc in each st around. (6 sts)
    Rnd 36. *{Sc in next 4 sts, inv dec} rep from * around. (5 sts)
    Rnd 37. *{Sc in next 3 sts, inv dec} rep from * around. (4 sts)
    FO. Gently weave in end by going through the tip of the horn and then weave away to inside. Narwhal body and tusk with crochet fins ready for attaching.

Front Fins


    Make 4
    In turquoise, start with a mc.

    1. Rnd 1. 6 sc in mc. (6 sts)
    2. Rnd 2. Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st. (7 sts)
    3. Rnd 3. Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st. (8 sts)
    4. Rnd 4. Sc in each st around. (8 sts)
    5. Leave a long tail for attaching and FO.

    Assembly

    1. Pin your fins in place first and make sure you’re happy with the placement.
    2. I placed the side fins about 8 rnds down from the nose end. Belly side of crochet narwhal fully assembled.
    3. Use a yarn needle and length of matching yarn to sew fins on.
    4. Sew fins on to bottom of tail. FO.Tail fins on narwhal crochet pattern.

    Embroider the Face

  1. If you didn’t use safety eyes you can crochet small circles and attach for eyes. Creating a sleepy or winky is a popular option too. Here I used the tapestry needle and black thread to sew on little Vs across two rows.Crochet narwhal in blue with sleepy eye.
  2. I added eyebrows above the eyes by sewing one horizontal line with a tapestry needle and black thread. Then I looped the thread around and around, working across that horizontal line to make them textured.



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