Welcome to my shark crochet applique pattern. I was asked if I could design a family of shark finger puppets.  This week I’ll have the pattern for the bigger shark and the accessories and next week I’ll have the pattern for the smaller shark.  This is what the finished sharks will look like.

Finished shark crochet group portrait

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Shark Crochet Applique Pattern 

Abbreviations

  • st – stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – treble crochet

Materials Used

  • I used grey and white 4 ply crochet cotton.
  • A crochet hook, I used a 1.25mm hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Darning needle to weave in ends.
  • Sewing thread and a sewing needle to stitch the shark together.
  • If making a finger puppet a small amount of felt.

Size 

Large shark (Using 8 ply wool)

15.5cm x 9cm or 6” x 3.5”

Medium shark (Using 4 ply crochet cotton)

10cm x 6cm or 4” x 2.25”

Head

Using grey make a magic loop. 

Row 1:  3 ch, work 2 dc in circle.  Pull circle tight but don’t join.  Turn.

Row 2:  3 ch, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st and 1 dc in top of the 3 ch.  Turn.  (4 sts)

Row 3:  4 ch, 2 tr in 1st st, 1 dc in each st, 1 dc in top of ch.  Turn.  (6 sts)

Row 4:  3 ch, a joined dc over 1st 2 sts, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 1 tr in each of last 2 sts.  Turn.  (5 sts)

Row 5:  4 ch, 1 dc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts.  Don’t fasten off.

Crochet shark head

Neatening Row

1 ch, work 1 or 2 sc in each st around.  Sl st into 1st st.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark head neatened

Body

Using grey make a magic loop.

Row 1:  3 ch, work 6 dc in circle.  Pull circle tight but don’t join.  Turn.

Row 2:  3 ch, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each st and 1 dc in top of the 3 ch.  Turn.  (8 sts)

Row 3:  3 ch, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each st, 1 dc in top of ch.  Turn.  (10 sts)

Row 4:  3 ch, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each st, 1 dc in top of ch.  Turn.  (12 sts)

Row 5:  3 ch, 1 dc in each st to last 3 sts, 1 tr in each of last 3 sts.  Turn.  (12 sts)

Rows 6-9:  3 ch, 1 dc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined dc over last 2 sts.  Turn.  (8 sts after row 9)

Rows 10-11:  3 ch, a joined dc over 1st 2 sts, 1 dc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined dc over last 2 sts.  Turn.  (4 sts after row 11)

Row 12:  3 ch, a joined dc over 1st 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.  Turn.  (2 sts)

Row 13:  3 ch, 3 dc in each st.  Turn.  (6 sts)

Row 14:  4 ch, 2 tr in 1st st, 1 tr in next st, 1 dc and 1 hdc in following st, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next st, 1 tr in following st, 2 tr in last st.  Turn.  (10 sts)

Row 15:  4 ch, a tr cluster over 1st 3 sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark body

Join cotton in the 4th last st on other side of tail.

Crochet shark joining for second tail

4 ch, work a tr cluster over the next 3 sts.  Don’t fasten off.

 

Crochet shark body with tail

Neatening Row

Sl st in each st down tail, 1 or 2 sc in each st around the body to the tail, sl st in each st up to the 1st st at end of tail.  Into the end of the tail work 2 ch and a joined hdc and fasten off.  Join cotton in st at bottom of joined hdc, sl st in next st then work 1 sc in each st around the bend in the middle of the tail and up the other side to st before top, sl st in next st, work 2 ch and a joined hdc in top of tail.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark joining for round tail bottom

Crochet shark body with tail neatened

Top Fin

Join cotton 15 sts back from tail on wrong side.

Crochet shark joining for top fin

Row 1: 1 sc in 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 2 dc in following st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 1 sc in following 2 sts.  Turn.

Row 2:  4 ch, a tr cluster over same st as ch and next 2 sts, 2 dc in following st, 1 sc in next st, sl st in each st to end.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark body with top fin

Teeth

15 ch.

1st tooth

Miss 3 ch, a tr cluster over next 3 sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark first tooth

2nd tooth

Join cotton in same st as last part of tr cluster.

Crochet shark second tooth

3 ch, a dc cluster over next 3 sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark second tooth

3rd Tooth

Join cotton in same st as last part of dc cluster.

Crochet shark joining for third tooth

3 ch, a joined dc over next 2 sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark third tooth

4th Tooth

Join cotton in same st as last part of joined dc.

Crochet shark joining for fourth tooth

3 ch, a joined dc over next 2 sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark fourth tooth

5th Tooth

Join cotton in same st as last part of joined dc.

Crochet shark joining for fifth tooth

3 ch, a joined dc over next 2 sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark teeth

Large Bottom Fin

Make a magic loop.

Row 1:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in circle.  Pull circle tight but don’t join.  Turn.

Row 2:  2 ch, 2 hdc in st, 1 hdc in top of ch.  Turn.

Row 3:  2 ch, 2 hdc in 1st st, 2 dc in next st, 2 tr in following st and 1 tr in top of ch.  Turn.

Row 4:  3 ch, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in following st, 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 5:  1 ch, work 1 sc in each st to end.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark large bottom fin

Eyes (Make 2)

Using white make a magic loop.

1 ch, into circle work 8 hdc.  Pull circle tight and join with a sl st in top of 1st st.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark eyes

To Make Up

Weave in ends.  Embroider a black dot on each eye.

Crochet shark eyes with dot

Stitch the teeth in behind the head.

Crochet shark head with teeth

Sew the head to the body.

Crochet shark body with head

Crochet the small bottom fin on the bottom of the shark as pattern below.

Crochet shark body with small bottom fin

Attach the large bottom fin to the shark.

Crochet shark body with large bottom fin

If making a finger puppet stitch the felt to the shark leaving it open between the 2 bottom fins.

Crochet shark felt

Stitch the eyes to the shark.

Finished crochet shark landscape

Small Bottom Fin

Join cotton at bottom of body under 2nd last tooth.

Crochet shark joining for small bottom fin

5 ch, work a cluster of 1 tr in same st as ch, 1 dc in next st and 1 tr in following st.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark body with small bottom fin

Crochet Shark Accessories

Materials Used

  • I used blue, pink and green 4 ply crochet cotton.
  • A crochet hook, I used a 1.25mm hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Darning needle to weave in ends.
  • Sewing thread and a sewing needle to stitch the accessories onto the shark.
  • A small bead for the centre of the flower.

Glasses

Join cotton to outside loop of one eye.

Crochet shark joining for glasses

Work a sl st in the outer loop of each st around first eye.

Crochet shark glasses first eye

Join with a sl st into 1st sl st.  2 ch.  Sl st into outer loop of next eye and work a sl st into the outer loop of each st around eye.  Join in 1st st and fasten off.

Crochet shark between glasses

Crochet shark joining for second eye

 

Join cotton to side of glasses.

Work about 6 ch.  Fasten off leaving a tail to attach behind the shark’s fin.

Crochet shark glasses

To Make Up

Weave in ends.  Embroider on eyes.

Crochet shark glasses with dots on eyes

Stitch the glasses to the shark as shown.

Finished crochet shark with glasses landscape

Flower

Make a magic loop.

1 ch, into circle work (1 sc, 1 dc) 5 times, pull circle tight and sl st in 1st st.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark flower

Leaves

Make a magic loop.

3 ch, work a joined dc into circle.  Pull circle tight but don’t join.  Fasten off.

Crochet shark leaves

To Make Up

Weave in ends.  Attach the leaves to the flower.

Crochet shark flower with leaves

Attach a bead in the middle of the flower if desired.  Attach the flower to the shark.

Finished crochet shark with flower landscape

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