FREE Crochet Shark Pattern | Fergal Sharkey

Free Crochet Shark Pattern by Lisa Auch.
'Fergal Sharkey' 
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A free pattern to crochet your very own Large soft toy shark



 After visiting the local Sea life Centre with my Niece and Nephew, who fell in love with the sea life creatures, fishes and all the sharks we got to see. My adorable  niece who is 5 and is in love with every animal, land or sea, you can possibly think of,  challenged me to crochet her a .....SHARK, well who can resist her gorgeous pleading eyes? 
here is the pattern.
This pattern is as I made it, and when I shared the finished Sharks picture people asked for the pattern, it has not been tested, you should have a basic understanding of crocheting amigurumi style and reading such patterns.
If you come across a glaring error in the pattern or numbers please do not hesitate to contact me so I can correct it.
Your helpfulness helps others too.






You Will Need 3.5mm hook.
200grms of grey DK yarn, I used Red Heart Bella- Buy Now
Some red and white yarn for the mouth and teeth.
Black Yarn for eyes (or you can use safety eyes if you prefer.)
I also used a small piece of cardboard for the Top Fin to help hold its shape, However this means if you use cardboard it cannot be washed, instead clean with a damp cloth


Special Notes:
This Pattern is written in US terms
Use a stitch marker at the start of each and move upon completion of each round.
the pattern for the shark is worked from the tail to the mouth, where we will split the piece and then work separately in rounds to make the opening for the mouth.
finished and Stuffed the Shark is 25 inches long.

Sharks Tail - Body - Head Pattern
 ch 23,  sc in 2nd stitch from hook, sc in each chain to last st ,work 2sc in last st.
working in the back of chain just worked, sc to last st, 2sc in last st place marker and move up on completion of each rnd (44)
Rnd 2:  sc around
Rnd 3:  sc2tog, sc in next 20sts,sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (42)
Rnd 4:  sc2tog, sc in next 19sts,sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (40)
Rnd 5:  sc2tog, sc in next 18sts,sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (38)
Rnd 6:  sc2tog, sc in next 17sts,sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (36)
Rnd 7:  sc2tog, sc in next 16sts,sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (34)
Rnd 8:  sc2tog, sc in next 15sts,sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (32)
Rnd 9:  sc2tog, sc in next 14sts,sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (30)
Rnd 10: sc2tog, sc in next 13sts,sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (28)
Rnd 11: sc2tog, sc in next 12sts,sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (26)
Rnd 12: sc2tog, sc in next 11sts,sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (24)
Rnd 13: sc2tog, sc in next 10sts,sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (22)
Rnd 14: sc2tog, sc in next  9sts, sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (20)
Rnd 15: sc2tog, sc in next  8sts, sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (18)
Rnd 16: sc2tog, sc in next  7sts, sc2tog, SC to end of Rnd   (16)
This is the end of the tail and we will be beginning the body of the Shark
Rnd 17 : sc around (16)
Rnd 18 : sc around (16)
Rnd 19:  2sc in next st, sc in next 7sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (18)
Rnd 20:  2sc in next st, sc in next 8sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (20)
Rnd 21:  2sc in next st, sc in next 9sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (22)
Rnd 22:  2sc in next st, sc in next 10sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (24)
Rnd 23:  2sc in next st, sc in next 11sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (26)
Rnd 24:  2sc in next st, sc in next 12sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (28)
Rnd 25:  2sc in next st, sc in next 13sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (30)
Rnd 26:  2sc in next st, sc in next 14sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (32)
Rnd 27:  2sc in next st, sc in next 15sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (34)
Rnd 28:  2sc in next st, sc in next 16sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (36)
Rnd 29:  2sc in next st, sc in next 17sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (38) 
Rnd 30:  2sc in next st, sc in next 18sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (40)
Rnd 31:  2sc in next st, sc in next 19sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (42)
Rnd 32:  2sc in next st, sc in next 20sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (44)
Rnd 33:  2sc in next st, sc in next 21sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (46)
Rnd 34: 2sc in next st, sc in next 22sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end  (48)
Rnd 35:  2sc in next st, sc in next 23sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (50)
Rnd 36:  2sc in next st, sc in next 24sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (52)
Rnd 37:  2sc in next st, sc in next 25sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (54)
Rnd 38:  2sc in next st, sc in next 26sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (56)
Rnd 39:  2sc in next st, sc in next 27sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (58)
Rnd 40:  2sc in next st, sc in next 28sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (60)
Rnd 41:  2sc in next st, sc in next 29sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (62)
Rnd 42:  2sc in next st, sc in next 30sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (64)
Rnd 43:  2sc in next st, sc in next 31sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (66)
Rnd 44:  2sc in next st, sc in next 32sts, 2sc in next st, sc to end (68)
Rnd 45-  Rnd 80: sc around (68)
Rnd 81: sc in next 40 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (67)
Rnd 82: sc in next 42 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (66)
Rnd 83: sc in next 38 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (65)
Rnd 84: sc in next 40 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (64)
Rnd 85: sc in next 42 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (63)
Rnd 86: sc in next 38 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (62)
Rnd 87: sc in next 40 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (61)
Rnd 88: sc in next 42 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (60)
Rnd 89: sc in next 38 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (59)
Rnd 90: sc in next 40 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (58)

Rnd 91: sc in next 42 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (57)
Rnd 92: sc in next 38 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (56)
Rnd 93: sc in next 40 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (55)
Rnd 94: sc in next 42 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (54)

sc in next 28 sts, ch 15, skip 24 sts, and sc to join in  25th st from start of the ch (53RD ST OF RND), sc to marker,  you now will be working in this section, top of head nose  (45sts)
sc around,
Rnd 95: sc in next 28 sts 2sctog, sc in next 12 sts,  2sctog, sc to end  (43)
Rnd 96: sc in next 27 sts 2sctog, sc in next 11 sts,  2sctog, sc to end (41)
Rnd 97: sc in next 26 sts 2sctog, sc in next 10 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (39)
Rnd 98: sc in next 25 sts 2sctog, sc in next 9 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (37)
Rnd 99: sc in next 24 sts 2sctog, sc in next 8 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (35)
Rnd 100: sc in next 23 sts 2sctog, sc in next 7 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (33)
Rnd 101: sc in next 22 sts 2sctog, sc in next 6 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (31)
Rnd 102: sc in next 20 sts 2sctog, sc in next 5 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (29)
Rnd 103: sc in next 19 sts 2sctog, sc in next 4 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (27)
Rnd 104: sc in next 18 sts 2sctog, sc in next 3 sts, 2sctog, sc to end (25)
Rnd 105: sc in next 17 sts 2sctog, sc in next 2 sts,2sctog, sc to end (23)
Rnd 106: sc in next 16 sts 2sctog, sc in next st, 2sctog, sc to end (21)
Rnd 107: sc in next 15 sts, 2sctog in next st, sc to end (20)
Rnd 108: sc in next 14sts 2sctog in next st, sc to end (19)
Rnd 109:[sc in next 2 sts, 2sctog] repeat this around until you have 6sts left, fasten off and leave enough length to sew seams together.

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This is what your shark will be looking like at this stage
(you can sew the tail opening, by creating a triangle shape, then weaving the threads in a straight line to the middle back of tail, draw the up into a scrunch to create the sharks back fin at this point if you wish, as I don't like it to fill the tail with the stuffing.)

You can start to stuff the shark with the filling, ensuring it is evenly spread out along your sharks body.

2nd Mouth Section:(Hold the shark RS with the nose pointing up and start at the corner of the sharks mouth) move stitch marker after completion of every round.
Rnd 1: sc around picking up evenly 40sts (40)
Rnd 2: sc in each st around (40)
Rnd 3:2sctog,sc in next 18 sts,2sctog, sc to last, (38)
Rnd 4:2sctog, sc in next 17 sts,2sctog sc to last,(36)
Rnd 5: 2sctog, sc in next 16 sts,2sctog,sc to last, (34)
Rnd 6: 2sctog, sc in next 15 sts,2sctog,sc to last, (32)
Rnd 7: 2sctog, sc in next 14 sts,2sctog ,sc to last,(30) (Stuff the rest of the nose as you go)
Rnd 8: 2sctog, sc in next 13 sts,2sctog,sc to last, (28)
Rnd 9: 2sctog, sc in next 12 sts,2sctog,sc to last, (26)
Rnd 10: 2sctog, sc in next 11 sts,2sctog,sc to last, (24)
Rnd 11: 2sctog, sc in next 10 sts,2sctog ,sc to last,(22)
Rnd 12: 2sctog, sc in next 9 sts,2sctog,sc to last, (20)
Rnd 13: 2sctog, sc in next 8 sts,2sctog,sc to last, (18)
Rnd 14: 2sctog, sc in next 7 sts,2sctog,sc to last, (16)
Rnd 15: 2sctog, sc in next 6 sts,2sctog,sc to last, (14)
Rnd 16: 2sctog, sc in next 5 sts,2sctog,sc to lastt (12) Fasten off and sew across the seams to close.


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How your Crochet Shark should be looking now

Sharks Top Fin (Make 1)
Ch 2,
Rnd 1:  4 SC in first chain. (4)
Rnd 2:  2SC in next st, SC, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd (6)
Rnd 3:  2SC, SC in next 2sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (8)
Rnd 4:  2SC, SC in next 3sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (10)
Rnd 5:  2SC, SC in next 4sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd (12)
Rnd 6:  2SC, SC in next 5sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (14)
Rnd 7:  2SC, SC in next 6sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (16)
Rnd 8:  2SC, SC in next 7sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (18)
Rnd 9:  2SC, SC in next 8sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (20)
Rnd 10: 2SC, SC in next 9sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (22)
Rnd 11: 2SC, SC in next 10sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (24)
Rnd 12: 2SC, SC in next 11sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (26)
Rnd 13: 2SC, SC in next 12sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (28)
Rnd 14: 2SC, SC in next 13sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (30)
Rnd 15: 2SC, SC in next 14sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd (32)
Rnd 16: 2SC, SC in next 15sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd (34)
Rnd 17: 2SC, SC in next 16sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd (36)
Rnd 18: 2SC, SC in next 17sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd (38)
Rnd 19: 2SC, SC in next 18sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd (40)
Rnd 20: 2SC, SC in next 19sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd (42)
Rnd 21: 2SC, SC in next 20sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd (44)
Rnd 22: 2SC, SC in next 21sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd (46)
Rnd 23: 2SC, SC in next 22sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd (48)
Fasten off , and leave a long tail to use later to sew and secure piece to the top of the shark.

Sharks Front Fins (Make 2)
Ch 2,
Rnd 1:  4 SC in first chain. (4)
Rnd 2:  2SC in next st, SC, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd          (6)
Rnd 3:  2SC, SC in next 2sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd      (8)
Rnd 4:  2SC, SC in next 3sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd     (10)
Rnd 5:  2SC, SC in next 4sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd     (12)
Rnd 6:  2SC, SC in next 5sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd     (14)
Rnd 7:  2SC, SC in next 6sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd     (16)
Rnd 8:  2SC, SC in next 7sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd     (18)
Rnd 9:  2SC, SC in next 8sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd     (20)
Rnd 10: 2SC, SC in next 9sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd    (22)
Rnd 11: 2SC, SC in next 10sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (24)
Rnd 12: 2SC, SC in next 11sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (26)
Rnd 13: 2SC, SC in next 12sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (28)
Rnd 14: 2SC, SC in next 13sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (30)
Rnd 15: 2SC, SC in next 14sts, 2 SC in next st, SC to end of Rnd  (32)
Rnd 16- Rnd 23 SC in each stitch around, (32)
Fasten off neatly and leave enough to sew fins to the sharks body.


Sharks Mouth:  (With Red)
Ch 6
Row 1:  SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC to end, ch1, turn. (5)
Row 2:  2SC in 1st stitch, SC to end, ch1, turn. (6)
Row 3:  SC in each stitch to end, ch1, turn. (6)
Row 4:  2SC in 1st stitch, SC to end, ch1, turn. (7)
Row 5:  SC in each stitch to end, ch1, turn. (7)
Row 6:  2SC in 1st stitch, SC to end, ch1, turn.(8)
Row 7:  SC in each stitch to end, ch1, turn. (8)
Row 8:  2SC in 1st stitch, SC to end, ch1, turn. (9)
Row 9:  SC in each stitch to end, ch1, turn.(9)
Row 10:  2SC in 1st stitch, SC to end, ch1, turn. (10)
Row 11:  SC in each stitch to end, ch1, turn. (10 )
Row 12:  2SC in 1st stitch, SC to end, ch1, turn. (11)
Row 13:  SC in each stitch to end, ch1, turn. (11)
Row 14:  2SC in 1st stitch, SC to end, ch1, turn. (12)
Row 15:  SC in FRONT LOOP OF each stitch to end, ch1, turn. (12) (This is the middle of mouth)
Row 16:  2SC in 1st stitch, SC to end, ch1, turn. (14)
Row 17:  SC in each stitch to end, ch1, turn. (14)
Row 18:  2SC in 1st stitch, SC to end, ch1, turn. (15)
Row 19:  SC in each stitch to end, ch1, turn. (15)
Row 20:  2SC in 1st stitch, SC to end, ch1, turn. (16)
Row 21:  SC in each stitch to end, ch1, turn. (16)
Row 22:  2SC in 1st stitch, SC to end, ch1, turn. (17)
Row 23:  SC in each stitch to end, ch1, turn. (17)
Row 24:  2SC in 1st stitch, SC to end, ch1, turn. (17)
Row 25:  SC in each stitch to end, ch1, turn. (17)
Row 26: 2sc tog, SC to last 2 stitches, 2sc tog, ch1, turn (15)
Row 27: 2sc tog, SC to last 2 stitches, 2sc tog, ch1, turn (13)
Row 28: 2sc tog, SC to last 2 stitches, 2sc tog, ch1, turn (11)
Row 29: 2sc tog, SC to last 2 stitches, 2sc tog, ch1, turn (9)
Row 30: 2sc tog, SC to last 2 stitches, 2sc tog, ch1, turn (7)
SC all around the edges of the mouth piece, make 2sc in each corner to turn,
fasten off and weave in end neatly.

Teeth.
Join white yarn,  to the red mouth piece just worked.
slip stitch around the whole of the mouth.
working into the white slip stitches just made work [sc in next st, hdc in next, dc in next, ch3, slip to join to the top of the dc,] repeat all the way around.
Fasten off an weave in all ends.





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12 comments:

tracey jones said...

hi thanks for the pattern but im realy stuck on the mouth piece, row 94 im left with 54 st so i know that is right, but part where it is ch im left with 45 when it says 47st i shud have, and for the bottom mouth row 3 is saying 2sctog then sc in 13st then 2sctog = 38 but that only adds 15sts but there is 40st on that row so im realy stuck can you help me plz i would realy love to finish it thanks

Lisa Auch said...

Tracey YOU were right so please apologise to your Son for my silly mistake thanks for sticking with me and helping me to rectify the mistake I have now changed it in the pattern :)

tracey jones said...

thank you so much for geting back to me my little lad is gonna be made up now i can finish it thanks again for ur pattern i love it

Linda Young said...

I'm making this for my grandson who's really into Sharks but I can't find the changes for the bottom part of the mouth linda Young

Lisa Auch said...

bottom changes for mouth piece is listed under 2nd Mouth Section:

Samantha Wetzel said...

Hi Lisa,

I'm just wondering if at the very beginning, sc around is referring to one or two lines in the pattern? Is "a round" referring to two rows back and then forth? Or are we only supposed to sc in the front (or back) loop to try to make an opening for at the tail for stuffing.

Lisa Auch said...

There is no stuffing opening at the tail....all stuffing will be done from mouth....you will use both sides of the beginning chain crocheting the round Around the beginning chain.....each round is worked around there is no back and forth another way to look at it is work single crochet in your turning chain to end, turn work 180degrees and work on the underside chains or row just worked....hope this makes sense the whole shark is worked in rounds to get a cleaner finish

Unknown said...

I'm having trouble understanding the instructions for the tail. If someone could help me it would be greatly appreciated.

Lisa Auch said...

O can help but I need to know what you are not understanding....ie which rounds?

Lisa Auch said...

I have been unwell hence no response The whole shark is worked in the ROUND there are no seams! You will find you need to work into the chain on sides (working where specified work into the top and bottom of the stitches in the chains)

Joy Overstreet said...

Hi I was just wondering what you mean by move up on completion of each rnd thanks in advance for your help.

Lisa Auch said...

Move your stitch marker up on clempletion of each round

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