Thursday, July 21, 2022

Orca Whale Crochet Pattern (Small Plushie Orca)

3 in 1 Free Crochet Pattern This is a Free Amigurumi Whale or Ami shark pattern for you to create your very own Orca Whale.

Shark, orca, whale keyring pattern free (small crochet shark plush toy)
3-1 FREE crochet Pattern to make a shark, Orca, or whale 

Or you can change the colors and create a small Crochet whale or crochet Shark Plushie toy Crochet ORCA and crochet Whale, Crochet Shark (free pattern), made in thick chunky yarn for a cute crochet plushie whale or shark toy, or make the crochet whale smaller in Double Knit and crochet an orca whale keyring. 

You can BUY and AD free PDF download and Printable version of the Crochet Orca/shark and Whale pattern. Direct checkout from Paypal. 


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Orca Crochet Pattern 

The orca is a quick easy crochet project and I can make several in one evening sitting while watching tv,  is a fantastic yarn stash buster project, as you can just make the main body, side fins, and tail and you have made a crochet whale. The small crochet orca plushies sell like hot cakes at the craft fairs, and I make them in Double knit yarn and add a key ring to the fin. 

crochet whale plush small - whale keyring crochet pattern
Use different-sized hooks to create a small Crochet Whale Keyring, Or blanket Yarn and create a small Crochet Whale plush 

Crochet your very own small killer whale orca Plush. Or make it in blue and white to make a cute plush toy amigurumi whale. 

Having recently moved to the northern coastline of the Scottish Highlands. We have the privilege to watch the Orcas from land move freely in their own wild habitat. The first time we saw the orcas in the sea it was really magical. It was so magical we never even managed to get pictures as we were so busy just spectating. 

The most amazing thing was the size of their top fin (the Dorsal Fin) I suppose sadly we are so used to seeing them in captivity, that we expect to see the dorsal fin, bent over. So it was amazing seeing the sheer size of the fin breaking up through the surface of the water. 

I recently found out we have a local Orca watch group where fellow fanatics can share sightings and keep records. When we first saw their distinctive black fins in the water, we managed to follow them along the coastline, in the car, and the kids loved watching and waiting for them to surface. 

It was really magical. So I just knew I had to crochet a little orca plush toy and make a Crochet Orca keyring pattern for my niece and nephew to take home with them. 

The Crochet Shark was the perfect gift for shark lovers for the upcoming Shark week. Just change the colors to silver grey and white, or make in Aran weight with a 4mm hook and add a keychain to make the most adorable Shark Keyring. 

crochet whale, orca, shark keyring pattern free, or small shark, whale plushie toy
Shark Keyring Crochet Pattern - Small Shark Plushie Toy Free Pattern 

You will make the orca whale tail and fin pieces, you can either join them onto the FIRST black round as you go. By pining them into position in Round 4 and working through both the Main stitches and including the tail or fin sts. 

To crochet the amigurumi Orca Whale you will need

I used Mariner Get Cosy Yarn (chunky Plush velvet yarn)- View the best deals on Amazon.com

and a 4.50 mm hook (I’m a very loose crocheter you may need to adjust the size of the hook to work with the thicker yarn) 

2 Saftey eyes 

and a key chain if required. 

The pattern is written in US terms

MAKE the following Pieces FIRST.  

How to crochet the Orca Side Fins (MAKE 2)

Ch4, 1 sc in the 2nd chain on the hook, hdc in next  st, 1dc in the last stitch, ch1 and slip st DOWN the post of the last stitch worked, to the start (fasten off) 

How to crochet the Orca Tail (MAKE 2)

Ch2, working into the first chain, (hdc , dc, and 2Trc ) all into the first chain, ch 1 and work sc INTO the side of the last st (2 times) and slip to the first chain to join. 

Orca / whale / shark Body 

In White 

Rnd1: Ch 2, work 7 sc into the first chain from hook (7)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (14) 

Rnd 3: *2sc, sc in next st* repeat around (21) 

Rnd 4:  *2sc, sc in next 2 sts* repeat around, slip stitch in last st, pulling though next color on last step of stitch,  (28), 

Change to the second color

(If joining the side fins and tail as you go pin these into their respective positions spaced evenly around the body shape.) If you are not confident doing this then you can simply SEW the pieces to the body once you are finished. 

Position of the side fins and tail fins 

How to join fins and tail as you go

sc in a new color for 12 sts, join the fin to the main body by using the slip st crochet stitches to join to, that  you worked DOWN the last dc post of the fin, ) single crochet st, over the next 2 sts, to join fin to the body ( sc  in next  5 sts, join first tail in next stitch with a single crochet stitch through both pieces, and repeat to join   second tail in next st, sc in next 5, add the second fin over last 2 sts) 

Rnd 5: sc in each stitch around (28) 

Rnd 6: sc in each st around (28)  (I attach safety eyes here) 

Rnd 7: sc in each st around (28) 

Rnd 8: sc in each st around (28) 

Rnd 9:*2sctog, sc in next 2 sts* repeat around  (21)

Rnd 10: *2sctog, sc in next st* repeat around  (18)

Rnd 11:  * 2sctog* around (7)  Fasten off but do not close. 

 Top Fin for Orca Whale 

Ch2, to start, work 4 sc into the first chain. (4) 

*2sc in next st, sc in next* repeat around ( 6) 

2sc in first st, Sc in each stitch around. (7)

Leave a long tail to sew to the top of the crochet whale. 

FOLD fin in HALF and position into the hole left by Rnd 9 sts. Sew through both sixes and stitches together. 

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I also have a Crochet Great White Shark (LARGE) pattern available for free on my website HERE 

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Shark crochet pattern FREE 

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Thank you for visiting my website or purchasing a pattern. It helps me to maintain the website and buy new materials to make even more FREE PATTERNS. As always you are free to make and sell items you have made from the pattern. But you must acknowledge LisaAuch.com as the original designer. YOU will NOT copy or distribute the pattern online TEXT OR PDF, in part or whole anywhere else, or by creating an online video of my pattern. Without my express written permission. You can share a picture of the finished item. With a link BACK to a Page with my website on it You must NOT use my pictures in any way to sell a finished product. You must use your own. You will NOT copy or duplicate this PATTERN (whole or in part) onto ANY other SITE online. Without my express written permission. You will not crop or heavily EDIT the images belonging to LisaAuch Crochet/ Lisaauch.com, nor add any further TEXT or Imaging to them. This website may contain affiliate links. Where I may make a small commission from your purchase at no extra cost to you Happy Hooking (c) All Rights Reserved LisaAuch.com