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Super Cute Shark Afghan

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Super Cute Shark Afghan
Super Cute Shark Afghan
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This Super Cute Shark Afghan is a great way to proudly display your love for these formidable sea creatures. Your kids will love decorating their room with this friendly shark and they will also enjoy laying on it while playing with toys. The blue and gray colors of this crochet afghan pattern are very soothing and will work well in a wide variety of spaces. If you have a shark aficionado in your life, then you can't go wrong with this project. Keep it for yourself or work it up for a friend or family member. The shark afghan also makes a perfect gift for a child's birthday party. The possibilities are simply endless!

Easy

Crochet Hook: M/13 or 9 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge

6 1/2 sc and 8 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm).

Materials:

  • 135-108 Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn: Washington Denim
    • 9 Balls (A)
  • 135-149 Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn: Dallas Grey
    • 4 Balls (B)
  • 135-153 Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn: Oakland Black
    • 1 Ball (C)
  • 135-100 Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn: New York White
    • 1 Ball (D)
  • 135-113 Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn: Cincinnati Red
    • 1 Ball (E)
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
  • Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

Size: One Size, Body and Tail About 32 x 70 in. (81.5 x 178 cm) at widest and longest, not including fin and flippers.

Stitch Explanation:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

Notes:

  1. Shark Body is worked in one piece, then divided for Tail.
  2. Shark Body/Tail, Chin, Dorsal Fin and Flippers can be worked from written instructions or by following the chart.
  3. Additional smaller pieces - Chin, Dorsal Fin, Flippers and Eye - are worked separately.
  4. The Chin is worked first, then joined when working the Body. The Dorsal Fin, Flippers and Eye are sewn to the Shark, following a diagram.
  5. To change yarn color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Proceed with new color. Do not fasten off old color until instructed. Drop color not in use to WS of piece and pick it up again when next needed.
  6. Each box on a chart represents one st worked in the indicated color. When working from charts, read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.

Chin
With B, ch 3.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch – you will have 2 sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts – 4 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last st – 6 sc.
Rows 5-7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in last st – 8 sc.
Rows 9 and 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off and set Chin aside (you'll join it to the Body/Tail later).

Body/Tail
Body
With A, ch 4.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch – you will have 3 sc at the end of this row.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st – you will have 9 sc at the end of Row 4.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st – 11 sc.
Rows 7-14: Rep Rows 5 and 6 four times – you will have 19 sc at the end of Row 14.
Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 17 sts; change to B, sc in last 2 sts.
Row 16: With B, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st; with A, sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in last st – 21 sc (19 worked with A and 2 worked with B).
Row 17: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 19 sts; with B, sc in last 2 sts.
Row 18: With B, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st; with A, sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in last sc – 23 sc (21 worked with A and 2 worked with B).
Row 19: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 21 sts; with B, sc in last 2 sts.
Row 20: With B, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st; with A, sc in next 20 sts, 2 sc in last st – 25 sc (22 worked with A and 3 worked with B).
Row 21: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 22 sts; with B, sc in last 3 sts.
Row 22: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sts; with A, sc in next 21 sts, 2 sc in last st – 26 sc (23 worked with A and 3 worked with B).
Row 23: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 23 sts; with B, sc in last 3 sts.
Row 24: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sts; with A, sc in next 22 sts, 2 sc in last st – 27 sc (24 worked with A and 3 worked with B).
Row 25: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 23 sts; with B, sc in last 4 sts.
Row 26: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 sts; with A, sc in next 21 sts, 2 sc in last st – 28 sc (23 worked with A and 5 worked with B).
Row 27: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 22 sts; with B, sc in last 6 sts.
Row 28: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 7 sts; with A, sc in next 20 sts, 2 sc in last st – 29 sc (22 worked with A and 7 worked with B).
Row 29: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 22 sts; with B, sc in last 7 sts.
Row 30: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 8 sts; with A, sc in next 20 sts, 2 sc in last st – 30 sc (22 worked with A and 8 worked with B).
Row 31: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 22 sts; with B, sc in last 8 sts.
Row 32: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 8 sts; with A, sc in next 21 sts, 2 sc in last st – 31 sc (23 worked with A and 8 worked with B).
Row 33: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 24 sts; with B, sc in last 7 sts.
Row 34: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 7 sts; with A, sc in next 23 sts, 2 sc in last st – 32 sc (25 worked with A and 7 worked with B).

Join Chin
Row 35: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 26 sts; with B, sc in next 6 sts; continuing with B and working from RS of chin, sc in each st of last row of chin – you will have 40 sc at the end of this row.
Row 36: With B, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 12 sts; with A, sc in next 26 sts, 2 sc in last st – 42 sc (28 worked with A and 14 worked with B).
Row 37: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 29 sts; with B, sc in last 13 sts.
Row 38: With B, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 11 sts; with A, sc in next 29 sts, 2 sc in last st – 44 sc (31 worked with A and 13 worked with B).
Row 39: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 32 sts; with B, sc in last 12 sts.
Row 40: With B, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 10 sts; with A, sc in next 32 sts, 2 sc in last st – 46 sc (34 worked with A and 12 worked with B).
Row 41: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 35 sts; with B, sc in last 11 sts.
Row 42: With B, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 9 sts; with A, sc in next 35 sts, 2 sc in last st – 48 sc (37 worked with A and 11 worked with B).
Row 43: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 38 sts; with B, sc in last 10 sts.
Row 44: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 9 sts; with A, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st – 49 sc (40 worked with A and 9 worked with B).
Row 45: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 8 sts; with B, sc in last 8 sts.
Row 46: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 7 sts; with A, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st – 50 sc (43 worked with A and 7 worked with B).
Row 47: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 6 sts; with B, sc in last 6 sts.
Row 48: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 6 sts; with A, sc in each st to end of row.
Rows 49-56: Rep Rows 47 and 48 four times.
Row 57: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 5 sts; with B, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in last st – 51 sc (45 worked with A and 6 worked with B).
Row 58: Rep Row 48.
Rows 59-64: Rep Rows 47 and 48 three times.
Row 65: With A, ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 6 sts; with B, sc in last 6 sts – 50 sc (44 worked with A and 6 worked with B).
Row 66: With B, ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts; with A, sc in each st to end of row – 49 sc (43 worked with A and 6 worked with B).
Rows 67-74: Rep Rows 47 and 48 four times.
Row 75: Rep Row 65 – 48 sc (42 worked with A and 6 worked with B).
Rows 76: Rep Row 48.
Rows 77-80: Rep Rows 47 and 48 twice.
Row 81: With A, ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 7 sts; with B, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog – 46 sts (40 worked with A and 6 worked with B).
Row 82: Rep Row 48.
Row 83: Rep Row 81 – 44 sc (38 worked with A and 6 worked with B).
Row 84: Rep Row 48.
Rows 85-90: Rep Rows 47 and 48 three times.
Row 91: Rep Row 81 – 42 sc (36 worked with A and 6 worked with B).
Row 92: Rep Row 48.
Row 93: With A, ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 6 sts; with B, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog – 40 sc (35 worked with A and 5 worked with B).
Row 94: With B, ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts; with A, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 38 sc (33 worked with A and 5 worked with B).
Rows 95-104: Rep Rows 93 and 94 five times – you will have 18 sc (13 worked with A and 5 worked with B) at the end of Row 104.
Row 105: With A, ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 4 sts; with B, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog – 16 sc (13 worked with A and 3 worked with B).
Row 106: With B, ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st; with A, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 14 sc (12 worked with A and 2 worked with B).
Row 107: With A, ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts; with B, sc2tog – 12 sc (11 worked with A and 1 worked with B).
Row 108: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts; with A, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 11 sc (9 worked with A and 2 worked with B).
Row 109: With A, ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts; with B, sc2tog – 9 sc (8 worked with A and 1 worked with B).
Row 110: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first st; with A, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 8 sc (7 worked with A and 1 worked with B).
Fasten off B.
Continue with A only.
Row 111: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 6 sc.
Rows 112-114: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
 


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Shape Tail
Rows 115-128: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st – you will have 34 sc at the end of Row 128.

First Side of Tail
Row 129 (RS): Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 16 sts; leave rem sts unworked for second side of tail – 18 sc.
Row 130: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st.
Row 131: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog.
Rows 132-137: Rep Rows 130 and 131 three times.
Row 138: Rep Row 130.
Row 139: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

Second Side of Tail
Row 129 (RS): From RS, join A with sc in first unworked sc of Row 128 following first side of tail, sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in last st – 18 sc.
Row 130: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog.
Row 131: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st.
Rows 132-137: Rep Rows 130 and 131 three times.
Row 138: Rep Row 130.
Row 139: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Do not fasten off.

Edging
Rnd 1 (WS): Ch 1, turn, work sc evenly spaced all the way around outer edge, changing color to match color of Shark as needed; join
with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st around matching colors used on Rnd 1; join with a sl st in first sl st.
Fasten off.

Dorsal Fin (Top Fin)
With A, ch 24.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – you will have 23 sc at the end of this row.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 22 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rows 6-11: Rep Rows 4 and 5 three times – you will have 19 sc at the end of Row 11.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 17 sc.
Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rows 14-25: Rep Rows 12 and 13 six times – you will have 5 sc at the end of Row 25.
Do not fasten off.

Edging
Rnd 1 (WS): Ch 1, turn, work sc evenly spaced all the way around outer edge of fin; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st around; join with sl st in first sl st.
Fasten off.

Flipper A
With A, ch 21.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – you will have 20 sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog.
Rows 4-17: Rep Rows 2 and 3 seven times.
Do not fasten off.

Edging
Rnd 1 (WS): Ch 1, turn, work sc evenly spaced all the way around outer edge of flipper; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st around; join with sl st in first sl st.
Fasten off.

Flipper B
With B, ch 15.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – you will have 14 sc at the end of this row.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 13 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rows 6-9: Repeat Rows 4 and 5 twice – you will have 11 sc at the end of Row 8.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 9 sc.
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rows 12-15: Rep Rows 10 and 11 twice – you will have 5 sc at the end of Row 15.
Row 16: Rep Row 10 – 3 sc.
Do not fasten off.

Edging
Rnd 1 (WS): Ch 1, do not turn, work sc evenly spaced all the way around outer edge of flipper; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st around; join with sl st in first sl st.
Fasten off.

Eye
With C, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc – you will have 8 sc at the end of this rnd.
Fasten off.
Rnd 2: From RS, join D with sc in any st, sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in each of rem 7 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 16 sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sl st in each st around; join with sl st in first sl st.
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

Lower Teeth
From RS, join E with a sl st in side of Row 1 of chin behind edging.
Row 1 (RS): Working into loops behind edging, work 12 sc evenly spaced across mouth edge.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 2 sts, sc in last 10 sts. Change to D in last st, fasten off E.
Row 3: With D, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next 2 sts of Row 2, *ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 sts of Row 2; rep from * to end of row.
Fasten off.

Upper Teeth
From RS, join E with a sl st in corner of mouth behind edging.
Row 1 (RS): Working into loops behind edging, work 12 sc evenly spaced across mouth edge.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 10 sts, sl st in last 2 sts.
Fasten off.
Row 3: From WS, join D with sl st in first st of Row 2, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next 2 sts of Row 2, *ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 sts of Row 2; rep from * to end of row.
Fasten off.

Finishing
Sew Dorsal Fin, Flippers and Eye to Body following diagram.
Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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