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Sharkbite Crochet Snuggle Sack

Sharkbite Crochet Snuggle Sack
Sharkbite Crochet Snuggle Sack
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The Sharkbite Crochet Snuggle Sack is a play on the ever-popular mermaid blanket, though instead of a mermaid tail, this crochet snuggle sack tucks you into the jaws of a shark. This easy crochet pattern features simple crochet stitches to make the body and fins of the shark, as well as the eyes. There are even little crochet teeth to make this crochet blanket pattern more fun and realistic! This crochet pattern is perfect for kids as they work on their homework or to use during sleepovers - and they make fantastic birthday or holiday crochet gifts!

Note: Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as hdc.

Easy

Crochet HookL/11 or 8 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge7 hdc and 6 rows = 4" [10 cm]

Finished SizeApprox 46" [117 cm] circumference x 45" [114.5 cm] long (excluding tail)

Materials List

  • Bernat® Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 220 yds/201 m) Contrast A Pale Grey (10046) 5 balls or 941 yds/860 m Contrast D Coal (10040) 1 ball or 9 yds/8 m
  • Bernat® Blanket™ (5.3 oz/150 g; 108 yds/98 m) Contrast C Vintage White (00006) 1 ball or 55 yds/50 m
  • Bernat® Blanket Brights™ (5.3 oz/150 g; 108 yds/98 m) Contrast B Race Car Red (13001) 1 ball or 35 yds/32 m
  • Size U.S. L/11 (8 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Pattern

With A, ch 80. Join with sl st to first ch, being careful not to twist ch.
1st rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each ch around. 80 hdc. Join with sl st to first hdc.
2nd rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc.
Rep last rnd until work from beg measures 24" [61 cm].

Shape body: 1st rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 8 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. 72 sts. Join with sl st to first hdc.
2nd to 6th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc.
7th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 7 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. 64 sts. Join with sl st to first hdc.
8th to 12th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc.
13th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. 56 sts. Join with sl st to first hdc.
14th to 18th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc.
19th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. 48 sts. Join with sl st to first hdc.
20th to 24th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc.
25th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. 40 sts. Join with sl st to first hdc.
26th to 30th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc.
Fasten off.
Sew bottom seam, having beg of rnd at center back.

Upper Jaw
Lay piece flat, with front of work facing. Join A with sl st to top right corner.
1st row: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 40 hdc.
Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog. Turn. 38 sts.
3rd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows until 32 sts rem.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
Rep last row until 18 sts rem.
Fasten off.

Lower Jaw
Work as given for Upper Jaw on rem 40 sts.

Gums
Attach B with sl st to top right corner of Upper Jaw.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. Work 16 sc across top of Upper Jaw to last st. 3 sc in last st. Work 24 sc down left side of Upper Jaw. Work 24 sc up right side of Lower jaw. Work 3  sc in top corner. Work 16  sc across top of Lower Jaw.  Work 3  sc in corner. Work 24 sc down left side of Lower Jaw. Work 24 sc up right side of Upper jaw. Work 2 sc in same sp as first  sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 140 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each sc around, having 3 sc in center sc of each top corner of Jaws. Join C with sl st to first sc. 148 sc.

Teeth
1st rnd: With C, ch 5. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in next ch. 1 tr in next ch. Skip next 3 sc. Sl st in next sc.
Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Eyes (make 2)
Outer Eye
1st rnd: With C, ch 4. 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 12 dc).
Join with sl st to first dc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first dc.
Fasten off.

Inner Eye
With D, ch 3. 12 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first dc.
Fasten off.
Sew Eyes on front of Sack as shown in picture.

Fin
With A, ch 2.
1st row: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 
Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn. 3 sc.
3rd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 4 sc.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. 5 sc.
Rep last 2 rows 9 times more. 23 sc. Do not fasten off.
Ch 1. Work 1 rnd of sc evenly around outer edge of Fin, having 5 sc in top of Fin and corners. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Tail (make 2 pieces alike)
With A, ch 2.
1st row: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn. 3 sc.
3rd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 4 sc.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. 5 sc.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 9 sc.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn. 10 sc.
Rep last 2 rows 7 times more. 18 sc.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 17 sts.
Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 16 sts.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. 15 sts. Fasten off.
Sew Tail pieces tog along last row of each piece.
Tail edging: Join A with sl st to either corner of Tail. Ch 1. Work 1 rnd of sc evenly around Tail, having 5 sc in either corner. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew Eyes and Fin to top of Sack as shown in picture.

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Oh my Grandson will be so happy to receive this Sharkbite Crochet Snuggle Sack! He always says you make things for the girls but not the boys. Well this pattern is a must make for me! This is a must make on my list and I like that it's done in blanket yarn that is so thick and warm. I can see my Grandson using this while camping, or snuggling up watching tv. The pattern is well written and sound so easy to follow. Thank you for sharing this free crochet pattern.

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