Sea Creature Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for all kinds of animals who love and live in or near the water including whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, and even mermaids! To get the knitting pattern you want, scroll down and click on the link for the individual pattern.
Free Knitting Patterns
Frida the Fish
This fish amigurumi softie is about 8 in. (20 cm), though you could change the size by changing the yarn weight. Ravelrers knit this for baby toys, cat toys, mobiles, and more. Great use for scrap yarn to make stripes or self-striping yarn. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Pictured project by jenniebear
Sheldon the Turtle
This adorable turtle softie wears his removable shell like a sweater. Length: Approx. 9 inches. Designed by Ruth Homrighaus. Available in English, German, and French
Mini Octopus Hat
This adorable baby hat by Cassandra May at Little Red Window is an easy design that turns into an octopus with curly i-cord tentacles (video tutorial included!) and knit eyes. The 6 month size pattern is free at her website. Printable pdf version and other sizes are available on Etsy.
Arm Knit Orca Blanket
Slip into this cozy blanket designed by Amanda Bassetti of SimplyMaggie.com who designs many ingenious arm knitting patterns. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Length: 49” from nose to tail
This dolphin motif block can be used for dish or wash cloths, afghans, and more. Designed by Kelly Daniels. Pictured project by Hellioz
Tina13 designed this chart for a double knit reversible scarf. Familiarity with double knitting and using charts would be needed for this pattern.
Hazel the Humpback Whale
Bec Brittain designed this 26 inch softie toy whale.
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Embossed Turtle Motif Cloth
This clever design by SmarieK takes some skill but it will be worth it. Knitters have incoporated this motif into blankets, sweaters, fingerless mitts, potholders, as well as dish cloths. Pictured project by anjasword.
Softie by Thora Bey takes up very little yarn.
Toy softie fish designed by Susan Dennis comes with two tail variations, stuffed and ribbed, and is easily customized to the color and size of fish you want.
Toy softie shark designed by Mary Kate Long.
Amy Christoffers designed these mittens for toddlers but they can be customized for bigger sizes.
Great project for stash yarn. Replace the X in the fish eye with a dot for a pupil and you can revive your fish hat!
Giant Squid Hat
Designed by Matie Trewe
Most nautiloids are extinct now but they ruled the seas for 500 million years. Beth Skwarecki designed these nautiloid toys. Coiled nautiloid: approx. 7 inches long, excluding tentacles Straight nautiloid: approx. 18 inches long, excluding tentacles
Patterns for Purchase
Akiak the Walrus
This walrus toy softie measures approximately 45 cm = 18 inches from head to tail fins.
Mermaid Tail Lapghan
Can be knit flat and used as a blanket or knit in the round to use as a cocoon. She has several patterns sized for adults, teens and children, and babies.
Angler Fish, Octopus, Jelly Fish, Hermit Crab Amugurimi
These sea creature toys are included in the book Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits by Hansi Singh. Sizes depend on yarn weight. The book also includes other sea creatures including a giant skid, sea star, and sun star. Use wire and pipe cleaners to stabilize and pose the legs. Pictured project for jellyfish by jessdhill
Shark Attack Lap Blanket
Two versions included — one for knitting in the round and one for knitting flat. Small (2 to 6 years) Medium (6 to 10 years) Large (10 to 14 years)
This dolphin’s name is Sifiso, meaning ‘Hope’ in the Zulu language. His body is knitted in 1 piece and the flippers and fin are knitted separately and sewn on. 7 inches from snout to end of tail, 4 inches tall.
Beanie with fish motifs in sizes baby through adult. Pattern includes 6 sizes: Newborn * 3-6 months * 6-12 months * Toddler * Child * Adult. Designed by Martha Johnson
Double Knit Kraken Cowl
This reversible double knit cowl by kraftling can be worn around neck or pulled down around shoulders as capelet or poncho.
Goldfish in a Bag Hat
Two sizes: infant and toddler. Get the knitting pattern at Etsy
Multi-color yarn gives this knitted shell a natural look. It is knitted flat and shaped with short rows that makes the knitting fall into a natural spiral.
Knit your starfish in any size and color!
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