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
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
Sheldon Baby Blanket
How cute is this! Martina Niebur designed this striped baby blanket with a pocket that’s home to a cuddly turtle.
Tina13 designed this chart for a double knit reversible scarf. Familiarity with double knitting and using charts would be needed for this pattern.
Shark Bottle Cozy
Jenny Sparrow designed this bottle shark that is knit flat and seamed with felt teeth and eyes to give it personality. Great stash buster!
Jennifer Raymond’s socks feature an octopus design in stranded colorwork. XS[S, M, L, XL]
Adult and child sizes are available for this fierce hat designed by Allison Mcalister.
Hazel the Humpback Whale
Bec Brittain designed this 26 inch softie toy whale.
Opus the Octopus
Cate Carter-Evans’ octopus is worked in the round with intarsia tentacles worked flat. Opus measures 36 in. / 92 cm in length, and head diameter 8.5 in. / 21 cm
Barbara Prime created this cute tiny seal that is perfect for ornaments and little toys. She has paired it with an Innuk pattern.
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.
Amanda Berry’s cute starfish toy is knit flat and seamed. The starfish is approximately 18cm wide (at the widest point).
Laura Edwards’ sock-wearing octopus uses simple increases and decreases for shaping and a little short-row heel on each sock. Great use for leftover yarn!
Amy Christoffers designed these mittens for toddlers but they can be customized for bigger sizes.
Amber Allison designed this friendly crab with a leg span of 14 inches
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!
This keyhole scarf was designed by Thelma Egberts to match the fish hat knitting pattern above.
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
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.
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)
Crab Pillow or Toy
This cuddly crab is easily customized to different sizes by using different weights of yarn. Great stash buster!
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.
Dancing Dolphins Hat
This fair isle hat comes in two sizes – medium and large. Matching mitts wristwarmer pattern available.
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!
Orca Hand Towel and Dishcloth
Full instructions to make this hat in 4 sizes, XS,S, M & L
There She Blows Hat
This whale of a beanie can be made in 5 sizes ie XS,S,M,L & XL which covers anyone with a head circumference between 16-26 inches.