Shark Knitting Patterns
Celebrate sharks all year long with these projects inspired by this powerful, intelligent ocean predator that inspires such fascination and fear in us.
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Shark Attack Blanket
Kari Provencher designed this version of a shark blanket in adult sizes. Fast knit in super bulky yarn. Pictured project and great photos are by jennipoo.
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!
Toy softie shark designed by Mary Kate Long.
Great White Christmas
Kris Mimulus designed this shark tree ornament. Pictured project by floofle
Shark Fin Socks
These Selachimorpha socks (named for the scientific name for sharks) feature a shark fin shaped lace pattern and a shark skin texture on the heel. Designed by Wei S. Leong. Sizes S, M and L Pictured project by Pepperboy
Shark Hat 2
These shark hats are modifications of the Fish Hat Dead or Alive knitting pattern. Pictured project by DJdee and yarnosaurus
Adult and child sizes are available for this fierce hat designed by Allison Mcalister.
Sharon E Mooney designed this cowl that tells a story! As the designer says “The scuba diver is happily following a little fish…daa daa daa daa da da da da…SHARK!”
Whale Shark Phone Cozy
Reuben Briskie’s iPhone cover could also be knit as a toy.
Marilyn Wallace created a shark motif for wash cloths that lv2flea interpreted into a “Sharkghan” blanket.
Nuriya Khegay designed this set for 6-12 mos, 18-24 mos, 2-3 yrs. One of the 20 patterns in Adorable Animal Knits for Little People: 20 Supercute Animal-themed Hat, Mitten and Bootee Sets to Knit . Pictured project by Darecek. There are apparently some errors in the pattern so you might want to check out Ravelry project notes.
Shark Infested Waters Socks
Shark fin lace socks designed by Nancy Degener. Pictured project by LorraineF
Megalodon Shark Tooth Pillow
Vicki Brower designed this unique tooth fairy pillow after the extinct giant shark. Two sizes.
Patterns for Purchase
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)
Shark Cat Cave
Perfect for your ferocious feline! Includes 15-inch high Shark with 18-inch diameter cushion. One of the 12 patterns in the Knits for Pets book designed by Sarah J. Green and Shelle Hendrix
Shark Knit From a Square
Sheldon the Shark is constructed from a stockinette square and seamed into a shark toy shape. The fins are knit separately and sewn on. Sheldon can be knit to different sizes by using different yarn weights and gauges. One of the 25 animal patterns in Nicky Epstein’s Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature: From Flat to Fabulous – A Step-by-Step Guide.
The Shark toy softie measures 9 inches long, and 4 inches tall.
Joe the Shark is one of the 20 toy patterns in the More Knitwits book by Katie Boyette.
Doll Sized Shark Blanket
This tiny shark lapghan fits any 18 inch doll, but will also work well with any 18-20 inch stuffed animal. She also has a human sized pattern and a doll mermaid tail pattern available.
Shark Teapot Cosy
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!