Under the Sea

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Living inland, in the South US, and enduring these hot temperatures I very much miss the ocean. The kids and I would all love to live nearer to the ocean, right now we are at least 6 hours from the ocean.. Thinking of this, I started looking through Ravelry at patterns and came across a ton of very cute sea creatures.


Our own Ellen has a lovely pattern for Seashell Coasters. Though meant to be coasters, these would be great as embellishments or decor to go along with other sea creatures. Ellen’s pattern is easy to follow, as usual, and free so you can start this one today! I have made them and use mine as a coaster on my bookshelf beside my bed.

Seashell Coasters pattern by Ellen KapusniakSeashell coasters to bring a touch of the seaside to your home! These are knitting in chunky (bulky) weight yarn, or you can use aran/worsted weight held double. Quick to knit.

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To limit the choices, I marked free on the parameters on my search on Ravelry. However, if you are looking for more choices there are some really nice paid patterns on there for sea creatures as well. The prices are not bad either, some are just a few dollars for pattern collections, and there are some outstanding shell patterns especially. Here are some free faves that I found:

Star Whale from Doctor Who pattern by Juanita McLellanThis is a pattern for the Doctor Who alien, the Star Whale, from the episode in Season 5 (Eleventh Doctor), “The Beast Below”.

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Hazel the Humpback Whale pattern by Bec BrittainA lot of people have mentioned my improper counts — hope you all muddles through ok. There have been a lot of helpful knitters who have suggested corrections, here is artgal702’s errata, which I’m sure will be helpful:

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Medium Seashells pattern by Susan M. WhitlockThere are 4 different medium shells on the page.

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4 Sea Critter Amigurumi Patterns in 1 pattern by Karissa ColeThere’s nothing quite like a pocket sized, vegetarian shark to make your day! This little guy is super quick to workup and even comes with a few friends; you’ll find variations to make a seal, orca, and a dolphin along with the shark pattern for free @ http://ea1701.wordpress.com

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Sheldon pattern by Ruth HomrighausPattern is also available at Knit Picks here.

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Nautie pattern by Beth SkwareckiDescription from Knitty.com:

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Angelfish pattern by Jessica PolkaLion Brand Stitchfinder: Knit Sea Creature: Angelfish

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Seahorse pattern by Jessica PolkaLion Brand Stitchfinder: Crochet Sea Creature: Seahorse

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Olive – Crochet Octopus Puzzle pattern by Dedri UysOlive the Octopus is based on my Crochet Amish Puzzle Ball and as such comes apart into 3 segments that can be taken apart and reassembled at will.

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Orca Pattern pattern by Jackie LaingWould you like to see 7 projects made from this pattern and much more?

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These two patterns here make my eldest child want to learn to knit and crochet, yes!! :)

Knit Octopus pattern by Purl SohoA stuffed octopus has a distinct appeal: eight embracing arms! With such magnanimity, the Purl Bee’s alpaca Knit Octopus makes a pretty sweet companion! Each of these kits includes what you’ll need to make your own: 6 skeins of Blue Sky Sport Weight Alpaca (in Callalily or Natural White); a 2-yard piece of Blue Sky Sport Weight Alpaca in Light Gray (for the eyes); and a 12-ounce bag of poly stuffing.

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20g crocheted fish pattern by AurĂ©lie MarieMadThis is the english version of the french “Poisson 20g”.

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7 Sea Life Creatures pattern by Sarah ColeDolphin Pattern makes one ~8 inch dolphin amigurumi. You can make its larger or smaller by simply changing your hook size and yarn weight.

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Manta Ray pattern by Brigitte ReadThis pattern is the simplest I have ever designed. The second Manta took me about 2 hours. He is so simple to do and very friendly!!!

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Knit Lobster pattern by Molly MahoneyAny worsted weight yarn will work, and any needle size below 7 – gauge isn’t very important, but you don’t want the stuffing to show through.

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Nessie pattern by PattiWhat could be more fun than your own Loch Ness monster? Measuring about 9″ from head to tail, Nessie is made of Peace Fleece wool/mohair blend. This pattern works up in a couple hours and is good for advanced-beginner crocheters.

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The Deadliest Crab pattern by Amber AllisonIn honor of my favorite program, The Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, I would like to introduce you to The Deadliest Crab.

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Seahorse softie pattern by Thora BeyWould you like to see 23 projects made from this pattern and much more?

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Veil-Tails Fish / Sluierstaartvis pattern by Ami FanDeze sluierstaart vis is getest door meerdere haaksters die mijn blog al geruime tijd volgen. Ik hoop dat jij er net zoveel plezier aan beleeft om hem te haken als zij hebben gedaan. En laat me je foto’s zien als je klaar bent!

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doctor who fish from space pattern by aurelia delaneythey’re not vampires, they’re fish from space.

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Hammerhead Shark pattern by Mary Kate LongI wish I had taken pictures along the way. If anything seems tricky, please feel free to contact me!

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Knitted Prawn pattern by Hannah LovelessI seem to have a thing about knitting sea creatures, and have now developed my first own pattern based on a prawn. This cheeky chappy is knitted in the round on double pointed needles no increasing just k2tog and moving stitches from one needle to another to make a little tube.

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Keep in mind.. these are just a few of the patterns that are available out in the world. There are tons more on Ravelry, in books and magazines, on personal blogs, and even in your own imagination. So if you have beachy wishes like we do, or a kid or cat who loves sea critters, why not make your own Under the Sea paradise right in your home.

Have you made any of these already? Or any other sea creatures? Show us in our forum!

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