Jonah the Crab by Kate E. Hancock

Jonah the Crab

Crochet
April 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
16cm across from leg tip to leg tip
both US and UK
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Jonah the crab lives under a stone in a small rock pool. He’s very pleased with it. By day he sleeps tucked up in the warm sand and by night he performs his tap dancing shows for all the beach to see. He’s become quite famous for his daring displays of speed tapping as he ducks for cover from the local seagulls.

Jonah measures approximately 6.5 inches / 16 cm across from leg tip to leg tip, using a DK weight yarn. However, he can be made from any weight yarn and appropriate hook for different sizes. The advantage of this pattern is that it’s all joined together as you go, so no sewing of limbs on afterwards. Once finished you have only to stitch on the eyes and eyelids. This is an intermediate skilled pattern, but it is an easy pattern to follow with plenty of phots and if you run in to any problems you will always be welcome to contact me for any extra help.
This pattern is available in US and UK Terminology and you will receive a download link to both files.

This is an Intermediate skilled pattern as stitches required include:

• Slip Stitch
• Chain Stitch
• Double Crochet (UK) Single Crochet (US)
• Half Treble Crochet (UK) Half Double Crochet (US)
• Treble Crochet (UK) Double Crochet (US)
• Increasing
• Decreasing

Materials needed:

• 50g of DK weight yarn - I used Red
• 3.5mm (E) crochet hook
• Small amount of black and white yarn (for crochet eyes option) or
• 2 x 20mm safety eyes
• Toy filling
• Yarn needle
• Stitch markers