Wilfred the Whale by Brenda K. B. Anderson
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Wilfred the Whale

Crochet
September 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
6.5 mm (K)
This pattern is available from cooperativepress.com for $5.00.

This huggable whale makes an adorable gift for a child (or for
your inner child). He is simple and quick to make with a large
hook and just one skein of bulky, washable yarn.

Required Skills
Adjustable ring
Basic embroidery
Basic increases and decreases
Basic sewing (seaming)
Basic stitches (ch, sc, sl st)
Crochet flat (back and forth)
Crochet in the round
Front and back loop only stitches

Finished Measurements
Length: approx 10” / 25.5cm from nose to tip of tail
Circumference: approx 15.75” / 40cm, measured around body
just in front of eyes

Materials
Knit Picks Biggo 50% superwash merino wool, 50% nylon;
110yds / 101m per 100g skein
; color: Wonderland Heather;
1 skein
Small amount (approx 1 yd / 1m) of black yarn for mouth
US size K/10.5 (6.5mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain
gauge
Stitch marker
2 black, size 15 mm safety eyes or doll joints
Yarn needle
Polyester fiberfill

Gauge
Rnds 1–5 = 3¾“ / 9.5cm in diameter

Pattern Notes
Wilfred’s Body is worked in a spiral, starting with an
adjustable ring. Do not join rounds. Side fins are made
separately (also worked in a spiral starting with an adjustable
loop) and later stitched onto body. Tail fin is worked back and
forth in rows and then stitched to body. Turning chains do not
count as a stitch.