Stingray: Kite Of The Sea by Shawn Torres

Stingray: Kite Of The Sea

Crochet
March 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.75 mm (F)
32 - 35 yards (29 - 32 m)
US
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This pattern is available from etsy.com for $7.50.

This stingray is part of my ebook “Craft Fair Cuties: Creatures Of The Sea.” You may buy them as a set with four other creatures.

Gauge is not important so long as it is tight, so use whatever hook you need to ensure a nice tight gauge so your stuffing doesn’t poke through. I used Red Heart Super Saver and an F (3.75 mm) hook and here are the yarn usages according to my gauge: Main Color (about 20 yards), Contrasting Color (about 11 yards), Mouth Color (about 4 yards), and black (about one yard) for the eyes.

I designed a set of small animals for a few reasons. One, I enjoy a nice palate cleanse after (and sometimes during) a large project, it is nice to have a nice and easy instant gratification. Two, I love having small little creatures on hand to give out to little people that might be watching me as I work in public (which I do often). Three, they are wonderful to have as nice and inexpensive items on your craft fair table, it is hard to say no to the kid you dragged with you to a craft fair when the little thing they want is so cute and cheap. :)

This stingray is worked flat and contains some images to guide you along the way. As always, my images are on the last few pages of the pattern so that if you want to conserve ink you can leave off the last few pages when printing.