Free Crochet Seal Pattern

 

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Let’s talk baby seals! Don’t you just love how cute and fluffy they are?! My heart just melts when I see that adorable innocent look in their big eyes. I wanted to recreate that look in my Amigurumi seal, which will hopefully melt your loved ones’ heart once they receive this special gift. This free crochet seal pattern is quite simple and there is minimum sewing involved which is always a bonus! 🙂

 

Free Crochet Seal Pattern – Notes

Skill level: basic/intermediate crochet skills and knowledge

Finished size – length: 20cm / 8 inches

Finished size – height: 8.5cm / 3.5 inches


Free Crochet Seal Pattern – Materials and Equipment

Yarn I used:

– Fine Sport #2 = 4 ply

– 55% cotton and 45% acrylic

– 1x ball of cream yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 03 – (50g/160m)

 

I like to purchase my YarnArt Jeans from Amazon HERE or from Etsy HERE. If you would like to check some great substitutes for YarnArt Jeans then have a read of my Best Yarn for Making Amigurumi tutorial. You can find the substitutes towards the end of the article.

 

Or just simply use any 100% cotton that will work just as well. You can also use 100% acrylic if you prefer to work with this type of yarn.

 

Other materials used:

– a long piece of black thread yarn for eye brow and whisker embroidery

– a long piece of black sport or light worsted yarn for nose embroidery

– polyester fibre fill

 

Crochet hook: I used 2.5mm = B/1, if using different weight of yarn then refer to hook size recommendations on the yarn but go one size smaller. I highly recommend this ergonomic crochet hook set from Amazon as it comes in a stylish case and with other accessories such as stitch markers etc.

 

Other equipment used: scissors, yarn needle, pins with large heads, stitch marker or thin yarn to use instead, 12mm safety eyes

 

Choking hazard warning: the use of safety eyes poses a choking risk for children under the age of 3 therefore I recommend using embroidery instead.

Free Crochet Seal Pattern – Abbreviations Used

This pattern is written using US crochet terminology

MR: magic ring

ST: stitch

SC: single crochet stitch

HDC: half double crochet stitch

DC: double crochet stitch

CH: chain stitch

SL: slip stitch

INC: increase = two single crochet stitches in the same stitch

L INC: large increase = three single crochet stitches in the same stitch

INV DEC: invisible decrease = insert the hook into the front loop of the first stitch (two loops on hook) and immediately insert it again into the front loop of the next stitch (three loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook (two loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the two loops on the hook to finish your invisible decrease

BLO: back loops only

FO: fasten off

(…..) x 6: repeat the pattern inside the brackets by the given number (in this example, repeat the pattern in the brackets 6 times)

{…}: number shown inside these brackets equals the number of total stitches at the end of each round

Free Crochet Seal Pattern – Let’s Get Started!

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How to Crochet the Head and the Body

Crochet from the front of the head towards the back flippers.

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next ST {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6: SC in each ST around {30}

R7: SC in next 2 ST, INC, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {36}

R8: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 6 {42}

R9-R11 (3 rounds): SC in each ST around {42}

R12: SC in next 3 ST, INC, (SC in next 6 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {48}

R13: SC in next 18 ST, INC in next 12 ST, SC in next 18 ST {60}

R14: SC in each ST around {60} – leave the stitch marker in at the start of R14 as you will need to refer to it when placing the eyes

R15: (SC in next 9 ST, INC) x 6 {66}

R16: SC in each ST around {66}

R17: SC in next 5 ST, INC, (SC in next 10 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 5 ST {72}

R18-R28 (11 rounds): SC in each ST around {72}

R29: (SC in next 10 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {66}

R30: SC in each ST around {66}

R31: SC in next 12 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC) x 4, SC in next 8 ST {61}

R32-R33 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {61}

You can now place the eyes:

– stuff the head well first

– place eyes between rounds R14 and R15

– first eye – count 20 stitches from your marker at the start of R14 and place the eye between ST20 and ST21

– second eye – count 40 stitches from your marker at the start of R14 and place the eye between ST40 and ST41

– it helps to use pins with large heads to first mark the spots where the eyes will be placed – you can make a decision whether you are happy with the placement and if it looks symmetrical before you insert the safety eyes; the safety eyes usually make a large hole in between the stitches so it is not recommended to change the placement of the eyes once they are in (Pic H1)

– you can now insert the safety eyes but do not put the safety backs on yet (Pic H2)

 

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Sculpting the eyes (indented eye look):

– take a long piece of yarn and thread your needle

– remove the left eye; place the needle in a stitch next to the left eye hole (Pic H3)

– remove the right eye; come across the side with the needle and place it into a stitch next to the right eye hole; pull all the way through till the yarn tail is not showing

– place your needle in a second stitch next to the right eye and come across the side with the needle again (Pic H5)

– repeat the process back and forth between the two eye holes while pulling on the yarn tightly each time you come across the side

– you will need to repeat this about three times until you achieve the indented eye look you want and then you can weave the yarn in (Pic H7)

– place the eyes back in the holes; remove some or most of the stuffing and place the safety backs on making sure they snap in place tightly (Pic H8)

– you can now re-stuff the head and continue crocheting R34

R34: SC in next 12 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC) x 4, SC in next 7 ST {56}

R35-R36 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {56}

R37: SC in next 12 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 4, SC in next 6 ST {51}

R38: SC in each ST around {51}

R39: SC in next 12 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 4, SC in next 5 ST {46}

R40: SC in each ST around {46}

R41: SC in next 12 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 4, SC in next 4 ST {41}

R42: SC in each ST around {41}

R43: SC in next 12 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 4, SC in next 3 ST {36}

R44: SC in each ST around {36}

R45: SC in next 12 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 4, SC in next 2 ST {31}

R46: SC in each ST around {31}

R47: SC in next 12 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 4, SC in next ST {26}

R48-R50 (3 rounds): SC in each ST around {26}

R51: (SC in next 11 ST, INV DEC) x 2 {24}

R52: SC in each ST around {24}

R53: (SC in next 10 ST, INV DEC) x 2 {22}

R54: (SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC) x 2 {20}

R55: SC in each ST around {20}

Do not fasten off and continue to crochet the back flippers as described in the next section.

 

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How to Crochet the Back Flippers

Continue to crochet from R55 from the previous section, crochet as two separate flippers.

– Split R55 from previous section into two parts

– Each part will have 10 stitches and will form one flipper

– Do not cut off the yarn at the end of R55 and continue to crochet in spiral

– Do not stuff the flippers

 

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First flipper:

R56: SC in next 10 ST {10} – Pic T1 & T2

R57: (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 2 {12}

R58: (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 4 {16}

R59: SC in each ST around {16}

R60: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 4 {20}

R61: SC in each ST around {20}

R62: (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 4 {24}

R63-R69 (7 rounds): SC in each ST around {24}

R70: (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {18}

R71: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 6 {12}

R72: SC in each ST around {12}

Close the hole with a needle; FO and weave the yarn end in.

Second flipper:

– Go back to R55 and attach new yarn to the first stitch of the second part of R55 (Pic T3)

– Continue to crochet R56 to R72 as per the pattern for the first flipper

 

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How to Crochet the Front Flippers

Crochet from the end of the flipper towards the body.

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 3 {21}

R5-R9 (5 rounds): SC in each ST around {21}

R10: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {18}

R11-R12 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {18}

R13: INV DEC, SC in next 16 ST {17}

R14: SC in each ST around {17}

R15: INV DEC, SC in next 15 ST {16}

R16: SC in each ST around {16}

R17: (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 2 {14}

R18: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 2 {12}

R19: SC in each ST around {12}

R20: SC in next 2 ST and then SC the sides together to close the opening

Do not stuff the flippers; FO and leave a long tail for sewing.

Free Crochet Seal Pattern – Assembly

Front flippers: First pin the flippers to each side of the body making sure they look symmetrical. Then sew them to the body, I placed each flipper between R17 & R24.

Nose embroidery: You can embroider the nose using a long piece of sport or light worsted yarn. First mark the corners of the nose with pins and then outline the shape of the nose with the yarn. You can then fill in the nose.

Eye brow and whisker embroidery: You can embroider the eye brows and whiskers using a long piece of black thread yarn as shown in the photos below. I embroidered the eye browse between R17 and R19 with 17 STs between them. You can choose to embroider as many whiskers as you wish; I went for 3 whiskers on each side.

 

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Free Crochet Seal Pattern – Your Finished Crochet Toy:

You have now finished your crochet toy. I hope you found my free crochet seal pattern easy to follow and enjoyed making the seal!

I would very much welcome your feedback so please do leave a comment in the comment box at the bottom of this page. And don’t forget that I love to see your finished toys so please share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #cuddlystitchescraft

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More Free Amigurumi patterns for you to enjoy:

Free Crochet Sheep Pattern
Free Crochet Cat Pattern
Free Crochet Jellyfish Pattern

 

 

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