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Free Crochet Pattern – Louie the Shrimp.

I took a week off to take the kids on Vacation for Spring Break. Then I was behind when it comes to typing patterns.

This is a new addition to my Cuddly Aquarium collection. I love when I get requests to make creatures I had never thought of. Follow me on Instagram @drunkenauntwendy for what I am currently working on.

Louie isn’t tested. Let me know if you have issuesDrunken Aunt Wendy Crochet Shrimp Pattern.

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Louie the Shrimp
© DrunkenAuntWendyDesigns 2018

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Pink
I love this yarn – Orange
I love this yarn – Hot Pink
I love this yarn – Black
I love this yarn – White
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
BLO – Back Loops Only
FLO – Front Loops Only

Note: Almost the entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

 

EYES (make 2)
In Black, Ch 2

Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd CH from hook, change color to white [4].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [8].
Round 3: (INC, SC) 4 times [12].
Round 4: SC row [12].
Lightly stuff
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Set aside to attach to the head.

 

HEAD
In pink, CH 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd CH from hook [6].
Round 2: (2 SC, INC) 2 times [8].
Round 3: (3 SC, INC) 2 times [10].
Round 4: (4 SC, INC) 2 times [12].
Round 5: SC row [12].
Round 6: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 7: SC row [18].
Round 8: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 9: SC Row [24].
Round 10: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Rounds 11-12: 2 rows SC [30 stitches per row]
Round 13: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Rounds 14-17: SC in each stitch for 4 rows [36 stitches per row]
Round 18: 7 SC, 7 INC, 11 SC, 7 DEC, 3 SC. [36]
Rounds 19-21: SC in each stitch for 3 rows [36 stitches per row].

Fasten off leave a long tail for sewing.

Stuff. Place where you would like to put the eyes and run a thread from one side to the other and pull up tight to create divots for the eyes.

Sew the eyes on and embroider a mouth in black.

BODY
Note: Body is worked 2 rows of each color in the following order. Hot Pink, Pink and Orange.
Starting with Hot Pink, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12]. Change color to Pink.
Round 3: INC, 11 SC [13].
Round 4: INC, 12 SC [14]. Change color to Orange.
Round 5: INC, 13 SC [15].
Round 6: INC, 14 SC [16]. Change color to Hot Pink
Round 7: INC, 15 SC [17].
Round 8: INC, 16 SC [18]. Change color to Pink
Round 9: INC, 17 SC [19].
Round 10: INC, 18 SC [20]. Change color to Orange
Round 11: INC, 19 SC [21].
Round 12: INC, 20 SC [22]. Change color to Hot Pink
Round 13: INC, 21 SC [23].
Round 14: INC, 22 SC [24]. Change color to Pink
Round 15: INC, 23 SC [25].
Round 16: INC, 24 SC [26]. Change color to Orange
Round 17: INC, 25 SC [27].
Round 18: INC, 26 SC [28]. Change color to Hot Pink
Round 19: INC, 27 SC [29].
Round 20: INC, 28 SC [30]. Change color to Pink
Round 21: INC, 29 SC [31].
Round 22: INC, 30 SC [32]. Change color to Orange
Round 23: INC, 31 SC [33].
Round 24: INC, 32 SC [34]. Change color to Hot Pink
Round 24: INC, 33 SC [35].
Round 25: INC, 34 SC [36]. Change color to Pink
Rounds 26-27: 2 row SC [36 stitches per row]
Fasten off. Stuff and sew to head.

FEET (Make 6)
In Hot pink, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd chain from hook [6].
Round 2: SC row [6].
Fasten off and sew evenly spaced to the sides of the body.

TAIL (make 2)
In Hot Pink, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: SC row [12].
Round 4: (DEC, 4 SC) 2 times [10].
Round 5: SC row [10].
Round 6: (DEC, 3 SC) 2 times [8].
Round 7: SC row [8].
Round 8: (DEC, 2 SC) 2 times [6].
Round 9: SC row [6].
Fasten off and flatten. Sew to the bottom of the body.

 

 

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