Cuddly Aquarium · Free Patterns

Free Crochet Pattern – Lucy the Lobster


I’m still beading and working on the new ami-along from amigurumipatterns.net. It is a princess and her elf friend. I will post pictures when I’m done. It is nowhere near as large as last month’s 2 foot tall pirate bear.

Lucy is next in the Cuddly Aquarium Collection. She’s in the testing process now. Let me know if I should do a video of how to do the claws. The other members of the Cuddly Aquarium include Louie the Shrimp and Gus the Baby Platypus. If you are a member of my mailing list you have access to even more from my Cuddly Aquarium series.

Lucy is a sassy lobster. She doesn’t appreciate being called a bottom feeder and she absolutely loved SNLs Diner Lobster sketch this week. Make her in any color. I think, blue, green or purple would be fun. Make sure to #drunkenauntwendy if you post a picture of your completed Lucy.

Crocheted Lobster Pattern Drunken Aunt Wendy

 

Materials
Size D Crochet Hook
Vanna’s Choice Baby Cheery Cherry (two skeins)
Scraps of white and black

Tips
Use a piece of yarn in a contrasting color to mark the beginning of every row.

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
INC – 2 single Crochet in the same stitch DEC – Single crochet two stitches together SLST – Slip Stitch
BLO – back loops only

BODY
1. SC 6 in magic ring
2. INC in each stitch
3. SC Row
4. (SC 1, INC) 6 times
5. SC row
6. (SC 2, INC) 6 times
7. SC Row
8. (SC 3, INC) 6 times
9. SC ROW
10. (SC 4, INC) 6 times
11. SC Row
12. (SC 5, INC) 6 times
13. (SC 6, INC) 6 times
14-31 SC each Row
32. (SC5, DEC) 6 times
33. SC Row
34. (SC 4, DEC) 6 times
35. SC Row
36. SC Row BLO
37. DEC, SC 16, (DEC) twice, SC 16, DEC
38-39 SC ROW
40. SC Row BLO
41-43 SC Row
44-59 Repeat Rows 40-43 four times
Stuff
SC opening together

PLATING ON TAIL

On main body using the unworked loops, join yarn at the approximate halfway point. SC, *Skip 1, DC 5 in next stitch, Skip 1, SC* Repeat 3 more times. NOTE does not go all the way around.

Repeat for every row of unworked loops. Sew in ends.
TAIL (make 3)

1. 4 SC in magic ring
2. INC in each stitch
3-4. SC Rows
5. (INC, SC 3) twice
6-7. SC Rows
8. (INC, SC 4) twice
9-10. SC Rows
11. (INC, SC 5) twice
12-13. SC Rows
14. (INC, SC 6) twice
15-16 SC Rows
Join with SL ST, Fasten Off.
Sew overlapping to bottom of lobster tail. LEGS – (make 6)
1. 4sc in magic ring
2. inc in each stitch around
3. single crochet through BLO
4-7 SC
8 2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc
9 SC row
10-13 repeat 8 and 9, twice
14-15 SC rows
Fasten off and join to side of body three on each side as in the picture. CLAW – (make 2)
Claw is initially made in two parts and then single crocheted together before you finish the base

Large part of claw.
1. 2sc into magic ring
2. inc in each stitch (4)-
3. inc, 3sc (5)
4. inc, 4sc (6)
5. inc, 5sc (7)
6. inc, 6sc (8)
7. inc, 7sc (9)
8. inc, 8 sc (10)
9. inc, 9 sc (11)
10. inc, 10 sc (12)
11. inc, 11 sc (13)
12. inc, 12 sc (14)
13. inc, 13 sc (15)
14. inc, 14 sc (16)
15. inc, 15 sc (17)
fasten off

small part of claw
1. 2sc into magic ring
2. inc in each stitch (4)-
3. inc, 3sc (5)
4. inc, 4sc (6)
5. inc, 5sc (7)
6. inc, 6sc (8)
7. inc, 7sc (9)
8. inc, 8 sc (10)
9. inc, 9 sc (11)
do not fasten off.

Base
1. Single crochet join with one stitch to side of big claw, continue sc row around claw to other side, single crochet join on far side (should be a two stitch gap) finish the row in single crochet (27 stitches)
2. SC Row, sew gap between two parts of claw together, start stuffing
3-7. SC Rows
4. *3sc, dec* around, sc remaining stitches (should be 3)
5. SC row
6. *2sc, dec* around sc remaining stitches
7. SC row
8. *1sc, dec* around, sc remaining stitches
9. SC row
10. dec around
fasten off, stuff and sew up opening.

ARMS (make two – these connect the claws to the body.

1. 4 sc
2. INC each stitch around
3-10. SC Rows
11. (DEC) twice, SC, (INC) twice SC
12-13. SC Rows
14. (DEC) twice, SC, (INC) twice SC
15-16. SC Rows
17. (DEC) twice, SC, (INC) twice SC
18-19. SC Rows
Joins with still stitch, Fasten off. Stuff. Sew closed part to claws. Sew open part to sides of body
SMALL ANTENNAE (make 2) Chain 11, Turn SC 10
Sew to the front of the face sticking forward like feelers.

LARGE ANTENNAE (Make 2) Chain 21, Turn, SC 20
Sew above small antennae aiming towards the rear of the lobster. Then tack down the other end leaving space to sew the eyes under.

EYES (Make 2)

SC 6 in magic ring, pull tight and join with a SL ST.
Embroider a fleck of white on the eye and sew to the top of the head under and slightly outside the large antennae.

Crocheted Lobster Pattern

 

 

 

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