Free Crochet Pattern – Louie the Shrimp.

Drunken Aunt Wendy Crochet Shrimp Pattern

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].
Round 14: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42]
Rounds 15-17: SC in each stitch for 4 rows [42 stitches per row]
Round 18: 7 SC, 7 INC, 11 SC, 7 DEC, 3 SC. [42]
Rounds 19-21: SC in each stitch for 3 rows [42 stitches per row].
Round 22: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].

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.

 

 

Free Crochet Pattern – Jellyfish in a jar

Crochet your own Jellyfish in a jar

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am almost done with Pinky. NARF! Brain and Pinky should be ready to take over the world this weekend.

Crocheted Pinky and the Brain
Did you see Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain are coming back with new content on Hulu? Make your own Yakko, Wakko, and Dot and sit back and watch the show with your little friends.

I’ve also finally got back to weaving. That is my goal for this year. I want to use this expensive piece of equipment that my husband was nice enough to allow me to purchase.

Warping the loom
It is very meditative, but warping takes forever. I’m thinking of adding a luxury line of handwoven goods based on Pantone’s color of the year – Ultra Violet.

Here’s your first free pattern for the New Year. It’s a Jelly Jar! This is a great way to use up scraps of yarn. You can make many different kinds.

Bio
Sometimes you need a little jelly. This little jellyfish hangs out in a jar.

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn – Any color
Mason Jar
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Abbreviations
SC – Single 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

Note: 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.

BODY
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Rounds 7-9: 3 rows SC [36 stitches per row].

Round 10: (DEC, 4 SC) 6 times [30].
Round 11: SC row [30].
Start stuffing
Round 12: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].
Round 13: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18].
Round 14: in BLOs (DEC, SC) 6 times [12].
Round 15: DEC [6].
Fasten off. Thread needle through last row stitches and pull up tight to close.

SKIRT
Join yarn with a slip stitch to any unused loop from Round 14 on the Body.
Round 1: INC in each stitch [24].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [48].
Fasten off.

TENTACLES – make 5
Ch 15
Row 1: INC in each stitch [30].
Fasten off.
Sew one tentacle in the center and the other four around it.
Place in jar.

Sheldon the Crab – free crochet pattern

Crochet Crab pattern

I’ve decided this year to start blogging my patterns. They will be available free in the untested version. If you would like the tested .pdf version with no ads, visit my etsy shop Drunken Aunt Wendy. I also have kits available to make Sheldon in his alternate light blue and purple color scheme. This is my Cuddly Aquarium series. Other in this series include Puck the Seal, Max the Mantis Shrimp, Lennie the Jellyfish, Silas the Snail, Cecilia the Narwhal, and Lucy the Lobster. All are available in my Etsy Shop. I have a few more to design and print and I will issue an ebook.

Sheldon started out as a way for me to figure out how to make claws and then moved on from there.

The pattern is below. As most crocheters say, please provide a link back to me so that I can get credit for this design.

SHELDON the Crab

Created in Vanna’s Choice Sapphire (A) and Vanna’s Choice Baby Little Boy Blue (B)

CLAW (make 2 in A)

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. *3sc, dec* around, sc remaining stitches (should be 3)
  4. SC row
  5. *2sc, dec* around sc remaining stitches
  6. SC row
  7. *1sc, dec* around, sc remaining stitches
  8. SC row
  9. dec around

fasten off and sew up opening.

BOTTOM (B)

  1. 6 in magic ring
  2. inc each stitch (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* 6 times (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* 6 times (24)
  5. *3sc, inc* 6 times (30)
  6. *4sc, inc* 6 times (36)
  7. *5sc, inc* 6 times (42)
  8. *6sc, inc* 6 times (48)
  9. *7sc, inc* 6 times (54)
  10. *8sc, inc* 6 times (60)
  11. *9sc, inc* 3 times, sc remaining stitched (63)
  12. SC Row
  13. *10 sc, inc* 3 times, sc around (66)
  14. SC ROW
  15. *11 sc, inc * 3 times, sc around (69)
  16. *12 sc, Inc* 3 times, SC Around (72)
  17. *13 sc, inc* 3 times, SC Around (75)
  18. *14 Sc, inc* 3 times, SC Around (78)
  19. *15 sc, inc * 3 times, SC Around (81)
  20. *16 sc, inc* 3 times, SC around (84)

Fasten Off

TOP (A)

  1. 6 in magic ring
  2. inc each stitch (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* 6 times (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* 6 times (24)
  5. *3sc, inc* 6 times (30)
  6. *4sc, inc* 6 times (36)
  7. *5sc, inc* 6 times (42)
  8. *6sc, inc* 6 times (48)
  9. *7sc, inc* 6 times (54)
  10. *8sc, inc* 6 times (60)
  11. *9sc, inc* 6 times (66)
  12. *10 sc, inc * 6 times (72)
  13. *11sc, inc * 6 times (78)
  14. *12 sc, inc * 6 times (84)

15.-16  SC rows

17.        SC top to bottom

18-20    SC Rows

LEGS (make 8 in B)

  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 under top overlap four on each side.

Antennae (make 2 in B)

  1. 4sc in magic ring
  2. inc around (8)
  3. *1sc, inc* 4 times (12)
  4. sc row
  5. *1sc, dec* 4 times (8)
  6. 4 dec (4)

7-8              SC rows

Fasten off and sew to top as in photo

Connectors between claw and body (make 2 in A)

  1. Chain 8 and joins with a slip stitch to make a ring

2-6              Single Crochet

  1. 2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc
  2. 2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc

9-10          Single crochet

Join with slip stitch

Sew to claw, stuff arm and sew to front of crab, just outside the antennae line (as in photo)

EYES (White make two)

  1. 6 sc in magic ring
  2. 2 inc, 2 hdc inc, 2 inc

Fasten off. Sew to front of body in between antennae under the top overhang

PUPILS (black make two)

  1. 4sc in magic ring, fasten off, sew to bottom of eyes as in photo