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Cute Crochet Shark Patterns For Kids Toy Collection

If you love making cute things with yarn, our crochet shark patterns are just for you! We made a list of super simple patterns to help you create your own adorable shark toy. It's really fun to make these sharks, and they look amazing when they're done. Our guide is easy to follow, so even if you're new to crocheting, you'll be able to make a cute shark friend to add to your collection. Let's start making a charming shark together getting inspiration from the guides we provided below.

Creative Crochet Shark Patterns

Cute Crochet Shark Free Patterns

Crochet Shark Amigurumi Tutorial

Crochet Shark Amigurumi

Explore the ocean of crochet with a fun and cozy project—a crochet shark! This adorable aquatic pal is perfect for snuggles, playtime, or even as a quirky decor piece. Whether you choose a classic gray or go wild with color, the pattern is designed to be adaptable for both chunky and standard yarn, allowing for various sizes. With a pattern simple enough for confident beginners and engaging for seasoned crocheters, you can create your very own plush shark buddy in just one day.

Materials Needed:

  • Size 6 yarn in gray (alternative colors optional)
  • Size 6 crochet hook (adjust hook size according to yarn if different from size 6)
  • White yarn for the shark's belly
  • Colored yarn for the eyes (black recommended for darker sharks, dark gray for lighter ones)
  • Crochet hook corresponding to your yarn size
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Sewing needle
  • Safety eyes (optional, choose desired size)
  • Polyester stuffing

Abbreviations Used:

  • SC - Single Crochet
  • INC - Increase (two single crochets in one stitch)
  • DEC - Decrease (combine two stitches into one)
  • SL ST - Slip Stitch
  • CH - Chain
  • HDC - Half Double Crochet

Making Process of Crochet Shark Pattern:

Starting with the Head and Body:

  • Round 1: Begin with a magic ring or chain-2 method and create 6 SC inside it.
  • Round 2: Perform INC in each stitch around.

Continue following the pattern as it prompts for increases and straight rounds until the base shape of the shark is formed.

Creating the Tail:

  • After the body is formed, extend the pattern to create the tail with a series of chains, slip stitches, and single crochets, using a special technique to angle the tail upright.

Adding Fins and Details:

  • Use chains and various crochet stitches to add side fins, a top fin, and any additional body details, paying close attention to the placement in relation to the body.

Finishing the Body:

  • Continue with several rounds of SC according to the pattern, ensuring you're creating a symmetrical and well-shaped shark body.

Creating the Belly:

  • Switch to white yarn and back loop only stitches for the belly and continue decreasing as instructed to shape the underside.

Final Decreases and Finishing:

  • Perform a series of decreases to close off the body, stuff the shark firmly, finish securing the tail, and weave in ends.
  • Attach safety eyes or embroider the eyes with yarn.

Final Touches:

  • After completing the crocheting, add the final embellishments, secure all the loose ends, and admire your finished crochet shark.

With patience and attention to detail, you'll have crafted a friendly crochet shark that's sure to make a splash wherever it goes!

Crochet Simon The Shark

Crochet Simon The Shark

Creating your crochet shark is a fun, easy project that even the youngest crafters can do. Perfect for birthdays or just because, this shark can be made in just about any color and with different types of yarn. Perfect for intermediate crocheters, this adorable project will bring a touch of ocean magic to anyone's life. Ideal as a snuggly friend for your little one, this shark measures about 21cm in length and 12.5cm in height when complete.

With detailed instructions and step-by-step guides available, you'll enjoy creating a charming crochet shark that could be the star of your next aquatic adventure.

Materials Required

  • Yarn: Fine Sport #2 (4 ply), 55% cotton and 45% acrylic blend. One ball of grey yarn (YarnArt Jeans – color 80) and one ball of white yarn (YarnArt Jeans – color 62).
  • Crochet Hook: 2.5mm (B/1). Adjust according to the yarn weight if you are using a substitute.
  • Other Materials: Black thread yarn for embroidery, polyester fiber fill, scissors, yarn needle, pins with large heads, stitch marker or thin yarn, 10mm safety eyes.

Abbreviations Used

  • 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
  • BLO: Back Loops Only
  • FO: Fasten Off
  • TO: Turn Over
  • (... x #): Repeat the pattern inside the brackets # times
  • {...}: Total stitches at the end of each round

Making Process

Head and Body:

  • Start crocheting from the front of the head towards the tail, following rounds R1 to R39 for shaping.
  • Place the safety eyes between rounds R14 and R15.
  • Use a long piece of yarn for eye sculpting to achieve the indented eye look.
  • Continue crocheting, filling the form gradually, through rounds R40 to R48.


  • Divide Round 56 into two parts, each with 10 stitches for the tail fins.
  • Crochet each fin in a spiral from R57 to R68, avoiding stuffing.
  • Finally, close the hole with a needle and weave in the ends.

This project offers a delightful mix of crafting joy and creative expression, resulting in a lovable oceanic companion.


Crochet Dolphin Shark Whale Pattern

Crochet Dolphin Shark Whale Pattern

This amazing crochet shark pattern is great for all levels of crocheters. Whether you're adding to your collection or making a gift, this easy-to-follow guide will have you hooking up your very own oceanic trio in no time.

Let's get your materials ready and explore the simple steps to bring these cuddly sea friends to life.


  • Crochet hook, 2.5mm
  • Yarn in your choice of color for the main body and white yarn for details
  • Tapestry needle and scissors
  • Stuffing
  • Safety eyes, 9mm
  • Stitch marker


  • MR: Magic Ring
  • sc: Single Crochet
  • dec: Decrease (invisible decrease recommended)
  • inc: Increase

Making Process


  1. Start with your main color in a MR, sc 6.
  2. Round 2: Inc around (12 stitches).
  3. Round 3: (Sc, inc) around (18 stitches).
  4. Continue increasing as per the pattern until the main body shape is formed. Switch to white color when creating the underbelly and face details.

Side Fins (make 2)

  1. Begin with a MR, sc 6.
  2. Follow the pattern increases to create the fin shape, ending with 12 stitches before fastening off.

Tail Fin

  1. Similar to the side fins, start with a MR but follow the pattern through until it suggests joining the two pieces to form the tail.

Back Fin (for shark and dolphin)

  1. Start with a MR, sc 6 and continue through the pattern until the back fin is completed.


  • Sew the side fins symmetrically on each side of the body.
  • Attach the tail fin horizontally for the whale and dolphin, and vertically for the shark to mimic the distinct tail direction.
  • For sharks and dolphins, sew on the back fin centered along the body.

Creating these crochet sea creatures is a fantastic way to experiment with amigurumi and enjoy quick, rewarding projects. Feel free to play around with colors and sizes by adjusting your hook and yarn choice. Grab your crochet hook, and let's bring these oceanic buddies to life!


Crochet Shark Amigurumi Pattern Free

Crochet Shark Amigurumi Pattern Free

Learn how to crochet a shark in just one weekend with this easy crochet pattern! Learn how to make your shark's mouth, eyes, and teeth. Once you've learned how to make the basic shape, we recommend using some simple detailing techniques to complete your creation. Perfect for adding some unique charm to your collection of handmade creatures. Easy to follow, this pattern is ideal for those looking to craft something special, whether for gifting or keeping.

The completed shark is both cute and cuddly, making it a great project for both adults and children to enjoy.

Materials Required:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn: Two colors desired for the main body and contrast accents.
  • Crochet Hook: 3.5mm.
  • Safety Eyes: To bring the shark to life.
  • Stuffing: Polyester fiberfill or equivalent.
  • Embroidery Floss: For detailing.
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle: For assembling the parts.

Abbreviations Used:

  • st (sts): Stitch (stitches)
  • sl st: Slip stitch
  • ch: Chain
  • sc: Single crochet
  • hdc: Half double crochet
  • dc: Double crochet
  • trc: Treble crochet
  • Rnd: Round
  • mc: Magic circle
  • inc: Increase (two stitches in one)

Making Process:


  • Top of the Head: Start with the main body color, creating a spherical shape with increases in each round until round 9, then continue without increases from rounds 10 to 17. Place safety eyes between rounds 16 and 17.
  • Bottom of the Head: Utilize the contrast color to mimic the top part, but complete fewer rounds (until round 13).

Fins and Tail:

  • Side Fins (x2): Chain 6, then form the fins using a combination of sc, hdc, dc, and trc to taper the shape.
  • Top Fin: Similar to the side fins, chain and taper. This fin involves an additional step of joining two chained pieces and creating a border with single crochet stitches.
  • Tail Fin: Start with a chain of 7, using a mix of hdc, dc, and trc stitches to form two pieces, then slip stitch these pieces together for a detailed fin shape.


  • Sew the top and bottom of the head together, adding stuffing as you go to ensure a firm shape.
  • Attach side fins approximately 7 stitches from the eyes on each side, ensuring symmetry.
  • Position the top fin slightly towards the back of the head and secure.
  • Finally, sew the tail fin in place at the back of the head.
  • For added personality, embroider the front nose lines and gills beside the eyes and fins.

This pattern offers a wonderful opportunity to create a handcrafted shark with character and charm, ready to be cherished as a toy or decorative item. Enjoy the process of bringing your shark to life with your crafting skills!


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