Crocheted Sea Creatures

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Crocheted Sea Creatures includes amigurumi patterns to make 12 very realistic marine animals! It includes helpful photographs, stitch diagrams and detailed written pattern instructions.


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Crocheted Sea Creatures

Title: Crocheted Sea Creatures
Available from Amazon.
Designed by: Vanessa Mooncie
Publisher: GMC Books
ISBN: 978-1-86108-757-7
Current List Price: *19.95

Did You Know? These Sea Creatures are spectacular!

Crocheted Sea Creatures

Crocheted Sea Creatures is 160-pages in length. It includes helpful photographs, stitch diagrams and detailed written pattern instructions.

You will find the table of Contents on pages 6-7, and an introduction to the Designer, Vanessa Mooncie, on page 8. A photo gallery including full-page images of each of the projects can be found from page 9-22.

The Techniques section begins on page 144 and the Crochet Stitches section which includes helpful illustrations and written instructions, begins on page 147. The Abbreviations and Conversions information, including UK and US crochet terms are located on page 156.

The Crocheted Sea Creature patterns can be found from page 24 to page 143. Each project includes at least one “Did You Know?” fact about the sea creature and a cute riddle / joke about it too.

Crocheted Sea Creature Patterns

  • Starfish | finished size: 21.5 cm (8.5 inches) wide | DK Weight Yarn [3] | 3 mm crochet hook
  • Whale | finished size: 48 cm (19 inches) long X 11.5 cm (4.5 inches) wide at the widest end | Chunky Weight Yarn [5] | 4.5 mm crochet hook
Crocheted Sea Creatures GMC Books Crochet Jellyfish
  • Jellyfish | finished size: 14 cm (5.5 inches) diameter X 61 cm (24 inches) from the top of the hood to the tip of the tentacles | DK Weight Yarn [3] | 3 mm crochet hook
  • Shark | finished size: 56 cm (22 inches) long | DK Weight Yarn [3] | 3 mm and 4.5 mm crochet hooks
Crocheted Sea Creatures GMC Books Shark
  • Puffer Fish | finished size: 11.5 cm (4.5 inches) diameter | DK Weight Yarn [3] | 3 mm crochet hook
Crocheted Sea Creatures Puffer Fish GMC Books
  • Lobster | finished size: 30 cm (12 inches) long body | Chunky Weight Yarn [5] and small amounts of DK Weight Yarn [3] | 3 mm and 4.5 mm crochet hooks
  • Sea urchin | finished size: 38-42 cm (15-16.5 inches) circumference | Chunky Weight Yarn [5] | 4.5 mm crochet hook
  • Hermit Crab | finished size: 23 cm (9 inches) length (excluding first legs and claws) | Chunky Weight Yarn [5] and small amounts of DK Weight Yarn [3] | 3 mm and 4.5 mm crochet hooks
  • Seahorse | finished size: 30 cm (12 inches) long | Sport Weight Yarn [2] and small amounts of DK Weight Yarn [3] | 3 mm crochet hook
  • Octopus | finished size: 21.5 cm (8.5 inches) high X 45.5 cm (18 inches) wide | DK Weight Yarn [3] | 3 mm crochet hook
  • Angler Fish | finished size: 32 cm (12.5 inches) long | DK Weight Yarn [3] | 2.5 mm and 3 mm crochet hooks
  • Nautilus | finished size: 28 cm (11 inches) from the back of the shell to the front of the head | DK Weight Yarn [3] | 3 mm and 3.5 mm (E) crochet hooks

Before you dive into your project, I recommend you flip to page 145 to go over the Techniques, Crochet Stitches and Finishing Touches sections. These patterns are written in UK Crochet Terminology and they include stitch charts (with stitch keys) in universal crochet terminology.

Getting Started

The Getting Started section explains the materials required for the projects. It also provides information about the tension (aka gauge) and how to check your tension and make a swatch. It outlines the crochet hook sizes used, what type of needles you will need, how to substitute yarns successfully and how to read the charts that are included.

Crochet Stitches

  • holding the hook and yarn
  • magic ring
  • slip knot
  • chain (ch)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • double crochet stitch (dc) – US single crochet (sc)
  • half treble stitch (htr) – US half double crochet (hdc)
  • treble stitch (tr) – US double crochet (dc)
  • increasing (dc2inc) and decreasing (dc2dec)
  • working into the front or back loop only
  • joining in colors
  • fastening off

The techniques and crochet stitches are explained fully and diagrams have been included to illustrate the instructions. The abbreviations and conversations for UK and US crochet terminology are included on page 156.

Finishing Touches

The Finishing Touches are explained from page 153 to 155. This section includes information about stuffing, seams and embroidery stitches.

The amigurumi are created using simple crochet stitches and with the included stitch charts (which use universal crochet language and include keys) and the detailed techniques section, the patterns are easy to follow and understand.

Which of these crochet sea creatures is your favorite?

My son’s (he’s 11) favorite sea creature is the shark and my daughter’s (she’s 12) favorite is the jellyfish. My favorite is the octopus!

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10 Comments

  1. It would be hard to choose one because I would want to make them all. I would probably want to start with the jelly fish but would be pestered by my teenager to make the angler fish first instead.

  2. These sea animals are awesome. I’ve only made a dolphin but these are great!

  3. I grew up by the ocean, in another life I am a mermaid riding a seahorse, I love the seahorse

  4. The Crochet Sea Creatures book would be a great guide for a coral reif project I’ve been planing.

  5. Your review makes me want this book. Thanks. I also love your patterns. Especially the angels.
    Barbara