No-Sew Crochet Seal Pattern

Whip up an adorable seal in under an hour with this quick and easy no-sew crochet seal pattern! It would make a great addition to your next market/craft fair or a fun gift.

I’m on a bit of a no-sew kick at the moment. Life is busy, time is short and I’m all about making the most of it with quick and cute projects.

This crochet seal is made in the same style as my no-sew bear and no-sew bunny patterns or as I like to refer to them in my rough notes, the pocket pals.

How to Crochet a Seal

This crochet seal is worked in one piece from the top down.

We’ll begin by chaining 2 and working 6 single crochet into the second chain from hook. This is my preferred starting method when using plush yarn.

The arms are made up of bobble stitches in the front loop only and the tail is 2 half double crochet popcorn stitches separated by a slip stitch.

Some simple embroidery finishes off our sweet little seal.

Why You’ll Love This Crochet Seal Pattern

  • Basic stitches: Uses mostly single crochet stitches.
  • No-sew: Doesn’t require any sewing aside from hiding ends and adding facial features.
  • Instant gratification: Can be finished in less than an hour.

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  • Super bulky yarn (I used Premier Yarns Parfait Chunky in Fog, Toffee and Cream for the seals pictured)
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • 4 ply yarn in black or black embroidery floss
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • dc – double crochet
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • FLO – front loop only
  • bo – bobble stitch
  • 4hdc-pc – 4 half double crochet popcorn
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

Special Stitches

Bobble Stitch (bo)

  1. Yarn over.
  2. Insert your hook into the indicated stitch.
  3. Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).
  4. Yarn over and pull through first 2 loops (2 loops on hook).
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 three more times in the same stitch (5 loops on hook).
  6. Yarn over and pull though all 5 loops on hook.
  7. Push bobble to the right side of fabric.

4 Half Double Crochet Popcorn (4hdc-pc)

  1. Make 4 hdc in same stitch.
  2. Remove the working loop from your hook.
  3. Insert your hook under both loops of the first hdc.
  4. Grab the working loop with your hook and pull it through the first hdc.

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Finished Size

The finished seal measures approximately 3″ (8cm) long. Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


  • Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
  • All bobble stitches are worked in the front loop only.

Pattern Instructions


R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)

R2: [Inc] x6 (12)

R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)

R4-5: [Sc] x18 (18) 2 rounds

R6: 8 sc, 3 dc, 7 sc (18)

R7: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)

R8: FLO [sc] x12 (12)

Insert safety eyes between R5 and R6 on each side of the 3 dc sts from R6, 4 sts apart.

Using 4 ply black yarn or black embroidery floss, sew a nose between R5 and R6, centred between the eyes (approximately 1 st long). Sew over it 5-6 times or until you have your desired look. Make a single vertical st down from the centre of the nose over the middle dc from R6.

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R9: 4 sc, FLO bo, 3 sc, FLO bo, 3 sc (12)

R10-11: [Sc] x12 (12) 2 rounds

R12: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Make 2 sc or as many as needed to reach the corner.

4hdc-pc in next st, ch 1, sl st through both layers, 4hdc-pc in next st, ch 1

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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