No-Sew Whale Crochet Pattern

Three crochet no-sew whales against a white background.

I love a quick and easy pattern and this no-sew whale crochet pattern is definitely a winner! I have a huge affinity with sea creatures and in particular dolphins and whales (there’s just something so captivating about them). In fact when I was a teenager I wanted to be a Marine Biologist. Life obviously had different plans for me but I still get to enjoy them in crochet form.

Sewing is my least favourite part of making amigurumi so this pattern is perfect for when you want to whip something up in a hurry and you don’t feel like dealing with a million ends.

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  • DK Weight Yarn in colors of your choice (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Yarn needle, stitch marker, scissors


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


The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2.5″ (6.5cm) x 2″ (5cm).
Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

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.


R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)
R7-11: [Sc] x36 (36)

In this next round we will be creating the tail and fins.
For more help with this section there is a premium pattern available with step-by-step photos.

R12: Sl st in FLO. [Ch 6, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next st, hdc in next, sc in last st. Sl st in beginning st FLO] x2. 6 sc, sl st in next stitch FLO. Ch 4, dc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next st. Sl st in beginning st FLO. 21 sc, sl st in next st FLO. Ch 4, dc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next st. Sl st in beginning st FLO. 6 sc (36)

Change colour in the first sc of this round so that the colour change is hidden by the tail.
This round is worked in the back loop only and you will be using the leftover back loops from the tail and fins on R12.

R13: BLO 2 sc, dec, [4 sc, dec] x5, 2 sc (30)
R14: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)

Insert safety eyes between R10 and R11, 5 stitches from each fin and 11 stitches apart.

R15: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R16: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)
R17: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Fasten off and weave in end.

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