Shark Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern
It’s Shark Week! I know I’m a little late to the party but I couldn’t resist making something fun for it and this Shark Wall Hanging fit the bill perfectly. I mean, what’s not to love about that goofy face?
The design is pretty simple but it does require some sewing and colour changing experience. How you deal with the ends is completely up to you. My preferred method is to knot and tie them, nothing fancy here.
Before we get stuck into the pattern let’s get real for a moment and talk about fringe… you either love it or you hate it and unfortunately I hate it, with a passion. I can never get it straight and even so if you have any tips please send them my way.
This wall hanging would make a really cool decor piece in a kids room or a fin-tastic gift for a shark lover (ha see what I did there).
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- Worsted Weight Yarn in light grey (g), red (r) and background colour (bc) (I used 4 Seasons Spot Saver USA Style in Silver, Red and Sky)
- DK Weight Yarn in black and white (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Pure Black and Paper White)
- 5mm and 2.5mm crochet hooks
- 8″ of 8mm dowel rod
- Twine/Yarn for hanging
- Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- inc – increase
- sk – skip
- st/s – stitch/es
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 6” x 7” (15cm x 8cm) when using the materials listed.
The wall hanging is worked in rows of single crochet from the bottom up with a turning chain at the start of each row.
The ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
I change colours the same way that I do for amigurumi: How to Change Colours in Amigurumi
Below is the chart and the written instructions for the facial details. You can purchase the full written pattern here.
Finish the top of the wall hanging with a row of sl sts.
Fasten off leaving a tail of about 70cm for attaching to the hanging rod.
EYES (DK Weight Yarn, 2.5mm hook – make 2, black)
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)
Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.
In white, make 7 surface sl sts between R2 and R3.
TEETH (DK Weight Yarn, 2.5mm hook – white)
Ch 39. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 2 chs. [Ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 2 chs] x12, ending with a sl st in the last ch (13 teeth)
- Sew the teeth in place over the red mouth section making sure that no red shows around the outside and no grey shows on the inside. I only sewed the base in place and left the teeth free.
- Sew the eyes over R11 and R14, approximately 2-3 sts from each edge.
For more help with the following sections there is a premium pattern available.
ATTACHING THE FRINGE
To create the fringe, cut 12” pieces of grey yarn. Each piece of fringe is made up of 3 strands.
Starting with the left most foundation chain, attach fringe in every 2nd chain, ending in the last chain. Trim the ends so that they’re even.
ATTACHING TO THE ROD
Weave the leftover yarn tail over and under the dowel from front to back and through the first stitch. Repeat in each stitch across. Weave in end.
To hang the project, wrap twine or yarn several times around one end of the dowel and tie a knot at the back. Determine the length you want for your hanging loop and repeat the process on the other end of the dowel. Trim off any excess.
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