Our crochet shark blanket pattern will guide you, step by step, to make an amazing and warm blanket that you and your loved ones will adore.
The best part?
You’ll be more confident in your crocheting, make fewer errors throughout the process, and in the end, create a beautiful, crochet shark blanket. With such delicate detailing you’re going to thank yourself.
But first, why the crochet shark blanket?
It will keep you warm and toasty on those chilly nights and it looks phenomenal too. It can easily be changed and turned it into a mermaid tail.
Crochet Shark Blanket Pattern
Here at Crochet News we absolutely love marine life, and what better way to celebrate our mystical ocean brothers than with this fabulous crochet shark blanket!
It will keep you nice and toasty on those chilly nights and it looks a treat too. Our personal tip on this blanket: you can change up the colors and turn it into a mermaid tail as well.
Crochet Shark Blanket Materials
- Yarn in Grey Heather, White, Cherry Red
- Some soft yarn in black
- A 6-Inch Boye Aluminium Crochet Hook, U.S size 10.5 or 6.5mm
- 20-Ounces of Fairfield Poly-Fil Premium Fibre Fill
- Lion Brand Yarn 400-5-5002, Large-Eye Blunt Needles, Set of 6
- Fiskars 5 Inch Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors
Crochet Skill Level
The skill level required to make this blanket project a success is intermediate.
The finished shark snuggle sack makes a perfect item to wrap yourself in and stay warm while reading a good book on a cold evening. Some crochet stitches you will require to be well versed with include;
- Ch: chain.
- SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease.
- Sl st: slip stitch.
- DC: double crochet.
- BLO: Back Loop Only.
- HDC: Half Double Crochet.
- Sc: Single crochet.
- DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease.
- TC: Treble Crochet.
- HDC2TOG: Half-Double Crochet Decrease.
About The Shark Blanket Pattern
The crochet shark blanket pattern is available in PDF format for those who prefer written instructional material. The pattern comes with pictures and illustrations detailing exactly what you need to do at every stage.
You do, however, need to purchase it first for a small fee before you can download it. It is copyrighted content after all.
The finished blanket is meant to serve the warming needs of an adult but you may, if you prefer, perform some tweaks here and there to make it into whatever size you want.
How To Downsize From The Adult Shark Blanket Pattern
The crochet shark blanket is such a beauty it would be a tragedy if it only came in one size.
The blanket would look simply amazing on your little ones and for that reason, we had to find a way to downsize the pattern to a smaller child or toddler size. Here’s how;
- For the main body, crochet a distance of 12 inches instead of the original 24 inches for the adult shark blanket.
- On the tail part, reduce the half double crochet rounds from to 3. This means essentially subtracting 2 rounds per section making the tail much shorter while still keeping the accurate counts.
So basically, the starting circumference should remain the same. The fin, eyes, teeth, gums, and jaw also remain the same. The blanket size changes in length by subtracting out the growth distances.
How To Crochet An Adult Shark Blanket Video
About The Color Choices
The thing about sharks is most have a greyish appearance so for the sole purpose of retaining authenticity, we recommend you stick to grey heather yarn.
A crochet shark blanket would be a hard sell if you used any other colors.
Also, you have an option to skip stuffing the fins with Fiberfil.
However, you don’t see a shark with a fin lying over its side, so don’t skip the stuffing. The small details matter a lot. You will be pleased that it won’t take you that long to start and finish this project.
In one evening, you can get started on your crochet shark tail blanket and have it ready to go by the time you go to bed.
How To Crochet An Adult Mermaid Tail Blanket
So what do you think about the crochet shark blanket? We would love to hear your thoughts, questions, and comments. We sincerely hope you are going to have a blast putting together this wonderful piece.