FREE Sea Otters Crochet Pattern

FREE Sea Otters Crochet Pattern

Have you seen anything more adorable than a pair of cuties OTTERLY in love? Of course not! 😉 This is a perfect project for crocheters of all levels.


 

 

You can purchase the premium PDF version HERE. Thank you for supporting my designs!

 

Note: Please do not copy/redistribute any part of this pattern as your own. Feel free to sell your finished products in small quantities – I only ask that you give credit to help support my work :). I would also love for you to share photos of your cute creations made with my pattern by tagging me on Instagram @curiouspapaya. Thank you!

 

*We will be working in a spiral.

 

MATERIALS: 

-Cream, brown, and dark brown yarn. (Here, I’m using Impeccable Solids by Loops & Threads in Heather, Soft Taupe, and Chocolate Brown).

-Size 3.25 mm hook

-Yarn needle, scissors, stitch markers, fabric glue

-Black embroidery thread for the eyes (can substitute with safety eyes too)

-Fiber fill stuffing

-Dog brush (a cheap Dollar Store one will do perfectly)

-Optional for the tail: 4 inches of pipe cleaner

 

TERMS:

 

-DEC: decrease

-FLO:  front loops only

-INC: increase

-SC: single crochet

-SLST: slip stitch

-ST(s): stitch(es)

-RND(s): round(s)

-(…) x #: repeat directions in the parentheses # of times

HEAD (in cream yarn)

 

RND 1: Make a magic circle and (SC) x 6 [6]

RND 2: (INC) x 6 [12]

RND 3: (SC, INC) x 6 [18]

RND 4: (2 SC, INC) x 6 [24]

RND 5: (3 SC, INC) x 6 [30]

RND 6: (4 SC, INC) x 6 [36]

RND 7-10: SC all around (4 RNDs total) [36]

RND 11: (SC, INC) x 6, 24 SC [42]

RND 12-13: SC all around (2 RNDs total) [42]

RND 14: (5 SC, DEC) x 6 [36]

RND 15: (4 SC, DEC) x 6 [30]

RND 16: (3 SC, DEC) x 6 [24]

RND 17: (2 SC, DEC) x 6 [18]

Change to brown yarn. Stuff the body as you go. Continue onto the body. 

 

BODY (in brown yarn)

 

RND 1: FLO – SC all around [18]

RND 2: (2 SC, INC) x 6 [24]

RND 3: (3 SC, INC) x 6 [30]

RND 4-14: SC all around (11 RNDs total) [30]

RND 15: (3 SC, DEC) x 6 [24]

RND 16: (2 SC, DEC) x 6 [18]

RND 17: (SC, DEC) x 6 [12]

Stuff some more with the tips of your scissors. Fasten off and sew the hole closed. 

 

EARS (make two, in brown yarn)

 

RND 1: Make a magic circle and (SC) x 6 [6]

RND 2: SC all around [6]

 

Fasten off, leaving a shorter tail for sewing.

 

NOSE (in brown yarn)

 

RND 1: CH 4. Starting in the second CH from the hook, SC in the next two ST. (SC) x 3 into the next ST. Work along the bottom of the CH now. SC into the next 3 ST. SLST into the first ST and fasten off.

 

ARMS (in brown yarn)

 

RND 1: Make a magic circle and (SC) x 10 [10]

RND 2-9: SC all around (8 RNDs total) [10]

 

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing. Do not stuff.

 

FEET (in brown yarn)

 

RND 1: Make a magic circle and (SC) x 10 [10]

RND 2-3: SC all around (2 RNDs total) [10]

RND 4: (3 SC, DEC) x 2 [8]

RND 5: SC all around [8]

RND 6: (2 SC, DEC) x 2 [6] RND 7: SC all around [6]

 

Fasten off and sew the hole closed going through the FLO, leaving a tail for sewing.

TAIL (in brown yarn)

 

RND 1: Make a magic circle and (SC) x 3 [3]

RND 2: (INC) x 3 [6]

RND 3: SC all around [6]

RND 4: (SC, INC) x 3 [9]

RND 5-9: SC all around (4 RNDs total) [9]

 

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. You can use a 4 inch pipe cleaner folded in half to make the tail hold its shape better OR leave it without.

*Note: At this time, take your dog brush and brush everything out before sewing. The more you brush, the fluffier your otter will become! 

 

ASSEMBLY

 

EARS/NOSE/MOUTH: Find the center of the face (the cheeks should be easy to identify because of the INCs we did to make the cheeks) and sew the ears between RNDs 6-9 on both sides of the head. Sew the nose along the middle of the face and use embroidery thread for the mouth.

 

*Note: Position the limbs off-centered from the face so the otters appear to be cuddling. Use pins to play around with the positions until you are satisfied.

ARMS: Flatten the arms and sew them between RNDs 1-5 of the body.

 

FEET: Sew the feet below 1-2 RNDs below the bottom of the arms.

 

TAIL: Sew the tail onto the bottom of the otter and slightly bend it so it’s curved.

 

FACIAL EXPRESSIONS

 

*Note: Different eyes make very different expressions on amigurumi! Whichever you choose, create eye indentations using my tutorial along the same round as the top of the nose. 

You can embroider simple eyes out of thread, use safety eyes, or create smiling eyes (the PDF version of this pattern includes a photo tutorial on this). 

Give your otters one final fluff up using that good ol’ dog brush – and you’re finished! If you enjoyed this free pattern, I would appreciate your comments and shares! 🙂

 

<3,

Amy

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