As mentioned before, I am a huge fan of 3am Grace Designs. The amazing, adorable patterns these ladies have written are free (or you can support them by purchasing the ad-free, printable version for a small fee).
Our family loves Shark Week. Every year we would snuggle up, popcorn in hand and submerge ourselves in the watery, dark world of the sharks. And every year, I would find a new crochet pattern that coincided with this fishy week. This year, I had been itching to start this adorable Shark Cuddler. Although being delayed and starting my project a week after Shark Week had aired, I was so pleased with the outcome.
This pattern is written in US terms and is very easy to follow. I would definitely classify it as a pattern that a novice or beginner could complete with ease, as only basic stitches and crochet knowledge are required. This cuddler works up relatively quickly – I was able to finish my project in two sittings. As with my Unicorn Cuddler, I used a large shank button for the eye rather than a safety eye.
Be sure to count your rows for proper fin placement. I was in a hurry with mine and “eye-balled” the placement of the bottom fin. After completing the white belly portion, I had to remove my bottom fin and reposition it. Always follow the instructions, kids!
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Until next time, happy crocheting!
The fine print: the above is my own opinion regarding this pattern. I did not receive any type of compensation for this post or links associated with it.