Thursday, December 15, 2011

Shark Pencil Holder Pattern

Shark Pencil Holder - Free Crochet Pattern
I got an order for a shark pencil holder, and had to get really creative in figuring out to make it. I figure I will share the pattern here, mostly for my own benefit, but feel free to use it yourself! :)

Important Notes:
*You are welcome to sell items made from this pattern, but please do not sell this pattern. I would love it if you linked back here though!
*If you think any corrections should be made to this pattern, please let me know!
*All abbreviations used in patterns are explained here.

Finished Size:
Depends on size of container you use, mine is about 7 inches tall.

Materials:
-H hook
-Stitch marker
-Yarn needle
-Grey acrylic yarn (approx. 4-5 oz.)
-A can or plastic jar to use as base - any size, you will make it to fit your can
-2 googly eyes
-3-4 white pipe cleaners
-Hot glue

Pattern:

Body:
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook, place st marker in last st. You will be working in continuous rounds so do not join. Remember to move st marker to last st at end of every round.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around
Round 3: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st - repeat around.
Round 4: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 sts - repeat around
Round 5: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 sts - repeat around
Round 6: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4 sts - repeat around
Round 7: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 5 sts - repeat around

Repeat in pattern established until wide enough to cover bottom of can. After wide enough, sc in each st around for every round until just under 1/2 inch from top of can. Sc2tog on last few rounds if can curves in and is necessary. Cover should fit tightly around can. Note: if you decreased at end, last few rows might have to worked while cover is on can. This is difficult to do, but it might be necessary. 

Last round: hdc in first stitch, dc in every stitch around, hdc in first hdc, sl st into next st, fasten off.

Top fin (dorsal fin):
Ch 2
Round 1: 4 sc in 2nd chain from hook, place st marker in last st. You will be working in continuous rounds so do not join. Remember to move st marker to last st at end of every round. (4 st)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (8 st)
Round 3: 1 sc in each st around
Round 4: 2 sc in first/next st, 1 sc in each of next 2 st, 2 sc in next st - repeat once more (12 sc)
Round 5: 1 sc in each st around
Round 6: 2 sc in first/next st, 1 sc in each of next 4 st, 2 sc in next st - repeat once more (16 sc)
Round 7: 1 sc in each st around
Round 8: 2 sc in first/next st, 1 sc in each of next 6 st, 2 sc in next st - repeat once more (20 sc)
Round 9: 1 sc in each st around
Round 10: 2 sc in first/next st, 1 sc in each of next 8 st, 2 sc in next st - repeat once more (24 sc)
Round 11: 1 sc in each st around
Round 12: 2 sc in first/next st, 1 sc in each of next 10 st, 2 sc in next st - repeat once more (28 sc)
Round 13: 1 sc in each st around. Fasten off, leaving 12 in tail.

Bottom fin (make 2):
Round 1: 4 sc in 2nd chain from hook, place st marker in last st. You will be working in continuous rounds so do not join. Remember to move st marker to last st at end of every round. (4 st)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (8 st)
Round 3: 1 sc in each st around
Round 4: 2 sc in first/next st, 1 sc in each of next 3 st - repeat once more (10 st)
Round 5-7: 1 sc in each st around
Round 8-9: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the rest of the st around (14 st on row 9) Fasten off leaving 6 inch tail.

Assembly:
1) Thread tail from top fin into needle, and whip stitch together open edge. Position fin on cup in accordance with the picture below placing the sewn edge up so it faces towards top of cup. Then sew it onto cover.
2) Position bottom fins onto shark according to picture or however you like, and sew them onto the cover with the their tails you left long.
3) Place cover onto can if it's not already. Hot glue on eyes.
4) Bend white pipe cleaners into a zigzag the size of teeth. Pinch all the ends on one side so they are moth teeth like.
5) Pull cover down if possible, and hot glue teeth around top of can, stretching them a little, depending on how close together you folded them. When glue is hard, put glue around bottom edge of teeth and just that on the can, stretch the cover over the teeth a little bit and glue it in place. Note: you may want to put teeth on before placing cover on can.
6) Weave in all loose ends and you are done!!


2 comments :

  1. This is too cool!
    My daughter LOVES Sharks. This will go good with her collection. Thanks for the pattern.

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  2. Just wanted to let you know this was featured on the At Play Blog (www.atplayonline.com) today.

    http://atplayonline.com/2013/08/08/shark-week-finds/

    Thanks
    Megan

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