Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Baby Boy Whale Banner

I wanted something cute to hang upstairs above the changing table/playyard in my office. My office, that is now being taken over by baby things...but oh well. It happens. I decided to make a "Boy" banner with whales on it! I was really excited and spent 4 hours trying to crochet the letter "B" before giving up and just googling it, so this tutorial is really just for the whales. The video tutorial also goes through how to chain everything together. You'll have to go to the moogly blog to find the letters.

To make the whale, use a 4.5mm crochet hook and worsted weight yarn. I made four whales, and I used the same yarn and hook to make the letters as well.

Terms Used: (All USA terms)
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
ch: chain
sk: skip
hdc: half double crochet

Whale: Made in continuous round, do not join with sl st

R1: magic ring, ch 1, 8 sc in ring (8 sts)
R2: 2 sc in each st (16 sts)
R3: (*Sc in next st, 2sc in next st*) repeat 4 times, sc next stitch and chain 7, turn.
R4: Skip first ch, in second ch from hook make (hdc,hdc,dc) in the same ch space
then sl st in the next ch, sl st next ch, chain 2 turn,
R5: skip first ch, in second ch from hook make (hdc,hdc,dc, sl st) in the same ch space
R6: sl st, hdc, skip 1 ch, dc twice in same st, hdc, next sc, next sl st, next sl st, next sl st
in the next st I do a hdc, then another sl st. to make it more square on the bottom.

I made 4 whales. Then I used the Moogly alphabet pattern to crochet a "B," "O," and "Y". The letter pattern does not belong to me, and you can find it here! I tried really hard (like hours) to crochet a "B" by myself and it just didn't work. So I just googled one--if someone else already did all the work to make a crochet alphabet, I certainly am not going to complain. I used the same worsted weight yarn and 4.5mm crochet hook for the letters as well.

Then I strung the B, O and Y together on a chain, and than hung the cute little whales from the letters with more chains!

What do you think? I love it.

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