Free Reversible Whale Crochet Pattern – Flippy Friends

The free reversible whale crochet pattern has got to be one of my favourite Flippy Friends crochet patterns so far. There’s something about crocheting sea creatures that makes me feel exited for Summer and trips to the beach with my children! The amigurumi whale changes colour when you reverse it. You can also change his facial expressions for a bit of extra character. The whale plush is a fun interactive alternative to a classic stuffed toy, its ideal for children who love to fidget.

Free reversible whale crochet pattern - Flippy Friends amigurumi
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How to crochet a reversible whale

The reversible whale crochet pattern is easy skill level and is also suitable for confident beginners. Its made simply with the single crochet stitch and some increase and decreases. There is minimum sewing and tapestry required to complete the reversible whale toy. As the plush is made with super bulky blanket yarn it works up super fast, and the squishy yarn means it doesn’t even need any toy stuffing.

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Free Reversible Whale Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern info

Supplies

  • 8mm crochet hook
  • Blanket yarn
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Black tapestry yarn
  • 16mm safety eyes x 4

Yarn

Abbreviations

USA Terminology (UK Translation)

  • BLO – Back loop only
  • ch – Chain
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • MR – Magic ring
  • R – Round/Row
  • sc – Single crochet
  • 2sc – 2 sc in 1 space (increase)
  • sc2tog – sc 2 together (decrease)
  • sl st – Slip stitch
  • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

Sizes & Gauge

  • 4” x 4” gauge swatch = 8 rows of 8 sc
  • Finished size – Length 9″ x Width 8″ x Height 5″

Pattern notes

  • Chains and slip stitches are not included in stitch count.
  • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. EG. “sc, dc” would mean “single crochet in first space, double crochet in the next space”.
  • Change colour while completing the previous stitch.
  • Use tapestry eyes only for babies or young children.

Safety Disclaimer

This item is entirely for use at your own risk. I cannot be held responsible for any accidents arising from its use. It is the crafters responsibility to adhere to local safety regulations.

This pattern in whole or in any part may not be copied, sold, distributed or altered in any way. Completed items may be sold in small quantities (not mass produced i.e. factory scale). Please credit myself ‘Memory Lane Crochet’ (Rose Hudd) as the designer when advertising or publishing photos online. If sharing the free pattern please only share the link to the pattern. Please DO NOT share screenshots or paid PDF files.


Lets crochet a free reversible whale…

Whale Body

Crochet 2 whale bodies, 1 in each colour.

Round 1
  • sc x 8 into a magic ring
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1
  • Do not weave in the magic ring tail

8 sts

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Round 2
  • 2sc x 8
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

16 sts

Round 3
  • (2sc, sc) 8 times
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

24 sts

Round 4
  • (2sc, sc x 2) 8 times
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

32 sts

Rounds 5 – 10
  • sc x 32
  • sl st to first st & ch
  • Fasten off after R10

6 rounds

Faces
  • Insert safety eyes round 6, 5 stitches between them
  • Make a tapestry mouth over round 8, 3 stitches wide
Round 11
  • With both pieces inside out, tie the magic ring yarn ends together
  • Fold blue body over green body
  • Make sure the both faces are in the same position
  • Use green yarn & work from inside
  • Join both pieces by sl st inside loops together (blue BLO & green FLO)
  • Fasten off & weave in ends

32 sts

Whale Fins

Crochet 2 whale fins.

Round 1
  • Make a magic ring with green yarn
  • sc x 4 in green, sc x 4 in blue
  • sl st to first st in green & ch x 1

8 sts

Round 2
  • sc x 4 in green, sc x 4 in blue
  • sl st to first st in green & ch x 1

8 sts

Round 3
  • sc x 4 in green, sc x 4 in blue
  • sl st to first st in green
  • Fasten off leaving tails for sewing

8 sts

Assembly
  • Sew blue side of paw to blue FLO from R10 of the body & R11 sl sts
  • Sew green side of paw to green BLO from R10 & sl sts from R11
  • Gap of 14 stitches between fins

Whale Tail

Round 1
  • ch x 10 with green
  • sl st to first ch to make a circle & ch x 1
  • sc x 5 in green
  • sc x 5 in blue
  • sl st to first st in green & ch x 1

10 sts

Round 2
  • sc2tog, sc x 3 in green
  • sc2tog, sc x 3 in blue
  • sl st to first st in green & ch x 1

8 sts

Round 3
  • sc2tog x 2 in green
  • sc2tog x 2 in blue
  • sl st to first st in green & ch x 1

4 sts

Round 4
  • 2sc x 2 in green
  • 2sc x 2 in blue
  • sl st to first st in green & ch x 1

8 sts

Round 5
  • 2sc x 4 in green
  • 2sc x 4 in blue
  • sl st to first st in green & ch x 1

16 sts

Round 6
  • sc2tog, sc x 2 in green
  • Skip 8 sts
  • sc2tog, sc x 2 in blue
  • sl st to first st in green & ch x 1

6 sts

Round 7
  • sc2tog, sc in green
  • sc2tog, sc in blue
  • sl st to first st in green & ch x 1

4 sts

Round 8
  • sc2tog in green
  • sc2tog in blue
  • Fasten off, sew up hole & weave in ends

2 sts

Round 9
  • Attach green yarn to first unworked stitch of round 5
  • sc2tog, sc x 2 in green
  • sc2tog, sc x 2 in blue
  • sl st to first st in green & ch x 1

6 sts

Round 10 – 11
  • Repeat rounds 7 & 8
  • Sew closed the gap between tail fins

2 rounds

Assembly
  • Sew blue side of tail to R10 blue FLO & R11 sl sts
  • Sew green side of tail to R10 green BLO & R11 sl sts

Water

Make 2, 1 of each colour.

Row 1
  • ch x 11 then start in 2nd ch from the hook
  • 2sc x 10
  • Fasten off leaving tails for sewing

20 sts

Assembly
  • Sew water to magic ring of body, alternate colours

You made it!

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