Cute Dolphin Amigurumi

Do you love dolphins? Me too! That’s why I decided to redo my original dolphin pattern to make it a little bigger and maybe just a tad cuter. I hope you like this new version of my cute dolphin amigurumi crochet pattern!

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Dolphin Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Ever since I can remember, whenever anyone asked me what my favorite animal was I’d respond with, “Dolphins! And maybe horses! But dolphins because they’re the horses of the sea!” I feel lucky that I have had a few opportunities in my life to swim with dolphins. The first time was in Cancun for my bachelorette party – it was so awesome, I mean just look at the smile on my face.

A few years later while sitting on a beach in Hawaii I could not believe it, there were wild spinner dolphins swimming nearby. I grabbed my snorkel and fins and didn’t hesitate running into the water. I was literally chasing after the dolphins! I stayed a safe distance away and just marveled at these beautiful creatures.

Dolphin Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Cute Dolphin Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

This revised version is a bigger and rounder version of my original dolphin amigurumi that you can check out here.

Skill Level

Experienced beginner/Intermediate

Size

The size varies depending on your tension, yarn weight, and size of hook you use. The grey dolphin was made with a size 4mm hook and measures 8” in length. The pink dolphin was made with a size 3.75mm hook and measures 7.5” in length.

Materials
  • Worsted weight yarn, such as Bernat Super Value in Grey
  • 3.75mm or 4.00mm crochet hook
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Safety eyes, the ones pictured here are 8mm
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker
Abbreviations (US terms)

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

inc – increase (2 sts in same st)

dec – decrease (ie. sc2tog)

Notes

The dolphin is made up of the following parts:

  • Body
  • Beak
  • Dorsal fin
  • Flippers
  • Flukes

This pattern is worked in continuous rounds, do not turn or join at the end of each round unless specifically stated. 

Use a stitch marker to keep track of the start and end of each round.

Body

Round 1: sc 6 sts in magic ring or Ch 2 and sc 6 sts in second ch from hook.

Round 2: inc in each st (12 sts)

Round 3: complete the following [sc in next st, inc] x 6 (18 sts)

Round 4: sc in each st (18 sts)

Round 5: complete the following [sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st] x 6 (24 sts)

Round 6: complete the following [sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st] x 6 (30 sts)

Round 7: complete the following [sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st] x 6 (36 sts)

Rounds 8-16: sc in each st (36 sts)

The next increase round starts to shape the hump where the dorsal fin will go. Use another stitch marker to keep track of the dorsal fin/hump placement as pictured. 

Insert safety eyes.

Round 17: inc x 3, sc in next 10 sts, inc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, inc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, inc in next st, sc in next 10 sts (42 sts)

Rounds 18-22: sc in each st (42 sts)

Round 23: complete the following [dec, sc in next 2 sts] x 3, sc in next 30 sts (39 sts)

Round 24: complete the following [dec, sc in next st] x 3, sc in next 30 sts (36 sts)

Attach safety eyes between Rounds 9 and 10.

Rounds 25-27: sc in each st (36 sts)

Begin to add stuffing.

Round 28: complete the following [sc in next 4 sts, dec] x 6 (30 sts)

Round 29: sc in next  2 sts, dec x 2, sc in next 4 sts, complete the following [dec, sc in next 2 sts] x 4, sc in next 4 sts (24 sts)

Round 30: complete the following [sc in next st, dec] x 2, sc in next 18 sts (22 sts)

Round 31-32: sc in each st (22 sts)

Round 33: [dec, sc in next st] x 3, sc in next 10 sts, dec, sc in next st (18 sts)

Round 34: complete the following [sc in next st, dec] x 6 (12 sts)

Round 35: dec x 6 (6 sts)

Fasten off and close opening.

Beak

Round 1: sc 6 sts in magic ring or Ch 2 and sc 6 sts in second ch from hook.

Round 2: inc x 6 (12 sts)

Round 3: complete the following [sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st) x 4 (16 sts)

Rounds 4-6: sc in each st (16 sts)

Fasten off and leave a yarn tail for sewing.

Dorsal Fin

Round 1: sc 6 sts in magic ring or Ch 2 and sc 6 sts in second ch from hook.

Round 2: sc in each st (6 sts)

Round 3: inc in each st (12 sts)

Rounds 4: sc in each st (12 sts) 

Round 5: complete the following [inc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] x 3 (15 sts)

Round 6: sc in each st (15 sts)

Round 7: inc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, dec, sc in next 5 sts, inc in next st (16 sts)

Round 8: inc in next st, sc in next 14 sts, inc in next st (18 sts)

Fasten off and leave a yarn tail for sewing.

Flippers – Make 2

Round 1: sc 6 sts in magic ring or Ch 2 and sc 6 sts in second ch from hook.

Round 2: inc x 6 (12 sts)

Round 3: sc in each st (12 sts)

Round 4: complete the following [inc, sc in next 5 sts] x 2 (14 sts)

Round 5: sc in each st (14 sts)

Round 6: complete the following [inc, sc in next 6 sts] x 2 (16 sts)

Round 7: sc in each st (16 sts)

Fasten off and leave a yarn tail for sewing.

Flukes – Make 2

Round 1: sc 6 sts in magic ring or Ch 2 and sc 6 sts in second ch from hook.

Round 2: complete the following [sc in next st, inc in next st] x 3, sc in next st  (9 sts)

Round 3: sc in next 3 sts, inc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts (12 sts)

Round 4: sc in next 5 sts, inc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts  (14 sts)

Round 5: sc in next 6 sts, inc in next st, sc in next 7 sts (15 sts)

Round 6-7: sc in each st (15 sts)

Fasten off and leave a yarn tail for sewing. Flatten the piece so the increased rounds form an angle.

Assembly

Sew dorsal fin over hump. Sew beak over the front. Sew flippers to the sides of the body around Round 9. Sew flukes on either side of the end of the body with the increase edge pointing toward the front of the dolphin.

There are many variations you can make with this crochet pattern. Experiment and see what you come up with!

I hope you enjoy making this dolphin pattern and would love to see your creation! Just tag me on Instagram @popsdemilk and use the hashtag #popsdemilk

Dolphin Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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