Teeny tiny whale – knitting pattern

Happy new year! Today I went to see “Aquaman”. It was enjoyable. It had the possibility of being brilliant…. if it had a better script. But, it was fun and Momoa is brilliant… and the fish were awesome.

I’d like to pretend that this whale was inspired by this. But it wasn’t. Recently I started a theatre company, Hakura Puhoi Whakaari, the Grey Whale Theatre Company. So it was time to create a tiny whale as a planner pin. And he is cute.

You can make this using either DK yarn with 4mm needles, or as I did in the images, 4ply yarn with 2.5mm needles.

You will need:

  • Yarn and needles as described – you need very little
  • Darning needle
  • Small amount of yarn

Cast on 8 stitches.
Knit 2 together, knit 4, knit 2 together. (6 stitches)
Purl
Knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together (4 stitches)
Purl
Knit 2 together, insert needle into the centre of row 1, yarn around needle and pull through tightly to create a stitch, knit 2 together (3 stitches)
Purl
Knit 1, make 1, knit to the last stitch, make 1, knit 1 (5 stitches)
Purl
Knit 1, make 1, knit to the last stitch, make 1, knit 1 (7 stitches)
Purl
Knit 1, make 1, knit to the last stitch, make 1, knit 1 (9 stitches)
Purl
Knit 1, make 1, knit to the last stitch, make 1, knit 1 (11 stitches)
Purl
Knit 1, make 1, knit to the last stitch, make 1, knit 1 (13 stitches)
Purl
Knit 1, make 1, knit to the last stitch, make 1, knit 1 (15 stitches)
Purl
Knit Purl Knit 1, knit 2 together – repeat over the whole row (10 stitches) Purl
Knit 2 together over whole row (5 stitches)

Cut yarn, thread through remaining stitches, pull tight. Fold in half, add a tiny piece of stuffing, stitch up the seam. Sew or stitch on eyes.

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