Free pocket whale pattern – amigurumi whale pattern by Yarn Over

With these little “Pocket whale amigurumi’s going around on TikTok, I thought I would bring mine back to life and post it here free on my blog.
This cute crochet whale works up so quickly, and you can make it out of some scrap yarns lying around because you will need less than 50g of yarn to make it.

Make your own adorable pocket whale

Free crochet whale pattern

I made this whale back in 2021; I called him waffle, I decided to make him a free pattern if you signed up for my newsletter but now that I started blogging. I thought I would bring him back to life as a free pattern on my blog as well.

Waffle is a cute and easy pattern to follow; the top and the belly are one piece. You only have to attach the fins and tail.

This crochet whale is perfect for a gift or for yourself. I use my little whale for a pin cushion because I’m constantly losing my needles, so my little whale keeps them all in one place.

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The pattern

To make this crochet whale you will need at least 50g of yarn (for the top and the belly combined) 

I used Raeesah 100% double knit cotton in pink.


Light worsted/8ply, 3/light, Double knit


  • scissors
  • stuffing
  • 12/14mm safety eyes (optional)
  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle
  • 3.00mm crochet hook


  • SC: Single Crochet
  • BLO: Back loop only
  • DC: Double Crochet
  • INC: INCrease
  • DEC: DECrease
  • SLP: Slip stitch
  • MC: Magic Circle

This pattern is worked in continuous rounds, so you will insert your stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

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Body- ( Start at the top of the head)

Colour A: body

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

3: (SC, INC) X6 [18]

4: (1 SC, INC, 1SC) X6 [24]

5: (3 SC, INC) x6 [30]

6: (2SC, INC, 2SC) x6 [36]

7: (5 SC, INC) x6 [42]

8: (3 SC, INC, 3SC) x6 [48]

9: (7 SC, INC) x6 [54]

10: (4SC, INC, 4SC) x6 [60]

11-14: SC in each stitch around [60]

15: (8 SC, DEC) x6 [54]

16-19: SC in each stitch around [54]

(Insert safety eyes between round 17-18 about 23 stitches apart)

Colour B: Belly

20: SC in BLO (Back loop only) each stitch [54]

21: (7 SC, DEC) x 6 [48]

22: (3 SC, DEC, 3 SC) x6 [42]

23: (5 SC, DEC) x6 [36]

24: (2 SC, DEC, 2 SC) x6 [30]

25: (3 SC, DEC) x 6 [24] – Stuff the body

26: (1 SC, DEC, 1 SC ) x6 [18]

27: (SC, DEC) x6 [12]

28: (SC,DEC) x4 [8]

Stuff the body firmly. Leave a long enough strand of yarn to weave the opening close. You can use the same piece of white cotton to make the two white stitches behind each eye.

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First fin

Colour A

1: MC, SC 5 [5]

2: SC in each stitch around [5]

3: (INC) x5 [10]

4: SC in each stitch around [10]

5: (SC, INC) x5 [15]

6-7: SC in each stitch around [15]

8: (SC, DEC) x5 [10]

End of the tail with a slip stitch and weave in loose end.


Second fin

Colour A

1: MC, SC 5 [5]

2: SC in each stitch around [5]

3: (INC) x5 [10]

4: SC in each stitch around [10]

5: (SC, INC) x5 [15]

6-7: SC in each stitch around [15]

8: (SC, DEC) x5 [10]


9: Ch1, take your first fin and attach it with a stitch to the chain. SC 9 around your first fin, SC in the back loop of the chain, SC 9 around your second fin, SC in the front loop of the chain[22]

10: SC in each stitch around [22]

11: SC 3, DEC x2, SC next 7 stitches, DEC x2, SC in last 4 stitches [18]

12: SC in each stitch around [18]

Slip stitch across the opening holding it between your thumb and index finger. leave a strand of yarn to attach the tail to the body. Attach the tail on the back in line with where the body ends and the belly begin.

Give the tail a lift by adding a stitch above each fin to pull the tail up to the body.


Fins on the side: (Make two)

Colour A:

1: MC, 5 SC [5]

2: SC in each stitch [5]

3: (INC) X5 [10]

4: SC in each stitch around [10]

5: (SC, INC) x5 [15]

6-7: SC in each stitch around [15]

8: (DEC x5 ) SC in last 5 stitches [10]

9: (DEC x2 ) SC in last 6 stitches [8]

End with a slip stitch. Leave a strand a yarn to sew the fi the the body. (It just be on the line of where the body ends and the belly begins.

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And your crochet pocket whale is completed! If you have came this far to finish your whale, please join my FACEBOOK group to share your creations or tag me on INSTAGRAM @yarnoverwithnatasha

Even if this pattern is free it is still copyright protected by Yarn Over with Natasha. You are more than welcome to share the link to this pattern on social media. You may not post this pattern to your blog without my consent. You may not copy and sell this pattern.

You are more than welcome to sell the finished toy. Credit to me as designer will be highly appreciated.

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