Fun and Free Amigurumi Whale Pattern

Free pattern for this cute blue little amigurumi whale

I’ve decided to release some free amigurumi patterns here on my website and this is the first one! There are more coming soon. I just love whales and this one is a Narwhal. Or is it an amigurumi unicorn whale?

This is Nala the Whale!

Nala the Whale

She is a cute little amigurumi whale and she is easy and fun to make! There is very little sewing involved and you can easily change it how ever you like with different yarn and colours. I’m definitely going to make a rainbow coloured Nala for my children! My youngst daughter saw it and immediately called it a unicorn.

Materials you need:

  • Järbo Soft Cotton 50g/80m. I have used light blue for the body and the flippers and black and white for the eyes and mouth
  • For the horn I have used Hobbii Metallico 50g/115m, 70% Polymid 21% acrylic and 9% wool. You can easily use a different type of yarn for the horn, just remember that the size of the horn will vary depending on the weight of the yarn you choose.
  • Hook size 3 mm
  • Safety eyes 18 mm
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyfil


Sc- single crochet
Inc- increase one stitch
Dec- decrease one stitch
Ch- chain
St- stitch
Sl- slip stitch
BLO- back loop single crochet


Skill level: Advanced beginner

I crocheted with the right side out (clockwise) and the parts are crocheted in a spiral. The rounds are not joined with a slip stitch. Place a marker or a piece of yarn in the last stitch of every round so you know when the round is finished.

Let’s get going!


Round 1: 8 sc in a magic ring (8)
Round 2: inc x 8 (16)
Round 3: (1 sc, inc) x 8 (24)
Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x 8 (32)
Round 5: (3 sc, inc) x 8 (40)
Round 6: (4 sc, inc) x 8 (48)
Round 7-14 (8 rounds): 48 sc (48)
Attach the eyes betweeen round 10 and 11. I have 21 stitches between the eyes (apporiximately 11 cm)
Round 15: (4 sc, dec) x 8 (40)
Round 16-18 (3 rounds): 40 sc (40)
Round 19: ( 3sc, dec) x 8 (32)
Round 20-24 (5 rounds): 32 sc (32)
Start filling the body with polyfil.
Round 25: (2 sc, dec) x 8 (24)
Round 26-30 (5 rounds): 24 sc (24)
Round 31: (1 sc, dec) x 8 (16)
Round 32-34: 16 sc (16)
Round 35: (1 sc, inc) x 8 (24)
Round 36: (2 sc, inc) x 8 (32)
Round 37: (3 sc, inc) x 8 (40)
Round 38-40 (3 rounds): 40 sc (40)
Secure the yarn and cut it but leave approximately 15 cm of yarn.
Add more polyfil. Pack it fairly tightly.

Lay Nala so that her eyes are horizontal, flatten the tail section and sew along the opening at the tail section, in the front loops. Before you sew all the way add a little bit of polyfil to the tail. Fasten off.

Flippers x 2

Round 1: 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Round 2: inc x 6 (12)
Round 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 (18)
Round 4-6 (3 rounds): 18 sc (18)
Round 7: (1 sc, dec) x 6 (12)
Round 8: 12 sc (12)
Secure the yarn and cut it but leave approximately 20 cm of yarn. Flatten the flipper and sew along the opening to close it. Fasten the yarn to leave the end. We will use it later to sew the flippers to the body.


Start the chain approximately 15 cm into the yarn. That start bit will be used to sew the horn to the head.
Round 1: ch 15 (15)
Round 2: 1 BLO into the first st from round 1, 14 BLO (15)
Round 3-4 (2 rounds): 15 BLO (15)
Round 5: dec, 5 BLO, dec, 6 BLO (13)
Round 6-8: (3 rounds): 13 BLO (13)
Round 9: 3 BLO, dec, 5 BLO, dec, 1 BLO (11)
Round 10-12: (3 rounds): 11 BLO (11)
Round 13: dec, 3 BLO, dec, 4 BLO (9)
Round 14-16 (3 rounds): 9 BLO (9)
Secure the yarn and cut it but leave approximately 10 cm to close the top opening. Sew around the opening in the front loops, pull the yarn to close the opening and fasten off. Have a look at my photo tutorial on how to close the opening: Photo tutorials – IdunCreations

Fill the horn with a little bit of polyfil.

Assembly and the facial feature

Sew the flippers to the body. I have sewn them on between round 18 and 23. Fasten off and hide the ends inside the body.

Sew the flippers to the body

Sew the horn to the forhead. I have sewn it on between round 3 and 6. Fasten off and hide the end inside the body.

Use the white cotton yarn and make a stitch over each eye.
Start by going in though a stitch a little bit to the side. Go out in the same stitch you went in through, tie the ends together and pull the knot and ends back into the body to hide them.

Use the black cotton yarn to make two eye lashes on each side. Secure and hide the ends like above.

Use the black yarn to create the mouth.
The mouth will be placed between round 8 and 9. The two stitches should begin from a spot on equal distances to both eyes. Make a long stitch covering 8 stitches, on the body, in each direction. Secure and hide the ends like above.

Finished!! I hope you had fun crocheting your Nala.

Nala is finished!

You can sell what you crochet from my pattern but the pattern itself can’t be sold, redistributed or copied. If you sell your finished product always reference to me, Mikaela Linderholm, as the designer and link to my website

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