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Hammerhead shark amigurumi pattern

Hi hammerhead fans!

I made a little shark pal for my manatee (they get along swimmingly) and decided to share the pattern.

It's a fairly simple pattern and works up pretty quickly.

Now, hammerheads have a surprising amount of fins. This guy is quite little so I think a lot of fins overwhelm him and personally, I think less is more. However, if you want him to be more anatomically correct, you go right ahead and make as many fins as you like.

I hope you enjoy hooking up a hammerhead pal. Please tag me in your posts, @manatee_squares, and use #manateesquares so I can see all your makes and more people can find the pattern.

Happy hammering!

Loz 🦈


Grey yarn.

Black yarn scrap.

Safety eyes.



This pattern is written in US crochet terms.

The number in brackets at the end of each round indicates the total number of stitches.

You can use whatever method you like to start your amigurumi, I prefer to chain 2 and work into the first stitch but if you like a magic circle you go right ahead.

I used cotton DK and a 4mm hook to make my hammerhead. You can use whatever yarn you have to hand, I'd suggest sizing down your hook 0.5mm - 1.0mm from the recommended size to ensure your stitches are tight. DK yarn and a 3mm hook will result in a smaller toy and chunky yarn and a 5mm hook will give you a big, cuddly pal. But remember, all sharks are beautiful.

I sometimes use a little dollop of craft glue to keep the smile in position.

Stitch guide.

CH: chain

SS: Slip stitch

SC: Single crochet

HDC: Half double crochet

DC: Double crochet

TR: Treble crochet

INC: 2 SC into stitch

DEC: Decrease next 2 SC together

*_*: Repeat _ as many times as instructed


Chain 2, 6sc into second chain from hook.

1. *inc* x 6 (12)

2. *BLO sc* (12)

3-5. *sc* (12)

Begin working in rows

Ch1 & turn

6-14. sc x 10, ch1, turn

15. sc x 10, ch 2, do not turn, continue working in first st of row 15

16. sc x 10 and in both ch spaces (12)

17-18. *sc* (12)

19. *BLO dec* x 6 (6)

Fasten off

Insert safety eyes in beginning/ end spaces.

This is how your head should look after fastening off.

For the following section, you want the decreases to be in the edge stitches as pictured. If your stitch count works out different to mine and you find you're not decreasing at the edges, just change the arrangement making sure to decrease once on each side.


Join in fifth st from corner as shown in the photo.

1. Sc in each row edge, corner and ch sp around (28)

2. *sc*

3. 8sc, dec, 12sc, dec, 4sc (26)

4. 8sc, dec, 11sc, dec, 3sc (24)

5. 7sc, dec, 10sc, dec, 3sc (22)

6. 7sc, dec, 9sc, dec, 2sc (20)

7. 7sc, dec, 8sc, dec, 1sc (18)

Start stuffing as you go

8. *sc* (18)

9. 6sc, dec, 8sc, dec (16)

10. *sc* (16)

11. 6sc, dec, 6sc, dec (14)

12-15. *sc* (14)

16. Dec, 5sc, dec, 5sc (12)

17-18. *sc* (12)

19. Dec, 4sc, dec, 4sc (10)

20. *sc* (10)

Stuff firmly

21. Sc closed (5)

Ch1, turn

(Sc, hdc, dc, dc, tr, tr) in next st. Ch4, sc in next 2 stitches. (Sc, hdc, dc dc) in next st, ch 2, sc in last st.

Big fin.

Make 1

Chain 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook.

1-2. *sc* (6)

3. *sc, inc* x 3 (9)

4. *sc* (9)

5. *2 x sc, inc* x 3 (12)

6. *sc* (12)

Sc closed and fasten off.

Small fin.

Make 2 - 5.

Chain 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook.

1-2. *sc* (6)

3. *sc, inc* x 3 (9)

4-5. *sc* (9)

Sc closed and fasten off.

Attach fins to the body using the photo as a guide. Use black yarn to sew on a smile and you're done!

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25 มิ.ย. 2566

Hello!! Can please get a video tutorial on how to crochet this, because I'm only learning to crochet and I don't understand the crochet patterns, I tried your 2 times but it's still not looking how it's supposed to look.

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