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Crochet Captain Barnacles

Captain Barnacles

You will need

  • Thick white wool
  • Dark blue wool
  • Med. Blue wool
  • Grey wool
  • Dark grey wool
  • Yellow wool
  • Crochet needle (suitable for your wool thickness)
  • Wool needle
  • Black felt
  • White embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Stuffing

Abbreviations

  • sc - single crochet
  • * * - repeat steps to the end of the row
  • dec - decrease
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • hdc - half double crochet
  • dc - double crochet

Head - thick white yarn

  • 01. Magic Ring 6 - sc (6)
  • 02. 2 sc in each stitch (12)
  • 03. *2 sc then sc in next stitch* (18)
  • 04. *2 sc then sc in next 2 stitches* (24)
  • 05. *2sc then sc in next 3 stitches* (30)
  • 06-10. sc in every stitch (30)
  • 11. *dec 2 then sc in next 3 stitches* (24)
  • 12. *dec 2 then sc in next 2 stitches* (18)
  • 13. *dec 2 then sc in next stitch* (12)
  • 14. Stuff head quite firmly
  • 15. *dec 2 * sl st (6)
  • 16. close

Ears - thick white yarn

  • 1. Chain 4
  • 2. sc in 2nd chain from end
  • 3. hdc
  • 4. sc - sl st to finish, leave a nice long tail to attach it to the head
  • 5. Using light grey wool embroider a few stitches on the front, inside of the ear

Hat - light blue yarn

  • 1. Magic Ring 6 - sc (6)
  • 2. sc in each stitch (12)
  • 3. *2 sc then sc in next stitch* (18)
  • 4-6. *sc* - sl st to finish (18)
  • 7. Using dark blue yarn embroider two stripes around the bottom
  • 8. Shape and attach to head

Body - light and dark blue yarn

  • 01. Using light blue magic ring 6 - sc (6)
  • 02. sc in each stitch (12)
  • 03. *2 sc then sc in next stitch* (18)
  • 04. *sc* (18)
  • 05-13. switch to dark blue *sc* (18)
  • 14. *dec 2 then sc in next stitch* (12)
  • 15. Stuff body quite firmly
  • 16. *dec 2 * sl st to finish (6)
  • 17. Attach to head with light blue at the top (this is his collar)

Arms - dark blue

  • 01. Magic ring 4 (4)
  • 02. *2 sc then sc in next stitch* (6)
  • 03-6. *sc* (6)
  • 07. Change to thick white, sc (6)
  • 08. Stuff very lightly, I found using the tails of yarn was enough
  • 09. *dec 2* sl st to finish
  • 10. Attach to body where the 'collar' ends

Legs - Dark blue

  • 01. Magic ring 4 (4)
  • 02. *2 sc then sc in next stitch* (6)
  • 03-6. *sc* (6)
  • 07. Change to light blue for the boots, sc (6)
  • 08. sc, sc, 2sc, 2sc, sc, sc (8)
  • 09-10. sc (8)
  • 11. Stuff very lightly
  • 12. dec, sc, dec, sc, dec - sl st close(6)
  • 13. attach to body with 'toes' pointing forwards

Nose - light grey

  • 1. chain 6
  • 2. sc in 2nd chain from end
  • 3. dc, sc, dc, sc - sl st
  • 4. Sew on to face with the flat edge as the top of the 'nose'
  • 5. Using dark grey wool embroider a little nose in the middle at the top

Eyes

  • Cut 2 circles out of black felt, embroider white pupils with embroidery thread in the right corner, sew on to head

Belt- dark blue

  • 1. Chain 18 - turn
  • 2. sc in each stitch, sew ends together
  • 3. Using yellow yarn loop a few stitches around the belt