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Plush Sea Creatures in Crochet
Creative "Sea-Creatures-in-Crochet" ...
I'm a crochet crafter who often likes to create in themes. I pick my themes by things I like, or things I'm familiar with. I've lived on both the East Coast and the West Coast of the U.S. over the years, so I am particularly drawn to the 'Sea". Therefore, it seemed natural for me to create a series of Sea Creatures and favorite marine animals in crochet.
Sail along with me while I introduce you to the real 'creatures in the sea', then show you my interpretation in crochet. A few other plush 'Sea Creatures' are also shown.
Baby Harp Seal
Handmade in Crochet
The baby Harp Seal looks so cute that I just had to crochet a plush version.
While Harp Seals can grow to over 5 feet long and weigh between 115 and 180 lbs. This little crocheted replica is only 7 inches long and weighs about 2 ounces . A much better size for a child to cuddle :)
More about Harp Seals - Children learn from books and matching plush animals
This soft, plush Baby Harp Seal is cute & cuddly with a realistic expression.
An information book for very young children (preschoolers and up) about the life of a baby harp seal.
Harbor Seals are common seals and are brown, tan, or gray, They live in the coastal waters of the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as well as those of the Baltic and North Seas. The seals tend to hug the coast, never straying far offshore, probably why they became known as "Harbor" Seals.
Baby Harbor Seal
A Stuffed Plushie by Coastal Crochet Crafts
Harbor Seals can be grey, brown or tan. I crocheted this one in Heather Grey with acrylic yarn. His black nose is embroidered and his eyes are plastic safety eyes. He wears a yellow ribbon, that is removable. This crocheted version measures 7 inches long and sits about 4 inches high.
Plush Sea Creatures and their Plush Playhouses!
Sea Creatures in Plush Form... - are Enjoyed by Children of all Ages!
An Ocean Animal House filled with plush Sea Animals!
My Beach House welcomes plush sea creatures.
The long-tusked walrus lives mostly near the Arctic Circle and can be found lying on the ice with hundreds of companions. These marine mammals are extremely sociable, and communicate by loudly bellowing and snorting at one another. They have wrinkled brown and pink hides, and are distinguished by their long white tusks, grizzly whiskers, flat flipper, and bodies full of blubber.
Walruses use their long tusks for many things, making their lives in the Arctic a bit easier. They use them to haul their enormous bodies out of frigid waters, thus their "tooth-walking" label, and to break breathing holes into ice from below. Both males and females have tusks, which are usually about three feet long.
A Crocheted Walrus
A plush version of a favorite marine animal
This cute little walrus is another part of my Sea Theme collection. As a soft plushie version of a favorite marine animal, this one measures only about 7 inches long and about 4 inches high.
A Walrus Pattern on Amazon!
A fellow crochet crafter recently asked about the pattern for this crocheted walrus. It can be found in the Lion Brand booklet "Easy Crochet Critters", which includes 10 amigurumi crochet patterns put together by Vanna White ... and I think I've crocheted ALL of them! :-)
Orca Awareness Month
Orca "killer" Whale
Killer Whales aren't really 'killers'. They are part of the oceanic dolphin family and their scientific name is Orcinus orca, which we usually call just "Orca". Because the genus name orchinus means "of or belonging to the kingdom of the dead", some people thought it meant "whale that brings death". Thus, it began to be called "killer" whale.
Today the Orca Whale is a favorite sea creature of adults and children alike.
The Blue Whale is the largest animal to have ever existed. Measuring 98 feet long and weighing nearly 200 tons, Blue whales were abundant in nearly all the oceans of Earth until the beginning of the 20th century. Hunted nearly to extinction, they became protected in 1966 and today it is estimated there are between 5,000 to 12,000 blue whales worldwide.
A Hugable Plush Blue Whale - A Crocheted Plushie
Plush Blue Whale
One of the first plush animals I ever made was a Whale for my daughter when she was five. She named him "Willie" and she still has him today, even though she's all grown up. Hers was a replica of the Orca Whale in black. Seeing how popular whales were, I made several in crochet over the years. The last hand-crocheted plush whale, which is a hugable armful of delight, is my version of the Blue Whale.
He was crocheted in acrylic yarn in a country blue shade of yarn, with a white underbelly and a pink mouth and filled with polyfil. His features are also crocheted. Whale doesn't have any teeth because he's still a baby! :-)
*Blue Whale has swum away to a new home. One will return to my Etsy Shop in time (or by request)
Tiny Baby Whales
by Coastal Crochet Crafts
After I crocheted the big whale, I wanted to have some tiny baby whales that would be just the right size for a small child's hand. Here are two such baby whales in different colors. These are not currently in my inventory, but don't take very long to crochet!
The Bottlenose Dolphin lives in groups called pods (usually of 10-30 members). Their diets consist mainly of forage fish and the pods often work as a team to harvest fish schools. The common bottlenose dolphin is found in most tropical to temperate oceans; its color is grey, with shades of darker grey to black. But a rare find is an albino bottlenose dolphin, which is 'pink' in color.
Come meet the rare Pink Bottlenose Dolphin. You can see that this one is a plush, stuffed toy version, but real pink dolphins -- though very rare -- really do exist.
Hand crocheted in pink acrylic yarn and filled with a soft new polyfil, this pink dolphin is ready to swim her way into your heart. She has a bright pink top and a light pink underside. Her eyes are black plastic safety eyes. This Plush Pink Dolphin measures 14 inches long and 9 inches across her side fins.
Wednesday-Elf's Etsy Shop also has a plush dolphin in grey - the color of most dolphins in the sea.
Everyone knows that the common octopus has a massive bulbous head, large eyes, and eight distinctive arms. But did you know an octopus has the amazing ability to hide in plain sight? Using a network of pigment cells and specialized muscles in its skin, the common octopus can almost instantaneously match the colors, patterns, and even textures of its surroundings. Predators such as sharks, eels, and dolphins swim by without even noticing it.
When discovered, an octopus releases a cloud of black ink that its attacker can't see through. The ink even contains a substance that dulls a predator's sense of smell, making the fleeing octopus harder to track. An octopus is a fast swimmer, and their soft bodies can squeeze into impossibly small cracks and crevices where predators can't follow. It's very intelligent for an invertebrate, and is found in the tropical waters of the world.
Baby Octopus in Crochet
I've made dozens of variations of this tiny baby octopus that is only about two inches high and 6 inches across the tentacles. I create them in all the colors of the rainbow, and in two-color combinations. These are particularly popular in a favorite Sports team color or school color.
Baby Octopus or Toy Cthulhu... - In any color you can imagine.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Pastel Octopus - Plush Crocheted Cephalopod
Hand-crocheted in a pretty pastel variegated ombre, this Pastel Octopus would make a darling baby gift. It's 13 inches from the top of the head to the tips of the curly tentacles. The head is about 5 x 5 inches and each 'tentacle' measures about 7 inches. The pastel ombre colors include white, pink, green, blue, and yellow. The features are hand-embroidered in a deep rose yarn.
Plush Tropical Fish
Bring the 'sea' inside when you aren't near the seashore with an aquarium. Plush Tropical Fish don't even need water -- just a child's hug. :)
A pretty in plush tropical fish hand crocheted in bright green and royal blue acrylic yarn is ready to 'swim' its way into your toy box. Tropical fish measures 12 inches long from his nose to the top of his back fins. He is 4 inches across the body and a total of 8 inches measuring side-to-side from side fin to side fin."
Plush Tropical Fish can be found in my Etsy Shop.
A plush aquarium for baby fishies!
A Sailboat Baby Afghan - Fits in with my Crocheted 'Sea Theme...'
Sea Creatures as plush animals are not the only items I crochet. Continuing in my "Sea Theme" I recently created this baby afghan with a Sailboat design.
Sailboat baby afghan is made with washable acrylic yarn with a light blue background. The sailboat design is done in dark blue for the boat, with yellow and white sails and red and white flags. It's trimmed in white yarn in a 'rope' style pattern.
Tybee Lighthouse on Tybee Island, Georgia
Tybee Lighthouse Afghan - Tybee Island, Georgia
This Lapghan sized afghan is crocheted in the colors of the Tybee Lighthouse on Tybee Island, GA, located just 10 miles from where I currently live. The Tybee Lighthouse holds special memories for our family, as my daughter was married at this lighthouse several years ago.
A play lighthouse in plush holds 5 plush sea animals.
Thanks for ... - Visiting the creatures of the sea with me!
Thank you for "sailing over the deep blue sea" with me today while I showed off my creative Sea Creatures. Some are available now in my Etsy Shop Coastal Crochet Crafts. Others, as noted, are not currently in my inventory, but I would be delighted to create a custom one just for you. Just drop me a note through my Etsy contact button.
If there are other Sea Creatures you haven't seen here, wait a bit and a plush version may appear! :)
Thanks for visiting!