little oyster free beginner crochet pattern, Hooked by Kati
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Little Oyster | Free Crochet Pattern

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Oyster amigurumi are such an adorable, fun way to draw attention at a craft fair. They are an awesome project for when you need a break during a big project. And, like most small amigurumi, they make a great stash buster.

I started out calling these “clams” and was quickly informed by a well-meaning customer that they were, in fact, oysters. Oysters have the curly shells edges on their shells. So I changed their name, and proudly now call them “oysters” as they should be.

These little fellows have been a huge part of my craft fair inventory for the last several years. I just adore their little faces (or lack thereof).

Little Oyster free beginner crochet pattern, Hooked by Kati

Little Oyster

Pattern is written in English, in US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Beginner. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), increases and decreases.

Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, Shell Color (SHELL), < 1 ball; Baby Pink (PNK), < 1 ball.
  • Furls Odyssey G (4.00 mm) hook
  • Two 15mm colored round-pupil safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
Little Oyster free beginner amigurumi crochet pattern, Hooked by Kati

Measurements

4” in diameter x 3” tall

Gauge

8 sts x 8 rows in sc = 2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern.
  • Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case piece require repositioning.

Instructions

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Body

With PNK, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5-7: Sc evenly around.

Insert safety eyes between Rnds 5 and 6, 4 stitches apart.

Rnd 8: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Stuff.

Rnd 10: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Using yarn needle, thread through the back loops of remaining 6 stitches and pull tight. Bind off and weave in ends.

Shell

(Make 2)

With Shell Color, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7: [3 dc in next st] 18 times, sl st. Leave remaining 18 sts unworked. (54 dc)

Bind off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembly

Using long tails, sew shells together, wrong sides facing, along the back 18 stitches. Do not sew ruffled edge.

Stuff round piece into open shell with eyes facing out. Optional: anchor round piece to shell with a few stitches.

Weave in all attachment ends when parts are positioned as desired.

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Post comments and pictures on social media with the hashtag #hookedbykati, or tag me @hookedbykati. You can also post pictures on the Facebook Page, or in the Hooked by Kati Crochet Community Facebook Group.

You may sell products made by this pattern, but please link back to hookedbykati.com or credit Hooked By Kati on the craft fair tag. Do not copy this pattern for distribution or sale; that’s not nice and also illegal.

If you run into a snag, drop me a line! I respond quickly and will help any way I can to clarify any confusion or challenging stitches.

Find more free patterns like this at allfreecrochet.com.

Yarn on,

Kati

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17 Comments

  • Laura Sloggatt

    I maybe doing my first craft fair in Sept. im kind of clueless on fair pricing. Do you have any tips on how to price these cute little creations. Oh BYW my freinds are amazed by what I crochet. Although I ALWAYS credit the pattern designers. They are the real talent here. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  • Merry

    I love this pattern and was thinking of making one for my 6 month granddaughter and we both know everything goes in their mouth so can I just use embroidery thread for the eyes cause she does have some teeth and I’m afraid she she would but the eyes off

  • Helen

    Thank you for this pattern My grandson works on oyster boat. Will be making this for his kids. I have one question. How did you put the oysters in the shell? thanks again

  • Anonymous

    I am also struggling with what you mean by ridges can you. Possibly show the back of the shell so we get a better visual view of what you mean. Thanks. Love the pattern!! Very cute

    • Kati

      I added a picture of the back of the shells as requested. 🙂 I also did a little formatting and updating, since this pattern has been up here a while. 🙂 Thanks for your support!

    • Kati

      Every oyster shell has lines leading from the place where the shells connect that arch out across the shell like rays. They often cause ridges in the shell. These stitches are meant to simulate those ridges to add depth to the shell. Before sewing the shells in place, thread yarn through the shell so it creates lines that start at the back point of the shell and go out toward the edges in rays so it looks more like an oyster shell. These are totally optional, but they add a nice level of detail.

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