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Dolphin – the appliqué


Design by Vendula Maderska
August 2013

This pattern is written in American terminology. If you have any problems with this
pattern - I’m not a native English speaker as I’m sure you were noticed it :-), please
don’t hesitate to e-mail me: vendula.maderska@seznam.cz

Abbreviations used:
Chain (CH)
Slip stitch (SlSt)
Single crochet (SC)
Half double crochet (HDC)
Double crochet (DC)
Increasing (inc): 2 SC in same stitch
Decreasing (dec): 2 SC together

© Vendula Maderska, 2013. This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern or parts of it may be not
reproduced, redistributed, resold, translated, published (on line or printed), altered, shared or posted (for sale
or free) over the Internet or off line! You are allowed to sell finished items based on this pattern in limited
series, handmade by you. Please, write this text to your listing: "Based on pattern by Vendula Maderska,
www.vendulkam.blogspot.com". If you have any questions – feel free to ask on this e-mail:
vendula.maderska@seznam.cz . Thank you ♥
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Material:
Yarn weight: Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi)
100% cotton e.g. Catania Solids by Schachenmayr SMC
Yardage: 136 yards (124 meters)
Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge: 26.0 sts = 4 inches

You will need small amount of these colors: 146 turquoise, 173 light blue. You will need
about 5 g of yarns totally.

Hook: 3 mm

Other material: needle with blunt tip, common needle, common sewing threads, one
flower button average 1 cm, one black mushroom button average 0.5 cm or black
spangle or black bead.

Size of finished appliqué : length 11 cm (4.3 inches) including the tail fins, height 6
cm ( 2.4 inches) including fins

Instruction:
Begin from the tail to the head direction. Use turquoise yarn.
Beginning: 4 CH
Row 1: insert a hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SC in every stitch
from previous row (3 SC), 1 CH for turning the work, turn
Row 2: 1 SC in next 2 stitches, inc (4 SC); 1 CH for turning the work, turn
Row 3: 1 SC in next 4 stitches; 1 CH for turning the work, turn

Row 4: 1 SC in next 3 stitches, inc (5 SC); 1 CH for turning the work, turn
Row 5: 1 SC in every stitch from previous row (5 SC); 1 CH for turning the work, turn

© Vendula Maderska, 2013. This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern or parts of it may be not
reproduced, redistributed, resold, translated, published (on line or printed), altered, shared or posted (for sale
or free) over the Internet or off line! You are allowed to sell finished items based on this pattern in limited
series, handmade by you. Please, write this text to your listing: "Based on pattern by Vendula Maderska,
www.vendulkam.blogspot.com". If you have any questions – feel free to ask on this e-mail:
vendula.maderska@seznam.cz . Thank you ♥
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Row 6: 1 SC in next 3 stitches, inc, inc (7 SC); 1 CH for turning the work, turn
Row 7: 1 SC in every stitch from previous row (7 SC); 1 CH for turning the work, turn
Row 8: 1 SC in next 4 stitches, inc, 1 SC in next stitch, inc (9 SC); 1 CH for turning the
work, turn

Row 9: 1 SC in every stitch from previous row (9 SC); 1 CH for turning the work, turn
Row 10: 1 SC in next 8 stitches, inc (10 SC); 1 CH for turning the work, turn
Row 11 - 17: 1 SC in every stitch from previous row (10 SC); 1 CH for turning the work,
turn
Row 18: skip very first stitch, insert a hook in second stitch of the row and make dec,
then crochet 1 SC in next 7 stitches (you will have 8 SC totally); 1 CH for turning the
work, turn

© Vendula Maderska, 2013. This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern or parts of it may be not
reproduced, redistributed, resold, translated, published (on line or printed), altered, shared or posted (for sale
or free) over the Internet or off line! You are allowed to sell finished items based on this pattern in limited
series, handmade by you. Please, write this text to your listing: "Based on pattern by Vendula Maderska,
www.vendulkam.blogspot.com". If you have any questions – feel free to ask on this e-mail:
vendula.maderska@seznam.cz . Thank you ♥
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Row 19: 1 SC in every stitch from previous (8 SC); 1 CH for turning the work, turn
Row 20: skip very first stitch, insert a hook in second stitch of the row and crochet: 1 SC
in next 4 stitches, 1 SlSt in next stitch.

And now begin with crochet the muzzle: 6 CH, insert a hook in 4 th stitch from the hook
and crochet 1 DS in next 3 stitches, now skip one stitch on the body of the dolphin,
insert a hook in next stitch and crochet 1 SlSt. Marked by yellow dot on the picture
below.

© Vendula Maderska, 2013. This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern or parts of it may be not
reproduced, redistributed, resold, translated, published (on line or printed), altered, shared or posted (for sale
or free) over the Internet or off line! You are allowed to sell finished items based on this pattern in limited
series, handmade by you. Please, write this text to your listing: "Based on pattern by Vendula Maderska,
www.vendulkam.blogspot.com". If you have any questions – feel free to ask on this e-mail:
vendula.maderska@seznam.cz . Thank you ♥
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Row 21: work continuously to the tail direction and crochet 1 SC in next 18 stitches, 1
SlSt in next stitch

Now crochet tail fins: 6 CH, insert a hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet:
1 SC in next stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 DC in next 2 stitches, 1 HDC in next stitch,
then insert a hook in body of the dolphin, marked by yellow dot on picture below and
make 1 SlSt. First fin is finished. Then make second fin: 6 CH, insert a hook in second
stitch from the hook and crochet: 1 SC in next stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 DC in next
2 stitches, 1 HDC in next stitch, then insert a hook in body of the dolphin and make 1
SlSt.

Continue with dorsal part: make 1 SC in next 11 stitches, 1 HDC in next stitch, then
make the dorsal fin: [3 DC + 1 SlSt] all in one stitch. Continue in head direction an make
1 SC in next 11 stitches, 1 SlSt in next stitch, end the work.

© Vendula Maderska, 2013. This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern or parts of it may be not
reproduced, redistributed, resold, translated, published (on line or printed), altered, shared or posted (for sale
or free) over the Internet or off line! You are allowed to sell finished items based on this pattern in limited
series, handmade by you. Please, write this text to your listing: "Based on pattern by Vendula Maderska,
www.vendulkam.blogspot.com". If you have any questions – feel free to ask on this e-mail:
vendula.maderska@seznam.cz . Thank you ♥
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Lower edge: use light blue yarn and crochet from muzzle to tail direction. Insert a hook
in first stitch of muzzle and crochet 1 SC in next 22 stitches, 1 SlSt, end the work.

Insert a hook in 14th stitch from the muzzle and crochet abdominal fin: make 1 SC in this
stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch, [3 DC + 1 SlSt] all stitch in one stitch, end the work.

Finishing:
Neaten free threads, sew flower button and one black button or spangle as an eye.
Shape the appliqué nicely and you are finished :-)

♥ I wish you nice crocheting ♥

© Vendula Maderska, 2013. This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern or parts of it may be not
reproduced, redistributed, resold, translated, published (on line or printed), altered, shared or posted (for sale
or free) over the Internet or off line! You are allowed to sell finished items based on this pattern in limited
series, handmade by you. Please, write this text to your listing: "Based on pattern by Vendula Maderska,
www.vendulkam.blogspot.com". If you have any questions – feel free to ask on this e-mail:
vendula.maderska@seznam.cz . Thank you ♥
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