If you’re looking for an easy crochet seal pattern that you can dress up for the holidays, you’ll love the Amigurumi Seal! This simple pattern is a companion to the Amigurumi Baby Penguin and includes the pattern for a festive hat and scarf to adorn your seal for the winter holidays.

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When I was working on the Amigurumi Baby Penguin pattern for this year’s Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along, I wanted to create a set of friends.

Amigurumi Baby Penguin, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Packing Fiber Fill

I thought it would make sense if the friends all lived in the same climate, and that’s when I got the idea for a crochet seal pattern.

Once I finished the seal, he looked like he might need something extra, so the next thing I know, I had a little Santa hat and scarf designed, too. I think the Amigurumi Seal looks cute by himself and with the hat and scarf, but you decide what looks better for your version.

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Amigurumi Seal

Crochet Seal Pattern by Underground Crafter

This adorable seal is small enough to be an ornament or gift tag, and cute enough to be gifted as a softie. He is one in a set of three Arctic Amigurumi Animals with accessories.

Finished Size

  • Approximately 4.5” (11.5 cm) tall x 3.25” (8.5 cm) wide before stuffing.

Materials

Gauge

  • 18 sc = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • bob – 5-repeat bobble – [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 5 times in same st, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook. Stitches n Scraps has a helpful tutorial for the 4-repeat version of this stitch here.
  • ch – chain
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. A helpful tutorial for sc2tog by New Stitch a Day is available here.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Back Piece

  • Ch 6.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 5 sts. (5 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc to last st, 2 sc in last st. (7 sts)
  • Rows 3-5: Rep Row 2, 3 times. (13 sts)
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Rep Row 6 until piece measures approximately 2” (5 cm) long. Pm in first and last stitch of Row to mark front flipper placement.
  • Rep Row 6 until piece measures approximately 4” (10 cm) long.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog. (11 sts)
  • Row 8: Rep Row 7 once. (9 sts)

First Back Flipper

  • Row 9a: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts. (3 sts)
  • Rows 10a-11a: Rep Row 6 twice.
  • Row 12a: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in next st. (2 sts)
  • Row 13a: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 sts. Fasten off. (1 st)

Second Back Flipper

  • On Row 8, skip 1 st after First Back Flipper, join with sl st to next st.
  • Row 9b: Ch 1, sc in same st and next st, sc2tog. (3 sts)
  • Rows 10b-13b: Rep Rows 10a-13a.

Back Piece Edging

  • Rnd 1: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, turn to work along side of Flipper, sc in side of each of next 5 rows, sc in skipped st on Row 8, turn to work along side of next Flipper, sc in side of each of next 5 rows, turn to work along edge, sc in next st, turn to work along side of unfinished edge, sc in side of each row across to foundation chain, turn to work along foundation ch, sc in unworked side of next 5 sts from foundation chain, turn to work along side of unfinished edge, sc in side of each row across to first sc, join with sl st. Fasten off.

Front Piece

  • Rep instructions for Back Piece through Row 13b.

Front Piece Edging

  • Rnd 1: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, turn to work along side of Flipper, sc in side of each of next 5 rows, sc in skipped st on Row 8, turn to work along side of next Flipper, sc in side of each of next 5 rows, turn to work along edge, sc in next st, *turn to work along side of unfinished edge, sc in side of each row across to marked row, bob in side of marked row,** sc in side of each row across to foundation chain, turn to work along foundation ch, sc in unworked side of next 5 sts on foundation chain, rep from * to **, sc in side of each row across to first sc, join with sl st.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 24”/61 cm) for seaming.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Position Front Piece so that bobble Flippers “pop” upwards. This is the right side.
  • Position safety eyes on face. Attach firmly by securing washers on back. Repeat for craft nose.
  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail from Front Piece Edging. Starting at Back Flippers, seam pieces together with mattress stitch (see Pattern Notes). As you seam Back Flippers, stuff firmly with fiber filling. Continue to seam. Once you have about 2” (5 cm) unseamed remaining, stuff firmly with fiber filling. As you finish seaming, continue to stuff.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.  

Standard Hat and Scarf

Additional Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g, 364 yd/333 m) – 1 skein in 319 Cherry Red (CA) and 311 White (CB), or approximately 50 yd (45.5 m) in CA and 10 yd (9 m) in CB in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • FL – front loop only
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in FL of each of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Planet June has a helpful invisible decrease tutorial here.  
  • Rnd – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc6tog – sc 6 together (decrease) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 6 times, yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook. Crochet Crowd has a video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Fiber Flux has helpful tutorials for identifying the front loops and the back loops in crochet.
  • Scarf is crocheted flat in rows. Hat begins flat with a set up row and then continues in the round.

Pattern Instructions

Standard Scarf

  • With CA, ch 61.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, hdc in next 60 stitches. Fasten off. (60 stitches)

Hat

  • With CB and long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming, ch 16.
  • Set Up Row: Turn, skip 1 ch, hdc in next 15 ch, join CA with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off CB. Begin working in the round. (15 stitches)
  • Round 1: Ch 1, scBL in same stitch and in each stitch around, do not join.
  • Rounds 3-4: Sc in each stitch around.
  • Round 5: Invdec, sc in next 13 stitches. (14 stitches)
  • Round 6: [Invdec, sc in next 5 stitches] twice. (12 stitches)
  • Round 7: [Invdec, sc in next 2 stitches] 3 times. (9 stitches)
  • Round 8: [Invdec, sc in next stitch] 3 times. (6 stitches)
  • Sc in each stitch around until hat measures approximately 2.5” (6.5 cm) long, join CB with sl st, fasten off CA.
  • Final Round: Sc6tog. Fasten off.

Assembly and Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on scarf and top of hat.
  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail from start of hat. Seam Set Up Row of hat closed. With yarn needle, secure hat to Amigurumi Seal’s head. With yarn needle, weave in ends.  
© 2019 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2019/11/22/crochet-amigurumi-seal-pattern/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Crochet Seal Pattern: Amigurumi Seal

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