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Crochet Dolphin Applique and Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern- Ocean Themed Blanket


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This is the fourth square I have designed for my Ocean Afghan! I hope you are enjoying the squares!

You can find the Granny Square pattern as well as all the details to make the Ocean Afghan here.

I won't delay with any more words. Here's the quick pattern for this little guy!

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Materials
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice worsted weight yarn in sky blue
G hook
6mm safety eye (can be substituted by making a french knot with black yarn)
Tapestry needle and scissors for fastening off

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**These safety eyes are the cheapest I have found.  You can also find them in your craft store for about $3 for 10 pieces. For about $6, you get 100 pieces - which is a win for me! I ordered these on Amazon twice and never had a problem with them - always got them in two days (with Amazon Prime - you can sign up for a free trial here->  Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial)! I also used these in my Woodland Afghan and they are holding up great.

Notes: 
SC increase: 2 SC in same stitch

Pattern

Body

Row 1: Chain 15, SC into second chain from hook and into next 5 stitches, SC increase into next 4 stitches, SC into last 4 stitches, turn
Row 2: Chain 1, HDC into the next 16 stitches, turn your work (there will be two stitches left that will not be worked in)
Row 3: Chain 1, SC into next 11 stitches, slip stitch into the last 5 stitches, do not fasten off, turn your work 90 degrees to work on the tail

Tail (picture shows where you will start) 

Chain 1, 3 SC across, turn
Chain 1, SC increase, SC, SC increase, turn
Chain 1, SC increase, 3 sl st, SC increase, fasten off


Top fin

Attach yarn 7th stitch counting back from row 3 (see picture)
Chain 1, SC into next 3 stitches, turn
Chain 1, SC decrease, SC, turn
Chain 1, SC decrease, SC onto the side (see picture), fasten off



Bottom fin

Attach yarn to bottom portion, counting 7 stitches back (see picture)
Chain 1, SC in next two stitches, turn
Chain 1, SC decrease, fasten off


Eye

Attach safety eye to Row 2, two stitches to the left OR Using black yarn, create french knot

That's it! Go ahead and whip this guy up to go along with the other critters for the Ocean Afghan. You can find the pattern for the granny square here along with the other squares I have designed so far.