Shark Time Pouch

Fans of Discovery’s Shark Week® have been glued to their televisions this week, and if we had that channel I’m sure my youngest would be among them. He’s been a big fan of sharks ever since his first trip to an aquarium. He’s also a big moogly fan… as long as I’m making things for him. So this week’s project goes to him. And the pattern goes to all of you!shark time pouch free crochet pattern "shark week" "pencil pouch" supplies

Shark Time Pouch
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This pattern is sized just right for pencils, markers, or whatever you need to get through your own Shark Week. Ahem.

  • US – G/6 hook, 4.25 mm
  • Main color: 100 yards of Sport or Worsted Weight gray yarn, any fiber
  • Gill slit color: 2 yards of Sport or Worsted Weight darker gray yarn, any fiber
  • Thread: gray to match main color, black, and white, a few yards of each
  • 2 black buttons or toy/doll eyes
  • 6″ white zipper
  • 7″ x 1″ piece of white felt

Body (main color):
For the body, the pattern starts by working in the round, then switches to rows, then back to working in the round. For the sake of continuity, both rounds and rows will be referred to as rows here, and the work is turned at the end of each.
Row 1 (RS): Using the magic circle, work 6sc into the ring. Join with a sl st and turn. (6 sc)

Row 2 (WS): Ch1. [Sc in the next st, sc 2 in the next st] 3 times. Join with sl st and turn. (9 sc)

Row 3: Ch1. [Sc in the next 2 sts, sc 2 in the next st] 3 times. Join with sl st and turn. (12 sc)

Row 4: Ch1. [Sc in the next 3 sts, sc 2 in the next st] 3 times. Join with sl st and turn. (15 sc)

Row 5: Ch1. [Sc in the next 4 sts, sc 2 in the next st] 3 times. Join with sl st and turn. (18 sc)

Row 6: Ch1. [Sc in the next 5 sts, sc 2 in the next st] 2 times. Sc in the next 3 sts. Leave remaining sts unworked. Turn. (17 sc)

Row 7: Ch1. [Sc in the next 6 sts, sc 2 in the next st] 2 times. Sc in the next 3 sts. Turn. (19 sc)

Row 8: Ch1, and sc evenly across. Turn. (19 sc)

Row 9: Ch1. [Sc in the next 7 sts, sc 2 in the next st] 2 times. Sc in the next 3 sts. Turn. (21 sc)

Row 10: Ch1, and sc evenly across. Turn. (21 sc)

Row 11: Ch1. [Sc in the next 8 sts, sc 2 in the next st] 2 times. Sc in the next 3 sts. Turn. (23 sc)

Row 12: Ch1, and sc evenly across. Turn. (23 sc)

Row 13: Ch1. [Sc in the next 9 sts, sc 2 in the next st] 2 times. Sc in the next 3 sts. Turn. (25 sc)

Row 14: Ch1, and sc evenly across. Turn. (25 sc)

Row 15: Ch1. [Sc in the next 10 sts, sc 2 in the next st] 2 times. Sc in the next 3 sts. Turn. (27 sc)

Row 16: Ch1, and sc evenly across. Ch 9 and join with sl st to first st of row. Turn. (36 sts)

Row 17: Ch1. [Sc in the next 11 sts, sc 2 in the next st] 3 times. Join with sl st and turn. (39 sc)

Row 18 – 33: Ch1, and sc evenly across. Join with sl st and turn. (39 sc)

Row 34: Ch1. [Sc in the next 11 sts, sc2tog] 3 times. Join with sl st and turn. (36 sc)

Row 35 – 36: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Join with sl st and turn. (36 sc)

Row 37: Ch1. [Sc in the next 7 sts, sc2tog] 4 times. Join with sl st and turn. (32 sc)

Row 38 – 39: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Join with sl st and turn. (32 sc)

Row 40: Ch1. [Sc in the next 6 sts, sc2tog] 4 times. Join with sl st and turn. (28 sc)

Row 41 – 42: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Join with sl st and turn. (28 sc)

Row 43: Ch1. [Sc in the next 5 sts, sc2tog] 4 times. Join with sl st and turn. (24 sc)

Row 44 – 45: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Join with sl st and turn. (24 sc)

Row 46: Ch1. [Sc in the next 4 sts, sc2tog] 4 times. Join with sl st and turn. (20 sc)

Row 47 – 48: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Join with sl st and turn. (20 sc)

Row 49: Ch1. [Sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog] 4 times. Join with sl st and turn. (16 sc)

Row 50 – 51: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Join with sl st and turn. (16 sc)

Row 52: Ch1. [Sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog] 4 times. Join with sl st and turn. (12 sc)

Row 53: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Join with sl st and turn. (12 sc)

Row 54: Ch 1. Pinch sides together vertically and sc the seam closed, working through both sides in each stitch. (6 sc) “Base sts” made. Do not break yarn. Move to Tail instructions below.

Tail:
Row 1: Ch 8. Sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook. Work hdc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next 2 sts, shark time week pouch bag free crochet pattern pencil school markers art child adult tamponstrc in the next 2 sts. Then in the base sts, work dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st loosely in next 3 sts.

Row 2: Now at the opposite side of the base, ch 8. Sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook. Work hdc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next 2 sts, trc in the next 2 sts. Then in the base sts, work dc in next st, hdc in next st. Break yarn and use seamless join to finish off.

Row 3: Join yarn at base of tail with a sl st. Sc around entire tail, working 2 sc into each of the points of the fins. Break yarn and finish off. Weave in ends.

Jaw:
Row 1: Join the yarn with a sl st to the unworked side of the chains from Row 16 of the Body. Ch1 and sc evenly across. Turn. (9 sc)

Row 2: Ch1. Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 4 sts. Turn. (8 sc)

Row 3: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Turn. (8sc)

Row 4: Ch1. Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 3 sts. Turn. (7 sc)

Row 5: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Turn. (7 sc)

Row 6: Ch1. Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 2 sts. Turn. (6 sc)

Row 7: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Turn. (6 sc)

Row 8: Ch1. Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 2 sts. Turn. (5 sc)

Row 9: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Turn. (5 sc)

Row 10: Ch1. Sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog. Turn. (3 sc)

Row 11: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Break yarn and weave in ends. (3 sc)

Row 12: Join yarn at right jaw corner and sc evenly around bottom jaw. Break yarn and weave in ends.

Teeth:
Cut top half of felt strip in zig zag “teeth” pattern, leaving bottom half uncut. Using white thread, sew the uncut side of the felt to the bottom half of the zipper fabric, with the felt teeth slightly covering the zipper teeth.

Shark Time pouch bag week free crochet pattern teeth zipper pencil marker school aquarium sea whaleUsing a gray thread that matches the Body color, sew zipper into the mouth opening of the shark. Teeth may point up or down, it’s just personal preference.

Eyes:
Using black thread, sew eyes (or buttons) to body as shown.

free crochet pattern shark week pouch time bag zipper pencil art markers tampons child adultTop (Dorsal) Fin:
Row 1: Leaving a 6″ tail, ch 6. Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end. Turn. (5 sc)

Row 2: Ch1. Sc2tog, sc even in remaining sts. Turn. (4 sc)

Row 3: Ch1. Sc in the first 2 sts, then sc2tog. Turn. (3 sc)

Row 4: Ch1. Sc2tog, sc in last st. Turn. (2 sc)

Row 5: Ch1. Sc2tog. Turn. (1 sc)

Row 6: Ch1. Sc in top st, then turning work clockwise, sc around all 3 sides of the triangle, working 2 sc in each point. Break yarn and use seamless join to finish off in the first st of the round. Sew to top of shark and weave in ends.

Side (Pectoral) Fins (make 2):

fins shark time pouch week pectoral dorsal free crochet patternRow 1: Ch 2. Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. Turn. (1 sc)

Row 2: Ch1. Work 2 sc into st. Turn. (2 sc)

Row 3: Ch1. Sc in next st, sc 2 in last st. Turn. (3 sc)

Row 4: Ch1. Sc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc in last st. Turn. (4 sc)

Row 5 – 9: Ch1. Sc evenly across. Turn. (4 sc)

Row 10: Ch1. Sc evenly across, then working 2 sc in the last st, turn work clockwise and continue to sc around sides. Work 2 sc in each point. Break yarn, leaving a 6″ tail, and sew to each side of Body.

Gill Slits (darker gray) (make 6):
Leaving a 4″ tail, ch 6. Break yarn and finish off. Sew 3 gill slits to each side of shark, curving them slightly as shown in photos.

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Duuun dun duuun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun BOM BOM dun dun dun dun dun dun doo dedoo doo dedoo dede dooOh sorry, got a little carried away there. As I was saying, that’s all there is to it! I did stiffen the tail with a bit of water and school glue, but that’s optional. And now you have a Shark Time Pouch – for Shark Week® or any week! Do you have any shark fans in your house?

shark time week pouch bag free crochet pattern pencil school markers art child adult tamponsBe sure to Like the moogly Facebook page for the latest updates and have some fun with us!  Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2012. Please do not republish this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others.

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  1. 3

    says

    oops…..I forgot to say YES to your question! I grew up in Fort Walton Beach Florida. I saw my first shark at 10 when it swam by my sister and I in deep water. We had just moved back to the states (Florida) and had NO idea of the dangers. She unceremoniously DUMPED me off the raft and jumped on in my place. It was awful and I simply FROZE in terror as it swam by…it was about 4 feet long so I was lucky not to be on the menu. We laugh about it now (thank goodness!) That being said, whenever I tell the story, I still get goosebumps!
    I was 15 when Jaws came out and the line was 2 hours long! They filmed Jaws 2 off the coast of where I lived and several of my friends and my sister were extras in the movie…..I wouldn’t get in the water past my knees! In the 80′s they had a huge school of hammerheads come through our area and stay for 2 weeks. It was very unusual. Everyone in town went to the local pier to check it out. I watch shark week EVERY year and love it!!!!!

  2. 6

    MCD says

    I also knit and crochet. When this pattern was featured in Crochet Me on Facebook, another reader’s comment made me curious if I could come up with a knit version. If it looks good when I’m done, would you like to have the pattern? Not asking anything in return, just thought it might be a nice addition to your collection of patterns.

    • 7

      moogly says

      MCD I’d love to host it here on moogly! And give you full credit and copyright, of course! :D Thanks so much!! I can’t wait!

  3. 11

    Alicia Meseguer says

    Me encanto este proyecto , felicidades , está increíble y es la delicia de los pequeños.
    Gracias por el patrón .
    Su amiga.
    Alicia Meseguer

  4. 12

    eulalia says

    I’ve been trying to do this pattern for a while now but I can’t seem to get it right.. when I work 6 sc in the magic circle and join with a slip stitch, I always get one more sc than I’m supposed to. I tried to just continue with the project but this happens every time. Can you tell me what I’m doing wrong please?

  5. 14

    Mary P. says

    Hi! Love this pattern!! Do you allow someone to sell sharks made from your pattern (with credit to you as the pattern designer)? At the moment, I will be making one for my daughter & probably my nephews, but it seems to me it would be a good seller as well. :) Thanks!

  6. 20

    Carol says

    I do not like the magic ring. I would greatly appreciate it if people writing patterns would also offer the old style of a beginning. I do thank-you for the free pattern and will be making this!!

    • 21

      Tamara Kelly says

      I try to write it out as I made it, so as to not misrepresent the photo, but starting with a ch 4 ring is always as option!

    • 22

      MCD says

      In general, the magic ring can be replaced by either: ch2 followed by however many sc are in the first round done up in the second ch from hook, then joining to the first sc; or by making a chain-stitch ring of no more than half the sc in the first round (i.e., if the first round is 8 sc, then ch 4 and join into a ring). The ch2 method gives you a much tighter ‘circle’, but may be hard to fit any more than 8 sc into it.

  7. 23

    Ronda says

    Hello!
    Thanks so much for posting this pattern! I’m having trouble understanding what to do at row 18. Do I continue to work around the chain for rows 18-33?
    Ronda

    • 24

      Tamara Kelly says

      In Rows 18-33 you sc in each st of the previous row. The ch 1 at the beginning is just to get the right height for the stitches. The join and turn is so that you are working in the round, but not having a slant to the seam.

  8. 25

    Shelby says

    I love love love the shark! I added a red satin lining to mine and then some polyfill between the lining and the crochet outer layer to make him more “fleshy”. Great pattern!

  9. 28

    Melisa says

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone came up with a knit version of this pattern? Love the shark but I can’t crochet :-(
    Thank You!!!!

  10. 29

    says

    Lovely !! I made a few this week (holidays) I already received a lot of compliments !! thank you for sharing this pattern.

    A few hobby friends would like to make this also, (one french speaking, and one dutch speaking) can i translate your pattern and sell this with my other pattern i made for kids (small bags, like mouse bag, bear bag etc)
    i would also mention of course where i found this lovely pattern from

    If you need more information let me know

    Diane

  11. 33

    Emily says

    Hi! This is the pattern that convinced me to learn to crochet! I knit, but I just had to have this! Can anyone tell me the difference between the joins in this pattern? What is the difference between the 3 different ways join is stated in the pattern? IS there a difference??
    Row 1: Join with a sl st and turn.
    Row 2: Join with and turn.
    Row 3: Join and turn.

    I understand how to slip stitch, but I am uncertain how to read the pattern. Thanks a lot!
    -Emily

    • 34

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Emily! Join with sl st and turn and Join and Turn are the same thing – but I can definitely see how that would be confusing to new crocheters, so I’ve edited the pattern to make it clearer! On Row 2 that was just a typo – and you’re the first person to let me know, so that’s fixed now too. Thanks for letting me know! :) And welcome to crocheting!

  12. 36

    debbie says

    Hello: love the shark. Having trouble with the tail. when it says to dc in the base stitch i am lost. I am on row one and have just finished the trc and need to dc in base stitch. don’t know what that means

    • 37

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Debbie! If you look at the instructions for Row 54, you’ll see “(6 sc) “Base sts” made.” Those 6 sc of Row 54 are the base sts that the tail is worked into after you’ve worked the first line of instructions into the ch 8. Does that help?

  13. 38

    LP says

    I just wanted to thank you for posting the pattern. I just finished making a Shark Pouch for nephew for Christmas and I’m super pleased with the end result. I will post a photo of it on Ravelry :)

  14. 40

    misty says

    Thank you so much for this pattern! I really enjoyed making this shark! I made it for my son and he loves it! Now he wants me to try changing colors and making an Orca whale. I’ll just have to change the direction of the tail. This was my first time making any kind of animal. The pattern is written perfectly and super easy to follow. Great job writing it! Thank you!

    • 41

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you so much Misty! <3 What a wonderful thing to read this morning, thank you for commenting!

  15. 42

    says

    I am wondering how big this shark pouch measures around, and the length ….I am at row 23 and seems may be quite large. My 6 yr. old !nephew will be the proud owner !! I love your wonderful work!!. thank you

    • 43

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Rhonda! I’m afraid my son ran off with it last year before I could get exact measurements, but it was around a foot long. Size doesn’t matter so much as making sure the stitches are tight. :)

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