Scuttles the Crab Free Crochet Pattern

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Scuttles the Crab Free Crochet Pattern

Scuttles Crochet CrabWe made it! This is the last pattern in our Sea Creature Keychain Collection, Scuttles the Crab! You can check out all the creatures over on our Instagram page, or check out all the other patterns here: Stella StarfishJulia Jellyfish, Inky the Squid, Ralph the Ray, and Harold the Pufferfish.

Here’s the free pattern for Scuttles:

Materials:

  • We used a Light weight cotton in red for the main colour;
  • Black crochet/embroidery thread for mouth;
  • 2.25mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Safety eyes (optional)
  • Keychain ring (optional)

If you don’t have fine or light weight yarn on hand, go ahead and use whatever you have! Your finished Scuttles will simply be a little bigger than ours. We recommend a 3.5mm hook if you’re using a worsted weight yarn.

First, we will make all 6 legs and 2 claws and then join them.

(Work in continuous rounds)

Legs (make 6):

Round 1: Magic Ring with 6 sc (6 sts)

Round 2: *sc, inc* repeat around (9 sts)

Rounds 3 – 9: Sc around (9 sts)

Slst to next st and tie off.

Claws (make 2):

Round 1: Magic Ring with 4 sc (4 sts)

Round 2: *inc* repeat around (8 sts)

Round 3: Sc around (8 sts)

Round 4: *sc, inc* repeat around (12 sts)

Round 5: Sc around (12 sts)

Round 6: *sc 2, inc* repeat around (16 sts)

Round 7-9: sc around (16 sts)

Round 10: *sc 2, dec* repeat around (12 sts)

Round 11: *sc, dec* repeat around (8 sts)

Stuff the claws. Continue stuffing a little after each round.

Round 12-15: sc around (8 sts)

Slst to next st and tie off.

Body:

Now we will join all the legs and claws together.

**For the first round, you will sc 5 of the 9 sts around the top of each leg, and 4 of the 8 sts around each claw.**:

Round 1: Starting with a claw sc 4, ch 6, attach second claw and sc 4, attach first leg and sc 5, attach second leg and sc 5, attach third leg and sc 5, ch 4, attach fourth leg and sc 5, attach fifth leg and sc 5, attach last leg and sc 5 (48 sts, including ch sts)

Round 2: *sc 7, inc* repeat around (54 sts)

Round 3: sc around in FLO (54 sts)

Round 4: sc around in Back Loops of previous round (54 sts)

Round 5: *sc 7, dec* repeat around (48 sts)

Round 6: *sc 6, dec* repeat around (42 sts)

Round 7: *sc 5, dec* repeat around (36 sts)

Round 8: *sc 4, dec* repeat around (30 sts)

Round 9: *sc 3, dec* repeat around (24 sts)

Round 10: *sc 2, dec* repeat around (18 sts)

Round 11: *sc, dec* repeat around (12 sts)

Round 12: *dec* repeat around (6 sts)

Tie off, leaving a tail for closing. Weave tail through the front loops of each stitch, then down through the opening and out the back. Tug gently on tail to close.

Place safety eyes and sew on mouth.

Turn Scuttles over. We will now crochet the bottom of the shell.Scuttles Crochet Crab

Bottom of shell:

Round 1: Join yarn at first stitch of first leg. Ch 1. *Sc the first 3 sts of the leg, inc* repeat for next 2 legs, sc 4 along chains between back legs, repeat * to * for next 3 legs, sc 4 along first claw, sc 6 along chains between claws, sc 4 along second claw (48 sts)

Round 2: *sc 6, dec* repeat around (42 sts)

Round 3: *sc 5, dec* repeat around (36 sts)

Round 4: *sc 4, dec* repeat around (30 sts)

Round 5: *sc 3, dec* repeat around (24 sts)

Round 6: *sc 2, dec* repeat around (18 sts).

Stuff Scuttles. Continue to stuff a little after each round.

Round 7: *sc 1, dec* repeat around (12 sts)

Round 8: *dec* repeat around (6 sts)

Tie off, leaving a tail for closing. Weave tail through the front loops of each stitch, then down through the opening and out the side. Tug gently on tail to close. Once the opening is closed, poke the tail back into the piece using the back of your tapestry needle.

Add a loop to the back of Scuttles, or to the top of one of his claws and attach a keychain to make a sweet bag charm, or simply attach the jump ring right through one of the stitches.

Enjoy!

 

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2 thoughts on “Scuttles the Crab Free Crochet Pattern

    1. Unfortunately, we don’t! But if we expand the collection in the future, we will be sure to add a clam to the list!

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