SAMMY the SEAL

SAMMY the SEAL

I created this baby seal back in late 2014 when I was trying to come up with something suitable for the upcoming winter months.  When I finished this little guy,  I immediately jumped into other projects without writing its pattern up.  Now that spring is almost here, I was thinking about hanging onto it until next winter but I’ve been surprised by the number of ongoing inquiries regarding Sammy so I decided I had to find some time to sit down and work on this pattern for you all!

And to thank you for all of your patience and for your ongoing support of my work and designs, I would like to present this pattern to you for FREE! I can’t wait to see all the baby seals that will be made! Please send pictures of your finished seals to littlemuggles@yahoo.com and don’t forget to include your city and country!! 🙂

Happy crocheting, everyone!!

XOXO, Amy


 

MATERIALS

  • Vanna’s Choice yarn in White, Linen (a soft gray), Silver Blue (a pale blue), and Charcoal Gray (dark gray for nose)
  • 12mm black safety eyes
  • USD3/3.25mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • fiber fill
  • black embroidery thread for whiskers
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Head and Muzzle complete!

HEAD

use white yarn

  • Rnd 1:  make 6sc in a magic ring
  • Rnd 2:  inc in each st [12]
  • Rnd 3:  (sc, inc in next st) repeat around [18]
  • Rnd 4:  (2sc, inc into next st) repeat around [24]
  • Rnd 5:  sc around [24]
  • Rnd 6:  (3sc, inc into next st) repeat around [30]
  • Rnd 7:  (4sc, inc into next st) repeat around [36]
  • Rnd 8:  (5sc, inc into next st) repeat around [42]
  • Rnd 9:  (6sc, inc into next st) repeat around [48]
  • Rnd 10:  sc around [48]
  • Rnd 11:  (7sc, inc into next st) repeat around [54]
  • Rnd 12-17:  sc around [54]
  • Rnd 18:  (7sc, dec) repeat around [48]
  • Rnd 19:  sc around [48]
  • Rnd 20:  (6sc, dec) repeat around [42]
  • Rnd 21:  (5sc, dec) repeat around [36]
  • Rnd 22:  (4sc, dec) repeat around [30]

    Sew the nose on with charcoal yarn. Tie a tight knot on the back side.

    Sew the nose on with charcoal yarn. Tie a tight knot on the back side.

  • Rnd 23:  (3sc, dec) repeat around [24]
  • Fasten off

MUZZLE

  • Rnd 1:  make 6sc in a magic ring
  • Rnd 2:  inc in each st [12]
  • Rnd 3:  (sc, inc in next st) repeat around [18]
  • Rnd 4:  (2sc, inc in next st) repeat around [24]
  • Fasten off and leave a tail for attaching to head

BODY

use white yarn

  • Rnd 1:  make 6sc into magic ring
  • Rnd 2:  inc in each st [12]
  • Rnd 3:  (sc, inc in next st) repeat around [18]
  • Rnd 4:  (2sc, inc into next st) repeat around [24]

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    Pinning your pieces together allows you to get a better picture of the overall look!

  • Rnd 5:  (3sc, inc into next st) repeat around [30]
  • Rnd 6:  (4sc, inc into next st) repeat around [36]
  • Rnd 7:  sc around [36]
  • Rnd 8:  (5sc, inc into next st) repeat around [42]
  • Rnd 9:  (6sc, inc into next st) repeat around [48]
  • Rnd 10:  (7sc, inc into next st) repeat around [54]
  • Rnd 11:  (8sc, inc into next st) repeat around [60]
  • Rnd 12-13: sc around [60]
  • Rnd 14:  (8sc, dec) repeat around [54]
  • Rnd 15:  (7sc, dec) repeat around [48]
  • Rnd 16:  sc around [48]
  • Rnd 17:  (6sc, dec) repeat around [42]
  • Rnd 18:  sc around [42]
  • Rnd 19:  (5sc, dec) repeat around [36]
  • Rnd 20:  sc around [36]
  • Rnd 21:  (4sc, dec) repeat around [30]
  • Rnd 22:  (3sc, dec) repeat around [24]
  • Fasten off and leave a tail
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making the tail…

TAIL

use white yarn and make two

  • Rnd 1:  make 6sc into magic ring
  • Rnd 2:  (sc, inc in next st) repeat around [9]
  • Rnd 3:  (2sc, inc in next st) repeat around [12]
  • Rnd 4:  (3sc, inc in next st) repeat around [15]
  • Rnd 5:  sc around [15]
  • Rnd 6:  (4sc, inc in next st) repeat around [18]
  • Rnd 7:  (4sc, dec) repeat around [15]
  • Rnd 8:  (3sc, dec) repeat around [12]
  • Rnd 9:  (2sc, dec) repeat around [9]

For the first piece you make, fasten off and cut the yarn.

For the second piece, stop after round 9.  You will now continue by joining the two pieces together.

  • Rnd 10:  After completing round 9 on your second piece, insert your hook into a stitch from your first piece. Draw up a loop and yarn through as you would for any single crochet stitch.     This will join the two pieces together.  Continue crocheting around the newly attached piece and if you keep going all the way around, you should end up with two joined pieces and 18 stitches total by the end of the round.

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    ready for attaching!

  • Rnd 11:  5sc, inc, 7sc, inc, 4sc [20]
  • Rnd 12:  2sc, dec, 8sc, dec, 5sc [18]
  • Rnd 13:  sc around [18]
  • Rnd 14:  (2sc, inc in next st) repeat around [24]
  • Rnd 15:  (3sc, inc in next st) repeat around [30]
  • Rnd 16:  sc around [30]
  • Rnd 17:  (4sc, inc in next st) repeat around [36]
  • Rnd 18-19:  sc around [36]
  • Fasten off and leave a long tail

FLIPPER

use white yarn

  • Rnd 1:  make 6sc in a magic ring
  • Rnd 2:  inc in each st [12]
  • Rnd 3-7:  sc around [12]
  • Rnd 8:  (2sc, dec) repeat around [9]
  • Rnd 9-10: sc around [9]
  • Rnd 11: (2sc, dec) repeat twice, sc [7]
  • Rnd 12: sc around [7]
  • Fasten off and leave a long tail

HAT

start with blue yarn

  • Rnd 1:  make 6sc in a magic ring
  • Rnd 2:  inc in each st [12]
  • Rnd 3:  (sc, inc in next st) repeat around [18]
  • Rnd 4:  (2sc, inc in next st) repeat around [24]

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    Sammy’s cute pom pom hat!

  • Rnd 5:  sc around [24]
  • Rnd 6:  (3sc, inc in next st) repeat around [30]
  • Rnd 7:  (4sc, inc in next st) repeat around [36]
  • Rnd 8:  (5sc, inc in next st) repeat around [42]
  • change to white
  • Rnd 9:  (6sc, inc in next st) repeat around [48]
  • Rnd 10:  (7sc, inc in next st) repeat around [54]
  • Rnd 11:  (8sc, inc in next st) repeat around [60]
  • change to blue
  • Rnd 12:  sc around [60]
  • Rnd 13:  chain 2, dc around [60]
  • Rnd 14:  sl st around [60]
  • Bind off

 

 

POM POM

There are many different ways to make pom poms but this is the technique that I used.  Feel free to experiment and find out what works best for you!

Wind your white yarn around a medium sized dinner fork around 40 times. Use a length of white yarn (about 7 inches) to tie the middle of the bundle together tightly.  Slide the  fork out and snip the open ends of all the loops.  Fluff out the pom pom and trim evenly.  You can use the tail ends of the yarn which you used to tie the bundle to now attach the pom pom to the top of the hat! Weave in all yarn ends neatly.

SCARF

Chain 66 in white and 2 in blue yarn [68]

Starting into the 3rd chain from the hook, dc across

Bind off and weave in your yarn tails

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Almost done…

ASSEMBLY

Stuff the head and body generously.  Place the eyes between rounds 13 and 14 with 10 stitches between them.  Sew the nose onto the muzzle and center it between the eyes.  Sew the muzzle on neatly and carefully.  There is no need to stuff it.  Using your black embroidery thread and needle, sew a couple of whiskers onto each side of the face.  You can add eyebrows too!

The head and the body both have the same number of stitches in the openings so sewing them together should be seamless.    You can position the head however you wish.  (ie. instead of looking forward, you might face the head towards the side instead…)  Next, position the tail against the back of the body and sew it on.  You will need to fill the tail with fiber fill before completely attaching it to the body.  Try to center the tail so that your seal can sit by itself without toppling.

Attach the flippers next.  Take note that they are symmetrical.

Put the scarf and hat on – you are finished!! I hope you’ve enjoyed making your own baby seal!

 


COPYRIGHT 2015 – LittleMuggles

This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not sell or rewrite this pattern in any way.  Mass production/ factory production of dolls made from this pattern is not allowed. Please do not claim my patterns or amigurumi designs as your own. You may sell your own handmade finished dolls if you credit the design to “Little Muggles” and include a link to my website (www.littlemuggles.com).

 

 

98 Responses to Sammy the Seal

  1. Crackersmum says:

    Love this pattern. Thanks for sharing it. I will make it for my daughter as an Easter gift. I will be looking for more of your patterns.

  2. iaia says:

    This is the most beautiful seal I,ve ever seen in all my life!
    Thank you for sharing
    Greetings from Italy

  3. claudia says:

    wondcerfull works

  4. Yospirit says:

    Super cute!
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful pattern 🙂

  5. Doris says:

    This is the cutest thing ever!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Michele S says:

    It may just be me….but I’m having trouble with the flipper looking like the one in the photo. It is coming out much skinnier than it appears it should be…..any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • amy says:

      oh my gosh! Thank you for alerting me on this one! I have updated the instructions and hopefully it should work out ok now. Please let me know if you have any more troubles. My apologies!!

  7. BeBe Taylor says:

    This little fellow is sooo cute! Beets any rubber ducky – on the shrelf that is… Thank you for the pattern!

  8. carolyn says:

    omgosh! i love him! thank you for sharing. i’ve made several of your patterns and can’t wait to make this one. 🙂

  9. Carrion says:

    Vraiment très joli ce petit phoque
    J’adore
    Merci pour le partage du tuto

  10. Olena says:

    Hello,
    Love the seal! It is so cute, great job!!
    I don’t see anywhere to sign up for email updates… =)

    • amy says:

      Thank you Olena! I’m sorry there isn’t an email update feature yet. In the meantime, please follow me on FB, pinterest, instagram, and/or twitter!

  11. Michele Adams says:

    Thank you for the pattern cannot wait to try this!

  12. Lotusia says:

    Hi, thankyou for sharing this little cutie~
    Greetings from Bali. 🙂

  13. Tina Atwell says:

    It was really great of you to do all that work and then pass it on to all of us for free!!!! Thank you girl, very much!!! So pleased with your selfless act that I am heading over to check out the items for sale and hope others do too!! Kindnesses like that should be rewarded and I pray God blesses you abundantly for how tickled I am about this adorable little guy!!!

  14. I really enjoy doing your patterns and I made sammy’s girlfriend for my daughter:)thank you for sharing patterns.

  15. Carol says:

    i love your little critters, they are so cute! So glad I found you website!
    Thank you, for sharing your patterns.

  16. Lia says:

    I fell in love with Sammy, thank you for the pattern.

  17. lynn says:

    Cannot wait to crochet this little fellow. I bought one of your books and they are great. Thank you for sharing

  18. Anja says:

    cute little seal: love it!!! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  19. Mar says:

    Que bonito!!!!!muchas gracias por compartir el patron

  20. Swathi says:

    Thanks for this wonderful pattern! Just a quick question though: you said that the stitch count for the openings of the head and body should match, but here you have that the head ends with 24 and the body ends with 30. Should I decrease one more row for the body to make it 24 as well?

    • amy says:

      Hi Swathi! Thanks for pointing that out! The error has been fixed! My apologies for the confusion! (the body should end with 24st)

  21. Jan says:

    I will make a couple of these to donate to a local children’s hospital with other items. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Volla says:

    I just finished my baby seal. It turned out so cute. The only thing I did different was I made the hat smaller and attached it off to the side so it looks like a tiny beret.

  23. Jane Strong says:

    I am a senior volunteer at Martin Hospital South in Stuart, Florida and love to crochet and knit. Any of the items I make are given to hospital patients and that is where Sammy the Seal will go along with many of your other Little Muggles plus baby hats, loveys, baby blankets and prayer shawls. Also make up “Angels in the Pocket” for adults.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.

  24. Debbie says:

    Just showed this to my hubby (who is 84) and he said he wants one! My next project. Thanks

  25. peggy says:

    Can’t seem to find in your directions, how or what the little black nose is made from………….did I miss something?

    • amy says:

      Hello Peggy,
      So sorry for the delayed response. The little black nose for the seal is mentioned in the caption of one of the pictures. It is actually charcoal yarn and is sewed on. Hope that helps!

  26. Gia says:

    Just finished Sammy and it seems like my cat has a new friend!!! I ended up infusing the stuffing with cat nip seeing how she loved him! Thank you for sharing the pattern and will come back frequently to view your site!!!

    • amy says:

      What a fun idea, the catnip in the stuffing!! I’m happy to hear that you kitty is having fun with her new toy!

  27. Margaret says:

    Lovely little seal. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

    Have a nice day, Margaret

  28. Ines says:

    Danke für die süße Anleitung. Würde euch gerne mein fertiges Modell zeigen.

  29. herb says:

    This pattern is so really cute~ I love it..
    but I have a problem making the tail 🙁
    the row 11 has 20 stitches
    but the row 12 you write has 19 stitches (not 18 stitches)
    so could you help me with this problem??

  30. Loomikrafts says:

    Love this pattern… its so cute. I don’t crochet but I made Sammy the Seal out of loom bands. Check it out on my Instagram

    https://instagram.com/loomikrafts

  31. vasseur says:

    merci beaucoup il est superbe

  32. Sylwia says:

    I just finished this cute baby seal 🙂 I think it will be great birthday gift for someone 🙂 thank you for sharing the pattern.
    Greetings from The Netherlands

  33. Rachel says:

    I just want to say that your work is beautiful and I love your patterns. My daughter has been drooling over Lucky and I can’t wait until I can start it.

  34. Nati says:

    Hola!! Te escribo desde Argentina para agradecerte por compartir este hermoso patrón 🙂
    Si querés ver mi resultado, aquí lo encontrás:
    http://daxarabalea.blogspot.com.ar/2015/06/una-foca-abrigadita.html
    Saludos y gracias!!!

  35. Jet says:

    Thank you for sharing the pattern. Such a cute seal!

    Lots of love from the Netherlands

  36. Corina C. says:

    This is the cutest thing I have ever seen – period! It’s so cute that I’ve decided to crochet it for my fiance. He won’t resist it!
    How much white yarn have you used? Also, what dimensions should this adorable baby seal have?

    Wonderful work once again! So glad I found this pattern! Hope it will turn out just as great as yours!

    Cheers,
    Corina

  37. clare says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely patterns.
    I really love this little seal.>_<

  38. Its so cute I want it

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  40. Soobia says:

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful n easy pattern with us. I will try to make this for my neice

  41. Sam says:

    Hi! I’m working on the tail right now and for the two flaps I was wondering if it’s meant to be 9 stitches on each flipper. I noticed there was a space between the two pieces if I did 9 on each side, am I doing something wrong?

  42. Elizabeth Smith says:

    I am making some Trauma toys for local Paediatrics emergency dept at local hospital and for local ambos to give to children can’t wait to do some of these 🙂

    • amy says:

      Fantastic!! Have fun and I hope the children love your dolls! You are wonderful to take the time to do what you do!!

  43. Fanny says:

    Hello ! I’m a crochet begginer. I made many simple Amigurumi and can read many instructions, with help from internet. I just don’t anderstand and find how to do for the hat, the 13) row : “chain 2 dc around”. Can you explain me how to do?
    Cause i found many tutorials about how to do a chain, but not directly in an amigurumi…

    Thx for you help. Fanny

    • amy says:

      Hi Fanny!
      Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet! If you look up instructions on how to make a double crochet stitch, (not amigurumi) you will see that when you turn your piece and start a new row, you “chain” first. Depending on the stitches.. for example, sometimes you chain 1 or you might chain 2 before continuing your stitch. This is something that is exclusive to amigurumi. Check the tutorials a little further (for the double crochet stitch) and see if you can find the answer! Please let me know if you need more help!

  44. Beate says:

    Eine ganz niedliche Robbe ist das. So süß!
    Danke für die tolle Anleitung!
    Liebe Grüße Beate

  45. Andrea says:

    Thank you for sharing your pattern, the baby seal is so cute!
    I am from Chile, and I just finished mine for mi daughter. She just loved it

  46. Pimtisa says:

    Many Thanks for cute seal 🙂 I got gifts for new year !!!!!

  47. Lucero Vera says:

    Beautiful, I love it, thank you!

  48. Ger Boeve says:

    I made him, he is fantastic thank you for the pattern !! Greetings from Netherlands

  49. Ger Boeve says:

    I love it and have him ready thank you for this lovely seal.
    Groet uit Nederland.

  50. birte nielsen says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern 🙂 it`s one of the most beautiful I have seen 🙂 oh sooo cute
    Best wishes
    Greetings from Denmark

  51. Jonna says:

    Oh how lovely! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
    Greetings from Finland!

  52. Eleanor says:

    Thank you I have yet to start, but am very excited about. thank you again

  53. fanfan says:

    merci beaucoup pur ce joli petit modèle

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  55. Maryann says:

    Dear Amy, This little guy will make my grandson so happy! Thank you very much , Maryann

  56. Debi says:

    HI Amy, I am new to the world of crocheting and Amigrumi animals. This seal to adorable and I plan on making him for my friend who is battling cancer. I thought she could take him with her when so goes for treatments. She lives where it’s hot and misses the cold climates that is why this little guys is perfect. How tall will he be when completed? Thanks in advanced for the free, adorable pattern, Debi

  57. Debi Cusato says:

    Hi Amy, I sent you a comment a few weeks ago about the size of “Sammy the Seal”. Anyway I made his twin sister “Sami the Seal”. Let me know where I send you photos. I’m quite proud as a beginner crocheter, it’s my first big project. Thank you for the easy to follow, free patterns. What a gift you bring to the world

  58. evadraga says:

    So beautiful work, I love ti!
    Thank you for the share!

  59. Hideki Matsumoto says:

    Thank you for this pattern 😀 it’s so beautiful <3

  60. Shirley says:

    Hi Amy, I just made this little guy from your pattern. Thank you so much for sharing. He is just the cutest thing.

  61. Gédéonie says:

    Merci pour le tuto de ce joli petit phoque

  62. Robin Cook says:

    There should also be 2 flippers, correct? I saw 2 tail pieces but it didn’t say 2 for flipper. I’ve never done amiguramis before but….I think I have to make this one! I love seals, have 2 hutches full plus some! Just hope I can do it justice! Course I will have to make a Sammy and a Samantha! Lol! Thank you for sharing, I think, cuz now I have to try this, oh no, wish me luck! Lol!

  63. Maria says:

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. My little 6 year old granddaughter just saw him and fell in love with him so I know what I will be making a start on this evening.

  64. Estela Rgz says:

    My 12 year old daughter is making this beautiful project. We love it! Thank you for sharing!

  65. Sharon says:

    Thankyou very much for sharing this pattern

  66. Julie-dawn says:

    hi i would love to make this but i can’t find what weight yarn you used, as i’m new to crochet i need to be told this.

    many thanks

  67. Monika says:

    I would like to crochet this Baby seal but I am from Germany and need some Information about the abbreviations “sc”, “st” and “dec”. What does it mean in german? Inc = inch (2,54 cm) ?

    Thank you for your help,
    Best wishes,
    Monika

  68. Bernardi says:

    Super je viens de faire ‘ une merveille’ merci

  69. Jennie says:

    Thank you for sharing this pattern I’ve only been crocheting 3 weeks and I’ve done this for my granddaughter she go to love him

  70. Joanna says:

    OMG I’m totally in love! <3

  71. Tonya Burch says:

    This is my next project!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  72. Lonnie says:

    very nice! But how do you get that nose so nice?

    • amy says:

      🙂 I just use yarn needle and sew stitches over and over again until there are no obvious gaps between the stitches.

  73. christina says:

    I am crotcheting this little marvel these days but I have some problem with the head. Are you sure that so many rounds are needed? It turns out much bigger than the other parts. Thanks in advance, Christina.

    • amy says:

      I like designing my dolls with large heads. 🙂 As far as I know, there are no mistakes in this pattern. Regarding the scarf, dc stands for double crochet, not decrease. (dec) I hope it works out for you!

  74. Rhi says:

    How much yarn does this little guy take?

  75. Amira says:

    Oh my gosh this is the cutest thing i have ever seen!! is there a chance that i could make this pattern with a 4.25mm crochet hook, with very tight stitches?some of my crochet hooks have been lost and i have yet to find them so i was wondering if that could be an option! Thanks-

  76. Sonja says:

    Just finished the baby seal. Turned out really cute!
    Thanks for sharing the pattern. If you’d like to see it, I added it as a project to Ravelry with a link to your lovely pattern.

  77. Fika says:

    Thank you so much. I love amigurumi and your pattern very beautiful.

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