Here’s a pattern that you can really sink your teeth into! This Shark Hooded Blanket is so soft, cozy, and designed with a fun, comedic look in mind!
The hood is made to look like the face of a shark, with the opening of the hood looking like the open mouth of a shark just about to enjoy a hearty meal: the person wearing the hood!! Complete with gums, teeth, eyes, and a fin – this blanket is hilariously detailed!
Maybe you’re a fan of popular shark trends right now, such as Shark Week or the Baby Shark song. What better way to celebrate those than with your very own Shark Blanket?!
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When designing this pattern, I knew I wanted an incredibly soft and fluffy yarn that also has a chunky weight. I decided to use Bernat Blanket yarn, and I’m so happy with the results! This yarn is so unique and is just perfect for blankets, in my opinion. It’s soft and works up quickly. I used Dark Grey, which you can find on Amazon HERE!
In addition to the really fun look and design of this blanket, it really does work as a cozy blanket, as well! You can always pop the hood off for a more conventional looking blanket. But then again, if you’re going to wear a shark hooded blanket, I say just go for it and fully embrace the silliness!!!
So who’s ready to dive into this pattern? I know I am! Let’s go!
(You can also purchase an ad-free PDF version of this pattern in my shop for just $1.99 HERE!)
(And, you can buy a finished Shark Blanket HERE! Hurry, I only have one available!)
Size Q / 15 mm crochet hook
Size G/6 4.25 mm crochet hook
2 skeins of Bernat Blanket yarn in Dark Grey
1 skein of Bernat Blanket Brights yarn in Red
1 skein of Bernat Baby Blanket yarn in White
1 skein of Caron One Pound yarn in Black (only a few yards are needed for Eyes)
Beg = beginning
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Rep = repeat
Rnd = round
Sc = single crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
St = stitch
Exact gauge is not essential to this project.
One size fits most; blanket measures about 52” wide by 62” long; hood measures about 37 inches lengthwise from left to right side and 26 inches width from left to ride side
With Q hook and Dark Grey, ch 61.
Row 1 – Dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across. Ch 2, turn (59 dc)
Rows 2 – 30 – dc in each st across; ch 2. Do not ch 2 at end of Row 30.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
With Q hook and Dark Grey, ch 32.
Row 1 – Dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across. Ch 2, turn (30 dc)
Rows 2 – 13 – dc in each st across; ch 2. Do not ch 2 at end of Row 13.
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Fold in half so that right sides are facing each other and sew top together. Weave in ends.
Eye (make 2)
This piece is worked in continuous rnds. Do not join. You may wish to use a stitch marker and move it up at the beg of each new rnd.
Rnd 1 – with G hook and Black, make a magic circle. 6 sc in circle (6 sc)
Rnd 2 – 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3 – 2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4 – 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep around. (24 sc)
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.
Gums & Teeth
Row 1 – With Q hook, attach Red at bottom edge of front of Hood, ch 2. Make 18 dc on each side of hood. Fasten off Red. (36 dc)
Row 2 – Attach White at either end of front of Hood, on top of Gums. *Ch 2, dc in same st. Ch 2, 2 Dc in next st. Sl st into same st. Sl st in next 3 sts. * Rep from * to * 8 more times.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
With Q hook and Dark Grey, ch 2.
Row 1 – 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1, turn (3 sc)
Row 2 – 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn (5 sc)
Rows 3 – 4 – sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn (5 sc)
Row 5 – sc in each st across (5 sc)
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.
With Grey on yarn needle, place one edge of hood about 15 sts in from edge of Blanket and sew Hood across top edge of Blanket.
Line up Fin with folded top edge of Hood and sew Fin to Hood.
Sew Eyes on sides of Hood, between first and second teeth on each side.
Weave in all ends.
Here is the finished blanket!!
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