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Free Crochet Pattern for Amigurumi Triton the Crab

Designer: Les mailles du Rocher
Instagram: @les.mailles.du.rocher

Hello Amigurumi Lovers…
One of the free amigurumi crochet patterns we will share today is the Triton thecrab, whose photos and design belong to @les.mailles.du.rocher. You can learn how to crochet these crab using the free amigurumi pattern. Thanks to Les mailles du Rocher for this cute crab.

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Materials
Cotton yarn Ricorumi (orange, blue, pink, white)
Black embroidery thread
Crochet hook 3 mm
Safety eyes 6 mm
Yarn needle
Fiberfill for stuffing
Stitch marker
Scissors

Abbreviations
Rnd: round
MR: magic ring
Ch: chain /
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
FLO: front loops

BLO: back loops
Inc: increase
Dec: decrease
( )* : repeat till the end of round
[ ] : total number of stitches in the round

The crab is crocheted in two parts: the high part (head) and the low part (overalls)

AMIGURUMI CRAB FREE PATTERN

Head

In orange.
Make a ch 15. Crochet around the ch, starting in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 1: 13 sc, 3 sc in last ch, 12 sc, inc [30]
Rnd 2: inc, 12 sc, 3 inc, 12 sc, 2 inc [36]
Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc, 12 sc, (1 sc, inc) x 3, 12 sc, (1 sc, inc) x 2 [42]
Rnd 4: 2 sc, inc, 12 sc, (2 sc, inc) x3, 12 sc, (2 sc, inc) x 2 [48]
Rnd 5: 3 sc, inc, 12 sc, (3 sc, inc) x 3, 12 sc, (3 sc, inc) x 2 [54]
Rnd 6: 4 sc, inc, 12 sc, (4 sc, inc) x 3, 12 sc, (4 sc, inc) x 2 [60]
Rnd 7-14: 60 sc  [60]
Fasten off, leaving a long thread for sewing to the low part (overalls).

Overalls

In blue.
Repeat Rnds 1 to 6 or the head.
Rnd 7-13: 60 sc [60]
Rnd 14: FLO – 60 sc [60] Rnd 15: 60 sc [60]
Fasten off and hide the thread.

Sew the head to the overalls, using back loops of Rnd 13. Stuff before closing
Take the blue thread at the back, make a ch 22 and attach to the front with a sl st (adjust the lengh if necessary).

Front claws

In orange.
Start with the small part.
Rnd 1: MR, 4 sc [4]
Rnd 2: (1 sc, inc)* [6]
Rnd 3: (2 sc, inc)* [8]
Rnd 4: 8 sc [8] Stuff. Fasten off.

Now, make the big part
Rnd 1: MR, 4 sc [4]
Rnd 2: (1 sc, inc)* [6]
Rnd 3: (2 sc, inc)* [8]
Rnd 4: (3 sc, inc)* [10]
Rnd 5: (2 sc, inc)* [12]
Rnd 6-8: 12 sc [12]
Stuff.

Rnd 9: Join to the small with 1 sc, 7 sc in the remaining stitches, 12 sc on the big part [20]
Rnd 10: 20 sc [20]
Rnd 11: (2 sc, dec)* [15]
Rnd 12: (3 sc, dec)* [12]
Rnd 13: (2 sc, dec)* [9]
Rnd 14-15: 9 sc [9]
Add some stitches so that the round finishes on the right side and that both claws are at the same height. Stuff. Fasten off, leaving thread for sewing.

Side claws

In orange.
For each side, make 4 claws as follows:
Rnd 1: MR, 4 sc [4]
Rnd 2: (1 sc, inc)* [6]
Rnd 3-5: 6 sc [6]
Fasten off 3 claws, but not the 4th. The claws are all joined together.

After Rnd 5, continue 3 sc on the 4th claw,
Join to the 3rd claw with 1 sc, then crochet 2 sc
Join to the 2nd claw with 1 sc, then crochet 2 sc
Join to the 1st claw with 1 sc, then crochet 5 sc all around to continue on the other side, and crochet : 3 sc in 2nd claw, 3 sc in 3rd claw, 3 sc in 4th claw.
Fasten off, leaving a long thread for sewing.

Eyes (x2)

In white. Make 2.
Rnd 1: MR, 6 sc [6], don’t tight the MR too much.
Rnd 2: (1 sc, inc)* [9]
Rnd 3: 9 sc [9], 1 sl st.
Fasten off.

Insert the security eyes in the center of the MR.
In orange. Make 2.
Rnd 1: MR, 8 sc [8]
Rnd 2: (3 sc, inc)* [10]
Rnd 3 : 10 sc [10]
Rnd 4: FLO – 10 sc [10]
Fasten off, leaving a long thread for sewing.
Insert the white part inside. Sew both parts together, then sew the eye to the head.

Enjoy crocheting triton the crab.

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