This crochet whale pattern is a free c2c (corner to corner) crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

The crochet whale pattern is the second square in my Sea Life C2C graph series. If you missed the first one – go check out the Fish C2C Square which is also a free crochet pattern on the blog.

This square is twice the size of my fish square. Since whales are so large I wanted him to be the central focus of my throw with the other creatures surrounding him around the outside edge.

I still haven’t decided on a border for the blanket and right now I am actually considering working some kind of a wavy border around the whale to make it appear that he has breached out of the water. I am going to play around with that idea and see what I can come up with.

## Crochet Whale C2C Pattern Details

This whale crochet square is definitely beginner friendly with few color changes – a great project to start out with if you are new to corner to corner crochet. And, if you are new to c2c – I have all the tutorials you need to get started:

Basic C2C for Beginners

How to Change Colors in C2C

Tips & Tricks for Carrying Yarn in C2C

Mini (hdc) C2C crochet technique

How to add a border to C2C projects

My whale square is made with the mini-hdc crochet c2c technique and I ended up with a finished size of 18″ x 18″ which would be a great size for a pillow, too! You could either make two – one for the center of your blanket and one for your pillow front in matching colors. Or you could also use different colors – one could be blue and one could be black and white for a killer whale. So many options!

I used Yarnspirations’ Caron Simply Soft yarn for my squares – I love how soft this yarn is which is perfect for blankets. However, you could certainly substitute your favorite medium worsted #4 weight yarn to get a similar result.

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**Crochet Whale Pattern Free C2C Crochet Square**

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

**Supplies:**

- Caron Simply Soft Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic, 6 oz/315 yds)
- Soft Blue 4.0 oz / 210 yds (Color B)
- Royal Blue 3.3 oz / 175 yds (Color RB)
- Black 0.06 oz / 4 yds (Color BL)
- White 0.4 oz / 21 yd (Color W)

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

**Approximate finished size: **18” x 18”

**Gauge: **5 blocks = 2.25”

**Abbreviations:**

B = blue

RB = royal blue

BL = black

W = white

hdc = half double crochet

**Pattern Notes:**

Pattern is worked in Mini Half Double Crochet (hdc) Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet technique. Written row by row instructions follow with color pixel graph on at bottom of post.

**Recommended Tutorials:**

Basic C2C for Beginners

How to Change Colors in C2C

Tips & Tricks for Carrying Yarn in C2C

Mini (hdc) C2C crochet technique

How to add a border to C2C projects

**Written row by row pattern instructions:**

**B: Blue / RB: Royal Blue / BL: Black / W: White**

← Row 1 [RS]: (B) x 1 (1 square)

→ Row 2 [WS]: (B) x 2 (2 squares)

← Row 3 [RS]: (B) x 3 (3 squares)

→ Row 4 [WS]: (B) x 4 (4 squares)

← Row 5 [RS]: (B) x 5 (5 squares)

→ Row 6 [WS]: (B) x 6 (6 squares)

← Row 7 [RS]: (B) x 7 (7 squares)

→ Row 8 [WS]: (B) x 8 (8 squares)

← Row 9 [RS]: (B) x 9 (9 squares)

→ Row 10 [WS]: (B) x 10 (10 squares)

← Row 11 [RS]: (B) x 11 (11 squares)

→ Row 12 [WS]: (B) x 12 (12 squares)

← Row 13 [RS]: (B) x 13 (13 squares)

→ Row 14 [WS]: (B) x 14 (14 squares)

← Row 15 [RS]: (B) x 15 (15 squares)

→ Row 16 [WS]: (B) x 16 (16 squares)

← Row 17 [RS]: (B) x 4, (RB) x 6, (B) x 7 (17 squares)

→ Row 18 [WS]: (B) x 2, (RB) x 1, (B) x 4, (RB) x 7, (B) x 4 (18 squares)

← Row 19 [RS]: (B) x 4, (RB) x 8, (B) x 3, (RB) x 2, (B) x 2 (19 squares)

→ Row 20 [WS]: (B) x 3, (RB) x 2, (B) x 2, (RB) x 9, (B) x 4 (20 squares)

← Row 21 [RS]: (B) x 4, (RB) x 14, (B) x 3 (21 squares)

→ Row 22 [WS]: (B) x 4, (RB) x 14, (B) x 4 (22 squares)

← Row 23 [RS]: (B) x 4, (RB) x 15, (B) x 4 (23 squares)

→ Row 24 [WS]: (B) x 5, (RB) x 15, (B) x 4 (24 squares)

← Row 25 [RS]: (B) x 1, (RB) x 1, (B) x 1, (RB) x 17, (B) x 5 (25 squares)

→ Row 26 [WS]: (B) x 6, (RB) x 19, (B) x 1 (26 squares)

← Row 27 [RS]: (B) x 2, (RB) x 19, (B) x 6 (27 squares)

→ Row 28 [WS]: (B) x 7, (RB) x 19, (B) x 2 (28 squares)

← Row 29 [RS]: (B) x 3, (RB) x 19, (B) x 7 (29 squares)

→ Row 30 [WS]: (B) x 7, (RB) x 20, (B) x 3 (30 squares)

← Row 31 [RS]: (B) x 4, (RB) x 5, (B) x 2, (RB) x 12, (W) x 1, (B) x 7 (31 squares)

→ Row 32 [WS]: (B) x 7, (W) x 1, (RB) x 12, (B) x 3, (RB) x 5, (B) x 4 (32 squares)

← Row 33 [RS]: (B) x 5, (RB) x 4, (B) x 4, (RB) x 11, (W) x 2, (B) x 7 (33 squares)

→ Row 34 [WS]: (B) x 7, (W) x 2, (RB) x 12, (B) x 3, (RB) x 4, (B) x 6 (34 squares)

← Row 35 [RS]: (B) x 7, (RB) x 3, (B) x 4, (RB) x 11, (W) x 2, (B) x 8 (35 squares)

→ Row 36 [WS]: (B) x 8, (W) x 2, (RB) x 12, (B) x 3, (RB) x 4, (B) x 7 (36 squares)

← Row 37 [RS]: (B) x 7, (RB) x 4, (B) x 3, (RB) x 12, (W) x 3, (B) x 8 (37 squares)

→ Row 38 [WS]: (B) x 8, (W) x 3, (RB) x 12, (B) x 4, (RB) x 3, (B) x 8 (38 squares)

← Row 39 [RS]: (B) x 8, (RB) x 4, (B) x 3, (RB) x 12, (W) x 3, (B) x 9 (39 squares)

→ Row 40 [WS]: (B) x 9, (W) x 3, (RB) x 13, (B) x 3, (RB) x 4, (B) x 8 (40 squares)

**Corner (begin decreasing)**

← Row 41 [RS]: (B) x 8, (RB) x 4, (B) x 3, (RB) x 12, (W) x 4, (B) x 8 (39 squares)

→ Row 42 [WS]: (B) x 8, (W) x 3, (RB) x 13, (B) x 3, (RB) x 3, (B) x 8 (38 squares)

← Row 43 [RS]: (B) x 8, (RB) x 2, (B) x 3, (RB) x 13, (W) x 4, (B) x 7 (37 squares)

→ Row 44 [WS]: (B) x 7, (W) x 3, (RB) x 13, (B) x 4, (RB) x 1, (B) x 8 (36 squares)

← Row 45 [RS]: (B) x 8, (RB) x 1, (B) x 3, (RB) x 13, (W) x 4, (B) x 6 (35 squares)

→ Row 46 [WS]: (B) x 6, (W) x 3, (RB) x 14, (B) x 11 (34 squares)

← Row 47 [RS]: (B) x 11, (RB) x 13, (W) x 4, (B) x 5 (33 squares)

→ Row 48 [WS]: (B) x 5, (W) x 3, (RB) x 14, (B) x 10 (32 squares)

← Row 49 [RS]: (B) x 10, (RB) x 13, (W) x 4, (B) x 4 (31 squares)

→ Row 50 [WS]: (B) x 4, (W) x 3, (RB) x 14, (B) x 9 (30 squares)

← Row 51 [RS]: (B) x 9, (RB) x 13, (W) x 4, (B) x 3 (29 squares)

→ Row 52 [WS]: (B) x 3, (W) x 3, (RB) x 14, (B) x 8 (28 squares)

← Row 53 [RS]: (B) x 8, (RB) x 10, (BL) x 1, (RB) x 2, (W) x 4, (B) x 2 (27 squares)

→ Row 54 [WS]: (B) x 2, (W) x 3, (RB) x 2, (BL) x 1, (RB) x 11, (B) x 7 (26 squares)

← Row 55 [RS]: (B) x 7, (RB) x 11, (BL) x 1, (RB) x 1, (W) x 3, (B) x 2 (25 squares)

→ Row 56 [WS]: (B) x 1, (W) x 3, (RB) x 1, (BL) x 1, (RB) x 12, (B) x 6 (24 squares)

← Row 57 [RS]: (B) x 6, (RB) x 12, (BL) x 1, (RB) x 1, (W) x 2, (B) x 1 (23 squares)

→ Row 58 [WS]: (B) x 1, (W) x 1, (RB) x 1, (BL) x 1, (RB) x 12, (B) x 6 (22 squares)

← Row 59 [RS]: (B) x 5, (RB) x 13, (BL) x 1, (RB) x 1, (B) x 1 (21 squares)

→ Row 60 [WS]: (B) x 1, (BL) x 1, (RB) x 6, (BL) x 1, (RB) x 6, (B) x 5 (20 squares)

← Row 61 [RS]: (B) x 5, (RB) x 5, (BL) x 2, (RB) x 6, (B) x 1 (19 squares)

→ Row 62 [WS]: (B) x 1, (RB) x 6, (W) x 1, (RB) x 5, (B) x 5 (18 squares)

← Row 63 [RS]: (B) x 5, (RB) x 11, (B) x 1 (17 squares)

→ Row 64 [WS]: (B) x 1, (RB) x 10, (B) x 5 (16 squares)

← Row 65 [RS]: (B) x 5, (RB) x 8, (B) x 2 (15 squares)

→ Row 66 [WS]: (B) x 6, (RB) x 2, (B) x 6 (14 squares)

← Row 67 [RS]: (B) x 13 (13 squares)

→ Row 68 [WS]: (B) x 12 (12 squares)

← Row 69 [RS]: (B) x 11 (11 squares)

→ Row 70 [WS]: (B) x 10 (10 squares)

← Row 71 [RS]: (B) x 9 (9 squares)

→ Row 72 [WS]: (B) x 8 (8 squares)

← Row 73 [RS]: (B) x 7 (7 squares)

→ Row 74 [WS]: (B) x 6 (6 squares)

← Row 75 [RS]: (B) x 5 (5 squares)

→ Row 76 [WS]: (B) x 4 (4 squares)

← Row 77 [RS]: (B) x 3 (3 squares)

→ Row 78 [WS]: (B) x 2 (2 squares)

← Row 79 [RS]: (B) x 1 (1 square)

This is adorable! Is it possible to use the double crochet method instead of the half double? What do you think that would do to the dimensions? Thank you!

Absolutely you could change to the double crochet c2c method. I designed Easter C2C squares that were a pixel graph size of 20×20, used dc and the same yarn Caron Simply Soft and had a finished size of 13.5″ x 13.5″ square. Since the whale is double that size at 40×40 pixels it should come out to a size of approximately 27″ x 27″ – if your gauge is the same as mine. I hope that helps! 😊