seagull free crochet pattern

Free Crochet Pattern – Sammy the Seagull

Here in perfect time for the summer is our small fishing friend, Sammy the Seagull. I had the pleasure of traveling to Kiawah Island, SC with my family last month for a week-long beach trip. The island was beautiful and very quiet for a Carolina beach (I hope it stays that way but I trust you to keep it a secret too 😊). The truly unique thing about the island however was the abundance of wildlife. We saw many alligators, wild deer, dolphins, turtles, coyotes, foxes and of course seagulls. I also enjoy watching the seagulls try to sneak bread and french fries from beach-goers. That is why I made Sammy the Seagull with a fishing pole, so he could catch his own food and not steal yours. This pattern is great for not only beginners but crocheters of all levels. I always test out my new creations on my niece (my biggest fan) and this one made her giggle so I knew it was a winner. This little seagull would also make a great gift for any fish enthusiasts in your life!

Feel free to share your creations on social media but please give credit to me for the pattern creation. I love connecting with all of you on social media! If you’d like to be virtual friends, I can be found on instagram @thewondercrochet and tiktok @wondercrochet (and facebook & pinterest & all that jazz).

This pattern can be completed by beginners but I believe is still fun for all skill levels. If you are stuck at any points of the pattern, feel free to reach out to me on social media. Happy crocheting!

If you would like the full PDF version of this pattern with step by step photos (or you just want to support me πŸ˜‰), it can be purchased here.

MATERIALS & TOOLS

  • Yarn (WHITE, YELLOW, GRAY, ORANGE, BLACK, DARK BLUE, BLUE, GREEN, RED) I used Red Heart brand yarn, medium, 100% acrylic but feel free to use the yarn of your choosing, the size of your yarn will determine the final size of your PLUSH
  • Crochet hook (Size G, 4.0 mm)
  • Polyfil – fiber fill stuffing
  • WHITE EMBROIDERY THREAD
  • BLACK FELT, BLUE FELT
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Sewing pins

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Inc- single crochet increase (2 SC in each stitch)
  • Dec- decrease (I use the invisible decrease in all of my creations for a cleaner look)
  • SLST (SLIP STITCH)
  • BLO – crochet in the back loops only
  • Magic ring– Make a loop, leaving a long tail to work with. Insert hook in center of loop, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over, pull through to make the first chain (this does not count as a stitch). Continue to crochet over the loop and tail with the number of stitches called for. There are many wonderful YouTube videos on how to make a magic circle if you are a visual learner!Always move your stitch marker to the last stitch in the round.

THIS PATTERN IS WORKED IN CONTINUOUS ROUNDS.

POLICIES & REMINDERS

  • DO NOT publish or sell this pattern in any form
  • You may sell dolls made from this pattern but must credit me for the pattern (Simply tag @thewondercrochet or mention Allison from Wonder Crochet)
  • I love interacting with people on social media! Please tag me in your creations and feel free to reach out with any questions
  • This character belongs to Wonder Crochet
  • My finished doll measures around 6 inches tall

HEAD

IN WHITE

1. 6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. INC X 6 (12)

3. [SC, INC]X6 (18)

4. [2 SC, INC]X6 (24)

5. [3 SC, INC]X6 (30)

6-10. SC FOR 5 ROWS (30)

11. [3 SC, DEC]X6 (24)

STUFF THE HEAD

12. [2SC, DEC]X6 (18)

13. [SC, DEC]X6 (12)

14. DEC X 6 (6) (DEC TO CLOSE)

FASTEN OFF AND WEAVE IN TAIL OF YARN

BODY & NECK

IN WHITE

1. 6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. INC X 6 (12)

3. [SC, INC]X6 (18)

4. [2 SC, INC]X6 (24)

5. [3 SC, INC]X6 (30)

6. {4 SC, INC}X6 (36)

7-12. SC FOR 6 ROWS (36)

13. {4 SC, DEC}X6 (30)

14. [3 SC, DEC]X6 (24)

STUFF THE BODY

15. [2SC, DEC]X6 (18)

16. [SC, DEC]X6 (12)

17-19. SC FOR 3 ROWS (12)

STUFF THE NECK

FASTEN OFF AND LEAVE TAIL FOR SEWING

WINGS (MAKE 2)

IN GRAY

1. 6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. INC X 6 (12)

3. [SC, INC]X6 (18)

4-5. SC FOR 2 ROWS (18)

6. [SC, DEC]X4 (12)

7-8. SC FOR 2 ROWS (12)

9. {SC, DEC}X4 (8)

10. CH4 INSERT HOOK INTO FRONT AND BACK

OF NEXT STITCH, SLST

11. CH4 INSERT HOOK INTO FRONT AND BACK

OF NEXT STITCH, SLST

FASTEN OFF AND WEAVE IN TAIL

FEET (MAKE 2)

IN ORANGE

1.4 SC IN A MAGIC RING (4)

2. INC X 4 (8)

3. SC AROUND FOR 1 ROW (8)

4. [SC, INC]X4 (12)

FOLD IN HALF AND FLATTEN THE CIRCLE

5. CHAIN 4

6. INSERT INTO BOTH STITCHES AND SLIP STITCH

7. CHAIN 4

8. SKIP STITCH, INSERT INTO NEXT, SLIP STITCH

9. CHAIN 4

10. SKIP STITCH, INSERT INTO NEXT, SLIP STITCH

FASTEN OFF, LEAVE TAIL TO ATTACH

TO LEG

LEGS (MAKE 2)

IN ORANGE

1.5 SC IN A MAGIC RING (5)

2. SC AROUND FOR 3 ROWS (5)

FO LEAVE TAIL FOR SEWING

BEAK

IN YELLOW

1.4 SC IN A MAGIC RING (4)

2-3. SC AROUND FOR 2 ROWS (4)

4. [SC, INC]X2 (6)

5. SC AROUND FOR 1 ROW (6)

6. [SC, INC]X3 (9)

FO LEAVE TAIL FOR SEWING

TAIL

IN BLACK

1.6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. SC AROUND (6)

3. [SC, INC]X3 (9)

SWITCH TO GRAY

4. [2SC, INC]X3 (12)

5. SC AROUND (12)

FO LEAVE TAIL FOR SEWING

HAT

IN BLUE

1. 6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. INC X 6 (12)

3. [SC, INC]X6 (18)

4. SC AROUND IN BLO (18)

5. SC AROUND (18)

6. [SC, INC, SC]X6 (24)

7. TURN WORK AND HDC AROUND IN ALL 24 STITCHES TO CREATE HAT BRIM (24)

FO, WEAVE IN TAIL

OPTIONAL – ADD DETAILS TO HAT (CUT SMALL FELT COLORED PIECES TO FISHING HAT AS SEEN IN PICTURE

FISHING POLE

IN BROWN

  • 4 SC IN A MAGIC RING (4)

2-16. SC AROUND FOR 15 ROWS (4)

CLOSE, FO AND WEAVE IN TAIL

USING WHITE EMBROIDERY THREAD, CUT A PIECE ABOUT 3 INCHES LONG, ATTACH TO END OF FISHING POLE BY TYING ON WITH A KNOT

INNER TUBE

IN WHITE

1.CH 15

JOIN ENDS WITH A SLST TO CREATE A CIRCLE

2. SC AROUND FOR 2 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO RED

3. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO WHITE

4. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

STUFF TUBE AS YOU GO

SWITCH TO GREEN

5. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO WHITE

6. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO YELLOW

7. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO WHITE

8. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO BLUE

9. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO WHITE

10. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO RED

11. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO WHITE

12. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO GREEN

13. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO WHITE

14. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO YELLOW

15. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO WHITE

16. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

SWITCH TO BLUE

17. SC FOR 3 ROWS (15)

FASTEN OFF, LEAVE TAIL FOR SEWING

STUFF THE REST OF THE TUBE

FORM IN A CIRCLE, SEW FIRST WHITE ROW TO LAST BLUE ROW

ASSEMBLY

  • SEW THE HEAD TO THE NECK, SLIGHTLY FORWARD SO THERE IS MORE HEAD IN THE FRONT OF THE NECK THAN BEHIND
  • SHAPE THE BODY WITH YOUR HANDS AS SEEN BELOW, MORE BODY IN THE BACK THAN THE FRONT & A FLATTER BOTTOM
  • SEW THE WINGS TO EITHER SIDE OF THE BODY BETWEEN ROWS 7 & 12
  • SEW THE TAIL TO THE BACK BETWEEN ROWS 5 & 9
  • Sew THE legs onto the bottom of THE body, FIRST BY ATTACHING THE FEET TO THE LEGS, THEN SEWING ON AS IF HE IS SITTING (BETWEEN ROWS 5-7 ON HER BODY)
  • SEW THE BEAK TO THE FRONT OF THE HEAD, CENTER WITH  THE FEET AND BETWEEN ROWS 7 & 9 ON THE HEAD
  • SAMMY SHOULD BE ABLE TO SIT ON HIS OWN NOW, IF HE CAN’T, GENTLY FLATTEN THE BOTTOM OF HIS BODY UNTIL  HE CAN SIT ON HIS OWN
  • ADD THE OPTIONAL FELT DETAILS TO THE HAT, TYING A DARK BLUE PIECE OF YARN AROUND WHERE THE BRIM OF THE HAT STARTS
  • USING BLACK FELT, CUT OUT THE SUNGLASSES AND EITHER GLUE OR SEW TO THE FACE, ABOVE THE BEAK
  • USING BLUE FELT, CUT OUT 2 FISH, GLUE THEM TOGETHER WITH THE FISHING LINE BETWEEN THEM
  • SEW THE HAT TO THE TOP OF THE HEAD
  • SEW OR SIMPLY PLACE SAMMY SITTING ON TOP OF THE INNER TUBE
  • ATTACH FISHING POLE UNDER LEFT WING BY SEWING

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU FINISHED SAMMY!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS PATTERN AND FOUND IT EASY TO FOLLOW. AGAIN, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ARE STUCK AT ANY POINT PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME.

I’M SO GLAD OUR CRAFTY PATHS HAVE CROSSED, HAPPY CROCHETING!

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