Crochet Shark Sleep Sack Pattern

Crochet Shark Snuggle Sack + Tutorial

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

34 thoughts on “Crochet Shark Snuggle Sack + Tutorial

  • December 2, 2016 at 8:06 am
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    Hi. I’m making the shark for my daughter but she wants to have the back open. If I split the back in half and do 2 sides of 20 then work that way, do you think it will be ok?

    • December 2, 2016 at 8:09 am
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      I will work flat for the 24 inches then in the round for bottom or the same way as the mermaid tail then sew up part way.

  • October 3, 2016 at 3:29 pm
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    Have you modified this for an adult size the same way you did for the mermaid tail?

      • December 11, 2016 at 9:29 pm
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        I have looked everywhere and can only find adjustments for mermaid sack, not the shark sack. I have tried the search and I am taken to challenge page. Is there an adjustment for the shark sack for adults?

  • August 12, 2016 at 5:39 am
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    I want to make this, with a “few” alterations. No jaw, dorsal fin, eyes, teeth, etc. Basically, I want to make a mermaid tail! Here is my dilemma! It get so hot here in the South my daughter would never use it if it was made out of blanket yarn. I am wanting to make it out of a lighter like Cannon Simply Soft Party. How would I go about converting the pattern?

    • August 25, 2016 at 1:13 pm
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      I would also like to know if another type yarn that is lighter weight could be used. In my area the blanket yarn would be too hot.

  • August 5, 2016 at 12:15 pm
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    were all the colors you used big ball yarns, i noticed they sold this in different sizes, so i want to make sure i get the right size balls of yarn, thanks Mikey and as always wonderful job!

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      August 5, 2016 at 1:01 pm
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      No, if you look at the pattern. Where the ball sizes change, the colours under it are shown. For example, the red gums were a smaller ball. 😀

      • August 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm
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        thank you so much for replying, i totally overlooked that!

  • August 3, 2016 at 10:16 am
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    How about a pattern for an ultra-cute baby snuggle sac with buttons down the front …hood and “ears on the hood?

  • July 31, 2016 at 11:41 pm
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    Hi thanks Mikey looking forward to making the shark and seeing what the others in the series are.
    Is there a link to the written instructions? I think I missed them.
    I’m in NZ I’m having problems sourcing the blanket yarn found it online but it was going to cost more to ship than the yarn, so really I’m looking the tension square so I can play with yarn that I can source here

  • July 29, 2016 at 7:02 am
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    THANK YOU to rhe crochet crowd for all the many tutorials, i cant tell you hiw much i need and lo e them..I plan to make the shark , its awesome. I ha e a question in the written portion it states The fin and tail uses the final 4th ball. ” but in the list of materials it says you need 5th balls …hmm….thanks so much again…i appreciate all your hard work….Jack

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      July 29, 2016 at 7:53 am
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      I think there was a change after I had filmed it. I ran out of yarn very close to the end of the 4th ball. I think others have been running out before they are finishing absorbing 4 balls. So the pattern would be correct for 5 now to compensate for those who may run out quicker than I did.

  • July 28, 2016 at 9:28 pm
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    I am crocheting a shark rug from lion brand yarn pattern but can’t figure out how to attach the chin to the body. Could you help me with this?

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      July 29, 2016 at 7:54 am
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      Lion Brand has excellent customer service on email or on the phone. If there are issues with this pattern or tips for this particular pattern, they would know best. I’ve not seen this pattern to make any assumptions on how it is done. You can find their contact information on their website. 🙂

  • July 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm
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    I am in the middle of the shark just starting the tail and you state that you’ve used two balls of yarn but I’ve already used three and am into my fourth what am I doing wrong?

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      July 16, 2016 at 12:14 pm
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      Actually, I think that was my fault. I thought I had used 3 balls of yarn but it was actually 4. Takes four balls for everything.

  • July 8, 2016 at 12:47 am
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    To enter the challenge for the crocheted sleep sacks is it OK if we alter the pattern and be in the challenge. I don’t know any kids 5 to 10 but do know smaller children or babies. So if I altered the sizes could I still be in the challenge. Thank you

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      September 7, 2016 at 11:22 am
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      To keep the challenge fair… we are requesting the samples be created as stated in the pattern. This eliminates those who do preemie size versions and claim it to be legit. We have had this happen with our afghans where we allow improvisation. Someone once submitted us a Granny Square when 40 were needing to be done and claiming it was a burial afghan for an unborn child. People unfortunately drive holes and loop holes in our challenges. So we have to keep it fair. I’m sorry for an inconvenience.

  • June 29, 2016 at 1:19 pm
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    Do you have a pattern for easy mermaid snugly ?

    • July 31, 2016 at 8:14 am
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      I am planning on modifying the shark to make a mermaid tail. I have the perfect variegated bernat blanket yarn.

      • August 12, 2016 at 7:11 pm
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        When can we expect the mermaid pattern? I’ve got a ton of requests!

  • June 29, 2016 at 11:57 am
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    I’d love to make it for all three of my children ( last one due in December ) and am unsure how to vary the pattern to account for size changes from an Infant -> 3T girl -> 8 boy. Help?

  • June 26, 2016 at 7:19 am
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    My sister lives near the ocean, loves sharks, and is quite ill. Is this large enough for an adult woman (on the slender side) to use? It would be a great gift for her.

    • July 10, 2016 at 10:38 am
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      I need to make one for an adult too,

  • June 25, 2016 at 6:47 pm
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    Can we use different yarn or colors and still get into the challenge contest? thanks!!!

  • June 25, 2016 at 1:23 pm
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    Is the shark sleep and snuggle sack offered in a package ?

  • June 24, 2016 at 11:30 pm
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    So fun! I can’t wait to get started! 🙂

  • June 24, 2016 at 10:19 pm
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    This is going to be one of my adult daughters Christmas presents 🙂 Thanks!

  • June 24, 2016 at 4:40 pm
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    So happy with this article about the shark, all the lovely photographs and the tutorial nearly two hours long! I think, even as I don´t have children around me, I just have to make one of these sacks for the sheer fun of it! Thank you so much, you´re a blessing to all of us!

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