Gone Sailing Crochet Boat

My little boy asked for a toy boat. How precious! He waited patiently for it too. I wanted to simply find a pattern and whip something up for him, but the one I liked best needed translating. You can see the yarnsmile site boat here

Some of this pattern is translated from the yarnsmile site (thank you for this beautiful model!) and other parts I’ve changed. I would love to give full credit to my inspiration! 

I would recommend this toy for ages 5+ as it has some pieces that require careful handling. If you can think of a way to make it better for a young child – please let me know! My son is nearly four here and he plays well with it as long as his 18 month brother isn’t interfering.

I’m happy to present this pattern for free especially since I was able to translate much of it without creating a model from scratch. I used a Caron Cake that I had purchased as part of a blanket planned for my son. Now he will have a matching boat to fit perfectly into his shark themed room.

I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: yarn needle, scissors, polyester fiberfill, craft wire, wire hanger, cardboard

Yarn: Blue Macaron Caron Cake, I Love this Yarn in White

Substitutions: any worsted weight cotton or soft material yarn suitable for children

Hook Size: D

Abbreviations Used:

MR: magic ring

st or sts: stitch or stitches

ch: chain

slst: slip stitch

sk: skip a stitch

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

inc: increase

dec: decrease

Special Stitches:

Invisible Join: pull hook out of loop, insert hook into slst just made from opposite side of work, pull loop up to the other side and continue work as usual

BOTTOM

Light taupe color with teal specks

1) ch 4, 3 sc in 4th ch from hook, turn (3 sc)
2) ch 1, sc 4 (last in in ch), turn (4)
3-25) ch 1, sc 4, turn (4)
26) ch 3, sk 2, slst 2, turn
27) sk, slst, sc around piece

from sturdy cardboard, cut matching piece to fit to bottom

SIDES

Darkest teal color, make 2

1) ch 31, sc 2nd ch from hook, sc 29, turn (30)
2) ch 1, inc, sc 28, inc, turn (32)
3) ch 1, sc 32, turn (32)
4) ch 1, inc, sc 30, inc, turn (34)
5) ch 1, sc 34, turn (34)
6) ch 1, inc, sc 32, inc, turn (36)
7) ch 1, sc 36, turn (36)
8) ch 1, inc, sc 34, inc, turn (38)
9) ch 1, sc 38, turn (38)
10) ch 1, inc, sc 36, inc, turn (40)
11) ch 1, sc 40, turn (40)
12) ch 1, inc, sc 38, inc, turn (42)
13) ch 1, sc 42, turn (42)
14) ch 1, inc, sc 40, inc, turn (44)
15) ch 1, sc 44, turn (44)
16) ch 1, inc, sc 42, inc, turn (46)
17) ch 1, sc 46, turn (46)
18) ch 1, inc, sc 44, inc, turn (48)
19) ch 1, sc 48, turn (48)
20) ch 1, inc, sc 46, inc, turn (50)

DECK

Using grayish color

1) ch 4, 3 sc in 4th ch from hook, turn (3 sc)
2) ch 1, inc, sc 2, inc (in ch), turn (6)
3) ch 1, inc, sc 4, inc, turn (8)
4) ch 1, inc, sc 6, inc, turn (10)
5) ch 1, inc, sc 8, inc, turn (12)
6-43) ch 1, sc 12, turn (12)
44) ch 1, dec, sc 8, dec, turn (10)
45) ch 1, dec, sc 6, dec, turn (8)
46) ch 1, dec, sc 4, dec, turn (6)
47) ch 1, dec, sc 2, dec, turn (4)
48) ch 3, sk 2, slst 2, turn
49) sk, slst, sc around piece

PIPE

Using color changes of choice

1) MR, sc 6, do not join (6)
2) 2 sc each st around (12)
3) *sc, inc* around (18)
4) *sc 2, inc* around (24)
5) sk, slst using invisible join, in 3rd loop sc in skipped st, sc around, do not join (24)
6-8) sc around (24)
9) sc around, sk last and make a clean slst
10) with next color, join yarn to stitch after the slst, sc around including into slst to make 24 sc (24)
11-13) sc around (24)
14) sc around, sk last and make a clean slst
15-25) repeat rows 10-14 twice more with two more colors, leave tail for sewing

SAIL

Using white

1) ch 4, in 4th ch from hook, 2 sc, turn
2) ch 1, inc, sc, inc in ch, turn (5)
3) ch 1, sc across, turn (5)
4) ch 1, inc, sc 3, inc, turn (7)
5) ch 1, sc across, turn (7)
6) ch 1, inc, sc 5, inc, turn (9)
7) ch 1, sc across, turn (9)
8) ch 1, inc, sc 7, inc, turn (11)
9) ch 1, sc across, turn (11)
10) ch 1, inc, sc 9, inc, turn (13)
11) ch 1, sc across, turn (13)
12) ch 1, inc, sc 11, inc, turn (15)
13) ch 1, sc across, turn (15)
14) ch 1, inc, sc 13, inc, turn (17)
15) ch 1, sc across, turn (17)
16) ch 1, inc, sc 15, inc, turn (19)
17) ch 1, sc across, turn (19)
18) ch 1, inc, sc 17, inc, turn (21)
19) ch 1, sc across, turn (21)
20) ch 1, inc, sc 19, inc, turn (23)
21) ch 1, sc across, turn (23)
22) ch 1, inc, sc 21, inc, turn (25)
For small sail, change color and sc around piece. For large, continue to 23
23) ch 1, sc across, turn (25)
24) ch 1, inc, sc 23, inc, turn (27)
25) ch 1, sc across, turn (27)
26) ch 1, inc, sc 25, inc, turn (29)
27-30) sc 29, turn (29)
Change color and sc around piece.

FLAG

Using white

1) ch 11, sc 2nd ch from hook, sc 9, turn (10)
2-4) ch 1, sc 10, turn (10)
change color to gray and sc around piece

MASTS:

Using medium blue

LONG
1) MR, sc 6, do not join (6)
2) sc 6 (6)
Repeat row 2 until piece measures just under 8”, leave tail for sewing, insert wire with taped ends for safety

SHORT
1) MR, sc 6, do not join (6)
2) sc 6 (6)
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 2”, leave tail for sewing, insert wire with taped ends for safety

BENT
1) MR, sc 6, do not join (6)
2) sc 6 (6)
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 2”. leave tail for sewing, insert wire with taped ends for safety; after inserting the wire, make a bend 3/4” in

LADDER

Using white

1) ch 7, dc in first ch made, turn
2) ch 5, sk, dc in ch, ch 1, sk, dc in ch, turn
3-4) ch 5, dc, ch 1, sk, dc in ch, turn
5-9) ch 6, dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc in ch, turn
10-11) ch 7, dc, ch 3, sk 3, dc in ch, turn

PORT HOLES (make 5)
1) ch 8, slst to first ch to make a ring
2) sc 20 inside ring, join, fasten off

ANCHOR
1) 1) ch 8, slst to first ch to make a ring
2) sc 20 inside ring, do not join
continue to make vertical portion of anchor
3) ch 8, turn, sc 3rd ch from hook, sc 5 in 3rd loops of chains
4) ch 14, turn, sc 3rd ch from hook, sc 7 in 3rd loops of chains
5) ch 3, slst to bottom of last sc, ch 9, sc 3rd from hook, sc 7 in 3rd loops of chains
6) sc back up anchor along ch, sc 5 in 3rd loops of chains
7) ch 7, turn, sc 3rd ch from hook, sc 5 in 3rd loops of chains, sc in 1st ch from row 3, slst to row 2 ring

ASSEMBLY
1) Sew the bottom of each side to the bottom piece
2) sew the sides together
3) sc the deck to the top of the sides
4) sew the pipe on 3 rows into the end
5) sew on the long mast on row seven counting from opposite side of pipe
6) sew on the bent mast with short side on row 4 from the mast end and other side to long mast
7) sew short mast to opposite side of mast towards the pipe and 1/4” above the bent mast
8) sew the middle bottom of the small sail to the bent section of the bent mast; sew the top of sail to the long mast
9) sew middle bottom of the large sail to the empty end of the short straight mast; sew the top of sail to the long mast
10) sew on the flag
11) sew the ladder with the wide end on the deck and short end on the mast
12) sew yarn on in places that will hold the mast in place
13) sew on portholes and anchor
14) embellish as desired

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