My swim teacher really likes pirates. In fact, we stopped taking classes because she went to a pirate convention. She helped me overcome my fear of putting the face in the water (which went from freaking out if I got my nose wet to sitting on the bottom of the pool.) I wanted to crochet her something to show my appreciation.
An aquatic creature was in order, but to make it more personalized, I added an eye patch.
Yep…a pirate narwhal!
If you’re a crocheter and would like to make your own pirate narwhal, here’s the information…
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n’Cream Cotton in Denim and White
Pattern: Nelson the Narwhal by What’s for Dinner. The eye patch was basically just crocheting a small circle, but I did some hdc and dc to get the oval shape.
I totally love the pattern…the only thing you have to sew on is the horn, the rest is crocheted on. So you don’t have a ton of ends to weave in. Yay!
I did have a small problem though. Crochet and water don’t go so well together, so I didn’t want the narwhal to get wet. My solution was to stick it in a plastic bag and present it to the recipient. She loved it and is bringing it to her pirate convention. Maybe I will make her another one when we have her again…
Have a lovely evening! (or whatever time of day it is where you live)