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Baby Humpback Whale


One of my most popular crochet patterns to date, this adorable humpback whale stuffed toy is a must-have DIY for amigurumi lovers, parents looking to decorate a nursery, and marine enthusiasts the world over.

One size, includes video tutorial for some assembly.

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Finished Measurements

17″ / 43 cm long from nose to tail
13″ / 33 cm wide from fin tip to fin tip
Exact measurements may vary based on yarn and hook size used.


The whale can be made in a single color or 2 different colors. Total yardage is approximately 400-450 yds / 366-411 m of Category 4 worsted weight yarn

Suggested Yarn
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (3.5oz/100g, 145yds/133m)
Color A: 2 skeins in Denim Mist
Color B: 1 skein in Sky Blue

Other Supplies

  • G / 4.0mm crochet hook (Adjust as necessary to obtain gauge)
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • polyester or cotton stuffing


18 sts and 18 rows in 4″ of single crochet.

The necessary gauge will depend on the yarn you use. You’ll want to make sure the stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing from falling out.

Techniques Used

  • single, half double, and double crochet
  • increases, decreases
  • mattress stitch seams
  • attaching crochet pieces using whip stitch


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