This Ragdoll-Style Stingray Amigurumi is a fun and quick project to work up. If you are feeling ocean inspired, be sure to check out our whole Amigurumi Ocean Friends Collection on the blog! You’ll find many other sea creatures including a sea turtle, seahorse, jellyfish and more!
The Stingray Amigurumi is the latest pattern in our Amigurumi Ocean Friends Collection on the blog. Be sure to check out all of the fun ocean animals in this set!
While on holidays in Maui, the idea for this little Stingray Amigurumi came to mind. I had just finished making the Crab Amigurumi and thought a little stingray would be a fun shape to design next!
I love how the stingray amigurumi turned out. The smaller size and simple construction make this stingray a quick and beginner friendly pattern that also is fun for any crocheter too! You can work them up in all different colors to make a whole stingray family!
This Stingray Amigurumi is a ragdoll style amigurumi. This means that it is worked up flat in two panels (top and bottom) that will be crocheted together and stuffed afterwards. There is no sewing for this pattern, which is a great plus too!
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- Worsted Weight #4 yarn – You can use any worsted-weight yarn for this project. You’ll need approx. 20 yds in a main color for the top of the stingray and approx. 15 yards in a neutral color for the underside. For the stingrays pictured in this pattern, I used WeCrochet/Knit Picks Brava yarn. The pink stingray was made with the colorways Rouge and Dove Heather. The blue stingray was made with the colorways Cornflower and Dove Heather.
- 3.5 mm crochet hook – or your preferred hook size for amigurumi or how large/small of a stingray you’d like to make.
- Safety Eyes – 9mm size.
- Stuffing – any fiber-based stuffing
- Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
- Ch – chain
- Sl St – slip stitch
- SC – single crochet
- INC – single crochet increase (work 2 single crochet stitches in the same stitch)
- DEC – single crochet decrease (sc2tog) – Insert hook into first SC, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
- 2”x2” = approx. 7 rows of 10 SC stitches
- Approx. 6” in length from nose to tail, and 4” across the widest part of the body.
- Worked in Rows – This pattern is worked up in rows. After each row you will be chaining 1 and turning. Make the first stitch of the next row in the same stitch as the chain 1. The chain 1 does not count towards the stitch count for each row.
- Right Side/Wrong Side – In ragdoll style patterns, there is often a “right side” and a “wrong side” to help make sure each part lines up correctly with the other parts. In this pattern, both sides of the stingray panels are the same when finished and will line up properly when stacked on top of each other for joining. If you want to make sure all of the stitches are facing the same way, you can line up your pieces so the corner where you started with the slip knot is on the same side for each piece when you stack them.
How to Crochet your Stingray
Stingray Panels – make two (one in the top of stingray color, one in the bottom color)
Row 1: Ch 7, INC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 4 sts, INC in last st, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 2: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 3: SC in each st across, ch 6, turn (8)
Row 4: Working in the ch sts, SC INC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 4 chs, SC in the rest of the sts across, ch 6, turn (14)
Row 5: Working in the ch sts, SC INC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 4 chs, SC in the rest of the sts across, ch 1, turn (20)
Row 6: SC each st across, ch 1, turn (20)
Row 7: DEC, SC next 16 sts, DEC, ch 1, turn (18)
Row 8: SC each st across, ch 1, turn (18)
Row 9: DEC, SC next 14 sts, DEC, ch 1, turn (16)
Row 10: SC each st across, ch 1, turn (16)
Row 11: DEC, SC next 12 sts, DEC, ch 1, turn (14)
Row 12: SC each st across, ch 1, turn (14)
Row 13: DEC, SC next 10 sts, DEC, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 14: DEC, SC next 8 sts, DEC, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 15: DEC, SC next 6 sts, DEC, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 16: DEC, SC next 4 sts, DEC, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 17: DEC, SC next 2 sts, DEC, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 18: SC each st across, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 19: DEC twice, ch 1, turn (2)
Rows 20-29: SC each, ch 1, turn (2)
Row 30: DEC (1)
Fasten off. Repeat instructions above to make the second panel.
Weave in all ends on your panels. Next, you will add the eyes to the top panel and then join the two panels together. After the panels are joined, we will add a mouth on the bottom of the stingray.
If you are using safety eyes, insert two 9 mm eyes between rows 2 and 3 in the second stitch in from each edge of the stingray. Fasten the backs. Note that the backs of the safety eyes may appear to be in the way for now, but when you stuff the stingray and join the panels together, they won’t be noticeable.
Joining the Stingray Panels
Lay the top panel of the stingray on top of the bottom panel, lining up each of the edges. Make a slip knot with your yarn. Choose a stitch on the stingray to start joining the panels (in the picture below, I started right beside the tail). With the top panel of the stingray facing you, insert your crochet hook through the chosen stitch, passing through the same stitch on both panels. Place the slip knot on your hook and pull it through to the front of your project, chain 1, and SC in the same stitch and in each stitch around the outside of the stingray. Make 2 SC stitches in each of the corner stitches on the end of the two “wings” and on both ends of the face.
When you are about 2/3 of the way around the head/body section, start adding stuffing to the inside. Push stuffing into the head section where the eyes are (stuffing around the back poles of the safety eyes) and continue to stuff the rest of the triangular shaped body as you work your SC stitches around. I only stuffed the body section and not the tail.
Once you finish stuffing and crocheting around the head/body section, continue working SC stitches along the tail, working up one side, adding 2 SC stitches in the stitch at the end of the tail, and then continuing working SC stitches along the other side of the tail.
When you are all the way around the stingray, join with a slip stitch to the top of the first SC stitch. Fasten off and cut yarn, weaving in ends.
Lastly, add a mouth to the underside of your stingray. Using the same color as the top of the stingray, make a couple of stitches forming a ‘v’ on the bottom of the head section under the stingray. Weave in ends.
You’re all done with your stingray! Now you can have fun making them in all different colors! I hope you enjoyed this crochet pattern!
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