Happy Monday crafters!
Today I’d like to share my latest amigurumi with you, Millie the Manta Ray. I have named it after one of my friends who works on the Project Manta.
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And without further ado, the pattern for the Manta Ray.
• DK or 8ply yarn in two different colours (Main Colour for the back and Contrast Colour for the belly)
• 3.75 (F) crochet hook
• Tapestry needle and scissors
Optional: 2x 7.5mm safety eyes (not meant for children under 3 y.o.)
Sc: single crochet
2sctog: single crochet 2 stitches together (invisible decrease)
All pieces are worked through both loops of the stitches and the body and tail are worked in the round without joining
Body – make 1
In main colour
Round 1. sc 6 in magic ring
Round 2. 2sc in each st around
Round 3. *2sc in the next st, sc
Round 4. *2sc in the next st, sc
Round 5. *2sc in the next st, sc
Round 6. *2sc in the next st, sc
Round 7. *2sc in the next st, sc 5* around
Rounds 8-11. sc in each st around Change to contrast colour
Round 12. sc in each st around
Round 13. *[sc2 tog] twice, sc 3* around
Round 14. sc in each st around
Round 15. *[sc2 tog] twice, sc 1* around
Round 16. sc in each st around
Add safety eyes between round 10 and 11 and stuff the body to desired firmness
Round 17. *sc2 tog, sc 1* around
Round 18. sc2 tog around
Tail – make 1
In main colour
Round 1. ch 8, join to rst st with a slip stitch
Rounds 2-4. sc around
Round 5. *sc2 tog, sc* twice, sc2 tog
Rounds 6-9. sc around
Cast off leaving a very long tail
Sew the top of the tail shut and thread the yarn through the tail
Mouth piece – make 1
In main colour
Row 1. sc 3 starting in second chain from hook
Row 2. *ch 3, then sc 2 down the chain starting from the second chain from hook, sc in foundation st* sc 1 in middle sc from previous row, repeat the sequence between **
Wings – make 2 in main colour and 2 in contrast colour (4 total)
Row 1. 2sc in second chain from hook, ch 1, turn Row 2. 2sc, sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3. 2sc, sc, 2sc, ch 1, turn
Row 4. 2sc, sc 3, 2sc, ch 1, turn
Rows 5-6. sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 7. 2sc, sc 5, 2sc, ch1, turn
Row 8. sc across, ch1, turn
Row 9. sc across
Cast off leaving a really long tail
1. Using a whip stitch, sew the tail to the back of the body and the mouth piece between the two eyes at the front of the body.
2. For the wings, align 1 main colour and 1 contrast colour with the cast off tails together and use a whip stitch to sew them along two sides of the triangle (see picture below). Then, turn them inside out (to put the seam on the inside). Repeat with the second wing, making sure to put the opposite colour on top (contrast colour if you put main colour on top first and vice versa). Sew the wings on both sides of the body, trying to have them as symmetrical as possible.
Note: Do not stuff the tail and the wings.
Let me know if you decide to make this pattern, I’d love to see your finished products!