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Crochet Beachy Crab

Introducing the Beachy Crab, a delightful crochet creation that captures the essence of the seaside in a unique and charming way. This adorable little crab is meticulously handcrafted using the art of crochet, bringing to life the vibrant colors and intricate details that make it truly special. With its bright red body, playful eyes, and adorable pincers, the Beachy Crab is sure to bring a touch of coastal charm to any space it inhabits. Crafted with love and attention to detail, the Beachy Crab is the perfect addition to your beach-themed decor or a delightful gift for someone who loves all things oceanic. Its soft and plush texture makes it perfect for cuddling, while its compact size allows it to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. Whether you're looking to add a touch of whimsy to your home or simply want a unique and eye-catching accessory, the Beachy Crab is sure to bring a smile to your face and a sense of joy to your surroundings. So why not bring a piece of the beach into your life with this charming crochet creation?

Yarn used: Red 35g, Beige 30g, White and Black. With a 3 mm hook it's going to measure 12 cm / 4,7 inch high and 21 cm / 8,2 inch width approx.

ABBREVIATIONS (U.S.):

R: round
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
inc: increase
dec: decrease
mr: magic ring
**: repeat to the end of round
(...) x...: repeat the inside of parentheses according to the indicated number, example: (...) x2
[...] total stitches at the end of round
BODY

With red

R1: 6 sc in mr
R2: *sc inc* [12]
R3: *1 sc, sc inc* [18]
R4: *2 sc, sc inc* [24]
R5: *3 sc, sc inc* [30]
R6: *4 sc, sc inc* [36]
R7: *5 sc, sc inc* [42]
R8: *6 sc, sc inc* [48]
R9: *15 sc, sc inc* [51]
R10: *16 sc, sc inc* [54]
R11: *17 sc, sc inc* [57]
R12: *18 sc, sc inc* [60]
R13-14: 60 sc

Change color to beige.

R15-17: 60 sc
R18: *8 sc, sc dec* [54]
R19: *7 sc, sc dec* [48]
R20: *6 sc, sc dec* [42]
R21: *5 sc, sc dec* [36]
R22: *4 sc, sc dec* [30]
R23: *3 sc, sc dec* [24]
R24: *2 sc, sc dec* [18]
R25: *1 sc, sc dec* [12]
R26: *sc dec* [6]

EYES

Part A:

Make two, with same color as the legs.

R1: 7 sc in mr
R2-4: 7 sc

Cut leving long tail to sew to the body.

Part B:
Make two, with white.
R1: 6 sc in mr
R2: *sc inc* [12]
R3: *1 sc, sc inc* [18]
R4-6: 18 sc
R7: *1 sc, sc dec* [12]
R8: *sc dec* [6]

Cut leving long tail to sew.

With black yarn sew on a V shape bewteen R3-6.

Join sewing together "Part A" with "Part B".

PINCERS


Part C:

Make two.

R1: 4 sc in mr
R2: *sc inc* [8]
R3: *3 sc, sc inc* [10]
R4: *4 sc, sc inc* [12]
R5: *5 sc, sc inc* [14]
R6: *6 sc, sc inc* [16]
R7: (2 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc, 1 sc, sc inc) x2 [22]
R8: 22 sc
R9: (1 sc, sc dec, 1 sc, sc dec, 1 sc, sc dec, sc dec) x2 [14]
R10: 2 sc, 6 sc dec [8]
R11-19: 8 sc

Cut leving long tail to sew to the body.


Part D:

Make two.

R1: 4 sc in mr
R2: (1 sc, sc inc) x2 [6]
R3: (2 sc, sc inc) x2 [8]
R4: (3s c, sc inc) x2 [10]

Joing sewing to "Part C" between R7-10.

LEGS

Make 6 legs.

R1: 8 sc in mr
R2-10: 8 sc
R11: 8 sl st

Cut leving long tail to sew to the body.

ASSEMBLING

Sew eyes on the upper front part of the body (R6-8). The pincers in the middle sides of the body one round before the last red round (R11-14). The legs leaving a round after the color change (R15-18). Legs position: sew the first leg to match the pincer, then we put the second and third legs to the right and left of the first leg, leaving approximately 1.5 cm / 0,6 inch of space, do the same thing on the other side.

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