Shark Attack! dolls blanket knitting pattern

Jesse has his own Shark blanket to snuggle in or play imaginative games with his best friend Josie (She has a Mermaid tail blanket- available in a separate pattern)

Jesse snuggles inside the shark’s mouth, just like a sleeping bag- With Teeth!!

This version was knitted in Grey Rowan Tweed yarn; the slightly marled yarn produces a lovely shark skin texture. Any standard double knit yarn will work, any shade of grey or even blue/grey will look good

The shark tail is knitted first and the body of the blanket is flat knitted up from the tail with a back seam- Picked up stitches are used to join the tail and the body section, if you prefer you can make each piece separately and sew them together later when you sew on the fins, eyes and teeth.

You can easily adjust the length of the blanket to fit dolls other than Jesse by knitting fewer or more rows of stocking stitch to the body section of the pattern. To help you with sizing for other dolls, Jesse is 40cm/ 15.5” tall and his waist is 28cm/ 11”

This pattern uses basic knit, purl, cast on and binds off, with the addition of simple increase and decrease stitches. A stitch count is given for each increase or decrease row.

Size 40cm/16” long x 33cm/13” wide cm

This pattern is only for the shark blanket.

The patterns for making Jesse, his best friend Josie and their other outfits are available from this website. Please search for “Jesse and Josie dolls”


  • 7 page knitting pattern , *Metric Measurement
  • Suitable for Beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • Needle size 4mm (UK 8 /US 6) , , *Recommended yarn Rowan Tweed or standard DK yarn , , *Yardage - 50g (118m / 129yds) , Please check your tension as there will be very little spare yarn. , Tension - 21sts x 30rows = 10cm (4”) square ,
    , *You will also need - small quantity of white and black DK yarn , , *Stitch holder and a stitch marker
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Claire Fairall

My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.

I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!

I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.

Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.

I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.

In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.

I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.

It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.

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