Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Happy as a 'Crocheted' Clam

Crocheted Clams
Handmade Crocheted Clams

Crocheted clams are so cute they would  make anyone happy. These handmade clams can be found in the Etsy Shop of Coastal Crochet Crafts.

The expression “Happy as a Clam” is short for “Happy as a Clam at High Tide” (when it can't easily be dug up and eaten). These hand-crocheted clams are always happy because they are soft and cuddly plush toys.

A Seaside Stuffie in Pink

Seaside Clam Stuffie
Crocheted Clam in Pink and Burgundy
This sweet seaside stuffie  is handmade in crochet with pink yarn and lives in a burgundy clamshell lined with tan yarn.  She feels very stylish in her pink and burgundy colors.

Pink clam in crochet has black plastic animal eyes for features and is stuffed with soft polyfil. She measures just 3 inches across and is surrounded by a 4 inch burgundy clamshell.  This clam and her clamshell make a cute two-piece set, as do each of the toy clams featured here. 

Blue-as-the-Sea Plush Toy Clam

Plush Blue Crocheted Clam
Hand-Crocheted Clam in Blue
This two-piece set includes a bright blue toy clam who lives in a dark blue and ivory crocheted clamshell. Blue clam and his clam friends all love the beach, but would also be 'happy' living in a child's toybox.  At just 3 inches in size, he doesn't take up much room and gets along well with other toys. 

Crocheted Clam in Yellow

Yellow Plush Clam
Plush Yellow Clam in Brown Clamshell
This sunny little plush clam in yellow would brighten your day just by sitting on your desk while you work or study.  Complete in a brown and tan clamshell, yellow clam is happy keeping you company at the office or living in a dorm room at college to cheer you up while you study.  Being just 4 inches overall, this clam and clamshell won't take up much room, and its cheerful happy color will make you smile.

Clams as Food

New England Clam Chowder
Bowl of Clam Chowder (Wikimedia)

Since we all know that 'real' clams are delicious to eat, you might like to know that February 25th is “Clam Chowder Day”.  Celebrate by having a bowl of yummy clam chowder of your choice (my favorite is New England Clam Chowder). Just don't let your crocheted pet clam know.

Homemade Clam Dip

For a tasty snack for a party or any get-together, here's a recipe for my personal homemade clam dip to serve with chips or pretzels. 

Clams are Fun, Whether as a Delicious Morsel to Eat or as Plush Toys


Clamshells on the Beach (Pixabay)
Clamshells on the Beach

Whether you enjoy eating clam dishes or are enchanted by an adorable plush toy clam handmade in crochet, my crocheted clams and I hope you had a good time at our playtime beach today.

National Happy Clams on Half Shell Day 

March 31st

(c) 2/4/2015 Wednesday Elf.  Updated 3/31/2018


  1. lol, these are very cute! I look forward to seeing the choice items that are selected to be crocheted, and this is very different - they could be used at a table setting where a seafood dinner is the theme! one beside each plate (kids would love that)

    1. What a fun idea, Barbara. I can just see a collection of these little crocheted clams as place settings for a seafood dinner. And you are right - kids would love them. You could also perhaps use them for a beach-theme dinner party or kids summertime birthday party with these little clams as the take-home 'party favor' treat for the kids.

  2. All of your crocheted critters are fabulous! Who would have ever thought a clam could be so adorable. Of course, I love the little blue clam, but they are all positively precious!

  3. Awww, my crocheted clams are so happy you think they are adorable, Mouse. Thanks for coming by to visit them.

  4. Such cute little crocheted clams! It's a perfect day here to celebrate Clam Chowder Day, and I promise not to tell the cute crocheted critters!

    1. Enjoy a bowl of clam chowder today, Susan. My crocheted clams won't mind. :)

  5. These crocheted clams are precious! I love the Yellow one. hmm, might have to make one for myself. I think I have the yarn for it...I don't eat clams so they are safe from me. LOL

    1. These little clams are fun to crochet, Heather. I just sent you a link to the pattern I used. :)

  6. Your crochet creations are always so delightful! I've never seen a more beautiful clam. Truly adorable Elf!