Crochet

Crochet Fishes – FREE PATTERN

Well, hello there! My apologies for not posting lately… I have been preoccupied with other activities. Let’s see, my daughter has just started teething (1 tooth has already poked out!) so she’s not sleeping as well… I’ve been obsessed with making homemade cold-process soaps (a pretty expensive obsession)… And we’ve been up to visit my parents during the most recent school holiday(they live 7 hours away so we stayed for a week). But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been crocheting! If you guys follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that I’ve been making toys, sweaters and dresses! If you haven’t followed me on Instagram, you totally should! I post there more often with lots of crocheting stuff, as well as our farm life, my adventure in soap making and general baby/kids pictures. Follow me here!

Before I get started on the free pattern, I do want to thank everyone who has been making (and purchasing the pattern of) my Frida Kahlo crochet purse! I absolutely love seeing the purses you’ve tagged me on Instagram! I am so humbled and happy that all of you out there think that my pattern is worth making. Please do continue tagging me on Instagram whenever you make something out my pattern!

Now to the free pattern!

Materials:

  • 8 ply cotton yarns in 2 colours (at least)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Polyfiber filling
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Notes:

  • The body of the fish is worked in continuous round, so please make sure to mark the last stitch.
  • The tail and fins are crocheted separately and then sewed on.
  • I choose to embroider the fishes’ eyes, but feel free to crochet them, use safety eyes, buttons, etc..
  • Patterns will be written as “1sc, inc” which means “*1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* around.” Similarly. “4sc, dec” means ” *1 sc in next 4sc, sc2tog* around.* “Sc even” means “sc in each sc around.”
  • Stuff the body as you decrease. I choose not to stuff the tail, but you can if you want to.

Body

Round 1: 3sc in magic circle, (3sc)

Round 2: 2sc in each sc around, (6sc)

Round 3: 1sc, inc (9sc)

Round 4: 2sc, inc (12sc)

Round 5: 3sc, inc (15sc)

Round 6: 4sc, inc (18sc)

Round 7: 5sc, inc (21sc)

Round 8: 6sc, inc (24sc)

Round 9: 7sc, inc (27sc)

Round 10: 8sc, inc (30sc)

Round 11 – 13: sc even (30sc)

Round 14: 4sc, dec (25sc)

Round 15: sc even (25sc)

Round 16: 3sc, dec (20sc)

Round 17: sc even (20sc)

Round 18: 2sc, even (15sc)

Round 19: sc even (15sc)

Round 20: 1sc, even (10sc)

Round 21: sc even (10sc)

Round 22: dec (5sc)

Fasten off, leave a long tail and sew closed. Don’t forget to stuff the fishes.

Tail

Round 1: 3sc in magic circle (3sc)

Round 2: 2sc in each sc around (6sc)

Round 3: 1sc, inc (9sc)

Round 4: 2sc, inc (12sc)

Round 5 – 8: sc even (12sc)

Fasten off.

Do Round 1 – 8 once more, but DO NOT fasten off this time.

Attach the 2 tails together using sc and then sc-ing around, as seen in this video. This is Round 9.

Round 10: sc all around (24sc)

Round 11: 4sc dec. (20sc)

Round 12: 3sc, dec (16sc)

Round 13: 2sc, dec (12sc)

Round 14: 1sc, dec (8sc)

Round 15: dec (4sc)

Fasten off, leave a long tail and sew closed. Sew to the end of the body.

Side Fin (make 2)

Round 1: 3sc in magic ring, ch 1 turn (3sc)

Round 2: *2sc in each sc around,* ch 1, turn (6sc)

Round 3: *1sc, inc around.* (9sc)

Fasten off, leave a long tail and sew to the sides of body.

To make the Top Fin, do Round 1- 3 of side fin, but  DO NOT fasten off. Continue with Round 4 below.

Round 4: ch 1, turn, *2sc, inc.*

Fasten off, leave a long tail and sew to the top of the body.

And you’re finished! Here are my finished school of fish!

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While I was holding them by the tails, I realized that they can look like a bouquet!

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So here’s me holding a bouquet of crochet fish!

Excuse my face…

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Also (another shameless plug here), I do want to tell you guys about my new Etsy shop! I finally have the courage to put up some of my crochet creations up for sale! Please do check out my shop here 🙂 These fishes are up for sale in the shop. I inserted a squeaker in each of the fishes so they’re extra fun!

But that’s all for now! See ya next time and don’t forget to follow my Instagram!

 

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