I really love crocheting sea creatures! there are so many octopuses just hanging around… on my desk, the bookshelf, EVERYWHERE! So I decided they need some little fishy friends!
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To make this sweet little fish you will need:
- A small amount of scrap yarn – a 50g ball of DK can make 7 fish so you don’t need much!
- Safety eyes
- 3mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle for sewing
- Something to listen to or watch while you make a whole shoal of fish!
The stitches you will need to know are:
- Magic ring
- single crochet
- slip stitch
- double crochet
- standing double crochet
|Round 1||Create a magic ring, chain 1 and sc 6 into the ring (6)|
|Round 2||Sc in each stitch around (6)|
|Round 3||Inc in each stitch around (12)|
|Round 4||*inc, sc* around (18)|
|Round 5 to 12||Sc in each stitch around (18)|
|Round 13||*(slst, ch2, dc), (dc, ch2, slst)* repeat 3 more times until you have 4 tail fins
Fasten off and leave a long tail
Next you need to put the eyes in your fishy! When sewn up, the tail will be vertical so you want the eyes to fall on either side, and just a little above the magic circle. And now stuff your fish – I find that putting too much stuffing in makes them too round and they tend to roll over rather than sit up – so you need to find a good middle ground! Sew up the tail and you have a complete fish body! now it is time to add the fins!
You want to create a standing double crochet in a stitch a couple of stitches behind the eyes – then double crochet 6 more times into that space and fasten off. When you sew in the ends you can tweak the position of the fins!