Decorative Fish Free Crochet Pattern
Welcome back to my blog my friends!
First of all I wanted to thank you for the great feedback on my latest free design - the Lighthouse.
Many of you reached out to share comments and your love for this cute project.
...it's so fun and inspiring that sometimes the simplest projects are the most appreciated ones.
You can check the free instruction by clicking on the picture.
As promised, today I'll be sharing the second Nautical inspired free crochet pattern.
These decorative fishes are a great addition to any wall or door, don't you think?!
The pattern is super easy to follow and only requires the ability to work in both front and back loops, in order to create the scales.
You can mix and match colors to crochet something special for your own house!
I literally can't wait to receive your feedback on this new design and the photos of your makes!
So, are you ready for some fun crochet time??? Grab your hook and yarn and crochet along with me...
***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with more than 30 step-by-step pictures, along with diagrams, on Etsy HERE.
Here's the FREE pattern!
YARN: Light (3) - White, Gray, Blue; Cotton Thread in Black
MATERIALS: 2.5 mm; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Jute Cord
DIMENSION: 5.5” x 2.5” (14 x 6 cm)
ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc),
half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O)
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
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Fish (white, gray/blue yarn)
Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)
Rnd 2: 1 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc, 2 sc inc 1 sc (12)
Rnd 3: 2 sc, 2 sc inc, 4 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc (16)
Rnd 4: 3 sc, 2 sc inc, 6 sc, 2 sc inc, 3 sc (20)
Rnd 5: 4 sc, 2 sc inc, 8 sc, 2 sc inc, 4 sc (24)
Rnd 6: 5 sc, 2 sc inc, 10 sc, 2 sc inc, 5 sc (28)
Rnd 7: sc even (28)
Rnd 8: 6 sc, 2 sc inc, 12 sc, 2 sc inc, 6 sc (32)
Rnds 9 - 10: sc even (32)
Rnd 11: switch to gray/blue yarn, 7 sc, 2 sc inc, 14 sc, 2 sc inc, 7 sc (36)
Rnd 12: working in BLO, sc even (36)
Rnd 13: 8 sc, 2 sc inc, 16 sc, 2 sc inc, 8 sc (40)
Rnd 14: working in BLO, sc even (40)
Rnd 15: 8 sc, 2 sc dec, 16 sc, 2 sc dec, 8 sc (36)
Rnd 16: working in BLO, sc even (36)
Rnd 17: sc even (36)
Rnd 18: working in BLO, sc even (36)
Rnd 19: sc even (36)
Rnd 20: working in BLO, sc even (36)
Rnd 21: 7 sc, 2 sc dec, 14 sc, 2 sc dec, 7 sc (32)
Rnd 22: working in BLO, sc even (32) Rnd 23: sc even (32); start stuffing the fish
Rnd 24: working in BLO, sc even (32)
Rnd 25: 6 sc, 2 sc dec, 12 sc, 2 sc dec, 6 sc (28)
Rnd 26: working in BLO, sc even (28)
Rnd 27: 5 sc, 2 sc dec, 10 sc, 2 sc dec, 5 sc (24)
Rnd 28: working in BLO, sc even (24)
Rnd 29: 4 sc, 2 sc dec, 8 sc, 2 sc dec, 4 sc (20)
Rnd 30: working in BLO, sc even (20)
Rnd 31: 3 sc, 2 sc dec, 6 sc, 2 sc dec, 3 sc (16)
Rnd 32: working in BLO, sc even (16)
Rnd 33: 2 sc, 2 sc dec, 4 sc, 2 sc dec, 2 sc (12)
Rnd 34: working in BLO, sc even (12); finish stuffing
Rnd 35: switch to white yarn, (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16)
Rnd 36: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (20)
Rnd 37: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)
Rnd 38: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28)
Rnd 39: work 7 sl st and leave the other stitches unworked (7)
Flat the tail and work 14 sc through both layers, F/O and wave in end.
Holding the fish upside down insert the hook into the FLO of the 1st stitch of rnd
#33 and work (1 sc, 1 hdc inc, 1 sc, 1 sl st) rep around with gray/blue yarn.
Repeat the same instructions for rnds #31/29/27/25/23/21/19/17/15/13/11.
Embroider the EYES between rows #5-7 with black cotton thread.
Cut a 10” long strand of jute cord. Using a yarn needle, insert one end of the strand
in the eye spaces. Then make a knot.
Use the jute cord to hang the decorative fish.
I can't wait to see your version of my DECORATIVE FISH! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!
This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.
You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!