• Elisa

Striped Fish Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Oct 19, 2019



Who hasn’t dreamed of diving into Caribbean Seas once in his/her life?

I surely have imagined myself swimming among colorful fishes into the clear turquoise waters of Coral Reefs, and being face to face with amazing sea creatures...


I'm sure I'll make this dream come true sometime in the future, but in the meanwhile, why not surround myself with beautiful and equally colorful crocheted fishes?!


Today I'd like to share with you all the pattern of this easy and fun little striped fish!


If you are in the mood of making a few of these fishes, they could be the perfect attachment for a lovely crib mobile!


***You can purchase an AD-FREE PDF of this pattern on Etsy HERE. 



Here's the FREE pattern! Enjoy!


SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

YARN: Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Pink, White, Yellow, Blue and Orange

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling; 9 mm Plastic Safety Eyes (2)

HOOK SIZES: 3.5 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).

INSTRUCTIONS: work in rows (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row) otherwise instructed.



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CAUDAL FINS and BODY (pink, white, yellow, blue and orange yarn)

Make two:

1) start working with pink yarn, 4 sc in a mr (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (6)

3) sc even (6)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

5-6) sc even (8)

7) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (6); F/O and hide the yarn. Do not stuff the fins.

Do no cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd fin…

Merge the two fins together:

8) join the yarn with a sl st to the 1st fin, ch 1 and sc in the same st, 5 sc, keep crocheting on the 2nd fin, 6 sc (12)

9) *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (10)

10) switch to white yarn, 4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (12)

11) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (18)

12) switch to blue yarn, *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

13) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (30)

14) switch to white yarn, *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (36)

15) sc even (36)

16) switch to yellow yarn, *5 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (42)

17) switch to white yarn, *6 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (48)

18) switch to pink yarn, sc even (48)

19) *23 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (50)

20) switch to white yarn, 1 sc inc, 23 sc, 2 sc inc, 23 sc, 1 sc inc (54)

21) sc even (54); start stuffing the doll

22) switch to yellow yarn, *26 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (56)

23) switch to white yarn, sc even (56)

24) sc even (56)

25) switch to blue yarn, sc even (56)

26) switch to white yarn, sc even (56)

27) *5 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (48)

28) switch to orange yarn, sc even (48)

29) *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (40)

30-32) sc even (40)

33) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (32)

34) *14 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (30); insert safety eyes between rounds #31-32

35) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

36) *10 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (22)

37) *9 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (20)

38) *8 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (18)

39) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (12)

40) *5 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (10); finish stuffing

41) sc dec around (5); F/O and hide the yarn


PECTORAL FIN (pink yarn)

1) 4 sc in a mr (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (6)

3) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

4) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (10)

5) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (12); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn for sewing the fin

between rounds 19/25 of the body.


DORSAL FIN (pink yarn)

1) 4 sc in a mr (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (6)

3) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

4) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (10);

F/O and leave a long tail of yarn for sewing the fin between rounds 19/25 of the body.




I can't wait to see your version of my STRIPED FISH! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!



Elisa

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