Quick and Cute Crochet Fish

This project was sponsored by Red Heart Yarns

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Cute Crochet Fish with Red Heart Soft Yarn

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2018.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms

 

intermediate crochet pattern

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Gather Your Supplies

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  • 1 skein, Red Heart Soft, turquoise and navy
  • 4.5 mm hook
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

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Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sts – Stitches

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Gauge and Sizing

4 sts x 6 rows = 1″ in single crochet

Your finished crochet fish will measure approximately 10″ long and 4″ tall

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How to Make a Crochet Fish with Brittany

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left-handed video on my YouTube channel.

How to Make a Crochet Fish – Left Hand Tutorial with Brittany

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Written Instructions

Sides (Make 2)

Round 1: Ch. 15. Sc 2nd st from hk. Hdc next 12 chs. 5 hdc last ch. Hdc nex 12 ch. 2 Hdc in last. Join with slst to first hdc. (32 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1 (not st) 2 Hdc first st. Hdc next 13 sts. 2 Hdc next 3. Hdc next 13. 2 Hdc last 2. Join with a slst to first hdc. (38 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1 (not st). 2 Sc first st. Sc next 8. Hdc next 7. 2 Hdc next 6. Hdc next 7. Sc next 7. 2 Sc last 2. Join with slst to first sc. (47 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1 (not st). 2 Sc first 2. Sc next 7. Dc next 12. 2 dc next 5. Dc next 12. Sc next 7. 2 Sc last 2. Join with a slst to first sc. (56 sts)

Round 5: Ch 1 (not st). 2 Sc first 2. Sc next 25. 2 dc next. Sc next 28. Join with a slst to first Sc. (59 sts)

Round 6: Ch 1 (not st). 2 Sc first st. Sc next 16. Hdc next 6. 2 Sc next 2. Sc next 3. 2 Sc next. Sc next 3. 2 Sc next 2. Hdc next 5. Sc next 17. 2 Sc last 2 st. Join with a slst to first Sc. (66 sts)

Round 7: Ch 1 (not st). Sc first 33. 2 SC next. Sc last 31. Join with a slst to first sc. (66 sts)

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Finishing

Place your two sides together, right side facing out. Add the eyes in approximately the same location on each side.

Fasten on color B in any stitch on the (left) tail side (opposite the point for the face). Make one Dc in each stitch of both sides. When you have about 12 stitches remaining, stuff the fish lightly and continue with a dc in the final stitches. Join with a slst to 3rd ch.

Tail

After you have joined with a slst to complete the join round, ch 12. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each rem ch. Join with a slst to same stitch as ch 12 to secure it to the body. Ch 12 again. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each rem ch. Find next stitch over from ch 12 and join with a slst to secure it to the body.

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