Hello Everyone and welcome to my No Fuss Fish Pattern!
This easy crochet amigurumi fish works up really easily and you can use your scraps of leftover yarn to make him. If you’re not very confident at following patterns, find my YouTube tutorial here –
To make this little chap you will need –
- 2 contrasting colours of DK Yarn (I used cotton DK but acrylic is fine)
- A 3mm Crochet Hook
- Toy Stuffing (or yarn scraps)
- Safety Eyes or black yarn
- A stitch marker
- A darning needle
This pattern is written in UK TERMS, do not turn your work between rounds.
Start with a Magic Circle, if you’re not sure how to do the magic circle, find a video here –
Round 1 – 6 dc into the magic circle, pull your magic circle closed,slip stitch to join to your first dc.
Round 2 – Ch1, *1dc into the first stitch, 2dc into the next* Continue * – * until the end of the round (9 Stitches).
Round 3 -Ch1, *1dc into the first 2 stitches, 2dc into the next* Continue * – * until the end of the round (12 Stitches).
Round 4 -Ch1, *1dc into the first 3 stitches, 2dc into the next* Continue * – * until the end of the round (15 Stitches).
Round 5 -Ch1, *1dc into the first 4 stitches, 2dc into the next* Continue * – * until the end of the round (18 Stitches).
Round 6 -Ch1, *1dc into the first 5 stitches, 2dc into the next* Continue * – * until the end of the round (21 Stitches).
Round 7 -Ch1, *1dc into the first 6 stitches, 2dc into the next* Continue * – * until the end of the round (24 Stitches). Fasten off yarn.
Round 8 – Attach contrasting yarn colour, 24 dc around. Fasten off yarn.
Round 9 – 17 – Attach original yarn colour, *24 dc around, slip stitch into the 1st stitch of the round, chain 1*. Repeat * – * for each round.
Its now time to stuff your fish and attach his safety eyes (see video above for best placement of eyes).
Round 18 – Skip 8 stitches, slip stitch into 9th stitch. Slip Stitch through both sides of your fish to close the gap (see video above if you need help). When you have closed the space fully, chain 4, skip the first chain and dc into the next 3 chain spaces, slip stitch into the next stitch (on the main body of the fish). Fasten off and cut your yarn.
Round 19 – Attach your yarn, dc2tog, dc in the next 2 stitches, dc2tog. Ch1 and turn. 1dc in each stitch around, slip stitch through both sides of your work to close (see video). Fasten off and cut your yarn.
Fins (Make 2) – Start with a magic circle. 1dc into the middle of the circle, 1htc, 1tc, 1htc, 1dc. Fasten off and pull your circle closed.
Tail – With main colour yarn, chain 7. 1dc in each stitch starting from the second chain from the hook. Tie off and cut your yarn. Attach your contrast colour, 1dc2tog, 1dc in the next 2 stitches, 1dc2tog in last 2 stitches, ch1, turn. 1dc in each stitch (4 stitches), ch1, turn, 1dc2tog, 1dc2tog (2 stitches), ch1, turn, 1dc in each to the 2 stitches, fasten off and secure your yarn.
Now sew all your parts together and you have made your fish!
Fill a large jar with gravel and decorate as you wish. Attach some thread to the top of your fish and glue the thread to the inside of the lid. When the glue is dry, pop the lid on and your fish will be ready to swim in his new home!!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial