Something Fishy - FREE Pattern

I started this pattern wanting to make a sensory toy for my 15 month old so that she can do some fishing at home. I was so excited to be creating a pattern for a fish and with the yarn selection I had, I thought a clown fish would be very fitting.


As I started to create the pattern, I soon realized, who the heck goes fishing for a clown fish? But nonetheless, I kept going.


I finally finished my project and I tried to fish it, I realized that my fish was way too big and it was nearly impossible to catch. I guess this is why you call it fishing and not catching. But, knowing the attention span of a 15 month old. This wouldn't fly by very well. So here I am, left with a free crochet pattern for you folks!

Pattern Notes

This is a very simple pattern that can be worked up in less than an hour. The body of the fish is worked up in rounds while changing colours. The fins and tail are then attached to the body. This fish measures approximately 8” (20.5 cm) from mouth to tail; and approximately 6.5” (16.5 cm) from fin to fin. This is a FREE clown fish pattern. You can find the famous clown fish, Nemo, here. Anatomically the clown fish also have dorsal, caudal and pelvic fins; but I did not include this to keep it aesthetically simple.


Materials & Yarn:

Abbreviations

Ch = Chain

Inc = Increase

Sc = Single Crochet

Dc = Double Crochet

Tc = Triple Crochet

Sp = Space

Slst = Slip stitch

St(s) = Stitch(es)

MR = Magic Ring

F/O = Fasten off

[repeat everything within brackets]


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Pattern

Body

MR 6 with main colour (orange)

Rnd 1: Sc across all sts (6)

Rnd 2: Inc across all sts (12)

Rnd 3: Sc across all sts (12)

Rnd 4: [Inc, sc] repeat across all sts (18)

Rnd 5: Sc across all sts (18)

Rnd 6: [Sc in the next 2 sts, inc] repeat across all sts (24)

Rnd 7: Sc across all sts (24)

Rnd 8: [Sc in the next 3- sts, inc] repeat across all sts (30)

Rnd 9: Sc across all sts (30) - black

Rnd 10: Sc across all sts (30) - white

Rnd 11: Sc across all sts (30) - black

Rnd 12-13: Sc across all sts (30) - orange


Hold the fish where the seam of your rounds are at the bottom. Insert safety eyes (around the 5-7th rows).


Rnd 14: Sc across all sts (30) - black

Rnd 15-18: Sc across all sts (30) - white

Rnd 19: Sc across all sts (30) - black

Rnd 20: Sc across all sts (30) - orange

Rnd 21: Sc across all sts (30) - black

Rnd 22: Sc across all sts (30 - white

Rnd 23: [Inv dec, sc in the next 3 sts] repeat across all sts (24)

Rnd 24: [Inv dec, sc in the next 2 sts] repeat across all sts (18)

Rnd 25: [Inv dec, sc] repeat across all sts (12) - start stuffing your fish with polyfil.

Rnd 26: Inv dec across all sts (6) - black. F/O and weave in ends




Fins (make 2):

Ch 6 with orange yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing in.

Row 1: Sc into the 2nd hook from ch, and sc all across (5)

Row 2: Turn, ch 1. Sc across all sts (5) - change to black yarn

Row 3: Turn, ch 1. Sc across all sts (5)

Row 4: Turn, ch 1. Inc in first st. Sc across to last st. Inc in last st (7). F/O and weave in.


Tail:

Ch 7 with orange yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing in.

Row 1: Sc into the 2nd hook from ch, and sc all across (6)

Row 2: Turn, ch1. Sc, dc, tc in the next 2 sts, dc, sc (6)

Row 3: Turn, ch 1. Sl st in first st. Sc across all sts. Sl st into the last st (6) - change to black

Row 4: Inc across all sts (12). F/O and weave in and shape your fish.


Disclaimer

Thank you for trying/purchasing this pattern. Please leave me a comment or contact me if you have any questions about this pattern. I would love to see your finished goods, so please do not forget to tag me @the.mad.knatter on Instagram or use #themadknatter. This is a personal pattern. You may sell or share your own finished goods, but please give me credit for the design. Do not copy, alter, or distribute this pattern. If you would like to see more free patterns -- please support me by following me on Instagram @the.mad.knatter and on Ravelry @themadknatter.



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