Fish Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Fish Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! My three girls love reading, we have always had a large amount of books around our home and it has significantly grown as the have all shown their own unique interests in the book series that they love the most.  I wanted today's tutorial to be something that I could be something that could be celebrated on Read Across America Day! I have made this adorable little fish many times for adorable newborn fishing sets but I wanted to make some to go along with the One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish book. I think that when children has a physical item to go a long with the book they are reading, you can get them to interact even more with the book. Head below to see how simple this little fish are to make, they take about 15-20 minutes each to make.

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In this blog post, I not only show you how to make the adorable little fish, but I also tell you how can use the fish to make a fishing pole with a bobber and you can also make many fish to make garland to use for photography props or hang on the wall.  So grab your yarn, hook and get ready to get hooked on these adorable little fish, because you know it is so adorable!

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Materials

  • Yarn: Medium, Weight 4; Example made with Vanna’s Choice Orange
  • Hooks: H (5.00mm) from Leither Co.
  • Tapestry Needle, Scissors and Measuring Tape
  • Stuffing (Fiber Fill)
  • Stitch Marker
  • Dowel Rod (optional)

Sizing

  • Gauge: Not Important

Pattern Key

  • St/Sts: Stitch(es)
  • Sl St: Slip Stitch
  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet

Special Stitches

  • Sc2tog: Single Crochet 2 Together

Notes

  • Chain 1 will NOT count as a st.
  • Joining: When ending the rounds, you will join with a sl st into the 1st st (not the chain 1)
  • When working in the continuous rounds, I recommend using a stitch marker to remember the placement of the first stitch.





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Fish: (4” long stuffed)

Note: You will be working in continuous rounds, so make sure you use a stitch marker to mark the 1st stitch of the round. 

Make a Magic Ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, 7 sc in loop, join with a sl st in the 1st sc, pull tight. - 7

Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from*, do NOT join.  – 10

Round 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from*, do NOT join.  – 15

Round 4-5: 1 sc in next st and each st around, do NOT join.  – 15

Round 6: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts, repeat from*, do NOT join.  – 18

Round 7-8: 1 sc in next st and each st around, do NOT join.  – 18

STOP!!! Weave in any loose ends and make the eyes.

Eyes: Using a tapestry needle and black yarn, working in between rounds 4 and 5 about 3 stitches long (repeat for a total of 3 times, each eye will have 3 strands).  Then repeat on the other side. 

Round 9: 1 sc in next 3 sts, *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts, repeat from*, do NOT join.  – 15

Round 10: *1 sc in next st, sc2tog, repeat from*, do NOT join.  – 10

STOP!!! It is time to stuff the fish!

Round 11: sc2tog 5 times, do NOT join.  – 5

Round 12: 2 sc in next st and each st around, do NOT join.  – 10

Round 13: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, repeat from*, do NOT join.  – 15

Round 14-16: 1 sc in next st and each st around, do NOT join.  – 15

Join with a sl st and finish off leaving a long tail. If you are making a fish for the fishing pole, read attachment instructions before, sewing round 16 closed.  Using the long tail and your tapestry needle, sew round 16 closed.



Attaching fish to fishing pole: After you have already added your bobber, it is time to attach the fish.  You want the magic ring of the bobber and the magic ring of the fish to be facing each other.  Insert the tapestry needle with the “fishing line” yarn through the magic ring of the fish and pull it out the other side (the tail of the fish), if you would like you can weave the “fishing line” yarn through the stuffing a few times to help secure it in place.  Then finish off and go back to sewing up round 16 of the fish.

Fish Garland: After you have made all your fish (I made 5 for my fish garland), grab your “fishing line” yarn and your tapestry needle, and strand the “fishing line” through the fish in between rounds 2 and 3.  After you have stranded all of the fish, leave a long tail on each side of the “fishing line” to hang up the garland.  I tied a couple knots on each side of the garland just in case the fish tried to slide off.



Bobber: (6 ½” Circumference)

You Need Your H Hook, White and Red Yarn, Plus Stuffing.

Starting with Red - Make a Magic Ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, 7 sc in loop, join with a sl st in the 1st sc, pull tight. - 7

Round 2: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each st around, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, join. - 14

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, join. - 21

Round 4-5: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st and each st around, join.  – 21

Change to White Yarn

Round 6-7: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st and each st around, join.  – 21

Round 8: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st, repeat from*, join.  – 15

STOP!!! Weave in any loose ends and stuff the bobber. 

Round 9: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog 6 times, 1 hdc in last st,

join.  – 9

Change to Red Yarn

Round 10:  Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st and each st around, join.  – 9

Finish off, weave in any loose ends and leave a long tail to close the top.

If you are attaching the bobber to the fishing pole, use your tapestry needle and the “fishing line” yarn and pull the yarn through the opening of the bobber and then out the magic ring.  Use the long red tail of the bobber and sew the opening closed.  Tie the “fishing line” end of the opening of the bobber to a small dowel rod (aka fishing rod)

 

Need more inspiration?

A fun textured blanket to make is the Oliver Blanket!  This blanket can be customized any way you like!

 

~Ashley

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