Free Crochet Pattern Fish

Free Crochet Pattern Fish

Tatiana of Meraki Crochetstudio contacted me if I wanted to post her fish pattern. I didn’t hesitate for a moment, because this fish is one of the most beautiful crochet fishes I have seen so far.

You should also check Meraki Crochetstudio Instagram out (and don’t forget to follow her). She makes amazingly beautiful and delicate flowers. They look so realistic. I hope you will be as happy as I am with the pattern of this astonishing fish.

Materials

  • Crochet hook: 1.0 mm
  • Cotton yarn in 2 different colors and some white yarn
  • Fiberfill
  • Sewing needle
  • Beads for the eyes

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • R – round or row
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • inc – make two single crochet in one stitch
  • dec – crochet two stitches together with a sc
  • puff st – puff stitch
  • BLO – Back loops only
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet

Pattern Head and Body

  • Start at the head with color 1
  • R 1 – 6 sc into magic loop (6)
  • R 2 – sc x6 (6)
  • R 3 – inc x6 (12)
  • R 4 – (3 sc, inc) x3 (15)
  • R 5 – (4 sc, inc) x3 (18)
  • R 6 – (5 sc, inc) x3 (21)
  • R 7 – (6 sc, inc) x3 (24)
  • R 8 – sc x 24 (24)
  • R 9 – (3 sc, inc) x6 (30)
  • change the color

You will need to change the color after each stitch in rows 10, 12, 14. Make sure you change the color before completing the previous stitch. Don’t secure the top of the puff stitch with a chain.

  • R 10 – (puff st using color 2, 1 sc using color 1) x15 (30)
  • R 11 – sc x30 using color 1 (30)
  • R 12 – same as R 10
  • R 13 – same as R 11
  • R 14 – same as R 10

Use color 1 for the rest of the body.

  • R 15 – (3 sc, dec) x6 (24)
  • R 16 – (6 sc, dec) x3 (21)
  • R 17 – (5 sc, dec) x3 (18)
  • R 18 – (4 sc, dec) x3 (15)
  • R 19 – (3 sc, dec) x3 (12)
  • R 20 – sc x 12 (12)

Stuff the fish, fasten off and sew the body.

Pattern Tail

Start at the body at the point marked with the red circle (see image).

  • R 1 – chain 16
  • R 2 – 15 sc, sl st into the same stitch where you started crocheting the tail. Crochet all the other rows using back loops only and making each row one sc shorter. You can make 2-4 rows in each sc of the body depending on how wide you want the tail to be.
  • R 3 – 14 sc BLO
  • R 4 – 13 sc BLO
  • R 5 – 12 sc BLO etc.

Pattern Fins

Make the fins using hdc or sc

Pattern Eyes (the white part)

5 sc into the magic loop, sl st.

This pattern is intended for non-commercial purposes. The pattern may not be published elsewhere and belongs to Meraki Crochetstudio. A link to the pattern is, of course, allowed.