Crochet Pattern: Fish Appliqué

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 7 Comments
Appliqués are excellent ways to customize blankets, clothing, bags, and anything else that might need a personalized element. These fishy friends would look great on a child’s blanket or even a beach towel. Feel free to experiment with different colors and designs. Let your creativity guide your crocheting and you’ll have a keeper every single time! Fish Appliqué

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 6″ (15 cm) long, 4″ (10 cm) tall

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 20 yards main color, 2 yards contrasting color)
Crochet Hook H(5.00 mm)
Yarn Needle
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
3 rows and 3 sc = 1” (2.5cm)

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Crochet Pattern: Fish Appliqué

Body
Round 1: with main color, 6 sc in adjustable ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 3: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 4: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Round 5: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 32 sc
Round 6: ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 37 sc
Do not finish off, continue with tail.

Tail
Row 1: ch 1, 3 sc in ch between first and second sc of round 6: 3 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc across: 6 sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc: 8 sc
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc: 10 sc
Do not finish off, continue with edging.

Edging
Working around whole piece, if using contrasting color, join now, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across tail, 3 sc in last sc, sc in side of row 3, sc2tog in side of row 2 on tail and second sc of round 6 on body, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc, 2 dc, sc) in next sc, (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 2 times, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog in next sc and side of row 3, 2 sc in side of row 4, sl st in first sc: 58 sc
Finish off.

Eye
With contrasting color, draw up a loop and work 3 sl st in a circle, finish off: 4 sl sts
Please see this tutorial for additional help: How to Crochet: Surface Crochet or Surface Slip Stitch

Pectoral Fin
Using contrasting color, draw up a loop in middle of body, sl st in next 2 spaces, turn a 45 degree angle, sl st in next 5 spaces, turn another 45 degree angle, sl st in next 4 spaces, finish off: 12 sl st

Have some questions about my fishy friends? Leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

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7 Comments

  1. Doreen says:

    Very cute! I think they’d also make some adorable coasters using some cotton yarn. Thank you for the pattern.

  2. cathy says:

    Can you make this fish with out making an adjustable ring? If so how many chains do I make for the beginning of the circle?
    Thanks

    • Amy Lynn Yarbrough says:

      Hi Cathy!
      The adjustable ring gives you the ability to tighten the ring but it can switched with 3-4 chains, which ever you preferred.

      I’d love to explain how to do the adjustable ring if you’d like. It’s really basic.

      Amy

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Cathy, to add to what Amy said, you can also do a chain 2, then 6 sc in second ch from hook. Or you can do chain 3 or 4, then slip stitch into first chain to form a loop, then 6 sc into loop.
      Here’s the link to the adjustable ring tutorial if you want to use that: How to Crochet: The Magic Adjustable Ring

  3. betty sherry says:

    These fish are so adorable. I am going to put them on the baby blanket I”am making for my up and coming grandchild!

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