Crochet Pattern: Goldfish Applique

By Rachel Choi – 23 Comments
Need goldfish? Here is a tiny little fishy to sew onto any item that you can think of. Use it to decorate clothing or bags. Or use it as a cute fridgie (refrigerator magnet) or pin. You can even embroider a face if you desire. Have fun crocheting a school of little goldfish! crochet goldfish
Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 2″ (5 cm) long, 1″ (2.5 cm) tall
Note: to adjust the size of the goldfish, use a larger or small hook and different weight of yarn

Medium Weight Yarn (small amount)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Crochet Pattern: Goldfish
Round 1: ch 7, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch, working into opposite side of chain into remaining loops, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch, sl st in first sc made joining to beginning of round
Round 2: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in next st, finish off.

Using photo as a guide, embroider face to goldfish.

If you need help crocheting this goldfish applique, let me know and I’ll be glad to help!

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  1. misssssy says:

    yay! im gonna be using these for so many things im making for my nephew. hes OBSESSED with fishies! i made a big stuffie of a fish which he LOVED. he screams and yells for it, and giggles when it kisses him :] (hes 9 months old :])

  2. Tasha512 says:

    I made one of these ADORABLE fishies but it turned out more of an oval shape than a circle. Is there something I may not be doing?

  3. Tasha512 says:

    Okay! Thanks! 🙂

  4. Catherine says:

    Sweet fish!Thanks!!

  5. Heather says:

    How cute!

  6. Alyssa says:

    So cute! I made this earlier and before I could weave in the ends my 4 year old claimed it. =) I’m sure I’ll be making LOTS more in different colors. Thanks for the pattern, it was very quick and easy to make!

  7. Faye says:

    Rachel I don’t know how you keep coming up with creations to crochet.
    I love them! This fishy is simply adorable! My imagination has gone into overdrive with this one. THANK YOU for sharing as you do. I enjoy every news letter I receive. Especially the free stuff 🙂

  8. Carole D says:

    Rachel, these are adorable! You sure come up with some great stuff!

  9. De'Anna says:

    Awww very cute! Reminds me of the goldfish crackers 🙂

  10. Jo Annie says:

    Hey Rachel I really love this cute fishy but I am having trouble understanding this part of the pattern:

    working into opposite side of chain into remaining loops

    Please help me =)

    Thank You So Much

    Jo Annie

    • Rachel says:

      to work into the opposite side of the foundation chain, you are going to turn your work (upside down) so that your next stitch will go into the same chain that you made your previous stitch into, but using the remaining loops of the chain that are on the other side. This is sort of like working in a circle. Your last stitch will be close to the first stitch you made in the round

  11. joy says:

    this is so cute I will put this on my long list of items

  12. Jo Annie says:

    Thank you Rachel, I am gonna attempt this again and see how I fare. You are the bestest.

    Best Regards, Jo Annie

  13. Barbara Penn says:

    Hi, Rachel!

    Your website is great. I love the little “embellishments” you create. How about a bunny, a dog, cat, etc. Little kids love “critters” and I would like to put them on some of the little kid clothes I make. Keep up the good work! Hope you sell lots of patterns.

  14. Frida says:

    the goldfish bookmark is very beautifull but i did not understand how i make the tail of the goldfish in the instructions. can you help me?
    thank you i love your website.

  15. Helen says:

    Hi Rachel,

    I can’t figure out the tail either. When you say “then make 2 double crochets in the the next stitch” – Which stitch is the “next stitch”? :S… every time I try to make the tail it turns into a weird bump at the end of a perfect fish body 🙁

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Helen, the next stitch is the slip stitch (the last stitch you made on round 1). After you ch 3, then turn, that will be the next stitch to work into.

  16. Helen says:

    Thank you so much for clearing that up for me!

  17. Sara says:

    Thank you for this goldfish pattern! It inspired me to make my own for a baby boy sun hat. I changed it up a bit, though, and credited you on my blog! Thanks again!

  18. Val says:

    What does hdc stand for?

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