Gold Fish

 
Materials Needed:
Size 7 steel crochet hook
Size 10 metallic gold crochet thread
Small amount of size 10 white crochet thread
Small amount of size 10 black crochet thread
Yarn needle
Fiberfill
abbreviations used:
ch   chain
st    stitch
sc   single crochet
sc dec    single crochet decrease
blo   back loops only
sl st   slip stitch
*Ch 1 at the start of a round does not count as a stitch.
Instructions:
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring, join. (6 sc)
Round 2:  ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (6 sc)
Round 3:  ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (12 sc)
Round 4:  ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (12 sc)
Round 5:  ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join and the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the last st, join.  (18 sc)
Rounds 6-7:  ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (18 sc)
Round 8:  ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join and the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the last st, join.  (24 sc)
Round 9:  ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (24 sc)
Round 10:  ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join and the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 9sts, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, 2 sc in the last st, join.  (30 sc)
Round 11:  ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join in blo.  (30 sc)
Round 12:  ch 1, working in blo, sc in the same st as join, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, *skip next 2 sts, sc in the next st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, repeat from * around, join in blo.�
Round 13:  working in blo, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout the rest of the pattern), 4 dc in the same st as join, skip 2 sts, sc in the next st, *skip 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, skip 2 sts, sc in the next st, repeat from * around, join in the top of the beginning ch 3, slip st in the next st, slip st in blo of the next st.
Round 14:  ch 1, working in blo, sc in the first st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, *skip next 2 sts, sc in the next st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, repeat from * around, join in blo.�
Round 15:  repeat round 13
Round 16:  repeat round 14
Round 17:  working in blo, ch3, 3 dc in the same st as join, skip 2 sts, sc in the next st, *skip 2 sts, 4 dc in the next st, skip 2 sts, sc in the next st, repeat from * around, join, slip st in blo of the next st.
Round 18:  ch 1, working in blo, sc in the first st, skip 1 st, 3 dc in the next st, *skip 2 sts, sc in the next st, skip 1 st, 3 dc in the next st, repeat from * around, join in blo.
Round 19:  working in blo, ch3, 1 dc in the same st as join, skip 1 st, sc in the next st, *skip 1 st, 2 dc in the next st, skip 1 st, sc in the next st, repeat from * around, join, slip st in blo of the next st.
Round 20:  ch 1, working in blo, sc in the first st, dc in the next st, *skip 1 st, sc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat from * around, join, finish off, lightly stuff body and sew end closed.
Tail:
Ch 20
Row 1:  sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the remaining 18chs, ch 1, turn.  (19 sts)
Row 2:  working in blo, 2 sc in the first st, sc in each of the next 8 sts, sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 7 sts, ch 1, turn.  (18 sts)
Row 3:  working in blo, sl st in the first st, sc in each of the next 6 sts,  sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (17 sts)
Row 4:  working in blo, 2 sc in the first st, sc in each of the next 8 sts, sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn.  (16 sts)
Row 5:  working in blo, sl st in the first st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (15 sts)
Row 6:  working in blo, 2 sc in the first st, sc in each of the next 8 sts, sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, turn.  (14 sts)
Row 7:  working in blo, sl st in the first st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 9 sts, ch 1, turn.  (12 sts)
Row 8:  working in blo, sc in the first st and in each of the next 7 sts, sc dec over the next 2 sts, s in the next st, ch 1, turn.  (10 sts)
Row 9:  working in blo, sl st in the first st, sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 7 sts, ch 1, turn.  (8 sts)
Row 10:  working in blo, sc in the first st and in each of the next 6 sts, ch 3, turn.  (7 sts)
Row 11:  working in blo, sc in the second ch from hook and in the next ch,  sc in each of the next 5 sts, sc dec in the next st, ch 1, turn.   (8 sts)
Row 12:  working in blo, sc dec over the first 2 sts, sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3, turn.  (9sts)
Row 13:  working in blo, sc in the second ch from hook and in the next ch, sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn.  (13 sts)
Row 14:  working in blo, sc dec over the first 2 sts, sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 4 sts, ch 3, turn.  (14 sts)
Row 15:  working in blo, sc in the second ch from hook and in the next ch, sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 2sts, sc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn.  (16 sts)
Row 16:  working in blo, sc dec over the first 2 sts, sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 7 sts, finish off, weave in ends, block tail and then sew it onto fish’s body.
Top Fin
Ch 6
Row 1:  working in blo, sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the remaining 4 chs, ch 1, turn.  (5 sc)
Row 2:  working in blo, sc dec over first 2 sts, sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1 turn.  (4 sts)
Rows 3 – 6:  working in blo, sc in the first st and in each of the remaining 3 sts, ch 1, turn.  (4 sc)
Row 7:  working in blo, sc dec over the first 2 sts, sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (3 sts)
Rows 8 – 9:  working in blo, sc in the first st and in each of the remaining 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (3 sc)
Row 10:  working in blo, sc dec over the first 2 sts, sc in the next st, ch 1, turn.  (2 sts)
Rows 11 – 13:  working in blo, sc in the first st and in the next st, ch 1, turn.  (2 sc)
Row 14:  working in blo, sc dec over both sts, finish off, weave in ends, block fin and sew it onto the top of the fish’s body. (1 st)
Flippers (make 2)
Ch 10
Row 1:  sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the remaining 8 chs, ch 1, turn.  (9 sc)
Row 2:  working in blo, sc in the first st and in the next 6 sts, ch 1, turn.  (7 sc)
Row 3:  sl st in each of the first 2 sts, working in blo, sc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn.  (5 sc)
Row 4:  working in blo, sc in the first st and in each of the next 2sts, finish off, weave in ends, block flippers and sew onto the sides of the fish’s body.  (3 sc)
Eyes (make 2)
Round 1:  (use white crochet thread) make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring, join, change to black crochet thread. (6 sc)
Round 2:  ch 1, sl st in each st around, join, finish off, weave in ends and sew to fish’s face.
Puppet
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring, join. (6 sc)
Round 2:  ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join, 1 sc in the next st, *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, join.  (18 sc)
Round 4:  ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around, join.  (24 sc)
Rounds 5 -15:  ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  After round 15, finish off, weave in ends and sew to bottom of fish’s body.  (24 sc)
*This pattern has not been tested so if there are any questions or problems, please let me know.

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4 thoughts on “Gold Fish

  1. Hi there –

    I have cute worsted weight yarn with sequins that I want to use to make a “Rainbow Fish” – how do you think this would work with worsted weight and a size G hook? I’ve never crocheted with thread before and am not sure how to make the conversion!

    • Hi Holly,

      If you want to make the “Rainbow Fish” without the finger puppet part, you could make a larger stuffed fish. You wouldn’t need to make any conversions. If you still want to make a finger puppet, e-mail me at CrochetBot3000@gmail.com and I will see what I can come up with :)

      Cheers!
      Shawna

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