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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Simple Fish




Fish
I used an E hook and thinner thread.
Rnd 1: 5 in a circle
Rnd 2: sc twice in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: *sc in first stitch then sc twice in next st* repeat around (15)
Rnd 4: *sc 2 then sc twice in next st* repeat around (20)
Rnd 5-7: sc around (20)
Rnd 8: *decrease first st, sc 9* then repeat (18)
Rnd 9: sc 3 then decrease then sc 8 then decrease then sc 3 (16)
Rnd 10: *decrease then sc 7 st* then repeat (14)
Rnd 11: sc 3 then decrease sc 4 decrease sc 3 (12)
Rnd 12: *decrease then sc 4* then repeat (10)
Put in eyes and stuff.
Rnd 13: decrease around (5)
Rnd 14: two sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 15: two sc in each st around (20)
Rnd 16-17: sc around (20)
sl st and leave a tail. Sew middle of tail together and sew up hole.

Pebbles
I used a funky yarn and did two circles to fit the bottom of my bowl.

Plant
Ch 30
Row 2: 2 sc in each st
Row 3: sc back along ch on the opposite side.
Weave wire through and sew to the pebbles. Hide ends of wire between layers of pebbles and string ends as well. Stitch the two pebble halves together. Use a toothpick to prop up the fish.

38 comments:

  1. Love your pattern! What a great idea!

    Susan
    (http://TheSilverHook.blogspot.com)

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  2. Adorable! This would be so awesome on the desk in my office. Thanks for sharing the pattern:)

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  3. This is such an adorable pattern. Thank you for sharing it.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this cute pattern!
    I made my little fish yesterday ;)
    Bye bye
    Mopo

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  5. I'm a learn-by-demonstration kind of girl. Crochet is taking me far longer than I'd like, to learn, what with being south-pawed. Anyone happen to have a directional video, or know of one, for that matter, for something like this?

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    1. I'm left handed too and i agree it can make it tricky to learn from right handers. I dont know of a video but i know of a book which shows both ways its called "I can't believe I'm crocheting" it says right on the cover *lefties too* its what I learned from.

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    2. Youtube! I learned how to do broomstick lace on Youtube.

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  6. Jo, For all amigurumi like this you will want to start with the magic circle. Here is a good video for that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
    After the circle you will just crochet in a spiral around and around using a stitch marker to mark the end of each round as you go.

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  7. hi thank you so much for this cute idea! I will be making one for my desk! What size eyes did you use?

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  8. They are the small 4.5 mm size. The 6 mm would work though.

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  9. made it and loved it! thank you so much!

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  10. This is the fish I have been looking for... :))
    Thankyou for sharing the pattern :))

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  11. Thank you for sharing this pattern.
    http://margrietjescreaties.blogspot.com/

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  12. Great, thank you for this pattern.

    Marrigje

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  13. he hecho pañitos de crochet y flores pero nunca esto...he aprendido solo y quisiera hacer algo de esto amigurumi y creo q este seria ideal por lo pequeño....no conozco el punto....me podrian decir que en crochet es el mismo punto q se le llama punto bajo o punto sencillo algo así...

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  14. I did crochet doilies and flowers but never have learned this ... and I would only do some of this amigurumi and I think this would be ideal q so small .... I know the point .... I could say that in crochet is the same point q is called single point low or something ...

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  15. Davvero bellissimo! Grazie per il modello!

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  16. Thanks! It very original and cute!

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  17. Thanks! It very original and cute!

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  18. love this! i used the fish pattern to make a set of rainbow fish, thanks for sharing, pics here http://abimakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/crochet-fishes.html

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  19. Hello! I want to ask you something. Some of my readers (and I) love this little fish but almost can't speak (or read) in english. So, my question is, Have I Your permission to translate your pattern, linking your blog in english too for people? Pleeeease please please!

    I Wait for your answer, regards,

    María

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    1. May_May yes you can translate it if you link back and leave me a link here so I can refer people to your translation if they need it.

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  20. Thank you for sharing this pattern!! It was really fun to make :D
    Hugs&smiles, Nia

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  21. hey

    i tried this pattern and it worked perfectly!

    Please check out my new blog of crochet things:
    http://lanathewoolydog.wordpress.com/

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  23. Thanks for sharing this cute and easy pattern. I have made these for party favors and were a great hit. If it's ok with you, bc they were so well received, that I made sets of these fishes to sell.

    Thanks

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    1. Yeah that is fine Mamameeshe! In fact I think it's great you can do that.

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  24. I love this pattern! But I'm caught in round 4. Where it says 'sc 2 then sc twice in next st', does this mean each stitch gets 2sc? If I do that, I'm going to have 30 stitches. Everyone else seems to get it...but I'm new to amigurumi so...please help! Thank you very much.
    Candice
    www.thegrowingproject.info

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    1. It means sc in the next two stitches and then do two sc in the third stitch all the way around

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    2. If you are new to amigurumi I really suggest you go over to Planet June and check out her tutorials. They are brilliant. Here is a link: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/crochet-tutorials/

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  25. this is adorable! i shall have to make this.... it's a fish i know my cats won't try to get!

    question though: what size eyes did you use?

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    1. 6mm is the size I used for the eyes. It is really small.

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  26. Thank you for sharing this pattern and your other wonderful patterns on your blog! I can't wait to do lots of brightly coloured fish. :D

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  27. Thank you so much, Rachel. I was wondering if you allow me to translate to spanish the pattern in my blog, giving you all the credits and with the link to your blog, of course.

    This is my blog, in case you want to see the style: www.ElGalloBermejo.blogspot.com

    Thank you again!

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  28. Sure you can translate it. Just put the link here in the comments so people can find it if they need it. Thanks!

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  29. Hi there!
    I was a little lost as to what you meant by "Sew middle of tail together and sew up hole."
    Can you clarify for me?
    Thank you!

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