Crochet Fish

Crochet Fish


Let’s begin to work on the fish. I’m gonna be using the same size hook a size ‘H’, 5 mm and then obviously I have my yarn ready to go. So let’s begin. I’m just gonna start with a slipknot. Remember this never ever counts as one. So let’s begin. As per the instructions we gonna chain two. So 1 and 2 and it says to um, go three single crochets second from the hook. That just means it’s the very first one. So we’re just gonna go immediately to the first chain which is the second on as well and we’re going to go three single crochets into that. And that will complete row number one. So we’re gonna start off with the nose of the fish and then we’re gonna work our way back to the tail. Let’s turn our work at this point and we’re gonna round, row two and it says to chain one and increase in each stitch and the basically um, we’re just going to just increase this. So we’re gonna chain one first stitch we going to put in two single crochets. So 1 and 2. The next one we gonna do the same thing, 1 and 2 and then the final one because there’s only three is going to be 1 and 2. That completes off row number two. So let’s turn our work and go up to round number three, row number three. We’re gonna chain one and single to the next single crochet increase and then single crochet to the last. This is actually take two for me. I actually screwed up my first fish in the very first one and I got way too big at the end. So we’re going to chain one and we’re going to single crochet into the first one. And then we’re going into the next one. So we’re gonna put two single crochets into this one. And then what we’re going to do then is just single crochet yourself back all the way across the line until you get to the second one before the end. So I’m single crocheting, there’s only two, here is the second one before the end. We’re gonna do another increase so 1 and 2 and then the final is one single crochet by itself. And that completes off row number three. Row number four we’re gonna turn our work again and row number four is a repeat all the way throughout this pattern. So this is just very simple. Row number four all it is is one chain and then one single crochet in each of the single crochets across. So basically every stitch gets one single crochet. We wanna make sure get right to the last one just like so and you’re good to go. So that completes off row number four. Let’s do row number five. In row number five is a repeat of row number three. Let’s review number three again. Chaining one, one single crochet into the beginning. The next one is going to be an increase. So we have two single crochets into the same one. And then we’re going to single crochet ourselves all the way across the remainder except for when we get to the the second to the last stitch where we gonna do increase at that point. So we’re still growing out the head of this so we have two stitches left and then basically the stitch is gonna two and then the final is one by itself and that completes off row number five. Rows six and seven are very easy. Lets deal with row six first. And row six is a repeat of row number four. So row number four is chaining one and then one single crochet into each going across and this is row number six. So you can see it’s growing out nice and evenly and the crochet also makes it looks like the character has scales as well which is neat as well. So this is row number six and we single crochet all the way to the end. Let’s turn our work go for row number seven. Row number seven is a repeat of row number five. And basically in row number five is a repeat of row number three. I know that’s confusing just bare with me. Chain one, one single crochet into the first one, the next one is an increase so it’s 1 and 2 and then we single crochet ourselves all the way across until we get to the second the last one again like so and the second last one we are going to do another increase so this is the second last. We gonna put two into that one oops, I did 1 and 2 and then the final is one single crochet by itself and that was row number seven. Let’s go to row number eight. Turn our work. Row number eight says it’s a repeat of row number four. Row number four is chain one, one single crochet into each going all the way across. So you can see that we’re increasing every other row to allow this project to take its proper shape without rushing the process and so then this row is just one single crochet all the way across for row number eight which is a repeat of row number four. Just like so and let’s turn our work and move up to row number nine. Row number nine we’re gonna start doing some interesting things. This is where we’re gonna start making the fin so let’s take this step by step. Okay, let’s begin row number nine. I’m gonna take my time hear. So we’re gonna chain one and it says to single crochet into the first six. Okay, so we’re gonna go 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. So now we’re gonna start creating the fin and so this is where we’re gonna go into a completely different direction. So it says we’re now gonna chain six. So just start to chain six. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. We’re gonna work along that chain to create the fin. So second chain from the hook I recommend just coming down on behind the chain. So if you get that chain just turn it over and get that back hump only and go one single crochet, that was second chain from the hook. We now than want to do a half double crochet into the next chain. So we wrap going into the next one the back hump again, half double crochet. We now want to go into the next one and we’re going to do a double crochet. So wrap and still going into the back hump of the next chain for a double crochet. Okay, and so we’re gonna go to the next one and we are going to do a treble crochet. So we wrap and wrap and going into the next one just like so and we pull through two, two and two just like so and then it says half double crochet into the last chain. So there’s one chain left here and we’re going to half double crochet into that to give it the final conclusion. So we’re gonna pull through and now we just gonna make sure the fin is turned properly as we carry along and we’re going to then just start continuing along and what we have to do it says single crochet in the last six. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. There are six left so it just starting into the next one down along the chain or along the, the line and we’re just single crocheting across and now you have a really cute fin and that completes off round number nine or row number nine. Okay, so you now have a fin hanging out. Let’s do row number 10, turning our work we’re gonna we’re gonna chain one and we’re gonna single crochet into the first six so 1 and 2, 3, 4, okay, get that fin out of the way 5 and 6. I just put, I’m pushing that fin backward out of my way and we’re gonna skip over the fin area and get the last six. So you can count so 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 if you cannot see it. So we’re just kinda skipped over this section right in here and we immediately just single crocheted across and this keep that fin on the other side as well and we’re just gonna single crochet ourselves for row number 10 all the way across. Let’s turn our work and move up to row number 11. Row number 11 very simple. Chain one, it’s a repeat of row four again so that means that we’re just gonna single crochet ourselves all the way across. Where we jumped over the fin we’re not even gonna worry about that because that was two lines ago or two rows ago and so you just immediately just go into that one right in the middle because that’s not part of the fin and we’re just single crocheting ourselves all the way across for row number 11. And let’s turn our work and move up to row number 12. Row number 12 is easy. We’re gonna start decreasing. Now we’re gonna start coming down the back part of the fish to the tail. So we’re going to chain one and we’re going to single crochet into the first one. And then the next two we’re gonna do a decrease. So we’re just gonna come into the next one pull through, a single together decrease. Go into the next one pull through you now have three loops pull through all three. Now we’re gonna just continue to single crochet ourselves across until we get to the final third one where the third and the second will come together and then we’ll single crochet ourselves into the final one here. So I got 1, 2, 3 so I got one more to go. So I have three stitches left. The next two are gonna come together for a decrease and then the final is one single crochet by itself. And let’s turn our work and that was row number 12. So you can see now that it’s starting to pull in toward the tail area. Row number 13 again simple, chain one and row number 13 is a repeat of row number 4 that means that we’re just single crocheting ourselves all the way across. Again gradually growing the body out instead of rushing the process. So just one single crochet into each. This provides a really kinda sleek look to your fish as well by taking your time. Let’s turn our work and let’s move up to row number 14 and 15. Okay, 14 and 15 we gonna nose diving toward the tail so we gonna start doing the same thing on both of these rows. Let’s begin the first one. We’re going to single crochet, chain or sorry, uh chain one, single crochet into the first one. The next two are together. We gonna do another decrease and then we’re going to single crochet ourselves across the line like so and then the final third one is where we’re gonna start the next decrease so I’m gonna count back. So 1, 2 and 3, I got one more to go and the next two are together like so and then I got a single crochet at the end and let’s turn our work and this is number 15. Chaining one we’re single crocheting into the first one the next two are together. Like so, single crochet across, 1, 2 and 3rd one before you get to the end so you got 1, 2 and 3 the third one and the second are going to come together for a decrease and then single crochet into the final. Like so and that was rows number 14 and 15 and let’s turn our work and get ready for row number 16. Okay, let’s start off with row number 16, we gonna do some major decreasing now at this point. We’re going to chain one and then we’re going to single crochet into the first stitch and then the next two are together. We’re going to decrease like so and we have to decrease one more time. So we gotta next to are gonna come together as well and that’s leaving you with one stitch so that you can finalize it with one single crochet at the end and that was row number 16. Let’s turn our work and get ready for row number 17 which is just the same as row number four which is just single crochet across. So chain one and let’s single ourselves across. So there’s only four stitches at this point. And let’s turn our work and get ready for row number 18. Okay row number 18 is actually really simple. You just gotta follow the instructions and we’re gonna take our time in doing this because there’s a lot of instructions here. We’re gonna start off and we’re gonna chain four. So 1, 2, 3 and 4. We’re starting off with a tail on the one side and then we’re going to put two trebles into that same stitch right at the bottom. So we’re gonna wrap and wrap going into that same stitch and wrap and wrap. So with the rules of crochet that chaining of four that you did counts as a treble so in actual fact you’re looking at three trebles. We’re now going to double crochet ourselves into that same stitch. But wait. We’re gonna half double now into that same stitch as well. So we’re gonna pull through and through and then we are going to then um, put in a single crochet into that same stitch. So basically you can see the tail is kinda really forming and so we have only four stitches along the base here but what we have to do is that we have to slip stitch into the two middle ones. We’re just gonna slip stitch in into the two middle and get ourselves to the next one which is the very last one where we’re gonna repeat this but we’re gonna repeat it in reverse. So let’s start off, we going to single crochet the first one into that same stitch. We’re now going to half double into that same stitch. We are now going to double crochet into that same stitch. And now we are going to treble three times into that same stitch. So 1, 2, 3 and this is the second treble of the three and the third. Just like so. So now you have what appears to be a tail and now we’re just gonna turn our work. We have one more row to go. Okay we’re gonna do our final row, we’re just gonna turn and now we’re just going to single crochet into each one of the single crochet or each one of the stitches along the back tail. The middle section we’re going to put in two single crochets or two slip stitches and then we’re gonna single crochet along the final tail. So we just single crochet along each of the stitches that you can see except for in the very middle where you have those two where you had the slip stitching before is that we are going to slip stitch again. Okay so here’s my two right in the middle. Just going to slip stitch, pull through and through, going in pulling through and through that keeps it nice and compact and then we single crochet into the final stitches of your project here and then we’re going to fasten off and then you can attach this safely to your Cat Paws Stocking. So make sure you go right to the end which is your final there and that would conclude off and now you have the fin, you have so you can kinda just make it look really cute. Just look at the photograph, put on your eye and your smile if you wish or you can embellish it even more and this is how you would do a fish. [music playing]

28 thoughts on “Crochet Fish

  1. thank you.  I had to roll back many times, and made two fish, expecting to sew them together, but they were different in size. I managed to fudge the stitching to get them to fit stuffed it, and then did a slip stich around the edge of the fins and tail in contrasting colors.  the fins and three center rows are white, and the head and tail a burnt orange. 
    Im a beginner so the results are satisfying.   dog loves his fish toy too.

  2. Hi
    I work with dresses for girls and  do crochet applications
    and I sell
    I wonder if I can use your fish
    there are copyright and can not use if I have not permission
    Thank you
    Dragica

  3. Great tutorial Mikey but for me I thought the fish was still a bit wide. Love how the fin and tail was created. Would love a small fish that isn't flat and I have tried the ones on youtube but don't like how they turn out. Might be just me and I'll have to figure one out myself. I'm trying a fish theme for a little ones birthday

  4. Just what I have been looking for. I am going to a baby shower and the mm loves to fish I am going to attempt a fish mobile and add a fish to the blanket and hat. Thank you !!!

  5. Please stop long enough at the end of each row to show the work. Your hands are in the way. It would help GREATLY if you would state the total number of stitches at the end of each row so we can check. I can’t tell if you are stitching in the turning chain, or not, Also, a link to a written pattern would be much better for experienced crocheters than having to follow along and be tied to the computer to do the work. And do away with the background music, which is distracting. Thanks for a cute fish!

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