Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Crochet Fish Motif -- FINALLY!




For those of you who have been waiting and waiting for this pattern ... here it is!

CROCHET FISH MOTIF




(I made this using Plymouth Encore Worsted and a size H hook. To make motifs larger or smaller, feel free to adjust yarn weight or hook size to get the size you want!)

Row 1: Chain 5. Turn.

Row 2: Starting in 2nd chain from hook, sc in remaining 4 chains. (4 sc)

Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Chain 1, turn. (6 sc)

Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Chain 1, turn. (8 sc)

Row 5: 2 sc in first sc, 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Chain 1, turn. (10 sc)

Row 6: 2 sc in first sc, 8 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Chain 1, turn. (12 sc)

Row 7: 2 sc in first sc, 10 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Chain 1, turn. (14 sc)

Row 8: 2 sc in first sc, 12 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Chain 1, turn. (16 sc)

Row 9: 2 sc in first sc, 14 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Chain 1, turn. (18 sc)

Row 10: 18 sc. Chain 1, turn.

Row 11: Repeat row 10.

Row 12: Decrease over first 2 sts, 2 sc,
puff, sc, puff, sc, puff, sc, puff, sc, puff (5 puffs)
3 sc, decrease over last 2 sts. Chain 1, turn.

Row 13: Sc across. Chain 1, turn.

Row 14: Decrease over first 2 sts, 2 sc,
puff, sc, puff, sc, puff, sc, puff (4 puffs)
3 sc, decrease over last 2 sts. Chain 1, turn.

Row 15: Sc across. Chain 1, turn.

Row 16: Decrease over first 2 sts, 2 sc,
puff, sc, puff, sc, puff (3 puffs)
3 sc, decrease over last 2 sts. Chain 1, turn.

Row 17: Sc across. Chain 1, turn.

Row 18: Decrease over first 2 sts, 2 sc,
puff, sc, puff (2 puffs)
3 sc, decrease over last 2 sts. Chain 1, turn.

Row 19: Sc across. Chain 1, turn.

Row 20: Decrease over first 2 sts, 2 sc,
puff
3 sc, decrease over last 2 sts. Chain 1, turn.

Row 21: 8 sc. Chain 1, turn.

Row 22: Repeat row 21.

Row 23: Repeat row 21.

Row 24 to end: Increase as before (2 sc in first and last sts) until 24 sts.
24 sc.
Finish off.

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I'm making a BUNCH of these to stitch together into a baby blanket (or maybe a couple...yeah I have THAT much yarn!). Happy crocheting!!

~mz

13 comments:

  1. Eboni,

    How adorable. AND a pattern that is suitable for a BOY! I have two grandsons and I have trouble finding patterns suitable for them. I do not crochet much - so I may have to get find all the "cheat sheet" places on the net and work on one or two of these. Thanks. Your sista, Susan in OK

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  2. your pattern is fantastic! Very easy to follow (and I didn't find any errors! and fun to make. I posted it on my blog with a thanks to you, here.

    http://mybestfriendcallsmemartha.blogspot.com/2008/08/p.html

    Thanks again!!!

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  3. I love it. It is perfect for a baby's blanket. Also, I have been trying to upload my flickr to my blog on blogspot and failed. Do you have the steps I need to accomplish this. You can send me an email at zina.adams@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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  4. YEEEEEEEEEEESSS!!!!

    Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! I searched the net high & low looking for a crochet version of this pattern. *wiping away tears* Thank you for taking the time to convert this to crochet!

    *dancing a jig*

    WOOHOO!!!!

    Can you tell I'm excited?

    Tish (CP)

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  5. Anonymous5:27 AM GMT-5

    was fishin around for an idea to do and found this. Thanx so much for the jumpstart. Vicki at CheerfulEndeavors

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  6. Last week I googled "tesselating designs", found http://www.tessellations.org/ and began thinking about knitting or crocheting some. Thanks for saving me the trouble!!

    Jessica-Jean - Montreal

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  7. love it and perfect for a boy!

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  8. Anonymous7:58 PM GMT-5

    A) How do you do a puff?
    B) How do you stitch it together? Yarn needle and thread or is there a way to crochet them together?

    Thank you!

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  9. Anonymous:

    a) if you do a google search you will find several tutorials and videos on how to do a puff stitch. easy and fun!

    b) i haven't tried crocheting them together although i imagine you could slip stitch them together. that seems like it would create a nice finish. try different methods until you find the one you like best.

    have fun and happy crocheting!

    ~mz

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  10. Anonymous5:54 PM GMT-5

    I am having some issues with buckling, esp thru the puff stitch sections!I usually am a pretty tight stitcher, could this be the issue? I love the pattern and I really want to put a blanket together but its not going to well! I notice in the picture above they seem to be slightly wavey, is this normal? Any advice would be great, thanks,
    Annie

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  11. Anonymous8:52 AM GMT-5

    Can I have the matching pattern for the hat too please. I really love this pattern.

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  12. how big is your blanket and how many fish?

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