Fish Candy – Free crochet pattern

Available in Dutch here!

Hello there! Today I’m sharing my fish candy pattern with you!

 

 

As FEATURED IN HOMESPUN MAGAZINE (AUSTRALIA)

It’s a fun and easy pattern, and a great stash buster! If you have any questions, please let me know!

Abbreviations:
Sc-single crochet
Sc2tog-single crochet 2 together (decrease)

Materials
• 3,5mm hook
• 2 colors DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) yarn (color A, color B)
• eyes for sewing on afterwards
• Polyester fiberfill
• optional: sequins

Notes:
* This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of your rows.
* This pattern calls for a magic ring. I like this tutorial.
* Gauge is not very important for this pattern.

Head/Body:
With color A, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring  (6 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: sc in each stitch around (12 sts)
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around (18 sts)
Rnd 5: sc in each stitch around (18 sts)
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around (24 sts)
Rnd 7: sc in each stitch around (24 sts)
Change to color B
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around (30 sts)
Rnd 9-13: sc in each stitch around (30 sts)
Change to color A
Rnd 14: sc in each stitch around (30 sts)
Rnd 15: *sc2tog, sc in next 3sc; rep from * around (24 sts)
Rnd 16: *sc2tog, sc in next 2sc; rep from * around (18 sts)
Rnd 17: *sc2tog, sc in next sc; rep from * around (12 sts)
Do not fasten off!

Tail:
Rnd 18:  sc in each stitch around (12 sts)
Rnd 19: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around (18 sts)
Rnd 20: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around (24 sts)
Rnd 21: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around (30 sts)
Rnd 22: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around (36 sts)
Rnd 23: sc in each stitch around (36 sts)
Stuff the fishy’s body. I like it not too full so I can flatten him a bit.
Rnd 24: sc in next 6sc (36 sts) (This is only if you’re working with 2 colors! This will pinpoint the folding point for the tail, so that the color changes will be on the bottom of the fishy)
Rnd 25: hold the tail together and stitch the two sides together with slip stitch untill the middle of tail. Put in the last stuffing in the tail and slip stitch closed. Fasten off and weave in ends. Sew on eyes and enjoy your fishy!

Find a mistake? Let me know!