Clown Fish Pattern

6/2010 - Clownfish Pattern

6/2010 – Clown Fish Pattern

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Materials:

  • All instructions are applicable for any worsted weight yarn. You will need much less yarn than 1 skein of yarn in black, white, and orange.
  • Suggested hook size (see Gauge, below): E US/3.50 mm
  • For this pattern, the following yarn was used:
Super Saver Yarn –Red Heart
– #0312 Black
– #0311 White
– #0254 Pumpkin
– 7 ounces – 363 Yards
– Coats & Clark

Size:

The finished size of your amigurumi goes hand in hand with the yarn and hook you choose. However, using an E US/3.50 mm hook, the finished doll will be roughly 2 inches tall, 3.5 inches wide, and 3.5 inches long.

Gauge:

The gauge is 6 stitches and 5 Rounds = 1 inch. The pieces should be crocheted tightly enough that there will not any visible gaps when stuffed. If the stitches stretch open too much and the fiberfill is clearly visible, reduce the hook size. If you cannot insert the hook into the previous stitches, reduce your tensions (crochet more loosely) or increase the hook size.

Other Materials Needed:

  • Poly-Fil Fiber Stuffing
  • Yarn Needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker (optional)

Notes:

  • Use sewing pins to hold the body parts together to gauge where each part should be attached and make sure each piece is evenly spaced.
  • Place a marker at the end of each Round to keep track of your stitches. Holes in your work can be avoided by using old bits of yarn instead of plastic markers.
  • Do not join at the end of each round; rounds are worked in continuous spirals.

Stitch Legend

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

inc – increase

dec – decrease

yo – yarn over

sk – skip

st(s) – stitch(es)

Clownfish Body

Body

This is made using an adjustable ring. Use a stitch marker or a piece of thread or yarn to mark the end of your rounds.

Row 1: Ch 1, 5 sc in an adjustable ring (5 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around (10 sts)
Row 3: *sc in the first st, 2 sc (inc) in the next st* repeat from * to * around (15 sts)
Row 4: *sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc (inc) in the next st* repeat from * to * around (20 sts)
Row 5: *sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc (inc) in the next st* repeat from * to * around (25 sts)
Row 6: *sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc (inc) in the next st* repeat from * to * around (30 sts)
Row 7: *sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc (inc) in the next st* repeat from * to * around (35 sts)
Row 8: *sc in the next 6 sts, 2 sc (inc) in the next st* repeat from * to * around (40 sts)
Row 9 – 13: Work even 40 sc (no inc or dec) (40 sts)
Row 14: Switch to the black yarn, work even 40 sc (no inc or dec) (40 sts)
Row 15: Switch to the white yarn, work even 40 sc (no inc or dec) (40 sts)
Row 16: Work even 40 sc (no inc or dec) (40 sts)
Row 17: Switch to the black yarn, work even 40 sc (no inc or dec) (40 sts)
Row 18: Switch to the orange yarn, *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in next 6 sts* repeat from * to *around (35 sts)
Row 19 – 20: Work even 35 sc (no inc or dec) (35 sts)
Row 21: *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in next 5 sts* repeat from * to *around (30 sts)
Row 22: Work even 30 sc (no inc or dec) (30 sts)
Row 23: Switch to the black yarn, *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in next4 sts* repeat from * to *around (25 sts)
Row 24 – 25: Switch to the white yarn, work even 25 sc (no inc or dec) (25 sts)
Row 26: Switch to the black yarn, work even 25 sc (no inc or dec) (25 sts)
Row 27: Switch to the orange yarn *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to *around (20 sts)
Row 28 – 29: Work even 20 sc (no inc or dec) (20 sts)

Stuff the body

Row 30: *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around (15 sts)
Row 31: Switch to the black yarn, work even 15 sc (no inc or dec) (15 sts)
Row 32: Switch to the white yarn work even 15 sc (no inc or dec) (15 sts)
Row 33: Switch to the black yarn, *sc first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in next st* repeat from * to * around (10 sts)

Stuff the body

Row 34: Switch to the orange yarn, *sc first 2 sts together (dec)* repeat from * to * around (5 sts)

Sl st in the next st and fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

Eyes

Make 2 of each of the following eye parts:

Clownfish Smile 

Pupil

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This is made using an adjustable ring. Make two of these in white.

Row 1: Ch 1, 5 sc in an adjustable ring. (5 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around. (10 sts)
Row 3: *sc in the first st, 2 sc (inc) in the next st * repeat from * to * around (15 sts)

Sl st in the next st and fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

Iris

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This is made using an adjustable ring, Make two of these in orange.

Row 1: Ch 1, 5 sc in an adjustable ring (5 sts)

Sl st in the next st and fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

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Next with the black yarn make a French knot in the Iris and attach the Iris to the Pupil.

Dorsal & Pectoral (Breast) Fin Pattern

This is made using a foundation chain. Use a stitch marker or a piece of thread or yarn to mark the end of your rows. Make three of these using the instructions below.

Row 1: Ch 7, sl st in the 2nd ch from hk, sc in the next ch, hdc in the next 4 chs, ch 2, turn (6 sts)

Work now in back loops only.

Row 2: 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 3 sts, sc in the next st, sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn (7 sts)
Row 3: Sl st in the first st, sc in the next st, hdc in the next 5 sts, ch 2, turn (7 sts)
Row 4: 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 4 sts, sc in the next st, sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn (8 sts)
Row 5: Sl st in the first st, sc in the next st, hdc in the next 6 sts, ch 2, turn (8 sts)
Row 6: hdc the next 2 sts tog (dec), hdc in the next 3 sts, sc in the next st, sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn (7 sts)
Row 7: Sl st in the first st, sc in the next st, hdc in the next 5 sts, ch 2, turn (7sts)
Row 8: Hdc next 2 sts tog (dec), hdc in the next sts, sc in the next st, sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn (6 sts)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Insert the yarn tail through the bottom row of the tail and pull tightly. (You will not need to do this for the Dorsal Fin).

Next, use the black yarn and sc across the top of the two Pectoral Fins only.

Use the black yarn on the Dorsal fin to sc along the sides and top.

The Pectoral Fins will look like this:

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The Dorsal Fin will look like this:

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Adipose & Anal Fins

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This is made using a foundation chain. Use a stitch marker or a piece of thread or yarn to mark the end of your rows. Make two of these, using one as the Adipose Fin and the other as the Anal Fin. See Diagram under Body Assembly Section for more information.

Row 1: Ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hk, sc in the next ch, hdc in the next 3 chs, ch 2, turn (5 sts)

Work in back loops only.

Row 2: 2 hdc, in the first st, hdc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next st, sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn (6 sts)
Row 3: Sl st in the first st, sc in the next st, hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the last st, ch 2, turn (7 sts)
Row 4: hdc next 2 sts tog (dec), hdc in the next 3 sts, sc in the next st, sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn (6 sts)
Row 5: Sl st in the first st, sc in the next st, hdc next 2 sts tog (dec), hdc in the last st (5 sts)

Fasten off and lave a long yarn tail for sewing. Insert the yarn tail though the bottom row of the tail and pull tightly. Use the black yarn to sc along the sides and top of the fins.

Ventral (Pelvic) Fins

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This is made using an adjustable ring. Make two of these using the pattern instructions below.

Row 1: Ch 1, 5 sc in an adjustable ring, turn (5 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc (inc) in each st around. (10 sts)
Row 3: Switch to the black yarn, work even 10 sc (no inc or dec) (10 sts)

Fasten off and tuck yarn tail into fin.

Caudal (Tail) Pattern

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This is made using a foundation chain. Use a stitch marker or a piece of thread or yarn to mark the end of your rows.

Row 1: Ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch on hk, sc in the next ch, hdc in the next 4 chs, ch 2, turn. (6 sts)

Work in back loops only.

Row 2: 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 3 sts, sc in the next st, ss in the last st, ch 1, turn (7 sts)
Row 3: Sl st in the first st, sc in the next st, hdc in the next 5 sts, ch 2, turn (7 sts)
Row 4: 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 4 sts, sc in the next st, ss in the last st, ch 1, turn (8 sts)
Row 5: Sl st in the first st, sc in the next st, hdc in the next 6 sts, ch 2, turn (8 sts)
Row 6: 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 5 sts, sc in the next st, sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn (9 sts)
Row 7: ss in the first st, sc in the next st, hdc in the next 7 sts, ch 2, turn (9 sts)
Row 8: 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 6 sts, sc in the next st, sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn (10 sts)
Row 9: ss in the first st, sc in the next st, hdc next 2 sts tog (dec), hdc in the next 5 sts, ch 2, turn (9 sts)
Row 10:  hdc in the first 7 sts, sc in the next st, ss in the last st, ch 1, turn (9 sts)
Row 11: ss in the first st, sc in the next st, hdc next 2 sts tog (dec), hdc in the next 4 sts, ch 2, turn (8 sts)
Row 12: hdc in the first 6 sts, sc in the next st, ss in the last st, ch 1, turn (8 sts)
Row 13: ss in the first st, sc in the next st, hdc next 2 sts tog (dec), hdc in the next 3 sts, ch 2, turn (7 sts)
Row 14: hdc in the first 5 sts, sc in the next st, ss in the last st, ch 1, turn (7 sts)
Row 15: ss in the first st, sc in the next st, hdc next 2 sts tog (dec), hdc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, turn (6 sts)
Row 16: hdc in the first 4 sts, sc in the next st, ss in the last st. (6 sts)

Fasten off and leave a long yarn tail for sewing. Insert the yarn tail through the bottom row of the tail and pull tightly. Next, use the black yarn to sc across the top of the tail.

The tail will look like this before pulling the yarn through the bottom loops:

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Body Assembly

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Attach eyes, fins, and tail on the body as shown above.

Next, sew a mouth just below the eyes using the black yarn as shown below.

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 The Clown Fish is now finished! Enjoy!

Creative Commons License

Clown Fish Pattern by Jessica Woofter is licensed under a

Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Based on a work at Mausica’s Magical Menagerie.

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