Lots of Little Fishys

Fishy Bunting Cute fishy bunting, just the type of bunting a little boy who loves fishing would like… and the best part is its super easy to make!

Select your yarn and a corresponding hook, (I used a mix of yarn scraps which were all about 8ply and a 3.5mm hook). Lets begin…

1. Make a magic circle, chain 2 and Double Crochet (DC) 9 times into the circle.  Pull tight and secure with a slip stitch (10DC)

Fishy Bunting2. Slip stitch into the next stitch (I do this because its more secure to start there), Chain 2 and 4DC into the same stitch, 1DC into each of the next 4 stitches. 5DC into the next stitch, 1DC into each of the next 4 stitches, join round with a slip stitch (body made).

Fishy Bunting3. Make the tail; SS into the next stitch and chain 5. Single crochet in the second chain from the hook and 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches. Join with a slip stitch into the same stitch. SS into the next stitch and chain 5. Single crochet in the second chain from the hook and 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches. Join with a slip stitch into the same stitch (tail made), SS into the next stitch, fasten off first colour and join new colour.

Fishy Bunting4. Chain 1 and single crochet into the back loop only of each stitch around the outside of the fish. Fasten off and weave in all ends. Leave it as is or add an eye if you like! If  your fishys don’t sit as flat as you would like give them a gentle iron on the reverse side (use a hanky or tea towel between your fish and the iron)- a little spray starch also helps.

Fishy Bunting Repeat as many times as desired.

Fishy BuntingYou might have noticed the pink and blue fishy above doesn’t have a tail that matches his body, he was the first one I made – I just did the tail when crocheting around with the second colour… I liked the other way better but the kids wouldn’t let me leave him out of the fun with the others!

Fishy BuntingHave fun playing with your fishys as they are or make a bunting – simply chain crochet, I spaced these randomly with between 10 and 20 chains between each one… hanging them longways so it was like a fishing line.

Ive got a couple of other ideas for these fishys – more on that soon!! Jxx

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39 thoughts on “Lots of Little Fishys

  1. Ha ha.. lovely little fishes Janette… they would look so good dangling and moving around.. the jiggly eyes finish them off just right too… they look a little suprised to be there! :)x

  2. These are lovely….clever you, another fab tutorial!

    I’ve made a Caity cat this evening for my niece for Christmas, although I reckon when the boys see it, they may want it too!

    Thanks for the lovely, bright and colourful makes!

  3. thanks for the tutorial! i’m new to crochet and was able to follow along just fine. i’m using the fish as an applique on a christmas scarf for my grandpa who loves fishing.

  4. I want to do my Sons first birhday with fish and I think this would be
    Perfect!!! Thanks for the cute pattern!

  5. so cuuuute !!!!
    thank you for the tutorial,, simple but beautiful
    bizz, Leelou from France

  6. j’ adore ces petits poissons je découvre ton blog via mamita ,je participe au sac boule, alors voyant ces petits poissons j’ ai cliqué sur ton lien et me voici pour te dire que j’ adore ces petites réalisations des jolies couleurs , je vais te visiter un peu et m’ inscrire a ta news pour ne pas te perdre de vue a bientôt Dane

  7. so cute! love the colours! They would be perfect for my summer wind chime. It’s finished but maybe I can still add 1 or 2 fish. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. merci de bien vouloir partager avec les autres vos très belles exécutions
    Etant grand mere mes petits enfants adorent les surprises en voila une qui fera fureur

  9. Hallo Janette,
    I’ve just discovered your blog and I cannot stop watching your amazing creations. I’m new to crochet and I’ll try to follow your tutorial but I think I made some mistakes because my fish is a little bit different in the part of the tail. What do you mean with SS? Slip Stich?
    Sorry for bothering you.
    Thank you,
    Sara (Italy)

  10. Reblogged this on Beauport Stitches and commented:
    I’ve been in beachy mood with all this winter weather in New England. Now with the thought of more snow to come on Sunday, I wanted to make something to remind me of summer. I came across this post from The Green Dragonfly and this “Little Fishy Bunting” will fit the bill. I will make little fishy’s as the snow is falling – stay tuned for pictures to follow.

  11. Love the fish – hope you don’t mind that I re-blogged this. Too cute to pass up and this is exactly what I need to get through the next snowfall in New England this Sunday.

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