Lots of Little Fishys

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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

    Lorraine said:
    November 6, 2011 at 11:23 am

    So cute! I love all of the things you share! Thanks you.

      Janette responded:
      November 6, 2011 at 11:24 am

      Thanks Lorraine, I love making them!!!

    stocki said:
    November 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    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

      Janette responded:
      November 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      You’re right they do look suprised!!!!!

    heather said:
    November 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    So cute!!!! Love them and the colors you used!

      Janette responded:
      November 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks Heather!

    Faith said:
    November 6, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    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!

      Janette responded:
      November 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks Faith, do send/post a photo I’d love to see how the Caity Cat turned out!!

    Sara said:
    November 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I really love these! I bet Isabel would want to give this a try. Wishing you a happy week too!

      Janette responded:
      November 6, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      Glad you like them Sara!!!!

    KatiesCameraBlog said:
    November 7, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Ah, I want some kids to make these for. :) So wonderfully fun! :) Great images and a fun post. You’re terrific!

    Secret Sheep said:
    November 7, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    why make them for kids? I want them myself!!

    surlykitchen said:
    December 13, 2011 at 7:38 am

    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.

      Janette responded:
      December 13, 2011 at 7:42 am

      You’re welcome. What a great idea, I’d love to see a photo of the scarf when you are finished, I hope your grandpa loves it!

    Pam said:
    February 13, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Just made my first little fish – thank you

    Lydia said:
    March 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

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

    angelsinyourgarden said:
    May 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    These are just wonderful, Great tutorial!

    Leelou said:
    May 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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

    dane said:
    May 4, 2012 at 7:03 am

    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

    Patty said:
    August 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    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!

      Janette responded:
      August 27, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      That’s a lovely idea- do send me a pic when you are done (with or without the fishies!!!)
      Jxx

    via Ormea 150 said:
    September 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    So beautiful!!!! I will do it for my kids room!!! ❤

    via Ormea 150 said:
    September 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    so beautiful!!! I will do it for my kidsroom!!! ❤

    FABRY Christiane said:
    January 5, 2013 at 5:04 am

    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

    sara said:
    January 11, 2013 at 3:40 am

    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)

      Janette responded:
      January 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Hi Sara lovely to hear from you. Yes SS means slip stitch. I hope your fishes turn out ok! Janette xx

        sara said:
        January 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

        thank you! I’ll work on it.

    Karen said:
    February 22, 2013 at 7:08 am

    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.

    Karen said:
    February 22, 2013 at 7:11 am

    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.

    Diane Gremaux said:
    February 23, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Can you not just use a continual strand, instead of slip stitching on to the same color?

      Janette responded:
      February 25, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      The slip stitch over makes it stronger… if you don’t want to, you don’t have to!

    sf said:
    April 21, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Hi, are these US or UK crochet stitches? thanks!

      Janette responded:
      April 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      Us stitches – same for all patterns.

        sf said:
        April 21, 2013 at 6:46 pm

        Thank you, you have some great patterns! It’s really wonderful that you’re sharing them!

    Linnea said:
    May 14, 2013 at 5:26 am

    So cute!! Thanks for the pattern!

    conceptualisthic said:
    May 24, 2013 at 4:44 am

    I really like those fishes

    Kreativ-Links, Teil 34 – Abraxandria said:
    June 11, 2013 at 12:41 am

    […] cute Baby Owl Ornaments, farbenfrohe Littel Owls, Stripy Giraffe, toller bunter Bunny, Coasters, Little Fishy Bunting, Crochet Belt, a Stool Cover, Little Monkey Hat, beautiful Owls, Crochet Bowl, Sunburst Granny […]

    Wendy Thibodeau said:
    November 25, 2013 at 6:09 am

    These are really cute. You could use them as dishcloths or washcloths too! ;)

      Wendy Thibodeau said:
      November 25, 2013 at 6:19 am

      If you made them a bit bigger, of course… ;)

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