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Go Fish March 31, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 3:55 pm

I’m sure i’m not the only one with not only way to much yarn, but lots of what i like to call ‘crap’ yarn.  And in my efforts to get rid of it (yes, lots of them have gone to the cats!!) and my recent discovery of the big hook, i crocheted some fish.

(for pdf click here: Go Fish

It takes FOREVER to use up yarn one boring strand at a time, so i tripled up on it!!

007-8.jpg This is the first fish, also shown in the previous post.  I felt like he needed a friend, so i made these:

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All of them are made with crappy, scratchy, yucky red heart. (but the new ‘soft’ red heart totally rocks!!)

Tasha had fun taking pics of the fish~ i had a fever all day yesterday so she was being my helper!

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If you feel like making the green one, here is the pattern:

Big Green Fish

Materials:

big size P hook (the grey plastic one at wal mart)

size J or K hook

any leftover ‘crap’ yarn~ at least 2 colors (i used a combination of ww, chunky, sport, just whatever yarn you want to use)

Pattern:

Holding 3 or 4 strands of yarn together (whatever fits)

5 sc in a ring

rd1: 2sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd2: 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (15 sc)

rd3 & 4: sc in each sc around (15 sc)

rd5: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (20 sc)

rd6: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc around (25 sc)

rd7 & 8: sc in each sc around (25 sc)

rd9: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc around (30 sc)

rd10-19: sc in each sc around (30 sc)

(stuff fish now)

 chain 1, sc across the fish through both sides

*now chain 23, dtr in 4th chain from hook

going down the length of the chain, do a variety of dtrs, trs, dcs, all the way down to the last possible spot to crochet in,

slip stitch in 4th or 5th sc over*, chain 23 again and repeat from * to * till the end of the fish.

Slip stitch, fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Eyes (make two)

using a size J or K hook and 2 strands held together

5 sc in a ring, sl st to join

rd1: chain 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st to join (10 sc)

rd2: (switch colors) chain 1, 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc around, sl st to join (15 sc)

Fasten off, weave in ends, sew to sides of the head.

Wanna make the blue/purple fish?

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Materials

Same as above

Pattern:

Starting at tail end:

Chain 13

rd1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and across till last chain.  3 sc in last chain, working on other side of chain, sc across, 2 sc in last ch. (27 sc)

rd2 & 3: sc in each sc around (27 sc)

rd4: (sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc) 3 times (24 sc)

rd5: (sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc) 3 times (21 sc)

rd6: sc2tog, sc in next sc around (13? sc)

rd7-10: sc in each sc around (13 sc)

rd11: 2sc in each sc around (26 sc)

rd12-18: sc in each sc around (26 sc)

rd19: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc around, sc in last sc (21 sc)

rd20: sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc around (18 sc)

rd21 & 22: sc in each sc around (18 sc)

rd23: sc2tog, sc in next sc around (12 sc)

rd24: sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd25: sc2tog around (6 sc)

fasten off, leave a long end, weave it around/through the mouth and braid or whatever~ makes it look like it’s on a line. 

Eyes~ same as above

Please note: for the blue/purple fish the stitch count is not exact~ and it doesn’t have to be!!

You know who else likes the fish?  The cats!!!

047-4.jpg The kitten is Balto (Steve Holt!) and the claws belong to Cry Baby.

And now for some more adorable cat/kitten pics!!

001-17.jpg From the right, Sweet Potato, Sandy and Cry Baby

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043-4.jpg Awwwww!!!

Later!

Nathalie

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9 Responses to “Go Fish”

  1. Josefin Says:

    It sure is a BIG fish! Didnt think it was that big when I saw the first pic. 🙂

  2. Arsouille Says:

    It’s very nice for our cat ! ! sorry, our dog hihihi
    thank you very much

    jo

  3. […] Great use of yuck yarn!! May 1, 2008 Filed under: amigurumi, crochet, free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 4:31 pm Louise made my big fish pattern!!!!  (https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2008/03/31/go-fish/) […]

  4. Ruste Says:

    Hi,
    Love the fishies!!! :~)
    Will have to make some for our kitties (Hypie, Statie, and Shadow) and for our little (2yr) grd-daughter for her to play with the kitties (with)!!
    And if the dog takes one???… one for her (Stormy)!
    Thanks for sharing your patterns!!!
    TTFN

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