Free Pattern – Crochet Fish Applique

Hey everyone! As promised earlier this week on Instagram I was going to share this pattern with you. So here it is 🙂

Crochet Fish Applique

10 ply wool (I used Morris and Sons‘ Morris Estate 10 ply for the fish’s body for this tutorial), but acrylic and cotton yarn will work just as well
3.25 mm hook
Yarn needle

After completing rounds 1 and 2, your circle should be 2 cm in diameter.

Difficulty Level:
Beginner/ Easy

Stitches/ Abbreviations: US terminology
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Things to Note:
1. Even though you are going to be using a hook that will make your crocheted piece tighter than what the wool calls for, make sure you keep crocheting tightly anyway so that holes don’t appear in your cute fishies! You can use an even smaller hook than 3.25 mm if you wish.

2. Total number of sc stitches for each round will be shown in brackets at the end of the round’s instructions.

Fish Body:

Make a slip knot and ch 2.

R1: 6 sc into second ch from hook. Pull your yarn tail to keep the hole as small as you can (6 sc).


R2: 2 sc in each sc. Your circle should be 2 cm in diameter to keep it as tight as possible (12 sc).


R3: 1 sl st in the next 3 sc (shown in a different colour to make it clearer). Ch 1 and turn your work (so you are looking at the wrong side). This is preparation for the tail making.


Here is what it looks like from above, before you turn your work:


Fish Tail:

R4: Go through the V-loop of the closest sc and make 1 sc. Repeat in next sc (2 sc). Ch 1, turn.


Here’s what it looks like with the two sc made:


R5: (Looking at right side of your work) 2 sc in each sc (4 sc). Ch 1, turn.


R6: (Looking at wrong side of your work) 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc each in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc (6 sc).


Bind off, weave in ends, and enjoy!

My fishies are pretty happy in their watery habitats:


… They even go to school like you and me!


Look at how cute and attentive they are!


It’s a school of fish (do you get it!?) 😀


That’s it 🙂 As always, if you have any questions or comments, let me know. Have a wonderful weekend!

Please note: this pattern and all images in this post should not be reproduced or copied in any way. If you would like to share it, I ask that you link it back to this post. Thank you for your support and cooperation!

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