Big Rainbow Fish

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Big Rainbow Fish

designed by Deb Richey
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Single Size
16" long
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The materials for this project cost $25.35

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Single Size
Finished Measurements
16" long

Version

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

B

Simply Soft | White, 9701Edit Color
$4.29

C

Simply Soft | Black, 9727Edit Color
$4.29

A

Simply Soft | Grape, 9610Edit Color
$4.29

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size G6/4.25mm
$1.99

Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg
$7.99

Materials not included in this kit:

Stuffing - polyfill

Row counter (optional)

The materials for this project cost $25.35

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

reverse sc = reverse single crochet

sc = single crochet

tr = treble crochet

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Measurements
16" long

MATERIALS

Fish
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
B White (9701) 1
C Black (9727) 1
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
A Grape (9610) 1
Simply Soft Paints (113 g/4. oz;190 m/208 yds)
MC Oceana (0006) 2

GAUGE

Gauge is not critical for this project, however the tighter your stitches, the less stuffing will show through.

INSTRUCTIONS

Notes:  The body of the fish is worked in rounds.  At the end of each row, move a stitch marker.  The fins are worked in rows.  Stuff the fish as your work progresses.

Round 1:  Ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

Round 2:  2sc around  (12)

Round 3:  (Sc, 2sc) around  (18)

Round 4:  (2sc, sc in 2) around  (24)

Round 5-6:  Sc around

Round 7:  (sc in 5, 2sc) around  (28)

Round 8:  Sc around

Round 9:  (sc in 6, 2sc) around  (32)

Round 10:  Sc around

Round 11:  (Sc in 7, 2sc) around  (36)

Round 12:  Sc around

Round 13:  (sc in 8, 2sc) around  (40)
Round 14:  Sc around

Round 15:  (sc in 9, 2sc) around  (44)

Round 16:  Sc around

Round 17:  (sc in 10, 2sc) around (48)

Round 18-21:  Sc around

Round 22:  (Sc in 5, 2sc) around  (56)

Round 23-24:  Sc around

Round 25:  (sc in 6, 2sc) around  (64)

Round 26-27:  Sc around

Round 28:  (sc in 7, 2sc) around  (72)

Round 29-33:  Sc around

Round 34:  (sc in 8, 2sc) around  (80)

Round 35-50: Sc around

Round 51:  (sc in 8, sc2tog) around  (72)

Round 52:  Sc around

Round 53:  sc in 7, sc2tog) around  (64)

Round 54:  Sc around

Round 55:  (sc in 6, sc2tog) around  (56)

Round 56:  Sc around

Round 57:  (sc in 5, sc2tog) around  (48)

Round 58:  Sc around

Round 59:  (sc in 4, sc2tog) around  (40)

Round 60:  Sc around

Round 61:  (sc in 3, sc2tog) around  (32)

Round 62:  Sc around

Round 63:  (sc in 2, sc2tog) around  (24)

Round 64-68: Sc around

Round 69:  (sc, sc2tog) around  (16)

Round 70:  Sc around

Round 71:  Fold in half, sc through both thicknesses.  Finish off MC  (8)

Row 72:  Working in blo, join A with a sc, sc in same, sc in next 6, 3sc in both loops, working in flo, sc in next 6, 2sc in last. Turn.

Row 73:  ch 1, 2sc, sc in 8, 3sc, sc in 8, 2sc, turn.  (23)

Row 74:  Ch 1, 2sc, sc in 10, 3sc, sc in 10, 2sc. Turn.  (27)

Row 75:  Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc) 2dc in same, dc in 12, 5dc, dc in 12, 3dc.  Turn  (33)

Row 76:  Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc) 2dc in same, dc in 16, 5dc, dc in 16, 3dc. Turn.  (43)

Row 77:  Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc) 2dc in same, dc in 19, 5dc, dc in 19, 3dc. Turn.  (49)

Row 78:  Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc) 2dc in same, (dc in 22, 3dc)2 times.  Turn  (51)

Row 79:  (Skip I, 5dc, skip 1, slip in next) across. Finish off.

Side fins: Make 2:

Row 1:  With A, ch 7, sc in 2nd chain from hook and across. Turn (6)

Row 2-7:  Ch 2, dc in same, dc across, 2dc in last.  (18)

Row 8:  Ch 2, dc across, dc2tog last two stitches.  (17)

Row 9:  (Skip I, 5dc, skip 1, slip in next) across. Finish off.

Top Fin: Make 1:

Row 1: With A, ch 30, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn.  (29)

Row 2:  ch 1, sc in 7, hdc in 15, sc in 7. Turn.

Row 3:  (skip 1, 5dc, skip 1, slip in next) across.  Finish off.

Eyes: Eyes are worked in rounds. At the end of each round, move a stitch marker.  Make 2.

Round 1-6:  With B, repeat rounds 1-6 of body. Finish off.

Center of eyes:  Make 2:

Round 1-3:   With C, repeat rounds 1-3 of body. Finish off. Sew to front of eyes.

Finishing:  Sew top fin to top of body,  Sew eyes to front of body, stuffing as you sew.  Sew fins to side of body.

Fish Lips
Round 1:
 Ch 6, join to form a ring. Ch 1, sc around (6)
Rounds 2-36: Sc around. At the end of round 36, join and finish off. Join the two ends together to form a circle and sew together. Sew to front of fish's head.