A little fish

My Greek girlfriend rarely swims in the sea, she likes to enter and talk about all sorts of things. This is what a successful day at the beach looks like for her. I, on the other hand, like swimming and moving in the water, unthinkable for me to just stand inside and do nothing.

Some time ago we were at the sea, she was standing in the water and I swam around her: a little bit forward, then backwards, just enough to talk to her. But after a short time my friend screamed, something had tweaked her.

Since the water was relatively clear, we could soon discover the culprits. They were small fish of about 10 cm in length and bright color. I’ve seen these fish many times, but they have never tweaked me, because I’m constantly moving in the water.

My girlfriend was tweaked several times. Secretly I was glad that I was constantly on the move, no one would have made me stand there now. After some research on the internet I found out that tweaking fish are not so unusual, several tourists reported it on the internet. It is said that they nibble on one leg in search of food and to test if they can eat it. Huuhhh …

I still think fish are cute  and I decided to bring a crush in my living room – of course, only with wool.

I had a lot of fun with the design. The fish is basically easy to crochet, but what increases the difficulty, are the different crochet stitches for the fins. For the fins I used half double crochet, double crochet and triple crochet stitches. The fish is crocheted quickly and ideal for your wool remains.

If you crochet several fish, you can make a fishing game. The fish is also a great toy for your cat. If you have any other ideas for using the fish, send me a picture, I’m happy to see what you have in mind!



Have fun with the crochet pattern:
(Just click on “Fish” and save the PDF pattern to your computer)


30 thoughts on “A little fish”

    1. Thanks I am making for church and hospitals I know that the children and some adults will love them again thanks

      1. Hello Mary, I wish you much fun crocheting. The fish is a symbol of Jesus Christ, and is used by many Christians. So I think they will love the little fish. Best regards, Karin

  1. I love this pattern but as a knitter more than a crocheter (although I’m catching on!) I am English living in Canada and would like to co firm whether this pattern is UK or US crochet????
    Yes there is a difference annoyingly

  2. Love this pattern, thank you so much! Just a quick question: on the side fin, what does Stb means? (Treble maybe?)

    1. Hello, this is correct. It means double crochet in US crochet and Treble in UK crochet charts. I hope this is helpful!

  3. Hello,
    I really like your pattern and was wondering if I could post my finished product on my instagram?

    Thank you for your time 🙂

  4. You asked if anyone thought of something to use these sweet little fishies for? There is a VERY popular children’s book childrens book in the US, or at least it was popular 25 years ago when my oldest daughter was a child,lol. Called Rainbow Fish. As soon as I saw your pretty little fish the book popped into my head and since my youngest is expecting I thought I’d make one as a mobile for over her changing table. TFS it came at the perfect time (;

    1. Hello Joann,
      thank you for the hint! I forgot all about it. I also love this book and its story: It is about a rainbow fish, he is the most beautiful of all fish. However, he is also vain and does not want to give away any of his wealth. This makes him very lonely. The author tries to convey the simple and universally understandable message “Sharing is joy”. Only by sharing with other fish he discovered his true happiness. A wonderful and educational story!
      Have a nice time crocheting the fish for your grandchild.

  5. Hi there!
    I have been crocheting these little fish and putting catnip inside for my kitties, and thinking of selling them at some local markets. Are you okay with people selling fish made from your pattern? With referral to your website for the pattern of course!

    1. Hi,
      what a nice idea! You can sell the fish, only please mention the blog for the pattern. I wish you success and lots of sales!

  6. Cute pattern, currently working one up (and I’ll probably make more!). One suggestion, though…in Row 3 of the Side Fins, it would be very helpful to change the abbreviation “stb” to “dc,” as the rest of the pattern uses the English abbreviations, and you did not gloss that one in the introductory information (I had to google what “stb” meant). Other than that, it is a very well-written pattern, and the fish I’m making is turning out very cute!

    1. Dear Erin,
      thank you for the hint. I will change my pattern soon. I’m happy that you like my pattern. Have a lot of fun making a lot of fishes!!! Best regards

  7. I love your pattern thank you for sharing it with everyone I am planning on making several of them to use as leave behind for random acts of crochet kindness

  8. I’ll be making these with a larger book and selling them at local markets, when I put them online, I’ll link here.

    My shop is generally pirate themed, but I keep a treasure chest full of sea creatures.

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