I saw this pattern for a sea otter on Ravelry recently, and I just HAD to make it. He’s so adorable! I honestly think he is the cutest thing I have ever crocheted 🙂 I used some Moda Vera Jazz yarn I had bought on a whim a while ago from Spotlight, and although it was a royal pain to work with, I think it turned out perfectly! What do you think?
Although the pattern called for him to be holding a starfish, I felt that a fish would be more fitting. I searched Ravelry and the Crochet Pattern Directory looking for a tiny fish pattern to crochet – but I couldn’t find any that matched what I wanted. So, I made my own!
- A little bit of blue yarn, either worsted weight or dk. I used Spotlight’s Premium Marvel Plain, 8ply.
- A little bit of black yarn, for the eye.
- A 4mm crochet hook
- A needle
Sc 4 into a magic ring. Alternatively, you could ch 2 and sc 4 into the 2nd chain from the hook. I like the magic ring because it looks neater and leaves less of a gaping hole at the end.
Round 1: *2inc, sc* twice (6)
Round 2: *2inc, sc 2* twice (8)
Round 3: *2inc, sc 3* twice (10)
Round 4: *2inc, sc 4* twice (12)
Round 5: *2inc, sc 5* twice (14)
Round 6: *2inc, sc 6* twice (16)
Rounds 7 – 11: Sc around (16) Stuff the fish.
Round 12: *dec, sc 6* twice (14)
Round 13: *dec, sc 5* twice (12)
Round 14: Dec around, finish stuffing and fasten off. (6) This is the body of your fish.
For the tail:
Sc 10 in a magic ring.
Round 1: 2inc around (20)
Round 2: Sc around, fasten off. (20)
Fold the tail in half so you have a semi circle, and sew onto the end of the fish. Sew a black cross onto the fish’s head with your black yarn and needle. Ta-ha! Insta-fish! Would make a great cat toy if you popped some crinkly material or cat nip inside! If you have any questions or problems with the pattern, email me at kirsty [at] whimsicalkitty [dot] com and I will get back to you as soon as I can!