Hence, Goldfishy was born. She was imagined and crocheted in only 2 days! And, lucky for me, I didn't have to frog her even once. Hurray!
It's always great, when I can imagine something and crochet it sans frogging. Who's with me?
I started there. And, as I went along, I decided some stripes would do very nicely, so I did them.
The main challenge that was on my mind, was trying to figure out how I could create an open mouth. I needn't have worried myself as it was less complicated than I imagined.
Funny how we can over complicate things in our heads, isn't it?
Then, all I had left to create was the eyes and sew the pectoral and dorsal fins to the body!
You'll notice, I designed both to match the body's stripes. Which happens to make sewing your fins into place evenly, so much easier. Win, win!
I paired it with a 1.05mm hook. Together they made a 4" (10cm) long, 3" (7.5cm) wide and 2.5" (6.5cm) tall fish, including all the fins!
Overall, I am quite pleased with how she turned out, and her cuteness, makes me want to design a baby mobile with other sea creatures. Wouldn't that be fun? :D
You don't have to use thread to crochet yours. If you want to use sport or worsted yarn weights, your Goldfishy will end up being twice as long, wide and tall as mine, and super cuddly too!
Firstly, as ONE of SIX amazing, "Seashore" themed Get Stuffed patterns in the April 2017 issue!!!
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This amigurumi crochet pattern includes written instructions, a photo tutorials, and some handy chart diagrams to help with the pectoral and dorsal fins!
*NOTE: The photo tutorial is included in the magazine issue, but the chart diagrams are ONLY available in my PDF version of the pattern.
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