Thursday, October 29, 2009

Available from Blog...Irish Crochet Fish Pattern!

Design my Mindy Al-Aaraji © 2007
Adapted with Permission

ch= chain; slst= slip stitch; sc= single crochet; hdc= half double cochet; dc= double crochet; lp= loop; x= repeat

Eye

Ch8, slst to first ch. 17sc in ring. Mark the front lp of the 11th sc.

Body

Work in back lps of stitches. Row 1: sc in next sc (first sc made in ring). *Ch3, sc in next sc* (5x), ch 5, turn. (5 ch3 lps); Row 2-4: sc in first ch lp, *ch3, sc in next ch lp* (4x), ch 5, turn. (5 ch lps); Row 5: sc in first ch lp, *ch3, 1 sc in next ch lp* (3x), ch2, 1 dc in last ch3 lp, ch3, turn. (4 ch3 lps + 1 lp); Row 6: *sc in ch3 lp, ch 3* (2x), ch2, 1 dc in last ch3 lp, ch3, turn. (3 ch3 lps + 1 lp); Row 7: sc in ch3 lp, ch3, sc in next ch lp, ch 2, 1 dc in last ch3 lp, ch3, turn. ( 2 ch3 lps, + 1 lp); Row 8: sc in ch3 lp, ch 2, 1 dc in last ch3 lp, ch 5 turn; Row 9: sc in last ch2 lp. Fasten off.

Turn work so that back is facing and the eye is located to the right. Attach thread in first ch3 lp made in Rnd 1: work 18 sc evenly along this side of the fish, 5 sc in the end lp, 18 sc evenly spaced along other side and ending at eye. Work in back lps of sc of eye, 1sc in next 5sc, ch 3, slst in next sc, ch 3, 1sc in next 5 sc; Rnd 2: *sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, slst in 3rd ch from hook (picot)* until 5 picots are made, 1sc in next 3sc, ch 3, 1sc in next 3 sc, ch 5, sc in same sc, 1sc in next 2sc, ch 3, 1sc in next 3sc, *ch3, sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot)*, 1sc in next 3sc* until 5 picots are made, end with slst in the head. Fasten off.

Eye Fin

With front of work facing, attach thread to marked 11th sc of the 17sc made in ring. In first sc work: ch2, 1dc, ch5, slst in 5th ch from hook (picot), 1dc; in next sc work: 1dc, ch 7, slst in 7th ch from hook, 1dc; in next sc work: 1dc, ch 5, slst in 5th ch from hook, 1dc; 1hdc in next sc; in next sc work: 1dc, ch 5, slst in 5th ch from hook, 1dc; in next sc work: 1dc, ch 7, slst in 7th ch from hook, 1dc; in next sc work: 1dc, ch 5, slst in 5th ch from hook, 1dc; ch 2, slst in next sc. Fasten off.

Small Fin

Attach thread to a ch lp. Refer to photo for placement. Slst, ch 2, 1dc, ch5, slst in 5th ch from hook, *1 dc, ch 7, slst in 7th ch from hook* (2x), ch 2, slst in ch lp. Fasten off.

Tail

Row 1: Slst to first ch3 lp, ch1. In ch5 lp work: 5dc, ch2, 5dc, slst to next ch3 lp, ch1, turn; Row 2: slst in first dc, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in next 4dc; in ch2 lp work (1 hdc, 1sc, 1hdc), 1dc in each of next 5dc, turn; Row 3: ch10, slst in 7th ch from hook, dc in first dc, dc in next st, ch7, slst in 7th ch from hook, dc in same st as last dc, *dc in next dc, ch5, slst in 5th ch from hook, dc in same st as last dc* (2x), 1dc in next st, ch3, slst in 3rd ch from hook, dc in same st as last dc, 1hdc in next st, 1slst in next st, 1hdc in next st, dc in next st, ch3, slst in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in same st as last dc, *dc in next st, ch5, slst in 5th ch from hook, 1dc in same st as last dc (2x), (2 ch 5 picots), *dc in next st, ch 7, slst in 7th ch from hook, dc in same st as last dc* (2x) ending with a ch3 instead of dc, slst in same st. Fasten off. Hide ends.

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