The Japanese idea of crocheting and stuffing small figures is finding more and more followers in other parts of the world, as well. No wonder, because Amigurumis are so versatile that there are really a few great objects for every taste. If you are an aquarist or if you are fascinated by different sea creatures in general, you could crochet an Amigurumi fish for example. You can then use the small crocheted fish as a fancy keychain. Or you could attach it to the zipper of your handbag. You can hang it on a transparent nylon thread in a glass and create a stress-free aquarium. And of course the Amigurumi fish is also suitable for playing.
Crocheting Amigurumi fish and sea animals
On our portal we have collected a lot of different fish and other sea creatures for you, so that you can create your own small (under)water world at home. You will find a colourful selection of tutorials for crocheting Amigurumi fish and sea creatures. You can choose a fish in a jar, for example. Or you can crochet a turtle. There are tutorials for crocheting seahorses and manuals that explain how to make an Amigurumi dolphin. If you scroll through our overview, you will be so excited that you will certainly not be crocheting just one Amigurumi fish.
Amigurumi fish tutorial for beginners and advanced
If you are not yet very experienced in crocheting, you are in the right spot with an Amigurumi fish pattern. Even total beginners will find fish among our tutorials, which are not only easy to make, but also look cute. If you use a crochet hook for the first time, you should quickly learn the basics. You will find help for this in our free crochet lexicon. However, greater difficulties, such as unusual patterns, do not usually await you with crocheting Amigurumi fish. If you already belong to the crochet specialists, you can additionally equip your self-crocheted sea creature with different accessories. Among our crochet manuals for Amigurumi fish there are simple tutorials for the layman and challenging ones for the professional, so that crocheting is fun for everyone.
Amigurumi fish instructions in English
Has it ever happened to you that you have seen a beautiful Amigurumi crochet figure and then you were disappointed to find out that the instructions are not available in English? This is of course very annoying because the technical terms cannot always be translated without problems. And especially for the layman the correct procedure is not always obvious. With Crazypatterns, however, you will have no problems with it. Because we offer English patterns for crocheting Amigurumi fish. So you can start working immediately after the download without the need for a dictionary and let your creativity run free.
How to crochet a fish?
Usually people say: "Every beginning is difficult". But with crocheting Amigurumis this is not so. First of all, check our Amigurumi aquatic animal range to see which figure you like best. Already in the overview you can read whether your favourite crochet patterns are subject to a fee or whether you can download them for free. After paying, you download your Amigurumi fish crochet pattern to your computer so that you can view it at any time, even when you are offline. If you don't want that, you can also download it again and again without additional costs.
The next step is to read up on which crocheting techniques you should master and which materials are recommended. The size of the crochet hook and the suitable yarn play the biggest role. And at the very end of your preparations you have to decide on a colour. Remember, in our Amigurumi fish and seafood crochet tutorials you will always get suggestions for materials and tools. Whether you stick to them or prefer to be creative yourself is of course up to you.
Which materials are needed for crocheted fish?
Beside the most important utensils, the crochet hooks and the yarn, you need a few more materials and tools for crocheting Amigurumi fish. What exactly that is can vary slightly from manual to manual. And if you change your tutorials a little bit yourself, the material you need will also change. However, some basics are essential for every Amigurumi fish and seafood crochet pattern. These include:
Crochet hooks in different sizes
Crochet yarns in the colours you choose
A darning or wool needle for sewing the thread ends
A pair of scissors to cut the yarn
Filling material (cotton or wool) to get the Amigurumi in shape
Other materials, such as safety eyes, wire, buttons, etc.
Other aids, such as hot glue, round markers, pins, etc.
Crocheting a fish in a glass
Fish in an aquarium are pretty to look at and have a calming effect. However, such an aquarium can be a lot of work. If you want to enjoy the advantages of this hobby, but avoid the disadvantages, you simply crochet a fish in a glass. To make the Amigurumi fish for your aquarium as small as possible, you should use a thin crochet thread and a crochet hook in a small size. As far as the colour is concerned, you can let your imagination run wild. The more colourful your little fish becomes, the more cheerful your aquarium will look. The Amigurumi fish in a glass jar is not only suitable as a decorative item for your own home, but also makes a great gift. An empty preserving jar, some sand and a few stones are quickly obtained and you can crochet the aquatic plant just like the fish from yarn leftovers.
Crocheting a fish pattern
To crochet a nice fish pattern where you can see the fish on the right side as well as on the left side of your crochet work, you need at least two colours. In one colour you crochet the background, in the other colour you crochet the fishes. Since the two colours often alternate several times in a row, you always have to use both threads. The thread you are currently crocheting with is the crochet thread, the other thread is carried along and is “resting”. In order for you not to pull the resting thread over the back of the fish pattern, you crochet around it with the single (US: double) crochet stitches. This way can hardly see it anymore and you have avoided ugly loops with your self-crocheted fish pattern.
Crochet fish scales
Crocheted fish scales keep you nice and warm. They are therefore ideal for a children's scarf. Because they are also very decorative, you can also use them as a pattern for crocheting cushions or for a chic, extravagant handbag. Just like real scales, the crocheted fish scales lie on top of each other. Therefore, you need more yarn for a crochet project in scale or crocodile stitch than you would normally use for a design in single (US: double) or double (US: treble) crochet stitches. You should also choose a thin or medium size wool so that your fish scales don't become too bulky. By the way, the scales look even better in different colours.
Crocheting a dolphin
Because dolphins have a streamlined figure, crocheting the marine mammals is not difficult. So even as a beginner you can dare to try this crochet project without hesitation. To crochet dolphins you don't need a lot of yarn, so you might even be able to use some leftovers. If you glue on the eyes, the Amigurumi dolphin is not suitable as a toy for children. If you want to make a cuddly toy for a toddler, use safety eyes. However, it is even better and safer if you embroider the eyes, like the mouth, with black thread. In order for your lovingly crocheted dolphin to be washable, you should also choose cotton yarn.
Crochet squid and octopus
The self-crocheted octopuses or squids look especially cute. With a big head and the many arms they invite you to cuddle. To crochet a squid and octopus, no extraordinary skills are necessary. The small suction cups on the arms can be bought ready-made and glued or crocheted as well, depending on what you want to use your Amigurumi octopus for. If the octopus is intended as a funny fridge figure or for the car window, you can of course use the real suction cups. For an Amigurumi octopus cuddly toy you should crochet the suction cups with yarn.
Turtles are also suitable for beginners. Usually the upper and lower part of the shell are made separately, as well as the legs and the stubby tail. The nice thing about this crochet project is that you can easily vary the size of the Amigurumi turtle. To crochet a larger figure, you increase the number of rounds on the shell. And vice versa you crochet fewer rounds if you want to create a smaller sea creature. Of course, you have to increase the number of stitches at the same time for each round. If you simply crochet the same number of stitches, your turtle shell will not get bigger, but higher.
Even though seahorses have nothing in common with horses, they are especially popular with little girls. These cute little animals look almost a little like small sea dragons whose trunk noses sniff around cheekily. If you would like to make the Amigurumi seahorses as key rings or let them become a cuddly toy, there is nothing special to consider. However, if you want to use the self-crocheted seahorses as decorative objects, this might prove to be difficult. Since the small figures are rounded at the bottom and have no standing area, they usually tip over. To avoid this, you can glue a big button on the bottom which serves as a stand. Or you can make a small bag out of a piece of nylon pantyhose and fill it with sand. You put the sand bag as filling material in the lower part of the crocheted Amigurumi seahorse, so that it becomes heavy there. The rest of the figure is stuffed with light cotton wool.
Crochet techniques for your crocheted fish
It is helpful if you already know the basics for your Amigurumi crochet fish, so that you don't have to teach yourself the necessary crocheting techniques as a beginner. Then you will progress faster. After downloading the patterns and selecting the material and tools, you can start right away and enjoy the finished Amigurumi sea creature more. You should be familiar with the following crocheting techniques:
The thread ring (= Magic Circle)
Single (US: double) crochet stitches
Increasing number of stitches
Decreasing number of stitches
And you should also be able to sew the thread end and sew on individual parts.
Tips for crocheting Amigurumi fish
If, despite our detailed instructions, a problem has arisen to which you cannot find a solution, the Crazypatterns team will not leave you alone. First of all, you can search for an answer on our help page. There we have collected and answered many frequently asked questions. And secondly, you can address your problem in our forum to a large community of enthusiastic and experienced crocheters. If you would like to get to know more generally useful tips and tricks to crochet Amigurumi fish, you should not miss the always new videos on our YouTube channel. And if you want to contribute with your own creative idea, we are already looking forward to your post on our Facebook page.
Sell patterns for crocheting fish
If you like the great Amigurumis and have even thought up a small Amigurumi sea creature yourself, you might as well earn money with it on our portal. You only have to summarize your individual work steps in a well readable and easy to understand text. Then you add a few more meaningful pictures to your crochet patterns for the Amigurumi fish and you can upload the finished manual on our site. How the upload works and if you also have to pay attention to anything else when uploading your Amigurumi crochet patterns for fish, you can read in our guide to selling patterns.
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