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Crochet Clownfish Pattern For Desk Decor

Engage yourself in the vibrant world of marine life with our Crochet Clownfish Pattern. Bold stripes and vivid orange hues bring this adorable creation to life, making it an ideal project for those looking to add a touch of whimsy to their home or classroom.

Crochet Clownfish Pattern

Its unique design is not only perfect for educational toys that spark curiosity about marine biology but also serves as charming aquatic decor. Beginners and seasoned crocheters alike will find joy in crafting this colorful companion, ensuring a splash of color and fun in any setting.

What you need

  • Cotton thread in the following colors: Orange, White, Blue;
  • Hook nr. 7- USA (UK 2.5);
  • 4mm black amigurumi eyes;
  • Stuffing:
  • White glue;
  • Blue Nail Polish
  • 3,5 cm wooden half-sphere
  • Wooden skewer:
  • Beads and corals at your choice;

Step By Step Pattern

BODY

  • Round 1 – with Orange make an adjustable ring and work 6 sc into the ring, (OR ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook), do not join, place a marker to mark the first stitch of the next round (6 sts);
  • Round 2-[2 sc in each st] 6 times (12 sts);
  • Round 3-[sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (18 sts);
  • Rounds 4-5-sc in each st around (18 sts);
  • Round 6 – [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times, 2 sc, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] 2 times, (22 sts);
  • Round 7-sc in each st around (22 sts); Change colour in the last sc and go on with White.
  • Round 8-sc in each st around (22 sts);
  • Round 9-[sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times, 2 sc, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] 2 times, (26 sts);
  • Round 10-sc in each st around (26 sts); Change colour in the last sc and go on with Orange.
  • Rounds 11-13 – sc in each st around (26 sts); Change colour in the last sc and go on with White.
  • Rounds 14-15-sc in each st around (26 sts);
  • Round 16- [sc in next 4 sts, 1 dec] 2 times, 2 sc, [1 dec, sc in next 4 sts] 2 times, (22 sts);

Start stuffing firmly the head with tiny pieces of fiberfill.

Change color in the last sc and go on with Orange.

  • Rounds 17-18-sc in each st around (22 sts);
  • Round 19-[1 dec, sc in next 4 sts,] 3 times, 1 dec, 2sc (18 sts); Change colour in the last sc and go on with White.
  • Round 20-sc in each st around (18 sts);
  • Round 21 – [1 dec, sc in next 4 sts,] 3 times, (15 sts);
  • Round 22-sc in each st around (15 sts); Change colour in the last sc and go on with Orange.
  • Round 23 – sc in each st around (15 sts);
  • Round 24 – [sc in next 3 sts, 1 dec] 3times, (12 sts);
  • Rounds 25-27-sc in each st around (12 sts); Stuff firmly, make 1 sl and finish off. Don’t close the opening because we must insert the tail first.

TAIL

  • Round 1 – with Orange chain 8. Make 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch, 5 sc in the last ch, working on the other side of the chain, sc in the next 5 sts, chain 1 turn, (16 sts);
  • Round 2-sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in the next st, working on the other side, sc in the next 7 st, chain 1 turn, (17 sts);
  • Round 3-sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in the next st, working on the other side, sc in the next 8 st, chain 1 turn, (18 sts);
  • Round 4-sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in the next st, working on the other side, sc in the next 8 st, chain 1 turn, (19 sts);
  • Round 5-sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in the next st, working on the other side, sc in the next 8 st, (19 sts);

Finish off and hide the thread between the stitches. Insert the tail in between the opening of the body and sew it closed.

SIDE FINS

  • Round 1- with Orange chain 8. Make 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch, 5 sc in the last ch, working on the
    other side of the chain, sc in the next 5 sts, chain 1 turn, (16 sts);
  • Round 2-sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in the next st, working on the other side, sc in the next 7 st, chain 1 turn, (17 sts);

Finish off by leaving a long end for sewing the fins to the body in a position that seems like to you. Insert the eyes with a dot of white glue between rounds 5 and 6 of the body.

BASE

  • Instructions are given to make a base of 3,5 cm diameter. If your base is bigger or shorter, you must adjust the number of stitches.

UPPER PART

  • Round 1 – With blue make an adjustable ring and work 6 sc into the ring, (OR ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook), do not join, place a marker to mark the first stitch of the next round (6 sts);
  • Round 2-[2 sc in each st] 6 times (12 sts);
  • Round 3-[sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (18 sts);
  • Round 4-[sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (24 sts);
  • Round 5 [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (30 sts);
  • Round 6- [sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (36 sts);
  • Rounds 7-12 – sc in each st around (36 sts);

Finish off with 3 sl. Thread a needle with invisible thread (Nylon) and sew all around little beads, corals, and shells in a position that seems pleasant to you.

LOWER PART

  • Round 1 – With blue make an adjustable ring and work 6 sc into the ring, (OR ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook), do not join, place a marker to mark the first stitch of the next round (6 sts);
  • Round 2-[2 sc in each st] 6 times (12 sts);
  • Round 3-[sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (18 sts);
  • Round 4-[sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (24 sts);
  • Round 5-[sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (30 sts);
  • Round 6-[sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (36 sts); Finish off with 3 sl. Leave a long tail to sew the upper part to the lower one.

FINISHING

  • With the help of pointed scissors or a nail, make a hole in the center top of your wooden half-sphere, the size of the skewer.
  • Cut the skewer 4 cm long and glue it into the hole.
  • Once dry, with blue nail polish (or any other acrylic colour) paint the skewer.
  • Insert the upper part of the crochet half-sphere (in- between round 1) on the skewer and sew it closed with the crochet lower part.
  • Insert the pointed skewer into the fish and you’re done!

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