Let me start by saying my grandbaby loves fish for some reason… maybe the bright colors?
Yesterday I felt like making something but didn’t feel like embarking on a big, involved project. When I was trying to think of what to make I remembered the cute little knitting machine/loom Chris bought me for Christmas.
My original idea was to make a “tube” doll, the kind where you knit a tube of varying coloured stripes and sew lines through the stuffed tube to form the arms and legs.
Somehow I ended up making a fish lol. I guess the doll will be next!!!
As with the doll, I started by “knitting” a striped tube in the colours I wanted my fish to be.
I crocheted lips on the gathered end of the fish. I did 2 rows of slip stitch, single crochet, 3 double crochet (in the same space), single crochet, slip stitch, and this formed the fish lips.
Next I added fins. I single crocheted across 9 stitches on each side (10 for the top fin), and then worked single crochet rows with a decrease stitch at the beginning and end of one side to taper the fins until I got down to 3 stitches. I would the ends in and my fish had fins!
Next I stuffed the fish and crocheted closed the tail end. I ran a gathering stitch where I wanted the tail to start , and to hold the stuffing in.
I crocheted 2 little circles for eyes by chaining 2 and then working 7 single crochet in the second single crochet and then sewed a white line in the middle of the black circles.
I decided the fish needed something else, so I ran rows of single crochet around the fish where the colours of the stripes met.
And my Fish Soft Toy was done and ready to add to the fish collection for my grandbaby!!!