Crochet Fish Amigurumi: Clownfish

Find here an easy pattern for a crochet clownfish.


My son has started to show interest in the movie Nemo so I have decided to make him a little crochet clownfish! It is a perfect crochet fish toy for little hands!

I also made a smaller version, perfect if you want to make a Marlin and Nemo (father and son clownfish). It is also great if you want to use it to make a crochet fish in a jar.

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Crochet Clownfish – Amigurumi

Size:

4” / 11 cm long (without tail) when made with the indicated yarn.

Material:

• 3 different yarns calling for 5,5 mm hook in orange, white and black
• Size 3.5 mm crochet hook
• 2 black safety eyes (9 mm)
• Poly-Fil Fiberfill stuffing
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

• chain (ch)
• magic ring (mr)
• single crochet (sc)
• increase (inc)
• invisible decrease (dec)
• slip stitch (sl st)
• half double crochet (hdc)
• double crochet (dc)

What did I use?

Light worsted yarn in orange, white and black.
I used « I love this cotton ! » from Hobby Lobby in Black (color 2), White (color 6) and Glowing (color 102).


How to crochet a clownfish?


Let’s crochet This Clownfish Amigurumi!


The head and the body:

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Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With the orange yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: inc 6 times. (12)
  • Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] x6. (18)
  • Round 4: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] x6. (24)
  • Round 5: [sc in next 3 st, inc in next st] x6. (30)
  • Rounds 6 to 7: sc in all st. (30)
  • Round 8: [sc in next 4 st, inc in next st] x6. (36)

Place safety eyes between rows 4 and 5, spaced by 5 st.

Change for the white yarn:

  • Rounds 9 to 12: sc in all st. (36)

Change for the orange yarn:

  • Round 13: sc in all st. (36)
  • Round 14: [sc in next 4 st, dec in next st] x6. (30)
  • Rounds 15 to 16: sc in all st. (30)

Change for the white yarn:

  • Round 17: sc in all st. (30)
  • Round 18: [sc in next 3 st, dec in next st] x6. (24)
  • Round 19: sc in all st. (24)

Change for the orange yarn:

  • Round 20: sc in all st. (24)
  • Round 21: [sc in next 2 st, dec in next st] x6. (18)
  • Round 22: sc in all st. (18)

Change for the white yarn:

  • Rounds 23 to 24: sc in all st. (18)
  • Round 25: [sc in next st, dec in next st] x6. (12)
  • Round 26: dec all st. (6)

Close the body and leave a long tail to attach the caudal fin.

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Caudal and pelvic fins :

 

Make 3 identical fins as follow:

Starting with the black yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

  • Row 1: ch 7. (7)
  • Row 2:  1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in the 5 next st.  (6)

Change for the orange yarn: 

  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc in the 6 st. (6)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc in the first 2 st, 1 dec, 1 sc in the last 2 st. (5)
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc in the 5 st. (5)
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc in the 5 st. (5)
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 1. 1 dec, 1 sc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)

Attach one fin to the back of the body (it will be the caudal fin). Attach the two other fins each side of the body between Rounds 12 and 13.

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Dorsal fin :

Make 1 dorsal fin as follow:

Starting with the orange yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

  • Row 1: ch 10. (10)
  • Row 2:  1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in the 8 next st.  (9)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 hdc in the next 2 st, 1 sc. (9)

Change for the black yarn: 

  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc, 1 hdc in the next 2 st, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. (9)
  • Row 5: 1 sc in the next 2 st (on rows 2 and 3 – you will have a total of 11 black st.)

Attach the dorsal fin at the top center of the body. I placed the front of the fin between rows 12 and 13.

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Congratulations, your fish is ready! If you made it, please be sure to tag @natalinacraft on social media with the hashtag #natalinacraft, I would love to see your work!

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All rights reserved. The pattern and photographs contained in this document are the property of Natalina Craft. This pattern is available for personal use only. No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is allowed. You may sell finished items in limited amounts. If you sell your finished products online, I would be grateful if you can add a statement saying « Pattern by Natalina Craft » and link back to my post.





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Crochet Fish Amigurumi: Clownfish

A step-by-step crochet pattern to make an adorable clownfish!

Materials

  • 3 different yarns calling for 5,5 mm hook in orange, white and black
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 2 black safety eyes (9 mm)
  • Poly-Fil Fiberfill stuffing
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Tools

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

Instructions

Head and body

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With the orange yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)

Round 2: inc 6 times. (12)

Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] x6. (18)

Round 4: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] x6. (24)

Round 5: [sc in next 3 st, inc in next st] x6. (30)

Rounds 6 to 7: sc in all st. (30)

Round 8: [sc in next 4 st, inc in next st] x6. (36)

Place safety eyes between rows 4 and 5, spaced by 5 st.

Change for the white yarn:

Rounds 9 to 12: sc in all st. (36)

Change for the orange yarn:

Round 13: sc in all st. (36)

Round 14: [sc in next 4 st, dec in next st] x6. (30)

Rounds 15 to 16: sc in all st. (30)

Change for the white yarn:

Round 17: sc in all st. (30)

Round 18: [sc in next 3 st, dec in next st] x6. (24)

Round 19: sc in all st. (24)

Change for the orange yarn:

Round 20: sc in all st. (24)

Round 21: [sc in next 2 st, dec in next st] x6. (18)

Round 22: sc in all st. (18)

Change for the white yarn:

Rounds 23 to 24: sc in all st. (18)

Round 25: [sc in next st, dec in next st] x6. (12)

Round 26: dec all st. (6)

Close the body and leave a long tail to attach the caudal fin.

Caudal and pelvic fins :

Make 3 identical fins as follow:

Starting with the black yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

Row 1: ch 7. (7)

Row 2:  1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in the 5 next st.  (6)

Change for the orange yarn: 

Row 3: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc in the 6 st. (6)

Row 4: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc in the first 2 st, 1 dec, 1 sc in the last 2 st. (5)

Row 5: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc in the 5 st. (5)

Row 6: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc in the 5 st. (5)

Row 7: Turn, ch 1. 1 dec, 1 sc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)

Attach one fin to the back of the body (it will be the caudal fin). Attach the two other fins each side of the body between Rounds 12 and 13.

Dorsal fin :

Make 1 dorsal fin as follow:

Starting with the orange yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

Row 1: ch 10. (10)

Row 2:  1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in the 8 next st.  (9)

Row 3: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 hdc in the next 2 st, 1 sc. (9)

Change for the black yarn: 

Row 4: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc, 1 hdc in the next 2 st, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. (9)

Row 5: 1 sc in the next 2 st (on rows 2 and 3 - you will have a total of 11 black st.)

Attach the dorsal fin at the top center of the body. I placed the front of the fin between rows 12 and 13.

Congratulations, your fish is ready! If you made it, please be sure to tag @natalinacraft on social media with the hashtag #natalinacraft, I would love to see your work!

All rights reserved.

The pattern and photographs contained in this document are the property of Natalina Craft. This pattern is available for personal use only. No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is allowed.

You may sell finished items in limited amounts. If you sell your finished products online, I would be grateful if you can add a statement saying « Pattern by Natalina Craft » and link back to my post.


 

 


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20 thoughts on “Crochet Fish Amigurumi: Clownfish”

      1. Hi, you don’t need a 5.5 mm hook, only a 3.5 mm hook. I was just talking about the weight of the yarn for the 5.5 mm hook.

  1. Nancy Guillozet

    Making these for our church to take to Guatemala for the little kids and small bears. Thanks for having patterns free. God bless

  2. María Fernanda

    Hola, necesito ayuda… No entiendo algunos términos, y en la vuelta número 3, me da 17 puntos ☹️

    1. Hi Maria, you should have 12 st in your ound 2 (Round 2: inc 6 times. (12)). Then you need to make 1 sc in the next st, and 1 inc in the following st and repeat this pattern 5 more times. You should have a total of 18 st at the end.

  3. Hola soy adriana mendez, chilena, y me encanto este patrón, recién estoy tejiendo y me encanta
    MUCHAS GRACIAS

  4. Hermoso trabajo y fácil. Es la primera vez que hago animales amigurumis. estoy tratando de hacer una pecera. Gracias por compartir tu trabajo,Saludos

  5. I have just made a knitted jumper for my 7month old lovely Greatgrandson, he is SO fond of Nemo I knitted in a kangaroo pocket across his tummy for Nemo to tuck in! Now I have to crochet a baby Nemo to live in this pocket. Do you also have the pattern for the smaller one you designed please?

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