Crochet Fish Amigurumi: Baby Clownfish

Find here a free Nemo Crochet Pattern

Find here a free crochet fish pattern! After several demands, I made a free crochet pattern for a baby clownfish! If you have not done the dad clownfish yet, you can find the pattern here:  Crochet Fish. This baby clownfish is so sweet and would make a great keychain for any fan of Nemo! It is also the perfect size if you want to use it to make a fish in a jar!

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• 3 different yarns calling for 5,5 mm hook in orange, white and black
• Size 3.5 mm crochet hook
• 2 black safety eyes (6 mm)
• Poly-Fil Fiberfill stuffing
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle


• 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 small fish?

Let’s start this crochet clownfish!

Head and Body – Nemo Crochet Pattern

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)
  • Rounds 4 to 5: sc in all st. (18)

Change for the white yarn:

  • Rounds 6 to 7: sc in all st. (18)

Place safety eyes between rows 2 and 3, spaced by 2 st.

Change for the orange yarn:

  • Rounds 8 to 9: sc in all st. (18)

Start to stuff the fish.

Change for the white yarn:

  • Round 10: [sc in next st, dec in next st] x6. (12)
  • Round 11: sc in all st. (12)

Change for the orange yarn:

  • Rounds 12 to 13: sc in all st. (12)

Stuff the fish.

  • Round 14: dec all st. (6)

Close the body.

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Caudal fin – Nemo Crochet Pattern

Starting with the black yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

  • Row 1: ch 4. (4)
  • Row 2:  turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in the 2 next st.  (3)

Change for the orange yarn: 

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

Attach the fin to the end of the body.


Pelvic fins – Nemo Crochet Pattern

Make 2 identical fins as follow:

NB: I did not do it but if you want to make one of the fins smaller, I would suggest you to make one fin with a 4 mm crochet hook and the other one with a 3 mm crochet hook.

Starting with the black yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

  • Row 1: ch 3. (3)
  • Row 2:  1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in the next st.  (2)

Change for the orange yarn: 

  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc in the 2 st. (2)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1. 1 dec. (1)

Attach the two fins each side of the body between Rounds 7 and 8.


Dorsal fin – Nemo Crochet Pattern

Make 1 dorsal fin as follow:

Starting with the orange yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

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

Change for the black yarn: 

  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1. 1 sc in all st. (5)

Attach the dorsal fin at the top center of the body. I placed the front of the fin between rows 5 and 6.

Congratulations, your baby 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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25 thoughts on “Crochet Fish Amigurumi: Baby Clownfish”

    1. Debbie, I am sorry, I don’t have this option on my blog for the moment but I hope to be able to work on it soon.

  1. I am a preschool teacher. One of my favorite students is moving and her favorite toy in our room is a clown fish. I made this and the daddy one (minus the eyes, she’s only 6 months old) for her to take with her and she loved it. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. It was well written and easy to follow.

  2. I thought I should give this a try because it’s just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Have unfortunately never done anything crochet in my entire life and have (except for all the basic crochet that I’ll try to learn from youtube) two questions for this pattern; at what point (how) do you stuff the fish and how are the fins attached?

    1. Hi Carina, I would start to do the stuffing after round 9 of the body and then I would add more stuffing after round 13 (just before to decrease to 6 st). You can push the stuffing in with a pen or the back of your crochet hook. When you do the fins, leave a long tail so you can attach them to the body with your tapestry needle. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have anymore questions.

      1. Love this adorable little fishy!!! I am working on him now and he is almost finished but the only issue that I’m facing is weaving in the tails on the fins. They are so small that there isn’t many stitched to weave into and it ends up coming loose. Any tips?

        1. Thank you. I did weave in the tails back and forth a couple of time, to make sure it stays in.

    1. Hi, I am so sorry for my late reply. Let me know if you still need help and I will do my best.

  3. Margit Amberger

    Thank you for the nice pattern. Easy to follow! 🙂👍!
    Made it into a “no fuss fish” for a work friend 😘!

  4. Thanks for the pattern. I would like to make Nemo’s father Marlin too. do you have the free pattern?

  5. merci pour le partage ce petit Némo est très mignon je compte bientôt le crocheter ! bonne continuation à ce blog .

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