Today, Tuesday 8th June, 2021 is World Ocean Day… and being ‘Coastal Crochet – all things crochet inspired by coastal living’, I feel it’s important for me to mark this day.
I’m so happy to be able to raise awareness through my crochet… 🌊💙 And further down in this blog post is the free pattern for my crocheted fish… 🙂
This quote, taken from the World Ocean Day website, summarises the day…
“On World Ocean Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor our one shared ocean, that connects us all.”
There’s so much information and loads of free downloadable resources for both adults and children over on the official website. Do pop over and have a look…
And on World Ocean Day I’ve decided to crochet some fish and share the pattern with you all… 🙂
These fish are super simple and super quick to crochet and make perfect little appliqués which can be added to all kinds of projects.
I’ve designed these crocheted fish to go onto a yarn bomb I’ve created and contributed for a ‘Yarn Bombing Festival’ to be held in Milan this weekend from 11th – 13th June, organised by Yarn Bombing Trivento 💙
Sadly, I won’t be travelling to Milan… but my crochet has (with little fish attached)! I’m looking forward to following the event online and I’ll share more about the festival and my yarn bomb very soon… here’s a sneak peak: 🙂
In the meantime, I’ve had fun playing around with the images of my crocheted fish and I’ve used the ‘PIXOMATIC’ app to create these fabulous underwater scenes… aren’t they brilliant! 😄
My fish measure approximately 7cm across. I used a DK cotton and a 4mm hook but all kinds of yarn thicknesses and corresponding hook sizes can be used. Just experiment and enjoy!
They’re best crocheted in cotton so that they can be wet blocked for a really neat and crisp finish but of course you can experiment with different yarns if you want to. Here I used Stylecraft ‘Naturals Organic Cotton’ which seems a perfect choice on World Ocean Day when considering the environmental impact of our yarn choices…
And here’s the pattern… 🙂
I used a DK cotton and a 4mm hook but all kinds of yarn thicknesses and corresponding hook sizes can be used.
Abbreviations in UK crochet terminology:
dc: double crochet (US single crochet)
dtr: double treble (US treble)
htr: half treble (US half double crochet)
ss: slip stitch
tr: treble (US double crochet)
Make 10 ch.
When crocheting into these chains, insert hook under one top strand of each chain only.
1dc in second ch from hook, 1htr in each of next 2 ch, 1tr in each of next 3 ch, 1htr in each of next 2 ch, 1dc in final ch. [9 sts]
Keeping the right side of the work facing, rotate the fish ready to crochet along the bottom side of the chains.
1dc in same ch, 1htr in each of next 2 ch, 1tr in each of next 3 ch, 1htr in each of next 2 ch, 1dc in final ch, ss to first dc.
Make 5 ch.
1dc in second ch from hook, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in next ch, 2dtr in final ch, fasten off and weave in ends.
And there’s a simple crocheted fish! 🐠 The perfect way for a crochet lover to mark World Ocean Day… I truly hope our oceans are given the chance to recover and to thrive. Our ocean is so beautiful and it needs to be respected and cared for…
Enjoy the fishes and Happy Crocheting Everyone… 🙂 🙂