Difficulty: Intermediate ✦✦✧✧✧
Here is a relatively simple free blue chromis (tropical fish) amigurumi crochet pattern as part of my Sea Life Mobile project.
With a baby on the way, I am excited to make him all the things. One of the first things I set out to make was a mobile for over his crib and changing table. Here is the sixth and final animal for my sea life baby mobile: a blue Chromis fish!
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This little chromis is made in 3 parts: the body and the two fins, similar to the tang. It is stitched in Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Gulf Stream, with a 4mm hook. Gauge is not important. A larger hook and thicker yarn will result in a larger amigurumi.
My tang's body is 4.5 inches long, 2.5 inches tall, and just under 1 inch thick with stuffing.
Row 1: 5 sc in a magic ring. Row 2: 2 sc in first st, [sc, 2 sc in next st] repeat twice. (8 sts) Row 3: [2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc 2] repeat twice. (12 sts) Row 4: [sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc 3] repeat twice. (16 sts) Row 5: [sc 2, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc 4] repeat twice. (20 sts) Row 6: sc 3, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc 15. (22 sts) Row 7: sc 4, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc 16. (24 sts) Rows 8-12: sc in each st around. (24 sts) Row 13: sc 6, sc2tog twice, sc14. (22 sts) Rows 14-15: sc in each st around. (22 sts) Row 16: sc 5, sc2tog twice, sc 8, sc2tog, sc 3. (19 sts) Row 17: sc 4, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog twice, sc. (15 sts) Row 18: sc 3, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc. (12 sts) Row 19: sc 2, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc 5. (10 sts) Row 20: sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc 3. (8 sts) Stuff lightly, keeping the fish flat. Rows 21-22: sc in each st around. (8 sts) Row 23: Flatten the tail, insert you hook in the next st and across into the stitch just made, sc 4 across the tail inserting your hook in the next st and the stitch across to close.
Left: Insert your hook across both sides of the tail opening.
Right: sc both sides of the tail opening together to add the tail fin.
Row 24: ch 5, picot, (dtc, ch, tc, ch, dc) in the first st, ch, sc 2, ch, (dc, ch, tc, ch, dtc) in the last st, picot, ch 4, sl st in the last st. Tie off.
Chromis with tail fins attached.
Top Fin: Join with a slip stitch at the top center of the 8th row: ch 2, dc 5, 2 tc in the next st, (tc, dtc, picot, tc, dc) in the next st, ch 3, sl st in the same st. Tie off.
Bottom Fin: Join with a slip stitch at the bottom center of the 13th row: ch 2, dc in the same st, 2 tc in the next st, (tc, dtc, tc) in the next st, ch 4, sl st in the same st. Tie off. Weave ends in.
Here are the Patterns for my other "Sea Life" Animals:
From left to right, Top row: blue Chromis, Squid, and yellow Tang.
Bottom row: Ochre Sea Stars, Octopus, and the Jellies.