Tropical Fish Granny Square Crochet Pattern - Ocean Afghan Series

The Tropical Fish is the 12th square of my Ocean Afghan. To find all the information about this Afghan click here.

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This week I'm bringing you this adorable little tropical fish! Doesn't he remind you of Flounder from the Little Mermaid? I think he just might be my favorite of the bunch so far. I'm loving the color combination for this little guy! It's going to bring a lot of character to this afghan :)

My goal is to have this afghan done by the end of July! Three more designs to go and I'm already starting to join the squares! So stoked.


Materials:
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Aquamarine
Worsted weight yarn in yellow
G hook
6mm Safety eye (can be substituted by sewing eye on with black yarn)
Tapestry needle and Scissors

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Notes:
SC2tog: Insert hook through first stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook through second stitch, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all loops on hook

SC3tog: Insert hook through first stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook through second stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook through third stitch, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all loops on hook

Pattern:

Starting with yellow yarn

Row 1: Chain 2, SC in second chain from hook and next space, turn
Row 2: Chain 1, 2SC in each stitch across, turn
Row 3: Chain 1, 2SC, SC in next 2 stitches, 2SC, turn
Row 4: Chain 1, SC across, turn
Row 5: Chain 1, 2SC, SC in next 4 stitches, 2SC, turn
Row 6: Chain 1, 2SC, SC in next 6 stitches, 2SC, turn
Row 7: Chain 1, 2SC, SC in next 9 stitches, turn
Row 8: Chain 1, SC across, turn
Row 9: Chain 1, SC2tog, SC in next 9 stitches, turn
Row 10: Chain 1, SC in next 8 stitches, SC2tog, turn
Row 11: Chain 1, SC2tog, SC in next 7 stitches, turn
Row 12: Chain 1, SC2tog, SC in next 4, SC2tog, turn
Row 13: Chain 1, SC2tog, SC in next 2 stitches, SC2tog, turn
Row 14: Chain 1, SC2tog, SC2tog, turn
Row 15: Chain 1, [SC, slip stitch] into same space, SC, fasten off

Using Aquamarine, attach to Row 1 of the body to start the tail

Chain 1, 2SC in each stitch across, turn
Chain 1, SC across, turn
Chain 2, 2DC, SC in next 2 stitches, 2DC, slip stitch into same space as last DC, fasten off

Top fin - use aquamarine

Attach  on the side of Row 10 on the top of the body (start counting the rows from the tail - the tail of the fish will be pointing to the left)

Chain 1, SC in next 3 stitches, 2DC 4 spaces down from the last SC, *SC in next 2 stitches, 2DC 4 spaces down from the last SC, repeat from * one more time, turn
Chain 1, SC across until you get to second to last stitch, fasten off

Side fin - use aquamarine - will be made separately then sewn onto the body
Chain 2, SC across, turn
Chain 1, SC3tog, fasten off and sew onto body

Find the pattern for the granny square here

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2 comments

  1. Thank you for designing this afghan. All the sea creatures are adorable. You have done a wonderful job. I haven't been able to start mine yet due to other projects, but it is next on my list.

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  2. Awe, Flounder! How adorable!!! I can't wait to see all of the squares together!

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