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{ Ted, the goldfish... }


Materials
- 2.00 mm crochet hook
- 100 % cotton yarn for a 2.00 mm hook
- A pair of 6 mm safety eyes
- Tapestry needle
- Polyfiber fill  

Colors
- One color for the skin.
- Orange, of course.
- A bit of pink yarn to embroider the cheeks

Abbreviations
st = stitch
ch = chain
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet


Shall we begin?

Body
(Start with orange...)
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet 6 sc 
3. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
4. and 5. Crochet 12 sc
6. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
7. Crochet 18 sc
8. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
9. Crochet 24 sc
10. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
11. to 16. Crochet 30 sc
17. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
18. Crochet 24 sc
19. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
{Stuff firmly.}
20. Crochet 18 sc
21. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
22. and 23. Crochet 12 sc

Don't break the yarn! Now we will start with the head…

Head
24. Change to the color of the skin and, only through back loops, crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (24)
25. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
{Stuff the neck area firmly…}
26. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
27. to 39. Crochet 42 sc
{Place safety eyes between rounds 30 and 31 (with a distance of 8 stitches), embroider the nose and embroider the cheeks with a bit of pink yarn…}
40. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
41. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
42. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
43. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
{Stuff firmly.}
44. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
45. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends.

Cap
{Using orange…}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
8. Crochet *13 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (45)
9. to 17. Crochet 45 sc
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the head.

Caudal Fin (tail)
{The caudal fin is made of three of these pieces. Using orange…}
1. Make 9 chain stitches. Starting from the second chain from hook, crochet 1 sc in each chain stitch (8). Chain 1 and turn. 
2. to 4. Only through back loops, crochet 8 sc. Chain 1 and turn.
5. Only through back loops, crochet 8 sc
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the body. With your tapestry needle, weave the yarn tail through the top side of the fin and pull tight. Set aside. Make two more fins.



Pectoral Fins
{Make two. Using orange…}
1. Make 9 chain stitches. Starting from the second chain from hook, crochet: 1 sl st in the next 2 chains, 1 sc in the next 2 chains, 1 hdc in the next 2 chains and finally 1 dc in the last 2 chains. Chain 3 and turn. 
2. Only through back loops, crochet 1 dc in the next 2 stitches, 1 hdc in the next 2 stitches, 1 sc in the next 2 stitches and finally 1 sl st in the last two stitches. Now turn.
3. Only through back loops, crochet 1 sl st in the next 2 stitches, 1 sc in the next 2 stitches, 1 hdc in the next 2 stitches and finally 1 dc in the last 2 stitches.
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the body. Make another one.

Dorsal fin
{Using orange…}
1. Make 23 chain stitches. Starting from the second chain from hook, crochet 1 sc in each chain stitch (22). Chain 1 and turn. 
2. Crochet 22 sc. Chain 1 and turn.
3. Crochet *2 sc, 1 picot stitch on top of the previous sc*, repeat * 10 times. Crochet 1 sc in the 2 last stitches of the row.
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the cap.

Picot Stitch = chain 3. Then crochet one sc in the first of those stitches (third chain from hook). Continue with the following stitches.



Assembly
- Sew the cap to the head and then sew the dorsal fin to the cap.
- Sew the three pieces of the caudal fin to the tip of the body.
- Sew the pectoral fins to the sides of the body.
- Weave in all ends!


That's it!!! You are done!!!! Congratulations!



© 2021 – “Ted, the goldfish” is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED RATTLES made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!