I recently went on a little vacation but didn’t have a WIP to take with me. In my panic, I grabbed two small balls of pink Bernat Blanket yarn (what was I thinking?! :’D) I went to Instagram to ask you all for suggestions on what to make. I laughed out loud when one of those suggestions was a blobfish, so I knew I had to give it a try. For reference, here’s what a blobfish looks like:
I am happy to say, I was successful! I had enough yarn to make a funny little crocheted blobfish. I ended up using the shape of an open round of stitches as the main design feature – the mouth! That means that this pattern does not require any stuffing and is not closed, which also means that you could add a strap to the blob fish and turn it into perhaps the most interesting crocheted bag ever!
The bottom of the blobfish is concave, making it the perfect little desk companion – it sits perfectly flat!
Let’s get into it!
This pattern is worked in the round. The finished measurements are approximately 20cm/8″ long and the same across.
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- 6mm hook (I use THESE hooks!);
- Bernat Blanket yarn in two shades of pink
- Any light pink for main (about 50g)
- Any dark pink for accent (less than 50g)
- I used some scrap yarn that I had in my stash. Both shades came from the same variegated skein and I separated the colours. However, you can use any size 6/Super Bulky yarn of choice or, alternatively, here are some other great options in Bernat Blanket: Tan Pink/Pixie Pink, Jump Rope Variegated (separating the colours), or Raspberry Ribbon Variegated (separating the colours).
- 14mm Safety Eyes;
- Tapestry needle.
Terms and Stitches:
Ch – Chain
MR – Magic Ring
Slst – Slip stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Inc – Increase. Work a regular sc increase
Invdec – Invisible decrees
Beg – Beginning
Sc3tog – Single crochet three stitches together
The body is worked from the bottom up starting with the tail. Each fin of the tail is worked separately and then joined together. The pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
Rnd 1: In dark pink, work 6 sc into MR (6 sts)
Rnd 2: *Sc 2, inc, repeat from * once more (8 sts)
Rnd 3: *Sc 3, inc, repeat from * once more (10 sts)
Tie off. Repeat rounds 1-3 to create the second fin. Both fins will be joined in the next round.
Rnd 4: Sc 10 around the fin on your hook, with the second fin still on your hook, insert hook into any st on the first fin and sc 10 around (20 sts)
Rnd 5: *Sc 3, invdec, repeat from * three more times (16 sts)
Rnd 6: *Sc 2, invdec, repeat from * three more times (12 sts)
Switch to light pink yarn.
Rnd 7: *Sc 1, inc, repeat from * five more times (18 sts)
Rnd 8: *Sc 1, inc, repeat from * eight more times (27 sts)
Rnd 9: *Sc 2, inc, repeat from * eight more times (36 sts)
Rnd 10: *Sc 8, inc, repeat from * three more times (40 sts)
Rnds 11-12: Sc in each st around (40 sts)
Rnd 13: *Sc 8, invdec, repeat from * three more times (36 sts)
Rnd 14: Sc in each st around (36 sts)
Switch to dark pink yarn.
Rnd 15: Invdec around (18 sts), slst to beg st.
Tie off. Weave in ends. Push the bottom of your blobfish up to create a curved bottom (i.e. the bottom is concave). Make sure the tail fins are also sitting flat.
Fins (make 2):
Row 1: In dark pink yarn, ch 4, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3 (3 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each st (3 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc3tog (1 st).
Tie off, leaving a tail for sewing. Stitch a fin on each side of the body. Weave in ends.
Nose (make 1):
Rnd 1: In light pink yarn, work 8 sc into MR (8 sts)
Rnds 2-3: Sc in each st around (8 sts)
Tie off. Stitch the nose onto the middle of the body on the row above the dark pink mouth (row 14). Insert 14 mm safety eyes on either side of the nose between rows 13 and 14.
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