Fish Appliques.

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Seaweed and fish appliques are very easy to make even for beginners - here is a free crochet pattern with a pictures of every step! Here are applique crochet patterns for a Goldfish, Angelfish and Seaweed. The crochet appliques look gorgeous and can be used for baby blankets, afghans, baby hats, bags and clothes. You can also make a panno with it - just glue the appliques to the canvas or paper and frame it to decorate a nursery or a child's room! Have fun making a lot of crochet appliques in many colors!

angelfish and goldfish appliques

Recommended weight yarn: Medium to worsted weight (weight category #4) I used Red Heart Super Saver .

Recommended crochet hook size: I 9 (5.5 mm) to J 10 (6.00 mm)

Abbreviations and stitches used:

CH - chain, SC - single crochet, DC - double crochet, TC - treble crochet.

Crochet seaweed and fish appliques approximate sizes if you use recommended weight yarn and crochet hook:

Angelfish: 2 1/2 in by 3 in (6.5 cm by 7.5 cm)

Goldfish: 2 1/2 in by 2 1/2 in (6.5 cm by 6.5 cm) without the tail

Seaweed: stems are 5 in (13 cm) long and the leaves are 3 in (7.5 cm) by 1 in (2.5 cm) - but you can easily adjust the size to your needs.


CH 3, join in a ring with a slip stitch.

Row #1: SC 6 in the ring.

Row #2: 2 SC in each stitch, total will be 12 stitches.

Row #3: [SC, 2 SC] repeat [ ] 6 times around the row, total will be 18 stitches.

The tail: CH 4

DC in the next stitch, but do not finish it: draw the yarn through 2 loops only once and leave 2 loops on the hook.

SC in the next stitch, do not finish it and leave all 3 loops on the hook.

Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops at once. Cut off the orange yarn and weave in the end.

Attach the yellow yarn to the tail as shown.

CH 13 with yellow yarn.

Make a slip stitch in the top of the orange tail.

CH 11, and make a slip stitch in the same place where the previous slip stitch was done.

CH 9, slip stitch in the same place .

The tail of the goldfish is ready! :)

The fin: Attach the yellow yarn to the back, CH 4.

DC in the next stitch of the back.

SC in the next stitch of the back, slip stitch.

The tail and the fin are ready! :)

Eye: white yarn: CH 3 and join in a ring with a slip stitch

Black yarn: make a simple knot.

Insert the black knot in the white ring and sew the eye on the fish applique.

The goldfish crochet applique is ready! :)


Make a circle (Rows 1-3 as for the Goldfish crochet applique pattern)
Make a slip stitch at the end of Row #3.

The bottom fin: CH 4, slip stitch in the 2nd from the hook stitch (to make it pointed).

DC in the next stitch.

SC in the next following stitch, slip stitch.

The tail: CH 5, slip stitchin the next stitch,

CH 5

Slip stitch in the same stitch - the tail is ready!

The top fin: 2 slip stitches, SC, DC.

CH 1 and slip stitch on the top of the DC to make the fin pointed

CH 4, slip stitch in the next stitch of the body.

The nose: make 4 slip stitches along the body, CH 1

Slip stitch in the same stitch. The nose is ready!

The eye: black yarn - make a knot and tie it to the fish applique or sew it on. (as for the Goldfish).


Step 1: The stem: CH 33 (or less, or more), slip stitch in the second from the hook stitch.

Step 2: leaf: SC, DC 7, SC, slip stitch.

Step 3: The stem: slip stitches all along till the end of the chain.

CH 33 for the second stem and repeat Steps 2-3 as many times as you need.

Seweed crochet applique is ready! (I made 3 stems).

sea creatures crochet appliques

What a composition you can make with sea creatures appliques (fish appliques, seaweed and coral appliques)!

More sea creatures crochet applique patterns you can find here:

sea creatures crochetappliques

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