Mini Fish - Easy Crochet Pattern!

Mini Fish - Easy Crochet Pattern!


  • Weight 6 yarn 
  • Size J/6.0mm 
  • Stuffing
  • Safety Eyes or felt eyes 
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch Marker


  • mr = magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • inc = increase (2 sc in next stitch)
  • dec = invisible decrease (sc 2 stitches together)
  • st = stitch
  • FO = fasten off

This pattern uses weight 6 blanket yarn. Any yarn may be used, but your crochet hook size will be different. Use a hook 1-2 sizes smaller than your yarn calls for. This pattern is in US crochet terms.

This pattern is worked in continuous rounds and using a stitch marker to mark the first stitch is recommended. 

*Safety eyes are NOT recommended for children who are three years old or younger.

The Fish pictured in the pattern is made with Sweet Snuggles Lite



R1: 6 sc in a magic ring

R2: (1 sc, inc) x 3 (9)

R3: (2 sc, inc) x 3 (12)

R4: 12 sc

R5: (2 sc, dec) x 3 (9)

If using, insert safety eyes at rounds 2-3, about 4 visible stitches apart.

R6: (1 sc, dec) x 3 (6)

Stuff the fish lightly. Fold the fish in half and 3 sc across to close. You may need to add an extra sc so that the eyes align with the body before you sc it closed (see picture). Do not fasten off.


Chain 1, turn, and work 3 hdc in each stitch of the tail.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Now you have your own mini fish! They're perfect as birthday treat bag fillers, baby toys (don't add the eyes and pop a rattle in the body), or as a companion to a larger crochet creature! Check out our 3-in-1 Otter, Walrus, and Seal pattern and make your fish a friend!

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