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Free Knitting Pattern: Frida the Fish

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Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 80764AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 8 in. (20 cm)



CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 18, 2012)
Rnds 7-9 6-8: *K2, p2, rep from * around.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Image of Frida the Fish

This easy amigurumi animal is a super fun critter. Please note that the eyes require crocheting. As seen in Martha Stewart Living, January 2010.

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Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
Small amount of black yarn
 

Frida the Fish

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby - Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

FISH
BODY PANEL (make 3)

With straight needles and A, cast on 3 sts.
K 1 row, p 1 row.
Row 1 (Increase Row): Inc in first st, k to last st, inc in last st – 5 sts.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 twice more – 9 sts.
Change to B and rep Rows 1 and 2 once – 11 sts.
Next Row (RS): Change to C. Inc in first st, p to last st, inc in last st – 13 sts.
Next Row (WS): Change to B. Purl.
With B, rep Rows 1 and 2 once – 15 sts.
Change to A and rep Rows 1 and 2 twice – 19 sts.
Change to C and rep Row 1 – 21 sts.
Change to A. Purl.
With A, rep Rows 1 and 2 – 23 sts.
With A, k 1 row.
Change to B. P 1 row, k 1 row.
Change to C. P 2 rows.
Next Row: Change to B. Purl.
Next Row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2 tog – 21 sts.
Change to A and rep last 2 rows twice – 17 sts.
Change to C. P 1 row.
Change to A.
Next Row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2 tog – 15 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once – 13 sts.
Change to B.
Next Row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2 tog – 11 sts.
Change to C. K next (WS) row.
Change to B.
Next Row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2 tog – 9 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Change to A and rep last 2 rows 3 times – 3 sts.
Sl sts to a holder.
Seam 3 panels together along long sides, leaving 3 sets of 3 sts on holders. Before finishing sewing final seam, stuff piece, then sew closed.
Tail
From RS, with double-pointed needles and B, pick up and k3 sts from each holder – 9 sts. Join, being careful not to twist. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Rnd 1: K, inc 3 sts evenly spaced around –12 sts.
Rnd 2: K 1, p 1 around.
Rnd 3: *K into front and then back of next st, p next st, rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *K2, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 5: *K2, p into back and then front of next st; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnds 6-8: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Bind off.

TOP FIN
With straight needles and B, cast on 13 sts.
Row 1: *K 1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: Bind off 2, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 3: *K into front and then back of next st, p1; rep from * 3 more times, k1, p1, k1 – 15 sts.
Row 4: Bind off 2 sts, k the knits and p the purls to end of row.
Row 5: K the knits and p the purls across.
Row 6: Bind off 6 sts, k the knits and p the purls to end of row.
Row 7: Rep Row 5.
Bind off.

SIDE FINS (make 2)
With straight needles and B, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1: *K 1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: P 1, *k into front and then back of next st, p1; rep from * across.
Row 3: K the knits and p the purls across.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Rows 5 and 6: Rep Row 3.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew on Side and Top Fins.
Eyes
With crochet hook and C, ch 2, work 6 single crochet in first ch.
Join with slip st in beg st, fasten off. With black yarn, embroider a French knot in center of eye. Sew on eyes.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) sc = single crochet
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 7 reviews)
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Frida the Fish Reviewed by Rae Dewey on 2011-03-09 *****
This was such a fun pattern! I know four couples having babies this summer and I'm making them each one. This pattern is quick, easy and the color possibilities are endless.


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