I would like for you to meet Fin the Crochet Fish Puzzle. He is the most recent of my Amamani (Amigurumi Amish Puzzle Animals) and I must confess that I am more than a little bit in love with him. He is based on the original Crochet Amish Puzzle Ball, and as such comes apart into 3 segments, or rings, which then have to be re-assembled to form the fish.
The chunky design makes it perfect for little hands to grab hold of and your colour options are limitless! Just have a look at what some of my testers came up with. You can see more variations here.
Please note: the testers each put their own creative spin on the pattern. The instructions in the pattern are for a 2-tone fish with a Main colour body, contrasting colour fins and a striped tail.
Using the hook and yarn specified, Fin the Crochet Fish Puzzle works up to 13 cm wide x 17 cm high x 18 cm long. That is roughly 5″ x 6.5″ x 7″. But you can use a bigger or smaller hook and thicker or thinner yarn.
Gauge doesn’t matter, but if the yarn you use is too thin for the hook you use, you will end up with holes in your lids. And if you do make Fin with odds and ends of yarn and some of the yarns are thinner than others, please make sure that the yarn you use for the lids is as thick, or thicker, than the yarn you use for the wedges, otherwise the lids will be too small. The wedges are more forgiving than the lids!
The pattern for Fin the Crochet Fish Puzzle is suitable for Advanced Beginners.
Although this pattern is easy, it is very detailed, so you will need to have a good grasp of the English language. If you are not comfortable with English, you are probably going to struggle with this pattern, so I would advise against purchasing it.
You will need to know:
- How to make single crochet stitches, half-double crochet stitches and double crochet stitches
- How to work into the back loop only AND how to make front-post stitches
- How to increase and decrease
- How to work in the round
- How to make a magic ring
US Terminology used
|Blo||Back loop only|
|Fphdc||Front post half-double crochet|
|Fpsc||Front post single crochet|
|Sc inc||Single crochet increase|
|Sc2tog||Single crochet 2 together (sc decrease)|
|*||Repeat all instructions between asterisks|
- 4 mm Crochet Hook
- Double knit yarn in Main Colour (approx. 200m/220 yards)
- Double knit yarn in Contrasting Colour (approx. 50m/55 yards)
- Double knit yarn in white for the mouth (just a scrap)
- Yarn needle
- 2 Buttons for the eyes
- A piece of scrap yarn to use as a st marker
The pattern for Fin the Crochet Fish Puzzle is now available in my Ravelry Store.
Fin the Crochet Fish Puzzle Promotional Giveaway
Up until the 18th of July 2013, I am running a Rafflecopter Giveaway to promote this little critter.
First Prize – Any 3 of my Amamani patterns (choose from Eleanor the Elephant, Skillie the Turtle, Gregor the Rhinosaur, Hermione Horse, Gemina Giraffe and The Dinosaur – you can see them all here. )
Second Prize – Any 2 of my Amamani patterns (options as above)
Additional prizes – 7 more winners will each receive the pattern for Fin the Crochet Fish Puzzle.
This is my very first Rafflecopter Giveaway, so here’s hoping it all goes well.
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I hope you feel inspired to make your very own Fin the Crochet Fish Puzzle and cannot wait to see all the variations! Remember to subscribe to my newsletter if you would like to be kept in the loop. You can also like my Facebook page or follow me on Bloglovin. Happy hooking! xxx dedri