Thursday, September 6, 2012

Nemo and Cloud patterns

Hi!, I have been crocheting a lot lately... and here I am posting.

As promised: Clown fish pattern that looks like Nemo:

Clown Fish Pattern

Materials:
White, orange, brown and black yarn
Crochet hook
Tapestry needle

This fish is made in sc going back and forth following the next diagram (where orange represents the orange yarn, and blue represents the white yarn):
Make two sides:

Right side: 
Start with ch 7
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 ch. (mark this side as RIGHT side and keep all knots on the other side)
Rows 2- 25: Follow diagram increasing and decreasing as shown on diagram. F.O.

Left side:
Start with ch 7
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 ch. (mark this side as WRONG side and keep all knots on THIS side)
Rows 2- 25: Follow diagram increasing and decreasing as shown on diagram. F.O.

Now that both sides are complete, with black yarn and tapestry needle embroider the black lines, following the diagram, Also make a brown french knot in place of eye (row 23). When you are done,  it will look like this:

Fins: (If you want to make it like Nemo, you'll have to make a big and a small fin, other wise just make two big fins)

Small fin:
Start with ch 3
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first sc, sl st to next sc, and in 3rd chain of foundation chain, F.O. Leave a long tail to sew it to the fish.

Big fin:
Start with ch 3
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch.
Row 2: ch 1, turn, hdc in first sc, 3 dc in next sc, sl st on this row end until you get to 3rd chain of foundation chain, F.O. Leave a long tail to sew it to the fish.

To finish:
Sew one fin to each side of the fish (in case of making Nemo, the small fin goes on the right side). Now sew pieces together, stuffing before closing. To sew together join yarn to first chain and start joining with sc around, adding 1 or 2 extra sc in corners, continuing counter-clockwise (if fish is positioned as in my picture below) join with sc around until row-end 12 and 13 in which you make one hdc instead of sc, continue with sc on row-ends 14 – 16, then join with dcs on row-ends 17-19 and hdc on row-end 20, sc on row-ends 21 to 25, then on the top of the 3 scs of row 25, make 3sc tog, then continue on the lower part of the fish joining with sc on all row-ends until row-end 13 and 12 in which you join with hdc, then sc around, sl st to first sc made. Remember to stuff before you close!. F.O. Weave in all ends.

It will look like this:

Hope you enjoy it!

Note: I made the diagram by hand, I've been looking for a Crochet pattern software but have had no luck with some free software, I just found a demo for round patterns you can download for free here, I haven't used it yet, cause I was looking for a software for linear patterns, if you know where to find it I'll appreciate it very much.

Also some of you had requested the pattern that I used for the clouds I made on the airplanes mobile, the pattern is not mine, I had provided a link to a webpage to find it, but apparently this link is not working so I uploaded the pattern to my 4 shared account so I can share it. This are the pieces I made with it and the link:

Bye! See you soon!