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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fish Coaster

I saw a pattern on Ravelry today for a Fish Dish Cloth. (Click here for the picture and information.) It was designed by Jennifer Dickerson of FiberFlux.(Fiber Flux...Adventures in Stitching: Free Crochet Pattern...Fabulous Fish Dishcloth!)  I liked it, but I like my dish cloths made of thread . . . they dry out much nicer and seldom get musty smelling.

But, I thought the pattern, with some adaptations, would make an adorable coaster,

Voila, here it is, along with the pattern!
Check out that puckered mouth!  LOLOL)


Fish Coaster






Materials Used

Bernat Handicrafter Thread
Crochet Hook - 3.00MM
Tapestry or Yarn Needle

Abbreviations
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
tr - treble crochet

Body:make 2
Round 1:Using a Magic Ring, ch 2 and make 11dc into the ring, s; st to top of ch 3 to join. (12 dc, count beginning ch as a dc in each round and row.)
Round 2: Ch 2, dc in base of chain, 2 dc in each remaining st, sl st to top of ch 2 to join. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2, dc in base of chain, dc in next st, *2 dc in the following stand dc in the next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to top of ch 2 to join. (36 dc)

Round 4: Ch 2, dc in base of chain, *1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st,* repeat from * to * around, ending with 1 dc in the last 2 sts, sl st to top of ch 2 to join.  (48 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2, dc in base of chain, *1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st,* repeat from * to * around, ending with 1 dc in the last 3 sts, sl st to top of ch 2 to join. Fasten off on first coaster.
Round 6: Ch 1 on 2nd coaster, match circles, wrong side to wrong side and sc together at base of ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st followed by a sc in each of the next 4 sts, * repeat from * to * around, sl st to top of ch 2 to join. Fasten off.  You are now looking at the top of the coaster. (72 sc)

Tail
Row 1:Starting with the “sl st” from round 6 facing up, count 7 sts to the right, join yarn there, ch 1,  sc in the same st and the next 13 sts, ch 2, turn. (15 sc)
Row 2: 2 dc in the base of the ch 2, dc in the next 12 sts, 2 dc in the last st, ch 2, turn. (17 dc)
Row 3: 2 dc in the base of the ch 2, dc in the next 6 sts, ** sc in the next 2 sts,   repeat from * to * and finish with 2 dc in the last st, ch 3, turn.
Row 3: 2 tc in the base of the ch 2, tc in the next 3 sts, hdc in the next 3 sts, sl st in the next 4 sts, hdc in the next 3 sts, tc in the next 3 sts, 2 tc in the last st. Fasten Off.

Top Fin:
Row 1:Count 7 sts from Row 1 of the tail, join your thread in this sp, ch 1, sc in same st and in the next 8 sts.
Row 2: Sl st into the 1st st, hdc in the next 3 sts, dc in the  next 2 sts, 2 dc in the last st, ch 2, turn.
Row 3: 2 hdc in the base of ch 2, hdc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next 2 sts, fasten off.

Bottom Fin:
Row 1:Count 15 sts from the tail, join your thread in this st, join your thread in this sp, ch 1, sc in same st and in the next 7 sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: 2 dc in the base of ch 2, dc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 3 sts, sl st in the next st, turn.
Row 3: Sl st in the 1st st, hdc in the next 3 sts, dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the last st, Fasten Off.

Mouth:
Row 1:Turn to wrong side of coaster, count 13 sts from the fin, join thread and ch 1, sc in same st and the next 4 sts, ch 3, turn.
Row 2:Make 5 tc in the next st, remove hook, *insert in the top of the ch 3 and  pull the loop from the last tc through, sc in next sp,* make 5 tc in the next sp, repeat from * to .* Fasten Off.
Edging:this does not need to be done, but I think it makes the fins and tail lay better.
Right side up, join coaster color to the last sc in the lips, do the Crab Stitch, or reverse crochet around the fish, excluding the mouth. Change the edging color to match the color of the thread used.
Please let me know if I  made any mistakes :0)

2 comments:

  1. Nice! Do you know that I mostly use the one in pink variegated that you made me? I love that one! I use the umber one too but mostly the pink variegated.

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  2. Very whimsical and cute! Thanks for linking up at Hookin On Hump Day!

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