Sure, here’s a description of a simple crochet fish appliqué pattern. This pattern is perfect for adding a cute, aquatic touch to various craft projects like blankets, bags, or even clothing.

Materials Needed:

  1. Yarn: You can choose any color you like, but a bright, fishy color like orange, blue, or green works well. Use a medium-weight yarn (worsted weight) to ensure your fish isn’t too bulky.
  2. Crochet Hook: Appropriate for your chosen yarn. Typically, a G/6 (4.0mm) hook is a good choice.
  3. Yarn Needle: For weaving in ends.
  4. Safety Eyes or Buttons: These will be used for the fish’s eyes. You can also crochet small circles for the eyes if you prefer.


  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • inc: increase (two stitches in the same stitch)
  • dec: decrease (single crochet two stitches together)


Fish Body:

  1. Start with a magic ring (Alternatively, chain 4 and join to form a loop).
  2. Round 1: In the magic ring, crochet 6 sc. Pull the ring tight. (6)
  3. Round 2: Inc in each stitch around. (12)
  4. Round 3: Sc in the next stitch, inc in the next stitch – Repeat this sequence around. (18)
  5. Round 4: Sc in the next 2 stitches, inc in the next stitch – Repeat this sequence around. (24)
  6. Round 5-6: Sc in each stitch around. (24)
  7. Round 7: Sc in the next 2 stitches, dec – Repeat this sequence around. (18)
  8. Round 8: Sc in the next stitch, dec – Repeat this sequence around. (12)
  9. Stuff the fish firmly. Make sure to stuff it enough so it holds its shape, but not so much that it becomes too round.
  10. Round 9: Dec around. (6)
  11. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Tail Fin:

  1. Chain 10.
  2. Starting from the second chain from the hook, work the following stitches: sl st, sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st.
  3. Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.


  1. Attach the safety eyes or buttons to the fish’s head.
  2. Position the tail fin where you’d like it on the fish’s body and sew it in place.
  3. Sew the fish appliqué onto your desired project, such as a bag or blanket.
  4. Weave in any loose ends.

And there you have it, a cute crochet fish appliqué! You can get creative with colors and sizes to make a whole school of fish in different colors and sizes for your projects. Enjoy your crocheting!