Blowfish (Bubblefish)

BODY

• Worked in the round in Color A.
• On bobble rounds 4-bob indicates you should make a 4 step bobble, and 5-bob indicates a 5 step bobble.
• In the first round you will form a puckered lips by making two 5-bob.♥

Rnd 1: MR, 5-bob, sc 2, 5-bob, sc 2. [6 sts]
Rnd 2: Inc x 6. [12 sts]
Rnd 3: *Inc, sc* x 6. [18 sts]
Rnd 4: *Sc, inc, sc* x 6. [24 sts]
Rnd 5: *Sc 3, inc* x 6. [30 sts]
Rnd 6: *Sc 2, inc, sc 2* x 6. [36 st]
Rnd 7: *Inc, sc 5* x 6. [42 sts]
Rnd 8: *Sc 3, inc, sc 3* x 6. [48 sts]
Rnd 9: *4-bob, sc 3* x 12. [48 st]
Rnd 10: *Sc 15, inc* x 3. [51 sts]
Rnd 11: *Sc 8, inc, sc 8* x 3. [54 sts]
Rnd 12: *5-bob, sc 3, 5-bob, sc 4* x 6. [54 sts]
Rnd 13 – Rnd 14: Sc 54.
Rnd 15: *5-bob, sc 3, 5-bob, sc 4* x 6. [54 sts]
Rnd 16: *Sc 8, invdec, sc 8* x 3. [51 sts]
Rnd 17: *Sc 15, invdec* x 3. [48 sts]
Rnd 18: *4-bob, sc 3* x 12. [48 sts]
Rnd 19: *Sc 3, invdec, sc 3* x 6. [42 sts]
Rnd 20: *Invdec, sc 5* x 6. [36 sts]
Rnd 21: *4-bob, sc 2* x 12. [36 sts]
Rnd 22: *Sc 2, invdec, sc 2* x 6. [30 sts]
Rnd 23: Sc 30. Begin stuffing the body firmly using small bits of stuffing at a time.
Rnd 24: *Sc 3, invdec* x 6. [24 sts]
Rnd 25: Invdec x 12. [12 sts]
Break the yarn, thread the yarn tail through the front loops of the remaining 12 stitches, add additional stuffing, and pull the tail to draw the opening closed.

TAIL

•The tail begins with a chain, but you will join as a ring and continue working in the round.
• Begin in Color A.
• Leave a long tail at the beginning of your chain that you will use to sew the tail to the body.
• After Rnd 7, flatten the work and begin working in rows.

Rnd 1: Ch 30, then sc into the first ch to form a ring. Sc 29 in remaining chs. [30 sts]
Rnd 2: Sc 15, *invdec, sc 3* x 3. [27 sts]
Rnd 3: Sc 15, *Sc, invdec, sc* x 3. [24 sts]
Rnd 4: Sc 15, *sc, invdec* x 3. [21 sts]
Rnd 5: Sc 21.
Rnd 6: *Invdec, sc 3* x 3, invdec x 3. [15 sts]
Rnd 7: Sc 15.
Rnd/Row 8: Sc 3, then flatten the work so the active stitches are lined up. Now sc 7 through both layers of stitches.
Row 9: Change to Color B, ch 2, dc 4 in the same stitch, sk 1, sl st, dc 4 in next st, sk 1, sl st, dc 4 in final st, ch 2, then break the yarn and join the weave in the tail, working through the base of the final st first.

Pin the tail to the body so that the 30 sts of Rnd 1 of the tail align with the 30 sts of Rnd 23 of the body. Begin sewing the tail to the body and pause to stuff before sealing competely.

FINS

• Worked in the round until Rnd 5, when you will flatten the work and begin working in rows.
• Begin in Color A.

Rnd 1: MR, sc 6.
Rnd 2: Inc x 6. [12 sts]
Rnd 3: *Inc, sc* x 6. [18 sts]
Rnd 4: *Sc 5, inc* x 3. [21 sts]
Rnd 5: Change to Color B, flatten the work, ch 1, then Sc 10 through both layers, ignoring the first st; turn, ch 1. [10 st]
Rnd 6: Sk 2, 6-dc in next, sk 1, sl st 2, sk 1, 6-dc in next, sk 2. Break the yarn and join to the final st. Weave in the tail.

CHEEK

• Worked in the round in Color E.

Rnd 1: MR, sc 6, sl st in the first st of the rnd, break the yarn leaving a tail, and invisible join.

OUTER EYE (2)

• Worked in the round in Color C.

Rnd 1: MR, sc 7.
Rnd 2: Inc x 7; sl st in the first st of the rnd, break yarn leaving a tail, and invisible join.

IRIS (2)

• Worked in the round in Color D.

Rnd 1: MR, sc 7; sl st in first st, break the yarn, and invisible join.

Sew the iris to the center of the outer eye, then sew the cheeks and eyes to the body on either side of the puckered mouth, overlapping the eyes over the cheeks slightly. This pattern will have a video tutorial coming soon. Suscribe to our youtube channel or follow us on instagram for the quick video steps!

Blowfish (Bubblefish)

Before you get started…

Ingredients

01 2.75mm(US C-2) crochet hook or 3mm (UK 11) crochet hook
02 Aran or worsted weight yarn:
• Color A: Primary body color
• Color B: Edge of fins
• Color C: Outer eye
• Color D: Inner eye
• Color E: Cheeks
03 Tapestry needle
04 Stuffing

Gauge

5-rnd gauge circle = 1.75”/4.5cm or 5-rnd gauge circle with 3mm hook = 1.825”/4.8cm
Gauge isn’t terribly important in amigurumi, so it is okay to use a slightly larger hook if that is all you have. However, you don’t want to see stuffing through the stitches, so don’t get too big. Also, remember that if you scale up your ami, you may want larger notions (like snap eyes).

Techniques and Stitches

• Magic ring (MR)
• Single crochet (sc)
• Double crochet (dc)
• Increase (inc)
• Invisible decrease (invdec)
• Bobble (4-bob and 5-bob)
• Invisible join
Please, go to our site for a free Terms and Techniques glossary for more information.

♥Don’t worry if the lips don’t line up exactly as you are making the bobbles. They will align when you pull the tail of the magic ring tight.