Are you ready for a trip to the beach? I know I am! Too bad we cannot be there all the time. If you are waiting for your next trip with anticipation, why not dive into your yarn stash and work up one of these fish knitting patterns?
These fun patterns are a great way to create your own ocean themed getaway.
16 Knitted Fish Patterns
Below are 16 knitted fish patterns. There are fun patterns based on cartoon characters, as well as patterns that are perfect for a home decorated in nautical decor.
1. Amigurumi Fish Knitting Pattern by MumpitzDesign
These chubby cuties are perfect for using up your stash yarn. And they would look adorable sitting on your nightstand, kitchen table, or patio table. They would also make fun little toys for children.
To make these chubby little fish, you will need to know how to knit in the round and knit flat and use basic increases and decreases. The fish is knit with the body and tail in one piece. The fins are picked up and knit directly onto the body. You can also knit the fins separately and sew them on later.
2. Goldfish In A Bag Hat Knitting Pattern by BlackberryFaerie
This whimsical hat is so much fun. And children will love wearing it. You can knit the hat with the suggested goldfish. Or have fun and make a colourful tropical fish.
This fish knitting pattern includes two sizes: infant and toddler/child. It requires approximately 25 grams of each colour in worsted weight yarn, plus scraps of contrasting colours for embroidery. The hat is knit with 4.5 (US 7) double pointed needles.
3. Fishy Wishy Afghan Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn
The Fishy Wishy Afghan fish knitting pattern is made with light weight yarn. It is an intermediate level pattern. It would make a great addition to a child’s room decorated with a maritime theme.
The finished child’s afghan will measure about 29 inches (73.5 cm) x 37 inches (94 cm).
You can also check out these Baby Blanket Patterns.
4. Finding Nemo Knit Fish Pattern by Nixknittingsticks
Do your kids love Finding Nemo? If so, they will adore this cute little plush fish toy. The cute little clown fish would make a great addition to any Disney collection.
Included are step-by-step instructions for each piece. Nemo is worked flat, then seamed and stuffed. Completed, he will measure approximately 9.45 inches (24 cm) x 5.9 inches (15 cm).
5. Dory Blue Tang Fish Knitting Pattern by Nixknittingsticks
If you are planning on knitting up the Finding Nemo fish knitting pattern, you might as well make him a friend too. Dory will gladly keep the little guy company.
The Dory blue tang fish is worked flat, then seamed and stuffed. Instructions are given for each piece. Once the pieces are made, Dory is assembled and sewn shut. When finished, Dory measures approximately 11.02 inches (28 cm) x 7.87 inches (20 cm).
6. Stranded Ocean Depths Beanie Knitting Pattern by JoansGarden
This quirky hat features several of the creatures that inhabit the deepest oceans. It would make a great present for anyone that loves fishing or scuba diving.
It is an intermediate to advanced level fish knitting pattern that uses stranded colourwork. Instructions are given for head sizes 18 inch child (46 cm), 21 inch small adult (53 cm), and 23 inch medium-large adult (58 cm).
7. Fish Knitting Cloth Pattern by ezcareknits
Use this fish knitting pattern to make a washcloth or dishcloth. It is an easy pattern that only uses knit and purl stitches.
The cloth is knit on US 7 (4.5 mm) straight knitting needles. Completed, it will measure about 7 inches (18 cm) wide x 7.25 inches (18.5 cm) high.
8. Fish Inspired Booties Pattern by KnitclickShop
Here is another fun Finding Nemo inspired fish knitting pattern. What baby would not look absolutely adorable wearing these cute booties? The pattern includes instructions for sizes 0 to 6 months.
Looking for more baby bootie knitting patterns? Check out our list here.
9. Caribbean Reef Fish Knitting Pattern by AnimalKnitdom
Are you fascinated by the ocean and its colourful inhabitants? This fish knitting pattern contains the fairy basslet, bluehead wrasse, queen triggerfish, and the red cushion sea star.
You only need small amounts of yarn to make these fish. They are fast and fun little projects that can be completed in just a couple of hours. You can use these plush fish to make a mock aquarium or a colourful crib mobile.
10. How to make your own Goldfish by Susan Dennis
These squishy goldfish are fun and easy to make. Completed, they are about the size of a grapefruit.
This free fish knitting pattern included step-by-step instructions with photos. The fish are made starting from the bottom of the back fin and knit in one piece. The top and side fins are knitted in after the body is stuffed and finished.
11. Sea Babies Mobile Toy Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz
The Sea Babies Mobile knitting pattern is ideal for a nautical themed nursery. To create the mobile, the clownfish, crab, octopus, and starfish are hung from an embroidery hoop.
The knitting pattern is 8 pages long and written in English. Most of the pieces are knitted flat on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. You will need to know how to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, knit stripes, and sew seams.
12. Cuff Down Socks Knitted Fish Pattern by EmmaBermudezDesigns
The Catch of the Day is a whimsical fish knitting pattern. The socks are designed to appear as though the fish are eating your feet.
This pattern is written for knitters that understand the basics of making socks. It is recommended for advanced knitters or intermediate knitters who are willing to stretch their skills.
13. Fish Coasters Pattern by kayclairgoodies
Do you have a stash of left over yarn? How about some pony beads? If so, you can complete these easy fish coasters in no time at all.
The fish knitting pattern uses very simple techniques. You only need to knot knit, knit front and back, and knit 2 together (or slip slip knit ). The finished size is about 4.5 inches (11.43 cm) wide.
Also see: Knit Coaster Patterns
14. From the Sea Pullovers Pattern from Yarnspirations
Do your children need warm little sweaters for their trips to the beach? This free fish knitting pattern includes 2 designs. You get both the sailboat and fish sweater patterns.
To make these sweaters you will need US 3 (3.25 mm), US 5 (3.75 mm) knitting needles, and US 3 (3.25 mm) circular knitting needles.
15. ROFL Fish Hat Pattern by ROFLHatFactory
This amazing fish hat is not only for children. Adults will enjoy wearing it too. And it is thick and warm and ideal for cold water temperatures.
IT is an easy to intermediate level knitting pattern. You will need to know knit in the round, rib stitch, garter stitch, M1, K2tog, stretchy cast on stitch, pick up stitches, and whip stitch sewing.
The pattern includes sized small 5 years, small adult 19 inches (48.26 cm), medium adult 21 inches (53.34 cm), and large adult 22.5 inches (57.15 cm).
16. Pufferfish Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by TeaCosyFolk
Do you collect teapots or have tea parties? This fun pufferfish tea cosy will get a lot of compliments. It has big eyes and looks as though it is ready to join in on the conversation.
The main part of the tea cosy is knitted in two colours. All the spikes, fins, tail, and head are knitted separately and sewn on after. The pufferfish tea cosy will fit a medium sized tea pot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints.
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Whether you live in a beach house or just enjoy the nautical decor, these patterns are for you. Fish knitting patterns are fun projects that can be used to decorate your home or a baby’s nursery.