Large Koi, crochet Pattern, realistic fish stuffed animal, crocodile stitch, dragon scale, amigurumi, carp softie

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This pattern makes a large (2ft), realistic but charming Koi. It has a satisfying scaly texture and flowing tail. It is worked in-the-round, in Crocodile Stitch. The fins are worked directly onto the fish and the head is made separately and attached.

The difficulty for this pattern is intermediate. It takes 20-30 hours to crochet.

The pattern has many photos and a few charts (for some of the trickier parts)

Gauge is not critical for this project, but if you use any yarn larger than sport weight, or are concerned about smallish holes, you will definitely want to line it (the fish shown in the pattern are unlined). A stocking works well for this.
You could use nearly any fiber, but I would advise against fuzzy yarns. Yarns with some sheen look especially good.

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Sport weight Yarn 550 yards
US F/5 Hook (3.75 mm)
One pair of 20 mm Safety Eyes
Yarn needle
Poly filling
Stitch markers
4 Bobby pins (to pin two pieces together)
1 Trouser sock or stocking to line fish (optional)

P.S. I would love to see your fish when it is done! You can tweet it to me @TerryFiner.

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Darling little fish. It is going to be fun making him.
Dec 30, 2017 by crittersbylinda1
I excitedly purchased said pattern (and stupidly did not read it all the way thru before buying yarn), spent $60 on 600 yards of yarn, and $7 on safety eyes. There are parts of the pattern that are poorly worded and complete omissions of portions of directions. I had to get help from a person who’s previously worked this pattern AND write the shop owner for clarification - I’m 50% done and ready to quit. I initially thought it was just me, but when I went to the other pattern website (starts with an ‘r’), every single review stated how unclear and poorly written this pattern is. The Etsy reviews do not give an accurate assessment of the issues with this pattern. The only redeeming quality is that the end result is really beautiful if you figure out the riddle that is this pattern. Side note: I’ve been crocheting for 20 years.
Nov 16, 2017 by Karen Willard
super cute can't wait to start hooking been wanting to learn the crocodile stitch :)
Aug 4, 2017 by HAG2002
Thank you for the pattern my husband is going to love it when I get ready to make it for him but I am going to add extra colors to it can't wait to make it
May 19, 2017 by sherrie zwahr
Realistically detailed -- I am looking forward to making this item.
Jan 20, 2017 by Elizabeth Savchick

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