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These fish, in all the wonderful AUNT LYDIA colors, with sequinned eyes, will be a delight because of their constant movement.
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "AUNT LYDIA'S" HEAVY RUG YARN, Article 235
1 skein each Black, Chartreuse, Cerise, Yellow and Turquoise or colors of your choice and
"AUNT LYDIA'S" CARPET and BUTTON THREAD
1 spool Black
Aluminum crochet hook size H
Cotton for filling
2- 18 inch dowels
Chain (ch) 4, 4 double crochet (dc) in 1st stitch (st) of chain, ch 1 to turn all rows.
2nd ROW: 1 single crochet (sc) in each st (5 sc).
3rd ROW: Working in sc increase 1 sc at the beginning and end of row.
Next 3 ROWS: Work even in sc
7th ROW: Decrease 1 sc at the beginning and end of row (to decrease: insert hook in st, pull loop through, insert hook in next st, pull loop through, yarn over and work off all loops at one time).
8th ROW: Work even in sc.
Repeat the last 2 rows once. Work 2 more rows even in sc.
13th ROW: 2 double loop sts in each sc (double loop st: wind yarn twice around index finger to form loops, insert needle in sc and pick up both loops, pull through same sc, complete sc), cut yarn.
Work another section in the same manner leaving a length for sewing. Sew the 2 sections together filling slightly with cotton. Sew a sequin at the center of each loop and one on each side for Eyes as illustrated.
Work 20 more Fish (4 of each color) in same manner.
Cover each dowel with desired color by winding yarn around and around. Fasten ends with glue. Cross dowels and fasten center securely. Cover ring with sc and sew to center of dowels. Cut "AUNT LYDIA'S" CARPET and BUTTON THREAD into 5- 42 inch lengths. String 4 Fish 4 inches apart on 4 lengths sewing each Fish securely arranging colors as desired. Sew to each end of the dowels having top Fish of one length 8 inches from end, next 4 inches, next 6 inches, next 2 inches. String 5 Fish, 4 inches apart on remaining length and sew to center of dowel 1 inch from top Fish.
Icon sized if you want it for an icon.
I think this pattern would be cute in thread for phone charms and such.