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Francis the Fish
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 81106AD This amigurumi animal is a super fun critter! Please note that this pattern requires some basic crochet skills.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 8 in. (20 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 18, 2012)
Rnds 7-9 6-8: *K2, p2, rep from * around.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

840-132 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Goldfish

Soft peachy orange


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Note: (A)

860-133 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Brick

Burnt red-orange


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Note: (B)

860-135 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Rust

Deep burnt orange


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing Small amount of black yarn

INSTRUCTIONS



BODY PANEL (make 3) With straight needles and A, cast on 3 sts.

K 1 row, p 1 row.

Row 1 (Increase Row): Inc in first st, k to last st, inc in last st – 5 sts.

Row 2: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows twice more – 9 sts.

Change to B and rep Rows 1 and 2 once – 11 sts.

Change to C.

Next Row (RS): Inc in first st, p to last st, inc in last st – 13 sts.

Next Row (WS): Change to B.

Purl.

With B, rep Rows 1 and 2 once – 15 sts.

Change to A and rep Rows 1 and 2 twice – 19 sts.

Change to C and rep Row 1 – 21 sts.

Change to A and p 1 row.

With A, rep Rows 1 and 2 – 23 sts.

With A, k 1 row.

Change to B and p 1 row, k 1 row.

Change to C and p 2 rows.

Next Row: Change to B.

Purl.

Next Row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 21 sts.

Change to A and rep last 2 rows twice – 17 sts.

Change to C and p 1 row.

Next Row: Change to A.

K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 15 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows once – 13 sts.

Next Row: Change to B.

K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 11 sts.

Change to C and k next WS row.

Next Row: Change to B.

K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 9 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Change to A and rep last 2 rows 3 times – 3 sts.

Sl sts to a stitch holder.

Seam 3 panels together along long sides, leaving 3 sets of sts on holders.

Before sewing final seam, stuff piece, then finish sewing closed.

Tail From RS with double-pointed needles and B, pick up and k3 sts from each holder – 9 sts.

Join, being careful not to twist.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Rnd 1: Knit, inc 3 sts evenly spaced around –12 sts.

Rnd 2: K1, p1 around.

Rnd 3: *K into front and then back of next st, p next st, rep from * around – 18 sts.

Rnd 4: *K2, p1, rep from * around.

Rnd 5: *K2, p into back and then front of next st, rep from * around – 24 sts.

Rnds 6-8: *K2, p2, rep from * around.

Bind off.



TOP FIN With straight needles and B, cast on 13 sts.

Row 1: *K1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: Bind off 2, *p1, k1, rep from * to last st, end p1.

Row 3: *K into front and then back of next st, p1, rep from * 3 more times, k1, p1, k1 – 15 sts.

Row 4: Bind off 2 sts, k the knits and p the purls to end of row.

Row 5: K the knits and p the purls across.

Row 6: Bind off 6 sts, k the knits and p the purls to end of row.

Row 7: Rep Row 5.

Bind off.



SIDE FINS (make 2) With straight needles and B, cast on 5 sts.

Row 1: *K1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: P1, *k into front and then back of next st, p1, rep from * across.

Row 3: K the knits and p the purls across.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 5 and 6: Rep Row 3.

Bind off.



EYES (make 2) With crochet hook and C, ch 2, work 6 single crochet in first ch.

Join with slip st in beg st, fasten off.

With black yarn, embroider a French knot in center of eye.



FINISHING Sew Side Fins, Top Fin, and Eyes to Body Panel.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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