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Rainbow Fish Soft Toy Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Rainbow Fish Soft Toy Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Val Pierce

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type

    Straight, Crochet Hook

  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Bobbles, Garter

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What you need to know

Knit a magical rainbow fish soft toy with Val Pierce's simple pattern.

Perfect for using up all the bright colours in your stash, Finnygan the fish will delight even very young children with his friendly face. Little ones will love touching and feeling his many different textures. Time and patience will be required w hen making up Finnygan due to the separate pieces that need to be sewn together but don't let this put you off. The results will speak for themselves and Finnygan is bound to become a beloved family favourite!

What do I need?

Yarn: Patons Fairytale Colour 4 Me DK, shade 4954 Blueberry, shade 4953 Strawberry, shade 4957 Aqua, shade 4960 Lemon, shade 4970 Random Stripe, shade 4951 Orange, shade 4952 Lime, one 50g ball of each; DK oddments in Black and White (for eyes)
Needles: 4mm
Crochet hook: 4mm
Toy Safety stuffing


Length: approx 32cm
Height: approx 19cm

Top knit tips

It is very important to sew the ends of yarn in neatly to achieve a professional finish with Finnygan. If the edge where the loose ends are is not going to be sewn into a seam, simply weave the yarn in and out of a few stitches along the edge of the work and then, skipping the final stitch, weave it back through again. If the edge is going to be a seam, weave the ends into the seam allowance in the same way as described before.

Make sure that you sew the tail, fins and eyes on very securely if you intend to let a small baby play with him.

Meet the designer

Designer Val Pierce is best known for her utterly adorable toy patterns. If you loved making this pattern, then why not make Val's tropical parrot toy pattern next? You can find even more toy designs from Val Pierce here.

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Watch to learn

Brush up on the skills needed for this pattern with this tutorial.

Techniques: Basic Shaping, Bobbles, Garter , Purl Ridge, Stocking Stitch

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