Fin Fish Puzzle by Dedri Uys

Fin Fish Puzzle

July 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
gauge is not important in this project
4.0 mm (G)
241 - 273 yards (220 - 250 m)
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Meet Fin the Crochet Fish Puzzle. He is the most recent of my Amamani (Amigurumi Amish Puzzle Animals) and I must confess that I am more than a little bit in love with him.

He is based on the original Crochet Amish Puzzle Ball, and as such comes apart into 3 segments, or rings, which then have to be re-assembled to form the fish.

The chunky design makes it perfect for little hands to grab hold of and your colour options are limitless!

The instructions in the pattern are for a 2-tone fish with a Main colour body, Contrasting colour fins and a striped tail.


Using the hook and yarn specified, Fin works up to 13 cm wide x 17 cm high x 18 cm long. That is roughly 5” x 6.5” x 7”. But you can use a bigger or smaller hook and thicker or thinner yarn.

Gauge doesn’t matter, but if the yarn you use is too thin for the hook you use, you will end up with holes in your lids. And if you do make Fin with odds and ends of yarn and some of the yarns are thinner than others, please make sure that the yarn you use for the lids is as thick, or thicker, than the yarn you use for the wedges, otherwise the lids will be too small. The wedges are more forgiving than the lids!


The pattern for Fin the Crochet Fish Puzzle is suitable for Advanced Beginners. It includes plenty of photos and additional instructions to make it as easy as possible for you to create your own Fish Puzzle.

Although this pattern is easy, it is very detailed, so you will need to have a good grasp of the English language.

You will need to know:

  • How to make single crochet stitches, half-double crochet stitches and double crochet stitches
  • How to work into the back loop only AND how to make front-post stitches
  • How to increase and decrease
  • How to work in the round
  • How to make a magic ring

Please see my site for more information, including abbreviations and materials.

And if this is your very first brush with my Amamani or even the puzzle ball, you might find it useful to look at the Puzzle Ball Pattern on my site first as it is continuously updated to make it easier to understand exactly how these puzzles are made.