Pufferfish by NeedleNoodles


by NeedleNoodles
April 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in sc
3.5 mm (E)
95 - 100 yards (87 - 91 m)
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Don’t worry-- this fishie isn’t poisonous!

This is a crochet pattern suitable for intermediate crocheters, and involves the following techniques:

  • Working in rounds
  • The following crochet stitches: ch, sc, hdc, dc, dc clusters, sl st
  • Magic ring (instructions for this are included with the pattern, also known as adjustable ring)
  • Two pattern stitches, “Nub Stitch” and “Loop Stitch” are introduced in this pattern. Directions are included in the pattern, or, if you would like to try them out before buying, a tutorial for these stitches is available for free here:


Two pages of directions are also included for making your own eyes and mouth using polymer clay, plus substitution tips if you choose not to go this route.

Finished pufferfish size is about 5.5” wide x 5.5” long, and takes about 100 yards of worsted weight yarn.

This pattern is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. In short, this means that you ARE allowed to make and sell items made from this pattern, or other derivative works, so long as you give me credit for the original design, and make your own work available under the same terms.

This pattern is written in English and all needle sizes, abbreviations, etc. are American. Contains 13 fully-illustrated pages with large, easy-to-read text and lots of photos, diagrams and charts to accompany the written instructions.

Suggested Materials:

  • Yarn:

    Blue: Lily Sugar’n Cream: Hot Blue (or about 85 yds/10 m of desired worsted
    weight yarn)

    Lime: Lily Sugar’n Cream: Hot Green (or
    about 10 yds/10 m of desired worsted weight yarn)

    Pink: Lily Sugar’n Cream: Hot Pink (or about 85 yds/78 m of desired worsted weight yarn)

    Yellow: Lily Sugar'n Cream: Yellow (or about 

    15 yds/14 m of desired worsted weight yarn)

  • US Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook

  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in yarn ends)

  • Needle and thread

  • Scissors

  • Stuffing

  • Eyes and Mouth