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Crochet Fish Pattern

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You do not need fancy accessories to look trendy. Put on this simple fish pattern crochet pendant necklace to spice up your daily casual wear.

crochet fish pendant

I have been into minimalist fashion style all this while; without making my plain clothing look dull and boring, I needed some accessories to cheer it up a little. While shopping for clothing and accessories, I came across a wooden fish pendant and I like it a lot. I presumed the wooden one (if it is a block of real wood) will be a lot heavier and might strain the neck after a long hour of wearing. That’s where I got the inspiration and came out with this crochet version of a fish pendant necklace, it is light and ergonomic, perfect for all-day wear.

easy fish crochet

Fish Pattern

Crochet Pendant Necklace

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Brighten up your day with something simple and easy to crochet. This fish pattern crochet pendant necklace is crocheted from raffia yarn, or you can use your preferred yarn to make it. Please refer to the full list of materials and tools in the pattern section. It is the same as amigurumi crochet where it is crochet in a continuous round with single crochet stitches. The crochet fish charm is then pressed and blocked with a warm iron to make it flat.

fish pendant

If you are not into clothing accessories, you may probably want to make this fish pattern into a fish charm keychain. It is a great handmade gift for any occasion, especially for an angler who loves fishing with rods and lines. I made this 3-fish keychain for my daughter as per her request. It is now on her school bag, following her to school every weekday. Her friends named it the fishing keychain since it looks like the fish are being angled.

crochet fish charm

You may want to make them in different colors too. I can’t stop making them, and it is so addictive. Thus I ended up making them with all the colors in my raffia yarn collection.

raffia fish necklace

Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.

beautiful crochet fish

Have a nice day and Happy Crochet!

crochet fish jewellery

Crochet Fish Pendant Necklace

Crochet Pattern

Size: 3.5″ x 1.75″

Skill level: Easy

ch = chain
Inc = Increment stitch or 2sc
Inv Dec = Invisible Decrement stitch or 2sctog
mr = magic ring or magic circle
Rnd = Round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch

Materials & Tools:
1. Crochet raffia yarn
2. Crochet hook 2.5 mm
3. Stitch marker
4. Tapestry needle
5. 3/8″ Buttons, 2
6. Warm iron
7. Leather cord

Crochet Pattern

in American crochet terms
This pattern begins from the tails and works toward the head


Tail 1
Rnd 1: 3sc in mr {3}
Rnd 2: Inc around {6}
Rnd 3: (sc, Inc) around {9}
Rnd 4: sc around {9}
Rnd 5: sc around, sl st to the first stitch on this round {9}

Tail 2
Rnd 1 to Rnd 3: Repeat Rnd 1 to Rnd 3 of Tail 1
Rnd 4 & 5: sc around {9}
continue next to include Tail 1 to make the body


Rnd 6: sc 4 in Tail 2, sc 9 in Tail 1, sc 5 in Tail 2 {18}
Rnd 7: (Inv Dec, sc) around {12}
Rnd 8: sc around {12}
Rnd 9: sc 2, (Inc, sc 3) 2 times, Inc, sc {15}
Rnd 10: (Inc, sc 4) around {18}
Rnd 11: sc 3, (Inc, sc 5) 2 times, Inc, sc 2 {21}
Rnd 12 to 15: sc around {21}
Rnd 16: (Inv Dec, sc 5) around {18}
Rnd 17: (sc, Inv Dec) around {12}
Rnd 18: (Inv Dec, sc 2) around {9}
Rnd 19: (sc, Inv Dec) around {6}
Rnd 20: Inv Dec around {3}
Ch 4 to encircle a loop for the hanging purpose
Leave a long yarn tail for sewing


1. Press the fish pendant with a warm iron to block it and flatten it.
2. Sew the yarn tail to the fish pendant to encircle a loop
3. Sew the buttons as eyes on both sides.
4. Weave in all ends. Trim yarn.
5. Make into a necklace with leather cord, or as a hanging ornament with a keychain

More Details on how to crochet the Fish Pendant

fish pattern

Gather all the materials and tools listed above.
This crochet fish pendant is crocheted with raffia yarn. However, you may try the crochet pattern with your other choice of yarn, as long as it can be blocked and pressed into a flat piece.

fish pattern

Tail 1.

fish pattern

Tail 1 and Tail 2.

fish pattern

Join tail 1 and tail 2 at Rnd 6 to continue with the body.

fish pattern

Follow the crochet pattern to complete the crochet fish pendant.

fish pattern

Block and press it flat with a warm iron (medium heat setting, with or without steam).

fish pattern

Sew the yarn tail to encircle a loop.

fish pattern

Complete the crochet fish pendant by sewing the buttons on both sides as eyes.
Hide and trim yarn


Style it!

Tie a long leather cord to it to make a trendy necklace.

easy fish crochet

Or, chain a few of them to make a fish keychain.
Do you notice that I used the double-head rivet button to make the eyes? Do you prefer metal eyes or wooden eyes?

fish pendant

How about trying out the crochet fish pendant with other colors?

crochet fish charm

Happy crochet and have a nice day with a cuppa 🙂

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Sunday 28th of July 2019

I forgot to ask how long is the leather cord you used in the picture of the brown fish necklace?? Thank you again.

Craft Passion

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

It is about 1 meter long.


Sunday 28th of July 2019

is there a good USA substitute for the raffia used in this pattern?? Also what size USA hook would be close to a 2.50mm hook?? i made one holding 2 strands of #10 thread together & using a USA steel size O hook, it came out to the size given in the pattern but it looks a tad small to me for a 'necklace', however this info. might be of help to anyone else who would like to make it using substitute yarn for the raffia - i looked around online trying to locate that type of raffia here in the USA, found some Offray Wraphia Ribbon offered at JoAnn's online only, but all colors are currently out of stock. Thank You for the pattern :)

Craft Passion

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

You may use lightweight yarn like Sport or light DK as a substitute for raffia yarn. I think 2.5mm crochet hook is between B and C. You may order the raffia yarn from Craft Passion Shop.


Thursday 23rd of May 2019

Every time I click the pattern link, it takes me right back to the blog post. Is the pattern no longer free?

Craft Passion

Thursday 6th of June 2019

Sometimes it will flip back once, but you should get to the pattern page after that.

Elaine Taylor

Wednesday 14th of November 2018

I have made quite a few of things from your patterns over the last few years. Thanks for the patterns. I have been trying to write to you from "contact us" on your website and so far have not been able to get it to work. I was going to place an order for the raffia ribbon and key rings but the shipping is very high. I know it is going overseas and that shipping in general is high. The shipping was more than the cost of the items I was ordering. If this is right then I'll just have to decide if the high shipping is worth what I am ordering. I love to make the crochet fish pendant. Thanks for listening.

Craft Passion

Thursday 15th of November 2018

Hi Elaine, sorry that the shipping cost is high, we ship via DHL eCommerce generally and this is the best price they are offering. The raffia yarn is general bulky to ship, so the dimension is the main concern for shipping.

Artificial Sinew Manufacturer

Saturday 3rd of November 2018

This Crochet fish pendant looks so lovely. Loved making the pendant. The instructions are really easy to follow and the photos help in the tricky bits like the corners. I'm going try the little matching accessories.