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How to Make a 3 Eyed Fish

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Whether you are a big fan of Blinky from the Simpsons, you want to celebrate Earth Day in a sarcastic way, or you just like 3 eyed fish, this is the pattern for you.

This is my first time writing down a pattern. I usually crochet freestyle, so I hope this pattern makes sense. I took a lot of pics during the process to help explain. Let me know if you have any questions.

You will need: Orange yarn, white yarn, a tiny bit of black yarn, fiberfill, and a size F crochet hook. You also need to know the basics of crocheting. If you are just learning, check out some other instructables for details on how to make these stitches.
You need to know:

Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Sc2tog stitch 2 together. (Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.)


 
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Step 1: Make the Body

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I started with a Magic Circle, as opposed to fitting 6sc into one ch.
Here is a good video on how to make a magic circle.
magic circle video.

For a stich marker, I use a piece of yarn in a different color, or sometimes a bobby pin, whichever is handy.

Rnd 1:Make a magic circle with  6 sc.  Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around .
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around 
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around 
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around 
Rnd 7:
*2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around 
Rnds 8-10: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 11; *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around
Rnd 12; Sc in each st around.
Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around
Rnd 14-16: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 17: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around
Rnd 18- 20: Sc in each st around.  (begin to stuff the body)
Rnd 21:  *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around
Rnd 22: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 23: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around
Rnd 24: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 25: Sc2tog around
Rnd 26: Sc in each st around.

Stuff the body so it is full. Squeeze the tail together a the end, and Sc across to close it. (see picture). It should take about 5 or 6 sc to close the piece. Let's call this Row 27. Now ch1, turn.

Row 28: Work 2 sc in each st, ch1, turn.
Row 29: Work 3 sc in next st, Work 2 sc in next st, Work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, ch1, turn
Row 30: sc in next st, work 2 dc in next st, work 2 sc in next st, work 2 dc in next st, work 2 sc in next st, work 2 dc in next st, work 2dc in each of last 4 sts. Fasten off and weave in end.


Sunny1246134 years ago
Wow!! I think Blinky is adorable, so I am definitely going to make this! ( if the PDF can load...)
carpfluff4 years ago
AMASING! Blinky is my favorite. I'm voting for you. =)
tmxchase4 years ago
 This  is  FANTASTIC
King Julien4 years ago
I am so voting for this.
marc.cryan4 years ago
An insperation!

blinky.JPG
domestic_engineer (author)  marc.cryan4 years ago
very nice hon.
zombiefire4 years ago
u should enter it in the critter contast
lol
i mean contest
not contast
zombiefire4 years ago
cool
knex_mepalm4 years ago
Simpsons moments coming back, Ill make this then vote.
canida4 years ago
He's adorable!
GianniMora4 years ago
 awsome... 5* and my vote.


                              -M
 *gasp* its blinky! awesome 
acidbass4 years ago
 ahhhhhhh! aliens are invading look! jk it is really good 
davee52uk4 years ago
It's a knitted character - you should enter the K - Factor !
domestic_engineer (author)  davee52uk4 years ago
what?
The "K Factor" was a version Simon Cowell's The  "X Factor" - only with knitted characters instead of people. It was on a program called "Harry Hills TV Burp" in the UK.

Search for Harry Hill + K factor. Harry Hill is stranger  than he looks !
lemonie4 years ago
It's a winner (or should be).
But don't take my word for it, let's ask an actor dressed as Charles Darwin...

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domestic_engineer (author)  lemonie4 years ago
I wouldn't mind having a third eye, would you?
I suppose if they found an elephant they'd blame his ridculous nose on the nuclear boogie man.

Yes they would.

:)

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ChrysN4 years ago
I love it!
seamster4 years ago
This is awesome!

I haven't yet picked up crocheting, so I didn't even attempt to read your instructions... I just have to give you props for the great idea.

Props!
domestic_engineer (author)  seamster4 years ago
thanks! You should get into crocheting. It's fun, cheap, and gets easier the more you do it. There are so many good videos and tutorials out there to show you how.
marc.cryan4 years ago

Very nice!

What are you going to make today?

domestic_engineer (author)  marc.cryan4 years ago
I don't know. Maybe I'll make a marc.cryan doll. :)
Blinky! :D

How awesome! ^^