This crochet heart fish applique will make a cute embellishment for children’s clothes, hats, bags, or blankets. It is easy and fun to make – you only need to crochet two hearts in different sizes and sew them together!
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You can also use such heart fish to make adorable handmade greeting cards for Valentine’s Day. Simply attach the applique to the card and add a funny note such as “Fishing you a happy Valentine’s Day!”
More handmade card ideas can be found in this post: DIY Valentine’s Day cards embellished with crochet appliques.
I love everything about the sea and ocean and this passion inspired me to design crochet patterns for different sea motifs – sea shells, sea horses, jelly fish, corals, different types of fish and more!
You may like my crochet crab applique, crochet sea turtle applique, crochet hyperbolic coral, and crochet wall arts inspired by the sea. More sea motif patterns can be found in my Etsy shop and on Ravelry.
Heart Fish Applique – Free Crochet Pattern
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Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
For this project, you are welcome to use any yarn weight you like. For my samples, I used cotton crochet thread size 3 and a crochet hook 1/2.75 mm. You will also need black embroidery floss for the eye.
This crochet heart Fish applique is about 2″ long.
Copyright: This pattern is an original design by GoldenLucyCrafts. You may not copy, rewrite, redistribute or resell this pattern in any form, this includes making video tutorials. You may not translate this pattern to another language and publish the pattern or any parts of it.
To make this heart fish applique, you need to make a large heart for the body and a small heart for the tail, then sew the hearts together and embroider the eye.
Large Heart for the Body
Rnd 1. make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC; Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, HDC + DC in first St, 3 TR in next St, 2 DC in next St, HDC in each of next 3 Sts, HDC in Ch-1 St, Ch 1, DC in next St (Heart point), Ch 1, HDC in Ch-1 St, HDC in each of next 3 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 TR in next St, DC + HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, SC in first St, 2 SC in each of next 4 Sts, SC in each of the next 6 Sts, SC into Ch-1 St, Ch 1, DC in next St (Heart point), Ch 1, SC into Ch-1 St, SC in each of the next 6 Sts, 2 SC in each of next 4 Sts, SC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Small Heart for the Tail
Rnd 1. make all of the next stitches into the third Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 HDC, 2 SC, Ch 1, HDC (Heart point), Ch 1, 2 SC, 3 HDC, Ch 2, Sl St in center.
Assemble the fish – sew a small heart between the large heart’s semicircles. With black embroidery floss, make 2-3 stitches for the eye. You can also use the bead instead.
I hope you enjoyed this heart Fish applique free crochet pattern!
Kathleen (AKA Katfish) says
I was looking for fish patterns for pocket prayer shawls for patients in a mission hospital in Brazil. Yours is wonderful for it combines the Christian fish symbol with a symbol for love. What a neat way to reach out to hurting people far away!