FISH POT-HOLDER
Materials = 1 ball Knit Cro Sheen.
Embroidery floss = 2 skeins of contrasting colour, (6 strands).
Steel crochet hook size 7.
1" ring.
Starting at tail, ch 13.
Row1: sc in 3rd ch from hook, *dc in next ch, sc in next ch.. Rep from * across, ending with dc in same ch as last sc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: *sc in next dc, dc in next sc..Rep from * across, ending with sc and dc in top st turning ch..Ch 3, turn. Rep 2nd row until piece measures 3". Ch 1, turn at end of last row. Place a marker in work at both ends.
Row 3: *dc in next sc, sc in next dc.. Rep from * across, ending with sc in top st of turning ch.. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4: *sc in next dc, dc in next sc..Rep from * across, ending with dc in turning ch 1. Ch 1, turn. Rep last 2 Rows alternately until piece measures 5" in all. Fins will be worked between markers. Keeping continuity of pattern, dec 1 st at both ends of each row, until piece measures 7" in all.
To dec 1 st, work off 2 sts as one st., then work dc in every other st across and fasten off.
Make another piece same as this. Embroider eye and mouth as in photo on each piece. Place padding between crochet pieces and overcast tog..With 6 strands, work sc closely over ring and sew to Mouth end of potholder.
FINS - Top and Bottom: Attach Six Strand Floss and work about 16 sc through both thicknesses between markers. Dec 1 st at mouth edge in each row until no stitches remain. Fasten off.
TAIL - Attach Six Strand Floss and work about 14 sc through both thicknesses along tail end. Inc 1 st at both ends of each row until there are 26 sc - to inc work 2 sc in 1 sc. Shape tail as follows:
Ch 2, turn: 2 dc in 1st st, dc in 6 sts, hdc in 4 sts, sc in 4 sts, hdc in 4 sts, dc in 6 sts, 3 dc in last st.. Fasten off.