since i wasn’t completely happy with any of the two patterns for the fish that are out there on the web, i figured out my own. it is a mix of the pattern from knitter’s magazine issue 51 (summer 1998) and the other pattern of the smaller and simpler fish. my fish are similar to the first pattern, but almost as small as the second pattern, without eyes and narrower.
i deciced to crochet the fish together using chain stiches because i wanted the extra colour between the fish (oh, and i decided on orange instead of pink as a more fun than cute blankie). i pick up stiches on every other row on alternating sides of the seam, which results in a zig zaggedy chain that is as elastic as the fish.
and weaving in ends and crocheting it together as i go along is probably a very good idea… 🙂