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Category Pretty Little Things 37 - Story Time, Home, Children, Matt Farci
Suggested yarn Catona 10g, Catona 25g, Catona 50g
Type Bookends
Technique crochet
Languages dutch english-uk
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Amigurumi Fish Bookends

By Matt Farci

Matt Farci’s colourful Amigurumi Fish Bookends are perfect for the shelves of a nautical-themed nursery or beach house, and the ideal gift for aquarium enthusiasts. With a rainbow of 113 colours in the Scheepjes Catona range, there are countless colour combinations you could choose from to crochet your own set. Made in the spiralling amigurumi technique throughout, textural scallops, fins and embroidered eyelashes are charming additions. To make sure assembly goes swimmingly, Matt has included instructions for cutting and constructing the wooden elements, if you don’t have bookends ready to upcycle.


Scheepjes Catona (100% Mercerised Cotton; 50g/125m)

  • Yarn A 403 Lemonade x 1 ball

Scheepjes Catona (100% Mercerised Cotton; 25g/62.5m)

  • Yarn B 173 Bluebell x 1 ball
  • Yarn D 246 Icy Pink x 1 ball
  • Yarn E 385 Crystalline x 1 ball

Scheepjes Catona (100% Mercerised Cotton; 10g/25m)

  • Yarn C 520 Lavender x 1 ball
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 2 x 10mm black safety eyes
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Cardboard
  • Wooden plank (approx. 70 x 14 x 1cm)
  • Wooden trim (approx. 28 x 1 x 1cm)
  • Wood glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • White paint + brush (optional)


This pattern appears in Pretty Little Things 37 – Story Time, published by Scheepjes. The Pretty Little Things booklet is available in print in both UK English and Dutch language via Scheepjes retailers. It is also available as an eBook via Ravelry.

Our monthly publication Pretty Little Things (Klein Maar Fijn) showcases 3 multicraftual patterns made with Scheepjes yarns. Colourful projects that are beginner-friendly, affordable, and appealing to all crafters thanks to the adorable aesthetic. Who doesn’t love a pretty ‘weekend’ project?

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