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I received an email yesterday from a woman whose son recently lost his Betta fish to infection. She said she did not knit but her son was missing his pet and could I possibly make a knitted one for him that looks like his pet.

You can’t really turn down such an adorable request, can you? Of course not. This is the picture of Rosie she sent me:


I happen to have some blue/purple yarn that was a pretty close color match, though not shiny, obviously. Here’s the fish I came up with:


(It’s a little blue-er in real life.)

I used a slightly modified Betta fish pattern of mine. I added the front red bits and did the bottom fin a little differently than in the pattern. I sent a picture to the woman who requested the fish and her son is pleased with it. So that’s good.

Because what the hell good is knitting if you can’t occasionally help a sad kid?

(PS You can now purchase handknit betta fish on my etsy shop here.)


In such little time I didn’t even tell you I was working on it, I released a new pattern!



Betta Fish Amigurumi

US $3.00

These cute little ami Bettas are perfect for last minute gifts for any Betta lover (or playful kitty). They work up fast (about 45 minutes) with only about 30 yards of yarn. Add a little stuffing and a little puff paint or embroidery for eyes and you’ve got a cute little fishie you don’t have to remember to feed.


– Set of 5 US 5/3.75 mm dpns
– US 6/4 mm straight needles

Yarn: 30 yards worsted weight/10ply yarn

Gauge: Not especially important

Finished measurements: Finished toy measures approx. 6”x5”

The pattern for this little fishie is available in my Ravelry store for $3. BUT if you buy any other pattern in my store this week, you’ll get the Betta Fish pattern for free! You don’t even need a code! Just add the patterns you want to purchase and the Betta fish pattern to your cart and the discount should be applied automatically.