Mini Knitted Ocean by Sachiyo Ishii


Knit a fun range of toys, from dolphins and deep-sea divers to sharks and submarines.

Dive into the wonderful world of innovative knitter, Sachiyo Ishii and create an ocean of fishy friends. This charming book contains simple knitting patterns for a range of cute and cuddly underwater characters. Create simple nautical knits such as dolphins, whales, clownfish and sharks, and then try your hand at larger maritime toys, including a fishing vessel, a ships crew, some magical mermaids and a yellow submarine. Patterns require only small amounts of readily available yarn. The book also contains a useful techniques section with step-by-step instructions for the necessary techniques, including stuffing and sewing up figures, creating crocheted fins, and all the embroidery stitches needed to create the facial features and details. 

Basic skill of knit and purl needed.

  • 30 knitting patterns 
  • Uses DK and Fingering weight yarn
  • Clear, simple knitting patterns and photos
  • Suitable for knitters of all skill levels

See below for complete Table of Contents.

Please note: These mini figures call for tiny knitting, the approximate height of the toys is 3 inches tall. Pattern templates are actual size and do not need reducing or enlarging.

Soft cover; 7.5 x 9 inches, 96 pgs.
Author: Sachiyo Ishii
Click here to view the Errata slip for this title on the publisher's website.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Materials and tools 10
Basic knitting 14
Abbreviations 15
Sewing up and stuffing 16
Key techniques 21
Basic embroidery 24
Basic crochet 25

Knitted Ocean
Anglerfish 32
Pelican eel 34 
Spookfish 36 
Fangtooth 38
Deep sea divers 40
Clownfish 42
Blue tang 44
Yellow-stripe fish 46
Black-and-white fish 48
Boxfish 50
Scuba divers 52
Ray 54
Great white shark 56
Pufferfish 58
Catfish 60
Flat fish 62
Hammerhead shark 64
Dolphin 66
Orca 68
Sea lion 70
Walrus 72
Mermaid's grotto 74
Fishermen at sea! 80
Yellow submarine 90
Ship's crew 94