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Curry Fishball Amigurumi Food Crochet Pattern

Friday, 5 March 2021

After making my egg tart amigurumi for Lunar New Year, I thought I would keep the momentum going with some more Hong Kong inspired snacks. So this next one that I have for you is one of Hong Kong's favourite street food: CURRY FISHBALL.

So fresh off the stove, I present to you a crochet pattern for a cute family of amigurumi curry fishballs!


You can find curry fishballs from street vendors in Hong Kong or even restaurants. These savoury snacks are normally served on a bamboo skewer for easy eating so you don't need forks/plates.

Rather than using curry as a topping after cooking, curry fishballs are typically cooked in the curry sauce so they soak in all the flavours and fragrances of the spices.


I know that I've been to Hong Kong more times than I can remember (because some of those times are from when I was a baby) but I don't think I can recall ever having the chance to try out curry fishballs from a street vendor. However, when I used to watch Hong Kong drama with my mom, these yummy snacks pop up regularly.

Hong Kong Curry Fishball Play Food Amigurumi FREE Crochet Pattern

I had a lot of fun designing these curry fishballs. I wanted them to be playable. So I designed it with a tunnel right in the middle of the ball so that I can put a "skewer" through it. My kids love taking it on and off the stick.

Hong Kong Curry Fishball Play Food Amigurumi FREE Crochet Pattern

The skewer can be anything from a plastic/paper straw to a pencil or even chopsticks. Whatever you have on hand that's of similar girth would suffice as a skewer for these curry fishballs.

Hong Kong Curry Fishball Play Food Amigurumi FREE Crochet Pattern

Do you like curry fishballs? What's your favourite Asian street food? Let me know what you think!


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Hong Kong Curry Fishball Play Food Amigurumi FREE Crochet Pattern


What You Need / Materials


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Stitches & Abbreviations


  • st/sts - stitch/stitches
  • ch -  chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • sc inc - single crochet increase, 2 single crochets in one stitch
  • sc dec - single crochet decrease, single crochet 2 stitches together
  • BLO - back loops only 


Notes


  • The curry fish ball is crocheted from the inside out. First, you crochet a tunnel for the stick to go through, then you crochet the ball on the outside.
  • The top fish ball does not have a through-tunnel to thread the stick through but just sits at the top of the stick. You can choose to make it just like all the other fish balls if you do not want a "topper" fishball.


Pattern


Fish Balls 


Ch 8
Round 1: Sc into the first ch to make a loop, then sc in each st around (8 sts) [see pic 1]
Round 2-9: Sc in each st around from the inside of the circle outwards so that the "wrong side" of the piece is facing out (8 sts) [see pic 2]

You would have just created a tunnel for the straw to go through.

Round 10: Sc inc BLO in each st around (16 sts) [see pic 3]
Round 11: [Sc, sc inc] x 6 times (24 sts)
Round 12: [2 sc, sc inc] x 6 times (32 sts) [see pic 4]
Round 13-16: Sc in each st around (32 sts) [see pic 5 and 6]
Round 17: [2 sc, sc dec] x 6 times (24 sts)
Round 18: [Sc, sc dec] x 6 times (16 sts) [see pic 7]
Round 19: Sc dec in each st around (8 sts) [see pic 8]
Cut and fasten off, sew each st of the last round with each st of the first round.

Hong Kong Curry Fishball Play Food Amigurumi FREE Crochet Pattern


Top Fish Ball


Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 6 sc (6 sts)
Round 2: [2 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (8 sts)
Round 3-9: Sc in each st around from the inside of the circle outwards so that the "wrong side" of the piece is facing out (8 sts)

Round 10: Sc inc BLO in each st around (16 sts)
Round 11: [Sc, sc inc] x 6 times (24 sts)
Round 12: [2 sc, sc inc] x 6 times (32 sts)
Round 13-16: Sc in each st around (32 sts)
Round 17: [2 sc, sc dec] x 6 times (24 sts)
Round 18: [Sc, sc dec] x 6 times (16 sts)
Round 19: Sc dec in each st around (8 sts)
Round 20: [2 sc, sc dec] x 2 times (6 sts)
Cut and fasten off, close up the hole at the top of the fish ball.



Did you make your own curry fishballs? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.





This is an original pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this blog post but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell or distribute the pattern.

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