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Tropical Fish Pattern to Print and Stitch
Tropical Fish

Pattern for the Tropical Fish

© Cheryl C. Fall, Licensed to About.com

To work the Tropical Fish design, print the pattern by double-clicking the picture given above and printing the full-size image. It is given here as a .jpg, but you can easily alter the size of the pattern using any photo editing software you have on your computer.

To transfer the design, center the design on the piece of fabric, and mark the embroidery lines by placing the pattern under the fabric and tracing the embroidery designs onto the fabric using a water-soluble fabric marking pen. If you have difficulty seeing the pattern through the fabric, use a light box, or trace the design by holding the fabric and pattern up to a window.

Embroider the design using a single of the six-strand embroidery floss throughout (use two strands if you have enlarged the pattern), using your choice of basic embroidery stitches. I've used a different assortment of stitches in each version of the fish in my samples.

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