It's a puffer fish!! I had this pattern pinned for awhile, and was so excited to try it! And I love the result!
For the crochet specifics, I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton Yarn and a size E (3.5mm) hook.
I enjoyed learning the picot single crochet or granule stitch which gives the fish such great texture!
The shot above with the fish in my hand is for size reference. It's a pretty good size! (The original pattern calls for a slightly smaller yarn and a size D hook).
Overall I think it's a great pattern, but maybe not suitable for a beginner with the picot single crochet stitches and the slightly more complicated construction of the eyes and mouth- which I thought were so cleverly designed!
Looking at him just cracks me up!!