My littlest nephew is all about fish right now, so I decided to make a fish plush for him. I searched all over the web for a free fish pattern that I liked, but I couldn't find one. During my search, I kept happening upon a cute and easy looking fish pattern by Stacey Trock. I finally broke down and purchased her Willy the Fish pattern. As always, her pattern was an easy one to follow. (Note: I'm not currently getting any payment for my viewpoint about her patterns, but I sure wouldn't mind it if she decided to let me have 1 or 2 free patterns for it. )
I made a green and blue fish with a yellow mouth for my nephew. In this picture, you can see the various parts that comprise the fish. Each shape was fairly simple to make.
This fish has baby safe eyes because my nephew is under 3 years old. Instead of a SC magic ring for the eyes, I used black yarn and sewed it through several times in the location where the plastic eye would have been.
My nephew seemed to like his new fish plush. He smiled and hugged him, which totally made my day.
While I was at it, I went ahead and made another fish. The second fish features a multicolored body, dark blue fins, and a green mouth. I used plastic safety eyes for this one.
Here are its parts:
and here are some pics of the finished product:
I really like how my fish plushies turned out. This project was fairly quick and pretty easy, and the finished result was so cute.
Update: This project was featured on Stitch by Stitch: Anything Goes Quilt 'n Sew #31.