Pollyanna the Pufferfish
Pollyanna the Pufferfish will delight you with her squishy body and shocked expression. Did you know?: Pufferfish are the only known bony fish that can close their eyes!
Achieving a sturdy fabric that will not show stuffing between stitches when it stretches is much more important than getting exact gauge.
For the eyes, the black and white buttons must be flat and have the same amount of holes as they will be stitched together in a stack. LaMode #20730 and #48186 were used in sample.
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Brenda K B Anderson
Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% N. American wool; 220 yds/100 gm skein): salmon 667 (MC), 1 skein, yellow 735 (CC), 1 skein.
Work through Round 16 of Head/Body. Piece should measure 4” (10 cm) in diameter (measure across WS so that fishy-lips do not get in the way).
1 – F (3.75 mm).
Yarn needle, polyester fiberfill for stuffing, two white 1 3/8” (35 mm) diameter buttons, two black 3/4” (20 mm) diameter buttons. Sewing needle and black thread, a small amount of black felt.
Approx 8” (20.5 cm) from nose to tip of tail (excluding fishy-lips).
Working in the round, working in turned rows, working through front loops, working through back loops, bobbles, sewing pieces together.
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Images: Linette Kielinski / Team Kielinski