My inspiration for this project came from here but I made a few changes to this pattern to make it my own.
The pattern that I used for my fish can be found here. I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Hot Green, Hot Pink, Hot Blue, Orange Chill, and Purple Power. I made two fish from each color.
I made the worm as follows using a 3.5mm hook, and then made the fishing rod:
- ch 3, sl st in first ch to form a ring
- R1: 6 sc in ring
- R2: 1 sc in each sc around (6 sc)
- R3: repeat R2 until worm measures 3 inches long. As soon as it fits, put a very strong magnet into the bottom of the worm. Stuff your worm lightly with polyester stuffing as you go. When your worm reaches its final length, fasten off and leave a long tail.
- To make the fishing rod: Take a small dowel rod and drill a small hole about 1/2 inch from one end. Take the long tail that you left when you finished your worm, poke it through the hole in your dowel rod and tie a few knots to hold it in place.
I wanted something to hold the fish and that would work for Claire to fish out of so I made a basket. The pattern is from Lily Cotton (click here for basket pattern) and is very simple. The yarn I used is cotton, but I do not know the brand or color; I bought a gigantic bag of it at a yarn sale a few years back.
Claire loves fishing. She especially likes to yell out which color fish she caught. So cute!