Friday, November 23, 2007

Supercute Sea Creature Patterns & Instructions

I'm so excited about completing another pattern, which you can now get on the free downloads page. I designed the octopus in April, and he languished on my craft table since then.  Just last week, I decided to re-do my starfish pattern and add a jellyfish and fish to the group.

They are all easy-to-make and perfect for customizing.  There's lots of room for experimenting with color combinations and embellishments.  I think an all-white set would be really cool, too.  There are a couple extra photos in the Futuregirl Supercute Sea Creature Flickr group.

Each creature is between 3 and 4 inches tall and wide, which makes them the perfect size for ornaments, package tags, or clip-ons for backpacks.
40 Comments (comments are disabled)

planetjune said ...
Oh they are all so cute, Alice! I love the octopus :)
11/23/2007 11:32 PM

Gene said ...
I agree with the "supercute sea creature"! This is the first time I'm appreciating an octopus figure, honest!
11/23/2007 11:52 PM

Jessica said ...
I can't wait to try your new pattern!
11/23/2007 11:53 PM

Mia Goddess said ...
How exciting! I can't wait to try them, I've been trying new crocheting lately, but these look so fun!
11/23/2007 11:59 PM

Nada said ...
11/24/2007 12:11 AM

Jennifer said ...
So cute!
11/24/2007 12:22 AM

greetingarts said ...
Oh, they're great! I love that you can embellish them or just leave them as is. I like your idea of all white, how about with glass seed beads and crystals...?!
11/24/2007 1:02 AM

Curupisa said ...
I love them all. By the way, since it's already 24th here, happy bloggiversary.
11/24/2007 6:32 AM

normanack said ...
Awesome cute as always!
I'd love another post on how you did the photography. I just love the way you photograph your creatures (and, well, all your photographs).
11/24/2007 10:26 AM

Hilde C. said ...
These are so wonderful. I'm getting out my supplies right now - need I say more? :-)
11/24/2007 10:33 AM

Spudhead said ...
The cute jelleh-fish is my favorite!
11/24/2007 11:49 AM

Debby said ...
I have always enjoyed sea-critters and really like yours. They are cute, but, not kidish cute (hope you know what I mean by that). As always you are so fun to read and the pictures are great!
11/24/2007 12:57 PM

Jen said ...
Oh my gosh, they're darling! I love them!
11/26/2007 8:08 PM

dawn said ...
Oh Alice, these are perfect for ornaments. They'll work up so quickly.
11/27/2007 10:40 AM

I love the octopus!! There has been a bit of an octopi vibe going on at my blog lately . . . perhaps it's time for me to make a super cool octopus foam stamp? Hmmm . . . I've been inspired!
11/29/2007 2:38 AM

Lucile said ...
You know, my mom could just kill you right now! That octopus is so cute and looks so easy too. She just finished octopi #98 something yesterday. I think she is juat about done. We will be posting very soon.
11/29/2007 2:36 PM

Kirsten said ...
Great felt sea creatures. I am trying my hand at some felt animals. Hope mine come out as nice.
9/14/2008 10:33 PM

Aileen said ...
Thanks a million for this pattern. I was looking for something to make for a new baby and I've made up a set of these and I'm going to attach them to a mobile. The Daddy is a fisherman and a deep sea sailor so I'm hoping they'll go down well!
8/22/2009 3:27 AM

futuregirl said ...
Aileen ... That sounds so cute! I'd love to see photos if you want to send them to me. :)
8/22/2009 10:47 PM

jane said ...
hi i was wondering how do you mark you felt to cut out without actually leaving marks eventually..?
11/19/2009 8:33 AM

futuregirl said ...
jane ... I use fabric pens that have purple disappearing ink.
11/19/2009 2:13 PM

cody said ...
LOVE the jellyfish! :)
11/25/2009 3:08 PM

Laura said ...
Where is the actual pattern for the octopus? Is there a pattern to print out to cut the felt to match? Thanks!!!
2/18/2010 6:35 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Laura ... How did I forget to link to the free downloads page?! Thanks for pointing that out. :) Here's where the pattern is
2/18/2010 11:26 PM

These are adorable! I'm linking them on my blog and will try to make some soon with my kiddos. Thanks!
6/7/2010 3:14 PM

futuregirl replied ...
A Magical Childhood ... I'd love to see photos of the sea creatures you guys make. Let me know if you post any! :)
6/23/2010 8:42 PM

Thank you so much for your sea creatures patterns. I will use themto decorate the room of my baby to be born in November :)
8/9/2010 3:16 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Hatice Güngör ... Congratulations on your soon-to-be-born baby! :)
8/10/2010 12:08 AM

I love these they are so cute and can really be customized not just in color but in size also. Great job.
9/20/2010 9:18 AM

fiqKBE said ...
i've download your tutorials. thanks =)
10/17/2010 10:06 PM

Kristen said ...
Super cute! Thanks for the great tute, can't wait to make these for our tree. My son LOVES sea creatures.
11/27/2010 1:04 PM

Kathleen said ...
Thanks so much for the pattern, I can't wait to make up some of these. They'll be an awesome way to practice sewing/embroidery, I think.
2/5/2011 9:29 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Kathleen ... Yay! Glad you like them.
2/5/2011 10:39 PM

Glenna said ...
I am coming quite late to this party, but I cannot believe my luck! My sister is having a sea creature nursery for her baby and I am dying over how perfect these are! I am going to attach them to a baby blanket and make a mobile for over the crib with them. They are exactly the style I was looking for... Thank you soooo much!!!
3/30/2012 1:40 AM

Fred said ...
Great tuto, thanks!
6/13/2012 10:18 AM

Emmi said ...
Thank you so much for this! It's absolutely perfect! I've never worked with felt before, but we're having a baby boy in October and decorating his nursery in an under-the-sea theme, and these are perfect for a mobile! I can't wait to make them! Thanks again!
7/8/2012 9:45 PM

Bine said ...
Thank you very much for the pattern!!!
3/20/2013 4:03 AM

Alicia said ...
Hi! I LOVE your little sea creatures! I made some sea creature magnets I saw on The Purl Bee and am in the process of turning them into a game for my daughter (2). Your creatures are so adorable, I am going to add them to my set!

I linked to your post on my blog in a roundup of similar ideas!

Thank you for the adorable pattern!
7/15/2013 8:18 AM

suzanne said ...
Daughter-in-law informed me my one and only grandchild's birthday party will be an under the water theme. Thank you for generously allowing us to print your patterns. Now on to the sewing part.....
Thank you!!
1/5/2014 8:27 PM
Linda Murdock said ...
I have a crochet pattern for an octopus that I made up on my Etsy account. I'm in the process of posting more sea creatures. You might want to try a squid. It is pretty easy and very brightly colored. My latest craze is with hats.
3/16/2015 1:08 PM