I was surprised by a birthday, and so took out my hook to crochet this fish-sushi as a last minute gift.
Can you see how it works from the gif? The fish and the sushi are attached at the mouth/centre hole, and you can push the fish into the sushi, or the sushi into the fish, to change them from one to the other! It reminds me of a topsy-turvy doll I adored when I was a kid.
It only too an afternoon and a few scraps of yarn. It felt a little indulgent, making something I knew I liked, rather than something I knew the birthday girl would like.
I shouldn’t have worried. She loved it.
My friend said, “Rachel! You made this? Your skills are being wasted. You should be in the UN or something.”
I said, “I think making stupid gifts is the perfect use of my crochet skills, actually.” But what a compliment!
What do you think the crochet arm of the UN would do? Work towards World Peace through cuteness? I think I’d actually do pretty well there then.
This is the pattern I used, which was very easy to follow, but which I still mostly ignored. It’s a bad habit of mine, and my fishy amigurumi didn’t turn out quite as nicely as the one in the pattern pictures. I would have done better to follow it more closely – but I was having too much fun crocheting away to worry about that!
I made the gif using photoshop. Here’s how to make your own gif using photoshop. If you’ve used photoshop a bit before, it’s quite easy to do. If not, then it would be really quite tricky!
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