I made this otter plushie for @grenouille78 in the Creature Comfort Stuffie Swap. I’d made VERY few plushies before, and none ever from a pattern, so I was pretty nervous and intimidated, but I’d been wanting to try plushie-making for a very long time, so this was the perfect chance!
I used this pattern from Fluffmonger:
The step-by-step directions were really easy to follow, and honestly the only part of the whole process that was actually difficult for me was sewing on the tail.
I didn’t include the heart because I wanted his arms to be able to move around freely, but he definitely needed some color or something, so I crocheted a little scarf for him. And after doing those stripes, WOW now I know why my yarny friends complain about weaving in ends!!
Here are a few progress photos:
Now that I’ve discovered how totally doable this is, I want to make more plushies! XD …But I also want to make ALL THE CRAFTS of every type, so it’s always tough to pick a new project.