Lion Brand® Bonbons Sea World

Create your own collection of cuddly and adorable sea life with Lion Brand® Bonbons yarn.  One package of Bonbons is all the yarn you need to create:

  • One puffy penguin
  • One endearing orca
  • Three exotic species of fish, and
  • A super-cute octopus


No needles or hooks are necessary -- all six of your new aquatic friends are made from pom poms and a bit of felt.

Designed by Lion Brand® Yarn

Skill Level:
  Beginner

 
 

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Lion Brand® Bonbons (Art. #601) Yarn – Brights (1 Pack) or Colour of Choice
  • Pom Pom Maker
  • Large-eyed Blunt Needle
  • Felt – Black, White, Purple, Magenta, Green, Turquoise, Orange and Yellow, or Colour(s) of Choice
  • Chenille Stems - Orange
  • Craft Glue
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Instructions

PENGUIN

Following package directions, make a large two-colour pom pom as follows: visually divide pom pom maker into a clock face. Wrap from 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock with pink from the yarn pack, wrap remainder of pom pom maker with magenta from the yarn pack.

Trim pom pom into an oval shape, with pink section making the ‘belly’ of the Penguin.

Wings (make 2):
Draw a small rectangle, about ¾"x1" (2 x 2.5 cm) onto magenta felt. Cut rectangle from felt, rounding corners along one short edge. Glue to sides of Penguin, with curved edge toward bottom. Allow to dry.

Feet (make 2):
Cut a small oval, about 1" (2.5 cm) long, from yellow felt. Glue to bottom of Penguin and allow to dry.

Beak:
Cut a small triangle from orange felt. Glue to Penguin and allow to dry.

Eyes (make 2):
Cut a narrow rectangle, about ¼" (6.5 mm) long, from black felt. Apply a small amount of glue to one short end of rectangle and insert into pom pom ‘face’ of Penguin. Allow to dry.
 

ORCA

Following package directions, make a large two-colour pom pom by wrapping one-half of pom pom maker with yellow from the yarn pack, the other half with turquoise from the yarn pack.

Top Fin:
Draw a small rectangle, about ¾"x1" (2 x 2.5 cm) onto turquoise felt. Cut rectangle from felt, rounding corners along one short edge. Glue to top of Orca. Allow to dry.

Side Fins (make 2):
Make same as for Top Fin. Glue to sides of Orca. Allow to dry.

Tail Fin:
Cut a 2½" (6.5 cm) square from turquoise felt. Cut square in half diagonally. Cut a small ‘v’ shape from the centre of longest side, then round the two edges off to make tail. Glue to back of Orca. Allow to dry.

Spots (make 2):
Cut a small teardrop shape, about ½" (12.5 mm) long, from yellow felt. Glue in place above Side Fins, toward front of Orca. Allow to dry.

Eyes (make 2):
Cut a small circle from black felt. Glue to Orca and allow to dry.
 

SOLID FISH

Following package directions, and with purple from the yarn pack, make a large pom pom.

Top Fin:
Draw a small triangle, with sides about 1/4" (6.5 mm), onto purple felt. Cut shape from felt, rounding edges. Glue to top of Fish. Allow to dry.

Tail Fin:
Draw a larger triangle, with sides about 3/4" (19 mm), onto purple felt. Continue same as Top Fin, gluing Tail Fin to Fish just behind Top Fin. Allow to dry.

Side Fins (make 2):
Make same as for Top Fin. Glue to sides of Fish. Allow to dry.

Mouth:
Cut a small circle, about 1/4" (6.5 mm) diameter, from yellow felt. Glue to Fish. Allow to dry.

Eyes (make 2):
Cut a small circle, about 1/4" (6.5 mm) diameter, from white felt. Cut a slightly smaller circle from black felt. Glue black circle to centre of white circle, then glue to Fish. Allow to dry.


SPOTTED FISH

Following package directions, and with green from the yarn pack, make a large pom pom.

Fins:
With yellow felt, make Top, Tail and Side Fins, same as for Solid Fish. Glue to Fish, and allow to dry.

Spots (make 6):
Cut a small circle, about ¼" (6.5 mm) diameter, from green felt. Glue 3 spots to each side of Fish, above Side Fins. Allow to dry.

Mouth:
Cut a small circle, about ¼" (6.5 mm) diameter, from yellow felt. Glue to Fish. Allow to dry.

Eyes (make 2):
Cut a small circle, about ¼" (6.5 mm) diameter, from white felt. Cut a slightly smaller circle from black felt. Glue black circle to centre of white circle, then glue to Fish. Allow to dry.


TWO-TONE FISH

Following package directions, make a large two-colour pom pom by wrapping one half of pom pom maker with coral from the yarn pack and the other half with pink from the yarn pack.

Top Fin:
Draw a small triangle, with sides about ¼" (6.5 mm), onto yellow felt. Cut shape from felt, rounding edges. Glue to top of Fish. Allow to dry.

Tail Fin:
Draw a larger triangle, with sides about ¾" (19 mm), onto magenta felt. Continue same as Top Fin, gluing Tail Fin to Fish just behind Top Fin. Allow to dry.

Side Fins (make 2):
With magenta felt, make same as for Top Fin. Glue to sides of Fish. Allow to dry.

Mouth:
Cut a small circle, about ¼" (6.5 mm) diameter, from yellow felt. Glue to Fish. Allow to dry.

Eyes (make 2):
Cut a small circle, about ¼" (6.5 mm) diameter, from white felt. Cut a slightly smaller circle from black felt. Glue black circle to centre of white circle, then glue to Fish. Allow to dry.


OCTOPUS

Following package directions, and with orange from the yarn pack, make a large pom pom.

Tentacles:
Cut four lengths of pipe cleaner, each 5" (12.5 cm) long, and one length about 1½" (4 cm) long. Hold the long lengths together, then twist the short length around the centre of the long lengths to secure. Fan open the longer lengths and curl ends to make eight tentacles. Glue tentacles to bottom of Octopus and allow to dry.

Eyes (make 2):
Cut a small circle, about ¼" (6.5 mm) diameter, from white felt. Cut a slightly smaller circle from black felt. Glue black circle to centre of white circle, then glue to Octopus. Allow to dry.

 

Every effort has been made to produce accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters or crocheters, human error, or typographical mistakes.

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Tips

Finished Size:  Each aquatic creature should be about 2½" (6.5cm) in diameter.