The best Ponyo makes: free patterns

Who doesn’t love a bit of Ponyo? The 2008 animated classic about a little goldfish who wants to become human has inspired the craft world to create a plethora of Ponyo patterns and tutorials.

I’ve gathered together three of the best free Ponyo patterns so you can take your very own Japanese princess wherever you go.

Ponyo clay chubby by Beca1591 on YouTube

Click play and follow the steps from Beca1591 to make a cute little Ponyo clay chibi.

You’ll need some polymer clay (such as Fimo) and a couple of simple tools to make this cute little Ponyo charm.

Ponyo amigurumi crocheted plush by agamerswife on Ravelry

The best ponyo patterns - crocheted amigurumi doll

Click the photo of your favourite fishy girl above to access the crochet pattern.

Please note that this crochet pattern is hosted on Ravelry, a crafty website for crochet and knitting fans. Once signed up, you can find tons of free and paid patterns on there, and if you want to check me out, you can find me on Ravelry here.

Ponyo patterns: Hama or Perler bead pattern (from cross-stitch) by Tatie Grenouille

ponyo patterns - pearler bead cross-stitch

Immortalise your spellbinding little sea princess in Hama or Perler beads then use her to protect your side table from hot drinks. You can also pop the finished project into a frame and give as a gift to another Ponyo fan.

This free cross-stitch pattern can be adapted to suit either of these beads (as every good beader knows, cross-stitch patterns are your best friends). Or, you can use it as nature intended and stitch up a striking Ponyo sampler.

Want to make even more craft more geeky or pop culture items? Check out my amigurumi books page for inspiration.

If you’ve made any of the featured projects, I’d love to hear how it went. Leave me a comment below 🙂






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