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Little Shiny Mermaid Crochet Pattern

Tail of a fish, head and body of a human. This mermaid crochet project is inspired by folklore. And the ‘mermaid’ and ‘moonlight’ threads fit the theme perfectly. The pattern is quite simple and suitable for most crocheters. Bring some mythology to your hook.

 

 

Materials & Tools

 

 

SIZE: Approx. 10 cm x 3.5 cm

 

Abbreviations

 

 

  • sc, single crochet
  • dc, double crochet
  • hdc, half double crochet
  • sl, slip stitch
  • st, stitch
  • inc, increase
  • ch, chain
  • dec, decrease

The Directions

 

 

        

Little Shiny Mermaid

Body & Head

We start from the body to end with the head

With moonlight yarn make a magic ring

Round 1: 4 sc in magic ring, continue working in the round. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each new row. (4)

Round 2: inc, sc in the next 3 sts (5)

Round 3: inc, sc in the next 4 sts (6)

Round 4: (inc, sc in the next st) x2 (8)

Round 5: (inc, sc in the next st) x2 (10)

Round 6: (inc, sc in the next st) x2 (12)

Round 7: (inc, sc in the next st) x2 (14)

Round 8: (inc, sc in the next st) x2 (16)

Round 9-10: sc (16)

Round 11: (inc, sc in the next 7 sts) x2 (18)

Round 12-14: sc (18)

Round 15: sc only on the back loop (18)

Change yarn, use now dark cherry yarn:

Round 16-19: sc (normal, in both loops) (18)

Start stuffing little by little

Round 20: (sc, dec) x 6 (12)

Round 21: 6 dec (6)

Round 22: 6 inc (12)

Round 23: (inc, sc in the next st) x6 (18)

Round 24: (inc, sc in the next 2 st) x6 (24)

Round 25-29: sc (24)

Round 30: (sc in the next 2 st, dec) x6 (18)

Round 31: (sc in the next st, dec) x6 (12)

Round 32: 6 dec (6)

Close up.

Go back to row 15, sc in the loop of each st. Like that we create a little rim at the waist of the mermaid.

This completes the body.

Let’s do now the tail fins.

 

TAIL FINS (make 2)

Ch 7

Row 1: 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1hdc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in last st.

Fasten off.

ARMS (make 2)

Make a magic ring

Row 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)

Row 2-6: sc (6)

Row 7: dec, sc in each st till the end (5)

Fasten off.

 

HAIR:

Make a magic ring

Row 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)

Row 2: 6 inc (12)

Row 3: (inc, sc in the next st) x6 (18)

Row 4: (inc, sc in the next 2 sts) x6 (24)

Now with simple chains we are going to make the fringe and longer strands of hair!

Row 5: (3ch, sl st in next st, 5ch, sl st in next st) x4, (ch8, sl st in next st) till the end.

Sew the hair to the head.

 

TINY STAR

Magic ring

Round 1: 5sc in magic ring, sl st to close ring

Round 2: (ch3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in next st)x 5

Fasten off.

 

Assemble arms, fins and the little star (in her hand); with some scraps of blue yarn add the eyes! Congratulations with your little shiny mermaid!

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