Saturday, September 17, 2016

Amigurumi Mermaid

A Little Mermaid was one of my older sister's favourite movies. She thought Ariel was the prettiest Disney princess. For her birthday, I made her a cute amigurumi mermaid. :)

To start, I used cream, green, light green, red, and dark purple yarn with my 2.00mm Clover Amour crochet hook. 

I wanted to crochet the head, body, and fish tail together as one piece I crocheted the head and worked down. 

After I crocheted the head, I crocheted the body/tail without binding off. 

To finish off the tail, I crochet the fin by making two triangles.

After I finished the head,body, and tail, I crocheted Ariel's arms and sewed them to her body.


Finally, to make her hair, I first grabbed some red yarn and embroidered the mermaid's bangs, then I made her hair by attaching multiple strands of red yarn to the head. After I was done, I trimmed the ends a bit because they were uneven. 


After weaving in the loose ends, I finished Ariel off with her purple seashell bikini top by embroidering it on her chest. Ariel is done! :D


Here is the pattern:

Materials

  • Cream(or beige), green, red, and purple yarn
  • 3.75mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • 9mm plastic safety eyes
  • Plastic needle
Head and Body
Ch2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in the 2nd ch away from hook.
Rnd 2: (inc in every st around.) 12 sts
Rnd 3: (sc 1, inc in the next st) rep around. 18 sts
Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc in the next st) rep around. 24 sts
Rnd 5: (sc 3, inc in the next st) rep around. 30 sts
Rnd 6: (sc 4, inc in the next st) rep around. 36 sts
Rnd 7-13: sc in every st around. 36sts
Rnd 14: (sc 4, dec) rep around. 30 sts
Rnd 15: (sc 3, dec) rep around. (24sts)
Rnd 16: (sc 2, dec) rep around. (18sts) 
Insert plastic safety eyes and stuff the head.
Rnd 17: (sc 1, dec) rep around. (12 sts)
Here we are going to start making the body
Rnd 18: (sc 1, inc in the next st) rep around. 18 sts
Rnd 19:(sc 2, inc in the next st) rep around. 24 sts
Rnd 20-22: sc in every st around. 24sts
Switch to green yarn
Rnd 23-31: sc in every st around. 24 sts
Rnd 32:(sc 2, dec) rep around. 18sts
Rnd 33: sc in every st around. 18sts
Rnd 34: (sc 1, dec) rep around. 12sts
Rnd 35: sc in every st around. 12 sts.
Rnd 36: (dec) rep around. 6sts
Rnd 37: sc in every st around. 6sts
BO 

Arms(make 2)
ch2
Rnd1: In the 2nd ch away from the hook, sc 8.
Rnd 2-8: sc in every st around. (8sts)
BO with long tail fro sewing. 

Fins (make 2) 
ch 2
Rnd 1: In the 2nd ch away from the hook, sc 6.
Rnd 2: sc in every st around. (6sts)
Rnd 3: (inc) Rep around. (12sts)
Rnd 4-6: sc in every st around. (12sts)
Rnd 7: (dec) rep around. (6sts)
Rnd 8: sc in every st around. (6sts)
BO with long tail for sewing. 

Finishing
Sew the arms to the body and sew the fins to the bottom of the tail. Embroider her bangs with red yarn, then attach multiple strands of red yarn to the top of her head (if you are having trouble attaching the hair to the head, here is a great tutorial http://www.thefriendlyredfox.com/2016/09/how-to-attach-hair-to-crochet-doll.html). Note: The hair on my Ariel is curly, because I used yarn from an unraveled project.  
Embroider several horizontal stitches to make her seashell bikini top.
Weave in all loose ends. 

Tada! Ariel is done!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. I will see you in another post! 

Happy Crocheting and Crafting! 

Anna

20 comments:

  1. Hi this is a beautiful pattern. Can finished items be sold?

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    1. Thank you! i'm glad you like the pattern! Yes, you may sell the finished product, but please give me credit for the pattern. Thank you so much for asking! :)

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    2. Thanks so much. I will do :)

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    1. When I used worsted weight yarn (size 4) and a 3.75mm crochet hook, my mermaid turned out to be about 19 cm tall. Hope this helps! :)

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  3. I've just made this. It's so cute! I did add something to it though. Ariel has little fins over her hips in the film, so I made two little pieces to attach to her waist.
    If you'd like to add them, this is howbi made them:
    Chain 10.
    Single crochet into second chain from hook.
    Then half dc in next stitch, dc into next 5 stitches, half dc into next stitch then single crochet into last chain. Bind off and then attach to each side of her waist.

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    1. I also made little crochet shells for her bra:
      In a magic ring - sc, half dc, dc, half dc, sc. Bind off.
      gently pull tight until a semi circle is formed. When you stitch it into her body, add a few stitches to form the bottom of the shell (where the 'hinge' of the shell is)

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    2. Thanks for the added details, Katie!! I totally forgot about the fringes at the top of Ariel's fin! Thank you for the patterns and for the crocheted version of her seashell bra! :D

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    5. I didn't get it, how many sc in the magic circle? Just one?

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    6. I believe it is sc, half dc, dc, half dc, and sc all into the magic circle.

      Hope this helps!! :)

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  4. I made this once and it turned out great! Making it again now and I noticed that the row numbers are off. It says row 7-13 sc then it goes
    Row 14
    Row 13
    Row 14
    Row 15. Should I just forget about row number and continue? Or???

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    1. Oh dear! I made a very confusing typo! I will fix that right now. It should be:
      Rnd 14: (sc 4, dec) rep around. 30 sts
      Rnd 15: (sc 3, dec) rep around. (24sts)
      Rnd 16: (sc 2, dec) rep around. (18sts)
      and so on...

      I hope this helps! Thank you for letting me know about the row numbering!!:D
      Anna

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