Sunday, October 6, 2013

FREE Mermaid Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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Mermaid Amigurumi

Worsted yarn in four colors (skin, shirt, tail, hair), plus scraps of desired colors for eyes and mouth
2.75mm hook (or any yarn/hook combination that makes stitches tight enough to conceal the stuffing!)
Stuffing (polyfil, yarn scraps, fabric scraps, etc)

Work in continuous rounds, unless otherwise specified

ARMS:
With skin color, make a magic loop
Rd 1: in loop, sc 6 (6)
Rd 2-12: sc around (6)
Rd 13: ch 1, turn, sc 1
Tie off, leaving long tail (to attach to body)

HEAD/BODY/TAIL
With skin color, make a magic circle
Rd 1: In the circle, chain 1, sc 6 (6)
Rd 2: sc 2 in each stitch (12)
Rd 3: [sc 1, sc 2 in next stitch] repeat around (18)
Rd 4: [sc 1 in each of next 2, sc 2 in next stitch] repeat around (24)
Rd 5: [sc 1 in each of next 3, sc 2 in next stitch] repeat around (30)
Rd 6-11: sc around
Rd 12: [sc 1 in each of next 3, sc 2 tog] around (24)
Rd 13: [sc 1 in each of next 2, sc 2 tog] around (18)
** stitch eyes and mouth with a yarn needle; attach hair using a hook-and-loop technique**
Rd 14: [sc 1 in each of next 2, sc 2 tog] around (12)
**stuff head**
Rd 15-16: sc around (12)
Rd 17: sc 2 in each st (24)
Rd 18-19: sc around (24), sl st 1 and tie off
Rd 20: switch to shirt color, starting in center back, sc around (24)
Rd 21-22: sc around (24)
Rd 23: [sc 1 in each of next 2, sc 2 tog] repeat around (18)
Rd 24-25: sc around (18), sl st 1, tie off
Rd 26: with tail color, starting in center back, sc 1 in each of next 3, sc 2 in eacho f next 3, sc 1 in each of next 6, sc 2 in each of next 3, sc 1 in each of next 3 (24)
Rd 27: sc 1 in each of next 6, sc 2 in next stitch, sc 1 in each of next 10, sc 2 in next stitch, sc 1 in each of next 6 (26)
Rd 28-30: sc around (26)
Rd 31: sc 1 in each of next 6, sc 2 tog, sc 1 in each of next 10, sc 2 tog, sc 1 in each of next 6 (24)
Rd 32: sc around (24)
Rd 33: [sc 1 in each of next 4, sc 2 tog] repeat around (20)
Rd 34: sc around (20)
Rd 35: [sc 1 in each of next 3, sc 2 tog] repeat around (16)
Rd 36-43: sc around (16)
**special instruction: sc until you are in the center back – this now counts as the start of the next round
Rd 44: sc 1 in each of next 3, sc 2 tog, sc 1 in each of next 6, sc 2 tog, sc 1 in each of next 3 (14)
Rd 45-46: sc around (14
Rd 47: sc 1 in each of next 3, sc 2 tog, sc 1, sc 2 tog, sc 1, sc 2 tog, sc 1 in each of next 3 (11)
Rd 48: sc 1 in each of next 4, sc 2 tog x 2, sc 1 in each of next 3 (9)
Tie off, leaving long tail (which you’ll use for attaching the fins)

TAIL FINS (back-and-forth rows)
Ch 17 **you will be constructing 1 whole fin, then the other, on the same chain**
Fin 1:
Row 1: starting in 3rd chain from hook, dc 1 in each of next 4, hdc 2, sc 1
Row 2: ch 1 turn, hdc 1 in each of next 2, dc 1 in each of next 5
Row 3: ch 3, turn, dc 1 in each of next 4, hdc 1 in each of next 3, sc 1

Fin 2 – continuing from Fin 1 without tying off
Row 1, starting in next chain stitch on your original chain, sc 1, hdc 1 in each of next 2, dc 1 in each of next 5
Row 2: ch 3, turn, dc 1 in each of next 4, hdc 1 in each of next 2, sc 1
Row 3: ch 1, turn, hdc 1 in each of next 3, dc 1 in each of next 5

Tie off, weave in ends

Use long tail and the end of the TAIL to attach fins
Use long tail at end of ARMS to attach arms to body

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