Coral the Mermaid || Creator Challenge Intro

by - May 25, 2019

Dear fellow crocheters,

Welcome to Sweet Softies' second annual Creator Challenge, featuring Coral the Mermaid!  She's the perfect amigurumi doll to make this summer! 

Coral is a sweet, baby mermaid who is very excited to meet all her brothers and sisters very soon.  Interested in making one of her siblings?  Read on for the FREE pattern, rules, and important information pertaining to this Creator Challenge!  

Creator Challenge is an event made up by Sweet Softies where crocheters can enter to:
  1. Join a CAL featuring one of my new pattern designs (Coral!)
  2. Complete the project
  3. Customize their creations however they'd like!  
In this crochet-a-long (CAL), crocheters are encouraged to add their own unique flair to finish the doll.  All acceptable submissions (that follow the rules below) will be shown on my website, and one will be handpicked by me for a prize!

Join the Community!
Participants are encouraged to share work in progress (WIP) photos in the Sweet Softies FB Group!

You can also save this pattern or add your project on Ravelry!


Timeline & Links for Coral's Pattern
Note: Links will be added/updated as the information becomes available.
Coral's pattern is FREE on my blog, but a printable pattern PDF is also available for purchase. (Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies!)

Don't want to wait for all CAL instructions? Want a printable, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF file with photo references? Want to also get a bonus hair tutorial for making a "hair down" variation for your mermaid? If so, you can purchase the PDF file for a small fee. Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies!

  1. You must follow the pattern stitches and rows exactly as they are written.
    Note: You may choose to do the hair using my Hair Bun method, the Hair Down method (included in the PDF pattern file), or with with only the hair cap for a short-haired mermaid. 
  2. You may change the yarn color used.
  3. You may add any embellishments you'd like.
  4. You may submit as many entries as you'd like.
  5. Entries must be submitted by the end of this month: June 30, 2019 at 11:59pm PST.

How to Submit Entries
Note: Your entry will not count unless it has the tag! (I must be able to find it to include it!) 
  • Submit a photo of your finished doll on the Sweet Softies Facebook Page or Facebook Group with the tag, #sweetsoftiescreatorchallenge
  • OR, post on Instagram with the tag, #sweetsoftiescreatorchallenge

The winner will receive a premium doll pattern!  Winner can choose one of the following dolls:

7/1/2019: Creator Challenge is closed!
7/22/2019: Results are out!

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you'll join in on this fun Creator Challenge!

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  1. Hola, en cada fecha debo publicar lo que se menciona en la cronología?

    1. Hola! Cuando usted ha terminado con la muneca puede publicar el foto! :) Necesita publicarlo antes de June 30, 2019 11:59pm PST. Gracias!

  2. Does that include we follow yarn weight and corresponding hook size?

    1. Hi! If you don't have medium weight yarn, you can use a different type of yarn as long as you use the corresponding hook size! :) Thanks for asking!

  3. I'm puzzled how do we get the pattern for CAL. I can not get to it.

    1. Hi! The pattern is posted in 5 separate parts. So far, Part 1 is posted. All the links to the different parts are in the "Timeline & Links for Coral's Pattern" section. If you scroll down on this blog post, you'll be able to find it and click to the part you'd like to! Please note that the post dates are below each for example, Part 2 won't be posted until 6/1/19. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions! Thanks!

  4. Wonderful illustrated information. I thank you about that. No doubt it will be very useful for my future projects. Would like to see some other posts on the same subject
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