Creator Challenge: Part 2 of 5

by - June 01, 2019

Dear fellow crocheters,

Welcome to Sweet Softies' second Creator Challenge, featuring Coral the Mermaid!  She's the perfect amigurumi doll to make this summer!  If you haven't already, check out the INTRO PAGE for rules and important information about this Creator Challenge.


Head & Upper Body

Pattern Notes:

  • The head and body are all crocheted in one piece.  Do not fasten off until instructed to do so.

Let's Begin!

Start with the Head

Begin with skin color yarn.

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)
R6-R12: Sc around. (30 sts)
R13: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24 sts)

Attach plastic safety eyes. (I placed 7mm eyes between R10 and R11, 6 sts apart.) Begin stuffing the head, and continue stuffing bit by bit as you work.

R14: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts)
R15: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)
R16: Dec around. (6 sts)
R17 [This is the neck]: Sc around. (6 sts)

Continue with the Upper Body

R18: Inc around. (12 sts)
R19: (Sc 3, inc) x 3. (15 sts)

Switch to the top color. 

R20: (Sc 4, inc) x 3. (18 sts)
R21: (Sc 5, inc) x 3. (21 sts)

Switch to the skin color. 

R22-R23: Sc around. (21 sts)

Do not fasten off.  You'll be continuing with the lower body and tail fin in Part 3! 

Want to see others' WIP photos, or share your own?  Go to the Sweet Softies FB Group!

PDF Pattern Available!
Want to get the full set of instructions right away? 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!

Printable PDF with photo references and BONUS 'Hair Down' Tutorial!

Join the Community!
Participants are encouraged to share Part 2 photos in the Sweet Softies FB Group!  I'd love to see your WIP!

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!)

Want your friends to join in on this fun Creator Challenge too?  The more, the merrier!  Share this post and spread the joy of crocheting!

Happy crafting!

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