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Creator Challenge: Part 4 of 5

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.


Hair Cap & Bun

Let's Begin!

Hair Cap

Start with hair 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-R11: Sc around. (30 sts)

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to head later.

Hair Bun

Start with hair color yarn.

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4-R5: Sc around. (18 sts)

Switch to the hair tie color. 

R6: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the hair cap later.

Finishing Hair Cap & Bun

  1. Lightly stuff the hair bun.

  2. Sew the bun to the top of the cap using a yarn needle and the long tail from the bun.

  3. Hair cap and bun complete!

Yay, nicely done!  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 4 photos in the Sweet Softies FB Group!  I'd love to see your WIP!

Check out others' Part 4 photos in the CREATION GALLERY!

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!