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Creator Challenge: Part 5 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.


Arms & Finishing Touches

Let's Begin!

Arms (x2)

Note: The arms are made using the “i-cord” crochet technique. Scroll down or click here for my video tutorial

Start with skin color yarn.

Ch 3. Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, YO, pull up a loop, insert hook into next ch, YO, and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
R1: Drop 2 loops from hook, but hold onto them tightly with your non-hook hand so that they do not come undone. YO, pull through loop on hook. Insert hook into first dropped loop, YO, pull through. (2 loops on hook.) Insert hook into second dropped loop, YO, and pull through. (3 loops on hook)
R2-R7: Repeat R1.
To finish, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

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

VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to Crochet the i-Cord

Finishing Directions

1. Gather your crocheted pieces. You should have the: (1) mermaid's head/body, (2) the hair cap and bun sewn together, and (3) two arms.  If you've missed any of these parts, please scroll down to check the "Timeline & Links for Coral's Pattern" to find directions to what you need.
    2. Sew the hair cap to your doll's head.

    3. Using strands of hair-colored yarn, sew bangs/fringe onto the doll's head.

    4. Using a yarn needle and the yarn tail from the arms, sew them onto the body.

    5. If desired, gently apply blush powder onto your doll’s cheeks using a q-tip. (Refer to my tutorial (written + video) with instructions and tips for applying blush to amigurumi.)

    6. Add embellishments or accessories to your mermaid, such as beads, ribbons, flowers, or more!

    Wow, congratulations on finishing your baby mermaid!! 馃帀 

    Want to see others' mermaids and share your own?  Please head over to Sweet Softies FB Group  to post your finished mermaid photo(s), and tell us what his/her name is!!  Don't forget to use the tag, #sweetsoftiescreatorchallenge!

    If you're on Ravelry, don't forget to add your finished mermaid to the project page!

    PDF Pattern Available!
    Loved this pattern?  Want to get the full set of instructions all in one spot?  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 FINISHED MERMAID photos in the Sweet Softies FB Group!  Please also share with me your mermaid's name, and don't forget to use the tag #sweetsoftiescreatorchallenge to join this contest!

    Check out others' Part 5 photos in the CREATION GALLERY! (link to be posted)

    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!