Sandra the mermaid - Make a Splash by Ilaria Caliri (aka airali)
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Sandra the mermaid - Make a Splash

Crochet
June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
both US and UK
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This pattern is available in:

  • ENGLISH US TERMS and ITALIAN in PDF format
  • ENGLISH UK TERMS only in Simply Crochet, Issue 32
  • GERMAN only in Simply Häkeln 04/2015**

Sandra the mermaid lives where the sea is deep, everyday runs after fish bigger than her just for fun and plays with crabs to look for the finest shells. But she never gives up to comb hair in a long and thick braid and embellish her tail with glittering sequins!

5 pages PDF pattern with photo tutorial - Available in English (US terms) and Italian.

Skill level: intermediate

Size : approx. 25 cm (10 in) tall


From Simply Crochet magazine:

With her sequinned tail and blue fishtail braid, Ilaria Caliri’s adorable mermaid doll is sure to become a firm favourite. She’s hooked using simple dc stitches in a spiral and her hair is made with two pretty ocean shades. Can you resist?

The pattern is worked using the amigurumi method. Work in a continuous spiral without closing off the round with a ss. It may help to use a stitch marker in the stitch of each round, moving it up as you work.

The Tail, Body and Head are worked as one piece, starting from the Tail to the Head. Fins, Arms and Bikini are made separately and sewn onto the Body. Strands of hair are sewn onto a cap made to fit the Head, then this is sewn to the Head.

You will need:

  • DMC Natura Just Cotton (100% cotton, 50g/155m), 1 ball of each:

    Yarn A Rose Soraya (N32)

    Yarn B Gardenia (N36)

    Yarn C Amaranto (N33)

    Yarn D Aguamarina (N25)

    Yarn E Turquoise (N49)

    Yarn F Prussian (N64)

  • A 3mm (US C/2 or D/2) hook

  • 2 safety eyes (approx 8mm in diameter)

  • Sequins

  • Tapestry needle

  • Toy stuffing

  • Adhesive tape

  • Sewing needle, thread and pins

Measurements:

Aprrox 25cm (10in) tall