Monday, June 8, 2015

Mermaids in the Summer

Summer time! Which means the ocean and swimming, right? After making that whale earlier and cosplay outfits for Splatoon, I was on a roll. Now we have a mermaid to add into the mix.

I made this mermaid by modifying a pattern from Little Muggles. She made an adorable seal pattern that I planned to make eventually. But as I was looking at mermaid patterns, I was getting frusterated that all of them were very "The Little Mermaid" and skinny, non-huggable things. And you kind of just lay them down, they don't sit on their own. So I finally looked at that seal pattern and thought...hey! This would make a cute mermaid!

This mermaid was designed to look like one of Emmy's friends who is having a birthday this summer. (This is actually her gift but she's 3 and won't find out.) She has cute spiral curls all the time and I LOOOOOVED putting them on this mermaid. She has a hair tie and a star fish in her hair. I also loved using my new safety eyes I just bought. They make her look so much cuter than just the round ones.

As for the modifications I made to the seal pattern, I added a few rows to the body and color changed half way through. I only crocheted in the back loops during the color change so I could come back and make the frills.

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  1. Super nifty idea to combine 2 patterns to get your own results. Turned out real nice.

    1. Thank you! I was grateful it turned out well, too.