Coral the Mermaid
The Tiny Baby Mermaid is an adorable, little doll that is quick and easy to crochet! Minimal sewing is required, as her head and body are crocheted in one piece with separate arms and hair cap. She makes a lovely gift for little girls or children who love magical fantasy and sea creatures!
Familiar beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing colors, attaching yarn, and sewing pieces together.
Stitches/Terms (US Terms):
MR: magic ring
Sl st: slip stitch
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Dc: double crochet
Medium weight (4) yarn in your selected colors (see ‘Color & Design Planning Sheet’ section below!) Note: Use the same brand of yarn in different color variations for a consistent look; avoid mixing and matching different yarn brands for this one project.
2.75 mm crochet hook or size suitable for the yarn you using. (Make sure your hook is small enough so that gaps cannot be seen between your stitches.)
Pair of 7mm plastic safety eyes
White Pipe Cleaner (for stabilizing the neck)
Optional: blush powder and a q-tip for adding blush to your doll (see this blog post)