Sunday, May 8, 2016

MERMAID--MIRACLE FROM HEAVEN

My friend Allison went and watched the movie “Miracle from Heaven” in theaters.  She fell in love with a mermaid doll that the little girl in the movie had.  She asked if I could make one similar by using a printed picture of the mermaid.  This is my attempt at making that mermaid.  The hair on the mermaid is fringed pieces of various shapes of green randomly attached.

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn:  Soft white, menthe, and medium thyme
Small amounts of various shades of green for hair
E Crochet hook
Polyester fiberfill
Tapestry needle
1 set of 12mm black safety eyes

BODY:
Rd 1: With soft white, 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
Rd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.  (12)
Rd 3: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (18)
Rd 4: (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (24)
Rd 5: (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (30)
Rd 6: (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (36)
Rd 7: (sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (39)
Rd 8: (sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (42)
Rds 9-15: sc in each sc around.  (42)
Rd 16: (sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog) around.  (36)
Rd 17: (sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog) around.  (30)
Rd 18: (sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog) around.  (24)
ATTACH SAFETY BETWEEN RDS 10 AND 11 WITH 8 SC BETWEEN EACH EYE.  BEGIN STUFFING BODY FIRMLY.  CONTINUE STUFFING MERMAID AS YOU GO ALONG.
Rd 19: (sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog) around.  (18)
Rd 20: (sc in next sc, sc2tog) around.  (12)
Rd 21: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (18)
Rds 22-23: sc in each sc around.  (18)
Rd 24: (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (24)
Rds 25-26: sc in each sc around.  (24)
Rd 27: (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (30)
Rds 28-35: sc in each sc around.  (30)  Change to menthe.
Rd 36: Working in front loops only, slip st in each sc around, now working in back loops only, (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (36)
Rds 37-41: sc in each sc around.  (36)
Rd 42: (sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog) around.  (30)
Rds 43-45: sc in each sc around.  (30)
Rd 46: (sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog) around.  (24)
Rds 47-49: sc in each sc around.  (24)
Rd 50: (sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog) around.  (18)
Rds 51-53: sc in each sc around.  (18)
Rd 54: (sc in next sc, sc2tog) around.  (12)
Rds 55-57: sc in each sc around.  (12)
Rd 58: (sc in next sc, sc2tog) around.  (8)
Rd 59-61: sc in each sc around.  (8)
Rd 62: (sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog) around.  (6)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Weave tail through Rd 62, pull tightly, and secure.  Weave in ends.

TAIL FINS (MAKE 2):
Rd 1: With medium thyme, 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
Rd 2:   sc in each sc around.  (6)
Rd 3:   (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (10)
Rd 4:   sc in each sc around.  (10)
Rd 5:   (2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc) around.  (14)
Rd 6:   sc in each sc around.  (14)
Rd 7:   (2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc) around.  (18)
Rds 8-14:         sc in each sc around.  (18)
Rd 15: (sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog) around.  (14)
Rd 16: sc in each sc around.  (14)
Rd 17: (sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog) around.  (10)
Rd 18: sc in each sc around.  (10)
Rd 19: (sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc2tog) around.  (6)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Weave tail through sc of Rd 19, pull tightly, and secure.  Sew TAIL FINS to each side of top of TAIL.

WAIST TRIM:
Rd 1: Working in front loops of Rd 35 working over slip sts, attach medium thyme with slip st, ch 1, sc in same sc as slip st, skip next 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, (sc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around, slip st in first sc.  Finish off.  Weave in ends.

ARMS (MAKE 2):
Rd 1: With soft white, 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
Rd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.  (12)
Rds 3-5: sc in each sc around.  (12)
Rd 6: Bobble, sc in next 11 sc.  (12)
Rd 7: (sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog) around.  (9)
BEGIN STUFFING ARMS MODERATELY.  CONTINUE STUFFING AS YOU GO.
Rds 8-19: sc in each sc around.  (9)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Finish adding any stuffing.  Flatten end of ARM and sew it to BODY.

HAIR:
I used a variety of shades of green yarn for the hair randomly fringed on.

“Miracle from Heaven” is copyright Sony Pictures Entertainment and respective creators.

This pattern is an original pattern © by Christjan Bee (April 2016). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.

3 comments:

  1. Love this! Making it for my niece who has been in and out of the hospital. Thanks so much for sharing. Can you share how to "fringe on" the hair?

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    1. I started at top of head and worked down back of head fringing on a different shade of green over each sc. I stopped when the hair was desired thicknesses.

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