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Yoyo the Seahorse Free Crochet Pattern

I am super fascinated by seahorses. They are these tiny, mysterious, often overlooked sea creatures that are actually quite extraordinary. I mean, I can brag all day about how incredible of a father my husband is, but even he cannot have babies. Male seahorses have babies! I mean, come on! So let’s give a shout out to the incredible seahorse with this Yoyo the Seahorse Free Crochet Pattern! It is simple and adorable.

My son Benjamin affectionately name this cutie Yoyo after her curly tail. I love the vibrant colors, but there are SO many different color combinations you could choose. Completed with DK weight cotton yarn and a size 3.00mm crochet hook, she measures about 14″ tall.

You can find the full, ad-free pattern with lots of helpful pictures on my Etsy shop here!

Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern Photo 4

Yoyo’s ad-free pattern is a beautiful 8-page PDF document with detailed instructions and accompanied by LOTS of clear pictures to help you along the way. Find the Yoyo the Seahorse Amigurumi Crochet Pattern here!

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Materials you will need:


– DK/light worsted weight yarn / 100% cotton
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – PEACH ORANGE – 1 ball
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – MARINE BLUE – 1/4 ball
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Stuffing
– 10 mm safety eyes
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors
– Stitch markers

Abbreviations used on the pattern:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
sc (single crochet)
BLO (back loop only)
hdc (half double crochet)
fsc (chainless foundation single crochet)
inc (increase: 2 single crochets in one stitch)
dec (decrease: 2 stitches together)
sl st (slip stitch)
picot (picot stitch)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

The Pattern

Head, body & tail:

The head, body, and tail will be worked in a continuous round using the peach yarn.

Rnd 1: st 8 in a magic circle [8]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [16]

Rnd 3: BLO sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x4 [12]

Rnd 5: sc in next 2 st, dec in next 4 st, sc in next 2 st [8]

Stuff the nose.

Rnd 6-9: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 10: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x4 [12]

Rnd 11: sc in next 6 st, inc in next 4 st, sc in next 2 st [16]

Rnd 12-13: sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 14: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x4 [20]

Rnd 15-16: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 17: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x4 [24]

Rnd 18-19: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 20: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x4 [28]

Rnd 21-22: sc in each st around [28]

Rnd 23: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x4 [32]

Rnd 24-25: sc in each st around [32]

Rnd 26: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x4 [36]

Rnd 27-28: sc in each st around [36]

Rnd 29: sc in next 2, sl st in next 6, sc in next 8, hdc in next 14, sc in next 6 [36]

Rnd 30: sc in next st, sl st in next 8, sc in next 7, hdc in next 14, sc in next 6 [36]

Insert the eyes between rounds 22-23, spaced 15 stitches in between. Stuff.

Rnd 31: sl st in next 10, sc in next 6, hdc in next 14, sc in next 5, sl st in next st [36]

Rnd 32: sl st in next 11, sc in next 6, hdc in next 14, sc in next 5 [36]

Rnd 33-34: sc in next st, sl st in next 11, sc in next 5, hdc in next 14, sc in next 5 [36]

Rnd 35: sc in next st, sl st in next 11, sc in next 6, hdc in next 12, sc in next 6 [36]

Rnd 36-37: sl st in next 14, sc in next 6, hdc in next 12, sc in next 4 [36]

Rnd 38-40: sc in next 3, sl st in next 14, sc in next 5, hdc in next 12, sc in next 2 [36]

Rnd 41: sc in next 3, sl st in next 14, sc in next 5, hdc in next 12, dec in next st [35]

Rnd 42: sc in next 3, sl st in next 14, sc in next 3, dec in next st, hdc in next 12, sc in next 2 [34]

Rnd 43: dec in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next 14, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 12, ch 1, turn, skip next st, sc in next 12, ch 1, turn, skip next st, sc in next 12 st

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Rnd 44: sc in next 3, sl st in next 13, sc in next 15 [31]

Rnd 45: sc in each st around [31]

Rnd 46: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 15 st [35]

Rnd 47: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 15 st [39]

Rnd 48: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 15 st [43]

Rnd 49: sc in each st around [43]

Rnd 50: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 6 st, (dec in next st, sc in next 2 st) x2 [45]

Rnd 51: sc in each st around [45]

Rnd 52: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st, dec in next st [47]

Rnd 53: sc in each st around [47]

Rnd 54: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [50]

Rnd 55: dec in next st, sc in next 48 [49]

Rnd 56: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [52]

Rnd 57: dec in next st, sc in next 50 st [51]

Rnd 58: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 2 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [54]

Rnd 59: dec in next st, sc in next 52 st [53]

Rnd 60: (sc in next 11 st, inc in next st) x4, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [56]

Rnd 61: dec in next st, sc in next 54 st [55]

Rnd 62-67: sc in each st around [55]

At this point, with a strand of yarn and a tapestry needle, I took a few stitches up and down through the next to help it curve more dramatically and fastened it off on the inside. Also, at this point, make sure your starting point for each row is centered on the back of the neck. If it’s not centered, give or take a few single crochets at this point to do so.

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Rnd 68: sc in next 2, (sc in next 11, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 14 [52]

Rnd 69: sc in next 3, (sc in next 10, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 13 [49]

Rnd 70: sc in next 4, (sc in next 9, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 12 [46]

Rnd 71: sc in next 4, (sc in next 8, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 12 [43]

Rnd 72: sc in next 5, (sc in next 7, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 11 [40]

Rnd 73: sc in next 5, (sc in next 6, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 11 [37]

Rnd 74: sc in next 5, (sc in next 5, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 11 [34]

Rnd 75: sc in next 6, (sc in next 4, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 10 [31]

Rnd 76: sc in next 6, (sc in next 3, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 10 [28]

Rnd 77: sc in next 7, (sc in next 2, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 9 [25]

Rnd 78: sc in next 7, (sc in next st, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 9 [22]

Stuff.

Rnd 79-81: sc in each st around [22]

Rnd 82: sc in next 10 st, dec in next st, sc in next 10 st [21]

Rnd 83: sc in each st around [21]

Rnd 84: sc in next 10 st, dec in next st, sc in next 9 st [20]

Rnd 85: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 86: sc in next 9 st, dec in next st, sc in next 9 st [19]

Rnd 87: sc in each st around [19]

Rnd 88: sc in next 9 st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st [18]

Rnd 89: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 90: sc in next 8 st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st [17]

Rnd 91: sc in each st around [17]

Rnd 92: sc in next 8 st, dec in next st, sc in next 7 st [16]

Rnd 93: sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 94: sc in next 7 st, dec in next st, sc in next 7 st [15]

Rnd 95: sc in each st around [15]

Rnd 96: sc in next 7 st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [14]

Rnd 97: sc in each st around [14]

Rnd 98: sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [13]

Rnd 99: sc in each st around [13]

Rnd 100: sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 5 st [12]

Rnd 101: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 102: sc in next 5 st, dec in next st, sc in next 5 st [11]

Rnd 103: sc in each st around [11]

Rnd 104: sc in next 5 st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [10]

Rnd 105-124: sc in each st around [10] Stuff every few rounds.

If you’re having any trouble with your Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me as well! She should be coming together quite nicely at this point!

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Rnd 125: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [9]

Rnd 126-130: sc in each st around [9]

Rnd 131: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [8]

Rnd 132-136: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 137: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [7]

Rnd 138-142: sc in each st around [7]

Rnd 143: sc in next 3 st, dec in next st, sc in next 2 st [6]

Sl st to fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a 2 foot (24″) tail which will be used for curving the tail. Weave through front loop of remaining 6 stitches and pull tightly to close.

Now, let’s curl the tail on your Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern: using a tapestry needle and the long yarn tail, weave the yarn behind/under the post stitches up the center front of the tail, weaving your needle behind each of the posts in each row – ending back at about row 107 (36 rows from the tip of the tail) Pull on the yarn tail and watch the tail curve up!

Now, take the needle and push it through the thickness of the tail from inside to outside and back in a couple times to secure the curl. Take a couple stitches on the inside of the curl to secure the end and pull the yarn to the center and cut.

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The fin

TIP – Picot stitch instructions: chain 3, insert hook into back bump of 3rd chain from the hook, yarn over, pull through and slip stitch through the loop on the hook.

Row 1: fsc 108, ch 1, turn

Row 2: (picot in next st, sc in next 3 st) x15, sc in next 10 st, ch 2, turn

Row 3: inc in next st, dc in next 8 st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, turn

Row 4: inc in next st, sc in next 10 st, inc in next st, ch 1, turn

Row 5: inc in next st, sc in next 12 st, inc in next st, ch 1, turn

Row 6: (picot in next st, sc in next 2 st) x7, picot in next st, sc in next st, sc down side of fin back to chain, sc in next 3 st along the chain, (picot in next st, sc in next 3 st) x7, (ch 2, sc in same st as current sc, sc in next 3) x10, sl st in final 2 st

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing on the fin. You’re so close to being done with Yoyo the Seahorse Free Crochet Pattern! Now, to sew on the fin…

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Assembly

Starting with the end of the fin, start pinning it in pace, beginning at the end of the curled tail. Pin fin along the back, keeping it centered and ending on top of the head – just above and between the eyes. Use the long tail yarn and a tapestry needle to sew on fin, weaving it through every stitch on the fin and a stitch post on each of the rounds of the body. Be sure to weave it under the POST of the stitch, rather than just the top loops, which will ensure a more secure attachment. When you get to the opposite end of the fin, weave back through 5-6 times. Bring the yarn to the inside of the seahorse and cut.

I hope you had fun making Yoyo the Seahorse Free Crochet Pattern! I’d love to see photos of the colors you chose for yours! If you’d like to purchase the full 8-page printable PDF of Yoyo the Seahorse, you can do so from my Etsy shop here!

Seahorse Amigurumi Photo 4

Love crochet amigurumi? I have more animal and free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in:

Luna the Mermaid Graphic 1

Luna the Mermaid Free Crochet Pattern

My son Benjamin is the one who dictates for me what my next amigurumi character is going to be. I love that. Takes the decision making off me, right!? So, up next was supposed to be a Pterodactyl – I was excited because I’ve never attempted a dinosaur before! But, at the last minute he changed his mind to mermaid! The thought of the potential bright fun colors versus the dominantly brown pterodactyl was exciting. I also love that he has no care in the world over the little boy/little girl toy stereotypes. When I finished this Luna the Mermaid free crochet pattern (while he was out of town for the weekend), he was THRILLED!

Yes, I can admit it. I do put a level of pressure on myself for his valuable 4-year-old approval rating of these toys. I do make these toys for him (and his soon-to-come sister), after all!

This pattern is supported by ads on my blog. Alternatively, can purchase the printable, ad-free pattern on the Etsy shop here.

Luna the Mermaid Graphic 2

Luna’s pattern is a beautiful 9- page PDF document with detailed instructions and accompanied by LOTS of clear pictures to help you along the way. Find the Luna the Mermaid Amigurumi Crochet Pattern here!

Luna the Mermaid Graphic 3

Materials you will need:


– DK/light worsted weight yarn / 100% cotton
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Vanilla Cream
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Slate Green
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Pansy Purple
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Lipstick Pink
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Melon Sorbet
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Pure Black
Yarn Bee Dream Spun Chunky – Tuscany (hair)
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Stuffing
– 10 mm safety eyes
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors
– Stitch markers

Abbreviations used on the pattern:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
sc (single crochet)
hdc (half double crochet)
inc (increase: 2 single crochets in one stitch)
dec (decrease: 2 stitches together)
FLO (front loop only)
BLO (back loop only)
DcBo (double crochet bobble stitch)
sl st (slip stitch)
fsc (chainless foundation single crochet)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

The Pattern

Head & Shoulders

The head and torso will be worked in a continuous round using the tan yarn.

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 10-17: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 19: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 20: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 21: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 22: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x6 [24]

Insert safety eyes between rounds 14 & 15, spaced apart by 10 stitches. Embroider nose between rows 16& 17 – centered between eyes. Embroider eyelashes. Stuff head.

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Rnd 23: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 24: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x6 [12]

Rnd 25-26: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 27: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 28: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 29: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 30: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 31: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 32: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 33: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Stuff neck firmly. Her hair will be heavy and if you don’t stuff firmly, her head will bobble.

You will now divide round 33 into what will become the arms and the torso, below the shoulders. Using stitch markers, allow 10 stitches for each of the arms. The torso will be left with 34 stitches.

Body & Tail

The body will be worked in a continuous round beginning with the tan yarn for the torso and eventually changing to green & purple for the tail.

Rnd 34: sc in next 7 st. Skipping the right arm hole that you created using the stitch markers, join back to front torso by creating a sc to join them. Sc in the next 16 st, join front to back by creating a sc to join them (again, skipping the left arm hole). Sc in the next 9 st. [34]

Rnd 35: sc in each st around [34]

Rnd 36: (dec in next st, sc in next 4 st) x5, sc in next 2 st [28]

Rnd 37: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [24]

Rnd 38: sc in next 3 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 7 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [20]

Rnd 39-41: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 42: sc in next 4 st, inc in next st, sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in next 6 st, inc in next st, sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in next 4 st [24]

Rnd 43: sc in each st around [24]

Switch to green yarn

Rnd 44: sc in next 6 st, inc in next st, sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in next 8 st, inc in next st, sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in next 4 st [28]

Rnd 45: FLO make 3 hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 [84]

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Rnd 46: BLO of rnd 44 (free loop on the inside of ruffles created in rnd 45), sc in next 4 st, (inc in next st, sc in next st) x2, inc in next st, sc in next 10 st, (inc in next st, sc in next st) x2, inc in next st, sc in next 4 st [34]

Rnd 47: sc in each st around [34]

Rnd 48: sc in next 4 st, (inc in next st, sc in next 2 st) x2, inc in next st, sc in next 10 st, (inc in next st, sc in next 2 st) x2, inc in next st, sc in next 6 st [40]

Rnd 49: sc in each st around [40]

Switch to purple yarn

Rnd 50: sc in each st around [40]

Rnd 51: FLO make 3 hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 [120]

Rnd 52: BLO of rnd 50 (free loop on the inside of ruffles created in rnd 51), sc in each st around [40]

Rnd 53: sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 18 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [36]

Rnd 54: sc in each st around [36]

Rnd 55: sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 16 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [32]

Switch to green yarn

Rnd 56: sc in each st around [32]

Rnd 57: FLO make 3 hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 [96]

Rnd 58: BLO of Rnd 56 (free loop on the inside of ruffles created in rnd 57), sc in each st around [32] photo 12

Stuff torso and tail up to this point.

Rnd 59: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 12 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [28]

Rnd 60-61: sc in each st around [28]

Rnd 62: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 10 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st sc in next 4 st [24]

Rnd 63-65: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 66: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [20]

Rnd 67-69: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 70: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [18]

Rnd 71-72: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 73: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next st [16]

Rnd 74-75: sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 76: sc in next 3 st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [14]

Rnd 77-78: sc in each st around [14]

Stuff tail

Rnd 79: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x2 [12]

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Rnd 80: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 81: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) x2 [10]

Rnd 82: sc in each st around [10]

Stuff more

Rnd 83: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x2 [8]

Rnd 84: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 85: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x2 [6]

Rnd 86: sc in each st around [6]

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing closed. Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the front loop of remaining 6 stitches and pull tightly to close. Weave in end.

Arms

Using the tan yarn, slip knot onto your hook and rejoin yarn on back of first arm by creating a sc.

Rnd 1-6: sc in each st around [10]

Rnd 7: dec in next st, sc in next 8 st [9]

Stuff lightly. Don’t stuff shoulder or the arms will stick straight out.

Rnd 8-9: sc in each st around [9]

Rnd 10: dec in next st, sc in next 7 st [8]

Rnd 11: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 12: dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [7]

Rnd 13: sc in next 5 st, 3DcBo in next st, sc in next st [7]

Rnd 14-15: sc in each st around [7]

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing closed. Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the front loop of remaining 7 stitches and pull tightly to close. Weave in end. Repeat these instructions for second arm.

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Fins

The fins will be crocheted in rows using green, purple, orange and pink. The color of each row will be indicated for each as follows:

G=Green, PU=Purple, O=Orange, PI=Pink. Remember to change colors appropriately before each new color begins.

Row 1: G ch 21, sc in 2nd back bump from hook and in each back bump thereafter, ch 1, turn [20]

Row 2: PU BLO sc in next 17 st, ch 1, turn [17] (leave remaining 3 st unworked)

Row 3: PU sc in next 15 st, dec in next st, ch 1, turn [16]

Row 4: O BLO sc in next 14, ch 1, turn [14]

Row 5: O sc in next 12 st, dec in next st, ch 1, turn [14]

Row 6: PI BLO sc in next 11 st, ch 1, turn [11]

Row 7: PI sc in next 9 st, dec in next st, ch 1, turn [10]

Row 8: GR BLO sc in next 8, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 9: GR sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, ch 1, turn [7]

Row 10: PU BLO sc in next 7 st, ch 4, turn

Row 11: PU sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch, sc in next 7 st along green

Row 12: GR BLO sc in next 7 st, ch 1, turn [7]

Row 13: GR sc in next 6 st, inc in next st, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 14: PI BLO sc in next 8 st, ch 3, turn [8]

Row 15: PI sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc in next 7 st, inc in last st, ch 1, turn [11]

Row 16: O BLO sc in next 11 st, ch 3, turn [11]

Row 17: O sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc in next 10 st, inc in last st, ch 1, turn [14]

Row 18: PU BLO sc in next 14 st, ch 3, turn [14]

Row 19: PU sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc in next 13 st, inc in last st, ch 1, turn [17]

Row 20: GR BLO sc in next 17 st, ch 3, turn [17]

Row 21: GR sc in 2nd ch from hook, and next ch, sc in next 16 st, inc in last st, [20]

Do not cut or fasten off yet. Tie off stray ends. Pick up green again, chain 1 and sc along the edge with loose ends, incorporating them into the row as you go. This way, you won’t have to weave in all those ends! This row will give you a nice line of sc for easier sewing onto the tail. Now, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew fin to tip of tail, curving it in a “v” shape down and around the tip.

FYI – because of where the last row of the fin ends, the final border row of sc (the one that tucks in the stray ends) will end up having the back of the row facing the front of the fin. So, make sure you tuck those ends away neatly or they’ll show through!

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Crop Top

The crop top will be crocheted in rows using the pink yarn.

Row 1: ch 31, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch thereafter, ch 1, turn [30]

Row 2: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn [30]

Row 3: hdc in next 4 st, ch 10, skip 5, hdc in next 11 st, ch 1, turn

Row 4: skip one st, hdc in next 10 st, sc in next 9 st (along chain), sl st to next st, ch 1, turn

Row 5: make 3 hdc in each of the next 19 st (along shoulder strap and front of top), sc in next 8 st [30]

Fasten off. Put on the halter top and sew closed up the back.

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Starfish Barrett

Use pink yarn

Rnd 1: st 10 in a magic circle

Rnd 2: (sl st in next st, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and 2 ch thereafter, sl st to the next st on magic circle) x5

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to use to tie into hair.

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Cheeks – make 2

Use light pink yarn. St 6 in a magic circle. Fasten with a sl st. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew onto face just below and back from the eyes.

Mermaid Crochet Pattern Resource Library Graphic

Hair

Cut lengths of yarn into 12-18″ each. Fold each piece in half. Insert hook under POST of a stitch on the head and snatch the folded end of the piece of yarn and pull the loop through by about 2 inches. Then, insert the two dangly ends of the piece of hair through the loop and pull tightly to secure. Continue to do this all over the head as desired. Because I used extra bulky yarn, I skipped every other stitch on the head. Cut and trim as desired. The hair along the forehead runs along round 8 for 6 pieces of hair and then begins to slant down around her temples and cheeks. Under the back/neck, the hair goes down as far as row 16.

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