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The Friendly Mermaid

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The Friendly Mermaid Doll is a little under 12 inches tall and 4.5
inches wide (not including the arms and hair.) This is the perfect doll
for little girls who dream of being a mermaid and swimming in the sea.
For this mermaid, I recommend using size 4 worsted weight yarn in
whatever color you prefer. This particular one used Stylecraft’s Special
Chunky in Cream. The beauty of the doll is that you are able to
customize her in any way you would like! Enjoy making her!

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items as you wish for yourself, or as gifts. You may sell items made with this pattern but
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You will need:
Approx 150 g size 4 yarn
Crochet Hook in Size 4.0 or 3.75
Tapestry Needle
Polyfil 
10 mm safety eyes
stitch marker (these are my favorite!)
Yarn for hair (the yarn for this doll is Yarn Bee from Hobby Lobby)

Abbreviations
SC- single crochet

SC INC- single crochet increase (2 SC in each stitch)

INV
DEC- Invisible decrease (put hook through the FRONT LOOP ONLY of two
consecutive stitches [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through both
loops. [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through two loops)

Magic
Circle- Make a loop, leaving a long tail to work with. Insert hook in
center of loop, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over, pull through to
make the first chain (this does not count as a stitch!). Continue to
crochet over the loop and tail with the number of stitches called for.
(If you need 6 SC, then crochet 6 SC inside the ring.) Pull the tail to
close the circle.

Always move your stitch marker to the last stitch in the round. This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

Tail and Body
Round 1: In a magic circle, crochet 6 SC
Round 2. INC in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: *SC in the first, INC in the next.* Repeat * * around (18)
Rounds 4-7: SC in each stitch around. (18)
Round 8: *SC in the first 2 stitches, INC in the next.* Repeat * * around. (24)
Rounds 9-12: SC in each stitch around. (24)
Round 13: *SC in the first 3 stitches, INC in the next.* Repeat * * around. (30)
Rounds 14-17: Sc in each stitch around. (30)
Round 18: *SC in the first 4 stitches, INC in the next.* Repeat * * around. (36)
Rounds 19-24: SC in each stitch around. (36)
Change to skin color.
Rounds 25- 31: SC in each stitch around. (36)
Round 32: *SC in the first 4 stitches, DEC in the next.* Repeat * * around. (30)
Round 33: *SC in the first 3 stitches, DEC in the next.* Repeat * * around. (24)
Round 34: *SC in the first 2 stitches, DEC in the next.* Repeat * * around. (18)
Round 35: *SC in the first  stitch, DEC in the next.* Repeat * * around. (12)
Rounds 36-37: SC in each stitch around. (12)
Fasten off, leave a tail long enough to sew on the head.

Fin
Round 1: In a magic circle, crochet 6 SC
Round 2. INC in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: *SC in the first, INC in the next.* Repeat * * around (18)
Round 4: *SC in the first 2 stitches, INC in the next.* Repeat * * around. (24)
Round 5: *SC in the first 3 stitches, INC in the next.* Repeat * * around. (30)
Rounds 6-9: SC in each stitch around. (30)
Press
flat with the stitch marker on side end. Slip stitch the bottom
together. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Sew the end through up to the
top of the fin. Sew on to the tail.