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Posted on October 07, 2018 by Lorene Eppolite | 0 Comments

Frankie the Mermaid

Hi Furlers! It’s Vincent from Knot Bad! I can tell you now, it’s odd trying to create a doll that’s meant for October, the spooky month, when it’s still summertime and it’s 90 degrees outside. I tried to think, “Okay, Halloween has been done before, how do I throw a Knot Bad twist on it?” And the summer heat finally served a creative purpose; why not turn a classic mean Frankenstein’s Monster into a Majestic, gentle Mermaid! Frankenstein might only make a seasonal appearance, but mermaids are loved all year round, especially in the fiber scene! You can’t tell me you haven’t seen mermaid tails around, have you? (i.e search Pinterest, they are loved by so many).

This week, I’m just introducing you and giving you a rundown of all the materials we will be needing to make this project. Down below you will see the materials lists, all the yarn I used. 

(Mine was all from Lion Brand Yarn!) but if you can find the same or similar colors in any worsted weight yarn, that will do, too! We will be making the main body, then the pieces to attach in separate weeks. The first part of the pattern will be released on __ Can’t wait for you to join us, see you here next week!

 

SUPPLIES

The yarn I used- All Lion Brand, but any color for worsted weight yarn will do!

Vannas Choice in White
Vannas Choice in Kelly Green
Vannas Choice in Chocolate
Vannas Choice in Black
Vannas Choice in Purple
Vannas Choice in Charcoal Grey
Vannas Choice in Pink
12mm safety eyes (2 of them)
Darning needle
Fiber fill
Scissors
Pins
4mm Furls Odyssey Hook
And a spooky attitude with candy on the side!

PART ONE

Welcome to Part one of the Frankie the Mermaid CAL! If you missed the introduction post, here is the supplies list used to make this piece. Today we will be making the full body of the mermaid (head, neck, and body) and as you work it together, you realize that it’s all actually made in one piece! It’ll be important to be aware of when you will be working in the Front Loop Only. 

Notes:

This entire piece will be worked in continuous rounds, so it will be helpful to have a stitch marker so you don’t lose your place. It’ll be important to be aware of when you will be working in the Front Loop Only. Be sure to stuff firmly where indicated and where you see fit!

Abbreviations:

Sc- single crochet

Inc- Increase (2 sc in same stitch)

Dec- Decrease

FLO- Front Loop Only

*- repeat around the row

(  )- number of stitches at the end of the round 

 

Beginning with the head 

Begin with Kelly Green:

Rnd 1: Sc 6 into Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: *Inc* around (12)

Rnd 3: *Sc, Inc* around (18)

Rnd 4: *Sc 2, Inc* around (24)

Rnd 5: *Sc 3, Inc* around (30)

Rnd 6: *Sc 4, Inc* around (36)

Rnd 7: *Sc 5, Inc* around (42)

Rnd 8-14: Sc around (42)

Rnd 15: *Sc 5, Dec* around (36)

Rnd 16: *Sc 4, Dec* around (30)

Insert eyes into row 12, with 8 stitches apart.

 

Rnd 17: *Sc 3, Dec* around (24)

Begin stuffing firmly

Rnd 18: *Sc 2, Dec* around (18)

Rnd 19: *Sc, Dec* around (12)

Rnd 20: Sc into FLO around (12)

 

Rnd 21-22: Sc around (12)

Rnd 23: *Sc 2, Inc* around (16)

Rnd 24: Sc around (16)

Rnd 25: *Sc 3, Inc* (20)

Rnd 26: Sc around (20)

Rnd 27: *Sc 4, Inc* around (24)

Rnd 28-31: Sc around (24)

Switch to Brown
Rnd 32-37: Sc around (24)

Rnd 38: *Sc 4, Dec* around (20)

Rnd 39: Sc around (20)

Rnd 40: *Sc 3, Dec* (16) Begin Stuffing

Rnd 41-46: Sc around (16)

Rnd 47: *Sc 2, Dec* (12)

Rnd 48-49: Sc around (12)

Finish off and close hole.

 

Meet us back here next week to make the fins, arms, and top, as well as attaching the hair!

PART TWO

Welcome to part 3 of the Frankie the Mermaid CAL! Last week we made the full body, which can be found here, and this week we will be making all the Fins, Arms, Bra! As well as learning to attach the hair.

 

Arms (Make 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 5 into Magic Ring (5)

Rnd 2-7: Sc around (5)

Finish off

 

Screws (Makes 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 4 into Magic Ring (4)

Rnd 2: *Sc, inc* around (6)

Rnd 3: Sc around (6)

Finish off

 

Bra

Ch 11

Row 1: HDC into second chain from hook. Hdc across (10)

Row 2-3: Ch 1, turn. Hdc across (10)

With your mini rectangle, take a long strand of black yarn. Insert through the center of the piece. Pull tight and then pull the yarn around a few time to create a bow shape! (Seen below)

 

 

Fins (Make 2)

Begin with Lavender

Rnd 1: Sc 4 into Magic Ring (4)

Rnd 2: *Sc, Inc* around (6)

Rnd 3: *Sc 2, Inc* around (8)

Rnd 4: *Sc 3, Inc* around (10)

Rnd 5: *Sc 4, Inc* around (12)

Rnd 6: *Sc 5, Inc* around (14)

Rnd 7: *Sc 6, Inc* around (16)

Rnd 8: *Sc 6, Dec* around (14)

Rnd 9: *Sc 5, Dec* around (12)

Rnd 10: Dec around (6)

Finish off

 

Meet back here next week for the final part of this CAL, where we will be attaching the hair, embroidering the face, and attaching all the limbs! 

 

PART THREE

Coming October 27, 2018

ABOUT OUR DESIGNER

Hi everyone! My name is Vincent and I am the artist behind Knot Bad! I am the 23-year-old man who lives for Pokemon, heavy metal music, and my fair share of cinnamon rolls. I specialize in fun amigurumi and over the top crochet wear, however, I am making it a goal of 2018 to get into some fashion pieces in the Form of Yarn Punk. I reside in the Northwest of the United States in Portland, Oregon. I offer free patterns on my website, knotbadami.com, and you can find me on Instagram (@knot.bad) and Pinterest at Knot Bad Crochet! I may look familiar here to some of you, but to those who are now seeing me for the first time, it’s lovely to meet you!

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