Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Mermaids Tail

Urchin is a mermaid of the coral reef.  Here is a pattern to turn your Forget-Me-Knot into a siren of the seas :-)

Mermaids tail

She needs a coral reef to live in, and so my next project will be to crochet her one.  If you've never heard of the idea of crocheting a coral reef, just do a Google search on 'crochet coral reef.'  You will be blown away by the color and forms and amazing realism of a crocheted coral reef :-)

Enjoy the day, and enjoy the crochet!

22 comments:

  1. so cute idea and now when it is summer and alot of visit at the sea
    but down suth of sweden there I live it is too cold for a bath at list for me smile
    have a nice summer from a fan of your dolls

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  2. Hi Beth! She is so adorable just love the tail! I have also seen that Crochet Coral Reef isn't it just amazing!

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  3. Dear Beth,
    Everytime i want to smile and feel happy i just need to see your beautiful creations. ;) Today was such a day and i was more than happy to discover yet another lovely adorable tinny creature on your blog:).
    Hugs!!!

    ps: i'm making small angel favours.. hope to finish them on time:)

    rux

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  4. Oh my gosh this is sooooooooooooooo cute! Wow, you are extremely creative! I will definately make this after finising my current project.

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  5. Thank you for all of your lovely comments!

    Beth

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  6. What a lovely girl! Thank you for sharing your creations with us (and a pattern!). Love her voluminous hair. :)

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  7. Urchin is lovely Beth with her ocean colored hair and beautiful tail. I will stay tuned to see how her little coral reef home progresses. I am sure it will be amazing. It is so much fun to create a doll and then construct a home for them too.

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    1. Thank you so much for your good words, Joyce! You are so right about the joy in creating the home for the wee dolls we make. The crochet coral reef idea has been floating around in my head for a couple years, but it wasn't until Urchin arrived that I finally found the motivation to make one.

      Beth

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  8. Congratulations for your blog that I leaf very often.
    I made a doll crochet with your explanations thanks to you. I love crochet. I also learned the invisible decreases thanks to you. Do you use the "magic ring"? Or do you find that it is less beautiful with the "magic ring"?
    I hope I have correctly translated this because I am French and I do not speak English very well. I was 13 years old when Neil Armstrong stepped food on the moon. :) Yours. Michèle

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    1. Hi Michele,

      Thank you for your good words! Your English was very easy to understand...far better than my French. I don't usually use the magic ring, I find that if I chain two stitches, and single crochet into the second chain, that it works better for me. But, both work fine, and whichever method is comfortable is the one you should use. I will use Bing to translate this into French:

      Salut Michele,

      Merci pour vos bons mots ! Votre anglais est très facile à comprendre... beaucoup mieux que mon français. Je n'utilise pas habituellement l'anneau magique, je trouve que si je la chaîne deux points et le seul crochet dans la deuxième chaîne, que ça marche mieux pour moi. Mais, les deux fonctionnent très bien, et quelle que soit la méthode est confortable, c'est celui que vous devriez utiliser. Je vais utiliser Bing pour traduire en français :

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  9. Hello, I came here by way of Pinterest. Having a granddaughter has put me back in the world of dolls & being an avid 'hooker', I was thrilled to find your site. Regarding that coral reef, I'm posting a link that shares instructions for anyone else who'd like to make an accompanying coral reef for their mermaid(s). It comes by way of the Exhibit "Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef" which broke off to multiple projects that toured in multiple countries. Enjoy:

    http://jennyhoople.com/blog/colorful-things/how-to-make-crochet-coral-reefs-hyberbolic-crochet-where-have-you-been-all-my-life

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    1. Hi Nana Ann, thank you for the link! I've been devouring all things hyperbolic lately, and busy making the components for a small coral reef.

      Thank you for your good words!

      Beth

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  10. Hi Beth!

    I'm just loving your crocheted little mermaid, she's very sweet!
    Hope you've been well:)
    ~Shelly

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    1. Shelly, thanks so much for your sweet words, and for stopping by :-)

      Beth

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  11. Which pattern do you use for the Urchin? I can not find a link for it.

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    1. Hi Christi,

      For the upper body, use the Forget-Me-Knot doll pattern, which you can find on the left sidebar of the blog. For the tail, you can either click on the text 'Mermaids tail' in the post, or also find it on the left sidebar. It is towards the top under 'Forget-Me-Knot Kids.'

      Beth

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  12. What can I use as a substitute for the safety eyes?

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    1. You can use French knots. If you are not familiar with embroidery, just do a Google search and I'm sure you'll find a tutorial to show you how to make them. They are easy. I'd use six strands of black embroidery floss. Or just a couple of tiny straight stitches with black embroidery floss will also work.

      Beth

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