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instructions
  1. Tail Fin - Make two
    Using 4.5mm needles and Sparkly Blue cast on one st
    Row 1: kfb. Two sts
    Row 2: kfb, k1. Three sts
    Rows 3-4: kfb, k to end. Five sts
    Rows 5-13: k
    Rows 14-15: k to last two sts, k2tog. Three sts
    Cut yarn, place three sts on st holder

  2. Body - Using 4.5mm needles and Sparkly Blue pick up six sts from Row 15 of Tail Fins
    Row 1: k2, k2tog, k to end. Five sts
    Row 2: skpo, k1, k2tog. Three sts
    Rows 3-4: cast on two sts, k to end. Seven sts
    Row 5: k1, kfb, k2, kfb, k to end. Nine sts
    Rows 6-7: k
    Row 8: k1, kfb, k4, kfb, k to end. 11 sts
    Rows 9-11: k
    Row 12: k1, kfb, k6, kfb, k to end. 13 sts
    Rows 13-16: k
    Row 17: k1, kfb, k8, kfb, k to end. 15 sts
    Rows 18-22: k
    Row 23: k1, kfb, k10, kfb, k to end. 17 sts
    Change to Dark Pink
    Row 24 (torso): k
    Row 25: (k1, kfb) to last st, k1. 25 sts
    Rows 26-33: starting with a k row work in st st
    Row 34: (k1, k2tog) to last st, k1. 17 sts
    Row 35: k
    Change to Pale Pink
    Row 36 (head): (k1, k2tog) to last two sts, k to end. 12 sts
    Row 37 and every odd-numbered row: p
    Row 38: (kfb, k1) to end. 18 sts
    Row 40: (kfb, k2) to end. 24 sts
    Rows 41-47: starting with a p row work in st st
    Row 48: (k1, k2tog) to end. 16 sts
    Row 49: p
    Row 50: (k2tog) to end. Eight sts
    Cut yarn leaving a long tail, thread tail onto tapestry needle and thread through rem sts, fasten off

  3. Arm - Make two
    Using 4.5mm needles and Pale Pink cast on eight sts
    Rows 1-12: starting with a k row work in st st
    Cut yarn leaving a long tail, thread tail onto tapestry needle and thread through rem sts, fasten off

  4. To Make Up - Sew seam along back of mermaid starting at top of head and working down to bottom of tail, stuffing as you go. Sew seam along Arms, stuffing as you go. Attach Arms to sides of Body. Weave in all ends. Using a tapestry needle, embroider mouth with Dark Pink and eyes with Violet. To make hair, cut 40cm lengths of Violet. Fold length of yarn in half and use crochet hook to pull yarn through sts on top of head. Pull ends of yarn through the loop created. Rep over front and top of head. Trim yarn to desired hair length

 
 
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