View Full Version : FO: mermaid

02-21-2009, 02:12 PM
It has been a long while since I've shared a project here, so I thought I'd post my latest FO, a Mermaid for my daughter. The pattern is from this book: Dream Toys (http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Toys-Collection-Crochet-Fantastical/dp/0312359950/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1235238035&sr=8-1). I used Caron Simply soft for her body, and Peaches n Cream Lilac Ombre for her hair, and added silver highlights with some silver embroidery thread.
I've also made the princess and pirate dolls in the past from the same book, it's got some lovely patterns in it. The only alterations I made were to do most of the knitting in the round.
I learned a new embroidery stitch too, called the bullion stitch, for adding some starfish embellishments to her tail and sweater.
My daughter is delighted with her! And I must say so am I. :)

ETA: Hmmm, I don't know why I can't get the pictures to show up in the post. They're just listed as attachments. I've switched to a new computer, so maybe that's the reason. And the knittinghelp website won't let me make any changes to it? Weird.
ETA: never mind, I figured it out, but I'd like to delete the attachments and Knittinghelp won't let me, does anyone know how I do that?



Jan in CA
02-21-2009, 04:19 PM
Oh my..that is just adorable! You did a great job!

02-21-2009, 04:22 PM
WOW! As a fellow toy knitter , i have to say that is is wonderful !
Lovely work and i am sure your daughter will spend many hours playing with her :)

02-21-2009, 04:52 PM
She's adorable! How cute are the ruffles on the fin?!

02-21-2009, 06:23 PM
That is sooo adorable. I love it!!

02-21-2009, 08:34 PM
She's so cute! :)

02-21-2009, 09:16 PM
She is adorable!
These would make great "Teacher" gifts from mollusk island.

02-21-2009, 10:04 PM
That is sooo cute!

02-21-2009, 11:40 PM
Very cute!

02-22-2009, 01:06 AM
I love it! WoW!

02-22-2009, 01:31 AM
Mermaid is SO cute. Great job :-)

02-22-2009, 02:28 AM
What a charming toy! Another book to add to my 'want' list. Thank you for sharing!

02-22-2009, 10:18 AM
That is a fabulous Mermaid. She is beutiful. My daughter would be so jealous! :yay:

02-22-2009, 10:35 AM
Wow! She is fabulous!! I have never tried knitting a toy or doll but I may have to. Great job!

02-22-2009, 11:27 AM
Thank you everyone! :muah:

02-22-2009, 11:32 AM
That's really great!

02-22-2009, 03:22 PM
Fantastic - wow!

02-23-2009, 02:47 AM
She is really cute. I love her long, flowing pink hair and all the ruffles on the tail. Good job.

02-24-2009, 03:35 PM

You put in a lot of time & effort with the little details! It shows! :thumbsup:

02-24-2009, 11:36 PM
Your Mermaid is wonderful! Love the frilly little fishy things on her tail... she is gorgeous!