viernes, 21 de julio de 2017

"Blanca, the mermaid". Free English pattern

Hi!. How are you?.
Last 13th May was my fifth "blog's birthday", and I published the Spanish pattern of my mermaid's design "La sirena Blanca" to celebrate it with all you. I know that you've liked it and so, I'm going to translate my pattern to English.
My English isn't too good, but I'm going to try to make it understandable. If you have any questions or doubts, or if you find any error in the translation, please feel free to leave a message and I'll try to answer you as soon as I can. 
If you make this mermaid, I would like to see some pictures of your work. Remember that I have a board on my Pinterest where I usually publish pictures of your versions.
But, please, before use any of my patterns, read what I've wrote at PERMISOS.
You can find the original Spanish pattern here.
And now, here it's... 

"BLANCA, THE MERMAID"


You'll need:
  • Yarn (cotton, acrylic, wool...) in colour: A (for skin tone); B (white) for the tail and the bra; C (green, aqua, white...) for the hair... or the colours you prefer.
  • Crochet hook in accordance with the yarn you'll use. I usually prefer to use a smaller thickness crochet than indicated by the thread label.
  • Stitch marker.
  • Fiberfill for stuffing.
  • Some beads to decorate (optional).
  • Yarn needle.
  • Safety eyes (10 mm).
Abbreviations
  • ch: chain
  • mr: magic ring
  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • dc: double crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • rep: repeat
  • inc: increase (make two single crochet in the same stitch)
  • dec: decrease (sc2tog)
  • rnd: round 
About the pattern
In this pattern, I've worked in spiral (continuous rounds).

Head, body, tail and fins are one piece. The arms and the bra are woven apart and sewn afterwards.

When I make amigurumi, I usually use a smaller hook than the yarn's label advises. In this case, I used an acrylic yarn and, although it advised to use a 3 mm hook, I used a 2,5 mm hook. With this yarn and hook, my mermaid is about 30 cm. high.
I made the hair with this technique. You can find also several English videos describing how to attach the amigurumi's hair on You Tube. However, I'm going to link one in Spanish below. Don't worry, because it's easy to understand.

The thread, wool, acrylic, cotton yarn ... is at your choice, adapting the hook to the thickness and to your way to weave (looser or tighter). Remember that with another thread and hook, mermaid's final size will change .

The number in brackets at the end of each line means the number of stitches you should have, for example (6). 



The pattern
In colour A, start working the head...
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc 6 times (12)
Rnd 3: (sc in next stitch, inc in next stitch) repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (42)
Rnd 8. sc in all 42 st (42)
Rnd 9: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (48)
Rnd 10-11: sc in all 48 st (48)
Rnd 12: sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (54)
 (sc in next 6 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (42)
Rnd 13-19: sc in all 54 st (54)
Rnd 20: (sc in next 7 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (48)
Rnd 21: sc in all 48 st (48)
Rnd 22: (sc in next 6 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (42)
Rnd 23: (sc in next 5 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 24: (sc in next 4 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (30)
Insert safety eyes between rounds 14 and 15, with an interspace of 8 stitches.
Rnd 25: (sc in next 3 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 26: (sc in next 2 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 27: (sc in next 2 st, dec ) repeat 4 times, 2 sc (14)
Rnd 28: sc in all 14 st (14)
Stuff the head with fiberfill. Don't cut the yarn and continue making the neck and the body... 
Rnd 29: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 4 times, 2 sc (18)
Rnd 30: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 31: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 32: sc in all 24 st (18)
Rnd 33: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 34: sc in all 24 st (30)
Rnd 35: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 36: sc in all 36 st (36)
Rnd 37-42: sc in all 36 st (36)
Rnd 43: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (42)
Rnd 44: sc in all 14 st (42)
Change to colour B. You must stuffing firmly the neck and continue stuffing as you go. Continue making the tail...
Rnd 45-52: sc in all 42 st (42)
Rnd 53: (sc in next 5 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 54-55: sc in all 36 st (36)
Rnd 56: (sc in next 4 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (30) 
Rnd 57-58: sc in all 30 st (30)
Rnd 59: (sc in next 3 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (24) 
Rnd 60-61: sc in all 24 st (24)
Rnd 62: (sc in next 2 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 63-66: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 67: (sc in next 1 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (12)
Rnd 68-74: sc in all 12 st (12)
Rnd 75: (sc in next stitch, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 76: (sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (26)
Rnd 77: (sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (40)
Rnd 78-79: sc in all 40 st (40)
Stuff the tail. 
To continue making the fins, we must divide the 40 stitches of the last round into two parts, because we're going working the two parts separately. There should be 20 stitches in each part. Note that we aren't going to stuff the fins.



The first fin...
Rnd 80-85: sc in all 20 st (20)
Rnd 86: (sc in next 3 st, dec ) repeat 4 times (16) 
Rnd 87: sc in all 16 st (16)
Rnd 88: (sc in next 2 st, dec ) repeat 4 times (12) 
Rnd 89: sc in all 12 st (12)
Rnd 90: (sc in next st, dec ) repeat 4 times (8)
Rnd 91-93: sc in all 8 st (8)
Fasten off. 
The second fin...  
It's just like the first one.

The arms (X2)
In colour A...
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 2 times (8)
Rnd 3: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 2 times (10)
Rnd 4-6:  sc in all 10 st (10)
Rnd 7: (sc in next 3 st, dec) repeat 2 times (8)
Rnd 8-27: sc in all 8 st (8)
Rnd 28: (sc in next 2 st, dec ) repeat 2 times (6)
Fasten off. Do not stuff the arms. Sew them to the body at about round 34.

The bra
In colour B. We are going to work the both sides of the foundation chain.
Start working 17 chains.
Rnd 1: Start in second chain from the hook: *sl st in next 2 st(s), sc, chain one, hdc, chain, dc, hdc, sc, sl st in the next two st(s), sc, chain one, hdc, chain, dc, hdc, sc, sl st in the next two st(s), chain*. 
Continue on the other side of the foundation chain making the same what appear between **.
Fasten off and sew the bra to the body.




The hair
As I mentioned above, we are going to make the hair with this technique. You can find a lot of videos on You Tube, but HERE there is a Spanish video-tutorial that I think is easy to understand.


I've used the same yarn quality that in the rest of my mermaid, matching some colors at my choice. The hair takes a lot of time to make it, but I think it looks great. Once you have the hair, you can comb it with some little braids and put some beads.


I hope you'd liked it. Are you going to make a lot of mermaids to fill the sea?...
Regards!

12 comentarios:

  1. Ya me enamoré de tu preciosa sirenita la primera vez que la vi, Sonia. Está en mi lista de Pendientes. Besossss

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  2. Thank you for the beautiful pattern! I can't wait to try it!

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  3. Hola Sonia, me encanta la sirenita¡¡¡¡¡ es preciosa. Quería darte las gracias por tu comentario en mi entrada de los 7 años de blog, la he borrado por error y me sabe muy mal. Muchas gracias por tu visita.
    besos

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    1. Hola Susana. No te preocupes y de nuevo ¡Felicidades!. Un abrazo

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  4. Oi! Sou do Brasil! E consegui fazer a sereia! Obrigada por disponibilizar a receita!!! Beijos!!!

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    1. Hola Bruna. Gracias a ti por tejerla. Me encantaría ver una foto. Si quieres, puedes mandármela a la dirección de correo ue aparece arriba, en la etiqueta CONTACTO. Un abrazo.

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