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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I have been crocheting since my babysitter sat her down one afternoon when I was 7 years old. More than 22 years later, I still loves to pick up a hook and yarn. all items made are her own original ...

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The Silver Hook: Maya Mermaid

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : The Silver Hook: Maya Mermaid
The Silver Hook: Maya Mermaid
The Silver Hook: Maya Mermaid
The Silver Hook: Maya Mermaid
The Silver Hook: Maya Mermaid

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Crochet in the round
  • Basic crochet stitches: single crochet (sc), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st)
  • Basic sewing to sew the doll closed

Pattern Description:

Maya Mermaid crochet pattern creates a very special toy. The crocheted fabric is both textured and durable. The head of the doll is sized to snugly fit a 1.5" diameter rattle insert. Maya mermaid is worked in 6 pieces: head/body, 2 arms, 2 fins, and hair. Like most amigurumi, this piece is worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join rounds. Using a stitch marker can help keep track of rounds. The total number of stitches in a round is given in parenthesis ( ). Stuff as you go (polyester filling, cotton, yarn scraps, etc.). Finish the piece by sewing together the parts and embroidering the eyes using a yarn needle. --- WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW --- 1. This pattern is written in clear, North American terms. 2. Stitches Used: Bobble Stitch (Bo), chain (ch), single crochet (sc), single crochet decrease (sc2tog), slip stitch (sl st) 3. Instructions given for all stitches and a tutorial on embroidering the eyes is included!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8 inches (21 cm) tall


  • 3.00mm and 3.50mm crochet hooks
  • Approximately 1.5 oz each of body color (BC) fin color (FC) and hair color (HC) in worsted weight, size 4 medium, acrylic yarn
  • Approximately 0.5 oz of top color (TC)
  • Small amount of eye color yarn
  • Polyester fiberfill or other stuffing
  • Stitch marker or scrap yarn
  • Yarn needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 1.5" diameter rattle insert (optional)