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Amigurumi, or the Japanese art of creating 3D items out of yarn, is a versatile and easy to learn outlet for crocheters. I personally love creating stuffed animals and dolls for gifts for little kids! I think amigurumi does an excellent job of bridging the gap between traditional crochet and modern crochet; because it brings simple, timeless stitches together to form basically whatever your imagination can procure.

So, as for what my imagination can procure; I’m pretty set on mermaids. This month, I will be publishing both my Mini Mermaid Amigurumi Pattern and my Huggable Mermaid Amigurumi Pattern!

Ever since childhood, I have been obsessed with mermaids, especially Ariel from The Little Mermaid. (I mean, what girl isn’t, right??). When I learned to crochet, the first thing I made was a ballerina mouse. This opened my eyes to the possibilities found within amigurumi shaping; you can truly make anything you want! So I decided to try my hand at mermaids.

This Mini Mermaid Pattern had been floating around in my head for quite a while and came to life when I was speaking to my friend Hannah. She was the Maid of Honor for a wedding, and was at a loss for what to do for party favors for the Bachelorette party. As we were talking, I sporadically offered to make her 13 mini mermaids in the matter of two weeks. I didn’t know exactly what I was getting in to, but I knew I wanted to test the Mini Mermaid Pattern, and what better way to test it than to repeat it 13 times?

So off I went and somehow managed to have the time to make 13 little dudes in two weeks! I made 12 bridesmaid mermaids and 1 bride mermaid, just for the heck of it. (See photos below)

So, after all of that, I took a year away from Mini Mermaids. As much as I loved them, 13 of them had really worn me out! A month ago, I pulled this pattern back out of the dusty corners of my notebook, sent it off to some testers, and perfected it down to the last stitch!

With that, I am so happy to announce that my pattern is finally up and running in the Shop section and is ready for you to purchase and enjoy! I would love to see your versions of this design, so please tag me on Instagram @createdmakers and #createdmakers so I can see what you make! The color combinations for these little guys are endless, so I’m sooo excited to see what you all come up with!

 

Enjoy the Pattern!

 

Mickyla Jackson