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Melly Teddy Ragdoll Shelly & Sandy Mermaid Part 6

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Melly Teddy Ragdoll Shelly & Sandy Mermaid Part 6

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The Melly Teddy Ragdoll Shelly & Sandy Mermaid Part 6 is the 6th part for the Melly Teddy Ragdoll Shelly & Sandy Mermaid CAL, and is a fabulous cross between a lovey blanket and a soft toy and perfect to crochet for babies and small children.  Make a super cute Melly Teddy Ragdoll Shelly or Sandy Mermaid for that special small person in your life.  They are fun and easy to make and are soft and snugly, perfect for cuddling and great yarn busters.

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Melly Teddy Ragdoll Shelly & Sandy Mermaid Part 6

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PATTERN PART 6

BRINGING YOUR MELLY TEDDY RAGDOLL TO LIFE

You have made all the different body parts and motifs, now to bring your Melly Teddy to life.

You do not need to follow these instructions exactly, this is just the way I like to put mine together, so is a suggestion only – the idea is to have FUN with the design, use your imagination and make yours unique.

ATTACHING THE ARMS/HANDS

Place the body flat, making sure that the increase stitches are on either side, then slip stitch the arm to the body between rows 2 and 5 – I slip stitch the front and the back of the arm to make it more stable.  The thumbs are facing upwards (thumbs up 😊) and the seam should be at the bottom of the arm.

 

ATTACHING THE FIN TO THE TAIL

I slip stitch the two fins’ together at the narrow end, you will need to gather the narrow end slightly so that it is the same width as the opening at the end of the tail.  Then slip stitch the tail to the opening using the beginning chain to attach the fin (joined now) to the tail, and again I slip stitch the front and the back of the fin to the tail to make it more sturdy, the fin is slightly longer at the narrow end than the opening of the tail, so remember to gently gather it so that it lies straight.

ATTACHING THE BODY TO THE TAIL, ADDING THE HEART

Using the same colour yarn as the body I slip stitch the tail to the body using the chain stitches from the last row of Dragon Scale stitches.  Then using the tail from the crocheted heart, slip stitch the heart onto the body.

ATTACHING THE HAIR TO THE HEAD, ADDING STARFISH

I place the hair onto the head about 6 – 8 rows above the eyes, I then slip stitch the hair to the head using the same colour yarn.  Then I take 3 strands from each side of the head (sort of above where the ears might have been) but not the fringe, so the longer strands, and plait them loosely together, and attach them at the back of her head, I use the starfish as a “clip” to “keep” the braids together, I then loosely roll the fringe on either side of her face and attach another star fish as a “clip”.

ADDING THE NOSE, MOUTH AND EYEBROWS.

Using the same colour as the hair, I make an eyebrow above the eyes, approximately 3 stitches long.  I start two rows above the eye, and end 1 row above the eye, so that the eyebrows are slightly skew.  The eyebrows are about 8 stitches apart from each other. 

 

Using the same colour yarn as the face, I make a nose over 3 stitches, by going over the area with the yarn 6 to 8 times, pulling very gently – a bit like a satin in embroidery.  The stitches are worked over each other and all in the same space.  I make the nose between the eyes, 1 row below the eyes.

 

Using some pink yarn, I do the exact same stitch for the mouth as I used for the nose, however I make 2 stitches on top of each other, 3 rows below the nose, over 3 stitches.

 

This is just a suggestion, you can do what ever you like with your mermaid – embroider her eyes, use your imagination, she is your unique creation.

ATTACHING THE HEAD

I like to add the head last, because this is the most important join, and this is the last thing you do before your Melly Teddy Ragdoll comes to life, this is my favourite part.  I use a disappearing ink marker to mark where I want my head to be placed, you can use stitch markers or pins, to help you.  Slip stitch the neck opening, like you did the arms and the feet, then lie your body flat, and make sure that the middle of the head is exactly joined to the middle of the body, otherwise it will look funny, and lie skew.  So, you are working “over” the centre of the end of the head, then slip stitch the body to the head, on both sides, cut yarn and weave in.

I used photos from my Panda because I forgot to take photos of the mermaid when I attached her head, but the technique is the same.

Now you have made your beautiful Melly Teddy Ragdoll Mermaid for that someone special, you can print out his/her very own Birth Certificate.

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Melly Teddy Ragdoll Shelly & Sandy Mermaid Part 6

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