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Thursday, March 03, 2016

A Mermaid's Tail

I've loved the look of Lalylala's creatures for a while now, and I've finally begun to make one!  This is MICI the Mermaid, although my Mermaid hasn't told me her name yet.  That might be because I'm only halfway done with her tail and she has no mouth and can't speak - yet.  (Don't worry, she'll get flippers at the end later.)

I'm crocheting her entirely in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light.  Her tail is made in Mandala, which I decided would be a great mermaid tail.  I love how TML looks crocheted up.  I also love it knitted, so maybe I should just say I love TML.  The giant loop on the top right is where the hook will go when I start working on her again (I'm using a 2.25mm hook).  I always use a marker when I crochet in the round.  I keep it in the last stitch of a round (or spiral depending on how whatever it is, is built).  Sometimes I have trouble counting and that little marker has saved me many times.  I also entered the entire pattern into knitCompanion to keep track of it.  It's a pretty involved pattern, but there are tons of photos and it seems well written.  The designer is German, but her English is great (way better than my German) and she uses US crochet terms.  I've also got a couple of her other patterns to make when I finish my mermaid!

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