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« on: October 25, 2012 06:29:52 PM »

So, I whipped up a super cute mermaid costume for my ex-wife in-law's (long story short I married and divorced her first husband and now cohabitate with her older brother and still have a wonderful relationship with my former stepdaughter - if I am not on Jerry Springer one day it will be a miracle) new baby.



It is based roughly on a purchased pattern (pretty much the shell top is the only part I followed), the mermaid princess cuddle critter cape set from Calleigh's Clips & Creations and stitched with a random assortment of yarns.

The tail:



The tiara:



The top:



This was my first attempt at crocodile stitch and I didn't quite get it from the pattern so I did some research and found an explanation that made more sense to me and winged it from there.

Thanks for looking Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012 07:03:42 PM »

Adorable, I hope you get a chance to see the little one dressed up in it.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012 12:24:11 PM »

Every time i see a crocheted mermaid costume, i want to make one. Yours is the prettiest I've seen. I love, love the colors you used.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012 04:03:01 AM »

Positively adorable! The colors are fantastic and all the pieces look good to me!
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