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Necrocia the Zombie Mermaid | Free Crochet Pattern

Meet Necrocia. She had a fun-loving life and she plans on having a fun-loving afterlife. Missing an arm won’t hold her back, and her exposed brains? Consider them a hair accessory. She is spunky and ready to party.

Necrocia is a perfect size for a hug. She can bend at the waist to be seated as a lovely Halloween decoration or just be a seasonal cuddle buddy.

And what zombie would be complete without Glow-in-the-dark eyes? A little bloodshot (hey, give a girl a break!), her eyes glow green in the dark thanks to glow paint.

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Zombie Mermaid Pattern

Pattern is written in English, with US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Intermediate.  Pattern uses single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), seamless body “branching,” basic increases, and decreases. Experience assembling amigurumi is recommended.

Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, approx.. 150 yds each of Oatmeal (OAT), Light Sage (SAGE), Black (BLK), Cherry Red (RED), Soft White (WHT), Baby pink (PNK)
  • Furls Odyssey G (4.25-4.5mm) hook
  • Polyfil
  • 2- 15mm Glow in the Dark “Zombie” safety eyes (can substitute white safety eyes)
  • Straight pins for marking stitches
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Tapestry Needle

Size

15 inches, from top of brains to tip of tail

Gauge is not important.

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds, unless otherwise specified.
  • Safety eyes are inserted after neck is narrowed. This is more difficult, but necessary because they must be centered on the body, and the arm holes need to be made before you can identify the front of the body.
  • Create and assemble pieces in order, as directed for best results.

Pattern Stitches

  • Single Crochet Join (sc join): With slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook. Counts as a single crochet.
  • Slip Stitch Join (sl st join): With slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, pull loop through loop on hook.
  • Surface Single Crochet (Surface sc): Insert hook into work, around post or space between stitches, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • Surface Slip Stitch (Surface sl st): insert hook into work, around post or space between stitches, pull up a loop, pull through loop on hook.

Pattern Abbreviations

RS – Right side. The right side (outside) of the work is facing the artist. Working clockwise.

WS – Wrong side. The wrong side (inside) of the work is facing the artist. Working counterclockwise.

BLO – Back Loops Only. Work only in the back loop of the stitch.

 Instructions

 Exposed Bones

(To be inserted into body)

 With RED, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 5 sc. Turn. (6)

Row 2-10: Ch 1, 6 sc. Turn. (6)

Bind off.

 With WHT, Sc join (see Pattern Stitches) into second st of last row, surface sc (see Pattern Stitches) a vertical stripe the length of the piece. Bind off.

With WHT, surface sl st (see Pattern Stitches) three slanted lines from edge of piece to the vertical stripe.

Surface lines can be crooked, jagged, or broken.

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Head/Body

With OAT, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times, (36)

Rnds 7-13: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 14: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 15: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 16: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 17: [4 sc, dec] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 18: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 19: [4 sc, inc] 3 times. (18)

Rnd 20: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 21: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 22: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 23: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 24: Skip 10, sc 11, skip 10, sc 11. Begin body. Leave arm holes unworked for now. Work around body only. (22)

Hold up head with beginning of round on the left side. Mark places for eyes on head, 4 stitches apart, centered between arm holes. Stagger eyes as desired. Sample eyes are after Rounds 8 and 9, respectively.

Using BLK, thread eyelashes from the center of marked stitches, 2 stitches long, 3 lashes per eye.

Insert safety eyes (see Pattern Notes) in marked stitch. Reach up through neck to attach eyes.

Stuff head and neck.

Rnds 25-28: Sc evenly around. (22)

Rnd 29: Change to SAGE. Inc, 10 sc, inc, 10 sc. (24)

Rnd 30: Sc, inc, [5 sc, inc] 3 times, 4 sc. (28)

Rnd 31-33: Sc evenly around. (28)

Rnd 34: 2 sc, dec, 12 sc, dec, 10 sc. (26)

Begin working in rows to form hole in tail.

Row 35: (RS) (See Pattern Notes) 11 sc, Turn. (11)

Row 36: (WS) (See Pattern Notes) Ch 1, 25 sc. Turn. (25)

Row 37: (RS) Ch 1, 24 sc. Turn. (24)

Row 38: (WS) Ch 1, 6 sc, dec, 11 sc, dec, 3 sc. Turn. (22)

Row 39: (RS) Ch 1, 22 sc. Turn. (22)

Row 40: (WS) Ch 1, 21 sc. Turn. (21)

Row 41: (RS) Ch 1, 2 sc, dec, 9 sc, dec, 6 sc. Turn. (19)

Row 42: (WS) Ch 1, 19 sc. Turn.

Row 43: (RS) Ch 1, 2 sc, dec, 9 sc, dec, 4 sc, ch 3. DO NOT TURN. (20)

Rnd 44: Working again in rounds. (RS) Sc in each of 3 chs, 17 sc. (20)

Rnd 45: 5 sc, dec, 8 sc, dec, 3 sc. (18)

Place Exposed Bones piece inside tail, beneath created hole, and pin into place. Using SAGE, sew the Exposed Bones piece to the inside of the tail.

 Stuff chest and tail.

Rnd 46: 4 sc, dec, 7 sc, dec, 3 sc. (16)

Rnd 47: 3 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec, 3 sc. (14)

Rnd 48: 3 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec, 2 sc. (12)

Rnd 49: 2 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 2 sc. (10)

Rnd 50: sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 2 sc. (8)

Finish stuffing tail.

Rnd 51: dec, 2 sc, dec, 2 sc. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread through remaining 6 stitches and pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Face

 With needle and BLK, Stitch on two nostrils, touching each other at the top.

Stitch on mouth to look like it is stitched shut.

Centering is not necessary. A crooked nose/mouth adds to her creepy vibe.

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Waistline

Starting in the back, with SAGE, sl st join at Round 29, along the color change. Sl st 27 around, sl st into 1st st to join. Bind off and weave in ends. 

Partial Arm

 Use either arm hole.

Rnd 1: With OAT, sc join on any stitch of arm hole, 9 sc around. (10)

Rnds 2-3: Sc evenly around. (10)

Rnd 4: 3 sc in next st, 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, sc, 2 sl st, 3 sc in next st, 2 sc, sl st in 1st st to join. (15)

Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Stuff shoulder, leaving hole at end of Partial Arm open for future use.

 Complete Arm

 Use either arm hole.

Rnd 1: With OAT, sc join on any stitch of arm hole, 9 sc around. (10)

Rnds 2-9: Sc evenly around. (10)

Stuff shoulder and arm. Leave hand unstuffed.

Rnd 10: Dec, 3 sc, dec, 3 sc. (8)

Rnd 11: [Inc, sc] 4 times. (12)

Rnds 12-13: Sc evenly around. (12)

Rnd 14: 6 dec. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread through remaining 6 stitches and pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Flatten hand. It will curve inward into a bowl shape when flattened.

Protruding Arm Bone

With WHT, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnds 2-6: Sc evenly around. (6)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Insert Protruding Arm Bone into Partial Arm hole with about 4 rounds showing, open end sticking out.

Using tail from Partial Arm, sew Protruding Arm Bone into place. Bind off and weave in ends.

Tail Fin

With SAGE, ch 21.

Work BLO throughout.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 19 sc. Turn. (20)

Row 2: Ch 1, 18 sc. Do not work last 2 sts. Turn. (18)

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc, ch 3, skip 3, 13 sc. Turn. (18)

Row 4: Ch 1, 8 sc, Ch 3, skip 3, 2 sc, 3 sc in ch-3 sp. Do not work last 2 sts. Turn. (16)

Row 5: Ch 1, 5 sc, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, 8 sc. Turn. (16)

Row 6: Ch 1, 12 sc, ch 3. Do not work last 4 sts. Turn.

Row 7: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 5 sc, ch 3, skip 3, 4 sc. Turn. (14)

Row 8: Ch 1, 4 sc, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, 5 sc. Do not work last 2 sts. Turn. (12)

Row 9: Ch 1, 12 sc. Turn. (12)

Row 10: Ch 1, 7 sc, ch 3, skip 3, 2 sc, ch 3. Turn.

Row 11: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 2 sc, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, 7 sc. Turn. (14)

Row 12: Ch 1, 14 sc, ch 3. Turn.

Row 13: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 9 sc, ch 3, skip 3, 2 sc. Turn. (16)

Row 14: Ch 1, 2 sc, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, 11 sc, ch 3. Turn.

Row 15: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 16 sc. Turn. (18)

Row 16: Ch 1, 11 sc, ch 3, skip 3, 2 sc. Do not work last 2 sts. Turn. (16)

Row 17: Ch 1, 2 sc, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, 11 sc. (16)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Lay Tail Fin on table. Lay body over Tail Fin and pin top edge of Tail Fin to body, 5 rounds from the bottom. Fold outside edges inward, along the body. The top corners of the tail should touch at the tip of the body. Pin into place. Sew edges as pinned.

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Fish Bone Top

With WHT, ch 2.

Row 1: 3 sc in second ch from hook. Turn. (3)

Row 2: Ch 1, inc, 2 sc. Turn. (4)

Row 3: Ch 1, inc, 3 sc. Turn. (5)

Row 4: (Begin spine and tail.)  Sl st 3, ch 9.

Row 5: Sc in second ch from hook, hdc, dc, sl st in next ch.

Row 6: Ch 4, sc in second ch from hook, hdc, dc, sl st in ending ch of Row 5.

Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing.

 Sew Fish Bone Top to chest, using WHT tail to tack down fish tail and fish head. Sew three straight lines across spine and through body, holding it down and acting as fish ribs.

With BLK, sew an ‘X’ for an eye on the fish.

Hair Cap

With BLK, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times, (36)

Rnd 7-9: Sc evenly around.

Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Brains

With PNK, ch 36.

Row 1: Inc in second st from hook, inc in each ch across. Turn. (70)

Row 2: Change to RED, leaving long PNK tail for sewing. Ch 1, sl st in each st across. (70).

Bind off, weave in RED ends.

Uncurl the chain. Once not in a spiral, the chain will serpentine back and forth. Serpentine half of the chain, red side up. Fold second half and serpentine back the other way to form two rows of serpentine brains. Using PNK tail, thread need through all layers of first half of the brain, pull tight. Thread through the second half, pull tight.

Using PNK tail, sew to Hair Cap near the edge, but leaving the last row exposed. Sew down around edges of Brains to round the edges down.

Hair

Cut approximately 75 strands of BLK 12 inches long.

To attach hair, fold one strand in half. Insert hook into desired stitch, place look of folded strand over hook, pull through stitch, wrap remaining yarn over hook and pull through loop. Pull tight.

Thread hair through every stitch around outside edge of Hair Cap.

Thread hair through stitches surrounding Brains.

Thread hair through every stitch of rounds 1, 4, and 6.

Place Hair Cap on head and position with Brains visible from the front, but slightly off to the side. Sew to head with BLK tail from Hair Cap. Weave in ends.

Swoop bangs back and over edge of hairline to get them out her face.

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Here is the adorable Necrocia swimming with her favorite Eyeballs. The pattern for the Creepy Eyeball is right here.

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