RND 59-63: Rep rnd 14. End rnd 63 fasten off. Stuff Mermaid firmly to rnd 58.
With Plum and H hook rep rnd 1-3 of body.
RND 4: (2 sc next st, sc next 2 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, fasten off. (36 sts)
-make 2. Sew one to ea end of Slinky.
RND 1: With Plum and H hook ch-33, sl st to form a ring, ch-1, hdc ea ch around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (32 sts)
RND 2-3: Hdc ea st around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.
ROW 4: Hdc next 16 sts, leave remaining sts unworked, ch-1, turn. (16 sts)
ROW 5: Hdc ea st across, ch-1, turn.
ROW 6-18: Hdc dec next 2 sts, hdc ea st across, ch-1, turn. (15 sts)(14 sts)(13 sts)(12 sts)(11 sts)(10 sts)(9 sts)(8 sts)(7 sts)(6 sts)(5 sts)(4 sts)(3 sts)
ROW 19: Hdc dec next st, hdc last st, fasten off. (2 sts)
ROW 20: With Plum and H hook join in 1st free st rnd 3, ch-1, hdc same st as ch-1, hdc ea free st across, ch-1, turn. (16 sts)
ROW 21-35: Rep row 5-19. End row 35 fasten off.
With needle and yarn sew rnd 1 of tail around one Slinky bottom that is already attached to the Slinky. Fold long edges tog and sew. Stuff tail firmly as you sew.
Sew last Slinky bottom to Mermaid at rnd 58. Sew five snaps around tail and bottom of Mermaid doll.
RND 1: With Plum and H hook join around center back of doll at hairline, (ch-8, sl st around next st) around following hairline to beg join, fasten off.
With Plum and H hook (Ch-20, sl st 1st ch) 5 times, fasten off. Sew to center top of doll’s head.
RND 1: With Purple and H hook ch-7, hdc 3rd ch from hook, hdc next 3 ch, 3 hdc last ch, turn piece so you are now working across the bottom of the foundation ch (in bottom of sts just made) hdc next 3, 2 hdc last, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (12 sts)
RND 2: 2 hdc next 2 sts, hdc next 3, 2 hdc next 3, hdc next 3, 2 hdc last st, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (18 sts)
RND 3-18: Hdc ea st across, ch-1, turn. End rnd 18 fasten off.