Tail

Begin at base of tail and using blue cast on 8 sts. P 1 row.

Beginning with a K row continue in st-st. Inc 1 st at beginning of next 10 rows —18 sts.

Next row: K5, (K2tog) 4 times. K5 — 14 sts. P 1 row.

Now dec 1 st at beginning of every following row until 8 sts remain. Cast off.

Fold tail, bringing cast off edge to cast on edge and with right side of st-st outside. Oversew row ends together at each side. Push a little stuffing inside each pointed end of tail.

Push the cast on end of body right inside the tail, so that it touches folded end of tail. Sew the cast on and cast off edges of the tail to body.

Fins [make two alike]

Begin at top edge and using blue cast on 8 sts. P 1 row.

Beginning with a P row, st-st 5 rows.

Next row: (K2tog) to end — 5 sts. B & T tightly.

With right side of st-st outside fold fin in half. Oversew row ends together, then across cast on sts.

Pin cast on edges of fins to sides of head beginning at head inc row and placing them level with lower ends of eyes. Make sure that folded edges of fins are facing towards the eyes. Sew cast on edges of fins to body.

Spring

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