Mermaid Doll – Free Crochet Pattern

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Here is a free Crochet Pattern for a darling little crochet mermaid doll for all the Mermaid Lovers!

Just in time for making up Christmas gifts for all your favorite little girls!

Easy written directions, and video tutorial.  Scroll down for the pattern and video.

 

 

 

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn

4.5 mm crochet hook, (US G6)

Yarn needle

Optional: 2 small beads for eyes

 

INSTRUCTIONS:  See a how to video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60ggsxAM2wM 

 

  1. Starting at the head:  Chain 5, slip stitch to join and form a ring.

 

  1. Chain 1, make 9 single crochet in the ring, slip stitch to join.

 

  1. Chain 1 and turn, make 2 single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join. (18 stitches)

 

  1. *Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join, repeat from * for

5 more rows.

 

  1. Neck: Chain 1 and turn, work a single crochet decrease all across the row, decreasing to 9

stitches.

 

  1. Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.

 

  1. Chain 1 and turn, * single crochet in the next stitch, 2 single crochet in the next stitch, repeat

from * around, slip stitch to join. (12 stitches)

  1. *Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join, repeat from * for

2 more rows. Fasten off.

 

  1. Attach new color for the mermaid tail, *chain 1, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to

join, repeat from * for 3 more rows.

 

  1. Working in a spiral, single crochet around, skipping every 11th stitch (or make a single crochet

decrease), until the work when folded is approx. 1 inch wide.

 

FINS:

     Holding the front and back together, work through both sides to attach the bottom of the tail:

Chain 1, single crochet across the bottom of the tail.

Chain 1, make 5 double crochet in the next stitch, single crochet in the next stitch, 5 double

crochet in the last stitch of the row.  Chain 2 and turn, double

crochet in each dc stitch, slip stitch into the single crochet stitch in the center of the row, double

crochet in each remaining stitch, fasten off.

 

ARMS:  make 2: chain 6, single crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook and each stitch of the chain.

Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch across the row, repeat from * for 5 more rows,

fasten off.  Fold in half, and sew closed to form arms, sew onto the body at the neck.

 

HAIR:  Wrap yarn around a 6 inch piece of cardboard, approx. 60 times, tie into a bundle, slide off the cardboard, and cut open opposite the tied area.  Sew onto the head. Wrap yarn around the neck to hold the hair snugly on the head. Take a few stitches to secure.

 

BIKINI TOP:  Chain 14, single crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook, and each stitch of the chain, fasten off, tie around the chest.  (Sew in place for young children.)

 

Sew a ribbon at the neck.

 

End of pattern.

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