Crocheted Mermaid Doll

Categories: Kid Friendly, Doll, Crochet

This cute and cuddly mermaid doll is so much fun to play with. My little girls absolutely love it. At 18″ tall it is the perfect size for carrying around, playing, and cuddling with. Any little girl who dreams of being a mermaid will love this doll. She is worked starting from the bottom of the tail to the top of the head, the tail, body, and head worked in one piece. The arms and hair wig are made separately and sewn on. A flower in her hair adds an extra special finishing touch.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Fill
skin color worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver Buff)
green worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver Guava)
pink worsted weight yarn (Red Heart With Love Papaya)
purple worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver Orchid)
Small amount of yellow yarn for flower center
G (4.25 mm) crochet hook
yarn needle
stitch markers
10 mm black safety eyes
Supplies
scissors

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Instructions

  • Crochet Mermaid Tail Fin
  • Mermaid Fin Crochet

Step One

Start by making the tail fin

Use green yarn and G hook

ch 10

Row 1: sc in each stitch (10 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in blo in first 8 stitches, sc2tog in blo (9 sc)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc2tog in blo, sc in 7 stitches (8 sc)

Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in blo in first 6 stitches, sc2tog in blo (7 sc)

Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc2tog in blo, sc in blo in next 5 stitches (6 sc)

Row 6: ch 6, turn sc in each of those 6 ch (6 sc)

Row 7: ch 1, turn, sc in blo of first 5 stitches, 2 sc in blo of last stitch (7 sc)

Row 8: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in blo of first stitch, sc in blo of next 6 stitches (8 sc)

Row 9: ch 1, turn, sc in blo of first 7 stitches, 2 sc in blo of last stitch (9 sc)

Row 10: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in blo of first stitch, sc in blo of next 8 stitches (10 sc)

At this point you should have 2 fin type sections, ch 1 and turn your tail so you are working across the top edge of the fins

sc5tog twice across the top

  • Mermaid Tail Doll Crochet

Step Two

Now we will start the tail portion of the mermaid

Continuing where you were with the fin

Round 1: ch 1, turn, work 4 sc in the top of the fin (in one of the sc from the previous row) (4 sc)

Round 2: (at this point we will begin working in a spiral, not joining between rounds) turning you work so you can work across the row of sc starting with the first one from the previous round work 2 sc in each stitch (8 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] 4 times (12 sc)

Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1  sc in next 2] 4 times (16 sc)

Round 5: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] 4 times (20 sc)

Round 6: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4] 4 times (24 sc)

Round 7: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Round 8: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 5] 4 times (28 sc)

Round 9: 1 sc in each stitch (28 sc)

Round 10: 1 sc in each stitch (28 sc)

Round 11: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 6] 4 times (32 sc)

Round 12: 1 sc in each stitch (32 sc)

Round 13: 1 sc in each stitch (32 sc)

Round 14: 1 sc in each stitch (32 sc)

Round 15: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 7]  4 times (36 sc)

Round 16: 1 sc in each stitch (36 sc)

Round 17: 1 sc in each stitch (36 sc)

Round 18: 1 sc in each stitch (36 sc)

Round 19: 1 sc in each stitch (36 sc)

Round 20: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 8] 4 times (     40 sc)

Rounds 21-30: 1 sc in each stitch (40 sc)

  • Mermaid Body Crochet
  • Mermaid Doll Crochet
  • Mermaid Doll Head

Step Three

Next you will make the body and head portion of the doll

Stuff the tail and continue stuffing as you work

change to pink yarn

Round 1-10: 1 sc in each stitch (40 sc)

Round 11: 1 sc in flo of each stitch (40 sc)

change to skin tone yarn

Round 12: work 1 sc in the blo left unworked in round 10 (40 sc)

Round 13-15: 1 sc in each stitch (40 sc)

Round 16: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 8] 4 times (36 sc)

Round 17: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4] 6 times (30 sc)

Round 18: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3] 6 times (24 sc)

Round 19: sc2tog all the way around (12 sc)

Round 20: 2 sc in each stitch around (24 sc)

Round 21: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] 6 times (30 sc)

Round 22: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4] 6 times (36 sc)

Round 23: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 5] 6 times (42 sc)

Round 24: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 6] 6 times (48 sc)

Round 25-35: 1 sc in each stitch (48 sc)

add safety eyes, I added mine between about rounds 31-32 and about 5 or 6 stitches apart

Round 36: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 6] 6 times (42 sc)

Round 37: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 5] 6 times (36 sc)

Round 38: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4] 6 times (30 sc)

Round 39: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3] 6 times (24 sc)

Round 40: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2] 6 times (18 sc)

Round 41: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next stitch] 6 times (12 sc)

Round 42: sc2tog around (6 sc)

cut yarn and weave in to secure ends

 

 

 

 

 

  • Crochet Doll Arms
  • Stitching Arms On Doll

Step Four

Make 2 arms

Use skin tone yarn and begin with a magic ring

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3-22: 1 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

stuff the arm lightly, I put a little more stuffing towards the hand end, lightly stuff the middle, and leave the top unstuffed

Stitch the arms to the side of the doll body

 

  • Mermaid Wig
  • Mermaid Hair

Step Five

Next make the hair

The hair is made as a sort of wig cap that is sewn on over the head

Use purple yarn and begin with a magic ring

Round 1: in mr ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] 6 times (18 sc)

Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2] 6 times (24 sc)

Round 5: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] 6 times (30 sc)

Round 6: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4] 6 times (36 sc)

Round 7: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 5] 6 times (42 sc)

Round 8: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 6] 6 times (48 sc)

Round 9-16: 1 sc in each stitch (48 sc)

Round 17: slip stitch in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, 6 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sl st in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, 6 dc in next stitch, skip , sl st in next stitch (2 shell stitches, these will be the front of the hair like bangs)

cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

Cut 34 long lengths of yarn (I cut mine about 3 ft long)

Attach one piece of yarn in each of the unworked stitches from round 16, I skipped one stitch on either side of the bangs and then added them around in all of the other stitches

Attach by folding the yarn strand in half, insert hook into stitch, grab the middle of the strand and pull through a little ways then pull the ends through that loop, pull to tighten

Place on the head so that you know that it is where you want it and can make sure that the braids will lay correctly

Separate the hair into 2 sections (each should have 34 strands), divide each of those sections into 3 smaller sections (11, 12, 11) and braid

when your braids are the length you want tie them off and trim

Stitch the wig cap on to the head

  • Mermaid Hair Flower
  • Tie Details

Step Six

Add finishing details

To make the tie around the neck:

ch 30, wrap around the neck and stitch the ends in place in the center of the front

To make the flower for the hair:

with pink yarn ch 4, join in circle with sl st

[ch 2, 2 dc cluster (yo, insert in circle, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, insert in circle, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through all), ch 2, sl st in circle] 4 times (4 petals)

use yellow yarn to stitch a center on the flower (stitch back and forth across the middle a couple of times) and stitch in place on the head