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Crochet patterns: Crochet Mermaid


Here is a free pattern for a crochet mermaid.


I had to make a last minute birthday gift and I decided to go for a crochet mermaid. I made this mermaid with a 6 mm crochet hook and bulky yarn. No need to say, it works really quickly! Quick to make and big enough to cuddle, this crochet doll was a great gift and everybody loved it.

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Crochet Mermaid


Material:

  • For the mermaid: yarn calling for 8 mm hook in: cream, pink and brown.
  • For the top: yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in pink
  • Size 6 mm crochet hook
  • 2 black safety eyes (10 mm)
  • a small amount of black yarn for the eyelashes
  • Poly-Fil Fiberfill stuffing
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

What did I use?

For the top: Light worsted yarn.
I used « I love this cotton» by hobby lobby.

For the mermaid: Bulky/chunky yarn
I used «Bernat Blanket Yarn».





Pattern: How to crochet a large mermaid?


The Body:

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

We start by the tail and finish by the head.

With the pink yarn and the 6 mm hook

Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)

Round 2: [1 sc in next st, 1 inc] x3. (9)

Round 3: [1 sc in next 2 st, 1 inc] x3. (12)

Round 4: [1 sc in next 3 st, 1 inc] x3. (15)

Round 5: [1 sc in next 4 st, 1 inc] x3. (18)

Rounds 6 to 13: [1 sc in all st]. (18)

Fill the lower body with polyfil.

Change for the cream yarn.

Round 14: in back loops only: [1 sc in all st]. (18)

Rounds 15 to 22: [1 sc in all st]. (18)

Round 23: [1 sc in next st, 1 dec] x6. (12)

Round 24: [1 sc in next 2 st, 1 dec] x3. (9)

Fill the upper body with poly-fil.

Round 25: [1 sc in next 2 st, 1 inc] x3. (12)

Round 26: [1 sc in next st, 1 inc] x6. (18)

Round 27: [1 sc in next 2 st, 1 inc] x6. (24)

Rounds 28 to 30: [1 sc in all st]. (24)

Round 31: [1 sc in next 2 st, 1 dec] x6. (18)

With your tapestry needle and your black yarn, make eyelashes between Rounds 28 and 29 (basically the base of the eyelashes should be between these 2 rounds and the top of the eyelashes should be between Rounds 29 and 30.

Once the eyelashes are done, you can put the safety eyes. I cut two small pieces of felt and put them at the back of the eyes before fixing them (just to make sure the eyes will not come out as the stitches are rather big).

Fill the head with poly-fil.

 

Round 32: [9 dec]. (9)

Close the head.





The tail:

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With the pink yarn and the 6 mm hook.

Make 2 of these:

  • ch 9. (9)
  • Turn and starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: sc  8. (8)
  • ch1, turn; [1 dec, 1 sc in next 4 st, 1 dec]. (6)
  • ch1, turn; [1 sc in all st]. (6)
  • ch1, turn; [1 dec, 1 sc in next 2 st, 1 dec]. (4)
  • ch1, turn; [1 sc in all st]. (4)

Sew both parts together as shown below and then sew the tail to the body.

 

 


The Hair:

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

We start by the tail and finish by the head.

With the pink yarn and the 6 mm hook

Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)

Round 2: [1 inc] x6. (12)

Round 3: [1 sc in next st, 1 inc] x6. (18)

Round 4: [1 sc in next 2 st, 1 inc] x6. (24)

Round 5: [1 sc in next 10 st; *ch 20, turn and starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: sc 19; 1 sc in the next 2 st of round 4*; repeat *…* 7 more times; ch 20, turn and starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: sc 19]

sl st in the next st and sew the hair to the head.





The Arms (make 2):

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With the cream yarn and the 6 mm hook

Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)

Rounds 2 to 11: [1 sc in all]. (6)

Sew the arms between Rounds 22 and 23 of the body, on each side.

 


The top:

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With the pink yarn and the 6 mm hook (yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook).

Make 2 of these:

  • ch 16. (16)
  • Turn and starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: dc 15. (15)
  • ch1, turn; 1 sc in each st. (15)

Sew both pieces to the body (see pictures below)

 




 


Congratulation, your mermaid is finished! I hope you enjoyed the pattern.


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Crochet Mermaid


 

Written by Mary

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