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Amigurumi Mermaid

The term “Mermaid” literally means “Woman of the sea”.

The Old English word “Mer” means “of the sea” and ‘maid’ means ‘woman’. So combining the words ‘mer’ and ‘maid’ results in ‘woman of the sea’. 

Crochet Mermaid

You will need:

Cotton yarn Skin color

Cotton yarn light blue color

Cotton yarn blue color

Cotton yarn yellow color

Cotton yarn aquamarine color

Cotton yarn black color (eyes)

Cotton yarn red color (mouth)

Cotton yarn white color (eyes)

Crochet hook 3.5mm

Needle for sewing

Fiberfill

Wire


Stitch guide:

CLICK FOR BASIC CROCHET STITCHES

Chain (ch): Yarn over and pull through loop.

Single crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Slip stitch (slst): Insert hook in stitch yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

Single crochet increase (inc): 2 single crochet in the same stitch follow the instructions.

Single crochet decrease (dec): insert hook in front loop of the next 2 stitches. Yarn over draw through 2 loops.


Doll size: 11.6 inch (30 cm)


Notes:

- Made from the LovLim 24 yarn kit

- Creation instruction:

Start with the Arms then continue with the legs.

-This pattern is worked in a continuous spiral without closing off each round. Please mark the first stitch of each round and move the marker up as you work.

The pattern:


Arms (make 2):


With skin color

Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: (sc in next stitch, inc) repeat 2 times (6)

Rnd 3: 6 sc (6)

Rnd 4: 3 sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 5 stitches (8)

Rnd 5: 8 sc (8)

Rnd 6: sc in the first stitch, dec (2 sc together), sc in the next 5 stitches (7)

Rnd 7-9: 7 sc, repeat for 3 rounds (7)

Rnd 10: sc in the next 4 stitches, (inc) repeat 2 times, sc in the last stitch (9)

Rnd 11: sc in the next 4 stitches, (dec) repeat 2 times, sc in the last stitch (7)

Rnd 12-13: 7 sc, repeat for 2 rounds (7)



Rnd 14: inc in the first stitch (2 sc), sc in the next 6 stitches (8)

Rnd 15-17: 8 sc, repeat for 3 rounds (8)

Rnd 18: inc in the first stitch (2 sc), sc in the next 7 stitches (9)

Rnd 19-21: 9 sc, repeat for 3 rounds (9)

Insert wire to the arms for extra stability



Fasten off , fiberfill the arms and add wire for stability and flexibility.



Fin:


With light blue color

Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: (sc in next 1 stitch, inc) repeat 2 times (6)

Rnd 3: 6 sc (6)

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (8)

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (10)

Rnd 6: (inc, sc in next 4 stitches) repeat 2 times (12)

Rnd 7: (inc, sc in next 5 stitches) repeat 2 times (14)

Rnd 8: 14 sc (14)

Rnd 9: (sc in next 6 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (16)

Rnd 10: (inc) repeat 2 times, sc in the next 5 stitches, (dec) repeat 2 times, sc in the next 5 stitches (16)

Rnd 11: (sc in next 7 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (18) Rnd 12: (inc) repeat 2 times, sc in the next 6 stitches, (dec) repeat 2 times, sc in the next 6 stitches (18) Rnd 13: (sc in next 8 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (20)

Rnd 14: 20 sc (20)

Rnd 15: (sc in next 9 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (22)

Rnd 16: 22 sc (22)

Rnd 17: (sc in next 10 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (24)

Rnd 18: 24 sc (24)

Rnd 19: (sc in next 11 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (26)

Rnd 20: 26 sc (26)

Rnd 21: (sc in next 12 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (28)

Rnd 22: 28 sc (28)

Rnd 23: (sc in next 13 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (30)

Rnd 24-25: 30 sc, repeat for 2 rounds (30)

Rnd 26: (sc in next 14 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (32)

Rnd 27-28: 32 sc, repeat for 2 rounds (30)

Rnd 29: (sc in next 15 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (34)

Rnd 30-31: 34 sc, repeat for 2 rounds (30)

Rnd 32: (sc in next 16 stitches, inc) repeat 2 times (36)

Rnd 33: 36 sc, change to skin color in the last stitch (36)

Continue crocheting the body, fiberfill while crocheting

Rnd 34: 36 sc blo (36)

Rnd 35: 36 sc (36)

Rnd 36: sc in next 9 stitches, (dec) repeat 3 times, sc in next 9 stitches, (dec) repeat 3 times, sc in next 6 stitches (30)

Rnd 37: sc in next 8 stitches, (dec) repeat 2 times, sc in next 8 stitches, (dec) repeat 2 times, sc in next 6 stitches (26)

Rnd 38: sc in next 6 stitches, (dec) repeat 2 times, sc in next 6 stitches, (dec) repeat 2 times, sc in next 6 stitches (22)

Rnd 39: sc in next 8 stitches, (inc), sc in next 8 stitches, (inc), sc in next 4 stitches (24)

Rnd 40: sc in next 9 stitches, (inc), sc in next 9 stitches, (inc), sc in next 4 stitches (26)

Rnd 41: 26 sc (26)

Rnd 42: sc in next 10 stitches, (inc), sc in next 10 stitches, (inc), sc in next 4 stitches (28)

Rnd 43-44: 28 sc, repeat for 2 rounds (28)

Connecting the Arms

Rnd 45: sc in the next 9 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches with the left arm (see in the pic bellow), sc in the next 12 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches with the right arm (the same as in the left arm), sc in the next 3 stitches (25)

Rnd 46: sc in the next 9 stitches, sc in the next 7 stitches (the remaining stitches around the left arm) , sc in the next 12 stitches, sc in the next 7 stitches (the remaining stitches around the right arm), sc in the next 3 stitches (38)


Stuff the body with fiberfill while crocheting

Rnd 47: 38 sc (38)

Rnd 48: sc in the next 8 stitches, (dec) repeat 4 times (creating the left shoulder), sc in the next 12 stitches, (dec) repeat 4 times (creating the right shoulder), sc in the next 2 stitches (30)

Rnd 49: sc in the next 7 stitches, (dec) repeat 5 times, sc in the next 3 stitches, (dec) repeat 5 times (20)

Rnd 50: (dec) repeat 10 times (10) Rnd 51: (sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat 2 times (8)

Rnd 52-53: 8 sc, repeat for 2 rounds (creating the neck) (8)


Add wire for extra stability and continue crocheting the head

Rnd 54: (inc) repeat 8 times (16)

Rnd 55: (sc in next stitch, inc) repeat 8 times (24)

Rnd 56: (sc in next 3 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (30)

Rnd 57: (sc in next 4 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (36)

Rnd 58: 36 sc (36)


Rnd 59: (sc in next 8 stitches, inc) repeat 4 times (40)

Rnd 60-64: 40 sc, repeat for 5 rounds (40)

Rnd 65: (sc in next 8 stitches, dec) repeat 4 times (36)

Rnd 66: 36 sc (36)

Rnd 67: (sc in next 4 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (30)

Rnd 68: (sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times, change to yellow color in the last stitch (24)

Rnd 69: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (18)

Rnd 70: (sc in next 1 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (12)

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing




Tail:

With blue color

Make 2 and gather



Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: (sc in next stitch, inc) repeat 3 times (9)

Rnd 3: (sc in next 2 stitches, inc) repeat 3 times (12)

Rnd 4: 12 sc (12)

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 stitches, inc) repeat 3 times (15)

Rnd 6: 15 sc (15)

Rnd 7: (sc in next 4 stitches, inc) repeat 3 times (18)

Rnd 8-9: 18 sc, repeat for 2 rounds (15)

Don't fasten off and cut the yarn after finishing the second fin, continue with the blue color, stuff the fins with fiberfill and continue crocheting

Rnd 10: sc to the other fin right next to the stitch where we finished the fin, sc in the next 18 stitches (around the fin), sc in the next 18 stitches (in the first fin) (36)


Rnd 11: (sc in next 4 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (30)

Rnd 12: (sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (24)

Rnd 13: 24 sc, repeat for 2 rounds (24)

Rnd 14: (sc in next 10 stitches, dec) repeat 2 times (22)

Rnd 15: sc in the next 16 stitches, (dec) repeat 2 times, sc in the last 2 stitches (20)


Fiberfill the tail, fasten off leaving yarn for sewing

Close the hole from gathering the tail's fins


Skirt -

With blue color -

In round 34 of the Mermaid main fin, in the flo, Ch 2, 2 sc in the second stitch from the hook, sl st to the next sc, continue in this pattern around the fin.





Ears (make 2):



With skin color

Magic ring (MR) with 4 sc (the first sc count as sc) and 1 hdc

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing.

Assemble the ears to the head, in the 6th row above the neck

Embroider the eyes:

First the pupil, mark one row above the ears, 5 stitches between the eyes

With two strands of black yarn (separate the strands)


Embroider the pupil

Then with light blue yarn (2 strands), embroider the iris


Then with white yarn (2 strands), embroider the sclera


With Black yarn embroider the eyelid, and with skin color the nose, wide of 3 stitches, repeat 5 times

Hair:

With yellow color

Start from bellow the right ear


Row 1: ch 12, sl st from the second stitch from the hook for the next 11 stitches, sl st to the next stitch in the head

, crochet in the same pattern till the second ear, then sl st to the upper row

Row 2: ch 14, sl st from the second stitch from the hook for the next 13 stitches, sl st to the next stitch in the head, then sl st 2 lines up (leave one line with no hair)

Row 3: ch 15, sl st from the second stitch from the hook for the next 14 stitches, sl st to the next stitch in the head, then sl st 1 lines up

Row 4: ch 16, sl st from the second stitch from the hook for the next 15 stitches, sl st * 2 to the next stitch in the head (leaving one sl st with no hair), then sl st to the upper row


Row 5: ch 17, sl st from the second stitch from the hook for the next 16 stitches, sl st to the next stitch in the head, after three strands of hair sl st * 2 to the next stitch in the head (leaving one sl st with no hair), then sl st to the upper row.

Row 6: ch 17, sl st from the second stitch from the hook for the next 16 stitches, sl st to the next stitch in the head, in the forehead ch 10 sl st from the second stitch from the hook for the next 9 stitches, then sl st to the upper row. continue in this pattern till you finish crocheting the hair



Bra:


First crochet the flowers (make 2):

With yellow color , 7 sc in MR close with sl st to the first stitch

Then with aquamarine color

(Ch1, hdc, sl st) in the same stitch, (sl st to the next stitch, hdc, sl st) repeat for 6 times in each stitch

Than gather the flowers with sl st while adding 1 ch between the flowers


For the straps, sl st and ch 20 for each strap.


Embroider the scales:

With the blue yarn Sew the upper tail to the maim fin to create the spin of the tail



Embroider the eyebrows and the mouth:



Done !!! 🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️















































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