Today we’re featuring a crochet pattern that is very dear to my heart. This little mermaid is so cute, and it’s easy to make, as it doesn’t have a lot of complicated stitches and techniques.
A few months ago I wrote a crochet pattern for a little mermaid to be sold on Etsy. Since I can’t really get comments on Etsy, and I can only upload a few pictures there, I’d like to present it to you here and see what you think of it!
The crochet pattern
This pattern by Cyan Rose Creations is very special, because for only $7.00 you get not only the pattern to make the doll with the removable tail, the bra, and a starfish for her hair, you also get the patterns for the blue dress, the bow, and Flounder! She turns out about 9.5″ inches long including the tail. I recommended a hook C, but I’ve also used D or E for this doll and it works almost the same.
This is what the doll looks like without the tail. She’s really cute and small!
The tail fits nicely and doesn’t fall off.
The sleeves of the dress are a little tricky to make but it’s not difficult, and it turns out great!
Getting the doll inside the dress is a bit tight. You have to pull the dress up a little at a time, while you pull the doll’s leg down. Same for the arms. (The thing is if I made the dress bigger, it just would not look as good. It would look like she chose the wrong dress size…)
Flounder is the perfect size for the doll, and they look so good together. I never liked how Flounder’s eyes are on the front of his head, instead of to the sides like a normal fish! But oh well, I made the eyes with yarn but you could also just attach some safety eyes like these ones or buttons.
The good thing is if I decided I also wanted to make her a very sweet pink dress, I can just use the same dress pattern to make it!
She has a really sweet face with her pink cheeks ^^
So there it is!
If you decide to make your own little mermaid, please send us pictures! You can also try with different colors and hair lengths to make Ariel some friends.
Click HERE to get the crochet pattern and visit Cyan Rose Creations’ Etsy shop.
Soon we’ll be reviewing some other patterns made from other great crocheters, so if you love crochet like me, then stick around!