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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Knitted mermaid doll

In 2015 my daughter Emilie ( then 10 years old ) took up knitting with a passion. After she had knitted scarves for everyone in the family, she began knitting blankets, then one day surprised me with a knitted mermaid. Her own design, using wool she had in her stash.

Since then she has knitted countless mermaids, mermans and baby mermaids. I wanted to recreate her pattern and put it into writen form so that others can enjoy this delightful little doll. 

She gave me a sketch of her ' recipe', and after carefully studying her dolls I put together a pattern that is suitable for beginners, but also added a few details to make it a little more challenging.

I chose to use Hayfield Bonus DK yarns as they have the best skin tone, and the acrylic yarn is affordable, available in a wide range of colors and keeps it's shape nicely. Of course you can always knit it with leftover wool, or other brands.

 The pattern is available on my website, ETSY and Makerist.

Little mermaid dolls
Emilie's instruction for her mermaid pattern

The instructions

Two of her latest mermaids, the lady is wearing a dress


  1. I love mermaids :) this is so cute!

  2. What a talented daughter and mother team of knitters. These are just adorable.