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.
|Little mermaid dolls|
|Two of her latest mermaids, the lady is wearing a dress|