Sunday, November 7, 2010

Little Mermaid, free Amigurumi crochet pattern


K and J Dolls
Pattern designed by Sayjai
This English pattern is also available in German.

© 2010 Sayjai / K and J Dolls, All rights reserved. This pattern cannot be published on another website or blog. Please respect my copyright. 

Little Mermaid

This pattern can be made using any yarn you wish. Choose a hook size that matches the yarn. 

I have used:
  • 3.00 mm hook
  • 4 ply yarn (cream, blue, pink, brown, red, green, peach and yellow)
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Two 4 mm black beads for eyes or other eyes as desired
  • Eight 3 mm white beads for decorate the flowers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle and thread for attaching eyes and white beads to flowers

Size: Little Mermaid is 4.5 inches/ 11.5 cm high

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sl = slip
rnd = round
tog = together
dc = double crochet

Note: This project is working in continuous rounds, do not join or turn unless otherwise stated. Mark first stitch of each round. 

Head and Body: 
Rnd 1: With brown, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (18) 
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (24)
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (27)
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around, changing to cream in last 2 loops of last st. 
Rnd 7: Working in back loops only. Sc in each st around. 
Rnd 8: (Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (30)
Rnd 9: (Sc in next 8 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (27)
Rnd 10: (Sc in next 7 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (24)
Rnd 11: (Sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (18)
Rnd 12: (Sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (12)
Rnd 13: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around, changing to pink in last 2 loops of last st. (18)
Rnd 14: Sc in each st around. 
Rnd 15: Sc in each st around, changing to cream in last 2 loops of last st. 
Rnd 16: Sc in next 4 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 7 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 3 sts. (16)
Rnd 17: Sc in each st around, changing to blue in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 18: Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts. (18)
Rnd 19: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (24)
Rnd 20: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (30)
Rnd 21: Sc in each st around. 
Rnd 22: (Sc in next 3 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (24)
Rnd 23: (Sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (18)
Rnd 24: (Sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (12)
Rnd 25-26: Sc in each st around. 
Rnd 27: Sc next 2 sts tog around. (6)
Rnd 28: Sc next 2 sts tog around, sl st in first st, fasten off. (3)



Tail (make 2):
Rnd 1: With blue, ch 2, 4 sc in second chain from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (6)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (8)
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (10)
Rnd 5: Sc in each st around, sl st in first st. Leave long end for sewing, fasten off.

Sew the opening close flat.

Sew tails on rnd 26-28 of body.


Arm (make 2):
Rnd 1: With cream, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)
Rnd 2-5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around, sl st in first st. Fasten off.

Sew arms to body.

Hair:
Cut 34 pieces of brown 5“ long yarn (15 cm). Hold two strands of yarn, fold in half. With top of the head facing, insert hook toward outer of head in free loops on rnd 6, draw the folded end through the stitch and pull the loose ends through the folded end, draw the knot up tightly. Add fringe from one side of head to the back of head and from here to the other side of head. Do not add fringe in the front (10 sts). 
Flower (make 8)

With red, ch 3, dc in first chain, ch 2, sl st in first ch, (ch 2, dc in first ch, ch 2, sl st in first ch) 4 times. Leave long end for sewing, fasten off.

Sew the flowers around the head.

Finishing:
Sew eyes 6 sts apart between rnds 8-9 of head. With red embroider mouth. 


On FlickR is a group where you can show pictures of your finished doll:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/kandjdolls/

Copyright 2010 Sayjai of K and J Dolls. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or published in any form. You cannot publish this pattern on your blog or website. You are not allowed to sell this pattern. You are not allowed to alter this pattern in any way. This pattern is provided to you freely for personal use only. Please support independent designers and respect my copyright.



21 comments:

Isa said...

sencillamente genial. me encantan las muñequitas. un saludo, isa.

Raphaela said...

Cuty-cute, your little mermaid. Very lovely!
Greetings, Raphaela

Kim said...

What a darling little pattern! Thank you!

kitty said...

Me quedo,vaya unas muñequitas lindas que haces.Un saludo.

gwengoods said...

Super cute, love it!

kimurakraft said...

super cute! and looks pretty easy to make :)

I've started to write my own patterns but they're pretty crappy, hopefully practice makes perfect :)

joanieponytail said...

She is adorable. Thank you for sharing her.

Ed said...

I don't understand how you add in the hair :(

agujashiloscrochet said...

Thanks for the pattern!!! I made one and is really beautiful!!!

Tanya said...

Hi! I love this pattern and just started making one for my little girl. I don't know if I am missing something, but I can't find the pattern piece for the little flowers on the mermaids head. Am I missing it? Is it somewhere else? Thank you for making this pattern available!

Sayjai said...

Dear Tanya,

The flowers are missing from the pattern. Sorry about this! There are many flower patterns on the internet. Perhaps in this list is one which is small enough:

http://greatamigurumi.blogspot.com/search/label/Flower

Also on my blog is a little "flower how to": http://kandjdolls.blogspot.com/2010/09/flower-how-to.html

Enjoy crocheting :)

Sayjai

Tanya said...

Thank you Sayjai. I ended up using your 'Flower how to' link with a 2.00mm hook. They could be a little smaller, but I liked the look of them and kept them.

My mermaid looks so cute!

Thank you again!

Claribel said...

HI!!! Take a look of my mermaid on my blog Agujas, hilos... Crochet.
Thaks for the pattern.

Kristen Turkosz said...

Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. I had to make it the minute I saw it: http://saltandpepperkristen.blogspot.com/2011/04/little-mermaid.html. I so appreciate all of your hard work!!

Anne said...

I have a site just for crochet patterns. It's brand new, and I just made it today, but I have not published it yet. Can i use this pattern for my new site? I'll give you the adress of it once it's done.

Sayjai said...

Dear Anne,

You cannot re-publish this pattern in any form. Doing so is copyright infringement.

with kind regards

Sayjai

Kiddo said...

Hermosa! Voy a ver si hago una!
Muchas gracias por el patrón :)
Saludos.

ღ♥~Şusąn~♥ღ said...

u hv sell it???

Christine said...

She is just adorable :)

Doggy Lover said...

This is a great pattern! I made one for my little sister and she loved it! Thanks for the pattern!

Sophie said...

One little note, don't forget to stuff it! But this is great, and soooo adorable!!! :)