How to Crochet a Mermaid ~ Free Crochet Mermaid Pattern
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Crochet hook size 3.0
Crochet yarn acrylic: Red, yellow, green (curly), and pink.
2 x heart shaped beads and string.
Crochet Mermaid Pattern
This pattern uses US stitch abbreviation.
Crochet Mermaid tail bottom.
Row 1. Sl st in 6th ch from hook, sl st in 1st ch. You now have 2 x 5-ch loops.
In 5 ch-loop crochet: 11 sc, sl st in sl st. In next 5-ch sp crochet 11 sc, sl st in sl st.
Row 2. Sl st in next 5 sc, (sc + 3 ch + sc) in 11 sc, sk 6 sc, sl st in last sc. Continue crochet around loop (11 sc loop).
Crochet Mermaid tail.
Row 3-4. Sc in sc.
Row 5. (2 sc in next sc, sc in sc) rep around.
Row 6. Sc in sc.
Row 7. Rep round 5.
Row 8-14. Rep round 6.
Row 15. Rep round 5.
Row 16-17. Rep round 6.
Crochet Mermaid body.
Row 18. Change yarn. Rep round 6.
Row 19. (2 sc tog, sc in next 5 sc) rep to end.
Row 20. Sc in sc to end.
Row 21. Rep row 19.
Row 22. Rep row 20.
Row 23. Rep row 19.
Row 24-25. Rep row 20.
Row 26. Rep row 19.
Row 27-30. Rep row 20.
Row 31. (2 sc tog), sc in next 3 sc, rep around.
Row 32-34. Sc in sc to end.
Crochet Mermaid head.
Row 35. 2 sc in each sc.
Row 36. Sc in sc to end.
Row 37. (2 sc in next sc, sc in 2 sc), rep around.
Row 38-39. Sc in sc to end.
Row 40. (Sc in next 10 sc), (2 sc tog, sc in next sc), cont. until last 10 sc, (sc in last 10 sc).
Row 41-42. Sc in sc to end.
Row 43. Rep row 40.
Row 44-48. Rep row 41.
Row 49. (2 sc tog, sc in next 2 sc), rep to end.
Rep row 49 until hole is closed. Finish with sl st in last sts.
Continue Crochet in Mermaid tail
In Mermaid tail, attach with red yarn in 3 ch sp, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, (in next 3 ch sp: 3 dc + 2 ch).
Crochet Mermaid arms.
Count 8 rows upwards from last row of red yarn. Count 7 sc from beg of row and attach with sl st, sc in same sc, crochet back towards beg of row, sc in next 3 sc. Turn. (Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc). Rep 5 rows.
Attach sl st same row as 1st arm, count 7 sc backwards. Rep as 1st arm.
Crochet fingers. (Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in next st) x 3.
Crochet Mermaid eyes (make 2).
These crochet eyes are more like buttons where you will glue on crochet doll eyes.
Make a slip knot. Ch 1, sc in ring until you can not fit any more scs in round. Continue crochet over the round of scs with another round of scs. Repeat a third time of scs. Now the eye ‘button’ is folding slightly inwards. Use the inwards side of buttons outwards so that the doll eyes can sit within the buttons.
Crochet Mermaid nose.
Ch 2, turn. 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Stitch nose on the middle of the face.
Crochet Marmaid Hair.
Attach green hair with sl st on top of the head.
Attach the two heart-shaped beads with a string around the Mermaid’s upper body to make a bikini.
Attach a button on the middle of the back of mermaid if you want to hook the fish tail to create a curved look.
Congratulation on your super cute Mermaid.
Notice the fingernails. I ‘painted’ them pink by using a string of pink thread across fingers. I used the same pink yarn to create the mouth.
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