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Mermaid Doll Toy Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Mermaid Doll Toy Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Val Pierce

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Rib, Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Craft Val Pierce's mermaid doll toy with our downloadable PDF pattern.

With her flowing blonde hair and sparkling lilac tail, our mermaid doll toy will make a wonderful companion for your child as their own thoughts stretch to what may be found under the sea. The embroidery for the scales of the mermaid are quite intricate to complete, so if you find it a little too difficult you could always knit the tail of the doll in stripes of both plain and a sparkly yarn to give a special effect.

What do I need?

Yarn: Cygnet DK shade 159 Flesh, shade 233 Lilac, shade 161 Buttercream, one 100g ball of each Rico Design Creative Reflection shade 004 Pastel, one 50g ball
Needles: 4mm
Tapestry needle
Ribbon: satin, 1cm x 0.5m, blue
Buttons: shell and pearl, two
Butterfly motif
Beads: small seed, pearl and pink
Strong white cotton
Safety toy stuffing


Height: 38cm

Top knit tips

Be careful when adding the stuffing – you want to strike a balance between getting the right shape for your doll and ensuring she’s still soft enough to cuddle!

The shape of Jecelyn's tail fin is created by increasing stitches at the beginning and end of rows, using kfb (this involves knitting into the front and back of the stitch). Make sure that when you are working on these new stitches, you keep the rib pattern correct by knitting or purling as appropriate. In a k1, p1 rib, this will be easy to determine – simply do the opposite to the stitch you have just worked or are about to work.

Meet the designer

Designer Val Pierce is best known for her utterly adorable toy patterns. If you loved making this pattern, then why not make Val's height chart pattern next? You can find even more toy designs from Val Pierce here.

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Watch to learn

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Techniques: Basic Shaping, Rib, Stocking Stitch

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