There are a lot of mermaid dolls out there at the moment, most of which have the tail sewn as part of the body.
This pattern has a removable tail, so just like the little mermaid, you can remove it when your doll wants to have legs.
It’s made from Sirdar’s Giselle yarn. Normally I think of a pattern and grab the wool I need, but this was a different process in that I saw the wool and saw a mermaid. Other Aran weight yarns can be used, but the gold glitter and shades of Giselle yarn set the outfit off perfectly.
Another change in this pattern is that is isn’t just a crochet pattern.
The bra is made from polymer clay, if you’re a beginner to this medium then this pattern is a great way to try a new craft. The tools you need are all easily found.
There are also instructions to make the beaded necklace, again introducing you to simple bead threading.
Am always happy to get emails from people regarding the dolls and crafts. Please ask questions if you have any.
So, here’s the doll…
I know, she’s great isn’t she.
Her hair was made using Sirdar Crofter DK, which gives a seaweed look to it. The beaded necklace and bracelet were from beads found in hobbycraft.
The pattern is here…
Let me know what you think, give me ideas for future outfits, send me your photos.
Just a quick update…
I’ve posted two patterns, one in UK terms and one in US. Hope that helps my fellow Brits!!!