This cute little mermaid would make a fabulous addition to any little girl’s bedroom as a nightie/pyjama case. No nightie? No problem! Simply stuff the body and stitch closed for a super mermaid toy.
The scales are worked using the very popular ‘crocodile’ stitch (instructions included) with aspects of amigurumi for the arms, body and head. Finished size when worked in double knitting yarn is 66 cm (26”).
YOU WILL NEED 300 m fin coloured yarn, 250 m flesh coloured yarn, 120 m hair coloured yarn and some oddments of yarn for adding accessories and face detail, an appropriate sized hook for nice tight stitches, 3 stitch markers, stuffing, ribbon (optional for ties on back opening), Velcro (optional for hands) and a wool needle for finishing.
If working as a nightie/pyjama case, the recommended weight of yarn is double knit, Aran or Worsted Weight to achieve a big enough sized opening.
GAUGE Since you may use a variety of different yarns, gauge will vary. You should aim for tight, neat stitches. You will probably find you will achieve best results if you drop a hook size, rather than using the recommended size on the yarn.
This pattern is written in UK terms with a table of US equivalents as applicable.
Pattern is fully tested.