Mermaid Outfit for Crochet Doll

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This is a crochet mermaid tail for a doll. You can get the pattern for the doll here.

I love how this crochet mermaid tail uses shell stitches to make a texture just like shells.

I get my superfine yarn at Michels. The brand name is Woolike. It is super soft and is great for making doll clothes. I only wish they had more colors.


  • 6g​ ​superfine​ ​yarn​ ​in​ ​tail​ ​color
  • 2g​ ​superfine​ ​yarn​ ​in​ ​fin​ ​and​ ​bikini​ ​top​ ​color
  • Tapestry​ ​needle
  • Scissors
  • 5/1.90mm​ ​hook

Special​ ​Stitches

Shell​ ​-​ ​5dc​ ​into​ ​the​ ​indicated​ ​st.

Picot​ ​-​ ​Ch3.​ ​Sl​ ​st​ ​into​ ​the​ ​third​ ​ch​ ​from​ ​hook

Mermaid​ ​Tail

R1:​​ ​Ch31.​ ​Sl​ ​st​ ​into​ ​first​ ​ch​ ​(make​ ​sure​ ​you do​ ​not​ ​twist​ ​the​ ​ch.)​ ​ch1,​ ​Sc​ ​in​ ​each​ ​ch.​ ​(31)

R2:​​ ​Sc​ ​in​ ​each​ ​st​ ​around​ ​(31)

R3:​ ​​*Sk​ ​2​ ​st.​ ​Shell​ ​in​ ​next​ ​st.​ ​Sk​ ​2​ ​st,​ ​sc​ ​in next​ ​st.*​ ​Repeat**​ ​ ​till​ ​you​ ​have​ ​one​ ​st​ ​left. Shell​ ​in​ ​the​ ​last​ ​st.​ ​(6​ ​shells,​ ​5sc)

R4:​ ​​*Sk​ ​2​ ​st.​ ​Sc​ ​in​ ​next​ ​st.​ ​Sk​ ​2​ ​st.​ ​shell​ ​in next​ ​st.*​ ​Repeat​** ​5​ ​times.​ ​Sk​ ​2​ ​st.​ ​Sc​ ​in​ ​next st.​ ​Sk​ ​2​ ​st.​ ​(5​ ​shells,​ ​6​ ​sc)

R5:​ ​​*Shell​ ​in​ ​next​ ​st.​ ​Sk​ ​2​ ​st.​ ​Sc​ ​in​ ​next​ ​st. Sk​ ​2​ ​st.*​ ​Repeat​** ​​ ​5​ ​times.​ ​Shell​ ​in​ ​the​ ​last st.​ ​(6​ ​shells,​ ​5​ ​sc)

R6-25​:​ ​Repeat​ ​rounds​ ​4-5.

R26:​ ​​*Sk​ ​2​ ​st.​ ​Sc​ ​in​ ​next​ ​st.​ ​Sk​ ​2​ ​st.​ ​4​ ​dc​ ​in next​ ​st.​* ​Repeat​** ​​ ​5​ ​times.​ ​Sk​ ​last​ ​2​ ​st.​ ​(5 sc,​ ​20​ ​dc)

R27:​ *​​3​ ​dc​ ​in​ ​next​ ​st.​ ​Sk​ ​1​ ​st.​ ​Sc​ ​in​ ​next​ ​st. Sk​ ​2​ ​st.*​ ​Repeat​** ​​ ​5​ ​times.​ ​3​ ​dc​ ​in​ ​last​ ​st. (18​ ​dc,​ ​5​ ​sc)

R28:​ ​​*Sk​ ​next​ ​st.​ ​2​ ​dc​ ​in​ ​next​ ​st.​ ​Sk​ ​next​ ​st. Sc​ ​in​ ​nest​ ​st*​ ​Repeat**​ ​​ ​5​ ​times.​ ​Sk​ ​last​ ​st. (10​ ​dc,​ ​5​ ​sc)

R29:​ ​​*Dc​ ​in​ ​next​ ​st.​ ​sc​ ​in​ ​following​ ​st.​ ​Sk next​ ​st.*​ ​Repeat**​ ​​ ​5​ ​times.​ ​Dc​ ​in​ ​last​ ​st.​ ​(6 dc,​ ​5​ ​sc)

R30:​ ​​*Sc​ ​dec,​ ​dc*​ ​Repeat**​ ​3​ ​times.​ ​(3​ ​sc,​ ​3 dc)

Cut​ ​yarn,​ ​sew closed the​ ​hole,​ ​and​ ​fasten​ ​off.​ ​Weave in​ ​ends.


Beginning​ ​ch​ ​does​ ​not​ ​count​ ​as​ ​dc​ ​and​ ​tr.

R1:​ ​​Ch​ ​17.​ ​Dc​ ​in​ ​third​ ​ch​ ​from​ ​hook.​ ​Dc​ ​in each​ ​ch​ ​across.​ ​Ch​ ​2,​ ​turn.​ ​(15)

R2:​ ​​Dc​ ​in​ ​first​ ​6​ ​st.​ ​2​ ​dc​ ​in​ ​each​ ​of​ ​the​ ​next 3​ ​st.​ ​Dc​ ​in​ ​last​ ​6​ ​st.​ ​Ch​ ​2,​ ​turn.​ ​(18)

R3:​ ​​Dc​ ​in​ ​next​ ​7​ ​st.​ ​2​ ​dc​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​4​ ​st.​ ​Dc in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​7​ ​st.​ ​Ch3,​ ​turn.​ (22)

R4:​​ ​Tr​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​3​ ​st.​ ​Dc​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​3​ ​st. Sc​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​3​ ​st.​ ​2​ ​Sc​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​4​ ​st.​ ​Sc in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​3​ ​st.​ ​Dc​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​3​ ​st.​ ​Tr​ ​in​ ​the last​ ​3​ ​st.​ ​Ch​ ​3,​ ​turn.​ ​(26)

R5:​ ​​Tr​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​4​ ​st.​ ​Dc​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​4​ ​st. Sc​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​3​ ​st.​ ​2​ ​sc​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​4​ ​st.​ ​Sc in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​3​ ​st.​ ​Dc​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​4​ ​st.​ ​Tr​ ​in​ ​the next​ ​4​ ​st.​ ​(30)

Cut​ ​yarn.​ ​Fasten​ ​off.

Sew​ ​the​ ​fin​ ​to​ ​the​ ​bottom​ ​of​ ​the​ ​tail,​ ​then weave​ ​in​ ​ends.


R1:​ ​​Ch​ ​52.​ ​Sc​ ​in​ ​the​ ​second​ ​ch​ ​from​ ​hook. Sc​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​19​ ​ch.​ ​*Sk​ ​2​ ​st.​ ​(3​ ​dc,​ ​picot,​ ​3 dc)​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​ch.​ ​Sk​ ​2​ ​ch.*​ ​Sl​ ​st​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next ch.​ ​Repeat​ ​**​ ​once.​ ​Sc​ ​in​ ​the​ ​last​ ​20​ ​ch.

Fasten​ ​off.

Join​ ​new​ ​yarn​ ​into​ ​a​ ​picot​ ​using​ ​the​ ​sl​ ​st join.​ ​Ch​ ​20.​ ​Cut​ ​yarn.​ ​Repeat​ ​with​ ​the​ ​other picot.

Weave​ ​in​ ​all​ ​ends.

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