Uncategorized

Princess Pattern: Ariel (Little Mermaid) Amigurumi – Mermaid Version

Ariel is here!

I am so excited about this pattern for one of my favorite Disney princesses. I love everything about her, from her hair to her fins! (The star-shaped button was a fantastic find at a local yarn shop, and could possibly be my favorite part about this mermaid!)

After much trouble trying to get this mermaid pattern to cooperate with me, it’s finally finished, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you! It is also my first project where I got to use my brand new 6mm safety eyes! (If you don’t have safety eyes, I’ve included instructions for her eyes using yarn at the very end of the pattern.) Happy crafting!

_DSC4254

Ariel (Little Mermaid) Amigurumi Pattern – Mermaid Version

Materials:

  • Yarn colors: cream/skin tone, red, light green, green, purple, and black. (I used up some miscellaneous yarns in my stash, which were mostly Red Heart yarns. The purple was Caron Simply Soft yarn.)
  • Size D/3-3.25mm hook
  • Star-shaped button for her hair
  • 2 6mm safety eyes
  • POLY-FIL Fiber (100% Polyester Fiberfil) “stuffing”
  • Tapestry Needles

Pattern – Ariel’s Head:

Rnd 1: In cream, make a magic circle. Work 6 sc in the center of the magic circle. Join to beginning of the round & tighten circle. Ch. 1.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnds 5-8: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join & ch 1.

Insert the 6mm safety eyes into the 7th round at the front of the doll’s face so that there are 2 empty sc spaces between them. You will not be able to insert the safety eyes once you finish the head! See photos for placement if needed.

Rnd 9: *sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 10: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 11: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 12: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Pattern – Ariel’s Body/Mermaid Scales:

Rnd 13: Work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 14: Work 1 sc in each of the first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc each of the next 2 sts. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 15: Work 1 sc in each of the first 4 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. Join & ch1 (16 sts)

Rnd 16: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 17-18: sc around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 19: sc around. Switch to light green. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 20: In light green, working in the front loops only, *3 sc in the first st, sc in next st* – repeat around. Change to green, join and ch 1.

Rnd 21: In green, working in the back loops only, work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 22: *sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st* – repeat 3 times. sc in each of the last 2 sts. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 23: 2 sc in each of the first 4 sts, sc, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc, 2 sc in each of the next 4 sts. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 24: *sc2tog, sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 25: *sc2tog, sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 26-28: sc around. Join and ch 1.

Carefully stuff the rest of the body, but do not over-stuff! If anything, under-stuff. This will help her sit up when she’s finished. If she has too much fluff, then her shape will be less malleable and more rigid.

Rnds 29-30: *sc2tog, sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 31: sc around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 32: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use a tapestry needle to sew closed the remaining hole. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Ariel’s Arms (make 2):

Rnd 1: In cream, make a magic circle. Work 6 sc in the center of the magic circle. Join to beginning of the round & tighten circle. Ch. 1.

Rnd 2-6: sc around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 7: sc around. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use a tapestry needle to sew closed the remaining hole at the top of the arm. Sew to body just below the white trim/neckline of the dress. See photos for placement. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Ariel’s Fins (make 2):

Rnd 1: In light green, ch 8. Starting in 2nd chain space from hook: sc, hdc, dc, 2 dc in next space, dc, hdc, sc. Working around the other side of the chain: sc, hdc, dc, 2 dc in next space, dc, hdc, sc. Join with sl st to beginning. Ch 1.

Rnd 2: sl st around. Join and fasten off leaving a long tail. Use a tapestry needle to sew to base of body. See photos for placement if needed.

_DSC4253

Pattern – Ariel’s Seashells:

Rnd 1: In purple, make a magic circle. Work 6 sc in the center of the magic circle. Join to beginning of the round & tighten circle. Ch. 8.

Repeat round 1 for the other half of her seashells. Use a tapestry needle to sew to body. See photos for placement if needed.

Pattern – Ariel’s Hair:

Make 1 Back/Main Piece:

Rnd 1: In red, ch 25. In 2nd ch space from hook, sc across. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 2-4: sc across. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 5: sc across. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Make 2 Side Pieces:

Rnd 1: In red, ch 20. In 2nd ch space from hook, sc across. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 2-3: sc across. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 4: sc across. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Make 2 Front/Side Pieces:

Rnd 1: In red, ch 18. In 2nd ch space from hook, sc across. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 2: sc across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Make 1 Bangs Pieces:

Rnd 1: In red, ch 8. Starting in 2nd chain space from hook: sc, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, 2 hdc in next st, 5 hdc in last st. Working on the other side of the chain: 2 dc in next st, dc, hdc, hdc, sc, sc, join to first sc of the round and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Using a tapestry needle and the long tails, sew the back/main piece of hair onto the doll’s head first, slightly further back than center. See photos for placement reference if necessary.

Back/main piece sewn onto the head.
Back/main piece sewn onto the head.

Then sew on the side pieces, then the front pieces, moving each piece slightly further up the head towards the front of the hairline. See photos for placement reference if necessary.

Side pieces sewn onto the head, from the front.
Side pieces sewn onto the head, from the front.

Lastly, sew the bangs piece onto the front of the doll’s face at the front of the hairline, slightly off-centered so that they sort of fall to one side. See photos for placement reference if needed.

Front pieces and bangs sewn onto the doll.
Front pieces and bangs sewn onto the doll.
All of the hair pieces sewn onto the doll, without the button, from the back.
All of the hair pieces sewn onto the doll, without the button, from the back.

Pattern – Ariel’s Starfish Hair Accessory:

Sew the star-shaped button to the doll’s head.

_DSC4252

Pattern – Ariel’s Eyes (w/ yarn):

(Use this method if you are not going to be using the safety eyes for the doll.)

With a strand of black yarn, use a tapestry needle to hand-stitch the first eye onto the doll. Weave in ends. With another strand of black yarn, hand-stitch the second eye onto the doll so that there are two empty sc spaces between the eyes. See photos for placement if needed.

And there you have it, folks – one lovely mermaid longing to be human. I think I know a gal who can make that happen!

_DSC4244

_DSC4247

_DSC4246

Stay tuned for more princess fun! The next princess pattern is also Ariel, but with (metaphorical) legs! (She’s really in her blue dress. Spoilers: the bow is adorable!)

***Please feel free to share this pattern with other crafters! You may make and sell products from my patterns, but I ask that you please link back to my post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Let’s share the yarn-crafting love!***

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s