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

One Princess Ariel? Wonderful. Two Princess Ariels? Fantastic!

I couldn’t just stop with the mermaid version of Ariel–I find her blue dress and bow simply adorable, and I just had to make a human version of her in that dress. Enjoy!

(Note: This pattern calls for some 6mm safety eyes. If you don’t have any, I’ve included instructions for using yarn as the eyes instead at the bottom of the pattern.)

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Ariel (Little Mermaid) Amigurumi – Human Version

Materials:

  • Yarn colors: cream/skin tone, red, black, light blue, medium blue, dark blue/navy. (I used up some miscellaneous yarns in my stash, which were all Red Heart yarns.)
  • Size D/3-3.25mm hook
  • 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 Dress:

Rnd 13: Work 2 sc in each st around. Switch to light blue, join and ch 1.

Rnd 14: In light blue, 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. Change to dark blue/navy, join & ch 1.

Rnd 15: In dark blue/navy, 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 in each of the next 4 sts. join & ch1 (16 sts)

Rnd 16: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Switch to medium blue, join and ch 1.

Rnd 17: In medium blue, work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 18: *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 19: *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 20-25: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 26: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 27: Working in the front loops only, *2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts* – repeat around. 2 sc in last st. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 28: Working in the back loops only, work 1 sc in each st around. Join to first sc st of the round and ch 1.

Rnd 29: *sc2tog, sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. sc2tog the remaining 2 sts of the round. Join and ch 1.

Using your crochet hook, carefully pull up a tiny bit of the stuffing from the head into the neck (this is easier than trying to force stuffing into the neck). Carefully stuff the rest of the body, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 30: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 31: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Fasten off. Use a tapestry needle to sew closed the remaining gap in the circle and 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: sc around. Switch to light blue, join and ch 1.

Rnds 3-6: In light blue, sc around. Join & ch 1

If you want, carefully stuff the arm just a little bit. It helps to roll the stuffing between your hands to make it cylindrical so that it will fit into the bottom of the arm. (Note: I leave my arms un-stuffed so they have a little more flexibility.)

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 light blue trim/neckline of the dress. See photos for placement. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Ariel’s Bow:

Rnd 1: In light blue, ch 8. 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.

Repeat rnds 1-4 to make a second piece.

With a strand of light blue yarn, use a tapestry needle to sew the two bow pieces together face-to-face. If you like, stuff a little bit into each for the four corners, but do not overstuff! Put in just enough to make it poofy on the sides but not in the center (we’re going to synch that shut).

Do not weave in or trim your ends just yet, as you may need to do that again after you synch the middle of the bow.

Wrap another (LONGER, maybe 12 inches long?) strand of light blue yarn around the center of the bow to synch the middle of the bow. See photos for reference if needed. Tie the ends of the yarn strand together with a nice square knot in the back of the bow and weave in all of the other ends of the bow. Fluff if needed!

With another strand of light blue yarn, use a tapestry needle to sew the bow to the back of her hair. See photos for placement reference if needed.

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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: sc across. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 3: 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.

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.

Lastly, sew the bangs piece onto the front of the doll’s face at the front of the hairline. See photos for placement reference if needed.

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.

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Isn’t this human version of Ariel just too cute for words? (I told you her bow was adorable!) I don’t know which one I love more!

Stay tuned for the next Disney Princess pattern to join the 2HeartsCrochet family: Belle from Beauty and the Beast!

***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!***

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