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Crochet Doll Outfit – Molly The Mermaid

Doll wearing a crochet doll outfit including a halter top and mermaid tail.
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Recently, I hosted a crochet along for an amigurumi doll named My Dolly Molly. We had so much fun making our dolls and I loved seeing everyone’s personalization of their dolls. Some people made their dolls shoes, hats, dresses, shorts and more. It was so much fun. Soon after starting, people started to request more outfits for Molly. I decided to take a poll and there was an overwhelming response from the group that they wanted more patterns for outfits. I’m all about giving you guys exactly what you want so I got to work on making a new crochet doll outfit for Molly. My daughter specifically requested for her doll to have a mermaid tail so I figured that would be a great way to get started.

As mentioned above, this crochet doll outfit is an extension/addition to my amigurumi doll pattern My Dolly Molly. You can find the free version of the doll pattern on my blog in 3 parts – Part One, Part Two and Part Three. Each part of the pattern has a free video tutorial that accompanies it on my YouTube channel. If you’re interested in having the full pattern for My Dolly Molly at once, free of ads, it can be purchased for a small fee in both my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

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To make this crochet doll outfit, you’ll need a worsted weight yarn in two different colours. For this project, I used Brava Worsted yarn from We Crochet in the colours Celestial (blue) and Dublin (green). My testers used some really fun different colours for their mermaids and I cannot wait to see what you all come up with. If you’re sharing pictures on social media, I’d love to see them. You can tag me using @theloopylamb or #theloopylamb on Instagram. If you’ve got a suggestion for another outfit for Molly, let me know in the comments below.

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Crochet Doll Outfit – Mermaid Molly

Crochet doll with a removeable mermaid tail outfit

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate

Supplies:

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Abbreviations:

  • CH = Chain
  • ST = Stitch
  • SK = Skip
  • SL ST = Slip Stitch
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
  • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
  • FLO = Front Loop Only
  • FO = Finish Off
  • WS = Wrong Side
  • RS = Right Side


Finished size:

  • Mermaid Tail: 6” long from tip of tail to top of tail x 6 inches around.  5.5” across fins when laid flat
  • Top: 1.5” tall in front of top x 6 inches around

Gauge:

  • 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square


NOTES:

  • This outfit is an extension of my My Dolly Molly pattern and is designed to fit a My Dolly Molly doll. The free version of the My Dolly Molly Pattern can be found HERE.
  • This pattern is worked in joined rounds (unless stated otherwise).  A stitch marker is recommended to keep track of the beginning of the rounds.
  • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease.
  • To put the top on Molly, put Molly feet-first through the top and tie the straps behind her neck. 
  • The mermaid tail will fit snuggly on Molly’s hip and is secured in the back using a 9 mm button and a loop created in row one of the tail.
Crochet doll wearing a blue halter top


Top


Row 1: Using Brava Worsted Weight in Celestial and a 3.5mm (E) crochet hook, CH 4. SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across (3)
Row 2: CH 1 and turn.  SCINC, SC, SCINC (5)
Row 3: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST across (5)
Row 4: CH 1 and turn. SCINC, SC 3, SCINC (7)
Row 5: CH 1 and turn.  SCINC, SC 5, SCINC, CH 20.  Join to first ST with a SL ST taking care not to twist the CH (9 STs & 20 CHs)
Row 6: CH 1 and turn. SC in each CH and ST across. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (29)
Rows 7 – 8:
CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (29)
FO and weave in end.

Back view of the halter top of the crochet doll outfit pattern


Top Trim

Round 1: With RS facing you, attach yarn in any of the STs of Row 5 in the back of the top.  SC in the same ST you attached your yarn to and each ST up to the top right-hand corner of the piece.  When you reach the corner, CH 41.  SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook and back up the CH until you reach the body of the top again. SC in each of the 3 STs across the top of the top.  CH 41.  SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook and up the CH until you reach the body of the top again and SC around the rest of the top.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST.  FO.

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Back view of the mermaid tail, on the crochet doll - part of the two piece crochet doll outfit.




Mermaid Tail

Row 1: Using Brava Worsted Weight in Dublin and a 3.5mm (E) crochet hook, CH 36. SC in the 7th CH from the hook and each CH across. (30)
Rows 2 – 5:  CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. (30)
Rows 6 – 21:  CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (30)
Row 22: CH 1 and turn. (SC 4, SCINC) x 6. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (36)
Row 23: CH 1 and turn. (SC 5, SCINC) x 6. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (42)
Row 24: CH 1 and turn. (SC 6, SCINC) x 6. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (48)
Row 25: CH 1 and turn. (SCINC, SC 7) x 6.  Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (54)
Row 26: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across.  Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (54)
Row 27: CH 1 and turn. SC 4, SCINC, (SC 8, SCINC) x 5, SC 4.  Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (60)
Rows 28 – 30: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across.  Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (60)  
Place a stitch marker in STs 30 and 31 of Round 30.

Fin Tip 1

Row 31: CH 2 and SL ST into ST 31 of Row 30.  SC into the same ST as the SL ST.  SC 29, SCDEC across the CH 2.  Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  (31)
Row 32: CH 1 and turn.SCDEC, (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  (25)
Row 33: CH 1 and turn.SCDEC, SC 23. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  (24)
Row 34: CH 1 and turn.  (SCDEC) x 3, SC 12, (SCDEC) x 3. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  (18)
Row 35: CH 1 and turn.  SC around. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  (18)
Row 36: CH 1 and turn. (SCDEC, SC) x 6.  DO NOT JOIN. The remaining rows will be worked without turning. (12)
Row 37: SC around (12)
Row 38: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
FO.  Using the tail, weave the tail through the FLO of the last round to close up the whole.  Weave in the end.

Close up image of the mermaid doll tail

Fin Tip 2

Attach yarn in ST 30 of Round 30.
Row 1: With WS facing you, SC in the same ST you attached the yarn to.  SC 29, SCDEC across the CH 2 SP.  Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.   (31)
Row 2: CH 1 and turn.SCDEC, (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  (25)
Row 3: CH 1 and turn.SCDEC, SC 23. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  (24)
Row 4: CH 1 and turn.  (SCDEC) x 3, SC 12, (SCDEC) x 3. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  (18)
Row 5: CH 1 and turn.  SC around. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  (18)
Row 6: CH 1 and turn. (SCDEC, SC) x 6.  DO NOT JOIN.  The remaining rows will be worked without turning. (12)
Row 37: SC around (12)
Row 38: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
FO.  Using the tail, weave the tail through the FLO of the last round to close up the whole.  Weave in the end.  Sew the button onto the back of the mermaid tail, at the top, across from the loop created in row one.

  
That’s it’! I hope you enjoyed this crochet doll outfit to make Mermaid Molly! I’d love to hear any requests you may have for new free crochet doll outfits you’d like to see. Leave me a comment in the comment section below if you have any suggestions.

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2 Comments

  • Judy

    I LOVE MOLLY!! Thank you so very much for this precious little doll pattern and now FINS!! Will you be doing any other clothes for her? It’s so hot here now but I’m thinking winter coat and hat, boots and leggings??
    Anyway, she is adorable and I thank you very much for sharing her with us!!

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