Free Crochet Doll Mermaid Fin Pattern- Sophie Edition

Why choose if you want a princess or a mermaid doll?? Why not have BOTH?! This crochet mermaid edition to the Princess Sophie doll allows you the best of both worlds! Because Sophie's clothes are all removable, the bikini top and mermaid tail can be added for more "under the sea" play and then the dress, shoes and crown can go back on for adventures on dry land! (Or leave the crown on for a mermaid princess!)


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This is just the pattern for the mermaid tail and bikini top. You can find the Princess Sophie doll pattern for free here.

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The fin should be snug, but fairly easy to get off. If you are looking for a permanent tail, you can try this free crochet mermaid pattern. Otherwise, this is a fun extra to make for those who love fairy tales! 

You will need:
Approx 100g of yarn for the fin (This is I Love this Yarn in Jellybean)
Small amount of yarn for bikini top
Hook size 3.75 (or whatever hook you used for your doll)
Stitch marker
yarn needle

Let's make the magic happen, shall we?

Mermaid Tail
Round 1: In a magic circle, crochet 6 SC
Round 2. INC in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: *SC in the first, INC in the next.* Repeat * * around (18)
Rounds 4-7: SC in each stitch around. (18)
Round 8: *SC in the first 2 stitches, INC in the next.* Repeat * * around. (24)
Rounds 9-12: SC in each stitch around. (24)
Round 13: *SC in the first 3 stitches, INC in the next.* Repeat * * around. (30)
Rounds 14-25: Sc in each stitch around. (30)
Round 26: *SC in the first 4 stitches, INC in the next.* Repeat * * around. (36)
Rounds 27-47: SC in each stitch around. (36)
Round 48: *Skip one stitch and DC INC in the next. DC in the next stitch. DC INC in the next. Skip one stitch and slip stitch to the next.* Repeat * * around. Fasten off and weave in the end.

Fin (make 2)
Round 1: 6 SC in a magic circle
Round 2: SC in each around. (6)
Round 3: INC in each around. (12)
Round 4: SC in each around (12)
Round 5: SC in the first, INC in the next. Repeat around (18)
Round 6: SC in each around (12)
Round 7: SC in the first, INC in the next 2. Repeat around (24)
Round 8: SC in each around (24)
Round 9: SC in the first, INC in the next 3. Repeat around (30)
Rounds 10-11: SC in each around. (30)
Round 9: SC in first 3, INV DEC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 10: SC in each around. (12)
Round 11: SC in first 2, INV DEC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 12: SC in each around. (12)
Round 13: SC in first, INV DEC in next. Repeat around. (12)
Round 14: INV DEC in each around. (6)
Round 15: SC in each around. (6)
Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew with. Flatten the fin. Make 2. Attach to the bottom of the mermaid body. They will both fit at the very end.

Bikini top
The pattern will be very different depending on what yarn and hook you use as well as stuffing preferences... But I chain to the desired length (a good start is the number of stitches around the body… So 36 here) Make sure it wraps around the doll JUST BARELY. It will grow a little as you crochet into it. Add SC or HDC rows to desired length. I did 5 rows of HDC. Then sew it up! Use a piece of yarn and connect it to the middle front and tie in the back like an actual swim suit top.
 
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