12 Mermaid Knitting Patterns

If you or your loved ones obsess over mermaids, you’re in the right place! Mermaids are beautiful sea creatures with a magical, powerful touch. With their majestic aura and stunning scales, who wouldn’t aspire to be like one? I found some incredible mermaid knitting patterns that will impress. From mermaid dolls to mermaid tails you can wear to channel your inner Ariel.

Mermaid Knitting Patterns

A daily dose of magic and whimsy never hurt anyone. Bottom line: I love everything mermaid-themed, and these patterns below are all on my knit-list!

12 Mermaid Knitting Patterns


1. Tina & Nina Knitted Mermaid Doll Pattern by Red Heart

Fun and adventure await in the oceans or on land with Tina & Nina, knitted mermaid figures! Finish this duo in shades as designed, but you’ll enjoy imagining all sorts of enchanted color stories around this pair. Any collection is not complete without these two!

Tina & Nina Knitted Mermaid Doll Pattern by Red Heart

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2. Child Knitted Mermaid Tail Blanket Pattern by Melody’s Makings

This cute Mermaid Tail Blanket Knitting Pattern is both fun to make and equally fun to gift. most little girls love to dress up, so a magic dress up blanket is always a fun gift. This pattern features super bulky (6) yarn and size 6.0mm knitting needles.

This pattern includes two tail sizes — child and adult — so mom can join in the fun, too!

Child Knitted Mermaid Tail Blanket Pattern by Melody's Makings

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3. Mermaid Knitting Pattern by Gathered

Worked in DK knitting yarn, you could easily change the colors you use for this mermaid knitting pattern to use up leftover DK yarns that you already have in your stash. If you’re knitting for a child, this is a great way to personalize the design. Why not alter the hair, skin, and eye colors to match the child for whom you are knitting?

Mermaid Knitting Pattern by Gathered

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4. Luna, The Mermaid Knitting Pattern by Cilla’s Purls

Luna, is an amigurumi toy mermaid with a removable tail that can be interchanged with included summer dress to transform into a human girl. isn’t she adorable?

Luna, The Mermaid Knitting Pattern by Cilla's Purls

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5. Knit Mermaid Pattern by Knit A Teddy

Take a trip under the sea this summer and say a big ‘hello’ to this fabulous mermaid friend. Ideal for beginners looking to master basic stitches, you can vary up the yarn colours to suit your stash and even create a whole group of sassy mermaids. 

Knit Mermaid Pattern by Knit A Teddy

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6. Mermaid With Peplum Top Knitting Pattern by Barbara Prime

This pattern yields a cute and cuddly mermaid doll with a lovely peplum top. The doll is knit with worsted weight yarn, and can have simple knitted hair, or can be embellished with a hairstyle of your own design. The peplum top is knit from fingering weight yarn, and is reversible, so you have two style options.

Three hair styles are described in the pattern, but have fun styling your finished toy!

Mermaid With Peplum Top Knitting Pattern by Barbara Prime

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7. Mermaid Tail Knitting Pattern by Karen Wiederhold

This free knitting pattern for a mermaid tail uses a combination of knit and purl stitches to give the effect of scales — it’s perfect for babies!

Mermaid Tail Knitting Pattern by Karen Wiederhold

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8. Knit Mermaid Dolls Pattern by Amy Gaines

Their pretty flowers and unique fin make the, the perfect last-minute knitted gifts or even birthday party favors for your next mermaid-themed party! At 10″ tall, these mermaid dolls will make a wonderful companion for your child.

Knit Mermaid Dolls Pattern by Amy Gaines

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9. Purmaid And Mermaid Cat Knitting Pattern by Sincerely Louise

This darling Purmaid and Mermaid Cat will delight any cat lover of mermaid aficionado! The best of both world, these cute plushies will be your little one’s new best friends!

Purmaid And Mermaid Cat Knitting Pattern by Sincerely Louise

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10. Mini Mermaid Knitting Pattern by Red Ted Art

Looking for a cute, magical, aquatic knitting pattern that you can customize to make the perfect gift? Then you will love these Mini Mermaids! Quick, easy. and fun to make, you can make them your own by knitting them in any colors you want!

Even better, this pattern uses only knit and purl which makes it perfect for beginner knitters. I just love how the tail can be removed to make these mermaids ready for life on land.

Mini Mermaid Knitting Pattern by Red Ted Art

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11. Knitted Mermaid Doll Pattern by 4a Song

Mermaid tail blankets are everywhere! Now the little doll in your life can be on trend, too. Transform your 18″ doll into a siren of the sea with this Mermaid Doll Knitting Pattern. Bikini top included!

Knitted Mermaid Doll Pattern by 4a Song

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12. Violet, The Mermaid Knitting Pattern by Ella Austin

Have you had any fun yet in the underwater world? Here’s another adorable mermaid for your collection. Kids will enjoy playing with such a cute companion. Put this lady on your desk if you need a daily pick-me-up at work.

Violet, The Mermaid Knitting Pattern by Ella Austin

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WHETHER YOU’RE A CHILD OR SIMPLY A CHILD AT HEART, YOU WILL ADORE THESE BEAUTIFUL MERMAID KNITTING PATTERNS.

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