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24 Enchanting and Free Crochet Mermaid Patterns

Whether you are a child or simply a child at heart, you will adore these creative crochet mermaid patterns.

24 Enchanting and Free Crochet Mermaid Patterns

Anyone can be a goddess of the sea with these 24 Enchanting and Free Crochet Mermaid Patterns. In this collection, search through the splendid free crochet mermaid tail pattern for adults and children, find your next mermaid-inspired costume or outfit, create the most darling crochet toys, accessories, and decor for children, and discover the perfect oceanside blanket to match the other mermaid themes in your home.

We believe that the magical belief and love of mermaids shouldn't end in childhood, which is why there's plenty of projects that would be loved by both the little ones and the big ones, whether that's your children and you or additional loved ones in your life. Every single one of these crochet patterns makes a delightful gift for any mermaid lover you know.

It doesn't matter if you are landlocked but dreaming or the ocean or visit it frequently. You'll have a touch of nautical life by your side when you create one or more of these pretty patterns. Crochet is a fun and relaxing hobby, especially if there is a magical element. These are some of the most exciting and enjoyable mermaid patterns you will ever find.
 

Free Crochet Mermaid Tail Patterns

In this section, you will see more than one mermaid tail crochet pattern for adults and children that you will fall in love with. Nearly all of these patterns can be made in several different sizes. Teens and adults will be happy with their very own mermaid tail. You can even find a free crochet mermaid tail pattern for a child or baby!

Crochet mermaid tails are kind of like a combination of sleeping bags and blankets. It's a fun way to stay warm while lying on the couch watching tv or reading. You can also use it to snuggle up for a nap, all in sea goddess style!
 

  • Majestic Mermaid Tail

    This crochet pattern for mermaid tail blanket is easy to follow and full of color. The stripes can be made in all the colors of the rainbow or your personal favorite mermaid colors. It can also be made in any size needed, from child to adult! You'll be ready to swim in no time at all. Magical and fabulous!

  • Mermaid Tail Blanket

    This blanket is not only beautiful but also allows the person wearing it to transform themselves into a mermaid complete with a fin that can be swished around. The pattern has instructions for three sizes so you can make this mermaid tail to fit a small child or an adult with a childlike imagination.

  • Mermaid Cocoon

    This is a free crochet pattern for baby mermaid cocoon and it is adorable! Wrap the baby up for warmth and inspire her to grow up with a mind full of wonder and excitement. It's never too early to start dreaming of underwater adventures. This pretty mermaid cocoon also makes a creative baby shower gift idea!

  • One Evening Mermaid Tail

    This is a free pattern for a gorgeous Mermaid tail that can be made in one evening!! From a toddler in just 2.5 hours to an adult in one night! Fully customizable to your own preferred width and height with simple steps. Easy to follow photo tutorial that leads to one of the prettiest crochet mermaid tail for adults.

  • Mystic Mermaid Tail

    A truly stunning choice of yarn colors and realistic pattern. You are going to feel like the real deal when you cozy up with this crochet mermaid tail. This design can also be customized for your needed size, from child to imaginative adult. You'll certainly feel like you're under the sea with all your fish friends.

  • Mystic Mermaid Cocoon

    Not only is this adorable crochet baby cocoon make a picture-perfect mermaid, but it's easy to work up as well. Baby can go from human to mermaid in seconds and stay warm all the while. With the beautiful ruffled edge, your little one will be as comfy as a fish in a bed of sponges. 

  • Magical Mermaid Tail

    BONUS! Your newborn can be the perfect little mermaid with this adorable mermaid tail design. Not only is it a stunning shade of teal but it's super soft and cozy. Plus, you can crochet a cute little headband to match.

Crochet Mermaid Costume Patterns (& Accessories)

This section is a mix of wearables that any mermaid lover will want to make asap. You'll see the coolest costumes, accessories like a crown and floral hair piece, a stunning dress, and even a couple scarves that a mermaid (if she were on land) would totally wear.

Whether you're looking for something to wear on Halloween or to a costume party or hosting/attending a summer or beach-themed party, these pieces would help you out. They also make a great talking point.
 

  • Beautiful Crochet Mermaid Crown

    You'll be the queen of the sea once you don this glorious crochet mermaid crown. This can be used to complement your mermaid costume or simply worn any day you feel like playing pretend. Feel free to use nautical shades or keep it a simple mermaid turquoise or royal gold.

  • Mermaid Magic Crochet Costume

    If you're looking for something spectacular that will turn heads, then you need to make and wear this fun mermaid costume. The crocheted shell bra can easily be worn over a flesh-colored shirt or alone if you're at a party in warmer weather. It also has a cute hair piece accessory.

  • Pineapple Mermaid Dress

    This may not be as much of a costume as it is a remarkable fashion piece. Everyone in the room will ooh and ahh when you show up in this beyond spectacular mermaid-style dress. It uses the pineapple stitch, which is a bit advanced but well worth the effort. It makes a great cover-up in summer!

  • Mermaid Isle Scarf

    Have you noticed the fascination with gradient yarns? This fantastic Mermaid Isle Scarf is made of a new fine weight gradient cotton yarn. The yarn progresses from a beautiful orange to a gorgeous teal using plies instead of sharp color changes. The stitch pattern perfectly complements those color changes.

  • Petite Mermaid Costume

    Your little mermaid is about to be the happiest one in all the oceans. This little crochet mermaid costume can be worn for Halloween or for nautical parties or any day after school during play. It's easy to work up and so pretty that she'll swash her fin in joy. You can even add a wave-like boa for her to carry.

  • Mermaid Baby Booties

    During summer, I'm sure every single little girl has at some time or another imagined that she was a beautiful mermaid like Ariel, swimming in the deep blue! These mermaid booties are adorably whimsical and would make a perfect addition to any baby girl's wardrobe. Another great baby shower gift idea, too!

  • Mermaid's Favorite Crochet Tote

    Even if you're stuck on land, you can bring a little mermaid charm with you. By using the crocodile stitch, you can create a mermaidesque crochet bag that you will want to bring everywhere. It's big enough to fit all the daily items you need or can be used as a beach bag when heading to swim.

  • Mystic Mermaid Mod Scarf

    Inspired by the magical colors we associate with mermaids, this scarf is going to be your new favorite accessory. ​So soft and luxurious. Featuring extended half double crochet stitches I have included a video explaining how to work both the extended hdc as well as the extended hdc decrease.

Free Mermaid Patterns for Kids

Children love magical stories, especially those involving mermaids. Make them smile ear to ear with any of these amazing mermaid crochet patterns. There's a lovely variety of projects to choose from below, so you'll definitely find something fun to create.

Any child would love to get one of the dolls or doll accessories featured. There's also the most incredible wall art that adults or children would scream with joy to have. Take a look!
 

  • Little Mermaid Ariel Coffee Cup Cozy

    This adorable crocheted coffee cup cozy features Ariel from the Little Mermaid! Although it's technically made for coffee cups, it can be used on any that children use, too. They'll love getting this little mermaid crochet pattern for their juice or hot chocolate cups. It can even be adjusted to be an armband, too.

  • Mermaid Crochet Doll Dress

    Turn any doll into a mermaid with this fabulous mermaid dress. Your kiddo is going to love this dress design. You can work them up quickly so that all the dolls will have a closet full of these wonderful outfits. Mermaid dresses are often worn on red carpets and other fancy events so the doll can look regal, too.

  • Free Mermaid Crochet Amigurumi

    There are just some days you want to run away to the beach, and once you get there, you definitely don't want to leave. Although there isn't a pattern for turning yourself into a mermaid, you can celebrate under-the-sea life by starting on one of the best crochet amigurumi patterns, this Free Mermaid Crochet Amigurumi.

  • Treasure of the Sea

    This gorgeous hand-hooked tapestry from our friends at RugHookingMagazine features two frolicking mermaids. What child wouldn't want this pretty portrait displayed in their room? Adults with a fascination with mermaids would love it too, of course. The vintage style captures any heart in seconds. There's no way it won't be the highlight of any room.

  • Quick and Easy Crochet Doll

    She may not be a true mermaid, but perhaps she's wished to be human for a while. ​Choose something fantastical like a blue or purple for a mermaid-chic design. This pattern features single crochet stitches and some color changes, but it's definitely not difficult! She's a cute doll that any child would adore.

  • Stuff and Spill Fish Bowl

    This fast and simple crochet toy would make a perfect and unique baby gift! This pattern features a large, plush fishbowl that can be filled with a goldfish, starfish, and jellyfish. While she's dressed as a mermaid, she can play with these fishy friends and pretend they're all having some ocean fun.

  • Mermaid Towel and Washcloth Set

    BONUS! Turn anyone's bathroom, whether it's for your little girl or yourself, into a world under the sea with the help of this ocean-inspired towel and washcloth. This set will instantly remind you of mermaids and is easy to work up and beautiful on display.

Magical Mermaid-Inspired Crochet Blanket Patterns

Even if it's the dead of winter, you can still have reminders of the ocean around you. Snuggle up with one of these pretty ocean-themed blankets any time of year. There are a few crochet baby blankets in comforting blue and green tones. They would look charming in any nursery.

If you're looking for something to finish your nautical or beach theme or know someone who loves that aesthetic, then grab your hook and get to work. A mermaid afghan crochet pattern (free) is going to be your next favorite project.
 

  • Tunisian Seascape Throw

    When you look at this Tunisian Seascape Throw, you might think of the underwater sea and fish scales or, yes, MERMAIDS; it's a beautiful Tunisian crochet pattern worked up in a schematic order. This crochet design might also look intimidating, but it is in fact an easy crochet pattern.

  • Ocean Granny Square Afghan

    The following appliques are made: octopus, jellyfish, puffer fish, starfish, shark, dolphin, sea turtle, seahorse, stingray, coral, tropical fish, clown fish, seashell, whale, and crab. All a mermaid's best friends in one lovely crochet blanket. A perfect gift for a child or accent in any nautical room.

  • Ocean Waves Baby Blanket

    Beginners rejoice - this crochet baby blanket pattern is just for you! Worked in rows of cool ocean blues and greens, this super easy pattern is a fast project. As the designer says, "if you can single crochet and change yarn colors, you can make this super easy Ocean Waves baby blanket crochet pattern that works up in no time!"

  • Oceanic Baby Blanket

    The calming blue colors and the subtle striped shell design of this Oceanic Baby Blanket will definitely add a soothing and comforting feel to any baby nursery. Whether you have a baby boy or baby girl, this ocean-inspired crochet afghan pattern is a perfect gender-neutral crochet design to make. They will keep it for years and years.

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Of my seven children, only one daughter is blonde (the Dutch genes really came through this one). So when that movie Splash came out many years ago, she was convinced she was actually a mermaid. She would have loved all the projects listed in the article especially the mermaid crown. She could have used that as part of her Halloween costume that year!

My grand daughter is fascinated with any thing that has to do with mermaids. When I saw this I just knew it was a sign to me. I saw a bunch of things I want to make for her. I can give her some now and save some for Christmas!

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