Mermaid Ragdoll Lovey · Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

by - June 29, 2023

I've been designing quite a few animal ragdoll loveys (yes, I'm kind obsessed). So far, I have a BunnyElephantDragonBat, Baby, and Child.  This time, from popular demand, I have made a mermaid!


The Cuddle Mermaid is a ragdoll lovey that has a flat body, mimicking a security blanket for babies, toddlers, and young children.  It's a sweet gift that works up almost completely in one piece, making it a "low sew" amigurumi project! 

Customization Options

This design comes with a few different customization options for LOTS of beautiful mermaid combinations!  You can choose...
  • A narrower mermaid tail (doll version)
  • A wider mermaid tail (lovey/blanket version)
  • Hairband 
  • Hair buns (make one or two)
  • Bangs (side bangs, or you can embroider a fringe)
  • Sea flowers to add to the hair 

It's a fun mix-and-match pattern! 

The realistic looking fish tail is a fun one to work up, too!

Yarn Used

This adorable design is easy and works up quickly with super bulky yarn and a large, 5mm hook.  It looks great with blanket yarn, polyester, chenille, or velvet yarn, though you can use other types of fibers too!  The sample was created with Hobbii's Honey Bunny Yarn, perfect for a soft and cuddly toy. 

If you'd like, another good substitute is Baby Snuggle Yarn, which I do use interchangeably with the Honey Bunny!  They are both so similar in texture and feel. Check out my Baby Snuggle Yarn Review for more information about that yarn!

Customizing & Gifting

Customization is easy with this pattern.  You can use different yarn colors and even make this into a merman instead of a mermaid just by changing up the hair!  Kids will adore snuggling up to this sweet doll!

It makes an eye-catching craft fair product, as well as a birthday gift, holiday gift, baby shower gift for expecting moms, or for newborn and infant children.  

Be sure to use embroidered eyes instead of plastic safety eyes to avoid choking hazard to small children. 


Its size is quite standard for a lovey.  Your finished doll will measure approximately 13 inches (33cm) in height.


The level for this project is suitable for a familiar beginner or a familiar beginner or intermediate crocheter, as it involves familiarity with the stitches below, changing yarn colors, and attaching yarn.

Want the pattern?

The PDF pattern is printable, ad-free, easy to read, and helps support Sweet Softies! (If you enjoy my free patterns, you can consider it as a donation to me when you buy one of my pattern PDFs! It allows me to maintain my blog and continue sharing more free patterns.)

You can get the PDF pattern from my shopRavelry or Etsy.

Love this design? 

Here are the other Ragdoll Lovey designs that I have available!


You might also like some of my other Baby & Kids patterns, or Amigurumi patterns.  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out my entire collection of free patterns here.


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Best wishes,

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