Waldorf-Inspired Mermaid Doll PDF Pattern



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Who doesn’t love a mermaid? You'll love making this one with the clearest, easiest Waldorf doll instructions you'll find anywhere.

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This design stitches up quickly as a simple doll for very young children. For an older child, have fun with novelty yarn hair or other embellishments.

The ponytail hair style combines the long, flowing hair that children love, with ultra-easy, no-crochet construction. Instructions for a clever and low-cost (or no-cost!) adjustable hair loom are also included.

Finished doll is approximately 12 inches tall.

Tutorial-style pattern is lavishly illustrated with large color photos, showing you all the step-by-step details.

Pattern includes stitching guides for 3 tail fin variations.

Best fabric choices: Use batik print cotton in watery colors for the mermaid’s tail and halter top. Silk will create a wonderfully shimmery effect, but may be less durable than cotton.

Materials required:
**Un-spun wool batting for stuffing.
**2-inch wide tubular cotton gauze (7 inches for each head).
**1/4 yard cotton interlock knit in skin-tone of your choice (makes several dolls).
**Embroidery floss - red plus your choice of eye color (blue/black/brown/green).
**Thread to match doll skin fabric.
**Strong cotton craft thread.
**Red beeswax crayon for rosy cheeks.
**Wool or cotton yarn for hair (or use a fun novelty yarn).
**For tail and halter top, 1/4 yard of fabric (will make several dolls).
**1/4-inch wide ribbon for halter top (about 9 inches).
**Perle cotton or embroidery floss for halter straps.

A 5-inch doll needle is recommended for embroidering the face.

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459 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

making a waldorf doll never looked so easy. Well presented, easy to follow instructions. WOW. Cant wait to get started.

Reviewed by Anonymous Nov 2, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Really, really cute. I'm making one for my 6 year old daughter and my 12 year old daughter is making one as well. They are almost done and going really well so far! I added a little bit of width to the arms because they seemed a bit too thin for my taste and I was worried they would be difficult to sew. Otherwise we've followed the pattern exactly.

Iain and Elijah Mar 9, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Nice tutorial for a cute mermaid doll! Was able to download with no problems at all. Happy with purchase.

Lori M Mar 29, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for sending through the patterns so quickly. They look lovely and very detailed. I am really excited about getting started!

Reviewed by Anonymous Apr 30, 2012

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