Splash! Dolls' Mermaid Blanket Knitting Pattern

Josie has her own mermaid tail blanket to snuggle in or play dress up with her best friend Jesse. (He has a shark tail blanket- available in a separate pattern) Her blanket has a full flowing mermaids’ fin and a cosy blanket body worked in a simple lace stitch fish scale design

This version was knitted in a green aqua shade double knit, any green, blue, purple or even stripes would look fantastic too, making this blanket a good stash buster.

The ribbed fish tail is knitted first and the body of the blanket is flat knitted up from the tail with a back seam- Picked up stitches are used to join the tail and the body section, if you prefer you can make each piece separately and sew them together later.

You can easily adjust the length of the blanket to fit dolls other than Josie by knitting fewer or more repeats of the lace pattern. To help you with sizing for other dolls, Josie is 40cm/ 15.5” tall and her waist is 28cm/ 11”

This pattern uses a very simple lace stitch – If you have not worked a lace pattern before it is a great introduction to this technique. I explain how to work both Yarn over and Yarn around, my line by line instructions makes this 4 row lace pattern easy.

Blanket Size 38cm long (from tip of fin to top of blanket) x 17cm wide
Leg section of blanket - 26cm long


  • 4 page knitting pattern
  • Metric Measurement

Materials you need at home:

  • Needle size- 4mm UK size 8, US 6 , , *Recommended yarn- Stylelcraft Special DK or any similar Double knit , , *Quantity- 50g (150m/163yds
No reviews yet.

What others have made

Claire Fairall

My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.

I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!

I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.

Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.

I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.

In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.

I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.

It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.

I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk

Text +
Go to shop