A crochet Mermaid tail
This was just the thing my little girl needed to cheer her up – a crochet mermaid tail I made up, and then wrote the pattern for.
This was probably my first time winging a pattern and trying to write it down!
My daughter had seen the mermaid tail blankets and expressed a liking to them “Mummy, I want one of those!”
So I looked for some suitable yarn to use – and couldn’t find any – this was a couple of weeks ago now, I even looked at Ice Yarns – but I couldn’t find one that hit the brief of bluey green with some pink (her request)!
Then I went to a local shop that sells pretty much everything from baked beans to curtains … with a little corner of yarn, and I found this!
A quick search online and I found a great pattern for the actual tail shape here. Which would of been perfect – had I actually read the pattern fully! I did standard HDC (no BPO) – and I made it a little bigger – reducing another row.
The rest – well I made it up as I went along – it’s a type of granny stripe – I will write up a pattern when I get some time – but heres some photos for now. (Just realised I have odd socks on – I’m sure I will write a blog entry on odd socks one day – but this is very usual for me!)
Luckily, we are both on the mend now! I do think being a mermaid for a few days perked her up though!
The full pattern for the Crochet Mermaid Tail Pattern can be found here ➡️