My Very First Mermaid Tail Blanket

I really tried to get my Christmas presents done in a reasonable timeframe of course that never seems to happen!!

This project was for my only girl cousin (on my dad’s side of the family) Ella because I know that she loves mermaids and my daughter isn’t quite big enough for one if these. I’ve seen many fellow crocheters make these projects and so I decided it was time for me to make one too!
First, I looked around on Ravelry (if you are a crocheter and have never of it, I highly recommend checking it out and making an account! It’s a great resource for patterns, both free and ones you can purchase!) and I found a pattern that would allow me to make a tail for a toddler so I went ahead and bought the pattern. During the “ran out of yarn” phase of my Iron Man project, I started working on the tale. This is how far I got before I realized this pattern was NOT working for me….
mermaid tail

For some reason, even with me following the increase instructions of the pattern, the tail was not getting wide enough to even fit on my cousin. Thankfully I was smart enough to ask my aunt to measure Ella so I had an estimation of what would fit her. So, with every project that ends up frustrating me, I set it aside until I could figure out what I was going to do.

Then one day I was browsing Pinterest aimlessly when a free Mermaid tail blanket pattern came across my feed. It was very customizeable and it could be finished in literally 3.5 hours. You can find the pin here. It required me to work with 4 strands at once rather than just two so I decided to mix the two shades of green to give it a unique look. I am very happy with that decision because this tail looks pretty badass! When it came to making the fin, I thought it would be a nice contrast to just do it in the dark green, don’t you agree?

I just shipped off both this and the Iron Man blanket so I seriously can’t wait to see what my cousins’ faces when they receive their very late Christmas/birthday presents!!!!

Mermaid tail finished

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