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Mermaid crochet ‘easy’ free pattern ๐Ÿ’•

Jump on board the mermaid tail trend with this Make a Splash Mermaid Blanket. Using super bulky and cozy variegated yarn, make this easy blanket pattern that’s just perfect for your little kid – sorry adults (though I’m sure with some pattern edits you could make this fit an adult).
This type of crochet blanket is perfect for keeping warm while watching TV or reading, and it’s great when you’re playing pretend. Use a self-striping yarn to make shimmering scales, or stick with a solid color for a more muted look. Any way you make it, your little one will be thrilled. Dive right in to this crochet mermaid blanket today!
Note: Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as hdc.
Easy
Crochet HookL/11 or 8 mm hook
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge7 hdc and 6 rows = 4″ [10 cm]
Finished SizeApprox 46″ [117 cm] circumference x 45″ [114.5 cm] long (excluding tail).
Materials List
Bernatยฎ Blanket Brightsโ„ข (10.5 oz/300 g; 220 yds/201 m) Surf Varg (12009) 4 balls or 810 yds/740 m

Size U.S. L/11 (8 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


Instructions for the PATTERN:
Ch 82.

1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 80 hdc.

2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.

Rep last row until work from beg measures 24″ [61 cm], ending on a WS row.

Beg decs: 1st row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 8 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 72 sts.

2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.

Rep last row 4 times more.

Next row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 7 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 64 sts.

Next 5 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.

Next row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 56 sts.

Next 5 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.

Next row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 48 sts.

Next 5 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.

Next row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 40 sts.

Next 5 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.

Fasten off.

Sew center back seam. Sew bottom seam.
Tail (make 2 pieces alike)

Ch 38.

1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc). 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 36 hdc.

2nd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). *Work 1 hdc in horizontal bar created below stitch in previous row (bar is below loops normally worked on WS. See diagram below). Rep

from * to last 3 hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.

3rd row: Ch 2. *Work 1 hdc in horizontal bar created below stitch in previous row (bar is below loops normally worked on WS). Rep from * to end of row. Turn.

Rep last 2 rows until 21 sts rem.

Fasten off.

Sew short sides of Tail tog (along last row worked).

Join yarn with sl st to top right corner of Tail. Ch 1. Work 20 sc evenly across top of Tail.

Fasten off.

Sew top edge of Tail to bottom of Sack.
Diagram:

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Tunisian Feathers Free Pattern

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Make a dreamcatcher inspired wall hanging โ€“ add beads, charms, pom poms, lace and ribbon if you like


TUNISIAN FEATHERS
Abbreviations:
ch chain
M1tb Make 1 โ€“ top bar
Tss Tunisian Simple Stitch
lp/s loop/s
sl st slip st
yo yarn over
st/s stitch/es
Special Stitches and Techniques Used:
End st: The last stitch of the forward pass is treated a little differently than the rest of the stitches in your row. To make an end st, insert hook under the last vertical and the bar lying directly behind it (2 lps on hook), yo and draw up lp (1 lp back on hook & end stitch made)


M1tb (make 1 โ€“ top bar): insert hook under top loop of horizontal bar before next st, yo, pull up loop and leave on hook (1 extra stitch made)


Tss3tog: insert hook under next 3 sts, yo and pull up loop (1 loop on hook)
Finished Size:         
Large Feather = 17 cm
Small Feather = 13 cm
You will need:
5mm crochet hook without handle (pop a rubber band on the end to keep your stitches from falling off)

DK/8ply cotton in at least 2 colours

PATTERN:
Large Feather
Pattern notes:
The following instructions are for the design pictured above (the little guy sitting out on his own) but you can go to town with as many colours as you like (or could be bothered weaving in the ends of ), mix up the stripe sequence as you please. There are so many possibilities! Check out the photos throughout this post for inspiration.

To clarify that the last stitch of the forward pass is worked differently, I always refer to this stitch in my patterns as an โ€˜end stitchโ€™

 Carry yarn between rows if there is only a few rows between colour changes. If there are more than a few rows, then itโ€™s best to cut yarn and rejoin.

As you work, you will notice that your feather starts to lean to one side a little. Thatโ€™s a good thing! This will give your feather a nice natural shape

Foundation row: Using Colour A, ch 11. Starting from 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop from the * top loop only of chain and in each ch to end (11 lps). Return
* a nicer edge is achieved for this design by working into the top loop instead of working from the usual back bump.
 Row 2: M1tb, Tss 3, Tss3tog, Tss 3, M1tb, work end st (11 lps). Return
 Row 3: Work as for Row 2, changing to Colour B on the last 2 lps of return
 Row 4: Continuing with Colour B, work as for Row 2, changing to Colour A on the last 2 lps of return
 Row 5: Continuing with Colour A, work as for Row 2, changing to Colour B on the last 2 lps of return
Row 6: Continuing with Colour B, work as for Row 2, changing to Colour A on the last 2 lps of return
Rows 7 โ€“ 10: Continuing with Colour A, work as for Row 2
Row 11: Work as for Row 2, changing to Colour B on the last 2 lps of return
Row 12: Continuing with Colour B, work as for Row 2, changing to Colour A on the last 2 lps of return
Row 13: Continuing with Colour A, Tss 3, Tss3tog, Tss 3, work end st (9 lps). Return changing to Colour B on the last 2 lps
Row 14: Continuing with Colour B, M1tb, Tss 2, Tss3tog, Tss 2, M1tb, work end st (9 lps), changing to Colour A on the last 2 lps of return
Rows 15 โ€“ 17: Continuing with Colour A, M1tb, Tss 2, Tss3tog, Tss 2, M1tb, work end st (9 lps). Return
Row 18: Tss 2, Tss3tog, Tss 2, work end st (7 lps). Return
Row 19: M1tb, Tss 1, Tss3tog, Tss 1, M1tb, work end st (7 lps). Return
Row 20: Tss 1, Tss3tog, Tss 1, work end st (5 lps). Return
Row 21: Tss3tog, work end st (3 lps). Return: โ€“ draw yarn through all 3 lps on hook. Ch 6, sl st back down along chain. Fasten off.

Weave in ends
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Small Feather:
Pattern note: The following pattern doesnโ€™t include colour change instructions.
Foundation row: Ch 9. Starting from 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop from the * top loop only of chain and in each ch to end (9 lps). Return
Rows 2 โ€“ 10: M1tb, Tss 2, Tss3tog, Tss 2, M1tb, work end st (9 lps). Return
Row 11: Tss 2, Tss3tog, Tss 2, work end st (7 lps). Return
Rows 12 โ€“ 13: M1tb, Tss 1, Tss3tog, Tss 1, M1tb, work end st (7 lps). Return
Row 14: Tss 1, Tss3tog, Tss 1, work end st (5 lps). Return
Row 15: Tss3tog, work end st (3 lps). Return: โ€“ draw yarn through all 3 lps on hook. Ch 6, sl st back down along chain. Fasten off.
Weave in ends
Tip: You can also make your feather in a single colour and embroider your designs on later


Make a dreamcatcher inspired wall hanging โ€“ add beads, charms, pom poms, lace and ribbon if you like

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Smurf glasses holder! How cute is this ๐Ÿ’•

http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2017/05/crochet-brainy-smurf-glasses-holder.html

Materials:โ€“ Bernat Super Value yarn in Hot Blue and White (one skein of each). Find yarn at Yarnspirations.com.

โ€“ Size H Crochet Hook

โ€“ Polyfil Fiber Stuffing

โ€“ Giant Safety Eyes (24mm). I got mine HERE. This part is optional. Feel free to crochet a small black circle for the pupil of the eye.

โ€“ Tapestry needle
Smurf Pattern:
Head:

With blue yarn

Magic ring, chain 1 and make 12 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1

Round 2: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (18 SC)

Round 3: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (24 SC)

Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)

Round 5: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 SC)

Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 5, repeat around, join, chain 1 (42 SC)

Round 7: 2 SC in first, SC in next 6, repeat around, join, chain 1 (48 SC)

Round 8: 2 SC in first, SC in next 7, repeat around, join, chain 1 (54 SC)

Round 9: 2 SC in first, SC in next 8, repeat around, join, chain 1 (60 SC)

Round 10-18: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (60)

Round 19: SC decrease, SC in next 8, repeat around, join, chain 1

Round 20: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 21: SC decrease, SC in next 7, repeat around, join, chain 1

Round 22: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 23: SC decrease, SC in next 6, repeat around, join, chain 1

Round 24: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 25: SC decrease, SC in next 5, repeat around, join, chain 1

Round 26: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 17: SC decrease, SC in next 4, repeat around, join, chain 1

Leave top open and sew on eyes, nose, ears, and mouth.

Then stuff with polyfil. TIP: add 3 golf balls to the bottom of the head to weigh it down!

You can either leave top of head open (the hat will cover it) or you can close it by continuing decrease rounds.


Nose:

with blue

Magic ring, chain 1 and make 6 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 3-6: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 7: SC decrease, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1

Stuff with polyfil

Round 8: SC decrease until closed.

Nose should be attached longways.


Ears: make 2

with blue

Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1

Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (15 SC)

Round 3: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (15 SC)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)

Round 5: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)

Round 6: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 1 (25 SC)

Round 7-9: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (25 SC)

Round 10: SC decrease, SC in next 3 stitches, join, chain 1

Round 11: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 12: SC decrease, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1

stuff lightly with polyfil, molding the ear as you stuff it.

Round 13: SC decrease until closed.

When attaching ear to head, make a small stitch with yarn and tapestry needle in the upper middle part of the ear, pull tight to allow an indent.


Eyes: make 2

With white

Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, chain 1

Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (12 SC)

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (16 SC)

Round 4: SC in first, HDC in next, 2 DC in next 4, HDC, SC in last 9, join to first SC, fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto head.

Be sure the eyes are overlapping when you stitch them on.

Add safety eyes.


Hat:
With white

Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, chain 1

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)

Round 3: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)

Round 5-12: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)

Round 13: [2 SC in first stitch, SC in next ] do this 4 times, SC in next 12, [2 SC, SC in next] do this 5 times, join, chain 1 (39 SC)

Round 14: SC in each stitch around (39 SC)

Round 15: 2 SC in first 9, SC in next 21, 2 SC in last 9, join, chain 1 (57 SC)

Round 16- 26: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (57 SC)

Fasten off leaving long tail.


Stuff top of hat.

Fold brim over, stuff lightly and sew brim closed.


Sew hat onto top of head.


The smile is long piece of yarn loosely stitched in with a tapestry needle and then carefully (with just a dab) glued down into place.