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Mermaid crochet ‘easy’ free pattern 💕

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
Bernat® Blanket Brights™ (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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