A Crocheted Mermaid Tail Blanket

Crocheted Mermaid Tail Blanket | happy together
A few months back my sister sent me this amazing painted picture of my youngest. Long before she did that she had randomly asked on facebook about trading a painting for a crocheted mermaid tail blanket, but she of course went ahead and just did a painting as a house warming gift. The sweetest, right? I decided as a thank you to go ahead and make the blanket and send it her way. She lives in North Carolina so she will get some cold weather where she can use this for sure.

Crocheted Mermaid Tail Blanket | happy together
I used this free pattern and found it an easy one to crochet. It’s just such a large blanket (to me! ha!) that I would work on it some, get tired of it, take a much too long break from it, and then pick it up again so it took me a few months to finish. You basically crochet like you are making a regular blanket until it’s long enough to go from your waist to your ankles, then you connect it and start decreasing in the rows to create the look of a tail. The fin is a separate piece that you crochet and then add to the tail.

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Instead of trying to do different colors of yarn I went with a variegated one instead. I used Lion Brand’s Tweed Stripes in Caribbean. It seemed very “ocean-y” to me and I love how it turned out. It creates detail without having to change the yarn constantly. I found it at our local Hancock Fabrics and JoAnns.

Crocheted Mermaid Tail Blanket | happy together
Of course, miss E just had to get in on the photo shoot action. She made her own mermaid blanket to model ;)

Crocheted Mermaid Tail Blanket | happy together
If you are looking to make a crocheted mermaid tail blanket I do recommend this pattern. Anyone else made one before? -jess

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  1. Tasha says

    Hi!! I absolutely love this, it’s beautiful!! Quick questions, how many skeins of this yarn did you use and what size hook did you use? Like you, I would prefer not to switch colors every so often, it slows me down.


    • Jessica says

      Thank you :) I don’t remember exactly how many skeins, but probably 10-12. I had to go to the store two times and I remember grabbing quite a few each time I did. I purposefully chose this yarn to not have to change colors :) hahaha I used a J hook as suggested in the pattern. Have fun crocheting!


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