Monday, July 28, 2014

Crochet Mermaid Tail Fin Pattern

 
   As I said in my previous post, I got the main mermaid tail pattern from this link. It's a free pattern for an infant written in UK crochet terms. If you need any help with the pattern just let me know by leaving a comment below or via email. This pattern is only for the tail fin pictured above.


Materials:
  • Worsted weight yarn or same yarn used for main body
  • Size I hook or same size used for main body
  • Needle for sewing and weaving in ends
Notes:
  • Make 2
  • All stitches are to be crocheted in the back loop (BLO)
Pattern:
Begin with a slip stitch and chain 41
Row 1: Hdc in second chain from hook and each stitch across, ch1, turn (40 stitches)
Visual aid:  After turning
Row 2: Hdc in next 38 stitches, ch1, turn (38 sts)
Row 3: Hdc in each stitch across, ch1, turn
Row 4: Hdc in next 36 stitches, ch1, turn (36 sts)
Row 5: Hdc in each st across, ch1, turn
Row 6: Hdc in next 32 stitches, ch1, turn (32 sts)
Row 7: Hdc in each st across, ch1, turn
Row 8: Hdc in next 30 stitches, ch1, turn (30 sts)
Row 9: Hdc in each st across, ch1, turn
Row 10: Hdc in next 28 stitches, ch1, turn (28 sts)
Row 11: Hdc in each st across

Fasten off for first side then repeat the pattern for your second piece. 
At the end of the second piece (after row 11) do not fasten off.

You should now have 2 pieces that look like this:


Construction:

Remove your hook and match up both pieces like this. The piece with yarn attached should be on the bottom. (Be sure not to pull any stitches out)

Place your hook through the first stitch on the first piece made and pull the loop from the second piece through the stitch, then ch1.

SC in same stitch and the next 25 stitches (going through both layers) for a total of 26 stitches leaving the last two stitches unworked. It is not necessary to do BLO here.
Fasten off.
Place the seam in the back. When you open it up it should look like this:

At this point, you would fold your fin around the rest of the mermaid tail. Place the tail on your fin with about a half inch overlap for sewing.

I only made a fin for this tutorial, so you may have to refer to the first pic for an idea. Fold over the sides meeting in the middle, like this:

I sewed the corners together, then sewed the fin to the tail. Unfold the bottom of the fin and shape as desired.

If you like, you can sew the sides to the rest of the fin to keep it's shape. I left mine like this. 



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83 comments:

Mimi said...

That's a pretty tail!

daperfectmix said...

Thank you so much, Mimi!

Janice said...

Hi! This is beautiful! My son's friend is OBSESSED with mermaids and I will be making her a mermaid tail blanket for her birthday. Any chance you ever did the "uni-leg" part of the project? If so, I'd love the pattern. Thanks!

donnare said...

thanks for the wonderful tail pattern. my sister (she is over 50 by the way) saw a mermaid leg cover and has kept pestering me to make it. I usually work off pattern with pictures, but just could not figure out the tail to my liking. so I found yours and it is beautiful!

Charlene said...

Thanks you for this pattern idea. Made it a little bigger to use at the bottom of a small throw for my niece. know she'll love it

Carmen Martinez-Mercado said...

Great work on the tail! Do u happen to have the pattern for the legs? I would love to do one for my 4 year old great niece she would love it

daperfectmix said...

Hi Carmen, The link to the pattern that I used for the body of the tail can be found at the beginning of the post. Here is the link: http://www.slugsontherefrigerator.com/blog/pattern-mermaid-tail

Tania612 said...

Hello,

Do you have any suggestions/instructions for increasing the tail and fins to an adult-sized mermaid blanket? My college-aged niece is dying for me to make her this!

~Thank you!

daperfectmix said...

Thanks for your question. My tips for making a larger sized fin would be to start out each section with a longer chain and continuing to decrease according to the pattern.

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!😄

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!😄

Miss Mac said...

Thank you so much for this pattern. I searched and searched for one, bought one, and none of them turned out right.
Yours was perfect and well written.

daperfectmix said...

You're very welcome! I'm so glad you like it!

Bonnie Rubin said...

i love the look of the mermaid tail... however, if i want to make it for a child to use as a halloween costume How could i keep the bottom open for her feet so she could walk without tripping?
thank you for your help..
bonnie

daperfectmix said...

Hi Bonnie, I've seen people make mermaid costumes with different color tulle at the bottom as a fin. I guess if you want to crochet it, you could leave the bottom open and have the fin in the back like a train. I would love to see what you've come up with.

Gramma goes Blogging said...

how many skeins does it take to make the entire outfit for say a ten year old?

Anonymous said...

What yarn and color did u use for the main green/blue one ?? It's so beautiful ��

daperfectmix said...

I've never made one for a 10 year old, but I'm thinking of making an adult sized one. I'll post details on the blog when that happens.

The yarn for the green/blue one is Caron Simply Soft Paints and the color is Peacock Feather.

Jennifer's Blog said...

I would love to make this for my grandbaby, but I have tried everything I could think of and it looks like that webpage/link is no good anymore. If you have the pattern any other way than from that webpage and good post it that would be great!

daperfectmix said...

I just tried the link and it took me to the site (http://www.slugsontherefrigerator.com/blog/pattern-mermaid-tail). I do have a copy of that pattern that I re-wrote in US crochet terms. I don't want to post her pattern on my blog because it is not mine to post, so I don't want to practice bad blog etiquette if that is a thing. If anyone would like a copy of the mermaid pattern that I modified for US crochet terms, please send me an email and I will be happy to send you the pattern. daperfectmix@gmail

Anonymous said...

How do you make the blanket part for the tail

Angela Rangel said...

Could you please send me the pattern for the mermaid tail and body that you have converted into English please ? My daughter just suggested that she would love anything mermaid for Christmas ... She would love this ��
Sincerely Angela R

daperfectmix said...

Sure Angela, send me an email so I know where to send the pattern.

Anonymous said...

I just wish I could crochet

daperfectmix said...

It's never too late to learn!!! Yarn is cheap, and so are hooks. Watch a video on YouTube!

Kimberly Keeley said...

Loved it. It was so easy. Thanks.

valentine722 said...

Great link to free mermaid blanket patterns:http://thewhoot.com.au/whoot-news/crafty-corner/crochet-mermaid-blanket

Mariam. said...

It's possible to do with knitting, do you have the pattern to do it with knitting?

Anonymous said...

Could you please send me the pattern for the mermaid tail and body that you have converted into English please ? I want to try and make one for my granddaughter who is four. If it is possible, my email address is
chilee13@aol.com

Many thanks
Carol

Maranda said...

Looks amazing! I'm sorry trying to learn this right now. Please can I get any/ all patterns sent to me.

Kooladegirl@gmail.com

Thank you so Much!

Melissa Bradley said...

I'd love to have the American version of your tail fin and body if you have it. My email is msbratley65@yahoo. Com

colleen said...

Could you please email me the pattern of tail and body?
I have several of these to make now.
thanks so much.

sincerely,
colleen from texas

Melissa Bowen said...

Hi,

I am new to crochet so struggle with adaptions of patterns. I understand the increasing of the tail but is there any guidelines on increasing the pattern of the tail. Ideally for a 6 year old and a 10 year old

Kind Regards

Melissa

Anonymous said...

Would you please send me the US version of the crocheted mermaid tail. I have a 3 year old great granddaughter who would really love this!

Thank you.

Judy
jchilsenbeck@yahoo.com

Charmaine Johnson said...

Awesome, I did one recently and finishing the tail and it's taking me forever, lol! I saw this method on a few pics so I'm glad I stumbled across your blog for written instructions.

Charmaine Johnson said...

Awesome, I did one recently and finishing the tail and it's taking me forever, lol! I saw this method on a few pics so I'm glad I stumbled across your blog for written instructions.

Denine O'Meara said...

I would love to make this, however every time I click for the actual pattern it brings me to the tail fins not the actual blanket. Can someone help? Thanks.

teodrm@optonline.net

Anonymous said...

Could you please send me the pattern for the mermaid tail and body that you have converted into English? My email is ajdenaeoff@ gmail.com. Thankyou very much.

Nancy Snedden said...

Could you please send me the mermaid pattern converted into English. I would like the full body and tail for a five yr. old Thank You so much. My email address is nks38@frontiernet.net. I just love your pattern.also could you please tell me what wgt of yarn was used.

Lucy Williams said...

Love the tail. Would like the crochet pattern for the body to match.
Thank you so much
Lucy Williams
My email is l.williams@shaw.ca

Barbara merrell said...

Would love the crochet pattern for the body to match the tail mrsbarbzee@gmail.com
Thank you

Puppylove said...

Exactly what I did. I watched several YouTube videos and practiced a lot. I just started 2 months ago and I've already made a mermaid tail, a scarf, gloves, and baby booties. YouTube makes anything possible!

Tara Bippityboppityboo Horn said...

I love this and I too would love a copy of the pattern for both please either US or UK format. My email address is: jaybj18@icloud.com Thank you in advance. Xx

Anonymous said...

I really like Your mermaid tail. Would you send the pattern to my email. It is jsuttles302@comcast.net thank you. Debbie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sending me the US crochet pattern for the mermaid tail and fin. I am stuck on round one after beginning to work in rounds. Do you know if there is a video I can watch or can you explain the pattern on round one?I don't want to be a bother but would really appreciate the help. Thank you.

ajdenaeoff@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have 3 granddaughters 2,5 and 9 all asking for a mermaid tail blanket. Can you please send me the pattern and also confirm the amount of yarn needed, I am concerned if I simply guess then I will run out and not find a match. I taught myself to crochet in the past and hope I can manage this pattern. Many thanks my email is nannylinda@croshaw.co.uk

Anonymous said...

I would love the pattern for the body and the tail. Would you mind emailing it to me at rgjs@iowatelecom.net

LovePeaceDragons said...

Your tailfin pattern is gorgeous I can't wait to make it I would also like to make the blanket that goes along with it however your link does no longer work. Is there anyway you could send me the new link so that I can download it? I would surely appreciate it. Thank you, Michelle Swartz will be getting my email address is Zimzamzowi@gmail.com

Cindy Scott said...

Did you ever figure out how to make the rest of the blanket? I'm still baffled,

Cindy Scott said...

Excuse me, but how do you make the rest of the blanket. Are there only three two pieces to the whole pattern?

daperfectmix said...

Hi Cindy, this pattern is just for the fin. The pattern for the mermaid body that I used can be found here: http://www.slugsontherefrigerator.com/blog/pattern-mermaid-tail

loris31 said...

BUONASERA, POTREI RICEVERE ANCHE IO LO SCHEMA? DEVO REALIZZARLO PER UNA BI,BA DI 6 ANNI. GRAZIE
lannunziata72@gmail.com

Shelia said...

Shelia Spradlin I would like a copy of the mermaid tail and body sent to my email address: value.foods@att.net.

Anonymous said...

Would like a copy of the pattern for the body of the mermaid tail/fin.
Please send to mrodela_lmft@yahoo.com
Thank you

Anonymous said...

I love your pattern. could you please send me a copy of the pattern for the body and fin. Thankyou. My email is l_mills@rogers.com

Karla Hartzell said...

I also would love tot ry to make a mermaid tail! email Karlahartzell@yahoo.com!!

ella said...

Could someone please email me the the pattern for the body. Thanks. My email is egagli5075@aol.com

Rose SPRADLIN said...

i love this pattern could you please email me the english version of the crochet mermaid body and tail pattern. i have a few granddaughter who want one thanks larryrose_spradlin@msn.com

Jackie Snowden said...

I would love to have the pattern please. My email is mnjsnow1@gmail.com. thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Jackie

Trina said...

Hi! I'd love the complete US pattern if possible. My email is katgosha@gmail.com I can't wait to try this for my daughter

crocher said...

I love your mermaid tail and would love to get the pattern for the body. I you would send it to me I would greatly apppreciate it. My e-mail is cgreig@carmanainsworth.org
thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Could you please send me the English version of the entire pattern, tail and body. My niece is wanting one and I cannot find a decent pattern. This one looks wonderful. My email is

wademydler@hotmail.com

Shelly Wright said...

Would really appreciate it if you could send me the US pattern you have done for the upper portion. Email is: shellywright1968@gmail.com
Thanks!

Shelly Wright said...

Would really appreciate it if you could send me the US pattern you have done for the upper portion. Email is: shellywright1968@gmail.com
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would love the pattern for the main tail as well, please Email it to me at: veraholmes76@yahoo.com
Thank you

The Haneys said...

I messaged you for a full USA version of a pattern for an adult 6 ft daughter. Thank you so much

The Haneys said...

When I messaged you earlier I didn't send the request right. I love your tail and crochet I am struggling to figure out the rest please Help me thank you Theda

daperfectmix said...

Hi Theda,

Send me an email and I will try to help you out: daperfectmix@gmail

Anonymous said...

I tried sending an email to you....says it is an invalid address >>????

Dana Hilliard said...

Please email me a copy of the mermaid pattern. I have looked everywhere for an infant mermaid for free but have not found one. Thanks so much!

Dana

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Kimberlie said...

http://www.bhookedcrochet.com/2014/11/15/mystic-mermaid-cocoon/
This is the pattern I used for the cocoon part

Kimberlie said...

http://www.bhookedcrochet.com/2014/11/15/mystic-mermaid-cocoon/
This is the pattern I used for the cocoon part

Anonymous said...

This is what I was looking for! Could a full US pattern for body and fins for an adult be possible?
If so, please email and thank you :) pixiemims91@gmail.com

Deb Niff said...

Hi! Love this~ would you please email me the US version of the crocheted body/cocoon?
Thanks so much! debniff@yahoo.com

Denise Sturkie said...

Could you please email me the English version of the body pattern and tail. Would it fit a 10 year old?

Thank you
Denise

Dsturkie1@gmail.com

Judy White said...

I just made this mermaid fin.Its absolutely beautiful. I'm making the mermaid tail for my 3 1/2 mos old granddaughter..thank you soooo much I will send pics when it is finished
Judy White
ps I just taught myself how to crochet a few months ago because I fell in love with the crochet converse and wanted to make them, your pattern was very easy to understand.. thanks again

Jackie Wilson said...

Daperfectmix,

Been searching for a mermaid pattern for my 6 y.o. granddaughter, and I think your mermaid fin is the best I've seen!

Question: For the fin, is there a reason to make two pieces and sew them together? Thinking you could just decrease from chain end, and increase from the center, and save the sewing step, but wanted to check if there is a structural reason - looks better done in two pieces.?

Everyone - how long did it take you to make this? I was supposed to make this for birthday last Sept. - aiming for Christmas now.

rustycrocheter

daperfectmix said...

Hi Jackie,

Thank you so much! You know, I didn't even think to do it that way. That would probably work.

Anonymous said...

Please send me your English version for the body. jes4562 @gmail.com is my email address. Love the fins julie

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your mermaid tail pattern. I've been searching trying to find a crochet pattern and your's looks doable. Could you please help me with the pattern for the body of the blanket; my email address is ejtillery2265@hotmail.com. I had a Christmas request for the blanket, found it online and when I received it realized this adult size would not fit anyone I know. So I need to make it myself. Thanks for your blog.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for the tail pattern could you please send me the body patter for a adult eoshaughnessy31@hotmail.com