Sunday, 28 May 2017

Free Crochet Pattern - Mermaid Tail - Mermaid Blanket - Mermaid Afghan

QUICK MERMAID TAIL, OR BLANKET OR AFGHAN
Age 2 to adult large

Copyright © 2016, Emi Harrington (Do not give away or sell this pattern, copyright protected.)
This pattern may be printed for your personal use only. You may not in any form, reproduce, transmit, give away or distribute this pattern, including but not limited to images, diagrams and text, through any venue, including photocopying, other electrical or mechanical means, recording, or any other information storage and or retrieval system. Permission is granted to sell your finished garments. 
If you have questions about this pattern, you may email me at: mehartgallery@gmail.com 


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MATERIALS:
WORSTED WEIGHT YARN worked 2 strands
      (Age2- 4: 260 yds; 12-16yrs: 600 yds  Adult Large: 1440 yds.)
9 mm (US M or N) hook or larger.
Yarn needle.

INSTRUCTIONS:  Gauge: 2 stitches and 1 row = 1 sq inch
See a video demo here: https://youtu.be/ywu5TLxVM4s 

1.  Working with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn, and a 9 mm or larger crochet hook:
Chain 5, slip stitch to join and form a ring.
2.  Chain 2, make 12 double crochet in the ring, slip stitch to join.
3.  Chain 2 and turn, make 2 double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join. (24)
4.  Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in every
2nd stitch, slip stitch to join. (36 stitches)

5.  Age 2 to 4: Go to step 6.

Age 4 - 6: Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in every
6th stitch, slip stitch to join. (42 stitches)

Age 6 - 8: Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in every
5th stitch, slip stitch to join. (43 stitches)

Age 8 to 10: Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.   
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in every  
4th stitch, slip stitch to join. (45 stitches)

Age 10 to 12: *Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in
every 3rd stitch, slip stitch to join. (48 stitches)

Age 12 - 16: *Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.
Repeat from * for one more row.
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in
every 2nd stitch, slip stitch to join. ( 54 stitches)

Adult small to medium: *Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip
stitch to join. Repeat from * for one more row.
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in
every stitch, slip stitch to join. (72 stitches).

Adult medium to large: Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip
stitch to join. Repeat from * for one more row.
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in
every stitch, slip stitch to join. (72 stitches).
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in every 9th stitch,
slip stitch to join. (81 stitches)


6.  *Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, DO NOT SLIP STITCH TO JOIN.
(It’s optional whether or not to close the mermaid tail, but I think it is a hazard to have it
closed in case one has to get up in a hurry, however, if you wish to , simply slip stitch to
join after every row.)
Repeat from * for:
Age 4 -6: 14 more rows, fasten off.
Age 6-8: 15 more rows, fasten off.
Age 8-10: 18 more rows, fasten off.
Age 10-12: 22 more rows, fasten off.
Age 12-16: 28 more rows, fasten off.
Adult small to medium: 36 - 40 rows, fasten off.
Adult medium to large: 40 - 44 rows, fasten off.  (Add more rows for taller persons.)


FINS: MAKE 2:
Age 2 - 8: chain 20,
Age 8 - 12: chain 24
Age 12 - 16: Chain 30
Adult small - medium: chain 32
Adult Large: chain 34

double crochet in the 4th stitch from the hook, and each stitch of the chain.
Chain 2 and turn, working in the back side of the stitch only, double crochet in each
stitch across the row.
*Turn, slip stitch into the first 3 stitches, chain 2, double crochet in each stitch of the
row, (back side only).  Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch across the row, leave the last 3
stitches not worked.  
Repeat from * until there are only approx. 6 - 8 stitches in the row, fasten off.

Either slip stitch or sew the 2 sections of the fins together, and attach to the end of the
mermaid tail, gathering to fit.  Weave all yarn ends into the finished work.