mermaid tail crochet pattern

Mermaid Tail for Baby

Mermaid Tail


JUNE 1, 2018

Special thank you to my friend, Susan, for allowing me to share pictures of her beautiful daughter, Charlotte, in the mermaid tail & headband that I made for her.

Materials

-J 6mm Size Crochet Hook (I love these Clover hooks!)


- tapestry needle
stitch markers
-worsted weight yarn (I used a minty green)

If you want to block your work, you can use a crochet blocking board, such as this one:

Finished Sizes

0/3 months & 3/6 months

Mermaid Tail (0/3 months)

J 6mm hook
Gauge: 12 tc sts & 6 rows= 4"
Your first tc always goes in the same st where you joined and made your chain.

Instructions between two asterisks (*) should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, 12 tc, join [12]

Rnd 2: ch 3, *2 tc in 3 sts, tc in 3 sts*, join [18]

Rnd 3: ch 3, *2 tc in 2 sts, tc in 7 sts*, join [22]

Rnd 4: ch 3, *2 tc in 2 sts, tc in 9 sts*, join [26]

Rnd 5: ch 3, *2 tc in 2 sts, tc in 11 sts*, join [30]

Rnd 6: ch 3, *2 tc in 2 sts, tc in 13 sts*, join [34]

Rnd 7: ch 3, 2 tc in 3 sts, tc in 14 sts*, join [40]

Rnd 8: ch 3, 2 tc in 3 sts, tc in 17 sts*, join [46]

Rnd 9: ch 3, 2 tc in 3 sts, tc in 20 sts*, join [52]

Waist length tail

Rnds 10- 20: ch 3, tc in each st, join [52]

Rnd 21: ch 1, sc in each st, join and finish off

Body length tail

Rnds 10- 27: ch 3, tc in each st, join [52]

Rnd 28: ch 1, sc in each st, join and finish off

Mermaid Tail (3/6 months)

J 6mm hook
Gauge: 12 tc sts & 6 rows= 4"
Your first tc always goes in the same st where you joined and made your chain.

Instructions between two asterisks (*) should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, 12 tc, join [12]

Rnd 2: ch 3, *2 tc in 3 sts, tc in 3 sts*, join [18]

Rnd 3: ch 3, *2 tc in 2 sts, tc in 7 sts*, join [22]

Rnd 4: ch 3, *2 tc in 2 sts, tc in 9 sts*, join [26]

Rnd 5: ch 3, *2 tc in 2 sts, tc in 11 sts*, join [30]

Rnd 6: ch 3, *2 tc in 2 sts, tc in 13 sts*, join [34]

Rnd 7: ch 3,  *2 tc in 3 sts, tc in 14 sts*, join [40]

Rnd 8: ch 3,  *2 tc in 3 sts, tc in 17 sts*, join [46]

Rnd 9: ch 3,  *2 tc in 3 sts, tc in 20 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 10: ch 3, *2 tc in 3 sts, tc in 23 sts*, join [58]

Waist length tail

Rnds 11- 23: ch 3, tc in each st, join [58]

Rnd 24: ch 1, sc in each st, join and finish off

Body length tail

Rnds 11- 33: ch 3, tc in each st, join [58]

Rnd 34: ch 1, sc in each st, join and finish off

Fin

J 6mm hook

Pattern is the same for both sizes. 

Lay your mermaid tail  flat and make sure that your stitches with the increases are in the middle (see figure 1)

Attach your yarn on the side of the tail in the space between rows 5 & 6 (see figure 2

Working away from tail: -->
Working back towards tail: <--

Make your first sc in the space between rows 5 & 6. Continue to sc around the tc sts on each round and in the space between each round- you will sc down one side, sl st in the middle at the bottom, and continue to sc up the other side until you reach the area between rows 5 & 6, do NOT finish off, begin pattern below (see figure 3)

Row 1: (see figure 4) ch 36, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, sl st in 2nd sc on tail [35]

Row 2: --> ch 2, working in back loops dc 34 [34]

Row 3: <-- sl st in first st, ch 2, working in front loops dc 33, sl st in 3rd sc on tail [33]

Row 4: -->ch 2, working in back loops dc 32 [32]

Row 5: <--sl st in first st, ch 2, working in front loops dc 31, sl st in 4th sc on tail [31]

Row 6: --> ch 2, working in back loops dc 30 [30]

Row 7: <-- sl st in first st, ch 2, working in front loops dc 29, sl st in 5th sc on tail [29]

Row 8: -->ch 2, working in back loops dc 28 [28]

Row 9: <-- sl st in first st, ch 2, working in front loops dc 27, sl st in 6th sc on tail [27]

Row 10: --> ch 2, working in back loops dc 26 [26]

Row 11: <-- sl st in first st, ch 2, working in front loops dc 25, sl st in 7th sc on tail [25]

Row 12: --> ch 2, working in back loops dc 24 [24]

Row 13: <-- sl st in first st, ch 2, working in front loops dc 23, sl st in 8th sc on tail [23]

Row 14: --> ch 2, working in back loops dc 22 [22]

Row 15: <-- sl st in first st, ch 2, working in front loops dc 21, sl st in 9th sc on tail [21]

Row 16: --> ch 2, working in back loops dc 20 [20]

Row 17: <-- sl st in first st, ch 2, working in front loops dc 19, sl st in 10th sc on tail [19]

Row 18: --> ch 2, working in back loops dc 18 [18]

Row 19: <-- sl st in first st, ch 2, working in front loops dc 27, sl st in 11th sc on tail [17]

Row 20: --> ch 2, working in back loops dc 16, 2 dc in last st [18]

Row 21: <-- working in front loops, ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc 17, sl st in 12th sc on tail [19]

Row 22: --> ch 2, working in back loops, dc 18, 2 dc in last st [20]

Row 23: <-- working in front loops, ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc 19, sl st in 13th sc on tail [21]

Row 24: --> ch 2, working in back loops, dc 20, 2 dc in last st [22]

Row 25: <-- working in front loops, ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc 21, sl st in 14th sc on tail [23]

Row 26: --> ch 2, working in back loops, dc 22, 2 dc in last st [24]

Row 27: <-- working in front loops, ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc 23, sl st in 15th sc on tail [25]

Row 28: --> ch 2, working in back loops, dc 24, 2 dc in last st [26]

Row 29: <-- working in front loops, ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc 25, sl st in 16th sc on tail [27]

Row 30: --> ch 2, working in back loops, dc 26, 2 dc in last st [28]\

Row 31: <-- working in front loops, ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc 27, sl st in 17th sc on tail [29]

Row 32: --> ch 2, working in back loops, dc 28, 2 dc in last st [30]

Row 33: <-- working in front loops, ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc 29, sl st in 18th sc on tail [31]

Row 34: --> ch 2, working in back loops, dc 30, 2 dc in last st [32]

Row 35: <-- working in front loops, ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc 31, sl st in 19th sc on tail [33]

Row 36: --> ch 2, working in back loops, dc 32, 2 dc in last st [34]

Row 37: <-- working in front loops, ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc 33, sl st in 20th sc on tail [35]

I hope you like my pattern. Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!

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Comments 11

  1. Can you tell me how to construct the “magic ring”. There was no direction in the pattern. Thank you.

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  2. Hands down the clearest, easiest pattern I have ever seen in my life. Some people do not have a knack for explaining what to do. Often when starting a project I have to wade through tons of patterns that make zero sense. This was my first stop, and I am done! I am so excited! Excellent job, going to check your other patterns!

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  3. Hi,

    This is so cute! Do you have any suggestions for scaling this down for babies under 5 lbs? I have a preemie in the NICU and would love to make this for her for Halloween, but I’m afraid she’d be swimming in 0-3 months…

    Thanks!

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