JUNE 10, 2018
I was very excited when my friend, who is expecting a baby, asked me if I could make a mermaid tail with a matching starfish headband. It took me a few tries to get the spokes of the star the right shape but I'm very happy with how it turned out. There are so many things you could do with this applique. You could add it to a hat or blanket, turn it into a Christmas ornament or add it to a headband like I did. If you prefer to follow a video tutorial, check out my latest tutorial where you can follow along step by step to crochet the starfish. Enjoy!
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.
If you want to block your work, you can use a crochet blocking board, such as this one:
4.5 inches wide
rnd 1: magic ring, 10 sc, join with sl st to first sc 
rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st, join with sl st to first sc 
rnd 3: *chain 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, tc in last 3 chs, skip two sts on the circle and sl st to the next st (this ends the first spoke), sl st again in the next st (this begins the next spoke)*
repeat the instructions between the * * four times (you will have 5 spokes)
rnd 4: sc around the entire starfish (note: on the chain side of the spokes, sc between the sts)
I hope you like my pattern. Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!
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