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Make a Splash Mermaid Blanket

Make a Splash Mermaid Blanket
Make a Splash Mermaid Blanket
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Jump on board the mermaid tail trend with this Make a Splash Mermaid Blanket. Using super bulky and cozy variegated yarn, make this easy blanket pattern that's just perfect for your little kid - sorry adults (though I'm sure with some pattern edits you could make this fit an adult).

This type of crochet blanket is perfect for keeping warm while watching TV or reading, and it's great when you're playing pretend. Use a self-striping yarn to make shimmering scales, or stick with a solid color for a more muted look. Any way you make it, your little one will be thrilled. Dive right in to this crochet mermaid blanket today!

NotesNote: Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as hdc.


Crochet HookL/11 or 8 mm hook

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge7 hdc and 6 rows = 4" [10 cm]

Finished SizeApprox 46" [117 cm] circumference x 45" [114.5 cm] long (excluding tail).

Materials List

  • Bernat® Blanket Brights™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 220 yds/201 m) Surf Varg (12009) 4 balls or 810 yds/740 m
  • Size U.S. L/11 (8 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Instructions for the PATTERN:

Ch 82.
1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 80 hdc.
2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until work from beg measures 24" [61 cm], ending on a WS row.
Beg decs: 1st row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 8 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 72 sts.
2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row 4 times more.
Next row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 7 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 64 sts.
Next 5 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 56 sts.
Next 5 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 48 sts.
Next 5 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 40 sts.
Next 5 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Fasten off.
Sew center back seam. Sew bottom seam.

Tail (make 2 pieces alike)
Ch 38.
1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc). 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 36 hdc.
2nd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). *Work 1 hdc in horizontal bar created below stitch in previous row (bar is below loops normally worked on WS. See diagram below). Rep
from * to last 3 hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
3rd row: Ch 2. *Work 1 hdc in horizontal bar created below stitch in previous row (bar is below loops normally worked on WS). Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows until 21 sts rem.
Fasten off.
Sew short sides of Tail tog (along last row worked).
Join yarn with sl st to top right corner of Tail. Ch 1. Work 20 sc evenly across top of Tail.
Fasten off.
Sew top edge of Tail to bottom of Sack.

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Kids get to have all of the fun. As an adult, I could appreciate this to have to use when I watch TV. Now because the directions for adults was not provided in this post I guess I will have to find a mermaid blanket for adult use so that I will not have to try to figure out how to increase this for an adult.

I love this blanket idea. I researched to determine that the blue/green version is the yarn color Surf Varg. I would really love to know the color name of the picture in the peach/yellow. Would anyone be able to answer that?

I've made one mermaid blanket in dark teal using a different pattern and my granddaughter is crazy over it. In case I start another mermaid blanket project, I'd like to use this pattern because of the tail, it's very well attached to the body of the blanket. I love it. I'd like to do this in a more vibrant color though. Thanks for the pattern. Cheers!

This is a super quick mermaid blanket pattern. There are plenty of them out there, but this is one of the simplest ones. it will come in handy for this holiday season, as I'm sure we all know someone who wants one of these this year! It would look great in a variegated or a solid yarn.

Love this pattern for the Make a Splash Mermaid Blanket! My Grand daughters (all 5 of them) have been asking for this for Christmas. The patterns I had found took way to much yarn and done in a different stitch so I said maybe next year. Well thank you for sharing this pattern, because I can afford this one. Looks like I have a lot of work ahead of me to get 5 of these done before Christmas.. This pattern is very well written and so easy to follow I'll have them done in no time! Again thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.

These mermaid blankets are so popular right now, and I can see why. My sister asked me to maker her one, so I guess this is next on the list.


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