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Mermaid Fantasy Crochet Blanket

Mermaid Fantasy Crochet Blanket
Mermaid Fantasy Crochet Blanket
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Mermaid Fantasy Crochet Blanket is an easy crochet blanket that lets you jump on board the mermaid tail crochet blanket trend. Worked up in simple worsted weight yarn, this crochet blanket resembles a mermaid's tail and comes in three different sizes: toddler, child and adult. Whether you're working this up for your little daughter's birthday party or because you're always cold and can always use an excuse for more blankets, you'll love this easy crochet pattern. 

NotesNote: To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Cut old color.

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge12 sc = 4" (10 cm); Rows 4–9 = 4" (10 cm)

Finished SizeToddler (Child, Adult) - 28 (34, 36)" [71 (86.5, 91.5) cm] in wide x 34 (42, 51)" [86.5 (106.5, 129.5) cm] long, measured flat and without fin.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 (1, 2) skeins 530 Orchid A and 2 (3, 4) skeins 3862 Jade B
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle

Pattern

With A, ch 86 (104, 110).
Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—85 (103, 109) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; change to B, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *skip next 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn—15 (18, 19) sc and 70 (85, 90) dc.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in first sc, skip first 2 dc, sc in next dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * across, skip last 2 dc, 3 dc in last sc, turn—14 (17, 18) sc and 71 (86, 91) dc.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * across, working last sc in top of beginning ch, turn.
Row 7: Repeat Row 5.
Repeat Rows 6 and 7 until piece measures 34 (42, 51)" [86.5 (106.5, 129.5) cm] long, ending on a Row 7.

Decrease for Fin
Row 1
: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * across, turn—43 (52, 55) sc.

Sizes Toddler and Adult only:
Row 2
: Repeat Row 1—22 (28 sc).

Size Child only:
Row 2
: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn—27 sc.

All sizes:
Row 3
: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 3; change to B.

Fin
Row 1
: Ch 1, 3 sc in each sc, turn—63 (81, 84) sc.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next 27 (32, 33) sts, hdc in next 3 (5, 5) sts, sc in next 4 (5, 6) sts, hdc in next 3 (5, 5) sts, dc in last 28 (33, 34) sts, turn—4 (5, 6) sc, 6 (10, 10) hdc, and 52 (68, 70) dc.
Repeat Row 2 until fin measures 11 (13½, 16)" [28 (34.5, 40.5) cm] long.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

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This mermaid blanket is so beautiful especially the color combination blue and purple. My granddaughter will definitely like this. It's exciting that even the girl's doll is dressed in a matching mermaid tail. Nice!

I'm having trouble with the fin I get row 1 but row 2 has a turn-4sc 6 hdc and 52dc. Then repeat row2 doesn't that put a decrease on the same side ? Please help me understand.

Here is the original pattern. It may help you: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/mermaid-fantasy-blanket

hi Im having trouble with the decrease fin I get round 1 and I get 41 sc..however round 2 I can not figure out why Im not getting the 21 help!!!

Hi eckrat, I double-checked on this pattern and it looks like Red Heart had a pattern correction for this. I've updated this pattern - it looks like the main things that changed were that final stitch counts for the rows, so I would take another look at those. :) I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns

I don't see anything that is updated..all my sticth counts are the same..my problem in in the Decreasefor fin 2 rows.....row 1 ig et the 43 stitches...is row 2 for oddler and Adult where my problem comes..I making the toddler version and no way when I do row 2 I go from 43 to 21 stitches.....the udat doesn't correct this...I need to get this figured out since I have to make 4!!! lol

I found the error....in the decrease row you should be doing a sc skip next sc in that pattern and leave out the chain 1 st!

Do you have the pattern for the matching doll version?

My Grand daughters have been asking me to make a Mermaid blanket for them and now with this easy to follow Mermaid Fantasy Crochet Blanket pattern I can. The pattern is very easy to follow and sounds like it will work up quickly. I right clicked on the pattern and saved it to my lap top. Looks like I'll be making 6 of these beautiful Mermaid Blankets, in so many different colors. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.

hi Cheryl...Im making this up and I am stuck on the decrease fin row.row 1 I get 41..for toddler size.but then row 2 no matte what I don't get 21..can you help me?

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