Easy Crochet Mermaid Tail Pattern | Mermaid Tail Blanket

Crochet this easy mermaid tail blanket! Scroll down for the free pdf and the video tutorial.

 

This free crochet mermaid tail pattern includes sizes from age 2 to Adult.  Be a mermaid while you wrap in this cosy blanket!

 

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VIDEO TUTORIAL for MERMAID TAIL WRAP

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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.

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INSTRUCTIONS: Gauge: 2 stitches and 1 row = 1 sq inch

 

  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.

  1. Chain 2, make 12 double crochet in the ring, slip stitch to join.
  2. Chain 2 and turn, make 2 double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join. (24)
  3. Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in every 2nd stitch, slip stitch to join. (36 stitches)
  1. 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)

 

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  1. *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.

END of PATTERN

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54 Responses

  1. I love to get the pattern, it so cute , it’s good for a gift for little girls, even for little boys . Thank you

  2. I love this!!! It is so cute and looks like it will be very simple to make. I love the idea of leaving the back open like you did although I think I am going to either get some ribbon or make some ties for the back so it can be closed but will be easy to open quickly in a rush!! Thanks so much for sharing this pattern – you always make things look so easy to do!!!

  3. Rhonda FREEMAN

    I can’t wait to make this!!

  4. This is so lovely, and the answer to my crochet prayer. My daughter has been asking for one for about two years and I hadn’t found one that was just right until now. Thank you so much.

  5. I like it I would like to try this

  6. Thanks for your kind comments Cindy! I hope you enjoy making it! Emi

  7. hi, loved this! i’ve watched the video and it looks easy. i’m planning to make one but for a one year old grand daughter. how many stitches will i adjust/reduce from your pattern for a 2yr old? thanks so much.

  8. Why do you use double strands of yarn? Thanks.

  9. i don’t get how many rows or how you do the rows after the first four rows the pattern does not tell you what rows to repeat or how many for each size it is a beautiful mermaid tail or blanket though

    • aireal best

      irrently making one now and I’m confused also I’m trying to figure out to I follow all rows until I get to the size I’m making whivch is 12 yr for my 6 yr old I messed up following the sticth after row four it widened so I flipped oit over like a skirt and chained 2 starting from the inside of my 12th row it looks adorable just have to find wht to do next I did a single double crochet in my inner row which is 13

      • If it seems wide enough, then just make one double crochet in each stitch of each row until it is long enough.
        Emi

  10. I can’t see to download the mermaid tail pattern

  11. brenda gouthier

    hi can you please make a video of a mermaid adult blanket thanks I love your videos thank you can you send me the directions of how to make an adult mermaid blanket thanks again brenda

  12. Marie shannon

    I really love this emi I will have to try this thank you so much for sharing xxxx

  13. Thank you so much for making this! I’ll be making this for my daughter for christmas!

  14. Aretha Hysten

    Thanks for the great tutorial, it really helps a person who is not good at reading patterns. I a visual person when it comes to crochet. Thanks again!

  15. Hi this is very cute and simple. I don’t see step 6. Also do u have a pattern for any size smaller. Thx

  16. can u tell me how i increase to make the tail XL for a adult? x

  17. Hi i followed your video for up to age 4 i need to make it for an 6 year old but cannot find the instruction to go past age 4. i think after one double in each stitch i should do a double then a single but i do not want to mess it up then have to frog it. loved your calm voice and great tutorial. new to crochet so you helped a great deal
    Thank you

  18. Arleen anderson

    This is beautiful & easy

  19. Judy Langley

    I really like your tutorial. It was veri informative and easy to follow

  20. Penny edwards

    I can’t find the pdf file coupd i please get it e-mailed to me.

  21. Penny edwards

    Thank you so mucj i got the pdf camt wait to make it.

  22. How do u determine how to make an adult size… I new at crocheting….but u make it look so easy…

  23. When I look at this pattern it says in step 5 to go to step 6 for ages 2-4 but there is no step 6

  24. I have been searching for a pattern but could not find one but then I came across yours and it looks so simple to make and cannot wait to try it out,thanks for sharing.

  25. Do you have a size for 3 mos baby? new to crochet and need instructions to follow. Thank you

  26. […] was the pattern my aunt found and I fell in love with it myself. Hectanooga: Easy Crochet Mermaid Tail Pattern The link will lead you to the PDF pattern as well as a YouTube video explaining how it’s […]

  27. What am I missing? I only see the pattern up to step 5.

    • Sorry, my system changed step 6 to step 5 again….so what I mean is that there are 2 step 5’s… and 2nd one should be step 6. There is a revision posted just above the pattern you downloaded on my blog… very sorry about this error.
      Emi

    • Sorry, you must have the initial pattern, there was an error and 2 of the steps were numbered “5”, therefore
      the 2nd “5” should really be “6”.

  28. Emilee Laborde

    Thank you for the pattern. You said for different sizes. But I can’t find where you explain the diff sizes. I would like a pattern for a 3 year old and a 5 year old please explain how to change sizes. Thanks for the help

    • Go through all the steps…. each step will give you instructions specific to the size you are making.

  29. Beth Shearer

    I have a question: When you list Materials needed as 600 yds., does that mean 600 yds. per color/strand or 600 yds. total? I just want to make sure I buy enough yarn.

    Thanks for your help.

  30. I’m looking for the larger size mermaid tail instructions . I didn’t see any additional instructions for the adult size or size passed 4. I enjoyed the video and I’m always watching you and it’s easy to understand.

  31. Hi
    I have a question for the ages 6-8 how do you only have 43 stitches if you add 2 double in every 5 stitch
    thank you
    sonja

    • I have the same question. The math isn’t right. 36 divided by 5 is 7.2. Frustrating to get in to a pattern and find something is off. I guess I’ll just wing it.

      • Trust me… one stitch is not going to make any noticeable difference in the finished result.
        Are you working into the first stitch, it should be coming out to 43 stitches. I worked it again,
        and I am getting 43 stitches… I don’t understand why you are having an issue… sorry about that.

  32. In the previous row you had 36 stitches, divide 5 into 36 and you get 7… now add 7 to 36 and that equals 43.
    I’m not sure why you are not getting that result…..

  33. Thank you so much for this pattern. Just finished up an awesome pink and purple combo for my daughter who is crazy about mermaids. This was soooooo easy and took less than a day to make a 6-8 year old size.

  34. Is it possible to use a bulky yarn instead of the double strand or would this not work for this pattern?

  35. If they seem short, simply add more rows.

    I measured from the feet to somewhere between the waist and underarms.
    Some people use these as props, not necessarily as blankets, so the
    length is really up to each individual…since one 5 year old may be short,
    and another one tall.

    And tension will determine how tall they turn out. I have very
    relaxed tension, so 2 rows for me, may require 3 rows for someone
    who has tighter tension than I have.

  36. Lisa Zimmerman

    Emi I used your pattern and I think it turned out pretty good. I posted my pictures on pinterest but would like to link it to your pattern. How would I do that?

    • Hi Lisa!

      You can post it on Ravelry, and let me know the link, then I will send a request to feature it on my pattern page.

      Or, you can send me a picture to HectaFavorites@gmail.com, and I will post it on my Ravelry page.

      Warm regards, Emi

  37. Does the chain 2 count as a stitch?

    • Yes the chain 2 does count as a stitch, therefore at the end of the row, the last stitch
      should be worked into the turning chain 2.

  38. Thank you so much for this super pattern. I am shooting right through it with wonderful results. One question though. When I go to the 6-8 year old size, I add a row of one DC in each stitch of my previous row of 42. Then my next row is to DC around making 2 DC in each 5th stitch, but my stich count only goes up be one. I noticed this question previously, but the answer box was shrunk and I couldn’t read a clear answer. Could you please readdress this concern.
    Again, thank you for your pattern, your patience and your reply.
    Sincerely,
    Paula Pruessner

    • If your stitch count only increased by 1 after making 2 stitches in every 5th stitch, then your stitch count was already off in the row where you should have had 42 stitches. It’s not possible to make an extra stitch every 5th stitch and only increase by 1. 42 divided by 5, would mean that you should have added 8 stitches. The error did not occur in that row, it must have occurred before that. The most often issue is not working into the last stitch, which is the turning chain 2. You have to look for it, it’s not easily visible because there is not an open visible stitch in the top as there is in a double crochet. Without seeing your work, I can only guess at what the problem might be. I hope that is somewhat helpful… warm regards, Emi

  39. Thank you. That was exactly what I thought about stitch count. I tried to follow the pattern, but eventually gave up and just faked it. The pattern is simple enough, so I think it turned out ok. 😉
    Looking forward to seeing my grandaughters excitement on Christmas morning.
    Thanks for sharing your pattern, and for your reply.

  40. Is the amount of yarn a total or per each color? So is it 2 strands at 600 yds each, totalling 1200 yds or 300 yds per color, totalling 600 yds? Thank you!

    • That should be the total amount needed…unless you wind up making it longer,
      I was aiming at a short mermaid tail, it appears some people want them longer.

  41. Hi Emmi ….. as you know I love your patterns and have purchased many of them on Etsy. I just finished making this mermaid pattern for a friends little girl. The pattern worked up exactly as you have written. It is so cure and the little girl will be thrilled. Thsnks so much for another awesome pattern.
    Pattee in Victoria. BC.

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