Sunday, January 22, 2017

Crochet Mermaid Tail Adult Size

Crochet Mermaid Tail Adult Size
By Annoo Crochet Designs
Here is the written pattern for my Mermaid tail  adult size....Because grown ups deserve to be mermaids too!!! Happy Crochet to all!
Tutorial Link: click here

You will Need:
4 skeins Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn 
in color Monet Print 5oz/141g/236yds
 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn in color Aruba Sea 
7oz/198g/364yds 
Crochet Hooks: 9mm, 8mm, 7mm, 6.5mm
Scissors

Tapestry needle 
Stitch Marker

Stitches Used:
Sc: Single Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
Hdc: Half Double Crochet 

Sl St: Slip stitch

The pattern is for an Adult medium size. But to make this mermaid tail larger or smaller chain desired length and measure chain around waist. Count chains, as long as they are multiples of 3 you are good to go. If you are making this bigger or smaller remember to add more or less rows between the ch5, ch4, and ch3 rows for desired length.

Directions:
The body is worked with 2 strands of the Monet color yarn.
With your 9mm crochet hook ch60 Place chain in front of you making sure not to twist, sl st with the first ch you made.
Round 1: Ch1, hdc in the first ch, hdc in each ch around 60hdc in total.
Round 2: Hdc in first hdc from previous round and place your stitch marker at the top of your first hdc, hdc around till you meet your stitch marker.
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Round 3: Repeat round 2
Round 4: *Ch5, sk 2 hdc, sc in the 3rd hdc from previous round * repeat *to* around.
Round 5: ch5, sc in first ch5 from previous round, Ch5 (place st marker on sc to mark beginning of round) *ch5, sc in ch5 from previous round,* repeat*to* around.
Round 6: *ch5, sc in ch5 from previous round,* repeat*to* around. (remember to remove stitch marker and place it at the beginning of each round)
Switch to 8mm Crochet hook
Round 7-9: Repeat round 6
Round 10-14: *Ch4, sc in ch5 from previous round* repeat*to* around.
Switch to 7mm Crochet hook
Round 15-20: *Ch4, sc in ch4 of previous round* repeat *to* around.
Round 21 : *Ch3, sc in ch4 of previous round* repeat *to* around
Rounds 22-33: *Ch3, sc in ch3 of previous round* repeat *to* around.
Switch to 6.5mm Crochet hook
Round 34-46: *ch3, sc in ch3 of previous round* repeat *to* around.

Check and see if the length fits. It should fit from your waist to the tip of your toes. Add more rows if needed.
To fasten off sc in the ch3 from previous round, sl st in sc from previous round, fasten off and the body is all done.

Fin:
Fin is made in 2 parts that will be assembled together.
With 7mm hook and 1 strand of yarn, ch 51 with the Aruba Sea color.
Row 1: in the 2nd ch from hook hdc, hdc in each ch across. Ch1 and turn your work Row 2: hdc in the back loops only across to the last 3 hdc, ch1 and turn your work Row 3: hdc in the back loops only across to the end. Ch1 and turn your work
Row 4: hdc in the back loops only to the last 3 hdc, ch1 and turn your work
Row 5-22: Repeat rows 3-4
Fasten off.


Now make your second half repeating rows 1-22 but DO NOT fasten off.


Place your first half of fin on top of the second half of the fin, matching the shape. You will now ch1 and sc along the short sides of the fin, matching the stitches, work to the last 3 hdc leaving them free. Fasten off and hide all loose tails. You are now done with your fin. Time to Assemble!
You can go back to the Crochet Mermaid Tail Video at the 18:29 min mark for help with assembling your tail.
You will now sew the fin on your mermaid tail. The fin will be wider than the body, that is ok you will gather it all up at the end with a running stitch.
Take a long piece of yarn and your tapestry needle and locate the center of the mermaids tail and the middle of the fin. You will sew one half then the other, sew through all layers of the tail and fin, pinching the fin to gather as you go. Once you have sewn the first half do the same for the other half. Then sew a running stitch across the bottom of the tail and pull the thread to gather the tail some more. Sew in and out once more and fasten off, hide all loose strings and you are all done with your mermaid tail.
Links:
18:29 min mark:
https://youtu.be/A33RmatUb6g?t=1109 

Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 
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