Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kids Crochet Mermaid Tail Easy Tutorial

Kids Crochet Mermaid Tail Easy Tutorial
By: Annoo Crochet Designs



All Right My Fellow Crocheters This is the first of many of my Youtube videos which will be translated into written patterns for you.
Enjoy!!! And Thank you for Michaela Greaves my new Pattern Editor for going on this journey with me!

For the Video Tutorial: click here       
You will Need:
2 skeins Red Heart with Love Worsted Weight Yarn Color: Iced Aqua 7oz/198g/370yds 7mm Crochet Hook
8mm Crochet Hook
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 a child size. But to make this mermaid tail larger or smaller chain desired legnth 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 in multiple of 2s in between your decrease rows for desired length. This will keep you on track when starting a decrease row.


Directions:
With your 8mm crochet hook ch 60. 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.
Round 3: *Skip 2 hdc, in the 3rd hdc you will make 9 dc, sk 2 hdc, sc in the 3rd hdc* repeat *to* around In the last hdc make 9dc. Total of 11 shells and 10 sc.
Round 4: In the first shell you made from the previous round sc in the 5th dc, in the sc from previous round work 9dc, repeat this around ending with a 10th shell.
Round 5: (decrease row) Sc in the 5th dc of next shell, place stitch marker, in the next sc you will make 8dc. Repeat around (remember to remove marker and place it at the beginning of each round)
Round 6: 8dc in the sc of previous round, sc in the 4th dc from previous round, repeat around.
Round 7: (decrease row) Sc in 4th dc of previous round, 7dc in sc of previous round, repeat around.
Round 8: 7dc in the sc of previous round, sc in the 4th dc of previous round, repeat around.
Round 9-14: Repeat rounds 7 and 8
Round 15: (decrease row) sc in the 4th dc of previous round, 6dc in sc of previous round, repeat around.
Round 16: 6dc in sc from previous round, sc in the 3rd dc from the previous round, repeat around.
Round 17: sc in the 3rd dc of previous round, 6 dc in sc of previous round, repeat around.
Round 18: Repeat round 16
Round 19: (decrease row) Sc in the 3rd dc of previous round, 5 dc in sc of previous round, repeat around.
Round 20: 5dc in sc of previous round, sc in 3rd dc of previous round, repeat around.
Rounds 21-28: Repeat rounds 19-20
Round 29: (decrease row) sc in the 3rd dc of previous round, 4 dc in sc of previous round, repeat around.
Round 30: 4 dc in sc of previous round, sc in 2nd dc of previous round, repeat around.
Round 31: sc in 2nd dc of previous round, 4dc in sc of previous round, repeat around.
Round 32-40: Repeat rounds 30-31 ending with row 30
Round 41: (decrease row) sc in 2nd dc of previous round, 3dc in sc of previous round, repeat around.
Round 42: 3dc in sc of previous round, sc in 2nd dc of previous round, repeat around.
Round 43-44: Repeat round 41-42.
When you have reached your desired length sl st on top of the next shell. Fasten off and hide all loose threads.

Fin:
Fin is made in 2 parts that will be assembled together.
With 7mm hook ch 51
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 18:32 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. 

Happy Crochet to all

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