This week I finished working on my second mermaid tail blanket and I had a lot of fun working on this project. I have 2 daughters, one that is seven and one that is three. My three year old is quickly learning that her older sister has some things mommy made for her that she doesn’t have…and well mom needs to fix that! Needless to say, Julz, my 3 year old realized I crocheted a mermaid blanket for Fiona and she needed one too so they could play mermaids together! How could I say no? I ordered yarn that week from Hobby Lobby and found a bulky weight pattern so I could get this project done faster for her. A video of the completed blanket is included in this post from my YouTube Channel.
Pattern: Rainbow Sparkle Mermaid Blanket by MJ’s Off the Hook Designs
Size Made: Child Size
Yarn Held Double: Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Yellow – 4 balls of yarn
Hook Size: 11.5 MM Hook and a 10mm Hook
I purchased this pattern as a pdf download for $5.99, which includes instructions for a toddler, child and adult size blanket. That price seemed a little steep to me but the design is what I wanted to make and she has an accompanying video for a step by step tutorial on her youtube channel. Which, without her video I don’t know if I would have been able to have made this blanket as successfully. I found there were a couple things in her pattern that weren’t explained but were explained in her video tutorial. My advice if you are to make this blanket is to read through her pattern and watch her video and you will be absolutely good to go.
This was a quick and easy make for me. I started this project on June 14th, 2020 and finished it on June 23rd, 2020. That is really a fast make, especially for me, I can only crochet about 20 to 30 minutes at a time and then I have to take breaks because I get hand and elbow issues if I don’t.
Would I recommend this pattern? Yes. I think it is worth the money but I recommend you follow her youtube video while following the pattern as you make the blanket. The way she has you attach the fin is perfect, I think the way she has constructed this blanket is one of the more realistic and pretty patterns on the internet today!
Modifications Made: I did not include the crab stitch edging. I finished the body with a single crochet edge only. Also for the tail I did not edge the bottom of the fin. I am really happy with the results.
I have more crochet projects in my queue for this Summer and I am looking forward to sharing them with you soon! My hook is on fire! <3
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