Crochet a Wearable Afghan Mermaid Tail
Create your very own mermaid tail with this cozy couch blanket
This one’s for all the mermaid lovers out there who always wanted their own tail. The top part is a “lapghan” (small afghan) blanket and the bottom cocoons around your feet.
I tried buying a pattern for a mermaid tail but it was just awful. So, I came up with this pattern using a 5-double-crochet shell stitch that looks a lot like fish scales.
This project, written in typical crochet shorthand, is moderately difficult but still doable for a determined beginner. (You’ll find a list of abbreviations below, and I’ll walk you through specific stitches as we go along.) Get plenty of yarn — for the no-bind-off method that I use, you’ll need at least 3 working strands of yarn changing to a different strand at the end of each row. And if you want a thicker tail fin, use 2 strands held together.
ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS GUIDE:
sk — skip
st — stitch
sl st — slip stitch
ch — chain
sc — single crochet
sc tog — single crochet together
dc — double crochet
dc tog — double crochet together
* * — repeat instructions between asterisks