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Thursday, January 14, 2016

I finally did it... I made a mermaid blanket....

Hello Everyone!!

If you are like me you have been seeing everyone all over the internet making these crochet mermaid blankets.
Well I finally bit the bullet and made one myself. I looked at SOOOO many different patterns. I finally decided that Mj's off the hook designs was my favorite. It is a very well written and easy to follow pattern. It worked up really quickly and easily and it is a beautiful finished product!!
This is my finished product! I love how it turned out!! I used Lion brand Homespun. 
I was so surprised at how easy this was! If you have been debating trying to make one I would definitely say GO FOR IT!

UPDATED to show in the newborn size for Mj's off the hood designs Mermaid blanket. I made this one with Red heart SS in cream color.

I also tried a new pattern by Knitsy Crochet for a newborn mermaid tail. This works with a regular weight yarn instead of chunky and gives a thinner more delicate feel making it great for tiny newborns and photo props. I used the Mandala yarn in "Spirit" which is a little thinner so I had to go up a hook size to make the measurements come out right. I love the way it turned out and really like the way her pattern was written. It was easy to follow and worked up quickly and I love the little flower accent! The pattern also include a bikini top but I have not tried it yet. 

If you have made one from these patterns or any other I would love to see your work and hear your thoughts!