Crochet Mermaid Tail

Crochet Mermaid Tail Snuggle Sack + Tutorial

Mikey

Mikey

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42 thoughts on “Crochet Mermaid Tail Snuggle Sack + Tutorial

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    December 8, 2016 at 1:38 pm
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    i think i mad it too wide around my body….. i am 23 inches long, and dont want to start over…. any suggestions? Thanks

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    November 28, 2016 at 9:07 am
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    I had a question about the seam. In the shark blanket we crocheted in a continuous round, this project calls for sewing the blanket together at the end. Is there a reason why Mikey chose to do this blanket this way? Can I crochet in the round as an option? Thanks in advance.

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    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      November 30, 2016 at 7:49 am
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      Sure you can crochet in the round if you choose. Mikey followed the pattern that was provided to him by Yarnspirations. It is not his design.

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    November 27, 2016 at 6:50 pm
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    Is there a reason why Mikey chose to sew this sack rather than crochet in a continuos round like in the shark sleep sack? I like the “seamless” look like in the shark sack, but if there was a reason to his thinking I’ll follow the pattern as followed.

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    November 22, 2016 at 4:24 pm
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    Can you explain the following direction a little better for the adult version of this blanket “Return to the pattern now and pick up on Row 2 of the decrease pattern.”

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    October 15, 2016 at 1:36 pm
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    I followed Mikey’s tutorial for the mermaid adult tail, working the hdc and 3rd row dc on the tail. It turned out great! Love it!

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      November 3, 2016 at 5:39 pm
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      confused on the tail, my directions call for HDC not one row hdc and the next DC? which is it please????? thanks

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    October 12, 2016 at 1:59 am
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    I’ve just made the cocoon part and realised that it’s not long enough for the 12 year old I’ve made it for. I’ve already sewn it together. Can I just add more rows of hdc to the top of the cocoon working around? Will this be ok?

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    September 25, 2016 at 7:45 pm
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    What about a size for adults? Where are the instructions for that?

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    September 22, 2016 at 9:53 am
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    I have been wanting to make one of these since I saw them. I was wondering if you only work under the back loop of the v or both in row 2 and on? Looking forward to making this! Thanks for all you do!

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    September 19, 2016 at 12:41 am
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    Hello, what is the length of the fin only? It seems short compared to the body of the tail.
    Sorry if I missed it in the video and pattern.

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    September 15, 2016 at 5:16 pm
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    Mikey, have you addressed the question of the difference between your written pattern in the Mermaid Snuggle Sack video and the pattern available for download from your website? I just downloaded the pattern and yes it does differ in the tail instructions, row 2. – 1hdc vs. 1dc.?? I’m looking forward to your response and finishing my fun project. Love your videos, by the way! You are the reason I learned how to crochet. Thank you!!!

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      September 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm
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      Follow the pattern Shelley… The pattern might have been changed or I goofed up between the time I filmed months before the pattern was released. I’m so sorry.

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        September 27, 2016 at 5:16 pm
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        I was wondering the exact same question. You said hdc out, the dc back. I even went back into your video and paused on the pattern page you used printed out. Sure enough, what you said on the video is what your pattern says but the printed pattern now says hdc both ways. Which do you think looks better??? Just getting started on the fin and wanting it ‘pretty’. 🙂

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          December 6, 2016 at 2:35 pm
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          I picked up the free pattern from Joanns and it says DC but the one here says hdc…

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    September 15, 2016 at 9:57 am
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    has anyone tried the pattern with medium weight yarn instead?? I’d call myself an advanced beginner or beginner intermediate lol. I’m not sure where to start on trying to re-work it for a smaller hook & yarn. I was able to complete the pattern with two medium strands held together using a large hook, but I am hoping to use the smaller to end up with a tighter weave and less bulk.
    any help would be appreciated!

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      September 19, 2016 at 9:25 pm
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      Hi Katie,

      I just finished one using Bernat’s Handicrafter cotton medium yarn. I had to modify the pattern in that there are more stitches. I used the completed measurements as a guide versus the number of stitches. I made it a little bigger at the top due to the lack of stretch in the cotton yarn. I also made the tail a little different. Instead of doing half double crochets on one side and double crochets on the other, I did double crochets on both sides as I needed the width. So, on the tail, I started with a chain of 50, double crocheted both sides. and ended up with 7 ridged strips instead of 5. I still ended each strip three chains from the end at the bottom of the tail, but it made it wider so that it could be gathered and attached properly. I plan on posting a picture to the Facebook page, but this is for my great niece. I am making one for her and her mom (my niece) and if I post a picture, my niece will see it. So it will be after the holidays before I post it there. I hope this helps. I played it by ear and ended up taking areas of it apart to change it up a little. Good luck.

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      March 12, 2019 at 11:35 am
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      I did mine with 1 strand of worsted weight and it turned out nice. I am making them for my granddaughters. I personally like them big so that they may have use of it for a while.

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    September 12, 2016 at 6:47 pm
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    Love this but, the video says on the tail to hdc and going back dc, but the pattern says hdc though out the tail. which one do we do? or does it matter? I am just getting to the tail now. Thank you for all your hard work.

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    September 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm
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    I did 82 chains and I only got 32 inches with a ‘L’ hook. Any ideas?Thank you

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        October 8, 2016 at 1:38 am
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        I went up a hook size (to 9mm M) and still only get 36″ with 80 stitches (after turning and finishing first row). I am using Bernat Blanket brights yarn. Am I doing something wrong? Working from the printed pattern. I’m trying to keep my stitches loose but that seems way off.

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      October 19, 2016 at 12:22 am
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      I’m having the same problem. I’m getting 32″ instead of 46″ and I’m a loose crocheter. Did you ever get it figured out? I even made a comment here and got no response.

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        November 30, 2016 at 1:59 pm
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        How wide should the child size be on the top part? Sorry, if it said and I missed that on the pattern.

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    August 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm
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    My question is this…I made two of them but they are not identical. The first row, longest part of the fin, has what appears to be a double row with the ribbing, but on the second one since you have to turn it to sew it, that double ribbing appears on the opposite side. Also, where does it say on the pattern to do a double crochet on the way back? It says all HDC on the written pattern. I don’t like having the two sides not be a mirror image. What can I do to correct that?

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    August 30, 2016 at 6:28 pm
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    Hey, I printed the pattern and no where does it say to double crochet back. All three rows say HDC. Is there another pattern I’m missing?

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    August 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm
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    need a written pattern. Please Love the look of this one.

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    August 25, 2016 at 3:45 pm
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    HELP!!!! Where are the written instruction for the mermaid tail??

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    August 24, 2016 at 2:57 pm
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    You are a fabulous teacher! I would have liked you to spend more time on sewing the tail to the body. This is the hardest part of the project.

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    August 24, 2016 at 10:18 am
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    How do I make this for a 2 year old PLEASE???

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      August 25, 2016 at 1:05 pm
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      Is there a way to make it smaller?

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    August 23, 2016 at 11:54 pm
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    Bang on for sure. If I had seen this earlier I would have been able to give my daughter a heartfelt hand made mermaid tail blanket rather that a factory made cheapo from overseas bleh! she loves it but bleh, Ill make another for sure for winter.
    Thank you as always

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    August 23, 2016 at 6:33 pm
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    I have a question this looks like it is for a young teen? Am I correct? If I wanted to make the body a little wider how do I figure out the right number of stitches to make the decrease work properly? So instead of 80 can I do 100? Or is it that your stitch count must be divisible by 8? I love your work, video was amazing! Been crocheting for a while and learned something new. Just new to reading patterns and I need to watch more videos because I have that accidental increase or decrease depending on what stitch I’m doing and I’ve been doing my decreases wrong for a long time now!

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    August 23, 2016 at 2:56 pm
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    BANG ON! Love you guys!

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