THIS PATTERN IS FOR THE MERMAID TAIL ONLY. YOU CAN GET THE PATTERN FOR THE DOLL HERE.

MATERIALS

1 Skein Red Heart Soft Essentials “Minty”

E (3.50mm) Crochet Hook 

Yarn Needle

TERMS

Ch(s) - chain(s)

Slst - slip stitch 

St(s) - stitch(es)

Sc - single crochet

Hdc - half double crochet 

Dc - double crochet 

Sc2tog - single crochet two together 

Hdc2tog - half double crochet two together 

Blo - back loop only

GAUGE

15 hdc × 12 rows = 4”

NOTES

  • Ch 1 and ch 2 at the beginning of each round/row does NOT count as a stitch. 
  • The tail and the fin are made as two separate pieces and then sewn together 
  • Turning at the end of each round of the tail is optional, but highly recommended as it ensures your seam stays straight.

TAIL

Ch 40. Join with a slst to first ch to form a ring. 

Rounds 1-4: Ch 1. Hdc in every st around. Join with a slst to first hdc. Turn. (40)

Round 5: Ch 1. *Hdc in the next 7 sts. 2 hdc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to first hdc. Turn. (45)

Round 6: Ch 1. Hdc in every st around. Join with a slst to first hdc. Turn. (45)

Round 7: Ch 1. *Hdc in the next 8 sts. 2 hdc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to first hdc. Turn. (50)

Round 8: Ch 1. Hdc in every st around. Join with a slst to first hdc. Turn. (50)

Round 9: Ch 1. *Hdc in the next 8 sts. Sc2tog . Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to first hdc. Turn. (45)

Round 10: Ch 1. Hdc in every st around. Join with a slst to first hdc. Turn. (45)

Round 11: Ch 1. *Hdc in the next 7 sts. Sc2tog . Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to first hdc. Turn. (40)

Round 12: Ch 1. Hdc in every st around. Join with a slst to first hdc. Turn. (40)

Round 13: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 36 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (38)

Round 14: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 34 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (36)

Round 15: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 32 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (34)

Round 16: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 30 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (32)

Round 17: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 28 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (30)

Round 18: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 26 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (28)

Round 19: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 24 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (26)

Round 20: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 22 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (24)

Round 21: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 20 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (22)

Round 22: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 18 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (20)

Round 23; Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 16 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (18)

Round 24: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 14 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (16)

Round 25: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 12 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (14)

Round 26; Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 10 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (12)

Round 27: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 8 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (10)

Round 28: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 6 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (8)

Round 29: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 4 sts. Hdc2tog. Join with a slst. Turn. (6)

Round 30: Ch 1. 2 hdc in every st around. Join with a slst. Turn. (12)

Round 31: Ch 1. *2 hdc in the next st. 1 hdc in the next st every st. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst. Turn. (18)

Round 32: Ch 1. *2 hdc in the next st. 1 hdc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst. Fastem off.(24)

NOW JOIN YARN TO OPPOSITE SIDE OF BEGINNING CHAIN AT THE BACK OF TAIL. 

Round 1: Ch 1 and hdc in every ch around.

Round 2: Ch 1 and sc in same st. Skip a st. 3 dc in the next st. Skip a st. *Sc in the next st. Skip a st. 3 dc in the next st. Skip a st. Repeat from * around. 

FASTEN OFF. WEAVE IN ENDS. CONTINUE ON TO FIN.

FIN

Ch 21.

Row 1: Hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in the next 19 sts. Turn.

Row 2 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 18 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 17 sts. Turn.

Row 4 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 16 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 15 sts. Turn.

Row 6 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next st 14 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 13 sts. Turn.

Row 8 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 12 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.

Row 9: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 11 sts. Turn.

Row 10 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 10 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.

Row 11: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 9 sts. Turn.

Row 12 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 8 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.

Row 13: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 7 sts. Turn.

Row 14 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 6 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.

Row 15: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 5 sts. Turn. 

YOU'RE HALF WAY DONE WITH THE FIN. NOW YOU'LL BEGIN INCREASING

Row 16 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 5 sts. 2 hdc in the next st. Turn.

Row 17: Ch 1. 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in the next 6 sts. Turn.

Row 18 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 7 sts. 2 hdc in the next st. Turn.

Row 19: Ch 1. 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in the next 8 sts. Turn.

Row 20 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 9 sts.  2 hdc in the next st. Turn.

Row 21: Ch 1. 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in the next 10 sts. Turn.

Row 22 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 11 sts. 2 hdc in the next st. Turn.

Row 23: Ch 1. 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in the next 12 sts. Turn.

Row 24 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 13 sts. 2 hdc in the next st. Turn.

Row 25: Ch 1. 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in the next 14 sts. Turn.

Row 26 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 15 sts. 2 hdc in the next st. Turn.

Row 27: Ch 1. 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in the next 16 sts. hdc Turn.

Row 28 (blo): Ch 1. Hdc in the next 17 sts. 2 hdc in the next st. Turn.

Row 29: Ch 1. 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in the next 18 sts. Fasten off leaving a 24” tail for sewing.

NOW, ATTACH NEW YARN WTIH A SLST TO BOTTOM EDGE OF FIN. 

Ch 1 and sc in the same st as join. *Shell (5 dc) in the end of the next row. Sc in the end of the next row. Repeat from * across. 

YOU SHOULD END UP WITH 13 SHELLS. 

FASTEN OFF AND WEAVE IN ENDS. 

NOW USING YOUR LONG ENDING TAIL, WEAVE IT IN AND OUT OF THE STITCHES AT THE TOP OF THE FIN. 

PULL ENDING TAIL TIGHT TO CINCH

USING THE SAME ENDING TAIL THAT'S ALREADY ON YOUR NEEDLE, LINE UP THE FIN AND TAIL AND SEW THEM TOGETHER. 

WEAVE IN ENDING TAIL AND VIOLA! 

THEN I JUST TIED A SMALL BIT OF SASHAY YARN AROUND HER WAIST FOR A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA. 

THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT MERMAID VARIATIONS YOU CAN MAKE FOLLOWING THIS PATTERN

LIKE THIS GORGEOUS MINTY LADY

THIS GIRL WITH WAVY BLUE LOCKS 

THIS LADY IN RED

OR THIS PRETTY IN PINK PRINCESS 

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR GORGROUS MERMAIDS!