Crochet Baby 0-3 Months old Crocodile Stitch Mermaid Tail

Crochet Baby 0-3 Months old Crocodile Stitch Mermaid Tail

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I made this Mermaid tail after seeing many cute mermaid tails for baby’s and I wanted to make one for my friend. I hope you enjoy this pattern!

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Abbreviations:

sc=single crochet

dc=double crochet

sl st=slip stitch

ch=chain

beg=beginning

Materials:

H hook

Multi colored Red Heart Yarn, 2 Skeins

Start: Ch 2, work 5 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, sl st -5 sc

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc the back loop in the same stitch, *work 2 dc in the back loop in the next stitch, *Repeat around, sl st -10 dc

Rnd 3: Ch 2 (counts as a dc),  *work 2 dc in the next back loop dc, dc in the next back loop dc, *Repeat around, sl st -15 dc

Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc in the next back loop dc, *work 2 dc in the next back loop dc, dc in the next 2 back loop dc, *Repeat around, sl st -20 dc

Rnd 5: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc in the next two back loop dc, *work 2 dc in the next back loop dc, dc in the next 3 back loop dc, *Repeat around, sl st -25 dc

Rnd 6: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc in the next 3 back loop dc, *work 2 dc in the next back loop dc, dc in the next 4 back loop dc, *Repeat around, sl st -30 dc

Rnd 7: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc in the next 4 back loop dc, *work 2 dc in the next back loop dc, dc in the next 5 back loop dc, *Repeat around, sl st -35 dc

Rnd 8: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc in the next 5 back loop dc, *work 2 dc in the next back loop dc, dc in the next 6 back loop dc, *Repeat around, sl st -40 dc

Crocodile Stitches: v-stitch=dc,ch 1, dc

Video on how to do a Crocodile Stitch Part I

Part II

Rnd 9: Ch 3 (counts as a dc and ch 1), work dc in the same stitch (v-stitch made), *skip next dc,  dc in the next dc, ch 1,  skip next dc, dc, ch 1, dc in the next dc, ch 1,*Repeat around,  sl st in the beginning ch 2 of the v-stitch

Rnd 10: *work 5 front post dc around the first dc on the v-stitch from top to bottom, ch 2, work 5 front post dc from bottom to top of the 2nd dc of the v-stitch, sl st in the next dc, *Repeat around, sl st in the beginning ch 2 of the v-stitch, just above that last dc in that round, then go back to round 9, where you will create a v-stitch, you want your crocodile stitches to overlap each other.

Repeat Rnd 9, then go to Rnd 10, so alternate between rounds 9 and 10. I did 14 rounds of the Crocodile stitch.

Then the last rounds. Sc around each stitch around. The last round, Chain 3 (counts as first treble crochet), treble crochet in each sc around. This will be the belt loops. Work a 1 inch ribbon in and out of each treble crochet loop. Then tie a bow in the center.

Tail:

H hook

Multi Colored yarn

Row 1: Chain 26, work hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook, hdc across, skip the last chain, Turn -23 hdc

Row 2: Ch 1, 2hdctog decrease in the back loops, hdc in the back loops of each stitch across, Turn -22 hdc

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in each front loops across, skip last chain, Turn -21 hdc

Row 4: Ch 1, 2hdctog decrease in the back loops, hdc in the back loops of each stitch across, Turn -20 hdc

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in each front loops across, skip last chain, Turn -19 hdc

Row 6: Ch 1, 2hdctog decrease in the back loops, hdc in the back loops of each stitch across, Turn -18 hdc

Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in each front loops across, skip last chain, Turn -17 hdc

Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in each back loop across, Turn -17 hdc

Row 9: Ch 1, hdc in each front loops across, 2 hdc in front loops at the last hdc, Turn – 18 hdc

Row 10: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the back loops, hdc in the each back loops across, Turn -19 hdc

Row 11: Ch 1, hdc in each front loops across, 2 hdc in front loops at the last hdc, Turn – 20 hdc

Row 12: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the back loops, hdc in the each back loops across, Turn -21 hdc

Row 13: Ch 1, hdc in each front loops across, 2 hdc in front loops at the last hdc, Turn – 22 hdc

Row 14: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the back loops, hdc in the each back loops across, Turn -23 hdc

Row 15: Ch 1, hdc in each front loops across, 2 hdc in front loops at the last hdc, Turn – 24 hdc. Fasten off.

Now Sew the tail by folding around the tip of the mermaid tail as seen in the picture above. Have the back loop ridge facing outward when you sew it on.

Top:

Mermaid shells, Make 2

F hook

Purple yarn

Row 1: Ch 6, work sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, Turn, -5 sc

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in the same stitch as the ch 2, hdc in the next 3 sc, 2 hdc, Turn – 7 hdc

Row 3: Ch 2, Front post hdc in the next hdc, hdc in the next hdc, front post hdc in the next hdc, hdc, front post hdc, hdc in the last, Turn

Row 4: Ch 2, Back post hdc in the next hdc, hdc in the next hdc, Back post hdc in the next hdc, hdc, Back post hdc, hdc in the last, Turn

Row 5: Skip first hdc, *work 4 hdc in the next hdc, slip stitch in the next hdc, *Repeat to the end, with 3(4 hdc’s) sl st, Fasten off.

Strap for the top: I hook, Multi Colored yarn, Chain 120, hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook, hdc in each ch across. Fasten off. Sew the shells on the center middle of the strap, with the shells side by side.

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5 thoughts on “Crochet Baby 0-3 Months old Crocodile Stitch Mermaid Tail

  1. cindyzs/freespiritczs says:

    cute and thanks! i need to make something like this, but for an 6 & 8 year old!! :)

  2. Barb says:

    So beautiful!!! I have a quick question though, after trying two separate yarns, it seems too small. Meaning after row 8 it seems too narrow as the crocodile stitches do not add width. Please advise.

    Thanks for your generosity in providing this pattern.

    Barb

  3. amray2007 says:

    I thought it fit the doll was using it and I measured it, but if you think its too small, I would suggest making another increased round by dc in the next 7 dc backloops, 2dc in the next dc backloops, or you could go up a hook size or two. Hope that helps!

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