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Mermaid Blanket Pattern
This knit mermaid tail blanket is perfect for both adults and kids. Any sea princess in training is sure to love the colorful and comfy design.
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This Mermaid Blanket Pattern may be one of the cutest and most interesting knit blanket patterns out there. Using bright yarn, this knit blanket is actually a sack so you can slip your legs in and stay cozy while feeling like a mermaid. How cool is that?
This pattern would also be perfect for a daughter or granddaughter and you can work up a matching one for yourself! Just imagine the look of excitement on her face when she sees her new knit mermaid blanket.
So, if you want to be the coolest relative around, just grab your needles and start this free knitting pattern. You and your child will have matching mermaid tail blankets in no time.
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Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Gauge8 sts and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.
Finished SizeChild Approx 46" [117 cm] circumference x 45" [114.5 cm] long (excluding tailfin). Adult Approx 64" [162.5 cm] circumference x 66" [167.5 cm] long (excluding tailfin).
Bernat® Blanket Brights™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 220 yds/201 m)
Child: Lemonade Varg (12012) - 3 balls or 570 yds/520 m
Adult: Go-Go Green (12004) - 5 balls or 1050 yds/960 m
- Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular knitting needles 36" [90 cm] and 16" [40.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch marker
If you're a mermaid fanatic like we are, you'll love this beautiful mermaid-inspired shawl! Finally, you can live your best mermaid life. Mystical Mermaid Knit Shawl Pattern
The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to both sizes.
With longer circular needle, cast on 88 (124) sts. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.
2nd rnd: *P1. K1. Rep from * around. Rep last 2 rnds Seed St Pat twice more.
Next rnd: Knit, inc 4 sts evenly around. 92 (128) sts.
Knit even in rnds until work from cast on edge measures 22 (36)" [56 (91.5) cm].
Shape body: Next rnd: *K21 (30). K2tog. Rep from * around. 88 (124) sts. Knit 5 rnds even.
Next rnd: *K20 (29). K2tog. Rep from * around. 84 (120) sts.
Knit 5 rnds even.
Next rnd: *K19 (28). K2tog. Rep from * around. 80 (116) sts.
Knit 5 rnds even.
Next rnd: *K18 (27). K2tog. Rep from * around. 76 (112) sts.
Knit 5 rnds even.
Note: Change to shorter circular needle when necessary to accommodate sts.
Cont dec 4 sts evenly (as established) around next and following 6th rnds until there are 44 (92) sts.
Adult Size only: Cont dec 4 sts evenly (as established) around next and following 4th rnds until there are 52 sts.
Both Sizes: Knit even in rnds until work from beg measures 45 (66)" [114.5 (167.5) cm]. Cast off. Sew cast off edge of Body tog.
Note: Tailfin is worked side to side with short-turn row shaping.
Cast on 42 (48) sts. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Knit 3 rows (garter st).
**Next row: (WS). Cast off 3 sts. Knit to last 4 sts. Turn. Leave rem 4 sts unworked.
Next row: Knit.
Next 2 rows: Knit across all sts.** Rep from ** to ** 8 (10) times more. 15 sts rem.
***Next row: (WS). Cast on 3 sts. Knit to last 4 sts. Turn. Leave rem 4 sts unworked.
Next row: Knit.
Next 2 rows: Knit across all sts.***
Rep from *** to *** 8 (10) times more. 42 (48) sts.
Cast off all sts.
Gather top edge of Tailfin to fit lower edge (cast off edge) of Body and sew in position.
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- Knit next 2 stitches together
- Right Side
- Wrong Side
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