So, I’ve done about 15 of these mermaid tails and made each one unique using various different patterns also. They’re really popular and easy to customize.
My Largest Mermaid Tail
This one was one of my first for a male friend and was super fun. I used Red Heart Yarn which I loved using, it’s not as easy/quick to get in the UK as I would like as I would do most projects with this.
It took me a lot of time to perfect the fin on this one.
The first one I did, was for myself, and the fin just didn’t sit right with me. You can’t appreciate the size of this tail, it was about 6ft from fin to top.
After looking for a long time at different styles of mermaid tails this one was adapted from an awesome pattern for a shark cocoon I did for my children.
Find the pattern here at: Off The Hook
I love looking at Offthehook as she does amazing patterns for amazing items.
I don’t have a pattern for the fin as I worked on it randomly and didn’t think to write it down until I had finished, and by then I just wanted to send the cocoon to it’s very excited owner. 🙂
My First Ever Attempt
This is the very first one I tried, so it’s far from perfect but; it’s for me so it doesn’t have to be. 🙂
After seeing so many I thought a nice touch to add to the mermaid tails, and hopefully allow for more durability would be to add some form of lining, this would stop the wool from being pulled and stretched as much and also allow for extra snuggly – warmth during those cold evening I spend crocheting.
And it does just that. I used a fleece lining, as I have on all of my tails I have sold, and they have been very well received.
As you can see from the picture the fin on this tail is too small and doesn’t have as much wow factor as all the others I have done. I don’t remember where I got the pattern from but the body of the cocoon is pretty as it is shelled.
Crocodile Stitch Mermaid Tail (MY FAVOURITE)
This mermaid tail was so easy to do, and although it looks rather intricate, it was so much fun. For this, because of the colours, I couldn’t seem to get them in a thicker yarn that I liked. So I used 2 strands of double knit to do most fo the colour layers. But it worked out great.
Again with this, I followed the pattern, and the fin just didn’t seem big enough, but I liked the shape and slight wave effect that was created with this, so I have used this many times and just expanded the pattern to make it bigger for bigger tails.
I think I love everything about this one. It’s very “fish like” with the scale effect created by the crocodile stitches and I love the colours.
I have two boys and a lot of male friends so nearly everything I do is male focused, I rarely get to use girly colours on anything.
I bought this pattern from Penny’s Crochet Closet. Find her wonderful patterns on Etsy here: Pennys Crochet Closet
I love the lining on this, because it was small, I didn’t want to pack it out with fleece, so I used a lovely cotton material which I think looks absolutely lovely.
Other Mermaid Tails
All the mermaid tails I have done have been custom orders, I get people to choose the colour of the wool and fleece, and (when they can) the stitch they would like. Others let me have free reign and I love that, as I get to be as creative as I like. 🙂
The only think to note when beginning on making a mermaid tail is: they use a massive amount of yarn, especially for an adult one. And they are rather time consuming.
Finally, it gets rather warm when making an adult one as they are so big. 🙂
Thank you for reading through my post.
This post is only to give some insight into making a mermaid tail and direct you to some wonderful creators of some wonderful patterns.
But if you are interested in purchasing a custom made one in the UK then visit: