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Mermaid Tail Crochet Snuggle and Sleep Sack

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Spinrite
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Bernat® Baby Blanket™ [10.5 oz/300 g; 220 yds/201 m], 4 balls Peachy
  • Size U.S. L/11 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

    • MEASUREMENTS
    • Approx 46" circumference x 45" long excluding tail.

    • GAUGE 7 hdc and 6 rows = 4".

    • DIRECTIONS:

    • Note: Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as hdc.
    • Ch 82.
    • 1st row: [RS]. 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 80 hdc.
    • 2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
    • Rep last row until work from beg measures approx 24”, ending on a WS row.
    • Beg decs: 1st row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 8 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 72 sts.
    • 2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
    • Rep last row 4 times more.
    • Next row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 7 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 64 sts.
    • Next 5 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
    • Next row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 56 sts.
    • Next 5 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
    • Next row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 48 sts.
    • Next 5 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
    • Next row: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc.
    • Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 40 sts.
    • Next 5 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
    • Fasten off.
    • Sew center back seam. Sew bottom seam.
    • Tail [make 2 pieces alike]
    • Ch 38.
    • 1st row: [RS]. 1 dc in 4th ch from hook [counts as 2 dc]. 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 36 dc.
    • 2nd row: Ch 3 [counts as dc]. *Work 1 dc in horizontal bar created below stitch in previous row [bar is below loops normally worked on WS]. Rep from * to last 3 dc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
    • 3rd row: Ch 3. *Work 1 dc in horizontal bar created below stitch in previous row [bar is below loops normally worked on WS]. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
    • Rep last 2 rows until 21 sts rem. Fasten off.
    • Sew short sides of Tail tog [along last row worked].
    • Join yarn with sl st to top right corner of Tail. Ch 1. Work 40 sc evenly across top of Tail.
    • Fasten off.
    • Sew top edge of Tail to bottom of Sack.

    • Abbreviations
    • Approx = Approximate[ly]
    • Beg = Begin[ing]
    • Ch = Chain[s]
    • Dc = Double crochet
    • Dec = Decrease[ing]
    • Hdc = Half double crochet Hdc2tog = Yoh and draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook
    • Rem = Remain[ing]
    • Rep = Repeat
    • RS = Right side
    • Sc = Single crochet
    • Sl st = Slip stitch
    • Tog = Together
    • WS = Wrong side

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