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This pattern will be available for download as soon as payment clears. Please do not leave a 'note to seller' during checkout as these are not checked on the instant downloads. If you need to contact me for any reason, please do it through Etsy conversations.

This is a set of 3 PDF CROCHET PATTERNS to make the mermaid tail, starfish headband, and shell bikini top, NOT the actual finished items. There will be no refunds for failure to read the listing details, this listing is clearly for a crochet pattern.

These patterns are also available separately. See my other listings.


This is a PDF file of 3 separate crochet patterns to complete a fun photography prop set for a professional photographer or even an amateur that just wants some fun photos. It would also make a great Halloween costume for a baby girl. My suggestion: For extra warmth and modesty, put a nude colored leotard under the bikini top, this works especially well for a Halloween costume. See photos for example. You’re not able to walk in the tail, so it can only be used for photos or a baby that doesn’t walk. Some older kids and adults like to use it as a blanket/sleeping bag for lounging on the couch as well.

The Mermaid Tail pattern was written to be made quickly for a photography prop and uses different weights of yarn for different sizes (an adult sized tail is a quick and easy weekend project). Depending on the size you are making, it calls for varying numbers of strands of worsted weight yarn, bulky yarn, or super bulky yarn. The hook size needed also depends on size of tail you are making and could be anything from “J” to “Q” (6 to 15 mm). Photos are included to show various steps in the pattern. If you have questions, I’m just an email away.


Mermaid Tail: ALL SIZES, doll/preemie to adult!

Headband: Any size, baby to adult (flower and starfish patterns included).

Bikini top: Baby to child size only.

Easy to moderate, experience is recommended. Stitches include single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, hdc2tog, hdc3tog, and slip stitch. You will at times work in front loop only (FLO) or back loop only (BLO). Some patterns include front post double crochet and back post double crochet. One of the patterns includes a button being sewn on, but it is optional.

This pattern is written in STANDARD US CROCHET TERMS.

Depending on the size you are making, this set of patterns calls for varying numbers of strands of worsted weight yarn, bulky yarn, or super bulky yarn. The hook size needed also depends on size of tail you are making and could be anything from “J” to “Q” (6 to 15 mm). A detailed chart is provided for every size of the mermaid tail. The pattern was written so that any brand of yarn can be used, and all the options are included in the chart with the pattern (and online). Also needed: stitch marker, yarn needle, and measuring tape.

Pattern includes detailed instructions and photo tutorials. *Again, please note: you will be purchasing the pattern only, not a finished product. Do not purchase this listing expecting a finished item.*

There is no shipping charge for this item as it is a digital file. Your pattern (PDF file) will be available as an instant download from Etsy as soon as payment clears. You will need Adobe to read this pattern, it can be downloaded free online at www.adobe.com.

Due to the nature of patterns, there are no returns or refunds. All sales are final.

You are welcome to sell your finished items however you like, but do not copy and/or redistribute this pattern, or alter it in any way to claim it as your own. Please provide a link to my website if you are selling your finished items online. If you change the name of the item when you sell it online, please provide the pattern name in the link so other customers can find the correct pattern.

You can link like this:
Mermaid Patterns by Crochet by Jennifer, available at www.crochetbyjennifer.com

Color in the Gray Photography, Photography by Jannette, Laura Hamp Photography Blessings Captured Photography, Photographic Reflections, Photography by Sirena, Inspirational Moments Photography, Esha Hart Photography, Photography by Terese, Tara Troumbly Venditto, Kaycee Sterling, and Jennifer Dougherty. Do not copy.


A coordinating pattern to go with the mermaid theme...a mermaid fishing net blanket photography prop. This pattern is available separately and also as a set with the above patterns! If you want to buy all four patterns together, please see my other listings.


Set of 3 Crochet Patterns for Mermaid Tail, Headband, and Shell Bikini Top Photography Props - Welcome to sell finished items



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