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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 PDF CROCHET PATTERN to make a mermaid tail, NOT the actual finished item. There will be no refunds for failure to read the listing details, this listing is clearly for a crochet pattern.


PLEASE NOTE: The patterns for the bikini and the starfish headband are NOT included in this listing. They are available separately. You can also save money by buying these patterns in a set. Available in a set of 3 patterns with the mermaid tail, headband, and bikini top, and also in a set of 4 patterns that includes the mermaid fishing net blanket. If you buy them separately, you will pay full price. Please see my other listings for sets.


This is a PDF file for a crochet pattern to complete a fun photography prop 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. You are not able to walk in the mermaid tail, so it can only be used for photos, or for 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 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 any questions, I’m just an email away.

This pattern includes specific directions for all sizes, from preemie/doll to adult!

Easy to moderate. 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).

This pattern is written in STANDARD US CROCHET TERMS.

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 tail you are making and could be anything from “J” to “Q” (6 to 15 mm). There is a very detailed size chart included with this pattern. Also needed: stitch marker, yarn needle, and measuring tape.

Pattern includes detailed instructions and a photo tutorial. *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 Tail Pattern by Crochet by Jennifer, available at www.crochetbyjennifer.com

Hanson Photography, Tina Soren, Esha Hart Photography, Jennifer Dougherty. Do not copy.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Coordinating patterns to go with this mermaid tail, such as a Starfish headband, a shell bikini top, and a fishing net blanket photography prop. These patterns are available separately and also as a complete package! Please see my other listings.


Crochet Pattern for Mermaid Tail Photography Prop - Baby to Adult - Welcome to sell finished items



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