Mermaid Tail by Kat Goldin
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Mermaid Tail

April 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet (UK)
5.0 mm (H)
5.5 mm (I)
327 yards (299 m)
0-6 months
This pattern is available for free.

New babies spend so very much of their time asleep. A sweet little mermaid tail not only keeps them warm, but makes for some adorable new baby photos.

This pattern was originally published in The Guardian:

*PLEASE NOTE: there is errata available for this pattern.*
Fully corrected version is available here..

Mermaid Tail, p78:
Waistband (the turns are in the wrong place. it should read)

Using smaller hook, make 10ch.

Row 1(RS): Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, 9dc.Turn. (9)dc

Row 2- 3: 1ch, 9dc in BLO. Turn. (9)dc

Row 4: 1ch, 1dc, 2ch, miss 2 sts, 3dc in BLO, miss 2 sts, 1dc. Turn. (5)dc

Row 5-6: 1ch, 9dc in BLO. Turn. (9)dc

Row 7: 1ch, 1dc in BLO, 2ch, miss 2 sts, 3dc in BLO, miss 2 sts, 1dc in BLO. Turn. (5)dc

Row 8-64: 1ch, 9dc in BLO. Turn. (9)dc

Tail Set Up Row: Without breaking the yarn, turn your work so that you can work across the ribbing. RS facing. 55dc, working one stitch into the end of each row for 55 rows. Turn. (55)

Row 1: Using the larger hook 1ch, 1dc, 9Sh. Turn. (9)Sh

Row 2: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 2tr in first dc, 8Sh, 3tr in last dc. 9(Sh)

Round 28: (1Sh dec, 2Sh) twice. (6)Sh