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Mermaid Tail Lapghan Blanket for Ages 2 thru 16 Knitting Pattern
In English only, at present.
Grandmothers all over the world have been asking about enlarging my newborn photo prop pattern, to fit much bigger girls.
So, this pattern includes two options:
- for knitting in-the-round
- for making it as a lap blanket
My granddaughter is seen in the tubular "cocoon" version.
Doesn't she look like Ariel?
Her mother, my own Elizabeth, is seen in the back-and-forth "lapghan" version, which is very popular and a bit more practical for taking on and off. The adult version is sold separately here:
It can be tucked in snugly around the thighs to appear to be a cocoon, too.
The two photos of Elizabeth demonstrate this, I think.
Many thanks to knitter Sharon Pfrang, for the photo of her two little mermaids! What cuties!
Some people have bought this pattern twice, because I also sell this pattern with the blue mermaid as the primary picture:
They are the exact same pattern, so you can see how different it can look depending on which way you make yours!
This "scales" stitch pattern is just perfect, and I can't emphasize enough how easy this stitch is to create. A REALLY fun project!
2 to 3 years
4 to 5 years
6 to 7 years
8 to 11 years
12 to 14 years
14 to 16 years
The ladies version is available SEPARATELY, in sizes adult small thru XXL.
If that's what you are looking for, please click here:
PLEASE NOTE: This is a set of instructions, not the physical object. Once you have paid, you will receive an Etsy order confirmation email with instructions for downloading your pattern pdf file, along with a file that tends to help if you live outside the USA, about yarn and needle terminology and equivalents.
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