PLEASE NOTE: This is a set of instructions, not the physical object. Once you have paid, you will receive an email with instructions for downloading your 2 pattern pdf's (newborn and toddler sizes), along with 3 other files: 1) yarn and needle terminology and equivalents 2) newborn photography and digital editing tips 3) links to super cute free patterns for fish, sea shells, and starfish that would be adorable in your scene.
What a cute picture Cathy got of her granddaughter in the main photo! She says: "I just wanted to thank you for this WONDERFUL WONDERFUL mermaid pattern, and ALL of your help with directions and supplies for the head piece! We love our pictures of the new girl in our lives in this ensemble! The only thing I would do differently is make it a little longer. We couldn't pull it up high enough to keep her from looking 'topless', but she still looks so innocent and 'swimmingly' Pisces we love every picture we snapped! The pattern is absolutely fabulous! This is my favorite thing I've made so far I think."
People are so kind!! Cathy's granddaughter was about a month old, so if you are going to use yours with a little girl that age, keep in mind what she says about making it a little longer.
I was present to help my friend Anna photograph her darling newborn daughter, and it was hilarious to see her flip her fin like a fish. She was just as snug as could be, and really seemed to enjoy herself. The mermaid in the treasure chest is my own sweet granddaughter at about 2 months and 15 pounds. Many thanks to pattern customer Cindy Evans and Dragonfly Photography in Jacksonville, NC. The last photo was sent by Nicole, who knitted the prop for her cousin, Amanda Dye @ Dye Designs. What a good idea to use computer generated starfish incorporated with the logo!
You can also use this prop with a toddler if she sits in a tub and the fin is hanging over the edge, not actually on her. There's a good picture of that in the Ravelry listing. I ran out of room here!
This "scales" stitch pattern is just perfect, and I can't emphasize enough how easy this stitch is to create. All you will need is a skein of Caron Simply Soft yarn ($3.00 or so at WalMart!) and your needles.
I've written it two ways, so you can choose to knit in the round, or back and forth with a seam up the back.
Permission is granted to sell the mermaid cocoons you knit.
Not suitable for an absolute beginner, unless you have a personal coach in the extended family. Work on the basics with my pattern number 101 or 110 first. Email support is included! I can usually answer your questions in just a few hours.
I can also send you the supplies and super easy instructions to create this charming seaweed headband. Pictures and pricing upon request. Check my shop listings, as I sometimes offer this mermaid set as a finished item, too.
So adorable and will make an amazing gift for my nephew once he arrives.
Aug 23, 2017 by YipsusRex
I've tried two different infant mermaid tail patterns now, and this is BY FAR the easiest to follow and best looking pattern. This is the first pattern I've read that not only provides the instructions, but what to YouTube when you get stuck. I'm on my second one now, and I'm in love! I do wish there were better pictures or description of how to attach the fin, but I think I've worked it out! Can't wait to see some babies in these!😍
Jul 23, 2017 by Lauren Hagerty
Mix of 2 yarns. Hot lilac and deep pink. I'm starting to decrease. I love your patterns. Thank you for making them.
Apr 1, 2017 by Teresa
Adorable and tiny...a perfect shower gift for my cousin's new little girl.
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