This is the mermaid tail blanket I made for my oldest daughter. (Caron Cakes – Faerie Cakes)
I have been waiting on forever to design a mermaid tail blanket. I knew my girls will love it but I never found a pattern that I like it enough to hunt down the right kind of yarn to make it. Until this beautiful Caron Cakes yarn came out last year and I was like “this is it!”. I found the perfect yarn for my project. I decided to stop looking for other designers’ creations and designed my own Sophie mermaid tail blanket pattern for my little girls.
You can get the pattern here:
Child sizes 5 -12:
Ravelry Store: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sophie-mermaid-tail-blanket
Ravelry Store: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sophie-mermaid-tail-blanket—adult-size
Sophie mermaid tail blanket
Caron Cakes Yarns are so beautiful, I stocked up on them when I could. Now, they have new colors came out and I need to hunt down the pistachio color, they are so popular and hard to get my hands on them.
A pink mermaid tail blanket for my younger girl, she loves pink. (Caron Cakes – Cherry Chip)
Every time I looked at all these other beautiful designs, the tail just didn’t look right to me, not as I imagined. So, when I finally get my hands on this beautiful yarn, I made the tail pattern just the way I wanted. The best part is, it is also a 2-ways scarf on its own.
I don’t like to sew my project together if I could avoid it. (Who really enjoy sewing them anyway? I enjoy making it but not much about weaving in ends and sewing, just being honest here.) So I figure out a nice and neat way to avoid the sewing altogether. I made this a one piece creation and minimized a lot of weaving-in ends and joining yarns because of the pattern design and yarn choice. As the weather in Texas was hot and cold this whole Winter, I ended up making myself a rainbow mermaid tail blanket too. Now, my baby boy wants a tail blanket because his sisters have been very nice to him and let him borrow and hide in the blanket to play hide and seek. He was so comfortable in it that he thinks they belonged to him now and refuses to come out at times. My silly little guy. (We love him so much, he is so spoiled.)