Mermaid Costume Pattern
I made this costume for my cousin Bree last Halloween.
NOTE: I put a lot of time into creating this so that I wouldn't have to pay for it, so I'd really appreciate if you didn't sell what you make from it. Personal use only, please!
Size H hook
R1: sc 5 times in mc, sl st to join (5)
R2: ch 1, 2 around, sl st to join (10)
R3: ch 1, sc in same st, dc, tr, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc, tr, dc in next st* around, sl st to join
R4: ch 1, sc in same st, hdc in next st, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc in next st, hdc in next st, *sc in next st, hdc in next st, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc in next st, hdc in next st* around, sl st to join
Make four ties approximately 35 chains in length and attach them to your preference
(This is made by joining at the beginning of each row and ch 2 (this does NOT count as a stitch!). You can also try making it without joining it, but at the time that I made this pattern, I wasn't really comfortable with marking stitches, but have at 'er!)
R1: 12 dc in circle (12)
R2: Blo, dc 12 around (12)
R3-9: dc 12 round (12)
R10: dc 1 in next 3 st, dc 2 in next st* around (15)
R11: dc 1 in next 2 st, dc 2 in next st* around (20)
R12: Dc around (20)
R13: Dc 1 in next 2 st, dc 2 in next st* around (28)
R14-17: Dc around (28)
R18-19: Dc 1 in next 2 st, dc 2 in next st* around
For optional increase, repeat R13 (48)
R20-45: dc around
R46-47: sc around
R48: sc in next 2 st, ch 1, skip a st, sc in next 2 st* around
R49-50: sc around
Make a chain long enough to form a drawstring around the waist (you’ll weave this through the spaces in R48)
Fins (make 2):
R1: Dc across
R2: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc across
R3: Ch 2, dc across
R4: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc across
R5: Ch 2, dc across
R6: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc across
R7: ch 2, dc across
If the fins are confusing, you can try using these:
You should only sew the fins together about three-quarters of the way
Fold the corners over and sew the corners to the end of the tail (sew around; make sure it's connected)
And there you have it!
For everyone who was waiting a really long time for this pattern, I'm sorry, but I didn't have access to the costume for the longest time so I couldn't try and write it down.
This pattern hasn't been tested except for by me, so any feedback or revisions would be appreciated. If something's unclear, feel free to ask me about it. The beading and sequins wasn't done by me, it was done by my aunt.