My friend KC just had her first child and it’s a girl! While she was still pregnant, KC requested I make a crocheted a mermaid cocoon ready for her Newborn photoshoot. (Her daddy is a photographer.) I couldn’t wait to meet my new niece and see how cute she looks as a mermaid princess.
Here’s the pattern for the mermaid cocoon that I made for Baby Alexa. Feel free to make one for any other baby mermaids you might know.
Yarn: Stitch Studio By Nicole – Storybook Lullaby Honeydew
Stitch Studio By Nicole – Storybook Lullaby Powder Pink
Hook: H-8 (5.0mm)
Row 1: Ch2 and create a magic circle. DC10 in the 2nd st of the magic circle. Join. 9st.
Row 2: Ch2, 2dc then 1dc in each st all around. Join. 16st.
Row 3: Ch2, 3dc then 1dc in each st all around. Join. 29st.
Row 4: Ch2, 2dc then 1dc in each st all around. Join. 42st.
Row 5-27: Ch2, 1dc in each st all around. Join. 61st.
Knot and tie off. Weave in the access yarn.
(The picture below is actually of a shorter version. The finished product on Baby Alexa is what the pattern given will make.)
Tail fin fluke
Row 1: Ch 25, chain extra 2sc. 27st.
Row 2: DC in each st, 2dc turn. 24st.
Row 3: DC in next 22 st, turn. 22st.
Row 4: DC in each stitch. Turn. 21st.
Row 5: Ch2, DC in next 18st. 18st.
Row 6: DC in next 17st. Turn. 17st.
Row 7: Ch2, DC in next 12 st. Turn. 13st.
Row 8: Ch2, DC in each st. Knot and tie off. 12st
Make 2 and sew shorter ends together. Sew the fluke to the bottom of the first piece that was made.
Row 1: Ch 40, chain extra 2st and turn. 40st.
Row 2 – 10: DC in each st, ch extra 2st and turn. Knot and tie off. 40st.
Sew the middle of the long rectangle together. Should look like a really long bow.
Weave in loose threads.
Shoe lace the ends together with a long piece of yarn. This will make it easier to put on the baby and also to make the top adjustable to size.
Row 1: Chain 60, ch 1 extra st and turn. 60 st.
Row 2: SC in each st. Join ends, tie off and end. 60st.
Weave in loose threads. The flower will go here.
Row 1: Ch 20, Ch extra 2st turn. 20st.
Row 2: DC in each. End. 40st.
Thread yarn at the bottom of the piece. Pull thread and scrunch up the piece. Curl the row so it overlaps itself in a circle. Sew down in place. Should look like a rose bud. Repeat 2 more times to make 3 roses in total. Sew onto the headband close to each other in a cluster.
And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this pattern. If you have any questions just ask. 🙂