This blanket was made with Red Heart Yarns Swanky--a new sequined worsted weight yarn with shimmery sheen and lovely drape! The jewel-toned colors are perfect for this design, too. But there are endless options if you don't have access to Swanky or just want something a little less delicate. One that I played with was this one...
It's Red Heart Unforgettable in two shades (and you could use more)--Dragonfly and Tidal. Some of my testers worked it up in a bunch of different colors that I loved, too. So use your imagination and have fun!
This pattern may look tricky but the motif is actually very simple. And I provide lots of help with diagrams to help in the joining process--which is JOIN-AS-YOU-GO!! Phew. I like that! I rate the skill level of this pattern at ambitious intermediate only because of the joining. But with the extra detailed explanation I provide or previous experience with join-as-you-go, you'll be connecting those little scales and making your very own mermaid tail in no time!
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You can start to work on making that little girl (or yourself) your very own mermaid tail blanket! Find the pattern on Craftsy, Ravelry or Etsy.
Isn't imagination the BEST?!!
| On the Board | -- Try not to look sideways to see how others are viewing our lives, but look up to see how Heavenly Father sees us. ~Carl B. Cook