Cute Mermaid Blanket by DROPS Design

Knitted mermaid blanket for kids. Size 3-14 years Piece is knitted bottom up in DROPS Eskimo.

DROPS design: Pattern ee-137-bn
Yarn group E
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Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 - 13/14 years
Measurements: Length without tail fin = 70-84-98-112-128-142 cm / 27½"-33"-38½"-44"-50½"-55 3/4"
Width at the top = 81-86-90-99-103-112 cm / 32"-34"-36½"-39"-40½"-44"
Circumference before tail = 31-34-38-42-45-51 cm / 12 1/4"-13½"-15"-16½"-17 3/4"-20"
Tail height = 27-31-33-35-37-39 cm / 10½"-12 1/4"-13"-13 3/4"-14½"-15 1/4"

Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
550-650-700-750-850-900 g color no 54, medium purple
250-250-300-300-350-350 g color 12, light blue

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group E)” - see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 cm / 16'' and 24'') size 8 mm / US 11 – or size needed to get 11 stitches and 15 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
ROUND 1: Knit all stitches.
ROUND 2: Knit 1, purl 1 the entire round.
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BLANKET:
Blanket it worked from tail fin and upwards. First worked in the round on circular needle, divide the piece on the tail and work back and forth onwards.

TAIL FIN:
Cast on 110-116-124-130-136-142 stitches on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 with 2 strands light blue. Cut one strand and continue working with only 1 strand.
Work in PATTERN - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 25-26-28-29-30-31 cm / 9 3/4"-10 1/4"-11"-11½"-11 3/4"-12 1/4", knit all stitches together 2 by 2 = 55-58-62-65-71 stitches. Tail fin is now done.
Cut the yarn.

TAIL:
Switch to medium purple. Now continue working in stockinette stitch and on first round decrease 21-20-20-19-18-15 stitches evenly on round = 34-38-42-46-50-56 stitches. Insert a marker and measure from here. Work 2 cm / 3/4'' in stockinette stitch. On next round increase 1-2-3-4-5-4 stitches evenly on round = 35-40-45-50-55-60 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch until piece measures 4 cm / 1½''. Insert 5 marker threads evenly on round. Switch to a long circular needle when needed.
READ THE REST OF THE PATTERN BEFORE CONTINUING!
Now increase alternately before and after each of the marker threads by making 1 yarn over (= 5 stitches increased each time) on every 3rd-4th-4th-5th-5th-5th cm / 1"-1½"-1½"-2"-2"-2", increase 10-11-11-12-12-13 times in total, work the yarn overs twisted on next row/round to avoid holes. After last increase there are 85-95-100-110-115-125 stitches on needle.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 25-27-29-31-33-35 cm / 9 3/4"-10½"-11½"-12 1/4"-13"-13 3/4" divide the pieces for a slit on the start of the round = mid back. Work the first and last 5 stitches in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above, and rest of the stitches are worked in stockinette stitch as before.
When piece measures 64-78-92-106-122-136 cm work 6 cm / 2 3/8'' with garter stitch over all stitches until piece measures 70-84-98-112-128-142 cm / 27½"-33"-38½"-44"-50½"-55 3/4" . Bind off and fasten the yarn.

ASSEMBLY:
Fasten the strands. Sew the vent at the bottom of tail together along the bottom 5 cm / 2'' or as long up the tail as you want. Place tail double with vent in the middle of piece. Sew tail fin together along cast-on edge.
Enjoy your new blanket.

Mette Bolsø Strøm 27.04.2019 - 09:58:

Finnes det en oppskrift på den uten splitten? Klarer ikke lese ut fra oppskriften hvordan jeg kan strikke uten å lage splitt.

DROPS Design 27.04.2019 kl. 15:06:

Hei Mette, Da fortsetter du bare å strikke rundt (isteden for å dele arbeidet) fram til ferdig mål. God fornøyelse!

Marlies Hoffmann 24.02.2019 - 19:13:

Hallo, da die Wolle sich zum Filzen eignet, befürchte ich, dass sie sich kratzig anfühlt. Können Sie mit bitte hierüber Auskunft geben? Mit frdl. Gruß Marlies Hoffmann

DROPS Design 25.02.2019 kl. 11:07:

Liebe Frau Hoffmann, Eskimo ist zwar zum Filzen geeignet aber ist trotzdem angenehm zu tragen, wenn die Wolle nicht gefiltzt ist. Nehmen Sie bitte Kontakt mit Ihrem DROPS Laden auf - auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail, gerne werden sie Ihnen helfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Marylise 06.02.2019 - 12:31:

J'ai comme l'impression qu'il manque des explication ou bien sais mal expliquer, mais après avoir les 31 cm il n'explique pas vraiment pour faire l'ouverture a l'arrière

DROPS Design 06.02.2019 kl. 14:06:

Bonjour Marylise, l'ouverture se fait à 31 cm (4ème taille): on commence désormais les rangs au début du tour, et on continue en allers et retours avec 5 m point mousse de chaque côté, en continuant les augmentations comme avant. Bon tricot!

J.C. Janssen-Koot 05.02.2019 - 08:57:

Goedemorgen, Afgelopen weekend heb ik het Mermaid-pakket besteld, maar geen bevestigingsmail gekregen. Is het pakket al onderweg? Met vriendelijke groet, Mevr. J.C. Janssen-Koot

DROPS Design 08.02.2019 kl. 17:29:

Dag J.C. Jansen,

Hopelijk is het pakket inmiddels gekomen, maar anders kun je het beste even contact opnemen met de winkel waar je het pakket gekocht hebt.

Christiane 08.11.2018 - 22:11:

Hallo !Wird die Flosse in Hin uns Rückrunden gestrickt oder in RUnden ? Danke für eine Info.

DROPS Design 09.11.2018 kl. 08:05:

Liebe Christiane, die Flosse wird in Runden gestrickt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Trisha 13.10.2018 - 11:42:

Hallo, wird die Deckeab der Teilung gemessen (Gesamtlänge ) oder mit Flosse ? Schonmal vielen Dank für eure Antwort

DROPS Design 15.10.2018 kl. 08:38:

Liebe Trisha, der Körper-teil wird von mittellila gemessen, dh die Flosse kommt zusätzlich su den Länge (= 70-84-98-112-128-142 cm ohne Flosse + 27-31-33-35-37-39 cm Höhe Flosse). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Sandra Topke 03.10.2018 - 14:56:

Eine Rundnadel mit 40 cm Länge benötigt man nicht, wenn man das Modell in Eskimo strickt. Die Anschaffung war leider überflüssig.

Mary 25.08.2018 - 17:41:

I’m confused, is the entire blanket done on circular needles, or just the tail fin?

DROPS Design 26.08.2018 kl. 08:00:

Hi Mary, You work the whole piece with a circular needle, working the tail and part-way up in the round before continuing on the same needle, but working back and forth. Happy knitting!

Sonja 11.04.2018 - 01:16:

Würde die Decke gerne auch für Erwachsene machen - wie viel Garn brauche ich dafür schätzungsweise?

DROPS Design 27.04.2018 kl. 16:19:

Liebe Sonja, bis jetzt ist diese Anleitung nur für Kinder verfügbar. Leider können wir nicht jede unsere Anleitung nach jeder Anfrage anpassen. Für weitere Hilfe nehmen Sie bitte Kontakt mit Ihrem Laden auf. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Anneke Wigman 27.03.2018 - 08:34:

Hoe kan ik dit patroon het beste uitbreiden als ik een deken wil maken voor volwassenen?

DROPS Design 02.04.2018 kl. 14:43:

Hallo Anneke, Je zou de deken na de staartvin wat langer kunnen maken en de meerderingen over die lengte verdelen.

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