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
Size in cm: 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152 - 158/164 
Measurements: Length without tail fin = 70-84-98-112-128-142 cm.
Width at the top = 81-86-90-99-103-112 cm.
Circumference before tail = 31-34-38-42-45-51 cm
Tail height = 27-31-33-35-37-39 cm.
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
550-650-700-750-850-900 g colour no 54, medium purple
250-250-300-300-350-350 g colour 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) SIZE 8 mm – or size needed to get 11 stitches and 15 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American 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 with 2 strands light blue. Cut one strand and continue working with only 1 strand.
Work in PATTERN - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 25-26-28-29-30-31 cm, 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 stocking 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 in stocking stitch. On next round increase 1-2-3-4-5-4 stitches evenly on round = 35-40-45-50-55-60 stitches. Work in stocking stitch until piece measures 4 cm. 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, 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 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 stocking stitch as before.
When piece measures 64-78-92-106-122-136 cm work 6 cm with garter stitch over all stitches until piece measures 70-84-98-112-128-142 cm. Cast off and fasten the yarn.

ASSEMBLY:
Fasten the strands. Sew the vent at the bottom of tail together along the bottom 5 cm 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.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Correction in text on tail.
Updated online: 05.12.2017

Comments (9)

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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.

Mai Britt Iversen 12.03.2018 - 09:23:

Jeg er helt med på at der skal strikkes frem og tilbage, men skal den være åben så det bare er et tæppe man trække over sig? Troede at det bar et man kravlede ned i

DROPS Design 14.03.2018 kl. 16:19:

Hej Mai Britt, det stemmer det er kun halen og de første cm som strikkes rundt, resten strikkes frem og tilbage så den bliver åben. Du finder målene øverst i opskriften. God fornøjelse!

Johny Reuvers 10.03.2018 - 11:41:

Hoeveel wol is er nodig voor maat 5/6?

DROPS Design 12.03.2018 kl. 09:23:

Hallo Johny, Bij materialen staat beschreven hoeveel wol je nodig hebt. De reeks getallen met streeps ertussen refereren aan de maten, dus voor maat 5/6 heb je het tweede getal nodig. 550-650-700-750-850-900 g kleur nr 54, licht paars 250-250-300-300-350-350 g kleur 12, lichtblauw

Solange Leduc 26.01.2018 - 21:20:

Combien de balle de laine pour grandeur 11 et 12 ans merci!

DROPS Design 28.01.2018 kl. 16:58:

Bonjour Solange, pour grandeur 11/12 on a besoin de 17 balles du coloris n° 54, lilas moyen et 7 balles du coloris 12, bleu clair

Clara Schoor 30.12.2017 - 12:47:

Wie viel Garn bracht man denn für eine Decke in Größe 13/14 Jahre?

DROPS Design 02.01.2018 kl. 10:51:

Liebe Frau Schoor, in der Größe 13/14 Jahre brauchen Sie 900 g Farbe 54 (= 900/50 g das Knäuel Eskimo = 18 Knäuel Eskimo Farbe 54) + 350 g Farbe 12 (= 350/50 g das Knäuel Eskimo = 7 Knäuel Eskimo Farbe 53). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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