Handcrafts of Joy’s Fancy Mermaid Tail Fin Pattern

I really love  Mad Hookers Tail Pattern found HERE , but decided to come up with my own fin design that I am sharing with you! I hope you enjoy it!

Fancy Mermaid Tail Fin Pattern by Handcrafts of Joy
Free Fancy Mermaid Tail Fin Pattern

 Fancy Mermaid Tail Fin Pattern by Joyce Elvis

For the sample I made, I used 2 strands of Red Heart Shimmer in Plum held together throughout the pattern. I used not quite 2 balls. If you notice the ball of yarn in the fin photo above, that is all I had left. It was cutting it close! Please make sure you have enough of your yarn choice on hand.


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Material List:
Approximately 560 yards Red Heart Shimmer in Plum
Crochet Hook Size H 5.00 mm
Tapestry Needle

Gauge 8 rows and 12 sts =4″ in dc  (Gauge is not important)


**IMPORTANT NOTES** ch2 counts as st except on decrease. DO NOT decrease in ch 2 leave it unworked.

*Turn at the end of each row*

Fin measures approx.  20″ wide  and 15″ long

st – stitch
fdc – foundation double crochet
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
dc2tog- double crochet two together
inc – increase
dec – decrease


MAKE TWO using 2 strands of yarn held together.

row 1: fdc 52 OR ch 55, dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across
Decrease Rows:
row 2: ch 2, dc across to last 2 sts (leaving ch 2 unworked), dc2tog
row 3: ch 2, dc2tog over next two sts, dc across
row 4: repeat row 2
row 5: repeat row 3
row 6: repeat row 2
Increase Rows:
row 7: ch 2, 2 dc (inc) in first st, dc across
row 8: ch 2, dc across to last sts, 2 dc (inc) in last st
row 9: repeat row 7
row 10: repeat row 8
Decrease Rows:
row 11: repeat row 3
row 12 repeat row 2
row 13: repeat row 3
row 14: repeat row 2
row 15: repeat row 3
Double Decrease Rows:
row 16: dc across to last 4 sts (leaving ch 2 unworked), dc2tog twice
row 17: ch2, dc2tog twice, dc across
row 18: repeat row 16
row 19: repeat row 17
row 20: repeat row 16
row 21: repeat row 17

f/o leave long tail for seaming

Seam both short sides from the two fins together using the mattress stitch.  Moogly has a great video tutorial  HERE  for the mattress stitch. Weave in ends.

Starting in top straight edge corner attach yarn:
ch 1, work 2 sc in corner and sc around entire tail, working 3 sc’s in corner until you come back to starting point of sc and sl st to join.

Gathering of straight edge:
(ch 1, sc2tog across top straight edge, turn) 3 times
F/O leave long tail for attaching to your mermaid tail.

Here is my finished Adult Mermaid Lapghan using Mad Hooker’s Tail Design but my own Mermaid Tail Fin Design. I attached a pretty flower applique I found HERE by Evanescence Crochet.

Beautiful Mermaid Tail

Thank you so much for choosing my Fancy Mermaid Fin Pattern for your project!  I would love to see it. Please feel free to share yours on my Facebook Page and please if you are on Ravelry, link to the pattern. It will make my day for sure!I hope you have a fantastic day.

Please check back with my blog often as I try to add new things daily for you to enjoy.  ~Joyce


©Joyce Elvis of Handcrafts of Joy 



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