Welcome to the Mermaid Tail Stocking and Ornament Crochet Pattern!! I originally posted the Mermaid Tail Stocking pattern in July 2018 but I have updated it and added a matching ornament. I’m 100% mermaid so this was one of my funnest inspirations Christmas 2016. I was going through a hard time with the loss of my mother in law and this beautiful pattern came to me and brought much needed joy into my life.
These patterns work up very quickly. I used 2 strands of worsted weight, Red Heart Super Saver, to make the mermaid tail stocking. You can also use 1 strand of bulky weight. You can use same for the Mermaid Tail Ornament. I used 2 strands of Caron Simply Soft as well as 1 strand of Red Hearts Hygge yarn for the ornament both look great.
I hope you love these patterns as much as I do. I would love to see what colors your choose. Please tag me on Instagram use #pinkplumeriamaui and @pinkplumeriamaui!! 
You can find a low cost PDF pattern on Etsy or Ravelry. You can also Pin it for later HERE!

Materials: 

Yards/Ounces:

For Stocking 6.0 oz of 2 strands of worsted or 6 oz 1 strand of bulky. For Ornamanet .50 oz of 2 strands of worsted or 1 strand of bulky.  

Skill Level:

Beginner 

Size:

Medium/Large Size Stocking & Small Ornament 

Gauge: 

4 x 4 inches = 11 dc x 6 rows dc 

Dimensions:

Stocking 18 inches long by 9 inches wide at top. Ornament 5 inches long by 2.75 inches wide at top. 

Abbreviations:   

ch = chain 

sc  = single crochet 

dc = double crochet  

hdc = half double crochet 

sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) 

sl st = Slip Stitch   

shell = 5 dc in one stitch 

Foundation dc = chainless foundation double crochet  

Stocking:

 

Tail:

With 2 strands of worsted or 1 strand of bulky yarn. You will be working in the round.  

Row 1 – 3: Foundation dc 28.  OR ch 28 and without twisting sl st to form a circle, ch 2, 28 dc. Sl st to 1st foundation dc or top of ch 2. (28 dc) 

Row 4: Ch 2, dc 3, 2dc. Repeat *dc 3, 2dc* 6 more times. Sl st to top of ch 2. (35 dc) 

Row 5: Ch 2, dc 4, 2dc. Repeat *dc 4, 2dc* 6 more times. Sl st to top of ch 2. (42 dc) 

Row 6 – 8: Ch 2, dc around and sl st to top of ch 2. (42 dc) 

Row 9: Ch 2, dc 6, 2dc. Repeat *dc 6, 2dc* 5 more times. SL ST to top of CH 2. (48 dc) 

Row 10 – 15: Ch 2, dc around and sl st st to top of ch 2. (48 dc) 

The last row is made up shell stitches with making a loop to hang the stocking. Change color if you desire.  

Row 16: Skip 1 stitch and 5dc or shell, skip 1 stitch, sl st. Repeat *skip 1 stitch, shell, skip a stitch, sl st* 8 more times. Ch 12, sl st in next stitch. Repeat *skip 1 stitch, shell, skip a stitch, sl st* 3 more times. You will have a total of 12 shells with a break in them for the loop. 

 Fin:

 Using 2 strands worsted or 1 strand of bulky yarn.  

Row 1: Ch 16, dc in 3rd chain from hook, dc 13 in remaining chains. Turn work. (14 dc) 

Row 2: Ch 2, dc 13, 2dc in last stitch. Turn work. (15 dc) 

Row 3: Ch 2, 2dc, 14 dc. Turn work. (16 dc) 

Row 4: Ch 2, dc 15, 2dc. Turn work. (17 dc) 

Row 5: Ch 2, 2dc, 16 dc. Turn work. (18 dc) 

Row 6: Ch 2, dc 17, 2dc. Turn work. (19 dc) 

Row 7: Ch 2, 2dc, 18dc. Fasten off but leave a tail to sew in. (20 DC) 

This is the left side of your tail and now you will make the right side. 

With right side of tail facing you, start on top side of row 1. Attach yarn.  

Row 1: Ch 2, 13 dc, 2dc in last stitch. Turn work, (15 dc) 

Row 2: Ch 2, 2dc, 14 dc Turn work. (16 dc) 

Row 3: Ch 2, 15 dc, 2dc. Turn work. (17 dc) 

Row 4: Ch 2, 2dc, 16 dc. Turn work. (18 dc) 

Row 5: Ch 2, 17 dc, 2dc. Turn work (19 dc) 

Row 6: Ch 2, 2dc, 18dc. Turn work. (20 dc) 

Now to shape the top of fin before attaching it to the tail, working on top of tail, ch 1, sc, sc2tog. Repeat *sc, sc2tog* across.  Fasten off and leave a tail to sew in. 

Assemble:  

With 1 stand of yarn you will sl st tail and fin together. Place right sides together of fin and tail and sl st together. Fasten off and leave a tail to sew in. 

 

Ornament:  

Tail: 

With 2 strands of worsted yarn or 1 strand bulky yarn. You will be working in the round.  

Row 1: Foundation double crochet 9 OR ch 9 and without twisting sl st together and make circle, ch 2 and dc 9. Sl st to to 1st foundation dc OR to top of ch 2. (9 dc) 

Row 2: Ch 2, dc 2, 2dc. Repeat *dc 2, 2dc* around and sl to top of ch 2. (12 dc) 

Row 3: Ch 2, 2dc, dc 10, 2dc. Sl st to top of ch 2. (14 dc) 

Row 4: Ch 2, dc 14 and sl st to top of ch 2. (14 dc) 

Row 5: Ch 1, sc 15 and sl st to top of ch 1. Fasten off and leave a tail to sew in. (14 sc) 

 

Fin:  

You will be working on bottom through both sides of tail. Make sure your joins in the back are centered in the back and flip your tail over to work on the bottom. Attach 2 strands of worsted or 1 strand of bulky yarn on the right side.  

Row 1: Ch 1, sc 4 across top and through both sides. Turn work. (4 sc) 

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog. Turn work. (2 sc) 

Row 3: Ch 7, sl st in 2 ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next, dc in next, sc in next and sl st back into sc in row. Sl st into next st and repeat, ch 7, sl st in 2 ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next, dc in next, sc in next and sl st back into sc in row. Leave a tail to sew in and fasten off.  

Sew your ends in and cut off a small amount of yarn and slip through top left side so you you can hang your ornament! 

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December 18, 2019

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