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FREE Mermaid Tail Afghan Knitting Pattern

MATERIALS

ca 300/ 350/ 400 g worsted weight yarn, circular needles 4 mm.

ABBREVIATIONS

st = stitch

ks =knit stitch

ps =purl stitch

yo =yarn over

k7tog =knit seven stitches together

Rnd= Rund

R= Row
 

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

GAUGE

2x2 rib 10x10 cm = 24 sts and 28 rows

SIZE

ca 90 х32 cm (0-3 months)

ca 100 х36 cm (6-12 months)

ca 110 х40 cm (2-3 years)

EDGE STITCHES

Slip the first stitch and purl the last stitch of every row.

2x2 RIB is formed by alternating 2 knit stitches and 2 purl stitches. Care must be taken to purl the stitches which were knitted on the previous row and vice versa.

INSTRUCTIONS

Rnd 1: cast on 119 stitches, join for knitting in the round and place marker. Knit all sts.

Rnd 2: Purl all sts

Rnd 3: *1 ks, yo*

Rnd 4: *1 ks, slip yo off needle*

Rnd 5: k7tog, increase to 7 sts in next st as follows: *1ks,yo* 3 times, 1ks

Rnd 6: p all sts

Rnd 7: *1 ks, yo*

Rnd 8: *1 ks, slip yo off needle*

Rnd 9: increase to 7 sts in next st (*1ks,yo* 3 times, 1ks), k7tog.

Repeat rounds 2-9 for 45/ 55/ 65 cm, increasing 7 sts every 8th round 7/ 9/ 11 times.

Work 10 cm in 2x2 rib. Cast off all sts.

FIN (same for all sizes)

Knit in row: cast on 84 sts and purl all sts 2 rows.

Work alternating 2 rows ks and 2 rows ps , decreasing 1st one side every row 60 times.

Work alternating 2 rows ks and 2 rows ps , increasing 1st one side every row 60 times.

Cast off all sts.

FINISHING

Sew corner of  the fin together and sew fin to tail. Unfold the bottom of the pin and shape as desired.

Weave in yarn ends.

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You are welcome to sell finished products made from my patterns. I would absolutely appreciate it if you mention my shop name and address in your listings. Both my patterns and my images are copyright protected and you may not use my images to sell your finished items.


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