Fast and cheap way to make a mermaid tail blanket
My daughter has been wanting a mermaid tail forever! Crochet mermaid tails have been making the rounds online, but I haven't had any desire to jump on the trend. I finally broke down when she asked for one for Christmas. When I went to the store to get the yarn to crochet one, I passed by a bin of cheap fleece blankets and changed my plans.
Walmart has fleece throw blankets for $2.50! I grabbed two of the blankets, one for the lining and one for the outside main color. Then I got a 1/2 yard of green fleece($1.67) from the fabric department to use for the fins. I planned to have the tail opened in the back, similar to some of the crochet mermaid tail designs. But after seeing this tutorial from Made By Marzipan, I liked hers and decided to go that way. I just did one small thing different. Instead of using a separate piece for the waist band, I made the liner longer at the top and then folded it down to create the waist band.
This is my first homemade Christmas present this year. Perhaps I should have started earlier, but I can't help when inspiration hits!
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