A couple weeks ago, someone posted a link on my Facebook page. People do that from time to time, as I’m sure they do to you, too. Once people know you’re a knitter, anything vaguely knitting-related gets posted to your wall. Often they’re something I’ve seen before or something I have no interest in.
But this time, the projects blew my mind.Mermaid blankets!
Can you think of anything better for a kid to snuggle up into while reading their favorite book or watching The Little Mermaid for the millionth time? I know about three dozen kids that would lose their minds if they saw this.
I suppose, technically they’re not blankets; they’re more like cocoons. But still.
So, of course I had to go searching Ravelry for mermaid blanket patterns.
Maybe your Barbie needs a mermaid blanket?
Mermaid Tail for Dolls by Ansley Bleu
Or maybe your baby. (Although I wouldn’t leave them alone in a mermaid tail. That seems like a strangling hazard. But maybe I’m paranoid.)
Merikelpoinen by Emma Tavi
Of course kids would love this super-snugly mermaid tail blanket.
Mermaid Tail Blanket by Creative Crochet by Becky
But, if we’re being honest, we (I) all really just want to make grown-up sized ones for ourselves.
Mermaid Tail Lap Blanket by Angie Hartley
And now I have this song stuck in my head.