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My real name is Thomasina but most people just call me Tammy.

I've loved crochet since I was a child, when someone bought me the Ladybird Learn to Crochet book for Christmas. I tried to teach ...

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Mermaid Tail Photo Prop - Under the Sea

from Thomasina Cummings Designs
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Mermaid Tail Photo Prop - Under the Sea
Mermaid Tail Photo Prop - Under the Sea Mermaid Prop - Sweet Pea Photography
Mermaid Tail Photo Prop - Under the Sea Mermaid Prop - Sweet Pea Photography

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • chain
  • front post treble
  • treble
  • slip stitch

Pattern Description:

This cute little mermaid photo prop set would make a fabulous addition to any photographer's repertoire.

The tail (as per the given pattern) measures 35cm (14") in length (fin not included in measurement).

The top edge, with its delicate shell trim, will sit between tummy and chest (depending on the length of the baby) and has a circumference of 35cm (16") at its widest point.

Directions are also provided for making larger sizes based on chest size and length requirements.

The scales are worked using the very popular 'crocodile' stitch and these are also featured on the matching headband. Instructions for working are included.

This item is not suitable for sleeping in

Materials: Approximately 200g (360m) of double knit (8 ply) yarn.

Tools: 3.50mm (E) hook (or appropriate size, if substitute yarn is used) and a wool needle for finishing

This pattern is written in UK terms with a table of US equivalents provided. All patterns are tested fully before release.


4sts and 2 rows to 1" UK trebles


  • 3.50 mm (E) hook

You Will Also Need:

  • needle for neatening ends

Suggested yarn:

360 meters of DK weight