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Mermaid Scarf

Aug 30, 2007
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File Size: 248.5kB

Designer: Sandi Wiseheart
Published: August 31, 2007
Technique: Crochet, Lace, Ruffles
Skill Level: Intermediate

Years ago, a friend of mine hosted “mermaid parties,” gala women-only events where guests arrived in satiny ball gowns, glittering sequin sheaths, and sparkling jewelry fit for under-the-sea royalty. I started my scarf with a stitch pattern originally intended as a flat edging, but the result was too flat. In a wild moment, I began to crochet half motifs right down the middle of the scarf, forming wavy, lacy layers—it was then that I heard the mermaids singing.

Finished Size: 3½" wide and 76" long.

Yarn: Classic Elite Premiere (50% pima cotton, 50% Tencel; 108 yd [99 m]/13⁄4 oz [50 g] ): #5289 camellia, 4 skeins. Yarn Weight: #3 DK/Light; 14 wraps per inch.

Hook: Size E/4 (3.5mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: About 40 removable stitch markers (m) or safety pins; yarn needle.

Gauge: 1 motif = 4" wide. Work first and second motifs of foundation layer to test gauge; measure second motif only.

Skill level: Intermediate.

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kpam wrote
on Oct 29, 2009 11:19 AM
on May 18, 2009 9:57 PM
I think that would look really neat in a semi-shiny green yarn to make is like seaweed :-)
elvaiah wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 10:33 PM
In the beginning I questioned the pm trying to visualize. Then I just followed the instructions and all came clear. I made this for a friend who really loved it. I made a simple hat with a "fur" yarn at the brim .. they look great together. I'm already started on the next one. Thanks!
VesperS wrote
on Nov 18, 2008 5:03 PM
it looks AWESOME in malabrigo lace. Made it for my mom last Christmas in a baby blue, and i'm getting ready to make mine in their beautiful green.
on Jul 18, 2008 3:44 PM

This looks perfect for my daughter and her bestfriend.

Can't wait to start it.Might even get it done in time for both of them for Christmas !