RAINBOW MERMAID TAIL For A Birthday Celebrant

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It's been a long time since I received a crocheted mermaid tail. I think it was 6-7 years ago. And I forgot already how to make it. But I was happy that after many years, now someone wanted to order this kind of costume for her grandchild that will be having a birthday this week.

These are the pictures I have on my 2 crocheted mermaid tail in the past.

The grandma, who happened to be my husband's boss had requested a rainbow-colored mermaid tail last month for Martina, her apo (or grandchild). Since I have to finish that crocheted 3rd jump short, the one I shared with you last time, this one had to wait for a little while.

CHOOSING THE SHADES OF COLOR

I chose pastel rainbow colors, as they comprise a softer look than the original shades. These amazing colors provide a calming, peaceful, and soothing vibe to the clients.

Now, that I still have two weeks left before Martina's birthday, I decided to stop working the 3rd jump short because my husband keeps on reminding me to finish it ahead of time. He knows the attitude of her boss and doesn't want to hear negative feedback about the delay as it will affect his work.

So I prepared all the colors for the rainbow effect. Fortunately, almost all the needed colors were available in my stash and only 2 colors were lacking which I already ordered online a week ago. So I'm expecting it to arrive a day or two after I started this part. 👇

THE PATTERN

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When I accept this order, I was only thinking of using some basic stitch which is the double crochet. But when I started making this one, after I was done with the 1st color, I thought that it would just be a plain mermaid tail if I pursue that plan. So I began to look for designs on the internet.

There I saw some beautiful designs using crocodile stitch and shell stitch. I was about to undo my work but I realized that using the crocodile stitch will consume more time and more yarn. And since I have only 2 weeks and the jump short was still waving, for me to finish it, I only have the shell stitch left as an option for the design. But then I feel like I wanted to be different. Something that will make my project unique.

And I remember my Tanya crochet bucket hat pattern that I also shared here a long time ago. If you want to know about it, click here.

THE PROCESS

After deciding on the final stitch to be used, I then continue my work. I was enjoying while making this project as I loved all the colors.

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At this point, I was so excited to try doing the caudal fin even if I'm not finished yet with the body. But then realized that it was not properly divided into two. So I undo it after and decided to finish first the body part.

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Here, it was all done except the bottom part. I know now how to do it as I already had ideas after that trial I made.

But another idea had popped into my mind. Pearls! That would add to the beauty of my mermaid tail. I was also thinking of some silver sequins, which I don't have.😅

As I was looking at my stash, I only have these medium size pearls. I wanted to choose the smaller one yet it won't be enough as they were only a few. So I have no choice but to use the bigger one.

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I preferred to sew it instead of sticking it with a glue stick. It will give a cleaner look plus it will last longer.

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Next was the caudal fin. I started at the middle part which was the yellow and green colors. Then the color blue is attached to the green color while the peach is to the yellow color and so on.

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Once I'm done, I realized that it looked shorter. It should be a little longer but I really have to finish it.


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So I decided to add some outline, and some shell stitch on the end to lengthen it more.

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Now I'm satisfied with the outcome. I just hope Martina will like it as I do.

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For the final look, I made a blue-colored tie in the waist area and put some gold labels with the name "Handmade" on them.

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I crocheted a top also to complete Martina's costume, decorated with small beads.

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Here, I packed it in a box, ready to deliver.

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I heard feedback from my husband that they all loved it, especially when Martina tried to fit them. Her grandma said that she doesn't want to take it off. 😅

Hope you like my version of the mermaid tail too. God bless everyone.

Love lots,
@jonalyn2020

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Greetings @jonalyn2020, the color combination looks beautiful, your mermaid tail project is an excellent work of art, you have a lot of skill with knitting, thanks for sharing.

Happy day!

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Keep doing the great job ❤️

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A standing ovation for such a magnificent work, you are an artist, a teacher, my sensei, an inspiration for any of us who want to take crochet to another level. thank you for giving me this gift on this day, my eyes have seen something worthy of admiration.

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Honestly, I was speechless when I read your comment, Carolina. I am overwhelmed by your words. And "sensei" to me is a big word. I never imagined that I had inspired you so much that you considered me your teacher. Thank you so much for that.

But did you know that you were one of the great artists here in this community that I was following? Your projects were all neat and beautiful. No wonder you always make it to the top every time we have a contest here. And you really deserve it.

YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION TOO. And I'm happy knowing you and your projects. 🥰😘

By the way, congratulations for winning the needleworkyourkitchen contest. I really love your entry. Placemats with red flowers, they are lovely!

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A happy day to you @jonalyn2020, what nice words you write back, thank you very much friend.

I never get tired of seeing that tail, seeing it is a poem, that perfect combination of colors, the neatness of each stitch, the embedded pearls, everything is perfect and I can only imagine the girls in the photo shoot, they must look beautiful for sure.

Your tutorial can be very helpful to all of us who want to continue in this wonderful crochet.

I hope to continue seeing your work for a long time. Have a nice Sunday.

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Waoo!
Excelent job!
I really love the colors of the tail and your crochet is so neat and beautiful.
Congrats!

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OMG! SUPER GANDA ATE NUNG KULAY! Di ako mahilig sa girly stuffs pero ang gandaaaa~ 🥰 AT ANG GALING MO GUMAWA. gusto ko matuto nyan noon pa eh. Bili muna ako materials soon tapos try ko din matuto baka magkabusiness din ako dito samin. 🥺❤️

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Thank sis. Naku must try mo na ang crochet pag aralan. Malapit na ang christmas kaya madami nyan maghahanap ng mga pwede iregalo at ang dami mo magawa sa crochet. For sure mapagkikitaan mo ito. By the way, thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your comment, really. 🥰🥰

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Omg, kainissss ang gandaa 😯🤩🤩🤩 I love it oi. Seriously, I feel like if its me who'll crochet, it will take a years lol. I am actually curious on how good it will look to the celebrant 🤩🤩🥰

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Thank you sis. Still waiting for the photoshoot dahil need daw andun ako. But nabusy yung lola kaya ewan ko if tuloy pa ang photoshoot na dapat eh nung saturday pa. Umpisahan mo na kasi practisin tong crochet. Madami ka talaga magagawang nice.hahaha. Matagal nga lang sya gawin.

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Wow this is fantastic! Excellent skills Maam @jonalyn2020 . I wish I have this skill too. Huhu. The mermaid tail is so beautiful, If I am Martina I wont take it off too.😅

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Wow! you're always good at it @jonalyn2020. Ang ganda ng kulay at designs. For sure matutuwa talaga ang bata nyan even the grandma na nag order.

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Thanks sis. Sa sobrang tuwa nga ng bata ayaw na hubarin nang ifit nya. 😅

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hahaha nakakatuwa naman gusto nya na maging mermaid heheheh

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This is sooo beautiful 🥺🤧, I could just imagine how I'd feel if I was Martina 🥰🥰. Your hands are blessed! 🤗❤️❤️

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Thank you so much @sekani. I am so glad they like it and you too. And thank you for dropping by. 🥰🥰

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Grabe ang cute lang!! This is a work of art @jonalyn2020!

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Thanks witty. Di ko alam if matutuwa ako na puro lalaki mga anak ko at di ko need gawan sila ng ganito or manghihinayang dahil sarili kong anak diko magawan? I think matutuwa ako for now.hehe

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I love your version of the mermaid crochet, you were really creative with it in all the processes, the colours also aligned beautifully well, even the edges you gave the tail to ecmxtend it's length also made it more dramatic and beautiful. If I was Martina, i would not like to take it off too haha😂😂, i wish i could crochet, i would have love to make this beautiful mermaid tail crochet for my daughter's.

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Thank you so much @glorydee. I'm so glad you like it the way Martina did. 🥰🥰 God bless you dear.

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And you too dear, you really took your time to do a very impressive job.

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Because we like to give our best for our first time customers for them to keep on ordering. 🥰 well, I do it most of time actually. 😅

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I love the fact that you put your customers utmost satisfaction at heart. You are one if a kind, i see you excelling and becoming a bigger brand.

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It makes me happier whenever I know they had the utmost satisfaction with my products. And it's an effective way of introducing our products to the world, and I believe the word of mouth spread faster. 😅

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Oh my god this is so beautiful and cute! Love the colors you choose, I love everything about it actually! ❤️

Seems so hard to create something like this, congrats for your amazing work!😊

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attention to details is real! have you tried offering your service to etsy? or you should also check out the hive hustle !pizza and !luv for you! you truly have mastered your craft!

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Hello Mebu. haven't tried displaying it on Etsy. I'm having a hard time shipping it abroad when the customer wanted to ship it through DHL. There is no branch near in our place and it will take me two-3 hours traveling to the nearest DHL branch. But haven't tried in hive hustle. I'll check it later.

By the way, thank for dropping by and glad that you like it also. 🥰

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Absolutely beautiful Jonalyn, from the design to the colors you used. The pearls gave it an even more special touch, everything looks magical.

No wonder the girl doesn't want to take it off, I wouldn't either. Congrats for your art, thanks for sharing it with NWM ❣️.

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Thank you so much for this beautiful comment Laura. 🥰 God bless you always dear.

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That's a fancy tail. I saw that they use it for photo shoots. I'm sure the little girl loved it. Great job!.

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Yes, I was waiting for the photoshoot since the grandmother wanted me to be present during that day. That makes me happier. 🥰

Thank you so much for the nice comment @inici-arte. I'm just inspiring other crafters out there, as you have inspired me also with your amazing projects. 🥰

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This work of art is so cute and a precious masterpiece..

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Thank you so much @chileng. Pero masakit din sya sa likod at kamay ha.😅

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Nai-imagine ko na iyung backpain Saka ngalay Ng kamay mo para matapos siya nang ganyang kaganda, grabe.. tons of sipag at pasensiya for sure nakunsumo mo..ahaha

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Que belleza, eres toda una pro, admirable tu paciencia.

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Muchas gracias @afrikablr. 🥰 I just hope to bring inspiration to other crafters out there, not to limit their imagination based only on what they saw on internet. Anyway, God bless you dear.

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I did not only like your mermaid tail, I love it. The shades of color are just breathtaking 🥰💯

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Thank you so much @funshee. Who doesn't love pastel colors? I guess none. Color really catches one's attention. Next is the design. 🥰

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