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Mermaid Afghan Crochet Pattern


Crochet Afghans
Updated November 04, 2015
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Mermaid Afghan Crochet PatternBrighten up your living room or bedroom with this Mermaid Afghan Crochet Pattern.  Great for beginning and advanced crochet fans, this free crochet afghan pattern can be made in any color you'd like. In fact, this sea coral color would complement almost anyone's home decor.  The simple fan or shell stitch also makes this afghan look just like a seashell. If you want to take a trip to the beach without ever leaving home, this is a great easy crochet pattern to try. You'll love the results and will want to make another one.



  • 12 skeins Red Heart Classic yarn in Sea Coral
  • 4.5 mm (US G-6) crochet hook or size needed for gauge

Gauge: 4 rows – 2 ¾”; Shell, 2 dcs – 2 ¼”

Special Stitch:

  • Shell – 5 dcs in space or stitch as indicated in instructions.


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Throw Measures: 44” X 55”
Throw is crocheted in multiples of 7.       

Row 1 (RS): Ch 140, dc in 4th ch from hook, [skip 2 chs, Shell in next ch, skip 2 chs, dc in each of next 2 chs] across to last 3 chs, skip 2 chs, 3 dcs in last ch, ch 3 and turn.

Row 2: Dc between first 2 dcs, [Shell between 2 dcs of 2 dc pair, dc between 2nd and 3rd dc of next Shell and 3rd and 4th dc of same Shell] across, 3 dc between last dc and turning ch, ch 3 and turn.

Repeat Row 2 for a total of 75 rows.


On right side work along top edge (sc, ch 2, 3 dcs, ch 2, sc) between 2 right corner dcs, [(sc, ch 2, 3 dcs) in center dc of Shell, (sc, ch 2, 3 dcs) between 2 dcs of 2 dc pair] across, (sc, ch 2, 3 dcs, ch 2, sc) between last 2 dcs.

Work along side edge (sc, ch 2, 3 dcs) in first dc, [skip next dc, (sc, ch 2, 3 dcs) in next dc] across, (sc. ch 2, 3 dcs, ch 2, sc) between 2 dcs of bottom corner edge.

Work along bottom edge [(sc, ch 2, 3 dcs) between 2 dcs, (sc, ch 2, 3 dcs) in ch below Shell] across, (sc, ch 2, 3 dcs, ch 2, sc) between last 2 dcs.

Work along side edge as for opposite side edge, join to beginning sc and fasten off.

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This would be a beautiful baby blanket if done a bit smaller.

This is so pretty and very easy. Definitely on my list of to-do projects.


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