I recently finished a couple of fun crochet projects, one for each of our grandkids out west. These were both Yarnspiration free patterns.
The mermaid tail was made using Impeccable yarn in the variegated colours of mauves, purples and green. The shark tail or sack as the pattern calls it used Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn in grey. Both used an 8 mm hook. The only change I made to the pattern was to make the shark sack flat instead of in the round. It just worked out better that way, I tried working in the round but the seam was rather crooked, so by changing it to flat (like the mermaid tail) I could get a much better seam when joining the piece together.
Here is the mermaid tail and you can see how the pattern shapes it when flat. The tail was made in two pieces that were stitched together and then stitched onto the bottom of the piece once seamed up.
The top looked a bit plain so I added a scalloped edge and five curly q’s, which kind of remind me of seashells.
The shark sack worked up the same way and you needed odd amounts of red and white and black to finish off the mouth, teeth and eyes. As well as the tail fin there was also a fin added to the centre of the shark.
Here are the finished items ready to get packed into the suitcase for the trip out west.