I decided to add a “splash” of something new to my Baby Sneaker pattern for my baby girl – a mermaid tail! She has a few mermaid-themed outfits so I thought they would be super cute. If you are interested in making the updated sneaker, see below for the instructions.
***For my mermaid sneakers, I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in the colors White and “Grape Fizz”.
Follow the pattern for the body and laces of my Baby Sneakers. Once you have the sneakers laced, follow the pattern below to add the mermaid tail on the heel. Use a 4.00 hook like you did for the sneakers. I used the same color yarn for the tail as I used for the body of the sneaker.
Working on the outside of the shoe, attach yarn to the 4th st of Row 5 of the sneaker.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog. (2 sc)
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog. (1 sc)
Row 8: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, turn work, slst in st from Row 7, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, slst in same st
from Row 7, fasten off, weave in loose ends. (8 chs, 6 sc, 2 slst)
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