Summer Vibes Mermaid Chair Koozie

Make a splash this summer with my new Summer Vibes Mermaid Chair Koozie! The adjustable strap with two button holes allows you to attach it to the arm of your favorite beach or lawn chair so it can hold your drink while you relax! See below for the quick and easy crochet pattern.

Summer Vibes Mermaid Chair Koozie

This attachable mermaid koozie pattern is written to fit most standard-size cups/cans and adjusts to fit the arms of most beach/lawn chairs by using two button holes.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
The attachable mermaid koozie has a diameter of about 3 inches and is about 4½ inches tall.

MATERIALS
– Size H/8/5.00mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in Aqua (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Aruba Sea.)
– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in White (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White.)
– Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
– ⅞” button in secondary color (I used white)
– Small tapestry/sewing needle (for sewing button onto the sleeve)
– Scissors
– Stitch markers (Optional – if needed for counting/marking stitches)
– Measuring tape

ABBREVIATIONS
– ch = chain
– chs = chains
– hdc = half double crochet
– hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together (half double crochet decrease)*
– sc = single crochet
– slst = slip stitch
– sp = space
– st = stitch
– sts = stitches

* hdc2tog (hdc decrease): Yarn over, insert your hook under the first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (you should now have 3 loops on your hook). Then, yarn over and insert your hook under the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop (you should now have 5 loops on your hook). With five loops now on your hook, yarn over and pull through all five loops.

GAUGE
3 hdc = 1 inch
4 rows of hdc = 1½ inch

PATTERN NOTES
The entire project is made using two strands of yarn held together.
The body of the mermaid koozie is made first in joined rounds of half double crochet stitches. Each round is completed with a slip stitch in the first stitch of the round (do not count the slip stitch used to join each round as a stitch).
The first stitch of each round is made in the very first stitch of the previous round (the same stitch in which the join/slip stitch and ch-1 was made).
The mermaid tail piece is made separately and sewn onto the sleeve.

DIRECTIONS
Body of Sleeve
*Use your 5.00 mm hook and aqua (main color) worsted weight yarn for Rounds 1-10.
*Use 2 strands of yarn held together to make the body of the sleeve.
*Switch to white (secondary color) worsted weight yarn for Rounds 11-15.

Round 1: Holding 2 strands of aqua (main color) yarn together, form a magic ring, ch 1, work 8 hdc in ring, slst in first st of round, pull ring closed. (8 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, slst in first st of round. (16 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1, Repeat [hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst in first st of round. (24 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 1, Repeat [hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst in first st of round. (32 hdc)
Round 5: Ch 1, working in back loops only, hdc in back loop only of each st around, slst in first st of round. (32 hdc)
Rounds 6-10: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, slst in first st of round. (32 hdc)
*At the end of Round 10, fasten off, change color to white (secondary color) to begin Round 11.
Round 11: Join white (secondary color) yarn, holding 2 strands together, ch 1, hdc in each st around, slst in first st of round. (32 hdc)
Rounds 12-15: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, slst in first st of round. (32 hdc)
*At the end of Round 15, fasten off and weave in loose ends.

***You should now have the main body of the mermaid koozie complete. Follow the directions below to make the mermaid tail.

Mermaid Tail Piece
*Use your 5.00 mm hook and aqua (main color) worsted weight yarn.
*Use 2 strands of yarn held together to make the mermaid tail.
*Leave a long tail at the beginning when you make your slip knot to use when sewing the tail to the koozie.

*The mermaid tail piece will have two button holes to make the koozie adjustable.

Row 1: Holding 2 strands of aqua (main color) yarn together, ch 10, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 8 chs across. (9 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (9 hdc)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog. (2 hdc2tog, 5 hdc; 7 total sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (7 hdc)
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog. (2 hdc2tog, 3 hdc; 5 total sts)
Rows 6-15: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (5 hdc)
Row 16: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 2, skip 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts. (2 ch, 3 hdc; 5 total sts)
Row 17: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in ch-2 sp, hdc in last st. (5 hdc)
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (5 hdc)
Row 19: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 2, skip 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts. (2 ch, 3 hdc; 5 total sts)
Row 20: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in ch-2 sp, hdc in last st. (5 hdc)
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (5 hdc)
Row 22: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next st, hdc2tog. (2 hdc2tog, 1 hdc; 3 total sts)
Row 23: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (3 hdc)
Row 24: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st. (5 hdc)
Row 25: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (7 hdc)
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, slst in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st. (6 hdc, 2 sc, 1 slst; 9 total sts)
Row 27: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog. (1 hdc2tog)
Row 28: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, fasten off, weave in loose ends. (1 hdc)
*Row 27 (Part 2) and Row 28 (Part 2) will form the other side of the fin. Hold work so the finished side of the fin is on your right. Attach aqua (main color) yarn to the right side of Row 26 (the first st of Row 26) and follow the pattern below for the second parts of Row 27 and Row 28.
Row 27 (Part 2): Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog. (1 hdc2tog)
Row 28 (Part 2): Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, fasten off, weave in loose ends. (1 hdc)

***You should now have the mermaid tail piece complete and ready to be sewn onto the sleeve. Follow the directions below to assemble the sleeve.

ASSEMBLY
Use your tapestry needle and the long tail you left on the slip knot at the beginning of Row 1 to sew the the tail along Row 1 to the center of Round 10 of the body of the sleeve. Neatly weave in and secure your yarn on the inside of the sleeve.

Use your small tapestry/sewing needle and a strand of white (button color) yarn to sew/securely attach the button onto the sleeve. Position the button so that it is centered above the tail at the top of the sleeve. Once you have securely attached the button, make sure to secure your yarn on the inside of the sleeve.
Make sure you are now able to fold up the mermaid tail and attach it to the button. You should be able to do this over the arm of a standard beach/lawn chair so that it stays in place and holds your drinking can/cup.

*** After you weave in and secure all loose ends on the inside of the sleeve, your mermaid chair koozie is finished! Attach it around the arm of your favorite beach/lawn chair so you can use it to hold your drink while you relax!

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