I turned to Pinterest for ideas. I found lots of crocheted mermaid blankets but since I don't know how to crochet, I opted for an easier method. This blanket was made using fleece material. My daughter said she wanted to be a rainbow mermaid and we lucked out finding this rainbow scalloped fabric at the store. I cut it into a mermaid tail shape and sewed up the sides forming a long tube.
For the top of the mermaid blanket, I folded over the top of the fabric and sewed it up leaving a hole to insert more fabric so it would puff out.
For the tail part of the mermaid blanket, I used coordinating fabric cut into a fin shape. I sewed the two fin pieces together leaving the top open so I could stuff it with additional fleece for a puffy tail. Once the tail was stuffed, I sewed it shut and then sewed it to the bottom of the 'tube' part.
And voila! A mermaid blanket. I made it long so my daughter could use it for a couple of years.
Here she is trying it out.
And here she is acting like a mermaid.
I figure this will be great for her to snuggle in while watching a movie or reading a book on the couch.
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