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Mermaid Scales Crochet Stitch

Mermaid scales crochet stitch, learn how to crochet this beautiful stitch from my free written tutorial below, make blankets, baby items and so many more projects.

I have made the samples in a light worsted #3 yarn (double knitting for UK) with a 4.50mm hook size, hope you enjoy.

 

mermaid scales crochet stitch

 

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yellow-green-white swatch

 

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mermaid scales crochet stitch

 

The how to crochet instructions for this mermaid scales crochet stitch tutorial on this page are FREE, just scroll down the page to get them, then copy and paste the pattern onto a text document to print.

 

two colour swatches

Mermaid Scales Crochet Stitch UK

Skill Level: Easy

Abbreviations UK
ch.     Chain

dc.     Double Crochet
tr.      Treble Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
tch.    Turning Chain
BLO.   Back Loop Only

Shell Group.  5tr into same space or stitch.

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

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Scroll down the page for the USA format

UK INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in multiples of 6 + 2.

I have made 32ch for the swatch, 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, * miss 2ch, 5tr into next ch, miss 2ch, 1dc into next ch, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (5 shell groups)

2nd Row – 3ch, work 2tr into the BLO of the stitch at the base of the 3ch, * miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, miss 2tr, work 5tr into BLO of next dc, * rpt from * to * to last shell group and dc, miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, miss 2tr, 3tr into BLO of dc. Turn.

3rd Row – 1ch, 1dc into the stitch at the base of the 1ch, miss 2tr, work 5tr into BLO of next dc, * miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, miss 2tr, work 5tr into BLO of next dc, * rpt from * to * last 2tr and 3tch, miss 2tr, work 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt 2nd & 3rd Rows until required length, change colour every two rows if you wish. Fasten off.

USA format below:-

mermaid scales crochet stitch

Mermaid Scales Crochet Stitch USA

Skill Level: Easy

Abbreviations USA
ch.     Chain

sc.     Single Crochet
dc.     Double Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
tch.    Turning Chain
BLO.   Back Loop Only

Shell Group.  5dc in same space or stitch.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

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USA INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in multiples of 6 + 2.                                     

I have ch32 for the swatch, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, * skip 2ch, 5dc in next ch, skip 2ch, 1sc in next ch, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (5 shell groups)

2nd Row – ch3, work 2dc in the BLO of the stitch at the base of the ch3, * skip 2dc, 1sc in next dc, skip 2dc, work 5dc in BLO of next sc, * rpt from * to * to last shell group and sc, skip 2dc, 1sc in next dc, skip 2dc, 3dc in BLO of sc. Turn.

3rd Row – ch1, 1sc in the stitch at the base of the ch1, skip 2dc, work 5dc in BLO of next sc, * skip 2dc, 1sc in next dc, skip 2dc, work 5dc in BLO of next sc, * rpt from * to * last 2dc and 3tch, skip 2dc, work 1sc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt 2nd & 3rd Rows until required length, change color every two rows if you wish. Fasten off.

 

mermaid scales crochet stitch

 

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