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Diamond Mermaid Cocoon

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Diamond Mermaid Cocoon Photo Prop

An Original Pattern by Tanya Naser. Copyright © Tanya Naser 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Photos used with permission by A piece of Lisa photography

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This one has been a real labor of love and I could never have finished it without a whole team of dedicated testers cheering me on and pushing me through at every step of the way.

To each and every one of you, I send a heartfelt thank you–and a FREE copy of the completed pattern! I appreciate your time and effort more than you’ll ever know!

This will be a HUGE departure for me but a necessary one that’s been a long time coming. While free patterns will be a giant part of what I’m all about, certain patterns that I put my heart and soul into will be offered for sale.

Diamond Mermaid Cocoon Photo Prop: PDF PATTERN: $5.50.

Available as an instant download in any of my online shops.


What’s included with your purchase:

You will receive a PDF file of a complete crochet pattern. Finished projects are ideal for use as a stunning prop for professional photographers or for parents who want to create their own precious memories.

This pattern would also be adorable for a Halloween costume.

The diamond pattern also has the added benefit of being UNISEX. Simply crochet using darker colors and leave off the top for an ultra cool merman!

What you will find within the pattern:
Included with your purchased PDF file are complete and thoroughly tested patterns for the mermaid tail, fin, and top.

Also included is a hand drawn symbol chart (which will make crocheting this prop a breeze) along with a thorough photo tutorial walking you through each step of the diamond stitch.

All techniques and finished sizes are listed in US terminology.

Sizes: This pattern is written for a newborn: size 0-3 months ONLY. You can easily adapt this pattern to fit a larger baby by sizing up recommended crochet hooks and adding several more rounds to make it longer.

Depending on what type of yarn you use, there could be several inches of stretch. Finished prop should measure approximately 17″ long and 14″ wide at the waist–tapering to 18″ at its widest point.


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Knotted Headband

You Seriously Made That?! is an AWESOME blog written by a super crafty mama named Cami. Seriously, if you haven’t checked it out–GO NOW, I’ll wait.

One of her projects swept like wildfire through Pinterest toward the tail end of last year. It was a post for the Knotted Headband. It’s adorable and relatively simple for the new crocheter. The directions call for a skill of basic chains and a hot glue gun–really, that’s it!

Knotted Headband

I fell in  love instantly with the design and right away set to work making up a small army of my own headbands. When it came to the hot gluing though, I ran into a slight snag… See, I’m not a giant fan of gluing yarn. I’ve been burned before by the hot glue (not literally but you get the idea.)

It never ends well–especially on things like headbands where you are tugging on the ribbon to secure it around your head. So I’ve come up with a crochet alternative that will not only make things more secure, but they’ll probably last a lot longer. And if you go to all that trouble to make one, you want your work to be around for a while!

4 Chamber Heart Headband

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching I thought it would be sweet to whip up a fast little headband for me and my three girls to wear on the 14th.

I love creating headbands because there is no end to the amount of variation and style you can make with yarn and a crochet hook!

This one is called the 4 Chamber Heart because it’s worked in 4 ‘sections’ that I think of as chambers of a heart. (I know, I’m a sentimental sap… We’re working on that.) 😉

This little cutie works up super fast and looks awesome with any kind of hair. If you would rather turn the heart into a clip, simply hot glue the finished heart(s) onto a bobby pin or any of these other types of hair clips:

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Onward to the pattern!!

4 Chamber Heart Headband

Materials Needed:

  • Size H hook (or any hook desired. Smaller hooks will make smaller hearts while larger hooks will make larger hearts.)
  • Any medium worsted weight yarn (I’ve used cotton here but it will work with any other type of yarn you prefer.)
  • Yarn Needle (For weaving in the loose ends.)


  • Finished heart using a size H hook measures approximately 3.5″ across

Skill Level:https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com 4 Chamber Heart Headband

  • Easy

Stitches and Terms Used:

  • ch: chain
  • dc: double crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch


With your chosen hook and yarn, make a magic ring

Rnd 1: ch 2 (counts as dc), 3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc, sl st in the magic ring, 4 dc, ch 1, join with a sl st to top of ch 2. Pull  magic ring closed. If making headband, do not fasten off.

For Headband:

Ch 65, Join yarn on the opposite side of the heart with a sl st to create a headband. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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