This Baby Mermaid Tail Cocoon Outfit for newborns to 3-month-olds is my latest creation. When I designed it, my goal was to create something unique. Many of the mermaid baby cocoon outfits I've seen use the crocodile stitch, which I like but think is too bulky for a tiny baby to wear; whereas, my scale stitch is much more delicate and smooth-laying. There also are very few pink mermaid outfits available or those paired with a starfish bikini. Furthermore, I've never seen another crochet spiral shell applique on a headband either.
I am accepting custom-orders for the finished version of the Crochet Baby Mermaid Cocoon Outfit as well as making the crochet pattern available for sale in my Etsy shop.
I think this cute little number would be so adorable for a baby's first photo shoot, as a show-stopper baby shower gift or better yet--both! Although my pattern and the original design includes the graduating striped appearance, it could be also be custom-made by me or a pattern purchaser in a solid color.
The scale stitch included in the pattern is my own version of the stitch, which gives the mermaid tail a fine, scaly textured appearance. The stitch may resemble a smaller-scale version of the crocodile stitch. However, I assure you it is not created in the same manner. It's actually created much more easily!
The ensemble includes a coordinating starfish string bikini top and headband.
Aside from the mermaid tail cocoon itself, my favorite part of this ensemble is the headband adorned with a starfish, seashell, pearls and iridescent beads. The crochet seashell is of my own design as well! I also need to give my daughter credit where it's due because it was she who allowed me to use a few beads from her stash to complete the headband.
I also have to share this little snippet! One of my friends liked the headband from this outfit so much that she requested an adult-size version. Here she is wearing it after running the Yuengling Shamrock Half-Marathon in Virginia Beach on the weekend after St. Patrick's Day. :)