When the weather turns and you start to feel that unwelcomed cold again, there really isn’t anything better than cozying up on the couch reading a book or watching a movie with a nice comfy blanket to keep you warm. I don’t know about you, but I always wrap it all around my legs like a body-burrito so that none of that cold air can sneak in. So when I stumbled upon a pattern for a lapghan my eyes lit up as I realized that this thing is exactly what I need for winter! But then I looked around even more and found the ultimate lapghan: a mermaid (or merman!) lapghan complete with “scales” and a tail! I just love the whimsical and fun element to something that is otherwise rather boring, albeit it very useful.
After paying way too much for a mermaid lapghan pattern and being more than just disappointed with the result, a friendly crocheter—the Mad Hooker—decided to make life easy for the rest of us and created her very own free pattern that definitely won’t disappoint.
It’s playful, it’s cute, it’s warm, it’s cozy and it’s free. What’s not to love?
If you run into any problems or confusion along the way just scroll through the comments. There are lots of notes and photos from people who have already followed this pattern as well as the original creator, so you may just find your answers there.
If you’re a visual learner, Youtuber Fuad Azmat guides you through the whole process. But be prepared, this tutorial is over an hour long.
If you want to buy it ready-made on Etsy Melanie Campbell is selling these beautiful giant mermaid lapghans.
Check out her Etsy shop here.