Crocheted Mermaid Boa

Crocheted Mermaid Top

What You'll Need:

(C) Skein Glowworm Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn
5 mm (US H-8)
Yarn Needle


16 sts = 4" (10 cm)
16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet
4 shells = 5" (12.5) cm
10 rows = 4" (10 cm), in shell pattern

Courtesy of Red Heart®
Difficulty: Intermediate
Approximate Time: Weekend Project

How to Make a Crocheted Mermaid Boa

No mermaid costume is complete with our a ruffled Mermaid Boa! Learn how to make this simple accessory that is guaranteed to become a dress-up time favorite.
  • 1 Abbreviations

    A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C etc; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

    sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

  • 2 Notes

    For steps on how to crochet with Sashay yarn go to Red Heart for a video instruction. Stretch one end of the Sashay open for several inches and lay it flat, placing the edge with the metallic thread along the bottom. Notice that the Sashay yarn is a mesh of holes. You will work with the top of the mesh and leave the metallic edge loose to form ruffles. One skein, worked with a K-10.5 (6.5 mm) hook, makes a 48” (122 cm) boa. 

  • 3 Row 1

    With largest hook and C . Sc in 2nd ch (opening in mesh) from hook, [skip next opening, sc in next opening] 5 times, turn—6 sts.

  • 4 Row 2

     Ch 2, sc in each st across, turn. Repeat last row until boa is desired length. Fasten off