I have a handful of very girly nieces. Very! One of them is about to turn 7 and she is dead set on having a Little Mermaid party for her summer birthday. She asked me if I’d make her one of those knitted mermaid tails. I laughed at first, but quickly took the request much more seriously when I realized this Ariel-In-Training meant business (!!!). When it came down to it, I just can’t commit the time needed to knit a full-on mermaid tail, but I found an alternative that would not only give us one mermaid tail but can easily make enough to invite all the other merpeople under the sea as well. Here’s my DIY tutorial for making your very own mermaid towels.