Monday, July 4, 2011

Crochet Coral / Rockpools

Finally finished my first crochet coral project. The finished project is very different from what I started out with in my head...and changed many times along the way! My project ended up as rockpools:





One thing I have learnt is that this really does take a long time to do! Making up heaps of tiny little things, weaving in ends, stitching them together. Then you gathering them all up and there seems to be only a fraction of what you imagined there would be (for the time spent!). But I do think it is worth it, and I am still going to do one more project like this.

6 comments:

  1. No.... you are killing me with this gorgeousness! It doesn't help that I've become addicted to crochet, but now I have to see what gorgeous things can be done with it?

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  2. Any chance of a pattern or pattern inspiration for the beige barnacle shapes in the third picture?

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    1. The beige one is just bullion stitches. There are plenty of videos and instructions on the web on how to do a bullion stitch (crochet, not embroidery, but of course you knew that!). I have used a varying number of wraps, and varying number of stitches per circle. They are not easy for a beginner, but it is a lovely stitch to master. If you find good instructions, you will be able to work it out after a few goes! Good hooking!

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  3. Beautiful work! How did you get them to stay on the rings?

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  4. Lauren, to answer your question - the magic of hot glue! Yes I know, very technical...

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    1. I should add, there is a plywood insert inside the embroidery hoop too - it is glued in place, and sealed.

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