growing corals

Ever since I bought this book on knitting and crocheting seashells, fish and corals I studied it almost every night. It’s on my bedside table. Like bedtime reading.

So finally I started making the bullion corals. It was a great way to practice the bullion stitch, which I’ve been wanting to learn for a long time but is very tricky, like everyone says on the interwebs. 

I was maybe going to make a brooch with it, but then it looked kind of oddly shaped and didn’t quite look like corals. So I thought I’d try adding a few of other kinds of corals in the book…


When I looked at it I thought, this could use a bit of yellow. And it was getting too big to be a brooch anyway. So maybe I’ll just keep adding to it, and maybe it will turn into a miniature coral reef! :D

So almost every night I study the book to pick a coral that I want to make. I don’t always have time to add something to it every night, but I still like to read the patterns. It’s a bit dorky, or even strange. But then Mike just told me that when he was a teenager he read the entire Photoshop manual cover to cover. And he still likes to read software manuals. I guess that’s why we get along :D

I wish I can make the knitted ones. That will take some practicing. For now I will go through all of the crochet patterns first.

About a week later I added the brain corals (yellow) and some bubble corals (pale green).


I’m also adding patches of the aqua-colour “seabed” as I make more corals. I love how free-formed this project is.

Will keep posting photos as it grows! :D


Have a lovely Tuesday, everyone! 




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