Please look kindly on me. This is my first attempt at a blog and I haven’t written anything creative in yonks.
I have changed career and now spend my time knitting, crocheting (is there such a word?), sewing, woodworking and trying my best to play golf. Did Yoda say
There is no try, just do
or words to that effect? When I try too hard it all goes pear shaped, so I should just do.
Today I want to tell you about crochet seahorses. I have made some crochet seahorses for some non-crocheting friends and used this pattern
I made this as part of a trio of seahorses for Elsie as a wall hanging. I altered the pattern so that the middle seahorse was facing in the opposite direction which was quite tricky, especially with his ear. The only trouble was he felt a bit skinny to me.
I have been working on my own version of a crocheted seahorse. The first thing that I did was to print an image of a seahorse. I chose this one as the ‘ribs’ were really pronounced and would help the design. He had a beautiful spine that would be great for a picot edging and a dainty fin. I also wanted to make him have a more rounded belly.
The next thing I did was to lay tracing paper over the image and then started to draw the foundation chains along its back. I used front and back post stitches of various sizes, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, treble crochet and slip stitches.
I worked several test pieces because I found that the tail curled way too much and I wanted it to lay flat in its own space.
Eventually I finished my design and came up with this lovely little chap. He is only the height of an ordinary pen, so much more compact than the pattern I worked with at first. I hope you like him.