I had them all tested earlier this summer, but I put them off because my testers suggested a photo tutorial would be great for the Spiral Conch Shell.
With all my planning for the Otis Giraffe CAL and the publishing of several Pencil Topper designs this summer, I was only just able to take WIP pictures yesterday!
Here's how the sizing of these shells relate to my hand when using cotton thread size 10 (peach, pink & purple-variegate varieties) and a baby sport yarn (white varieties)...
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These were originally designed in thread so they would be small enough for my fashion dolls, but even when worked in sport yarn, they are still really small and fit in the palm of my hand.
Here's how all of my mini sea shells look together...
Of course, these are just two size examples. Other yarn weights will make more sizes.
At any rate, before the summer is through, you can crochet these mini sea shells too!
Change of plan. Originally, I was going to share the free versions in two parts. However, after drafting the patterns, I decided each shell will get their own post.
- Part One will include the half (pearl) shell pattern. Just like the name suggests, they are only half of a shell, and is fairly easy to crochet if you are used to working with small pieces.
- Part Two will include the clam (pearl) shell pattern. This shell is intact or completely closed up, and is also fairly easy to crochet if you are used to working with small pieces.
- Part Three will include the treasure pearl shell pattern, which is open with a visible pearl inside. Also fairly easy to crochet if you are used to working with small pieces.
- Part Four will feature the spiral conch shell pattern. This one is a bit more challenging to crochet, but with the bonus tutorial photos, it should be easy breezy.
UPDATE - September 2, 2016: All of the above free parts have been published.
All of these sea shells are also joining my Store as an 8-page, digital-PDF-download, eBook for a bargain price of only $3.75! GRAB IT HERE.
Tell us what you think of these Mini Sea Shells!
Which of these mini sea shell variations is your favourite?
What yarn or thread will you use to crochet yours?
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