Crocheting around Seaglass…

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Following my pebbles covered in crochet and finally getting a copy of ‘The Sea Issue’ of the ‘Scheepjes Yarn’ magazine from last year, I have now moved onto crocheting around seaglass!

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There’s a gorgeous article in this ‘Scheepjes’ magazine about ‘beach souvenirs’ and crocheting around treasures found on the beach such as stones, shells and seaglass.

I adore seaglass and after a few years of collecting it I now have rather a lot and crocheting around it, combining my love of crochet with my love of seaglass, is just perfect!

20170811_191603I have already shared some photos over on Instagram and they’ve been really popular with many people asking for a pattern, so here goes…

Each piece of seaglass or pebble will be a different shape and size so it’s difficult to write a pattern which will be absolutely perfect for each piece. However, I have designed the following pattern which I have found has fitted various shapes and sizes of seaglass – I simply used different sized thread and hooks, depending on the size of the seaglass, to make the cover larger or smaller.

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Pattern

Materials: Cotton crochet thread works well for these and I used Anchor Artiste Mercer Crochet Thread in various sizes. I used no. 60 (very thin and I used a 0.75mm hook), no. 50 (I used a 0.90mm hook) and no. 30 (I used a 1.25mm hook). The light yellow I used was Puppets Eldorado crochet cotton in no. 10 (I used a 2.00mm hook).

It will be easier to start with the thicker thread and a 2.00mm hook until you get the hang of it…

Do experiment with different yarns, hook sizes and colours. Anchor Artiste also do a metallic yarn that may work well!
Abbreviations: ch: chain, ch-sp: chain space, dc: double crochet, dc2tog: double crochet two stitches together, mm: millimetres, ss: slip stitch, st(s): stitch(es), tr: treble
Pattern Notes: I want to encourage you to be brave and experiment! This pattern is a good place to start but once you have mastered it you can do things with your hook such as extra rounds, extra chains or extra stitches to make it fit your seaglass! 🙂

To work:

Make 4ch, ss into first ch to form ring

Round 1 4ch (counts as first tr with 1ch), continue with (1tr, 1ch) 5 times into the ring, ss to third ch of 4 ch to join
Round 2 1ss in next ch-sp, 3ch, 1tr in same ch-sp, 2ch, (2tr in next ch-sp, 2ch) 5 times, ss to top of 3 ch
Round 3 1ss in next st and 1ss in next ch-sp, 3ch, 2tr in same ch-sp, 2ch, (3tr in next ch-sp, 2ch) 5 times, ss to top of 3ch

Now check that the crochet will stretch to the same size of the seaglass or pebble. It will really need to stretch to get a good fit. If it does stretch to the same size continue with…

Round 4 1ch, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next ch-sp, (1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next ch-sp) 5 times, do not join with a ss

Now weave in the tail of yarn from the starting ring and stretch the crochet to fit the seaglass. Don’t be afraid to really stretch it!

Round 5 dc2tog all around, this can be fiddly and the seaglass may not stay in place – you can start without the seaglass in position but as you go round insert the seaglass and just keep repositioning it as you go around.

Adjust the crochet and position the seaglass as desired. It should be snuggly in place at this point.

Round 6 ss in each st around

To finish: ss up until you are at the top point of the seaglass, Now make a long ch until desired length is reached for either a necklace or small pendant to hang from somewhere else. When desired length is reached, ss back to top point of seaglass, fasten off and weave in end.

Enjoy! 🙂 🙂

Here are some more photos – each of these is based on the above pattern…

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Above is my daughter doing her usual great modelling and below is a ‘selfie’ of me wearing one of the pieces…

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Here is a slight variation of the above pattern…

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This is achieved by making (3ch, ss into ch-sp, 3ch, 1tr in next st) and repeat around on the second round. As I say, be brave and experiment!

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Good Luck and I hope you enjoy crocheting around some beach treasures… 🙂 🙂

We’re off on a camping holiday next week in the North East of England and we’re going to visit a place called Seaham which is renound for the seaglass found on it’s beaches because until 1921 there was a glass factory nearby… I can’t wait to go seaglass hunting there and hope I’ll find some more interesting beach treasures… 🙂 🙂

12 thoughts on “Crocheting around Seaglass…

  1. This is awesome! You could do the same thing with a lot of found objects, which has my mind going. I love the one that looks like it’s set in a bezel. Just think of the possibilities with some metallic crochet thread! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  2. This is so beautiful Eleonora! I’m amazed at how big the seaglass in the UK is, here I’ve only found some tiny pieces. I might try to go seaglass hunting when I visit my parents in September 😊

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