Living inland, in the South US, and enduring these hot temperatures I very much miss the ocean. The kids and I would all love to live nearer to the ocean, right now we are at least 6 hours from the ocean.. Thinking of this, I started looking through Ravelry at patterns and came across a ton of very cute sea creatures.
Our own Ellen has a lovely pattern for Seashell Coasters. Though meant to be coasters, these would be great as embellishments or decor to go along with other sea creatures. Ellen’s pattern is easy to follow, as usual, and free so you can start this one today! I have made them and use mine as a coaster on my bookshelf beside my bed.
To limit the choices, I marked free on the parameters on my search on Ravelry. However, if you are looking for more choices there are some really nice paid patterns on there for sea creatures as well. The prices are not bad either, some are just a few dollars for pattern collections, and there are some outstanding shell patterns especially. Here are some free faves that I found:
These two patterns here make my eldest child want to learn to knit and crochet, yes!!
Keep in mind.. these are just a few of the patterns that are available out in the world. There are tons more on Ravelry, in books and magazines, on personal blogs, and even in your own imagination. So if you have beachy wishes like we do, or a kid or cat who loves sea critters, why not make your own Under the Sea paradise right in your home.
Have you made any of these already? Or any other sea creatures? Show us in our forum!