After making a dozen of the sweet, traditional, crocheted Christmas balls, my mind refused to follow the patterns. My plan was to create a pattern for a big ball in the traditional style. It just didn’t happen.
I am overwhelmed by the huge response to my humble spiral tutorials! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
One request from many of you is to learn how to make the spiral bigger. It’s done the same way as making a normal round shape bigger, by adding one more stitch between the double stitches all around on every level.
It gets a bit more tricky when using several colors though.
The nautilus shell is a popular motif in freeform crochet. It’s made in the same way as the spiral, or two-colored spiral, except the height of the stitches progressively gets higher, creating a widening of the spiral towards the end.
The pattern is based on the actual living sea creature commonly called nautilus shell, a marine mollusc with a spiral shell divided into chambers.
The pattern is also called the Fibonacci Shell. The Fibonacci sequence, also known as the Golden Spiral, is a mathematical formula for natural spiral formations.
This past week has gone by way too quickly! I can’t believe it’s Friday already!
Last Saturday my newly founded knitting circle made a yarn bomb in our village. The concept of yarn graffiti is pretty unknown in this rural part of the world, but everybody I heard comment on it, loved it.
“At least it made the old, ugly billboard a bit more colorful!” was a statement I heard several times.