The New York City Crochet Guild put out a call for more hyperbolic crochet coral for a small version of the reef we did in 2008. Here is what the reef looked like the last time NY Coral Reef. It was part of an exhibit to draw attention to the fact that rising temperatures and pollution are destroying coral reefs.
The coral is fun to do, so I got out my crochet hooks and some yarn. I decided to share the details of the design process in a nod to someone close to me who is under the charming, but mistaken, impression that the rest of us know what we are doing. So here we go.
Last time around, I did this yellow, green, and white coral with a lot of increasing, so this time around I decided to try increasing only every 3 stitches. I also vowed to finish the coral even if it didn't match the perfect version in my head.
My first try wasn't bad, so I proceeded to make a bigger coral.
lighten the color by adding a green slubbed yarn to the blue.It lightened overall effect but made my coral really floppy even with a combination of stiffer glitzy yarns around the edge.
It's not bad if you fold it over but I decided to try again.
I went back to my original blue sample and made 3 different sizes. I then sewed them together but it still needed something. I got out two coral-colored yarns and added them to the center of each coral piece. That helped but it still needed something else.