Just For Fun is my way of sharing all the little things I like to do... from crafty things to thoughtful things!

Monday, March 7, 2011

By the Sea

I made this set for a client's baby shower. They love sailing in San Diego. When we found out they were using this bedding theme, including painting similar waves on the walls of the nursery, I decided to semi-coordinate with it.  I used a basic wave pattern. 

Here's a close up so you can see the stitches... I like that you can see the ripples in the waves even when the color does not change.  For those who crochet, you alternate tall and short stitches in order to create the wave.  You can see that the varying widths of the single crochet (small squares) rows is what makes them each different.

I also thought it would be fun to make a baby sized sailor hat and amigurumi versions of the sea creatures shown on the bedding. 
The starfish is a classic of course, and worked up quickly.

I thought the sea horse was going to be the most challenging but Mausica's pattern turned out to be quite easy to follow. 

I also used her pattern for the octopus which I think may be my favorite of the bunch.  This little guy even has suckers on the underside of the tentacles!

I am still trying to get a sea turtle that looks right to me... if I get it figured out I will add him to the bunch.  For now though, I think this group will get the job done!

Just to keep with the theme and in case you you missed it... here is the coral reef I did for the University of Florida.

Update 3/9/11... here's the sea turtle, such as it is.  Still not completely happy with the turtle part, but not too bad considering I couldn't find a free pattern I liked!


  1. Holy Crow Jen! Those are AMAZING! I know who I'm going to call should I ever be graced with a grandchild (which isn't going to happen anytime soon...just saying ;-) )
    Love them! Great job! I know they will be cherished for generations!

  2. Thanks Dana! You know, you don't have to wait for a grandchild. :oP Every ocean lover deserves a wavy blanket...

  3. well you know the 'kid' in me loves the little sea creatures too {heart}
    I'll have to have a look at those patterns :-)

  4. OMG!! This is an ADORABLE set!! You are so darned talented!!

  5. Thanks Swati... I have a couple more sets to post but I want to wait until I've actually given the gifts so I don't ruin the surprise!