“The heart of man is very much like the sea. It has its storms, it has its tides, and in its depths it has its pearls too.”Vincent Van Gogh
I have always been so captivated by the sea and all of the wonderful creatures in it.
As a girl, one of my favorite games was to pretend that I was a mermaid in the swimming pool. My friend and I would put pool rings around our ankles and pretend our legs were fins. (Just admit it. You’ve done it too!) Just the thought of imagining the ability to be able to swim below the ocean’s surface and explore an entirely different world was so captivating to me!
As I was considering what to make for my next Bobble Appliqué, I drew my inspiration from the ocean. I knew the bobbles would be perfect for the tummy of the crochet seahorse. And besides…nothing screams summer like…
… something of the sea!
Skill Level – Advanced Beginner
- Worsted (4) weight yarn
- US 7/4.50mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Decorative buttons (optional) – Buttons pictured are from Kathy’s Kozies and can be found for purchase in her Etsy shop.
- YO – Yarn over
- CH – Chain
- SL ST – Slip stitch
- SK – Skip
- Bobble – Bobble stitch
- HDC – Half double crochet
- SC – Single crochet
- FO – Finish off
- This crochet seahorse is worked from the bottom up. It is begun with a beginning CH and then a series of different stitches is worked up the CH to form the seahorse.
- Gauge is not essential to this project.
- The finished appliqué measures approximately 1” wide and 3” tall.
- Beginning CHs do not count as a stitch.
- This appliqué is a collaboration with The Everything Cozy by Kathy of Kathy’s Kozies! You can find the pattern for her cozy in her Etsy shop.
- Be sure to check her out on Instagram and give her a follow!
- If you have any difficulty completing this project and would like support, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- YO, insert hook into desired stitch and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).
- YO, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook).
- YO, insert hook back into the same stitch and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook).
- YO, pull through two loops (3 loops on hook).
- YO, insert hook back into the same stitch and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook).
- YO, pull through two loops (4 loops on hook).
- YO, insert hook back into the same stitch and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook).
- YO, pull through two loops (5 loops on hook).
- YO, pull through all five loops.
Row 1: CH 24, SL ST in 2nd CH from hook, [SK 1, SL ST] 3x, HDC 5, leave remainder of stitches unworked. (9)
Row 2: CH 1, turn, Bobble, HDC, Bobble. (3)
Row 3: CH 1, turn, SC 3, place one SC in the side of the first Bobble stitch, HDC in the next 2 CH, [SK 1, SL ST] 3x, HDC 2. (11)
Row 4: CH 1, turn, SC 2. (2)
Row 5: CH 1, turn, CH 3, SL ST in 3rd CH from hook. (1)
Cut yarn, FO.
You can use your new appliqué to add some seahorse goodness to any of your makes! Here the appliqué is shown attached to Kathy’s Everything Cozy! You can find this pattern as well as matching buttons in her Etsy shop!
Fold the cozy into thirds and position the appliqué in the center.
Using the yarn tail, stitch the appliqué onto the cozy. Be sure to only grab the top layer of stitches on the cozy to ensure that the stitches don’t show on the other side.
Weave in all tails and cut yarn.
This project was a collaboration with Kathy of Kathy’s Kozies and her Everything Cozy! It was designed to fit her Everything Cozy which you can find in her Etsy shop. While you’re there, check out her laser-cut wooden seahorse buttons as well!
If you make this crochet seahorse, please share it! I would love to see your work! You can tag me on Instagram and Facebook @theplushpineapple. Use the tag #theplushpineapple.
“Much love, sunshine, and pineapples”Sarah
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