I have been working on a very fun project lately, of which I have been challenged to create seaweed. As part of the installation of the Magic Coral Tree, I came up with the idea of using various novelty and knobbly yarns to help add texture to the final picture.
I have had so much fun making these "seaweed by the metre" balls of yarn that I thought I'd share a quick tutorial on finger crochet. You know, so the next time you need to fancy dress as a mermaid, you'll be ready!
Various novelty yarns in seaweed greens
1. Using any number of yarns together as one stand, create a slip knot.
2. Place slip knot on your index finger.
3. Wrap yarn (attached from the ball not the tail!) at the tip of your index finger.
4. Slip the second knot over the new knot.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have the length that you desire.
To finish, tie all the strand together.
FYI: for those of you who have notices, this is a chain stitch in crochet. You can use a giant hook instead of your finger.