Bring a touch of the seaside to your home with these highly textured 3D conch shells.
Fun, unusual and a great way to use up oddments of cotton yarn.
YOU WILL NEED 100% smooth cotton or similar, an appropriate sized hook and a needle for neatening ends.
You will need around 11 yds (10 m) for the small shell and 33 yds (30 m) for the large.
Thread, 4ply, fingering, DK and worsted weights are recommended (with thicker yarns reserved for larger shell).
When worked in DK (at gauge), the small shell measures approximately 7.5 cm (3”) and the large shell approximately 15 cm (6”). Size will, of course, vary depending on yarn selection.
Items may be stiffened after working, if desired. However, a good stiff cotton should hold its shape well without.
This pattern is available for download in both US and UK terms.
Both versions are fully tested.