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May 11, 2006 at 15:08
Crochet Coral The Institute for Figuring

Hi Everyone,
It took me a while to find the flyer for the Institute for Figuring but here is the info.
P.O. BOX 50346
(323) 256-5641

If anyone wants to contribute crocheted coral, kelp, or any sea creatures you can mail your items to them. They are going to have a display at the L.A. County Fair this year & possibly at LACMA in 2007.

May 13, 2006 at 12:02
Re: Crochet Coral The Institute for Figuring

Here's a link to a page that shows two photos of Hyperbolic Crochet, the technique used to create the coral and kelp that Janice is talking about:

Below is one of the photos from that page showing Hyperbolic Crochet "coral"...

Judy Gregoy
May 14, 2006 at 17:50
Re: Crochet Coral The Institute for Figuring

If you take a look at there is a pattern for a Sea Nautilus. That would be fun to knit for this project. I'll see if I can find some time for personal knitting..... HA!
May 15, 2006 at 19:37
Re: Crochet Coral The Institute for Figuring

Dear Evelyn & Judy,
Thanks for posting a link to the Institute for Figuring. Also thank you for letting me know about the pattern for Sea Nautilus.

If you want to make a coral or something similar, all you have to do is start with a chain of 15, then you single crochet in the first 2 stitches, then you do 2 single crochets into the 3rd stitch and keep repeating the pattern until you get to the end. You can make the piece as large or as small as you want. It's just a matter of increasing (in crochet)
May 24, 2006 at 11:34
Re: Crochet Coral The Institute for Figuring

FYI ~ That Yarn Store will hold a free Hyperbolic Crochet Workshop on May 31 from 6-7pm: "David will let you know as much as you can stand about these curious mathematical forms, and will show you how to make your own. Did we mention the workshop is free?"

For more info, visit That Yarn Store
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