sea anemone #2

 

This is a colour variation of my sea anemone pattern. The original anemone was donated to a crochet coral reef and my son wanted one to play with (he has called it Anemone - his naming system is not very sophisticated - he also has a bear called Beary and a bat called Batty). The original has lots of colour changes that this one does not, so I thought it was worth writing out the pattern again.

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Yarn and Hook Size

 

The anemone was made with Stylecraft Special DK yarn, in cream, apricot and shrimp. Although it looks red in the photos, it is actually an orangey pink! I used a 3.25 mm hook.

Stitches

 

The pattern is written in US terms.

 

The abbreviations are as follows:
CH – chain;
SL ST – slip stitch;
SC - single crochet;
INC - 2 SC in the same stitch;
DEC - SC decrease. I use the invisible SC decrease (insert hook into front loop only of next two stitches, draw up a loop through both stitches (two loops on hook), draw a loop through both loops on hook);

FLO - work into the front loop only;

BLO - work into the back loop only.

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Notes

The anemone is worked in continuous rounds, except where the pattern specifically states to join the end of a round. It is made in two parts, with a separate base which is sewn on after stuffing the main piece.

This pattern uses the invisible join. If you haven't used this before, have a look at my quick guide here.

The anemone starts with a magic circle. My guide to crocheting a magic circle is here.

Pattern


Use cream yarn, and 3.25 mm hook.

Start with a magic circle.


Row 1:    6 SC into magic circle, join with a slip stitch and ch 1 (6)
Row 2:    [SC, INC] around (9)

Row 3:    SC around (9)

Row 4:    SC around (9)

Row 5:    FLO [2 SC, INC] around (12)

Row 6:    [SC, INC] around (18)

Row 7:    [2 SC, INC] around (24)

Cut yarn, and finish with an invisible join.

Change colour to apricot:

Row 8:    SL ST into the FLO [ch 9, skip first ch, then SL ST back along ch (8 SL ST), SL ST into FLO of next two stitches] repeat 11 more times (12 petals), join with SL ST into first ch of first petal and ch 1

Row 9:    (work these stitches into the BLO of row 7) [3 SC, INC] around (30)

Row 10:  repeat Row 8, to make 15 petals

Row 11:  (work these stitches into the BLO of row 9) [4 SC, INC] around (36)

Row 12:  repeat Row 8, with ch of 10, to make 18 petals, but don't join with SL ST

Cut yarn, and finish with an invisible join into the first ch of the first petal.

Change colour to shrimp:

Row 13:  (work these stitches into the BLO of row 11) [5 SC, INC]

around (42)

Row 14:  repeat Row 8, with ch of 11, to make 21 petals

Row 15:  BLO [5 SC, DEC] around (36)

Row 16:  [4 SC, DEC] around (30) 

Row 17:  SC around (30)

Row 18:  SC around (30)

Row 19:  SC around (30)

Row 20:  SC around (30)

Row 21:  [4 SC, INC] around (36)

Row 22:  SC around (36)

Row 23:  SC around (36)

Row 24:  [5 SC, INC] around (42)

Row 25:  FLO [SC around] (42)

Row 26:  2 SC, then [2 INC, 2 SC] 10 times (62)

Cut yarn, and finish with an invisible join.

With the apricot, use a tapestry needle to sew spots on the stem.

To make the base, use shrimp, and a 3.25 mm hook: 


Start with a magic circle.
Row 1:    6 SC into magic circle, join with a slip stitch and ch 1 (6)
Row 2:    INC around (12)

Row 3:    [SC, INC] around (18)

Row 4:    [2 SC, INC] around (24)

Row 5:    [3 SC, INC] around (30

Row 6:    [4 SC, INC] around (36)

Cut yarn, and finish with an invisible join.

Stuff the main piece, then sew the base to the BLO of row 24. Sew every 6th stitch of the base to two stitches of row 24.

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I'd love to see any sea anemones you make. Tag me on Instagram @fat_cat_crochet or try the pin on Pinterest.

 

You are welcome to sell any anemones you make from this pattern but please credit me as the designer, and link back here if selling online. Please do not copy or sell the pattern itself.

Happy making!

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