My crocheted aquarium

Editor's Choice - Jan 09, 2015

I have had live aquariums in the past but they are just so much work, and eventually my fish died. I saw online that people were crocheting sea creatures and other things from under the water. I had an empty aquarium so I put it to use by making my own creatures. I got a lot of the patterns off line by looking for free patterns and in a book I purchased called 75 seashells, fish, coral and colorful marine life to knit and crochet.some of the coral were made by crocheting in the round and double or triple crochet around the single crochet and more than one stich in a single crochet. I used a lot of left over yarn this way too. I love it, I find it relaxing.

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Sharon Kalenda

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Kristi ...

Magnificent, My husband and I love it, one year I painted one on the wall for him, now he wants one like this, too cool thank you for sharing it with us

Debbie Pribele ...

I’ve seen the crocheted coral pieces and thought they were cool – but what do you do with them? Well you have answered that question.
I’ll be watching my grandbabes this spring and now I’m wondering how this could be an interactive activity for the young ones… They could rearrange the pieces of course.. and perhaps I could turn the fish into puppets/marionettes . .hmmm

Alana Judah ...

Amazing! Wouldn’t this be great in a classroom?!

kaybear12398 ...

Gorgeous. What a great way to use scraps!

Sharon ...

Thank you everyone, I started when my son joined the Army 2 years ago to help me pass the time. So now I’ll make up something quick and add to it. I’ve been saving my paper towel tubes and TP tubes to crochet around and make them into coral or sea flowers.

Debbie Pribele ...

perhaps you could post a tutorial for something?
that would be really nice .. hint hint :D :D

Debbie Pribele ...

actually.. .perhaps this could be an ongoing project … what did you start with? what are some of the things that you have included… that kind of thing.

Sharon ...

Debbie, go check out The Maine Reef its a website that got me started on the aquarium with hyperbolic crochet, I beleive Pinterest has picture and patterns for reef patterns and ideas. I also searched the web and have a book on marine life. I save paper towel and toilet paper rolls to crochet over to make tall flowering coral, pipe cleaners come in handy too and fishing line to hang the fish. My next fish I want to add is an eel, just trying to find the right pattern.

Jansafire ...

This is so nice :)

Sharon ...

Thank you

flamingfountain1 ...

That is super fantastic! I am in love with it. Now to a yard sale to find a fish tank! LOL.

Charlotte Huffman ...

What a great idea!

Lefty ...

Love this idea!

jjtonymom ...

I may have to do this when my last 2 fish die. I thought the water sound would help to relax me, but I have discovered it’s a sound that really irritates me.

BarbS ...

Wow! R-e-a-l-l-y different. Love it.

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