As I child, I would spend hours walking the New Jersey beachs searching for shells and seaglass. Finding a piece of smooth blue or green glass was like finding an exquisite treasure. When I first saw Stephanie’s Seaglass square, I was immediately taken back to the Jersey shore…sun, sand, boardwalk and all!
We asked Stephanie how she was inspired to create Seaglass.
“One of my favorite summer pastimes with my children is walking along the shores of Lake Erie collecting sea glass. With the lake being of a fair depth and overly tumultuous, she gifts us tons of treasures in the form of sea glass. There is no better time than having the warm sun shining down on your back, kneeling in the sand, gently searching through so as not to miss one of the smooth water gems. I created this square to mimic sea glass laying on the sand and honor that memory.”
I understand completely, Stephanie!
Stephanie Pokorny is the designer behind Crochetverse. She began crocheting at age 16. Instead of asking to go to the toy store, she would ask to go to the craft store. Her grandma obliged and also was the one who taught her to crochet while sitting on a well loved 70’s style couch. Most well know for her freehand crochet costumes, such as ET and Predator; she feels blessed to have her work have gone viral a few times. It brings her great joy to share the love of the art of crochet and bring to the forefront how amazing it can be for the body, mind, and soul. You can find her designing patterns, freehanding, doing crochet alongs, or otherwise buried in yarn in some way. Expect designs that are brightly colored, carefully written, and full of whimsy when you see the name Crochetverse.
Written Pattern: Seaglass/Crochetverse
Video: Seaglass Video
Check out our post on yarn requirements here. Here’s what the testers used for this square:
Lynette: Worsted/Aran, 119 grams
Marjolein: Stylecraft Special DK, 43 grams
Silvana: Herrschners Worsted 8, 89.1 grams
Aprille: Stylecraft Aran, 78 grams
Claire: Stylecraft Aran & Boyes Aran, 95 grams
Micki: Worsted, 103 grams
Don’t forget the extra three rounds you’ll need to do around each square to prepare for joining and finishing your blanket. Here is the link for directions on adding the extra finishing rounds.
Translations for base rounds can be found here.
This will be necessary to get your squares to the proper ending stitch count. It will vary slightly from week to week because the squares vary in ending stitch counts so be sure to follow the directions for each square. You may choose to add these extra rounds now or later.
Have a great week…see you next Friday!