Driftwood Wind Chime

Bring a peaceful coastal feeling into your home with this super-fast wind chime project. Crocheted sea creatures are hung from a piece of driftwood with seashells attached to the end of each chain which helps add weight to this must-have handmade décor.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Ornaments are between 2.75-3.75” / [6-9 cm] diameter, chain length varies depending on your desire, (shown with 10-14” (25-35 cm) long chains – measured without seashells)

Gauge: Crab Rnd 3 = 2.5” [6 cm]

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Garnstudio DROPS Paris (100% cotton; 82 yards [75 meters]/50 grams): 17 Off White (1 ball)

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm)

Notions: Removable marker, tapestry needle, seashells in different shapes, piece of wood to hang the ornaments

Pattern Notes

The beginning ch-2 doesn’t count as a stitch.

For a tight, no-hole result make back loop hdc into the back loop and into the middle loop at the back of the stitch.

Gauge is not critical to this project. it can be crocheted using any weight yarn working with smaller hook than recommended.

Pattern

Crab

Make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, make 10 hdc in the ring, join with sl st to first hdc. (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, make 2 hdc in BL each st around, join. (20 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *make 2 hdc in BL next st, hdc in BL next st; rep from * around, join. (30 sts)

Rnd 4 (Left Claw): Ch 7, sc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 hdc in next 2 ch, hdc in each of next 2 ch, join with sl st to 2nd hdc in base, sl st in next st.

(Left Legs): *Ch 4, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, join with sl st to 2nd hdc in base; rep from * twice more, sl st to next 6 sts.

(Right Legs): *Ch 4, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, join with sl st to 2nd hdc in base; rep from * twice more, sl st in next st.

(Right Claw): Ch 9, sc in 3rd ch from hook, (hdc2tog over next 2 ch) twice, hdc in last 2 ch, join with sl st to 2nd hdc in base, sl st in last 6 sts in base.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Octopus

Make magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, make 10 hdc in the ring, join with sl st to first hdc. (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, make 2 hdc in BL each st around, join. (20 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *make 2 hdc in BL next st, hdc in BL next st; rep from * 5 more times, 2 hdc in BL next st.

(Leg 1): Ch 8, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch, join with sl st to next hdc in base, sl st in next st.

(Legs 2-3): *Ch 9, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next 6 ch, join with sl st to 2nd hdc in base; rep from * once more, sl st in next st.

(Leg 4): Ch 8, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch, join with sl st to first hdc in the rnd.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Turtle

Make magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, make 10 hdc in the ring, join with sl st to first hdc. (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, make 2 hdc in BL each st around, join. (20 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *make 2 hdc in BL next st, hdc in BL next st; rep from * around, join. (30 sts)

Rnd 4 (Head): Ch 1, sk next st, 5 hdc in BL next st, sk next st, sl st in next 3 sts.

(Left Legs): *Ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch, join with sl st to 2nd hdc in base, sl st in next 3 sts; rep from * once more.

(Tail): Ch 3, join with sl st to 2nd hdc in base.

(Right Legs): *Sl st in next 3 sts, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch, join with sl st to 2nd hdc in base; rep from * once more, sl st in last 2 hdc in base.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Skate

Make magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, make 10 hdc in the ring, join with sl st to first hdc. (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, make 2 hdc in BL ea st around, join. (20 sts)

Rnd 3 (Snout): Ch 1, sc in BL next st, 2 hdc in BL next st, hdc in BL next st, sc in BL next st, ch 1, join with sl st to next st.

(Left Fin): (Sc, hdc) in BL next st, hdc in BL next st, 2 dc in BL next st, hdc in BL next st, (hdc, sc) in BL next st, join with sl st to next st.

(Spine): Sl st in next st, ch 8, sc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 5 ch, join with sl st to 2nd hdc in base.

(Right Fin): (Sc, hdc) in BL next st, hdc in BL next st, 2 dc in BL next st, hdc in BL next st, (hdc, sc) in BL next st, join with sl st to next st.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Scallop

Note: Ch-3 counts as dc.

Make magic ring.

Rnd 1: (Ch 3, 4 dc, ch 3) in ring, join with sl st to the ring, (ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3) in ring, join with sl st to the ring, ch 3, join in top of first ch-3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, FPtr in ch-3 below, (dc, FPtr) in next 2 sts, (dc, FPtr, dc) in next st, (FPtr, dc) in next 2 sts, (FPtr, ch 3) and join in top of ch-3  below.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Shell

Note: Work in continuous rounds.

Make magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, make 4 sc and 4 hdc in the ring.

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in BL next 2 sts, 2 dc in BL next 4 sts, 2 tr in BL next 2 sts.

Rnd 3: Work 2 tr in BL next 2 sts, 2 dtr in BL next 3 sts, ch 5, join with sl st to st below.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Fish

Row 1: Ch 14, 6 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, join with sl st to same ch, work in BL starting ch as follows: sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next st, 3 sc in last st, turn upside down. Work in FL starting ch as follows: hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, join with sl st to last ch.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Finishing

Assembly

Block the finished pieces.

Make ch in desired length, sl st in top center st of the ornament. Fasten off.

Rejoin yarn to the opposite point at the bottom center, make ch in desired length leaving a tail approx. 2-3” long.

Attach another ornament or a seashell to the end of ch.

Hang the ornaments to a piece of wood and make a ch hanger for the finished wind chime.

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