I love to make these shapes.
Crochet, crochet, crochet madly. It's a bit like doodling with tapestry wool and a hook. These polyps and tentacle shapes keep recurring. I hate to think what Freud would make of them.
Coral and bubble weed
The round shape was discovered in an old crochet book and is used to make buttons for garments. It probably has a name.............. similar to the bullion stitch used in embroidery.
When a stitch becomes familiar, my hands move without conscious direction. I can see my fingers and hands moving very quickly and imagine making a short film about this little crochet dance. If the wool and hook could be removed digitally by computer and just the fingers moved....... Mmmmmmmm.