Crochet a Colorful Ammonite, the Forefather of the Nautilus

Crochet a Colorful Ammonite, the Forefather of the Nautilus

“Ammonites are fossilized sea creatures, the forefathers of the Nautilus. They are formed like ram’s horns, named after the Egyptian god Amon whose animal was the ram. Once, ammonites roamed the seven seas, all bright and fearsome. Now, all we have are some dull colored stones. This is your opportunity to give them back their sparkle!”

Crochet a Colorful Ammomite, the Forefather of the Nautilus

“For the mathematically inclined: Each section is build up according to the Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, …). As the Fibonacci sequence is a model for natural growth, the ammonites look rather realistic.”

Crochet a Colorful Ammomite, the Forefather of the Nautilus

“There are two versions given in the pattern: For a fast-growing ammonite and for a slow-growing one. Tentacles are optional.”

Get the tunisian crochet pattern via Ravelry, designed by Tanja Osswald.


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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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