Sunday, 8 April 2018


This morning I hopped on my bike and rode to Surfers Paradise to check out the Urchins.

The Urchins are two large crocheted sculptures, designed by Choi+Shine Architects and made by 80 Australian crocheters. They are part of the Festival 2018 that is currently held at the Gold Coast as part of the 21st Commonwealth Games.

I first heard about the Urchins when a crochet blogger that I follow, Snakewood and Grace, announced on her Facebook page that she had been asked to contribute to this project and shared the process of making parts of the Urchins. They are made of 3mm nylon cord - it's called extreme crochet!

The installation can be viewed in Appel Park in Surfers Paradise until Sunday 15 April.

I was very impressed and can recommend a visit if you are in the area!

Meanwhile my own crochet project, the Lone Star Blanket, is slowly growing:

I am crocheting a lot while watching the gymnastics at the Games - mostly on tv, but I also made two diamonds at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, where oldest son and I watched the men's qualifications and team final on Thursday:

(This was during the break between subdivision 1 and 2 - there was no arm room to crochet when the competition was on!)

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