Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project

By Rachel Choi – 4 Comments

I recently read about the “Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project” that has just opened to the public for viewing at The Gallery at Scottsdale Civic Center Library. It is a fabulous collection of crocheted coral reefs from thousands of volunteers around the world! Not only is a great accomplishment, huge attraction and super stunning to look at, it has a serious message behind it that we are losing natural coral reefs. This project is inspired by Margaret and Christine Werthheim, who are also co-creators of the “Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project.”

Here are some photos of the exhibit, which I think are just stunning!

reef reef
Photos by Kathleen Vanesian

I can definitely see that they were crocheted, but the way they resemble coral reefs so much is just amazing. This work isn’t just beautiful but it also has meaning. I wish I had the chance to see it in person!

Similar Posts


  1. Bethel says:

    G’day Rachel
    I would love to see this display too but I’m afraid I would just want to touch & feel them & really give them the once over… they are just so inspiring… OOroo… Bethel

  2. […] few weeks ago I wrote about the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project. Here is a video with Margaret Wertheim, one of the creators of the […]

  3. carma says:

    the video for the hyperbolic coral reef crochet project was wonderful! all during the talk, i was wanting to know how to make the models and patterns she was showing. have they, or will they, publish a book of patterns for everyone to make? i would definitely buy it! thanks for the link and the information.

Leave a Reply