This Shell motif can be used as an applique or as a design element in a freeform composition, It takes small amounts of yarn or thread, in any weight. Gauge not important but the finished sizes of my samples are listed in the instructions.
I'm not sure if I will ever crochet these sea shell motifs but I'm pinning it because it reminds me of happy sea side holidays. Maybe try them in beige/brown and pink versions too? Sea Shell Motifs /Garland - free crochet pattern by Lynne Samaan