This listing is for 2 original crochet patterns (Polyhedral Balls - a set of 5 patterns - and Gaming Dice including the additional d10 shape and dice conversion instructions) by June Gilbank.
Please note: if you've already bought one of these patterns, don't use this listing! Just pick the one you want:
POLYHEDRAL BALLS DETAILS
Not only fun to roll, stack, throw, and catch, these Polyhedral ('many-faced') Balls are very special: they are crocheted versions of the five Platonic solids; the only five geometric solid shapes possible where every face is identical and the same number of faces meet at each vertex (corner). Fun and educational!
Make all 5 Platonic solids with this pattern: Tetrahedron (4 sides); Cube (6 sides); Octahedron (8 sides); Dodecahedron (12 sides); Icosahedron (20 sides).
This modular pattern is 16 pages long and includes:
- Crochet instructions for the 5 component shapes
- A step-by-step photo tutorial for how to crochet the special edging
- Right- and left-handed step-by-step assembly diagrams, if you'd like to assemble your balls in the same order I did (leaving the minimum number of ends to weave in)
- Tips for speedier assembly and less yarn ends
- A special technique to improve the look of the finished corners
GAMING DICE DETAILS
This Expansion Pack includes all the modifications for the Polyhedral Balls pattern required to crochet a set of d20 system gaming dice, including:
- The crochet pattern and assembly diagrams for the pentagonal trapezohedron (aka d10 shape!)
- Full numbering diagrams to accompany the assembly diagrams (for the d10 and all 5 of the original Polyhedral Balls set), in right- and left-handed versions
- Tips and suggestions for numbering the dice with fabric paint or embroidery
- Templates for the felt numerals I used for my sample dice.
DETAILS FOR BOTH PATTERNS
Size: All balls/dice are approx 3.5-4" (9-10cm) in diameter
Yarn: worsted weight yarn
A harder, more robust yarn (e.g. normal non-soft acrylics, or cotton) creates stiffer, more rigid balls, that don't bulge out too much when stuffed. For my samples, I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice and Vanna's Choice Baby yarns.
Hook: E US/3.5mm crochet hook (use the smallest hook you can comfortably manage with the yarn you choose - you may need a smaller hook with a softer/lighter weight yarn)
See projects made from these patterns here: