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« on: March 08, 2008 04:19:05 PM »

Hi all I just started poi spinning and though I love my store bought poi I thought I could make some real easy and cheap.

I posted the pattern on my blog alond with a short video of me spinning them so you can see how they work. If you want to make some please let me know how they turn out the pattern is here

I used some ugly stash yarn because I didn't know how the final product would turn out and I stuffed the poi balls with scaps of jersey fabric to make them heavy but not hurty (when I wack myself it's a shock but not painful) Grin



If you want to learn about poi I suggest http://www.homeofpoi.com/

Let me know what you think.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008 05:52:02 PM »

Cool! I LOVE fire twirling!
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008 06:57:52 PM »

cute! I like that idea..on the ones I made just crocheted around the tennis balls after it was all done but I like how your weights hang inside of the yarn. hmm getting ideas Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008 08:23:06 PM »

Ah, you are on Ravelry in the Belly Dance group, lol...  I was looking forward to the pattern when you said you'd post it:)  Especially since my 3 year old took over my fleece ones I made, and since my furry poi are MIA...(the hubby cleaned the front room).  I thank you greatly, lol!


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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008 01:50:34 AM »

Ok, I whipped one up so far...I'm using up scraps, so they aren't going to be the same color.  It came out really nice, I like hdc, so I'm a happy hooker (did I say that?) Grin
I might add a 2nd loop for the fingers, since that is what my fuzzy poi have, and that is what I am use to, but other than that, it's perfect
And I bet my 3 year old will claim this too.  Actually, it's not a bad idea, since she can't really hurt herself with it:)

Here are my Cro-Poi.  Forgive the bad quality pics, the good cam is DOA.






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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008 03:46:28 AM »

how clever!
I don't do poi but now I almost feel like starting when it's so safe and soft and crafty.

Do they stretch a lot (ie become longer)?
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008 06:32:57 AM »

how clever!
I don't do poi but now I almost feel like starting when it's so safe and soft and crafty.

Do they stretch a lot (ie become longer)?

Because they crocheted using a relatively dense stitch they stretch about 3-4 inches total during spinning. If you really whip them around the may get up to 8 inches longer but mine have not.
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