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« on: July 30, 2012 01:03:20 PM »

Kids love 'em. Dogs love 'em. Adults get into flinging them about. I have gone crazy over these crocheted flying discs. Fling them about inside! Sail them outside. I'm at 5 dozen and counting. Help!



I decrease on the edge so that there is a rim folded under...about 3 rows. This makes them easier to fling, easier to catch and they fly remarkable well.

H crochet hook (or to size for a nice tight single crochet)
Double strand of yarn. I use acrylic, it's cheap and sturdy and washable. And I had lots of odd colors given to me in gift bags of yarn from folks stash cleaning. I use whatever I have, so some have wool, some cotton. It all works. I do not join the rounds, but just keep spiraling out and change yarns whenever I feel like it. I've made some with all the little ends of skeins of yarn that I just cannot throw out. I just add in a new color whenever I run out. Two different color of strands is fun to play with mixed with rounds of the same color.

Basic pattern is to start with a magic ring,
rnd 1: cast on 12 single crochet stitches using an H hook and double strand of yarn for sturdiness
rnd 2: increase every other stitch
rdn 3: increase every other stitch
rnd 3-13: increase every 3rd, then every 4th and so on. Depending on the yarn and how tight you crochet, I sometimes have to adjust with a round with no increases. They always are not quite flat, but you should not have obvious rippling. This pattern is very forgiving.
rnd 14: single crochet...no increases
rnd 15: decrease every 4th stitch
rnd 16: decrease every 3rd stitch...again adjust to the yarn. I sometimes have to randomly decrease every 2nd stitch to make enough of a turned under lip.
To block: Wet with hot water, wring out, flatten into a disk again, flatten between towels to dry.

Happy crocheting.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012 01:19:03 PM »

Yikes! that's quite a lot! Shocked

Do you put weights in the rim or do you rely on the larger amount of stitches?
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012 04:44:35 PM »

I decrease on the edge so that there is a rim folded under...about 3 rows. This makes them easier to fling, easier to catch and they fly remarkable well.

H crochet hook (or to size for a nice tight single crochet)
Double strand of yarn. I use acrylic, it's cheap and sturdy and washable. And I had lots of odd colors given to me in gift bags of yarn from folks stash cleaning. I use whatever I have, so some have wool, some cotton. It all works. I do not join the rounds, but just keep spiraling out and change yarns whenever I feel like it. I've made some with all the little ends of skeins of yarn that I just cannot throw out. I just add in a new color whenever I run out. Two different color of strands is fun to play with mixed with rounds of the same color.

Basic pattern is to start with a magic ring,
rnd 1: cast on 12 single crochet stitches using an H hook and double strand of yarn for sturdiness
rnd 2: increase every other stitch
rdn 3: increase every other stitch
rnd 3-13: increase every 3rd, then every 4th and so on. Depending on the yarn and how tight you crochet, I sometimes have to adjust with a round with no increases. They always are not quite flat, but you should not have obvious rippling. This pattern is very forgiving.
rnd 14: single crochet...no increases
rnd 15: decrease every 4th stitch
rnd 16: decrease every 3rd stitch...again adjust to the yarn. I sometimes have to randomly decrease every 2nd stitch to make enough of a turned under lip.
To block: Wet with hot water, wring out, flatten into a disk again, flatten between towels to dry.

Happy crocheting.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2012 01:11:43 AM »

Ahhh! Yes the turned under rim would do it, I think they're such fun and it's a great way of using up the scraps of yarn.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012 01:57:27 AM »

Fun! I never would have thought to do this. Adding them to my list...
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012 07:35:58 PM »

I am going to try your pattern out.

I just made one last weekend (before seeing your photo) and it is 5.5 inches. I didn't use 2 strands of yarn, used 100% cotton. I saw these at an outdoors store and they were selling them for $14.99 and I thought that is a cool idea and I could make them for a lot less $.

Are you selling yours at craft fairs (I plan to sell at local craft fairs, but not online)?  If so, would you mind telling me the price you will sell them for (if you don't want to, no problem). I was thinking about selling mine for $2-$3 each.

Love the colors and patterns you used! These will be fun to do while traveling or waiting somewhere (I never go anywhere without my crocheting).
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012 07:03:19 AM »

I've been selling for $5 and no one even blinks at that price. I was thinking of upping it for the craft fair as it is a fund raiser. Maybe 8-10 dollars. I've also make some smaller ones that I will sell for $5. Good luck.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012 11:42:58 AM »

Thanks for the info on pricing. I haven't been to a craft fair in so long that I am out of the loop on pricing.

I love the different patterns you designed!
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012 01:13:54 PM »

I missed this when you first posted. Great fun for kids and adults - and dogs. Thank you for the pattern. A wonderful way of using up scrap yarn and a great stocking filler for Christmas too I should think - or is it too early to be thinking of that.
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2012 03:00:16 AM »

Oh wow, these are epic! I know what I'm making my brother for christmas now! Cheesy
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