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Topic: Ideal Crochet Sphere (Mathematically!) with pattern  (Read 184872 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2010 11:09:16 PM »

kudos to your math and to your excellent spheres!
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010 11:17:14 PM »

Geniuses like you make the crochet world go round!

Get it! Cheesy haha!

Now lets see what your math-itude can do for a pyramid or a cone even!
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2010 06:15:30 AM »

Thanks everyone!!! I hope it comes in handy for you!

Now, can you figure out the pattern for a perfect circle? I always end up with perfect hexagons Grin

Haha! Don't think I haven't thrown math at this one too! The trouble is, the best way to make a circle is to increase by 6 stitches every row, which means it's always going to look kinda hexagonal. To make it looks more circle-ish, try staggering where your increases are on each row. The more you increase directly on top of the increase from the last row, the more it looks like a hexagon.

Now lets see what your math-itude can do for a pyramid or a cone even!

I haven't tried a cone, but I'm pretty sure if you start with, let's say, 4 stitches in the second ch stitch and then increase by 4 stitches in each row, you should end up with a cone. (At the bottom I would cheat and sew on a separate circle). As for the pyramid...tempting!  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2010 06:54:32 AM »

Part of Sacred Geometry! Wonderful! Thank you for the patterns!

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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2010 11:14:51 AM »

that's awesome! there are a million things a person could do with that. props!
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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2010 12:38:39 PM »

Thanks everyone!!! I hope it comes in handy for you!

Now, can you figure out the pattern for a perfect circle? I always end up with perfect hexagons Grin

Haha! Don't think I haven't thrown math at this one too! The trouble is, the best way to make a circle is to increase by 6 stitches every row, which means it's always going to look kinda hexagonal. To make it looks more circle-ish, try staggering where your increases are on each row. The more you increase directly on top of the increase from the last row, the more it looks like a hexagon.


I can't seem to manage the randomness of the increases... That large logical part of my brain just won't allow for it Wink Because they can't be too random, then it'll be lopsided, right? So, my brain wants to force some sort of order onto it, only I haven't made the time to do it...
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2010 04:34:30 PM »

I love the fact you can't see the increase seam on these. I'll have to start using this for all my amis.
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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2010 06:02:24 PM »

My husband was thoroughly impressed with your perfect crochet...... seriously, he doesn't often say anything unless he's truely impressed. 
They do look like perfect spheres.. I'm going to give it a go, and see if I can replicate your perfectness!
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2010 06:28:18 PM »

Those are such beautiful spheres!  I used to know math, once upon a time...
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2010 06:33:21 PM »

Since I just came from a gloomy budget forecast meeting for my school district, I'm wondering if I could crochet a few of these perfectly enough to use them as math manipulatives when I teach the geometry unit next year? Guess I need to give it a try Wink
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