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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 $.


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 17, 2012 11:42:58 AM »



I love the different patterns you designed!
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« Reply #7 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 #8 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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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013 03:20:56 PM »

I just saw your fruity versions and popped over here to check out your pattern (thanks for sharing it!). I had purchased one of these at the gift shop at the local Heifer Project farm and the kids had a bunch of fun throwing it around while we ate lunch. I meant to try and figure out how to make another one (or more), but you just saved me the trouble!

Thanks again!
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