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Monday, October 21, 2013

Mathematical crochet trees

I’ve made 2 crochet trees following the mathematical rules of halving the size repeatedly (32 stitches for 32 rows then split into 16 stitches for 16 rows then split to 8 stitches for 8 rows etc)

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the one of the right uses treble stitch (double in USA crochet) and the other uses double stitch (single in USA crochet) and is amigurumi style [I know that sentence will make no sense to non crocheters]

I did the last stitches in yellow to look like blooms

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They are stuffed with toy filling and stand up nicely.  I will be sending them off to the project that is collecting mathematical botanical yarn creations

7 comments:

Miriam said...

Wow! I just love the yellow blossoms! What a great thing to do, they are beautiful Helena.

Alison said...

These aren't at all what I expected???but they're fab!
Alison xx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

These are really cool looking, Helena. They look like something you'd see in a Dr. Seuss story book!

Sian said...

Anything mathematical impresses me..but maths and crochet together? You're probably looking at genius level..

alexa said...

Helena, these are just so amazing! Really sculptural - I do hope they do on display one day with your name proudly underneath :).

Gail said...

They look incredible! The thought of having to use math when I'm crocheting makes me shudder. :)

marshaleith said...

I am going to try this!