A little while ago, I got a comment on my Ideal Crochet Sphere post, requesting a pattern for a giant crochet sphere. Too cool! It’s taken me a while to get around to calculating the number of rows required (especially since I had to extrapolate the size based on smaller spheres that I’ve made), but I think this will work.
So, here are the patterns for 60 row (~10 inch) and 85 row (~15 inch) spheres.
Since there are so many rows, I haven’t included how to space the increases nicely for each row, so I’ll leave that up to you, should you attempt it. For each row, I’ve written it as follows:
Row i: Increase by N (X stitches total)
So, for Row i, you have to work N increases as evenly as possibly into the row so that after you’ve completed the row, you will have X stitches total in that row. In this pattern, an ‘Increase’ means that you’ve worked 2 single crochet stitches into the same stitch and a ‘Decrease’ means a single crochet decrease.
You can check out the pattern for the smaller spheres (here) to perhaps get a better idea of how I spaced the increases and decreases last time.