Free Patterns, Geekery

Guaranteed to be a Pointless Endeavour

Get it?? Pointless??? Cuz it's a circle. Ah, puns. Anyway, here is the latest shape-themed pattern. This one is a circle made from single crochet stitches in spiral rounds. The largest circle I've made using this pattern is 18 rows (which is a decent sized circle), but I've calculated the number of single crochet increases… Continue reading Guaranteed to be a Pointless Endeavour

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More Shapes: A Rectangle

Ok, on to more shapes! This one is a rectangle, and you can tweak it to be as long as you want. (Do you already know the dimensions of your desired rectangle? Scroll to the bottom to figure out the exact pattern you need!) Just like the square pattern, you work this one in rows… Continue reading More Shapes: A Rectangle

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An Ideal Crochet Square

Whenever I look at the completed projects section of my Ideal Sphere page on Ravelry, I love how people have incorporated it into a huuuuge variety of projects! For a while now, I've wanted to go back and make more basic shapes for people to use as a spring board. And now I am! Yay!… Continue reading An Ideal Crochet Square

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It Could Make the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs

Yes, this ship could totally make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. First of all, yes, I realize that a parsec is a unit of distance (3.26 light years) and not a unit of time. (But it makes for a great opening line while teaching my students about astronomical distance.) So, technically, Han is boasting… Continue reading It Could Make the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs

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There Has Been an Awakening in the Crochet

I am a huge Star Wars fan. HuuuUUUUUuuge. So, understandably, I was beside myself in my excitement for The Force Awakens to hit theatres. Mark even managed to swing us tickets for the 7 pm showing on December 17! (And, yes, I bragged about this to all of my students; I have no shame.) It… Continue reading There Has Been an Awakening in the Crochet

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I Crocheted a Stealth Bomber

I couldn't help myself. The design of this plane is just too cool. The chunky angles, the single wing, the aerodynamic shapes, the low radar cross-section ... From some angles, this plane looks just like a bird of prey. In fact, there's a cool image online that compares the profile of a hawk (I think, maybe, it's… Continue reading I Crocheted a Stealth Bomber

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Inspiration and a Personalized Sphere

*whoosh* *swings open saloon door and saunters in with crochet hooks* Just kidding. I've actually been here all along, I've just been working busily away at teaching and really not finding as much time as I've wanted to crochet. You know how you go through these spells where you don't crochet in a long time… Continue reading Inspiration and a Personalized Sphere

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Doo Wee Ooo (that’s The Doctor Who theme)

I've been working diligently away at my Tardis, and have some progress to report. I used plastic canvas to make the inner structure, which I showed off last time, and now I've covered the outside with crochet. I've also stuffed it to give it a bigger on the inside feel, if you will. Now that the main form is… Continue reading Doo Wee Ooo (that’s The Doctor Who theme)