Monday, November 14, 2011

Dodecahedron Thingymabob......

I've been busy crocheting Granny Squares over the past month or so
and decided I needed something a little more dimensional for a change this week.....
and crochet doesn't get much more dimensional than this ;)
The pattern is called Dodecahedron Thingymabob, which makes me smile :)
and anything Mathematical is always going to find a home at our place, its being tossed around our lounge room as I type..lol!
Pattern is available on Ravelry
The pattern is Excellent! with lots of photos & well written. 
This was loads of fun to make, quite easy once you have made a couple of points and ss them together.

I decided to put 6mm black safety eyes in the end of each point to add a little something ‘extra’ :)
I also filled the points with plastic pellets (the type used in softies) then toyfil…and added a cat toy to the centre to give it some noise.

The plastic pellets give this a wonderful weight and makes it spin through the air as it is thrown (just make sure that your crochet is tight so the pellets don't come out).

(Hold the Thingymabob cupped in one hand and flick a point with your middle finger as you throw up into the air & it and it spins...very cool!)

It would of course make a lovely baby present for a new baby boy
(they are often hard to make something for)  maybe in sweet greens & blues, I think I will be making more of these in the near future.

Hope you are all having a lovely week!
Gillian  ♥

6 comments:

Sarah Anderson said...

Gillian I love that you went from a square to a dodecahedron! What a leap!!! Fab though, just love it, bet it's very tactile :)

Victoria said...

That is just too cool!

Rein said...

Love this!

soho stitch said...

This is amazing! Adore your colour choice as well

Martha Winger said...

Thank you for making your pattern available! I tried to make the Berrocco version but this looks much more like my speed!

Gillian said...

Thank you all so much :)

Hi Martha,

the pattern is not mine (oh to be that clever!)....I only shared the link, I found on Ravelry :)

the designer is Amy Thornton here is her Ravelry link http://www.ravelry.com/designers/amy-thornton