Hey Crocheters! Can you help?

OK, first, read this post. I’ll wait.

Back now?

Good.

What I want to try and do is to make and send a bunch of these dice to the con in question!

I’m also working on a d8 and d20; I can post the patterns if you don’t mind working without photos yet.

Please also see my NEW! gaming blog Roll Damage! for a list of possible suppliers to get bulk dice, books, etc. from to send their way.

As for the patterns:

Eight-Sided Die (d8)

Face (make 8):

Row 1: Ch 21; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Dec in 1st and 2nd scs. Sc in each st across.
Rows 3 – :Repeat directions for Row 2. Continue until you have only 2 scs left.
Final Row: Ch 1, turn. Dec in remaining 2 sts to make 1 st. Fasten off, leaving long end for sewing.

With contrasting color yarn, backstitch numeral on each face (1 through 8). Stitch together using a d8 or an octahedron as a reference. Arrange so that opposite faces add up to 9 (8 opposite 1, 7 opposite 2, etc.) Leave one seam open for stuffing.

Stuff just enough to keep die from collapsing. Overstuffing will cause die to puff out and appear spherical. Stitch remaining seam closed. Finish off and weave in ends.

Twenty-Sided Die (d20)

Face (make 20):

Row 1: Ch 13; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Dec in 1st and 2nd scs. Sc in each st across.
Rows 3 – :Repeat directions for Row 2. Continue until you have only 2 scs left.
Final Row: Ch 1, turn. Dec in remaining 2 sts to make 1 st. Fasten off, leaving long end for sewing.

With contrasting color yarn, backstitch numeral on each face (1 through 20). Stitch together using a d20 or an icosahedron as a reference. Arrange so that opposite faces add up to 21 (20 opposite 1, 19 opposite 2, etc.) Leave one seam open for stuffing.

Stuff just enough to keep die from collapsing. Overstuffing will cause die to puff out and appear spherical. Stitch remaining seam closed. Finish off and weave in ends.

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6 responses to “Hey Crocheters! Can you help?

  1. Val

    Making up a bunch! Send them to you, yes? And when do you need them by?

    (I already have your address, but you might want to include information here about what to do with them. *grin*)

  2. Val

    Oh, and permission to link on my LJ? I’ve got a couple of crafty sorts there that might help.

  3. Awesome Blossom!

    Anyone wanting to take part can email me (laurajustlaura(at)gmail(dot)com) for a shipping address. I’d like to send a box out by May 15th, so if it can arrive before then that would be superduper.

    And of course, link away.

  4. that is awesome but i think i am two years late on discovering this… 😦 hmm do you have a d10 pattern stashed away somewhere?

    • Mistletoe

      Well I’m a year and change late on replying, so don’t feel too bad.

      I don’t have a d10 at all, I’m afraid.

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