Creative Fun with Crochet

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I love crocheting hyperbolic and freeform sculptures such as spirals, ropes, corals, planes, pseudospheres and curlicues.  But what to do with them once they are completed?  I’ve been tossing mine together in a large wire bowl and here is the collection so far:

Hyperbolic & freeform crochet in wire bowl

Hyperbolic & freeform crochet in a wire bowl

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Here are close-ups of some of the individual crochet pieces:

Hyperbolic Crochet

Hyperbolic Crochet - high increases on right, medium increases in middle, low increases on left

Freeform crochet using Queensland Uluru yarn

 pink hyperbolic freeform crochet

Hyperbolic Crochet in an expanding spiral form, using Koigu sock yarn

Hyperbolic Crochet Rope in variegated yarn with gradual color changes

Curlicue freeform crochet in sock yarn

Hyperbolic Crochet Sculptures

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INSTRUCTIONS

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Basic instructions from the Institute For Figuring at this link:

How To Crochet Hyperbolic Corals

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Patterns can also be found at these links:

Math and Fiber blog

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The Maine Reef blog

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Freeform Crochet Sculpture – Step-by-step instructions

hyperbolic crochet sculpture northern lights annotated

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Crocheted Hyperbolic Plane
– Step-by-step instructions

How to crochet a hyperbolic plane

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Crochet Rope Sculpture-Step-by-step instructions

Fiber Art Reflections

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The Expanding Spiral – pattern

Hyperbolic Crochet: Expanding Spiral tutorial

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The new book from the Institute For Figuring will be out in February, 2015: Crochet Coral Reef, by Margaret Wertheim and Christine Wertheim

The newest book from the Institute For Figuring

Hyperbolic crochet wire bowl WITH Tag

6 responses »

  1. These are wonderful. I love the colors and what I can only imagine the texture would feel like. I think it would be cool to use them in an aquarium and add other elements like lace, old photographs, dried flowers, rocks, crystals, and battery operated led light strands (fairy lights)… a work of art.

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