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***Please note that I sell PDF crochet patterns (see Delivery Information below), NOT completed items! As such, all sales are FINAL.***

Polyhedral Balls is an original crochet pattern by June Gilbank.

Not only fun to roll, stack, throw, and catch, these Polyhedral ('many-faced') Balls are very special: they are crocheted versions of the five Platonic solids; the only five geometric solid shapes possible where every face is identical and the same number of faces meet at each vertex (corner). Fun and educational!

Make all 5 Platonic solids with this pattern: Tetrahedron (4 sides); Cube (6 sides); Octahedron (8 sides); Dodecahedron (12 sides); Icosahedron (20 sides).

- All 5 finished balls are approximately the same size
- Special construction and edging techniques to keep the sides relatively flat
- A no-sew pattern: 100% crocheted and minimal ends to weave in
- Yarn and stuffing only (no hidden reinforcements) - so it's completely child-safe

(Please note: if you'd like to make these patterns into a set of giant d20 system gaming dice, DON'T buy this pattern - instead buy my GAMING DICE pattern listing which includes both this pattern AND the Gaming Dice Expansion Pack - the d10 pattern & complete numbering instructions for all 6 dice.)

Pattern Details: This modular pattern is 16 pages long and includes:
- Crochet instructions for the 5 component shapes
- A step-by-step photo tutorial for how to crochet the special edging
- Right- and left-handed step-by-step assembly diagrams, if you'd like to assemble your balls in the same order I did (leaving the minimum number of ends to weave in)
- Tips for speedier assembly and less yarn ends
- A special technique to improve the look of the finished corners

To save on paper and ink, you can choose to print only the pages with the pieces you need. If all you want to print is the crochet patterns for the 5 component shapes, that's all included on one page!

Size: All balls are approx 3.5-4" (9-10cm) in diameter

Difficulty: easy/intermediate

Yarn: worsted weight yarn
A harder, more robust yarn (e.g. normal non-soft acrylics, or cotton) creates stiffer, more rigid balls, that don't bulge out too much when stuffed. For my samples, I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice and Vanna's Choice Baby yarns.

Hook: E US/3.5mm crochet hook (use the smallest hook you can comfortably manage with the yarn you choose - you may need a smaller hook with a softer/lighter weight yarn)



DELIVERY INFORMATION
This/these pattern(s) will be downloadable from PlanetJune.com as PDF file(s) once I have processed your order. I'll email you with your download details when your order has been processed, within 24-48hrs of payment wherever possible - please check your Spam folder if you don't see my email!

Your PlanetJune account gives you unlimited access to all your PlanetJune pattern purchases, in case you ever need to download another copy, or if there's an update to the pattern. If you don't already have a PlanetJune account using the email address you use for your Etsy account, I'll create one for you using that email (UNLESS you request the account be created with a different email address).

PLANETJUNE QUALITY
All PlanetJune patterns include detailed written instructions together with clear step-by-step photos to demonstrate assembly and any special techniques or other potentially confusing parts. Take a look at some examples of my pattern style and quality:
- Free Patterns: www.planetjune.com/free
- Crochet Tutorials: www.planetjune.com/help

PATTERN LICENCE INFORMATION
- Please note: you are buying a perpetual, non-transferable single-user licence for a PDF crochet pattern. Your licence entitles you to exclusive perks (see www.planetjune.com/terms).

- The pattern PDF file includes a detailed written description and crochet instructions, with clear step-by-step photos (where necessary), to show how to make the pictured item. You are NOT buying the completed pictured item. All sales are final.

- My patterns are available in English language only, using standard (US) crochet terminology.

- All my patterns include unlimited support from me via email, and via the PlanetJune community support group (www.planetjune.com/ravelry).

- You MAY sell items made by you from this pattern provided you credit me (June Gilbank, PlanetJune) as the designer.

- However, your pattern licence is non-transferable, and PlanetJune patterns MAY NOT be shared, passed on to others, re-sold, or redistributed in any other way.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
Please see my FAQ (www.planetjune.com/faq) or message me prior to purchase if you need any other information, or email me at any time after purchase if you have any questions about the pattern, or need any assistance!

Frequently asked questions about PlanetJune

By buying a PlanetJune pattern, you are purchasing a perpetual, non-transferable, single-user licence. (See www.planetjune.com/terms for the perks your licence entitles you to!) When you purchase a PlanetJune pattern, you agree that you will not share or redistribute the pattern and it will only be used by you, the purchaser.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about what you may or may not do with your pattern licence(s). Thank you!
You *may* sell items made from my patterns, provided you comply with the following 3 points:

1. The items must be 100% handmade by you, the purchaser (no production-line allowed).
2. Any items for sale must state in the item description that they are based on my pattern (by ‘PlanetJune’ or ‘June Gilbank’ or both) and preferably with a link to my website (www.planetjune.com) .
3. Any items you sell based on my patterns must feature only your own photographs of the item you have made to sell. You do not have permission to use my photographs to help sell your work.

If you sell items made from my patterns, you may apply to have your shop featured on PlanetJune (see www.planetjune.com/buytoys)
I can no longer accept commissions for finished items - I'm sorry to disappoint, but I just don't have the time.

Maybe you could learn to crochet and make one for yourself instead? (See www.planetjune.com/help for my tutorials!)

Or see www.planetjune.com/buytoys for a list of my customers who do sell items made from my patterns.
Please note: I sell only downloadable CROCHET PATTERNS in this shop (delivered to you as downloadable PDF files), NOT finished items. As such, all sales are final.
Your pattern(s) will be downloadable from PlanetJune.com as PDF file(s) once I have processed your order. I'll email you with your download details when your order has been processed, within 24-48hrs of payment wherever possible - please check your Spam folder if you don't see my email!

Your PlanetJune account gives you unlimited access to all your PlanetJune pattern purchases, in case you ever need to download another copy, or if there's an update to the pattern. If you don't already have a PlanetJune account using the email address you use for your Etsy account, I'll create one for you using that email (UNLESS you request the account be created with a different email address).
All PlanetJune patterns include detailed written instructions together with clear step-by-step photos to demonstrate assembly and any special techniques or other potentially confusing parts. Take a look at some examples of my pattern style and quality:
- Free Patterns: www.planetjune.com/free
- Crochet Tutorials: www.planetjune.com/help
All PlanetJune patterns are available in English language only, using standard (US) crochet terminology.

PDF Polyhedral Balls - five geometric CROCHET PATTERNS

$6.50

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