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***Please note that I sell PDF crochet patterns (see Delivery Information below), NOT completed items!***

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)

This/these pattern(s) will be downloadable from 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:
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- 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

- 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 (

- 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.

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Polyhedral Balls - five geometric PDF CROCHET PATTERNS

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