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Hyperbolic Crochet

Using the art of crochet to explore hyperbolic geometry and other forms of math. For instructions go to:

Hyperbolic crochet in a bowl - instructions

Fiber Art Reflections

Gabi Meyer's Surfaces - Hyperbolic Crochet

Gabi Meyer's Surfaces

Gallery of hyperbolic crochet pieces

Daina Taimina - the mathematician who figured out that a physical model of a hyperbolic plane (which was thought to be impossible) could be made with crochet.

A Mathematical Yarn: How to Crochet a Hyperbolic Pseudosphere - Scientific American. Chain 4. Make 3 sc stitches in 4th chain. Join those 3 sc in a tiny circle. This creates a small cone shape. Using sc stitches, increase in every third stitch. Don’t close rounds. Just keeping working around and around in a spiral. The “cone” will increase in diameter as you go, and the work will get curlier and curlier. This is known in math as a hyperbolic pseudosphere.

A Mathematical Yarn: How to Stitch a Hyperbolic Pseudosphere

Gabriele Meyer | Mathematical Art Galleries - crocheted hyperbolic disc made with rows of double crochet and treble crochet stitches. Crocheted in one continuous spiral with an ever increasing number of stitches.

Gabriele Meyer | Mathematical Art Galleries

Gabriele Meyer | Mathematical Art Galleries - Hyperbolic Crochet Sculpture

Gabriele Meyer | Mathematical Art Galleries

Making a Curly Coral Crochet Brooch - hyperbolic crochet

Girlybunches |

It’s called the Woodstock Art Reef Project, a satellite project connected to the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project. ” a woolly celebration of the intersection of higher geometry and feminine handicraft, and a testimony to the disappearing wonders of the marine world.”

Coral Crochet « Jessremarks

Linneaus Coral Garden - hyperbolic crochet

Linnaeus Coral Garden - gooseflesh