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ferrous
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Posted:yesterday i finished crocheting one of a set of sock stripey poi. i've started on the second one now, but thought i'd take a pic of the finished one & post the pattern if anyone else is interested in making a set for themselves.



the pattern is done with the usual crochet abbreviations (so if you're not sure what they mean, google them), but i've also included some notes to explain how it's all working together, just in case you want to make any adjustments to the pattern or use different yarn or crochet hook or whatever. just to give you something to work with, basically.



okay, so the pattern followeth, complete with proper capitalisations in case you want to copy & paste it anywhere. here's a pic, too.




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Stripey Sock Poi



The 'ball' part:



Fill two freezer bags (or as narrow a plastic bag as you can find, such as Subway sandwich bags) with uncooked rice until each weighs 70 grams.



Gather the rice into one corner of the bag and twist the bag around at the top of the rice several times while pushing all the air out to make a small ball of rice.



Turn the bag inside out (so that the ball of rice is now inside the bag) and gather the bag at the top of the ball. Twist the bag and then turn it inside out again. Keep doing this until there's just enough bag left to tie a double knot.



You now have a ball of rice wrapped in many layers of plastic bag.



Cut off any excess bag from the knot if you need to, but make sure to leave enough of the ends of the bag to ensure the knot doesn't come undone if it becomes loose.



The 'sock' part:



This sock poi is made with stripes. Each stripe is 10 rounds to make a nice thick stripe that will show when spinning.



To make a set of poi that will look cool under black light, take a black light torch with you when choosing the yarn. Choose at least one colour that shows up under the black light. If both colours show up, check them side by side to make sure they don't appear as the same colour under the black light.



I used a 2.25 mm crochet hook and cotton yarn about 1 mm thick when pulled tight. The tension gave me 10 rows up and down and 10 stitches across in a 3 cm square patch.



sc = American single crochet

sc = British double crochet



Start with colour A.



Ch 3. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring. Place marker for beginning of rnd, move marker up each rnd.



Rnd 1:

Work 4 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc.



The circle will start to take a ball shape by increasing each round by 4 stitches evenly spaced within the rounds.



Rnd 2:

Work 2 sc in each sc around - total of 8 sc.



Rnd 3:

Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - total of 12 sc.



Rnd 4:

Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - total of 16 sc.



Rnd 5:

Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - total of 20 sc.



Rnd 6:

Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - total of 24 sc.



Rnd 7:

Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - total of 28 sc.



Rnd 8:

Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - total of 32 sc.



Rnd 9:

Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - total of 36 sc.



Rnd 10:

Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - total of 40 sc.



Change to colour B.



Rnd 11:

Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - total of 44 sc.



Rnd 12:

Sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - total of 48 sc.



This is the widest part of the ball shape. The next 5 rounds are all the same size for the 'sides' of the ball.



Rnds 13 - 17:

Sc in each sc around.



Put the rice-filled bag into the sack and continue to crochet around it.



From here the ball will start to become smaller by reducing the number of stitches in each round by 4, evenly spaced within each round.



Rnd 18:

Sc in 11 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - total of 44 sc.



Rnd 19:

Sc in 10 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - total of 40 sc.



Rnd 20:

Sc in 9 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - total of 36 sc.



Change to colour A.



To make this similar to the classic sock poi shape, the body of the poi will now be reduced by smaller increments.



Rnd 21 - 22:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 23:

9 sc, skip 1 sc, 26 sc - total of 35 sc.



Rnd 24:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 25:

17 sc, skip 1 sc, 17 sc - total of 34 sc.



Rnd 26:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 27:

24 sc, skip 1 sc, 9 sc - total of 33 sc.



Rnd 28:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 29:

32 sc, skip 1 sc.



Rnd 30:

Sc in each sc around.



For the long 'body' of the poi, the shape will be reduced by only 2 stitches for each stripe of 10 rows.



These reductions are spaced every 5 rows and done at opposite sides of each round to make the reduction less obvious. To explain: one stitch is skipped at the halfway point of round 3 of a stripe and then another stitch skipped at the end of round 8 of a stripe.



Change to colour B.



Rnd 31 - 32:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 33:

15 sc, skip 1 sc, 16 sc - total of 31 sc.



Rnd 34 - 37:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 38:

30 sc, skip 1 sc.



Rnd 39 - 40:

Sc in each sc around.



Change to colour A.



Rnd 41 - 42:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 43:

14 sc, skip 1 sc, 15 sc - total of 29 sc.



Rnd 44 - 47:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 48:

28 sc, skip 1 sc.



Rnd 49 - 50:

Sc in each sc around.



Change to colour B.



Rnd 51 - 52:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 53:

13 sc, skip 1 sc, 14 sc - total of 27 sc.



Rnd 54 - 57:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 58:

26 sc, skip 1 sc.



Rnd 59 - 60:

Sc in each sc around.



Change to colour A.



Rnd 61 - 62:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 63:

12 sc, skip 1 sc, 13 sc - total of 25 sc.



Rnd 64 - 67:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 68:

24 sc, skip 1 sc.



Rnd 69 - 70:

Sc in each sc around.



Change to colour B.



Rnd 71 - 72:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 73:

11 sc, skip 1 sc, 12 sc - total of 23 sc.



Rnd 74 - 77:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 78:

22 sc, skip 1 sc.



Rnd 79 - 80:

Sc in each sc around.



Change to colour A.



Rnd 81 - 82:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 83:

10 sc, skip 1 sc, 11 sc - total of 21 sc.



Rnd 84 - 87:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 88:

20 sc, skip 1 sc.



Rnd 89 - 90:

Sc in each sc around.



Change to colour B.



Rnd 91 - 92:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 93:

9 sc, skip 1 sc, 10 sc - total of 19 sc.



Rnd 94 - 97:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 98:

18 sc, skip 1 sc.



Rnd 99 - 100:

Sc in each sc around.



Change to colour A.



Rnd 101 - 102:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 103:

8 sc, skip 1 sc, 9 sc - total of 17 sc.



Rnd 104 - 107:

Sc in each sc around.



Rnd 108:

16 sc, skip 1 sc.



Rnd 109 - 110:

Sc in each sc around.



** Change to colour B.



Rnd 111 - 120:

Sc in each sc around.



Change to colour A.



Rnd 121 - 130:

Sc in each sc around.



From **, repeat this pattern of 16 sc per round, changing colour every 10 rounds, until the poi is the right length for you, plus enough extra length to tie a knot in the end to hold onto.



Finish by pushing the sides together and do a single row of sc through opposing stitches to join the sides, therefore closing the tube. Cut the thread and pull it all the way through, then weave the end in using a wide embroidery needle.



I made mine 200 rounds long (20 individual stripes, i.e. 10 of each colour) and I tied my knot with only 13 stripes from the bottom of the ball to the knot, but I have short arms, so you may want to make yours longer.

EDITED_BY: ferrous (1201245789)


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ferrous
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Posted:btw, this pattern is one i made up myself, so feel free to spread it around. maybe just credit it to coralie or ferrous if you do so. thanks. smile

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Posted:smile
good work


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Posted:wow....did you type that all out too? crazy. Did you crochet thsoe socks in your avatar?

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ferrous
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Posted: Written by: Poje

wow....did you type that all out too? crazy.


yeah, but i did it a bit at a time (done on my pda) while i was actually crocheting it, so i only had to copy & paste when i was done.

 Written by: Poje

Did you crochet thsoe socks in your avatar?


no, but i wish i did! i'd like to try crocheting some 'real' socks one day. smile


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ferrous
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Posted:both poi are now done! i'm pretty pleased with how they came out. smile


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Posted:BUMP**

was admiring your beautiful woolen poi because i would love to have some made for myself by a friend and was wondering how they felt spinning have they stretched at all have they been durable - if your still around home of poi would love to hear back from you smile thanks smile


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Posted:Thanks for putting this up! I'm working on mine now and will do some for my two kids, too! Photos when we're done!

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Posted:I found this on Ravelry. I like. Imma make these with all my waste yarn, of which there is many. So I'm going to have the most mismatched stripey sock poi ever. Yay!

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