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[–] Ronja 3 points (+3|-0) Edited

Crocheting is a big-brain-hobby. The astonishing intricacies you can create using yarn and a little stick never fail to impress me. It's essentially "physics for yarn". I hope to learn it someday! Also, I love that you picked green for this project.

It's very easy. I think I learned it from my grandma or maybe mom when I still was in kindergarden. It's just loop after loop after loop. I guess the end result is intimidating, but really, it's just loops and nothing more.

I always choose earthly colours for my artsy projects. I don't know why, but my teachers would also be complimenting my colour choices :D maybe because children tend to choose bright synthetic colours, and I stick out from the crowd with my choice of greens, browns, and yellows.

"Physics for yarn" haha! Yes, also very much programming. And I learned about hyperbolic crochet in a book about maths of all places :)

[–] banjo 3 points (+3|-0)

I think I saw a museum exhibit using this same technique, it was like a giant coral reef and it was really cool!

[–] DiamondFalls [OP] 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

I started with a chain of 12, then in the first row I crocheted two stitches in every stich, and from second row and on there's two stitches in every second stitch. (in other words increase of 50% in circumference with each row)

It started curling slightly already in the second row, it was quite obvious with the fourth row, and now with seven rows the curls are very definitely pronounced.

And it's a lot of fun!

(dunno if "hyperbolic pseudosphere" is very accurate when my starting chain is so long, a true hyperbolic pseudosphere should start as a cone. But nevertheless it will curl and fold on itself until the middle won't be visible, so who cares :) )

[–] Ronja 1 points (+1|-0)

Wow, this is ultra-cool. I hadn't even heard of the term "hyperbolic pseudosphere" but now I love it and I love your artwork. Thank you for showing and teaching!