Cuboctahedron EXPANSION PACK by June Gilbank

Cuboctahedron EXPANSION PACK

Crochet
April 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
US
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This pattern is available from planetjune.com for $3.00.

Please note this is NOT a complete pattern: this is an EXPANSION PACK for my Polyhedral Balls pattern, to convert it into a Cuboctahedron.

The Cuboctahedron is one of the Archimedean solids - a group of polyhedra made from two or more types of regular polygons, where every vertex (corner) is identical. The 13 Archimedean solids have up to 92 faces each, but the Cuboctahedron is perfect to crochet because it has only 14 faces and the resulting shape is a nicely balanced, satisfyingly large ball.

This Cuboctahedron Expansion Pack includes:

  • All the modifications required to crochet and assemble a cuboctahedron.
  • Tips for colour selection to give your ball the most impact.
  • Full right- and left-handed step-by-step assembly diagrams as separate appendices, so you need only print the pages you need.

Size: approx 6” (15cm) in diameter

You can buy the Polyhedral Balls pattern together with this expansion pack at a reduced price here (just add the Cuboctahedron add-on before you add the pattern to your shopping cart!)

Or if you already have the Polyhedral Balls pattern, the pattern link on this page will let you buy just the Cuboctahedron Expansion Pack.

What is an Expansion Pack?

  • An Expansion Pack is an add-on to an existing PlanetJune pattern.
  • The Expansion Pack lets you modify or add to the original pattern to create something else.
  • You cannot use the Expansion Pack alone - you must also purchase the original pattern in order to be able to complete the pictured items in the Expansion Pack pattern.

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