A lacy hyperbolic bush

I’ve got a collection of books reprinting fairly traditional crochet lace patterns, intended mostly for crocheting around handkerchiefs. Wouldn’t those make great edgings for hyperbolic shrubbery as well? Showing off all the different things we can do with our crafts is part of the point of this project, after all.

Here’s the finished piece, together with the pattern it came from:

Hyperbolic lace bush and instructions

And here’s a close up of the crochet edging:

Hyperbolic Lace Edging - Closeup

The edge itself is mostly straight, so I did fairly strong increases in the brown setup rows. The last brown row is the first row of the pattern, but I only made two chain stitches instead of the original five between stitches, so there is effectively some increasing in the second pattern row compared to that.

Here’s the finished piece installed at an edge of the platform:

Hyperbolic Bush - Installed

The brown is fairly floppy, being worked in treble crochet stitches instead of the double crochet of the other versions, and being crochet thread instead of thicker wool as well, but I do like the lighter appearance this has.


2 thoughts on “A lacy hyperbolic bush

  1. Lee Garig-Meyet

    Hi! I’ve been looking through your blog on the Raksura tree project. I am in California and will be coming to Dublin for Worldcon. With a 16 hour flight ahead of me, I was wondering if you could use some vines of crocheted leaves or something for the tree project. Do you have any patterns, size considerations or anything else in particular to do that would be helpful? I have been crafting, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, etc. for well over half a century, and I would like to participate. It sound like fun! Your trees look beautiful!
    Please let me know if there is anything I can do.


    1. Hi Lee, yes, we need lots of things! If you’re on Ravelry, we have a group there where people have posted quite a few things already: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-raksura-colony-tree
      Otherwise, platforms max out at 50x70cm, but that’s still a lot of ground to cover, and trees shouldn’t be any higher than 20cm, implicating a 1cm = 1m in reality scale. Everything else should be roughly along those lines. So trees, bushes, vines, ground cover, it’s all good! Surf your way through the blog posts about your preferred crafts, it that’s crochet, here’s the link: https://raksuracolonytree.home.blog/category/crafts/crochet/


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