It’s that time again for another free pattern!
I love making Christmas gifts for my boys. I have to be sneaky when I make them which means staying up until 1 am almost every night until I am done. This year, I somehow managed to finish their gifts way ahead of time. It was my own Christmas miracle!
My oldest said he wanted a giant die to use while playing his plethora of board games. It’s a really easy and quick project. It does require quite a bit of yarn and a good amount of stuffing if you make it as big as I did. The most difficult part of it was finding a bag large enough to put it in!
You are welcome to sell any finished products you make with this pattern. Whenever possible, please give Coffee Loves Yarn credit for the design. You many not, however, claim this pattern as your own. If sharing this pattern, please link this blog post to direct users back to Coffee Loves Yarn. Thank you for understanding!
Please read through pattern and notes before beginning. This pattern has been tested. If you find any mistakes or need clarification, please feel free to contact me and I will reply as soon as possible.
Thanks again for your continued support and encouragement!
High Roller Crochet Die
- 5.00 mm H Hook
- Yarn Needle
- 2 ½ skeins of Crafter’s Secret in the color White (approximately 885 yards depending on how big you make it and how tightly/loosely you crochet)
- Scrap amounts of black yarn for dots
- Stitch marker (optional)
- Stuffing of choice
- Stitch count for each row will appear with ( ) at the end the row.
- The chaining at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
- When making the dots, you will be working in a continuous round. It is recommended that you use a stitch marker to help you keep track of the beginning of your rounds.
- sc = single crochet
- hdc= half double crochet
- st= stitch
- ch= chain
- MC= magic circle or cinch circle
2” x 2” = 5 rows of 8 hdc with a ch1 turning chain
Squares (make 6)
Row 1: Hdc into the second ch from hook, hdc into each st across (40)
Rows 2-35: Ch1, turn, hdc into each st across (40)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Dots (make 21)
Round 1: 6sc into MC, do not join but work in a continuous round. (6)
Round 2: 2sc into each stitch around (12)
Round 3: *sc into the first st, 2sc into the next st* repeat between * * around (18)
Round 4: *sc into the first two sts, 2sc into the next st* repeat between * * around (24)
Round 5: sc in the next st and fasten off
Weave in ends.
Sew the dots on each side. I used a die to make sure that I was sewing them to look like a real die.
After you finish attaching the dots, lay out the sides in the manner pictured below:
Join white yarn in any corner and begin to sc two squares (see picture below). Make sure they are the corresponding squares as pictured above. You won’t be able to sc them all in a continuous round. Simply fasten off when you get to a “dead end” and then attach the yarn to join the remaining openings.
Before closing your last side, begin stuffing your die with fiber fill. I purchased a large 5 pound box with my 50% off coupon at Joann’s. I barely used a ¼ of it but it was much more economical than purchasing a bunch of smaller bags of stuffing. I make a lot of amigurumi so bulk size makes sense for me. If you won’t be using stuffing a lot, buying a bag or two might be sufficient.
Have fun making your giant die!