Original Amigurumi: Large Crocheted D20

Amigurumi D20, a crocheted 20-sided die

As the weather slowly improves, so does the workload at my workplace! Combined with daylight savings time, the past week had been pretty hectic. I’m hoping a bonus Wednesday post will make up for last weekend; here is my crocheted d20!

I thought the design was pretty straightforward – make 20 triangles, put numbers on each triangle, and then put them together to create the d20. I even added some foam backing on each triangle so that it would better retain the shape in the long run, thinking this design wouldn’t take long.

It became pretty clear that I had underestimated how long it would take to make 20 triangles using rounds – if one triangle took about 25 minutes to complete, multiply by 20 and you’ve got one full 8-hour day on this part alone.

Crocheted sides for amigurumi D20
I was on triangle 3 when I took this photo.

Adding the numbers onto the triangles took a surprising amount of time to complete. I chained most of the sections, and used single crochets in the middle of some chains to create a noticeable ‘kink’; I used this method on the numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7. Each number was stitched into place with the knitter’s needle, which also accounted for some hours.

Crocheted sides for amigurumi D20, with numbered sides
Crocheted sides for amigurumi D20, with numbered sides laid out in order

Once each triangle had a number attached to it, I started stitching the triangles together. I decided the edges should be popped on the outside, just so that I could be sure the sides were noticeable. I went over the edges again with a slightly different blue, to highlight the edges.

Crocheted sides for amigurumi D20, with numbered sides stitched in place
Crocheted sides for amigurumi D20, with numbered sides stitched together with foam

It turned out fairly round in appearance, but the edges and foam backing help it function as a working d20. I did some test rolls to see if it would roll different values:

Amigurumi D20, a crocheted 20-sided die
A test roll of the amigurumi D20

Thanks for reading! I hope to post again this coming Saturday!

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