Computing Stitches and Crocheting Geometry

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Çapunaman Ö. B., Bingöl C. K., Gürsoy Toykoç B.

17th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2017, İstanbul, Turkey, 12 - 14 July 2017, pp.289-305

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-981-10-5197-5_16
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.289-305
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents a study that explores the computability of the craft of crochet. The study involves two consecutive stages: an analytical and systematic approach to crocheting three-dimensional objects to discover the underlying computational aspects, and a formal representation of the deducted computational logic in the form of a computer algorithm. The aim is to explore the computability of hands-on making processes where computation extends beyond the use of computers and digital tools to spatial reasoning in general.