…What a (Crochet) Ball!

Balls, balls, balls… lately I wanted to concentrate on this object, very easy to make with crochet hook and cotton.

…And what a ball!

(In my mind, sometimes connecting this little action with the Italian literal translation of it!)

I still don’t know what I am gonna produce with those balls, or for use a better expression, with those crochet beads. But it is a perfect way to understand the tridimensionality of the crochet, moreover textures and colors combinations. I really learned and found colors matching together for further crochet experiments!

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Here the free pattern for a ball with a hole. I used 2.5/3/3.5mm crochet hooks and 100% cotton in different colors and sizes.

CROCHET BALL PATTERN

ABBREVIATIONS:

sc – single crochet

st(s) – stitch(es)

sc2tog – single crochet decrease

sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain stitch

CROCHET BALL (WITH HOLE):

This is worked in a continuous spiral.

Round 1: 6 sc into a magic ring. (6 sts)  NOTE: Don’t pull the magic ring completely shut.  You’ll need a bit of space to thread the ribbon through.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each stitch around. (12 sts)

Round 3: *Work 1 sc in next 2 sts, then 2 SC in next stitch.*  Repeat from * 3 more times. (16 sts)

Round 4: *Work 1 sc in next 3 sts, then 2 SC in next stitch.* Repeat from * 3 more times. (20 sts)

Round 5-8: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (20 sts)

Round 9: * Work 1 sc in next 3 sts, then sc2tog.* Repeat from * 3 more times. (16 sts)

You’ll want to insert the wooden bead around now, if not earlier.

Round 10: *Work 1 sc in next 2 sts, then sc2tog.* Repeat from * 3 more times. (12 sts)

Round 11: sc2tog 6 times. (6 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.  Again, don’t shut the hold completely, as you’ll need space for the ribbon to go through.

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As you can see my desk is getting crowded. Balls and other beads for necklaces or something else. Still I do not have Idea, but the desk is supposed to be even worse all over the weekend, while I am gonna concentrate in making my final items for the Frau Gerolds Garten of June 27th!

-10 day!

Happy crafting to my crafty friends,

and a special Hello! to my dear friend Clarita from Colombia, who is passing from time to time! ;-)

XO

Ale

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