Stuffed Ball Crochet Pattern

This ball is suitable as a toy for small children.
Its size will depend on the thickness of the yarn you use (mine is approx. 10cm).

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US - Pattern crocheted Stuffed Ball (design BeaG)

You’ll need

  • yarn (I used a cotton/acrylic mix)
  • matching crochet hook (I used a 3mm)
  • stuffing material
  • optional: bell (suitable for stuffies)

Abbreviations

Ch = chain stitch
SC = single crochet (US)
st = stitch

Pattern half ball (make 2)

crochet in a continuous spiral
tip: whenever you finish a round, mark the end with a small safety pin

  • start: 2 Ch, 6 SC in first st (= 2nd st from hook)
  • 2 SC in every stitch (= 12)
  • weave in tail
  • 2 SC in every 2nd st, 1 SC in all other st (= 18)
  • 2 SC in every 2nd st, 1 SC in all other st (= 27)
  • 1 round of 27 SC
  • 2 SC in every 4th st, 1 SC in all other st (= 33)
  • 2 SC in every 4th st, 1 SC in all other st (= 41)
  • 2 SC in every 4th st, 1 SC in all other st (= 51)
  • 4 rounds of 51 SC
  • 2 SC in every 4th st, 1 SC in all other st (= 63)
  • 3 rounds of 63 SC
    leave a long tail, for sewing the 2 halves together

Finish

stuff both halves of the ball and sew them together.
optional: insert a bell in the center
weave in tails

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UK - Pattern crocheted Stuffed Ball (design BeaG)

You’ll need

  • yarn (I used a cotton/acrylic mix)
  • matching crochet hook (I used a 3mm)
  • stuffing material
  • optional: bell (suitable for stuffies)

Abbreviations

Ch = chain stitch
DC = double crochet (UK)
st = stitch

Pattern half ball (make 2)

crochet in a continuous spiral
tip: whenever you finish a round, mark the end with a small safety pin

  • start: 2 Ch, 6 DC in first st (= 2nd st from hook)
  • 2 DC in every stitch (= 12)
  • weave in tail
  • 2 DC in every 2nd st, 1 DC in all other st (= 18)
  • 2 DC in every 2nd st, 1 DC in all other st (= 27)
  • 1 round of 27 DC
  • 2 DC in every 4th st, 1 DC in all other st (= 33)
  • 2 DC in every 4th st, 1 DC in all other st (= 41)
  • 2 DC in every 4th st, 1 DC in all other st (= 51)
  • 4 rounds of 51 SC
  • 2 DC in every 4th st, 1 DC in all other st (= 63)
  • 3 rounds of 63 DC
    leave a long tail, for sewing the 2 halves together

Finish

stuff both halves of the ball and sew them together.
optional: insert a bell in the center
weave in tails

Bal3

NL - Patroon gehaakte Zachte Bal (ontwerp BeaG)

Nodig

  • garen (ik heb een katoen/acryl mix gebruikt)
  • bijpassende haaknaald (ik heb een 3mm gebruikt)
  • vulmateriaal
  • eventueel: belletje (geschikt voor knuffels)

Afkortingen

L = losse
V = vaste
st = steek

Patroon halve bal (maak 2)

haak spiraalsgewijs
tip: markeer telkens het einde van de laatste ronde met een veiligheidsspeldje

  • begin: 2 L, 6 V in eerste st (= 2e st vanaf haak)
  • 2 V in elke st (= 12)
    hecht de begindraad af
  • 2 V in elke 2e st, 1 V in alle andere st (=18)
  • 2 V in elke 2e st, 1 V in alle andere st (= 27)
  • 1 ronde van 27 V
  • 2 V in elke 4e st, 1 V in alle andere st (= 33)
  • 2 V in elke 4e st, 1 V in alle andere st (= 41)
  • 2 V in elke 4e st, 1 V in alle andere st (= 51)
  • 4 rondes van 51 V
  • 2V in elke 4e st, 1 V in alle andere st (= 63)
  • 3 rondes van 63 V
    laat een lange einddraad, om de helften mee aan elkaar te naaien

Afwerking
vul beide halve ballen en naai ze aan elkaar
stop eventueel een belletje tussen het vulsel
afhechten

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PS: Feel free to use this pattern any way you like!
Commercial use is fine with me too.
Just don’t present or sell the pattern as your own.

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My first thought was-I can make these to throw at people!
These are great for people who want to try amigurumi with something small at first to see if they like it

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The shape is perfection, how amazing!

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Excellent pattern! I’ve added it to our list of LC crochet patterns. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Thanks, @bethntim, @Magpie and @MistressJennie!

@bethntim yes, you can throw them at people. They won’t get hurt! LOL

Thank you, @MistressJennie!

One of these days I will write out a crochet pattern I made for sturdier, decorative balls, with plastic balls inside. They have an even better shape.
sturdy crochet balls

I have many more crochet patterns I wrote over the years and never shared before.
I used to have an Etsy shop (2006-2016) where I sold mainly crocheted items, that’s why I wanted to keep the patterns for myself. I also thought about perhaps one day selling my patterns. But I changed my mind and now I am happy to just share them for free.

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These would make great “snowballs” for family snowball fights. :laughing:

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They would!
And they’d look the part if you’d use white chenille yarn.
(Although with this pattern they will probably end up too big…)
You could stuff them with something heavier, like adding a little bag of sand between the stuffing.

I have crocheted snowballs in my online album, but they are light weight, with a plastic balls inside.
crochet snow balls

@MistressJennie, can I ad a link to my posts without it expanding like this one did?
So, just a link?
(Magpie already explained! Thanks!)

You can! there is a small symbol that looks like 2 chain links in the bar at the top of the dialogue box when you are posing a reply. It’s 4th in from the left, between the I for italics and the " for quoting.

If I want to make a link, I will select to highlight the words I want to title the link with, then click the link symbol (the 2 chains links in the top bar) then copy and paste the address in.

Like this

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Yay, thank you Magpie!
I feel a bit stupid. I should have known this. I actually use it on my blog.
I guess I had a brain freeze…

It’s a lot to remember. I have to remind myself regularly that there is a way to bookmark things so I can find them later, I get so frustrated searching. Honestly, I need a guidebook for technology, lol.

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True!
Honestly, sometimes I wonder how I managed to build my own blog.
And then I go ahead and solve another technical problem, like a pro.
But I am all too familiar with brain freezes, LOL.

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