Crochet Hackysack-Style Juggling Balls
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Exact gauge not vital.
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
|sc2tog (sc dec) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.|
With A, ch 3. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring. Place marker for beginning of rnd, move marker up each rnd.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc arond - 8 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - 12 sc.
Rnd 4: Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - 16 sc.
Rnd 5: Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - 20 sc.
Rnd 6: Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - 24 sc.
Rnd 7: Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - 28 sc.
Rnd 8: Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - 32 sc.
Rnds 9 - 12: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 13: Sc in 7 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 28 sc
Rnd 14: Sc in 6 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 24 sc
Rnd 15: Sc in 5 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 20 sc
Rnd 16: Sc in 4 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 16 sc
Rnd 17: Sc in 3 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 12 sc
Place toe end of stocking inside the ball. Fill with filling so you can determine how much is needed. Knot off the stocking so that a ball of the correct size is formed. Remove stocking from inside the ball. Turn the stocking back over the ball so that it is double. Tie again. Repeat until there is no stocking left (typically 4-5 times). This process results in many layers of stocking holding the filling. Put the stocking with the filling inside the ball.
Rnd 18: Sc in 2 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 8 sc
Rnd 19: Sc in 1 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 4 sc
Rnd 20: Sc in 1 sc, skip 1 sc 2 times - 2 sc
Sc 2 together, fasten off, weave in ends.
If desired, with B, thread three pieces through the last stitch. Braid approximatey ½ inch (1 cm) and tie off.
If desired, with embroidery thread and embroidery needle, embroider
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