Friday, December 21, 2012

Large Crocheted Ball

I've made crocheted balls and hacky sacks in the past. They often come out more like cylinders.
I was asked to make a larger ball more the size of a softball. With this size the cylinder becomes more obvious!
Every pattern out there gives the regular circle increments when making a sphere, I knew there must be some way to add curve to the ends!

Well here's what I learned when making a larger ball...

Start with a circle of 6, I like a magic circle because you can close the hole in the middle very tight. Begin your circle as usual, first row 2 sc in every stitch, second row 1 sc, 2 sc and so on until you've come to row 4 or 5(this will depend on how big your ball will be, I was using thin yarn). After finishing row 4 or 5, next row will be 1 sc in every stitch. Next row continue expanding for your circle. Next row 1 sc in every stitch. Next row continue expanding for your circle.

Basically your last 2 expansion rows should have 1 sc rows between them. We now have roundness!


  1. Beautiful. You are a champ in crafts. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Karen!

  2. Thank you for this info. I will certainly be useful.

  3. Nice! We camp a lot, can't have too many hacky sack balls!