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Crocheted Balls

Crochet
July 2013
Blue Sky's Skinny Cotton
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch in 5 1/2 single crochets = 1 inch
3.25 mm (D)
20 - 100 yards (18 - 91 m)
Extra Small Ball - 7 3/4 inches in circumference; Small Ball - 9 3/4 inches in circumference; Medium Ball - 11 1/4 inches in circumference; Large Ball - 12 1/2 inches in circumference
This pattern is available for free.

A set of the Purl Bee’s soft and squishy Crocheted Balls makes a wow-I-love-these kind of present for baby showers, birthday bashes and just cuz. Simple crocheted spheres are decorated with colorful cross-stitched stripes for a uniquely fresh take on what babies love!

MATERIALS

  • 2 skeins of Blue Sky’s Skinny Cotton, 100% organically grown cotton, in the color Birch.
  • 6 skeins of DMC Embroidery Floss in the colors 958, 964, E980, 307, 972 and 740
  • A bag of Poly-fil Stuffing
  • A size D (3.25 mm) crochet hook
  • A removable stitch marker (or safety pin)

GAUGE
5 1/2 single crochets = 1 inch

SIZES

  • Extra Small Ball ‘s Finished Circumference: 7 3/4 inches
  • Small Ball ‘s Finished Circumference: 9 3/4 inches
  • Medium Ball ‘s Finished Circumference: 11 1/4 inches
  • Large Ball ‘s Finished Circumference: 12 1/2 inches