Strawberry Crochet Ball by Iin Wibisono
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Strawberry Crochet Ball

Crochet
August 2014
Balinese Cotton Yarns
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
2.75 mm (C)
27 - 33 yards (25 - 30 m)
One Size
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When I first made this I was only thinking about my neighbor’s little girl. I uploaded to FB and the feedback and comments were amazing. Thanks to all FB friends for your ideas. So, yes why not make one and fill with inflatable rubber ball for a little one to play, or make a few and place in a box to decorate a plain room, or hang some on the ceiling… Have fun making it and have fun decorating with it.

Term: US
Skill: Intermediate/Adventurer
Size: Pentagon: 4.25 inches from the longest points.
Ball circumference: 23 inches

Materials:
• Balinese Cotton Yarn 10 ply or any size 3 yarns about 15 grams/20 meters for each pentagon
• Yarn sewing needle
• Fabric for lining 35 x 35 square inches (+/- 1.5 times of ball circumference)
• Toy filling 175 grams
Hook: C/2.75mm
Gauge: 7 sc = 1 inch 6 rows = 1 inch

This ball is easy to make once you know how to make the pentagons. Practice your hand with the crochet technique using multi color yarns and watch the video on my blog for instructions on making the strawberry stitches.

Stitches Used
ch = Chain dc = Double Crochet sc = Single Crochet
sl st = Slip Stitch sc4tog = Single Crochet 4 stitches together

You will need to make 12 pentagons for this ball.

Thanks to Karen Khoo and friends and Official CCC Social Group for their suggestions in naming the joining stitches used in this project.

I have reworked the pattern twice, any errors please email me.

Hope you enjoy making your crochet ball as much as I enjoyed making it the first time. Yay.