Make Bean Bags! by Ginny Ji

Make Bean Bags!

May 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
20 - 30 yards (18 - 27 m)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for free.

These bean bags are fun to play with as hacky sacks (footbag), as juggling balls or simply in a toss and catch game. They are simple to make yet bring so much joy! When you are done playing, they can also act as pattern weights for your sewing projects

Difficulty level: beginner-friendly

What you will need:

❤️we like to advocate using any yarn you have laying around, It’s the perfect way to use up any leftovers from your other projects. Just pick up a yarn and a suitable crochet hook to get started! You will need to adjuest the stitch counts depending on your yarn thickness and how big you want the bean bags to be.

• Yarn: if you are looking for inspiration, we used Creative Cotton Aran from Rico Design (Weight: Aran; 8wpi; 10 ply), around 21 meters (23 yards) or 12 grams for one bean bag

• Crochet hook: 4 mm (US: G-6; UK 8). Make sure your hook has a long enough shaft to hold the active stitches

• Tapestry needle or a smaller sized hook

• Scissors

• A filling of your choice: beans, peas, rice… We used 40 grams of mung beans. Try not to use any small seeds as they tend to sprout quickly if they get wet!