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Friday, January 23, 2015

Little Crochet Football {Free Crochet Pattern}

Are you ready for some football?
This little crochet football would be the perfect addition to your Super Bowl party! It works up quick, so you will have no problem whipping up a few before the big game!
It is also a cute little accessory to my Newborn Football Hat pattern and Newborn Football Booties pattern.


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The set would also make a wonderful gift set!

Little Crochet Football

Supplies:
Size H crochet hook
stitch marker
Brown cotton yarn
White cotton yarn
tapestry needle
Fiber fill stuff (or cotton)



Pattern:
(Finished football is approximately 5 inches long)
*Place a marker at the first stitch of each round*
With the main color, Ch 2.
Round 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Round 2: [sc 1, 2 sc in the next st] around. (9)
Round 3: [sc 2, 2 sc in the next st] around. (12)
Round 4: [sc 3, 2 sc in the next st] around. (15)
Round 5: Sc in each around. (15)
Round 6: [sc 4, 2 sc in the next st] around. (18)
Round 7: [sc 5, 2 sc in the next st] around. (21)
Round 8: Sc in each around. (21)

Switch to color B
Round 9: Sc in each around. (21)
Round 10: [sc 6, 2 sc in the next st] around. (24)
Switch back to the main color.
Round 11: Sc in each around. (24)
Round 12: [sc 7, 2 sc in the next st] around. (27)
Round 13: Sc in each around. (27)
Round 14: [sc 8, 2 sc in the next st] around. (30)
Round 15-16: Sc in each around. (30)
Round 17: [sc 8, sc2tog] around. (27)
Round 18:  Sc in each around. (27)
Round 19: [sc 7, sc2tog] around. (24)

Switch to color B
Round 20: Sc in each around. (24)
Round 21: [sc 6, sc2tog] around. (21)
Switch back to the main color.
Round 22: Sc in each around. (21)
Round 23: [sc 5, sc2tog] around. (18)
Stuff as much as you can, now.
Round 24: Sc in each around. (18)
Round 25: [sc 4, sc2tog] around. (15)
Round 26: Sc in each around. (15)
Round 27: [sc 3, sc2tog] around. (12)

Finish stuffing.
Round 28: [sc 2, sc2tog] around. (9)
Round 29: [sc 1, sc2tog] around. (6)
Round 30: sc2tog around until closed.
Finish off and weave in ends. Smoosh the filling around until the football is shaped well.
Using your tapestry needle and Color B, stitch on laces.



Happy Crocheting!

9 comments:

  1. I want to make this for my nephew.. since football season doesn't start again for 6 months, I might actually finish!

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    1. Haha! Luckily it is a small football... you may have it finished by pre-season! :)

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your site and wonderful patterns. Regarding the little football pattern, do you work the beginning rows in a spiral (never done that ) or chain up a stitch to go to the next row? I'm having trouble counting the tiny stitches without actually moving up with a chain. Again, I am so happy to find your site and appreciate your time and generosity.

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    1. Hi! Just work it in a round. No need to chain up. :)

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  3. I am having difficulty in getting the counts to come out correctly? I think I am misreading the pattern but I don't understand what it happening here. Any light you can shed on this? If I follow what I'm thinking you pattern says, my counts are not adding up correctly.
    Also, when I get to the white area, the white stitch is off from each other... ?

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    1. As for the stitch count, I'm not quite sure what is happening.
      For the white part not being even, this depends on how you make your color change. I just googled, and here is a tutorial that should help you. http://needlenoodles.com/home/node/139

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  4. Can't wait to try this out I am putting it on a lovey blanket I made.

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