Posted in Crochet for Baby, Crochet Free Patterns

Amigurumi Balls | Baby Bouncers

While crocheting these baby bouncers I tried several different methods and found the one below to be the most preferable.

However, I made a slight change- to start off use 2 chain then 6sc into the first chain… I can’t quite handle the magic ring and I always pull it too tight and it doesn’t look so nice.

Because this is crocheted in a spiral be sure to mark the last stitch of each row.

I used the invisible method to decrease. For this just the front loops of 2 stitches are pulled up and crocheted together in sc.

For the ending I prefer to stop at the end of Row 22 and tie off then sew all around as it seems to make a neater circular finish, see link to finishing video below.

My next challenge will be to follow the pattern here for a beach ball… looks complicated but fun!

Pattern

Small

Round 1: 2sc, 6sc into second chain from hook

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch (12st)

Round 3: 1sc in the next st, 2sc and repeat(18st)

Round 4: 1sc in the next 2 st, 2sc, and repeat (24st)

Round 5: 1sc in the next 3 st, 2sc, and repeat (30st)

Round 6-10: 1sc in each st (30st)

Round 11: 1 sc in the next 3st, sc2tog, and repeat (24st)

Round 12: 1sc in the next 2st, sc2tog, and repeat (18st)

Round 13: 1 sc in the next st, sc2tog (12st)

Stuff ball with soft polyester toy filling

Round 14: sc2tog and repeat until 10-12 st remain, then tie off and sew up the circle.

Large

Round 1: 2sc, 6sc into second chain from hook

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch

Round 3: 1sc in the next st, 2sc and repeat

Round 4: 1sc in the next 2 st, 2sc, and repeat

Round 5: 1sc in the next 3 st, 2sc, and repeat

Round 6:1sc in the next 4 st, 2sc, and repeat

Round 7: 1sc in the next 5 st, 2sc, and repeat

Round 8-16: 1sc in each st

Round 17: 1 sc in the next 5st, sc2tog, and repeat (24st)

Round 18: 1 sc in the next 4st, sc2tog, and repeat (24st)

Round 19: 1 sc in the next 3st, sc2tog, and repeat (24st)

Round 20: 1sc in the next 2st, sc2tog, and repeat (18st)

Round 21: 1 sc in the next st, sc2tog (12st)

Stuff ball with soft polyester toy filling

Round 22: sc2tog and repeat until 10-12 st remain, then tie off and sew up the circle.

Pattern

Bouncer video found here

Yarn

  • LilySugar ‘n Cream 10ply, and is available from Ribbon Rose, see link here.
  • Lily Sugar and Cream is a natural, soft and absorbent worsted weight yarn of 100% cotton, that comes in a range of colourful, pretty prints. Long-lasting and with fun, also variegated colour prints, this is an ideal yarn for hats, scarves, vests, ponchos, shawls, blankets, cardigans and jumpers… and now baby bouncers!

Crochet Hook

  • 4mm for a tight ball or 5 mm for more chunky

I love to see your creations so if you make this please tag me @life.with.Janet so I don’t miss out.

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