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Indoor Snowballs | Free Crochet Pattern

Who doesn’t love a good snowball fight? But for the Christmas in July CAL, it would be difficult to have a proper tossing of spherical snow when it is 90 degrees outside. 

A super-easy, very speedy solution is to whip up a snowball fight, right in your air conditioned home!

Free crochet pattern | Indoor Snowballs | Beginner | Underground Crafter Christmas in July CAL

Underground Crafter is hosting the Christmas in July Crochet-A-Long 2020, and I am so happy to be participating in the fun again this year. 

Free crochet pattern | Indoor Snowballs | Beginner | Underground Crafter Christmas in July CAL

Entertaining my kiddos this summer has been a challenge, so I needed something relatively safe, fun, and — of course — made out of yarn. 🙂

My boys LOVE indoor snowballs! (My puppy does too, though he would rather chomp them.) It’s a fun way to add a little whimsy to our social distancing. 

Construction

Indoor Snowballs are a simple stuffed sphere, perfect for beginners just stretching their fingers with 3D crochet. 

They work up very fast (less than 10 minutes per snowball), and before you know it, you will have a formidable pile to begin the battle.

Indoor Snowballs

All patterns are written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Difficulty: Beginner.  You need to have knowledge of single crochet (sc) and both increases and decreases. 

Gauge

2” x 2” = 8 sts x 8 rows

Measurements

About 2.5” in diameter

Supplies

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds.  Do not join rounds with slip stitch.
Free crochet pattern | Indoor Snowballs | Beginner | Underground Crafter Christmas in July CAL

Instructions

Ch 2. 

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnds 6-10: Sc evenly around. 

Rnd 11: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 12: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 13: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Stuff.

Rnd 14: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.


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Free crochet pattern | Indoor Snowballs | Beginner | Underground Crafter Christmas in July CAL

Yarn on, 

Kati

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