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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
2” x 2” = 8 sts x 8 rows
About 2.5” in diameter
- Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, White (WHT), < 1 ball.
- Furls Odyssey G (4.00 mm) hook
- Work in continuous rounds. Do not join rounds with slip stitch.
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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)
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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Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.
Do you stuff these? Snowballs
Yes, just before closing, after Round 13.
Do you start with a magic circle?