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Indoor Snowballs | Free Crochet Pattern

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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!

crochet snowball free crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati

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

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, White (WHT), < 1 ball.
  • Furls G (4.00 mm) hook
  • Yarn

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds.  Do not join rounds with slip stitch.
crochet snowball free crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati

Instructions

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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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You may sell products made by this pattern, but please link back to hookedbykati.com or credit Hooked by Kati on the craft fair tag. Do not copy this pattern for distribution or sale; that’s not nice and also illegal.

If you run into a snag, drop me a line! I respond quickly and will help any way I can to clarify any confusion or challenging stitches.

Find more free patterns like this at allfreecrochet.com.

crochet snowball free crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati

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Yarn on, 

Kati

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4 Comments

  1. it never stops amazing me how often people Never read the full pattern through or the recipe and wonder why it did not work. I was always taught to read twice (the full pattern / recipy), and am so glad I did, as sometimes there are things I do not know and can research it before I am somewhere on holiday with no WiFi. Your patterns are so good Kati, as you always have links where I can go if I do not understand something. thank you so very much for that. You are frigging amazing…. cheers Milly

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