How to Crochet a Ball

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How to Crochet a Ball

I am creating several crochet patterns where crocheting a ball will be necessary – dolls, angels, ornaments and so on. Instead of posting the ‘ball’ direction along with all the pictures in each article I’m going to lead everyone to this article.

The directions will be included within each article, but if you need pictures to go with the ‘ball’ directions you’ll find those here.

I created this ball with a size 4 hook and using dishrag yarn so it would be easier to see the stitches. Typically you wouldn’t use dishrag yarn for these projects.

** = repeat whatever is in between the stars all the way around
ch = chain (always counts as first single crochet)
sc = single crochet
scinc = increase single crochet (a.k.a single crochet twice in one space)
scdec = decrease single crochet (a.k.a make 2 sc into 1 sc – don’t worry there’s a picture)
space = the space from the row below it

Note: Every Row starts with ch 2, every row ends by slip stitching into that first 2 chains.

Row 1
Using a magic circle make 6 sc in the ring. Slip stitch into first sc

How to Crochet a Ball

Row 2
ch 2, sc in same space
*2 sc in each space*
Slip stitch to complete row.

How to Crochet a Ball

Row 3
ch 2, sc in same space, sc in next space
*scinc, 1 sc*
Slip stitch to complete row.
(Beginners: between the ** means 2 sc in one space and then 1 sc in the next space and repeat that all the way around.)

How to Crochet a Ball

Row 4
ch 2, sc in same space, sc in next 2 spaces
*scinc, 2 sc*
Slip stitch to complete row.
(Beginners: between the ** means 2 sc in same space, then 1 sc in the next space and then 1 sc in the next space.)

How to Crochet a Ball

Row 5
ch 2, sc in same space, sc in the next 3 spaces
*scinc, 3 sc*
Slip stitch to complete row.

How to Crochet a Ball

Row 6
ch 2, sc in same space, sc in the next 4 spaces
*scinc, 4 sc*
Slip stitch to complete row.

How to Crochet a Ball

Row 7 – 14
ch 2, sc around (do Not sc in same space)
Slip stitch to complete row.

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Row 15
ch 2,
*scdec, 4 sc*
Slip stitch to complete row.
(Beginners: between the ** means decrease by bringing together 2 sc from the row below, then sc normally 4 times all the way around.)

How to Crochet a Ball

Row 16
ch 2
*scdec, 3 sc*
Slip stitch to complete row.

How to Crochet a Ball

Row 17
ch 2
*scdec, 2 sc*
Slip stitch to complete row.

How to Crochet a Ball

Row 18
ch 2
*scdec, 1 sc*
Slip stitch to complete row.

Row 19
ch 2
*scdec*
Slip stitch to complete row.

How to Crochet a Ball

Fasten off.

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