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Monday, September 24, 2012

Little Crochet Football (free pattern)

Remember the Newborn Football Hat and Booties I shared a little while back? Well, I had a little more of the same yarn, so I used it to make a little matching football!
My football looks slightly lumpy, doesn't it? Okay... I'll confess. I didn't have any fiber fill stuff, so I stuffed it with cotton balls. There. I said it. I choose to think of it as being resourceful... yeah... that's it... resourceful...

Anyway... let's just get to the pattern.

Little Crochet Football
What You Need:
Size H crochet hook
Tapestry needle
2 colors of yarn (I used brown and whit cotton yarn)
Fiber fill stuff (or cotton balls, for the lumpy football look)

What You Do:
*Mark the first stitch of each round*
With the main color, Ch 2.
Round 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Round 2: [sc 1, 2 sc in the next st] around. (9)
Round 3: [sc 2, 2 sc in the next st] around. (12)
Round 4: [sc 3, 2 sc in the next st] around. (15)
Round 5: Sc in each around. (15)
Round 6: [sc 4, 2 sc in the next st] around. (18)
Round 7: [sc 5, 2 sc in the next st] around. (21)
Round 8: Sc in each around. (21)
Switch to color B
Round 9: Sc in each around. (21)
Round 10: [sc 6, 2 sc in the next st] around. (24)
Switch back to the main color.
Round 11: Sc in each around. (24)
Round 12: [sc 7, 2 sc in the next st] around. (27)
Round 13: Sc in each around. (27)
Round 14: [sc 8, 2 sc in the next st] around. (30)
Round 15-16: Sc in each around. (30)
Round 17: [sc 8, sc2tog] around. (27)
Round 18:  Sc in each around. (27)
Round 19: [sc 7, sc2tog] around. (24)
Switch to color B
Round 20: Sc in each around. (24)
Round 21: [sc 6, sc2tog] around. (21)
Switch back to the main color.
Round 22: Sc in each around. (21)
Round 23: [sc 5, sc2tog] around. (18)
Stuff as much as you can, now.
Round 24: Sc in each around. (18)
Round 25: [sc 4, sc2tog] around. (15)
Round 26: Sc in each around. (15)
Round 27: [sc 3, sc2tog] around. (12)
Finish stuffing.
Round 28: [sc 2, sc2tog] around. (9)
Round 29: [sc 1, sc2tog] around. (6)
Round 30: sc2tog around until closed.
Finish off and weave in ends. Smoosh the filling around until the football is shaped well.

Using your tapestry needle and Color B, stitch on laces.
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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Lauren!
      I think I want to make more with different colors. I need to find some 49er yarn! lol

  2. I LOVE it!! I need to make one for my little guy. A football that's soft, so it won't break things. Oh, and I think you're very resourceful using cotton balls. It worked, and I didn't even notice any lumps. :-)

    1. Thanks, Erin! I had to squish it to try to hide the lumps. lol Glad they aren't too noticeable! :-)

  3. Love this crocheted football! Thanks for sharing the pattern :)

  4. Hi friend!! I featured this pattern in my fall crochet roundup!

  5. I love this but I'm having trouble with putting the stripe in, mine is lope sided, is there a secret on getting the stripe right??

    1. I KNEW I pinned a tutorial on this. Hopefully this helps you. :-)

    2. Thank you so much..

  6. I made it in under an hour and my son was thrilled...he loves football...Thank you for sharing your pattern.

  7. I made this an ornament for my dad who LOVES football! Great pattern!

    1. Ooh! Great idea! I LOVE football to... I just might need to make another one for our tree! ;-)

  8. very patterns I'm making the hat and booties and football for my grandson who is suppose to make his entrance on April 23 thank you for sharing your patterns so well explained and easy to do!!!!!

  9. "Round 2: [sc 1, 2 sc in the next st] around. (9)
    Round 3: [sc 2, 2 sc in the next st] around. (12)
    Round 4: [sc 3, 2 sc in the next st] around. (15)
    Round 5: Sc in each around. (15)
    Round 6: [sc 4, 2 sc in the next st] around. (18)
    Round 7: [sc 5, 2 sc in the next st] around. (21)
    Round 8: Sc in each around. (21)"
    Am I not getting something right? Am I supposed to be repeating the stitches in the [ ] all around? Because if I do that the stitch count at the end (9, 12, 15, etc) does not add up correctly - please help!!

  10. I'm sorry! I figured it out!!!! That's what happens when you try to crochet with a 14 month old and a 10 year old wanting your every moment! So now their in bed and I can concentrate on some me time!
    Thank you for a wonderful blog spot.
    God Bless,

    1. haha! I can definitely relate! My 2 year old is hanging on my arm, yelling, "mom!" and my 5 year old just hit my 13 year old with a Play-doh rolling pin. ;-)
      So glad you figured it out. It's amazing what a few minutes of quiet can do. lol


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