who likes to crochet or knit!?

i need help making a crochet ball! i cannot do it! ive tried looking it up so many times and its just so hard for me! .__.
does ANYBODY have an easier way to explain it to me???? plz!

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7 replies since 15th May 2012 • Last reply 15th May 2012

you have to crochet in circles... it's very simple Happy

you can begin with the magic circle (not my favorite) or with a chain 2 and then 6 single crochet in the second chain from hook. I use 6 sc, but you can use fewer or less... I'm assuming you will use 6 sc for the rest of the explanation.

Put a mark on your first stitch (a small piece of a different color yarn or a clip). Now, you make 2 single crochet in each single crochet of the first round. This will leave you with 12 sc.
Change your marker to the first stitch.

round 3: make one single crochet on the first stitch, then 2 single crochet (increase) on the second stitch... repeat in all the round. Now you should have 18 stitches. Move marker.

round 4: crochet two single crochet in the next to stitches, then make an increase on the third stitch. repeat until the end of the round. You should have 24 stitches. move marker.

round 5: make 3 single crochet and an increase in the fourth stitch... repeat. you should have 30 stitches. move marker.

next round will me 4 sc + increase... then 5sc + increase... etc... you do that until you have the diameter you want for the ball. when you reach that size, make aprox 10 rounds WITHOUT increasing. For example... if you made only 5 rounds, you should have 30 stitches. make 10 more rounds (or the size you want) with 30 sc. It's important you move the marker on each round, that way it's easier to know where each round begins... (and makes it easier to count the stitches...)

after you reach the size you want, you should start decreasing. I'll make it as if you only made 5 rounds...
first, sc on the next 3 stitches, then make a decrease... all around. you should end up with 24 stitches.
next round... sc on the next two stitches, make a decrease... all around. you should have 18 stitches. If you are going to add stuffing, now is the best time!
next round, make 1 sc, one decrease around. you should have 12 stitches. add more stuffing if needed...
finally, you have two options:
- skip 1 stitch, sc the next...in all the round; or
- make 6 decreases... either way, you should end with 6 stitches. I prefer the second option.
Fasten off. If you end up with a little space on top, you can stitch it with the yarn tail after you fasten off....


I hope I made myself clear >.<
If you need more help... send me a message Happy

good luck crocheting!!! Happy

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omg!!! thank so sooooo much! i followed ur instructions and i finally made my own corchet ball!!!

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omg!!! thank so sooooo much! i followed ur instructions and i finally made my own corchet ball!!!

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yeiiii!!! so glad to read that it worked!! Happy

those are the basic instructions for doing amigurumis... if you want to try that out Happy

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I'm not sure if it was mentioned already, but whenever you crochet anything in a ball like form, you should flip it inside out so it keeps its shape. AND it makes it look neater. Happy Not sure if that made any sense though. Tongue But it really does make the difference!

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If you want to add any toy eyes ect make sure you add them before you sew the ball up, it makes it much easier.

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thanx guys

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