Amigurumi, Crochet

Pokeball – Gotta Catch Em All

I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To catch them is my real test
To train them is my cause

A pattern that requires no introduction. This is my own design for a Pokeball. I’ve included a photo tutorial to give you step by step instructions, but this is a relatively straightforward pattern.

I tend to use Paton Smoothie DK  or Caron Simply Soft yarn whenever I make anything like this as it gives a shiny and soft surface.

Total time to make: 3 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate – knowledge of amigurumi increases and decreases as well as basic sewing techniques.

Please feel free to sell what you make but please reference me and this pattern if you do. Do not sell this pattern or redistribute as your own. If you want to share this pattern, send a link to this page. 

What you’ll need:

  • Approx 20 meters white yarn (A)
  • Approx 20 meters red yarn (B)
  • Approx 5 meters Black yarn (C)
  • Acrylic toy stuffing – I get mine here.
  • US 4 (3.5mm) Crochet hook
  • A stitch marker
  • Sewing needle
  • Pins
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

Abbreviations:

  • MR – Magic ring
  • CH – Chain
  • SS – Slip Stitch
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SC Inc – Two single crochet stitches in the same loop
  • SC2tog – Single Crochet two stitches together
  • * – Repeat from star to end
  • FO – Fasten off

The Pattern:

The Ball:

With yarn A:

Round 1: MR 6 (6)

Round 2: *SC Inc (12)

Round 3: *1 SC, SC Inc (18)

Round 4: *2 SC, SC Inc (24)

Round 5: *3 SC, SC Inc (30)

Round 6: *4 SC, sC Inc (36)

Rounds 7-10: SC around (36)

FO.

Repeat rounds 1-10 with yarn B. But when fastening off keep a long tail (around 30cm) for sewing.

At round 6:

At round 10:

Black Belt:

With Yarn C

CH 37

In 2nd Ch – SC across all stitches

FO leaving a long tail for sewing

Button:

With Yarn A:

MR 6 – SS to the back loop of the first stitch

FO – leaving tail for sewing.

With Yarn C:

Round 1: MR 6

Round 2: *SC Inc (12) – SS tothe back loop of the first stitch

FO – leaving tail for sewing.

Assembly:

Step 1:

Take the tail of the red half of the Pokeball and sew to the white side as pictured below.

When you’re ¾ of the way around, stuff the ball, continue stuffing as you sew.

Weave in the remainder of the tail.

 

Step 2:

Sew the black row around the colour change of the Pokeball.

To make sure the stitches are not visible, sew through the colour change first downwards from red to white as pictured and then through the back of the stem of each single crochet stitch as pictured. Continue around the circumference of the ball. Weave in ends.

 

Step 3:

Sew the black part of the button onto the Pokeball between the start and end of the black row in the same way to ensure the stitches are not visible. Sew the white button onto the black button. Weave in ends.

I find it easier to pin the black part of the button in place, sew and then pin the white part of the button in place and sew.

Alternatively: you can use your hot glue gun to save time and ease to attach the remainder of the parts.

 

You are now ready to go and catch some Pokemon!

If you make your own Pokeballs with this pattern, I would love to see them! You can share your photos on my Facebook page, tag me on Twitter (@zocreates) or Instagram (@zoe.creates) and you can use the hashtag #zoecreates.

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Happy Making!

Zoe

 

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