Amigurumi Beach Ball is an original crochet pattern by June Gilbank.
This is a fun no-sew pattern for summer - or for any time of year! Make a play ball for the kids, a set of juggling balls, or a stress ball to play with at your desk. Make it interactive by adding a squeaker, rattle or bell when you stuff it, or stuff it with plastic pellets to make your ball into a bean bag or hacky sack.
Yarn: Small amount of worsted weight yarn in six different colours (e.g. white, red, blue, yellow, orange, green, or any 6 other colours!)
Hook: US E / 3.5mm
Size: approx 2.75" (7cm) diameter. (Your gauge and yarn choice will affect the finished size slightly.)
Scaling the Pattern: As always, you can scale the size up or down by using a heavier or lighter yarn together with a correspondingly larger or smaller hook (see my article on Scaling Amigurumi for further details). The slightly smaller ball in my cover photos used a sport weight mercerized cotton with a US C/2.75mm hook, and measures 2.5" (6.5cm) diameter.
This Amigurumi Beach Ball pattern is Donationware - the pattern is available to view online for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation:
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It includes some additional info that you'll only find in the PDF version:
- Additional tips and photos (including instructions for how to fix any too-tight stitches on your finished ball)
- The crochet instructions are all included on one printer-friendly page, so you can save paper and ink by printing only that page.
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