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Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Hackysack-Style Juggling Balls

Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton

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Pattern Number: BK4K-70541
Image of Crochet Hackysack-Style Juggling Balls

Decorate these little amigurumi-style pumpkin-colored balls as jack o'lanterns for Halloween as shown or make in any color you choose!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Approximately 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter
PUBLISHED IN:  By Kids, For Kids


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760-133 Lion Cotton Yarn: Paprika (A) 1  
760-153 Lion Cotton Yarn: Black (B) optional for stem 1  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm) 1  
·Knee high stocking
Approximately 1 cup beans, sand or plastic pellets for filling
Embroidery needle (optional: for face)
Embroidery thread (optional: for face)

Color (A)
Lion® Cotton

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 760-133: Lion Cotton Yarn: Paprika
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Color (B)
Lion® Cotton

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 760-153: Lion Cotton Yarn: Black
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below

Lion® Cotton

Crochet Hackysack-Style Juggling Balls
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton


Exact gauge not vital.


sc2tog (sc dec) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

With A, ch 3. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring. Place marker for beginning of rnd, move marker up each rnd.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc arond - 8 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - 12 sc.
Rnd 4: Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - 16 sc.
Rnd 5: Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - 20 sc.
Rnd 6: Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - 24 sc.
Rnd 7: Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - 28 sc.
Rnd 8: Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc 4 times - 32 sc.
Rnds 9 - 12: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 13: Sc in 7 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 28 sc
Rnd 14: Sc in 6 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 24 sc
Rnd 15: Sc in 5 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 20 sc
Rnd 16: Sc in 4 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 16 sc
Rnd 17: Sc in 3 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 12 sc

Place toe end of stocking inside the ball. Fill with filling so you can determine how much is needed. Knot off the stocking so that a ball of the correct size is formed. Remove stocking from inside the ball. Turn the stocking back over the ball so that it is double. Tie again. Repeat until there is no stocking left (typically 4-5 times). This process results in many layers of stocking holding the filling. Put the stocking with the filling inside the ball.

Rnd 18: Sc in 2 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 8 sc
Rnd 19: Sc in 1 sc, skip 1 sc 4 times - 4 sc
Rnd 20: Sc in 1 sc, skip 1 sc 2 times - 2 sc
Sc 2 together, fasten off, weave in ends.


If desired, with B, thread three pieces through the last stitch. Braid approximatey inch (1 cm) and tie off.

If desired, with embroidery thread and embroidery needle, embroider


Click for explanation and illustration courtesy of Lion Brand Yarn

ch(s) = chain(s) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet sl = slip

  Click here for complete Learn to Crochet instructions

Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters and crocheters, human errors, or typographical mistakes.

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