January 23, 2013
Crochet Ball Cover
Here is a great way to re purpose those very dirty and worn-out old tennis balls. They make a great new toy for your favorite four-legged friend.
5.00 mm crochet hook
multi-color worsted weight yarn in your desired color choice
Rnd(s) --- round(s)
ch --- chain
sc --- single-crochet
st/stitches --- stitch/stitches
sc2tog --- single-crochet 2 stitches together
--- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
--- If you cannot find a tennis ball, any ball that is close to the same size will work just as well.
Rnd 1: ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
Rnd 6: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
Rnds 7-11: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
Place the tennis ball into the Cover; the remainder of the Rnds will be worked with the tennis ball inside.
Rnd 12: sc2tog, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 30sts
Rnd 13: sc2rog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
Rnd 14: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
Rnd 15: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
Rnd 16: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
Fasten off; tie off and trim all loose threads.
This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page.
I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.