Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Crochet Hackysack-Style Juggling Balls
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: BK4K-70541 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


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-133 Lion Cotton Yarn: Paprika

Bright red with a hint of orange


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (A)

760-153 Lion Cotton Yarn: Black

Dark primary black.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (B) optional for stem

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45

Additional Materials
Knee high stocking Approximately 1 cup beans, sand or plastic pellets for filling Embroidery needle (optional: for face) Embroidery thread (optional: for face)
GAUGE:
Exact gauge not vital. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
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.


INSTRUCTIONS



BALL:
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.



FINISHING
Stem
If desired, with B, thread three pieces through the last stitch.

Braid approximatey 1/4 inch (1 cm) and tie off.



Face
If desired, with embroidery thread and embroidery needle, embroider

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
ch(s) = chain(s)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl = slip


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