Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Juggling Ball
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: BK4K-0508006-C These great hackysack-style juggling blocks are a snap to make!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Cube approximately 2 inches [5 cm] per side

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

910-158 Microspun Yarn: Buttercup

Bright yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Note: (A)

910-146 Microspun Yarn: Fuchsia

Intense hot pink


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Note: (B)

910-144 Microspun Yarn: Lilac

Light, purplish blue


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Note: (C)

910-194 Microspun Yarn: Lime

Bright lime green


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Note: (D)

910-148 Microspun Yarn: Turquoise

Bright turquoise blue


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Note: (E)

910-147 Microspun Yarn: Purple

Intense medium purple


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Note: (F)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
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Additional Materials
Plastic pellets (from fabric store or upholstery store) or beans for stuffing. Note: Plastic pellets are sold for making 'beanbag' chairs, hacky sacks, etc. If you use real beans, they will rot or sprout if the juggling ball gets wet! Note: the yarns above are for the assembly example shown in the instructions; blocks in the the photograph also use #100 lily white, #153 cherry red and #153 black
GAUGE:
8 single crochet stitches = 2 inches [5 cm] 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



JUGGLING BALL
SIDE 1

With A, chain 10.

Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each single crochet across.

You will have 8 single crochets all together.

Row 1 Chain 1, turn, work a single crochet into each single crochet across.
Repeat row 1 until piece measures 2 inches.

To change to a new color, work last stitch of last row with A as follows: insert hook into last stitch, wrap yarn around hook and pull up a loop, with B, wrap yarn around hook and pull through 2 loops.

With B, work until piece measures 4 inches

Change to C and work until piece measures 6 inches.



SIDE 2

Work just as you worked SIDE 1, beginning with D, then changing to E, then to F.


FINISHING:
Assemble the two pieces into a solid as shown (this item is assembled in the same way as a baseball or tennis ball.)

Thread yarn tail into the large-eyed, blunt needle.

Sew all the edges shut except oneNote: When you join a knitted or crocheted piece, you do so on the right side so you can see how the finished seam will look.Fill ball with stuffing through the edge that is still open.Sew last edge closed

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