This is a very simple pattern for a baseball. The baseball picture was filled with polyester fiberfill. But, it can also be made by putting a tennis ball inside of it.
Worsted weight yarn: white and red
F crochet hook
Tennis ball or Polyester Fiberfill
Rd 1: With white, 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
Rd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rd 3: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18)
Rd 4: (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24)
Rd 5: (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (30)
Rd 6: (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (36)
Rd 7: (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (42)
Rds 8-13: sc in each sc around. (42)
Rd 14: (sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog) around. (36)
Rd 15: (sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog) around. (30)
IF INSERTING TENNIS BALL, WHILE HOLDING IN PLACE, CONTINUE TO CROCHET AROUND IT. YOU MAY NEED TO PULL YOUR FINISHED WORK TIGHTLY TO GET IT TO COVER TO COMPLETELY.
Rd 16: (sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog) around. (24)
Rd 17: (sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog) around. (18)
IF YOU ARE STUFFING THE GREAT BALL, THIS WOULD BE WHEN YOU WILL BE ADDING TO THE STUFFING. CONTINUE STUFFING TO ACHIEVE DESIRED FIRMNESS.
Rd 18: (sc in next sc, sc2tog) around. (12)
Rd 19: sc2tog around. (6)
Finish off leaving a long tail. Weave tail through sc of Rd 19, pull tightly, and secure. Weave in ends.
With red, surface chain stitch in a pattern like a real baseball.
This crochet pattern is an original pattern and is © by Christjan Bee (March 2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use, but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.