Colorful Rainbow Ball – Creative Crochet Workshop

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Colorful Rainbow Ball - Creative Crochet Workshop 1

A rainbow colored ball just perfect for a princess.

The third in a compilation of granny squares designed around a Fairy Tale theme.
Find more squares here!

Colorful Rainbow Ball - Creative Crochet Workshop 2

The Rainbow Ball

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

  • Double knitting/light worsted yarn (No 3)
  • Approx 25 grams of yellow and green
  • Small amounts of double knitting/light worsted yarn in pink and blue
  • Hooks 4, 00 mm & 3, 50 mm
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:

SC – single crochet

HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet

SPECIAL STITCH – Picot: CH 3, SL ST into first CH

 

Gauge: Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect – crocheting the same tension throughout will ensure squares are approx the same size.

Finished Size:

Approx 14 cm x 14 cm

 

Instructions:

Circle:
Make a magic circle with green yarn and 4,00 mm hook

Rnd 1: CH3 into circle (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into circle, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

(12 DC)

Rnd 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into each ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (24 DC),

Rnd 3: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (36 DC)

Rnd 4: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST; work 1 DC into next 2 STS. * Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next 2 STS. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (48 DC)

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing on one of the circles

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TURN CIRCLE THAT THE WRONG SIDE IS FACING TOWARDS YOU

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*Row 1: Working into the backloops only CH 1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into next 7 STS (8 SC), TURN
Row 2: CH 1, work 1 SC into each SC until end (8 SC), TURN
Row 3: CH 1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 4 SC, SC2tog (6 SC) TURN,
Row 4: CH 1, work 1 SC into each SC until end (6 SC), TURN
Row 5: CH 1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 2 SC, SC2tog (4 SC) TURN,
Row 6: CH 1, work 1 SC into each SC until end (4 SC), TURN
Row 7: CH 1, SC2tog, SC2tog (2 SC) TURN,
Row 8: CH 1, work 1 SC into each SC until end (2 SC), TURN
Row 9: CH 1, SC2tog

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Rejoin yarn into next ST – see photo
[Repeat Instructions from *] 5 more times

 

 

ASSEMBLING THE BALL:

STEP 1: With yellow yarn  – rejoin into the side of a first row of any triangle with a SL ST;
SL ST all around triangles

Leave a long tail for sewing approx 40 – 50 cm long

STEP 2: Using the ‘outside loops’ of each SL ST, sew the triangle sides together – see photos

When you reach the bottom (the wide part) of a triangle – weave your sewing tail through
the bottom stitches and continue sewing the triangles together.

Before sewing the last side together – stuff ball lightly with some fiberfill/toy stuffing.

Weave a few stitches at the top to secure the triangles together –
then continue down the last side.
Fasten off and weave in tail

 

FINISHING THE SQUARE:

 

Join green yarn into any back loop of round 4

Rnd 5: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 2 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into ST (first corner made), *SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (second corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (third corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (fourth corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

Rnd 6-7: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into each ST all around and work 2 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC into each corner 2 CH.

 

 

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The Rainbow Ball

 

Happy Hooking 🙂


Joanita Theron is the Owner and Designer at the Creative Crochet Workshop. For more fun and inspiring crochet designs please visit her at one of the following links:

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On behalf of the Oombawka Design readers, and myself, I would like to Thank Joanita for sharing her free crochet pattern for a colorful Rainbow Ball Square! Check out her other squares here: Granny Square Series

Joanita has also started a fantastic new site for patterns written in Afrikaans:

Kreatiewe Hekel Werkswinkel

So if you speak Afrikaans, I invite you to take a look too 🙂

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