Hi there! I’m totally excited to bring you my first pattern to be posted live! I just started my blog earlier this month, and today I’m sharing my ‘life-sized’ Pokeball amigurumi pattern. It may be a little small for adult hands, but for young children, it’s perfect!
I decided to make this my first pattern after some very long debating amongst myself – yes, sometimes I do talk with the voices in my head. I wanted to show off my talents and make this huge elaborate amigurumi pattern at first. However, I ultimately realized that my blog is young and maybe my followers are just starting out in crocheting amigurumi as well. That’s why I decided to go simple.
The Pokeball amigurumi pattern is basically a sphere with a small circle joined to the front, so this should be an easy start.
Pokeballs, if you didn’t already know, are the small capsules that are used by a pokemon trainer to hold their pokemon. Obviously (since I’ve already overused the name of the anime), this is an item from the Pokemon anime franchise. This Pokeball amigurumi pattern will show you how to make the original Pokeball. There are many different types of Pokeballs, and I have plans to share a few more of them with you later.
Please enjoy my new Pokeball amigurumi pattern!
Here are the materials and tools you will need to complete this pattern (yardage for yarn is estimated):
- 20 yards of Worsted Weight Red Yarn – I used Ella Rae Cozy Soft in Bright Red #20
- 25 yards of Worsted Weight White Yarn – I used Ella Rae Cozy Soft in Off-White #02 (trust me, it’s white enough)
- 6 yards of Worsted Weight Black Yarn – I used Ella Rae Cozy Soft in Black #01
- Size E (3.5mm) Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needles – I prefer the bent tip darning needles, but use whatever you have on hand.
- Stitch Markers – The stitch markers are for marking the end, or beginning, of each round.
- Yarn Threader – This is OPTIONAL, but helpful.
Size & Gauge
Gauge: Gauge isn’t too important. If you’d like a reference, the first 4 rounds of the pokeball measure 1.25-1.5 inches in diameter.
Size: Finished project is approximately 3.25-3.5 inches in any direction.
This is a beginner amigurumi pattern. You must know how to do a single crochet stitch. Increasing and decreasing are explained below.
These are the abbreviations you will see in the pokeball amigurumi pattern below:
- MR – Magic Ring (ex. MR6 means make 6 single crochet in the magic ring)
- st – stitch
- sl st – slip stitch
- SC – Single Crochet Stitch
- Inc – Increase (see below)
- Dec – Decrease (see below)
- BLO – Back Loops Only (see below)
- F/O – Fasten Off
For those of you that are new to creating amigurumi, here are the definitions you may need.
- Magic Ring (MR) -This is how most amigurumi patterns start. Here is a video (left-handed / right-handed) showing how to create a magic ring. If you can’t quite get the hang of it, don’t worry, you can always chain 2 then stitch the number of stitches inside the slip stitch you used to start.
- Increase (Inc) – Crochet 2 SC in the next stitch.
- Decrease (Dec) – Crochet the next 2 stitches together.
- Back Loops Only (BLO) – Make your stitch only in the back loop of the stitch in the previous row.
Pokeball Amigurumi Pattern
This pattern is in 2 parts. The first part is the Pokeball itself. The second part is the button that goes on the front of the pokeball.
Round (R)1 Using the white yarn, MR6 (6)
R2 Inc each st around. (I usually start marking the row at the end of this row) (12)
R3 [sc in next st, Inc in next st] around. (18)
R4 [sc in next 2sts, Inc in next st] around. (24)
R5 [sc in next 3sts, Inc in next st] around. (30)
R6 [sc in next 4sts, Inc in next st] around. (36)
R7 [sc in next 5sts, Inc in next st] around. (42)
R8 [sc in next 6sts, Inc in next st] around. (48)
R9 [sc in next 7sts, Inc in next st] around. (54)
R10 [8sc in next st, Inc in next st] around. In the last st, pull through using the black yarn. (60)
R11 sl st BLO in each st around. (60)
R12 SC BLO in each st around. (60)
R13 SC in each st around. In the last st, pull through using the red yarn. (60)
R14 sl st BLO in each st around. (60)
R15 [sc in next 8sts, Dec in next st] around. (54)
R16 [sc in next 7sts, Dec in next st] around. (48)
R17 [sc in next 6sts, Dec in next st] around. (42)
R18 [sc in next 5sts, Dec in next st] around. (36)
R19 [sc in next 4sts, Dec in next st] around. (30)
R20 [sc in next 3sts, Dec in next st] around. (24)
R21 [sc in next 2sts, Dec in next st] around. Start stuffing.(18)
R22 [sc in next st, Dec in next st] around. Finish Stuffing(12)
R23 Dec around. F/O and weave in ends. (6)
R1 Using the white yarn, MR6 (6)
R2 Inc each st around (12)
R3 [sc in next st, Inc in next st] around. In the last st, pull through using the black yarn. (18)
R4 sl st BLO in each st around. (18)
R5 [2sc in next st, Inc in next st] around. Finish off and leave long tail (1-2 feet long). (24)
To finish the button: Use a spare piece of black yarn and, using a back stitch, create a circle between rounds 2 and 3 as shown.
Finish the Pokeball
How, center the button piece over the slightly obvious ‘seam’ where the red and white meet the black. Then, using the tail, stitch the button down. It should not be flat and you should be able to press it in slightly.
And there you have it! A pokeball to be proud of! Throw it at your loved ones and scream “Return!” or “I Choose You, Pikachu!” Oh! Speaking of Pikachu, his pattern should be up next week!
Feel free to share the results of your work! Let me know in the comments below or through my Contact page if you have any questions for me so I can make my patterns better for you!
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