Monday, April 6, 2009
I made a bunch of these pokeballs for the kids starting way back in the mid 90's ... when they were little. They'd lose one (or the dogs would chew them up) so I'd make more. Even at their ages they still love to play with these things :)
As always, if something isn't right please let me know so that I can fix it as soon as possible.
WW yarn in red, white and black
F and G hook
Sewing needle and thread in white and black
I recommend using the 'invisible decrease' when making 3D pieces like this, it's done by simply making the decrease in the Front Loops Only. While it's not completely invisible, it does help prevent the gaps that regular decrease stitches can leave.
Using red and G hook:
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)
Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)
Rnd 7: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (42)
Rnd 8-9: sc in each sc around. Change to black yarn in last stitch (or the join sl st if joining rounds) (42)
Rnd 10-11: sc in each sc around. Change to white yarn in last stitch (or the join sl st if joining rounds) (42)
Rnd 12-13: sc in each sc around (42)
Rnd 14: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (36)
Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)
Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)
Being stuffing firmly at this point, if you haven't already, and continue to stuff as you go along.
Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)
Rnd 18: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)
Rnd 19: dec over next 2 sc around (6)
F/O leaving a tail. Add any more stuffing if needed to finish the shape out. Thread the tail through the last round and pull tightly to close.
Using Black and G hook:
Rnd 1: 7 sc in magic ring (7)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (14)
Using White and F hook:
7 sc in magic ring (7)
Using white sewing thread and sewing needle, sew the white top portion to the base piece centered evenly. Using black sewing thread and needle, sew the button centered over the black stripe of the pokeball.
Pokeball and Pokemon are copyright Nintendo.
This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (March 2009). 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 it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.