Hello Everyone! I am a little late getting this up (so sorry!), but I am so excited to show you all my final project for the Blog Hop Crochet Along! I decided to make a ball pillow, which I think turned out really great. I had so much fun participating in the Crochet Along and loved making this pillow!To make this pillow, you will first need a ball pillow insert. I found these at Fairfield World that are a pretty good price. There are two sizes: a 12in and a 16in. I made this pillow with a 12 in pillow insert, but you can certainly add a few extra hexagons and use the 16in. In order for the hexagons to fit around the ball, I modified the hexagon pattern a bit to make a pentagon (think soccer ball). The pentagon pattern is included at the end of this post! To assemble the pillow, you need to attach a hexagon to each side of the pentagon, then join the hexagon sides together. I joined the hexagons and pentagons using this method by Attic24.
I assembled the entire pillow, except for the last two pentagons so I had a big enough hole to fit the pillow insert inside. In the picture below, I left the blue pentagon and the navy pentagon out, and did not join the touching edges of the gray hexagon and green hexagon. That left just enough squeeze in the pillow form.
After the pillow is in, I whipstitched the last two pentagons, and two edges of the hexagons into place. And that’s it! Your pillow will be the perfect addition to any room!
I had so much fun participating in this Crochet Along, and again, a special thank you to KnitPicks for sponsoring! Please be sure to check out all of the other wonderful bloggers’ project!Crochet Hexagon Coin Purse – Flamingo Toes Hexagon Floor Pouf – The Firefly Hook
This pattern is very similar to the hexagon pattern. You are basically just omitting step 4. I’ve included step-by-step instructions below and please let me know if you have any questions!
- KnitPicks Brava worsted weight
- 6.0mm crochet hook
- slst – slip stitch
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- dc2tog – double crochet two together
- dc3tog – double crochet three together
Before you begin, ch 5 and slst in first ch to create ring. You will work out of this ring for the first round.
Round 1: ch3 (counts as first dc), work 9 dc in ring, join with slst in 3rd chain of beginning ch3 (10 dc total)
Round 2: with same color, sc in same stitch, ch3, skip dc, *sc in next dc, ch3, skip one dc* repeat between ** 3 more times, join with slst in first dc, fasten off (5 ch3 spaces)
Round 3: join new color in any ch3 space, ch2 (counts as first half of first dc2tog), dc, ch2, dc2tog, ch1. In next ch3 space, *dc2tog, ch2, dc2tog, ch1* repeat between ** 3 more times, slst in top of first dc2tog, fasten off.
Round 4: join new color in any ch2 space, ch2 (counts as first dc of dc3tog), dc2tog, ch2, dc3tog, ch 1, in next ch3 space dc3tog, ch1, in next space work *dc3tog, ch2, dc3tog, ch1, next ch3 space, dc3tog, ch1* repeat between ** 3 more times, join with slst in first dc3tog, fasten off
Round 6: join new color in ch2 space, ch2, dc2tog, ch2, dc3tog, ch1, in next ch1 space dc3tog, ch1, next ch1 space dc3tog, ch1, in next ch2 space, *dc3tog, ch1, dc3tog, ch1, next ch1 space dc3tog, ch1, next ch1 space, dc3tog, ch 1* repeat between ** 3 more times, join with slst in beginning dc3tog, fasten off.