Crocheted Bowling ball and pin








Materials:
size H crochet hook
Worsted weight white, red and black yarn.
yarn needle
optional- cardboard circle (one for each pin) measuring 1 3/4 inch in diameter.

PIN

Make as many as you like.

Worked in spiral (round but not joined) starting with white.

rnd 1: sc 6 into loop. (this is shown very well here) tighten and tie loop.
rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.
rnd 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc* repeat around.
rnd 4: *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 scs in next sc* repeat around.
rnd 5: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 scs in next sc* repeat around.
rnd 6: sc around
rnd 7-20: sc around
Place cardboard circle at bottom and place some stuffing on top to keep in place.
rnd 21: *sc in next 3 sc, sc 2 together* repeat around.
rnd 22: sc around
rnd 23: *sc in next 2 sc, sc 2 together* repeat around.
rnd 24: sc around, change to red.
rnd 25: *sc in next sc, sc 2 together* repeat around.
rnd 26-27: sc around
rnd 28: *sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc* repeat around, change to white.
rnd 29-34: sc around.
rnd 35: *sc in next sc, sc 2 together* repeat around.
rnd 36: *sc 2 together* around.
End- cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail, weave tail threw remaining stitches twice, pull tight, cut remaining yarn.


Ball
Using black yarn:
First make the fingers that will be attached to the holes made in the ball.
1-ch 2, 6 scs in second ch from hook.
2-*sc in next two scs, 2 scs in next sc* around.
3-8- sc around. cut, leave 12 inch tail for sewing onto ball later on, fasten off.

Repeat 3-8, 3 times.

The first three rounds are worked in spiral, then back and forth until row 7, then back to spiral.

rnd 1: sc 6 into loop as for pin.(6 sts)
rnd 2: 2 scs in each sc around. (12 sts)
rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 scs in next, sc in next, ch 1, turn (4 sts)
row 4: sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 2 scs, ch 1, turn. (5 sts)
row 5: sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in last, ch 1, turn. (7 sts)
row 6: sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc across, cut yarn, fasten off.(8 sts)

Now skip two scs from the rnd, reattach yarn, and repeat rows 3-6, skipping two sts and reattaching the yarn, twice, (do not cut yarn after third section is made) so that you have three sections.

Now working back in spiral.
rnd 7: *ch 3, 2 scs in first sc of next section, sc in next 5 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 2 scs* repeat 2 more times.
rnd 8: *3 scs in 3-ch loop, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 6 scs,2 scs in next sc, sc in next 2 scs* repeat 1 more time then 3 scs in 3-ch loop, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 6 scs, 2 scs in next. (leaving out the last two scs)
rnd 9: *sc in next 7 scs, 2 scs in next sc* repeat around
rnd 10: *sc in next 8 scs, 2 scs in next sc* repeat around.

Now sew your three fingers to the inside of the ball at the three holes made. I tied the three fingers together at the bottom and shoved some stuffing in the middle to make sure they wouldn't all get pushed to the edges of the ball when stuffed at the end.

rnd 11-23: sc around
rnd 24:(starting decrease) *sc in next 8 scs, sc 2 together* repeat around
rnd 25: *sc in next 7 scs, sc 2 together* repeat around
rnd 26: *sc in next 6 scs, sc 2 together* repeat round
rnd 27: *sc in next 5 scs, sc 2 together* repeat around
rnd 28: *sc in next 4 scs, sc 2 together* repeat around
rnd 29: *sc in next 3 scs, sc 2 together* repeat around
Stuff the ball at this point.
rnd 30: *sc in next 2 scs, sc 2 together* repeat around
rnd 31: *sc in next sc, sc 2 together* repeat around
rnd 32: *sc 2 together* repeat around

End- cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail, weave tail threw remaining stitches twice, pull tight, cut remaining yarn.

4 comments:

  1. I have been looking for a set to crochet! My son will be excited! It will be great to make! Thanks!

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  2. thank you so much! you're right, i was giving up on finding an affordable crochet pattern for this. i have enough experience to create something like this but i just didn't have the time, i wanted to make something like this for a gift and just didn't have the time to play with the design idea. thanks bunches!!! cherylanne

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  3. Thank you for taking the time to write out this pattern. I realize how time consuming that is. I know this pattern was posted 5 years ago but has anyone reported any errors? There are errors in the Ball sections. I have a lot of experience, so I was able to make the necessary changes for the pattern to work. If you would like to know what changes I made, please let me know.

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    1. Thanks Christina for posting this pattern I can't wait to get started on it. Sandy what changes did you make for the ball? I would like to make these for my young grandchildren. Thanks

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