Crochet Baseball Bat


I finally got the chance to write out my pattern for the small baseball bat I whipped up last minute on the morning of my sister-in-law’s baby shower! I crocheted the bat to use as an accessory for the baseball diaper cake I made for the centerpiece at the shower. Not only is it the perfect size diaper cake decoration, but it is also a nice size plush for little ones to hold. It would be a great addition on any baseball project or display. It looks cute paired with my crochet baseball that is available with my exclusive Baby Sports Bag Playset  You may choose to make a bat (or several) in your favorite team’s colors. It is a fast project to make, so if you are looking for a sporty project to squeeze in one day, check out my pattern for the small baseball bat below.



The bat is about 7 inches tall and about 4¾ inches around at the widest point.


– Size 5.00 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in Main Color Choice (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Buff.)

– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in Handle Color Choice (I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Red.) 

– Fiberfill

– Scissors

– Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

– Stitch markers

– Measuring tape


– ch = chain

– chs = chains

– hdc = half double crochet

– sc = single crochet

– sc2tog = single crochet 2 together (single crochet decrease)

– slst = slip stitch

– st = stitch

– sts = stitches


5 sc = 1 inch

5 rounds of sc = 1 inch


The bat is made with continuous rounds of single crochet stitches. Do not join continuous rounds unless otherwise stated. Simply work the first stitch of each round in the first stitch of the previous round. Attach a stitch marker to mark rounds and move marker as you complete each round. 

When changing color, join the new color while completing the last st of the previous color (by pulling through the new color when you have two/three loops on the hook in the previous color to complete the final sc/hdc.

The yarn is cut after each color change. When you cut the yarn after changing color, leave a long enough tail to weave in/secure the yarn ends on the inside of the bat as you work.

Brackets [ ] indicate portions of the pattern to be repeated.

**You can purchase this pattern as a PDF with additional pictures in my Etsy Shop**



*Use your 5.00 mm hook and main color worsted weight yarn to begin Round 1 of the bat.

*Make sure to pull the magic ring closed and weave in/secure end at closure at the beginning. Weave in other loose ends as you work. This is because it will be harder to do later since the bat quickly becomes very narrow.

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, pull ring closed. (6 sc)

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Round 3: Repeat [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around. (18 sc)

Rounds 4-5: Sc in each st around. (18 sc)

Round 6: Repeat [sc in next st, sc2tog] around. (12 sc)

Round 7: Working inback loops only, repeat [sc2tog, sc in next st] around, changing to red/handle color yarn when completing final sc of round (pull through red/handle color when you have 2 loops of main color on hook to complete sc). *see pattern notes on color changes* (4 sc2tog, 4 sc; 8 total sts)

*You should now have red/handle color yarn on hook to begin Round 8.

Round 8: Hdc in each st around. (8 hdc)

Rounds 9-11: Hdc in back loop only of each stitch around. (8 hdc)

Round 12: Hdc in back loop only of each st around, changing to main color yarn when you complete the final hdc of the round (pull through main color yarn when you have 3 loops on your hook to complete the hdc). *see pattern notes on color changes* (8 hdc)

*You should have main color yarn on hook to begin Round 13. Make sure loose ends are secured inside the bat (I tied mine in a knot since you won’t see it on the inside). Use fiberfill to stuff the bottom and handle of the bat to your desired amount of fullness. You may need to use the opposite end of your crochet hook to help push the fiberfill into the bottom of the handle. Now you are ready to move on to Round 13. Continue to push fiberfill into the bat as you go along,

Rounds 13-15: Sc in each st around. (8 sc)

Round 16: Repeat [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st], around. (12 sc)

Round 17: Repeat [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st], around. (16 sc)

Rounds 18-19: Sc in each st around. (16 sc)

You can purchase this pattern as a PDF with additional pictures in my Etsy Shop

Round 20: Repeat [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st], around. (20 sc)

*You might want to stop at this point to add fiberfill inside the bat since it will be more challenging as the bat gets longer.

Rounds 21-36: Sc in each st around. (20 sc)

Round 37: Repeat [sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog], around. (10 sc, 5 sc2tog; 15 total sts)

Round 38: Repeat [sc in next st, sc2tog] around. (5 sc, 5 sc2tog; 10 total sts)

*If necessary, add any remaining stuffing at this point since Round 39 will basically close the opening of the bat.

Round 39: Repeat [sc2tog] around, fasten off, leaving long tail for closing top opening. (5 sc2tog; 5 total sts).

Close the opening: Use your tapestry needle and the long tail you left at the end of Round 39 to weave the tail through the front loops of each consecutive stitch from Round 39, making sure to take the needle in the direction from the inside of the opening to the the outside. Once you have woven the thread through the front loop of each stitch, pull the thread (but not extremely tight) so that the top opening of the bat closes. Next, take your needle and thread through the middle of the closed opening and bring it out somewhere else on the body of the bat. Pull the thread so that the top bulge at the closed opening disappears. Then take the needle and thread back inside the bat one stitch from where you came out and bring it back out at a different place on the bat. Continue this a few times until you feel the yarn is secure and then cut the yarn as close to the bat as possible and push any remaining tail on the outside of the bat to the inside so it isn’t visible. **Additional pictures can be found on this step in my paid pattern

***Your baseball bat is finished! Have fun using it in your baseball projects/displays!


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