Crochet Plush Football with Pattern

Last updated : June 15, 2015

Crochet Football Pattern

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, I decided to post my free crochet pattern for a plush football (sorry if you were waiting for the sporty bootie pattern – I promise I will post that next).  It shouldn’t take long to make and would make a great indoor ball for little ones.  I think it would also be fun to make in different colors.  I plan to sell them soon!  Since it is stuffed with fiberfill, you don’t have to worry about this ball deflating 😉

 

FOOTBALL PATTERN

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

– Approximately 7.5 inches long

MATERIALS

– 4.00mm (G) hook

– Worsted weight yarn in brown (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in Chocolate)

– Worsted weight yarn in white (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in White)

– Fiberfill

– Tapestry needle for sewing and weaving in ends

– Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

– ch = chain

– chs = chains

– dc = double crochet

– sc = single crochet

– sc2tog = sc 2 stitches together (sc decrease)

– slst = slip stitch

– st = stitch

– sts = stitches

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

– Join each round with a slip stitch.

– The first stitch of each round is done in the same stitch as the beginning chain. (All rounds start in same stitch as beginning chain 1).

 

DIRECTIONS

Rnd 1: Magic circle, 10 sc in the circle, join to first sc with slst. (10 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with slst. (10 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join to first st of round with slst. (20 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with slst. (20 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in last st, join to first st of round with slst. (22 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, repeat [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around, join to first st of round with slst. (33 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 10 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join to first st of round with slst. (36 sc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join to first st of round with slst. (42 sc)

Rnd 9: Change yarn color to white, ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with slst. (42 sc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 13 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join to first st of round with slst. (45 sc)

Rnd 11: Change yarn color back to brown (or main color), ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (45 sc)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (45 sc)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 14 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join to first st of round with slst. (48 sc)

Rnds 14-16: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (48 sc)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 23 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (50 sc)

Rnds 18-19: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (50 sc)

Rnd 20: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 23 sts, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (48 sc)

Rnds 21-23: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (48 sc)

Rnd 24: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 14 sts, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (45 sc)

Rnd 25: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (45 sc)

Rnd 26: Change color to white, ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (45 sc)

Rnd 27: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 13 sts, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (42 sc)

Rnd 28: Change yarn color to brown (or main color), ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (42 sc)

Rnd 29: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 5 sts, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (36 sc)

***At this point, make the laces and sew them onto the football using your tapestry needle.  The directions for the laces can be found below.  Sew the two long laces side-by-side and then sew the shorter laces evenly spaced across the top.  I separated each short lace by two rows.  I decided to sew my laces on top of the seam of the football in order to disguise it better. You can always sew yours in a different area if you want a different look.

Crochet Football Pattern

Crochet Football Pattern

Rnd 30: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 10 sts, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (33 sc)

Rnd 31: Ch 1, repeat [sc in next st, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (22 sc)

***At this point, start stuffing your football with fiberfill.  You can continue stuffing as you complete your final rounds.

Crochet Football Pattern

Rnd 32: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 9 sts, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (20 sc)

Rnd 33: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (20 sc)

Rnd 34: Ch 1, repeat [sc in next st, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slt. (10 sc)

Rnd 35: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst, fasten off, leaving a long tail for closing the circle. (10 sc)

***After fastening off, thread your tail end through a tapestry needle.  Weave the needle through the front loop of each of the stitches in the last round and pull the tail tight.  This should close the circle.  Then weave in the remaining tail end and cut it so that you hide it inside the football.

 

Long Football Laces (Make 2)

Ch 14, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing onto ball.

Short Football Laces (Make 4)

Ch 6, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing onto ball.

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