If you can crochet a circle, you’ll find it easy to crochet a sphere!
This tutorial will walk you through the process step by step.
As always, I’m using American crochet terminology (that’s what I learned, so naturally it’s what I teach!). An American single crochet is the equivalent of a British double crochet. Just so we’re clear, a single crochet (sc) is made in the following way:
Insert hook, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch (two loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through both loops.
I’m working amigurumi style – that is, working in spirals, rather than rounds or rows.I’m also using with a relatively small hook and relatively thick yarn. This yields a firm fabric with few holes. However, you can use any size hook and yarn you like that gives you a fabric you find pleasing.
Are you ready?
First, crochet a circle. If you’ve never crocheted a circle before, check out this post. It breaks down the formula in more detail.
You can continue in the circle pattern until the you have the desired circumference of your sphere. The Circle Formula is broken down in this post, but simply:
Increase ONCE every X stitches, where X is the round number. So, in round one, you increase in every stitch. In round five, you increase every fifth stitch.
We’ll pretend you’ve crocheted five rounds and have a 30-stitch circle.
Now we start decreasing…
Break yarn, and thread a yarn needle with the tail. Weave it through the remaining stitches, and pull closed.
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