How to Crochet a Sphere

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If you can crochet a circle, you’ll find it easy to crochet a sphere!  
 
As always, I’m using American crochet terminology. An American single crochet is the equivalent of a British double crochet.

How to Crochet a Sphere

First, crochet a circle. If you’ve never crocheted a circle before, check out this post. It breaks down the formula in more detail.

  • Round 1: Sc 6 stitches into a magic ring. Pull tight, and sl to first stitch to join. Mark the first stitch with a locking stitch marker. 6 stitches.
  • Round 2: Sc twice into every stitch. 12 stitches.
  • Round 3: *Sc, sc twice into next stitch.* Repeat from * around. 18 stitches.
  • Round 4: *Sc x 2, sc twice into next stitch.* Repeat from * around. 24 stitches.
  • Round 5: *Sc x 3, sc twice into next stitch.* Repeat from * around. 30 stitches.

You can continue in the circle pattern until the you have the desired circumference of your sphere.  But for now, we’ll pretend you’ve crocheted five rounds and have a 30-stitch circle.

  • Round 6: SC in every stitch. 30 stitches.

Now we start decreasing…

  • Round 7: *SC x 3, decrease.* Repeat from * around. 24 stitches.
  • Round 8: *SC x 2, decrease.* Repeat from * around. 18 stitches.
  • Round 9: *SC x 1, decrease.* Repeat from * around. 12 stitches.
  • Now’s the time to stuff your sphere.
  • Round 10: Decrease in every stitch around. 6 stitches.
  • Fasten off. Break yarn, and thread a yarn needle with the tail. Weave it through the remaining stitches, and pull closed.

Check out the Techniques page for explanations of all the stitches used here.