No, really, I mean it. Anyone for a little baseball? Check out this cute little guy, brought to us by Tracie Barrett. It’s the perfect time of year to make this amigurumi for your baseball fan.
Baseball Amigurumi Pattern
designed by Tracie Barrett
TECHNIQUE USED: Crochet
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 1 1/2”/4cm in diameter
YARN: Caron International’s Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 6oz/170g, 315yds/288m):
#0001 Vanilla (A): 1 skein and #9748 Rubine Red (B): small amount
CROCHET HOOK: One size US E-4 (3.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge.
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle, two 6mm safety eyes, fiberfill stuffing, stitch marker,
GAUGE: 20 sts and 23 rows sc = 4″/10cm. Exact gauge is not critical for this project; stitching should be tight.
STITCHES USED: Chain (ch); single crochet (sc)
SPECIAL TERMS: sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.
NOTE: Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.
With A, ch 2
Round 1: 6 sc in first ch, do not join—6 sc. Place marker in last stitch.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.
Round 3: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around—18 sc.
Round 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around—24 sc.
Round 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around—30 sc.
Rounds 6-10: Sc in each sc around.
Note: Place eyes on baseball. With yarn needle and C, back st mouth on baseball as pictured. Stuff the amigurumi and continue to stuff as work progresses.
Round 11: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around—24 sc.
Round 12: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around—18 sc.
Round 13: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next sc; rep from * around—12 sc.
Round 14: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] around—6 sc.
Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure.
FINISHING: With yarn needle and B, back st lines on ball to mimic baseball stitching. Weave in ends. Roll in hands to evenly distribute stuffing.