I love to treat the Grand-kids with old time games I enjoyed as a kid. I never did master juggling, but I have enough cotton scraps to hook up loads of these colorful little crocheted juggling balls, so I expect to get plenty of practice this holiday. I’ll tuck a set of these in every stocking!
These are such a breeze to stitch up that I’ve been making a set of three at every sitting. I used dishcloth cotton scraps, but any worsted weight yarn will work. The more colorful the better. Join your scraps together with overhand knots and single crochet the evening away!
Worsted weight yarn
Size E crochet hook
tapestry needle for finishing
sc – single crochet
sc dec – single crochet decrease
Sc 8 times in second ch from hook
Sc in next stitch, then 2 sc in next 8 stitches
(Sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) 8 times
Sc around and around changing colors as desired until when counted from the center or beginning round you have 9 rounds.
(sc dec, sc) 8 times
sc dec 6 times
Fill lightly with dried beans
sc dec 4 more times.
Cut yarn leaving 8 inches, fasten off and sew end together with tapestry needle. Knot and weave in end.