Soccer Ball

Soccer Ball

African flower crochet hexagon motif soccer ball

I was asked by a lady to make this soccer ball for her 2 grandchildren. Since it was for two buys I decided to change the motif to be more manly and not have the flowers in.

You can find the original pattern here.

I thought I would share my version of the more manly soccer ball.

The motifs are quick and simple to make since there are only 3 rounds.

You can find all the supplies you will need here.

I used 6 different colours-

Colour A- Dark Blue

Colour B- Light Blue

Colour C- Red

Colour D-Yellow

Colour E- orange

Colour F- Darkish Green

Crochet abbreviations

UK terminology
Ch- Chain
Tr- Treble

Crochet Information 

Each 3ch at the beginning of the round is counted as 1tr.

Hexagon Pattern

Make 20 of this 6 corner motif where you will be needing to change colour after every round.

Foundation row- 4ch, ss into first ch from hook.

Round 1- 3ch, 11tr into the circle, ss into the top of the 3ch from the beginning of round, change colour. you should have 12tr.

Round 2- 3ch, 1tr back into the same space as were you ss from, 2tr into next tr, 1ch, “2tr into the next 2tr, 1ch” 5 times, ss into the top of the 3ch from the beginning of round, change colour. You should have 24tr and 6 1ch spaces, colour.

Round 3- 3ch,  1tr into the next 3tr, “(2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into the next 1ch-space, 1 tr into the next 4tr” 5 times, (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into the last 1ch-space, end off. You should have 48tr and 6 1ch-space.

 

Pentagon Pattern

Make 12 of this 5 corner motif and you won’t be needing to change colour.

Foundation row- 4ch, ss into first ch from hook.

Round 1- 3ch, 9tr into the circle, ss into the top of the 3ch from the beginning of round, don’t change colour. You should have 10tr.

Round 2- 3ch, 1tr back into the same space as were you ss from, 2tr into next tr, 1ch, “2tr into the next 2tr, 1ch” 4 times, ss into the top of the 3ch from the beginning of round. You should have 20tr and 5 1ch-spaces, end off or change colour.

Round 3- 3ch,  1tr into the next 3tr, “(2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into the next 1ch-space, 1 tr into the next 4tr” 4 times, (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into the last 1ch-space, end off. You should have 40tr and 5 1ch-spaces, end off.

Once you have all your motifs you can find the instructions on how to put it together here.

 

And you’re done! I hope you enjoyed making my version of this soccer ball.

 

If you have any questions just leave a comment below or send me an email, and I will be more than happy to help.