Football Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern
Hello everyone, this week I’m bringing you a free crochet pattern for an amigurumi football!
I know there’s a lot of football fans out there, so I figured now it a good time to release this fella. In fact, this would be a really cute gift for any football fans in your life, especially if you’re getting together to watch the big game on Thanksgiving 🙂 My dog isn’t a football fan, yet even he has tried to take this ball as his own. If you made this toy without the safety eyes, most dogs would have fun with it.
Let me know what you think of this pattern! I’m used to releasing more cutesy patterns for things like food, animals, and dolls. Having a sports amigurumi is new to me, and if it’s something you’d like to see more of, let me know in a comment! I’m a bit swamped these days with emails and comments, so I apologize if I’m unable to reply back to you. However, I truly appreciate all feedback 🙂
Enough of this chatting, let’s start crocheting a cute football!
• Yarn 4/Medium Weight in…
Light brown, and white
•4mm Crochet Hook
•Black embroidery thread
•12mm safety eyes
• Let’s Get Started!
This football is made all in one continuous piece. We start at the left side, then work our way to the right side of the football.After we create the ball itself, we will sew on the white stitching at the top of the football! I’m sure that has a technical name haha 🙂
I recommend using the invisible decrease method when making your decreases. This will result in all of the stitches looking the same.
Start in light brown
Round 1: 6 Sc into a Magic Ring (6)
Round 2: *Inc* all around (12)
Round 3: *Inc, Sc in the next st* all around (18)
Round 4-5: *Sc* all around (18)
Round 6: *Inc, Sc in the next 2 st* all around (24)
Round 7: *Sc* all around (24)
Round 8: Change to white. *Inc, Sc in the next 3 st* all around (30)
Round 9: *Sc* all around (30)
Round 10: Change to brown. *Inc, Sc in the next 4 st* all around (36)
Round 11: *Sc* all around (36)
Round 12: *Inc, Sc in the next 5 st* all around (42)
Round 13-22: *Sc* all around (42)
Add a safety eye between rounds 14 and 15, then another between rounds 20 and 21. Make sure the eyes line up before securing with the safety eye back.
Round 23: *Dec, Sc in the next 5 st* all around (36)
Round 24: *Sc* all around (36)
Round 25: *Dec, Sc in the next 4 st* all around (30)
Round 26: Change to white. *Sc* all around (30)
Round 27: *Dec, Sc in the next 3 st* all around (24)
Round 28: Change to brown. *Sc* all around (24)
Round 29: *Dec, Sc in the next 2 st* all around (18)
Round 30-31: *Sc* all around (18)
Round 32: *Dec, Sc in the next st* all around (12)
Round 33: *Dec* all around (6)
Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew the remaining stitches closed. Weave in ends.
We’re going to do this stitching about 3″ above the football’s eyes. Insert the needle right next to the white round (Pic 1), and pull needle out 3 rounds away as shown (Pic 1). Reinsert needle into the middle of the football as shown, making sure this lines up where you first inserted the needle (Pic 2). Pull the needle out at the left side of the football, at the third brown round as shown (Pic 3). Reinsert needle into the first line made, making sure the needle is inserted into that line (Pic 4).
Pull the needle above the left side of the football, landing 2 stitches above that second line we made (Pic 5). Reinsert needle directly down, 2 stitches below the line (Pic 6). Pull the needle out above the line, 2 rounds to the right from the previous line we made (Pic 7). Reinsert needle directly down, 2 stitches below the line (Pic 8). Repeat the process from Pics 6-8 until you’ve made 7 lines. Once done, tie the ends of yarn into a firm knot. Bring the knot into the football to hide the excess yarn.
In black embroidery thread
Insert needle with thread into the middle area of the football (Pic 1) and pull the needle out next to the football’s left eye (Pic 1). Reinsert needle into the original insertion spot (Pic 2) and pull needle out next to the football’s right eye (Pic 2). Reinsert needle into the original insertion spot (Pic 3). Weave in ends.
Done! I hope you had fun making this football 🙂 If you made it, I would LOVE to see. You can show me by posting a picture in the comments underneath this post.