Free Crochet Amigurumi Football Pattern

Second down and 3 rows to go!

 Finished Size: Approximately 4-1⁄2 inches (11.4cm) long. Crochet Hook: Size E-4 US (3.5mm). Yarn: Acrylic worsted weight. Yardages are approximate:
  • BROWN, 1 skein.
  • WHITE, 1 skein.

Other Supplies:

  • Felt: black.
  • Embroidery floss: black, white.
  • Yarn or tapestry needle; embroidery needle.
  • Stuffing.

Stitches & Abbreviations: CH: Chain. INVDEC (Invisible decrease): Insert the hook through the front loop of st and then through the front loop of the next st. Yarn over and pull yarn through both front loops. Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook. MR (Make ring): Make a loop by putting the yarn tail behind the yarn from the skein. Leave a 4″ (10cm) tail. Using the hook, pull the working yarn through the loop, leaving a loop now on the hook. RND: Round. SC: Single crochet. DC: Double crochet. SC2TOG: Single crochet two together.

FOOTBALL

Football is worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join rnds. You may wish to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of a rnd.

Starting at bottom of bottle with E-4/3.5mm hook and BROWN, mr. Football should be stuffed while crocheting as needed.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull starting ring closed. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times. (9 sc)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 3 times. (12 sc)
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times. (15 sts)
Continuing in WHITE:
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times. (18 sts)
Rnd 6: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times. (21 sts)
Rnd 7: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) 3 times. (24 sts)
Continuing in BROWN:
Rnd 8: (Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times. (27 sts)
Rnds 9-15: Sc in each sc.
Continuing in WHITE:
Rnd 16: (Sc in next 7 sc, invdec) 3 times. (24 sts)
Rnd 17: (Sc in next 3 sc, invdec, sc in next 3 sc) 3 times. (21 sts)
Rnd 18: (Sc in next 5 sc, invdec) 3 times. (18 sts)
Continuing in BROWN:
Rnd 19: (Sc in next 2 sc, invdec, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times. (15 sts)
Rnd 20: (Sc in next 3 sc, invdec) 3 times. (12 sts)
Rnd 21: (Sc in next sc, invdec, sc in next sc) 3 times. (9 sts)
Rnd 22: (Sc in next sc, invdec) 3 times. (6 sts)
Finish stuffing football firmly. Cut yarn leaving 8 inch (20cm) tail. Using a tapestry needle, insert needle through loop of each stitch and pull tight to close hole. Weave in ends. Using WHITE yarn, embroider stitching on front side as shown in Diagram 1.

Attaching Parts: Using pattern pieces, cut out two eyes from black felt. Separate one strand from black embroidery floss and attach eyes with applique stitch as shown in DIAGRAM 1. Using three strands of embroidery floss, back stitch mouth as shown. Using three strands of white embroidery floss, make a french knot and straight stitch for each eye.
© 2013, 2016 Crafty Alien, Design by Lisa Eberhart
NOTICE: The written instructions, illustrations, photos, and patterns herein are protected by copyright law. Reproduction of this pattern is strictly forbidden by United States and international copyright law. By using this pattern, the buyer is granted a cottage license to handcraft and sell finished items. This license is non-transferrable and is not applicable to commercial mass-production.

Revised 09/07/2016

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