The end of October snuck up on me this year. Halloween is next week, guys. NEXT WEEK. So in case you're like me and are trying to put together some last minute Halloween costumes, I have a quick costume accessory to share with you all: a Pokéball plushy! I originally invented this pattern for my Pokémon obsessed 5 year old, who desperately wanted a pokéball to play with. And since he's going to be Ash Ketchum for Halloween this year, it now doubles as part of his costume. Win! Since Pokémon seems to be pretty popular at the moment, odds are good that at least one of you out there needs a pokéball ASAP, so I figured I'd share this quick little pattern with you all to help you out.
Before we get into the pattern, though, I have one super important note on this design: This pattern is for personal use only. Normally I'm fine with people selling objects made from my patterns, but I ask that you do not sell any pokéballs made from this pattern. I (obviously) don't have the copyrights to pokémon. I could be wrong about this (not a copyright attorney over here), but my understanding is that it's okay to make these sorts of things for personal use, as long as you aren't selling them. As such, I won't be offering a paid PDF for this pattern either, just the free version you see here. I've been trying to contact the Pokémon copyright legal team since July to ask about this, but they've just been ignoring me. So I'm tentatively posting this with the caveat that it be FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. Now that that's out of the way, let's check out the pattern!
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = sc increase (work 2 sc in the same st)
dec = sc decrease (decrease over 2 sc)
With the white yarn:
Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 2 and work 10 hdc into the circle, pull taut to close, finish off with an invisible join or simply ss to join (6)
Fasten off the white yarn.
With the black yarn:
Round 2: Working in the 3rd loop only, [inc, sc] 5 times, finish off with an invisible join or simply ss to join (15)
Fasten off the black yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.
With the red yarn:
Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, and work 6 sc into the circle, pull taut to close, ss to first sc to join (6)
Round 2: ch 1, inc around, ss to join (12)
Round 3: ch 1, [inc, sc] 6 times, ss to join (18)
Round 4: ch 1, [sc, inc, sc] 6 times, ss to join (24)
Round 5: ch 1, [inc, sc in the next 3 sts] 6 times, ss to join (30)
Round 6: ch 1, sc around, ss to join (30)
Round 7: ch 1, [sc in the next 2 sts, inc, sc in the next 2 sts] 6 times, ss to join (36)
Round 8: ch 1, [inc, sc in the next 5 sts] 6 times, ss to join (42)
Round 9-11: ch 1, sc around, ss to join (42)
Switch to the white yarn:
Rounds 12-14: ch 1, sc around, ss to join (42)
Pause with the white yarn for a minute; you can use a stitch marker to hold your working stitch in place if you're worried about it slipping. With the black yarn, surface crochet a line across the spot where the white and red yarn meet. Fasten off the black yarn and pick up the white yarn again, right where you left off.
Round 15: ch 1, [dec, sc in the next 5 sts] 6 times, ss to join (36)
Round 16: ch 1, [sc in the next 2 sts, dec, sc in the next 2 sts] 6 times, ss to join (30)
Round 17: ch 1, sc around, ss to join (30)
Round 18: ch 1, [dec, sc in the next 3 sts] 6 times, ss to join (24)
Begin stuffing. Continue to stuff as you go
Round 19: ch 1, [sc, dec, sc] 6 times, ss to join (18)
Round 20: ch 1, [dec, sc] 6 times, ss to join (12)
Round 21: ch 1, dec around, ss to join (12)
Finish stuffing. Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail. Using the tapestry needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loops of the last round and pull taut to close. Weave in ends.
Using the long yarn tail and your tapestry needle, sew the button to the middle of the ball, centered over the black line that you surface crocheted. Weave in remaining ends.
And there you have it! An adorable plushy pokéball! Soft enough to play with and awesome enough to add that finishing touch to your costume. I hope you all enjoy this pattern. And please remember, this pattern is for personal use only. If you have any questions or comments about it, you can find me in the comments section below, via email, or on social media. Happy hooking!
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