A free crochet snowball pattern
Eternal Snowball is a free crochet snowball pattern for your holiday enjoyment! I live in Oklahoma, USA. We only rarely experience a white Christmas. There’s a whole hemisphere that celebrates Christmas in the summer, and a large chunk of the northern hemisphere doesn’t have snow regularly around this time of year. So, if you’re looking to have a “snowball” fight without snow, I’ve got you covered!
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What yarn should I use for a crochet snowball?
This free crochet snowball pattern uses white worsted weight yarn. Mine was Red Heart Soft yarn from my stash. You can buy that on Amazon here. You could also use Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-pilling yarn or We Crochet Brava Worsted.
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Eternal Snowball, a Free Crochet Snowball Pattern
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
As with all my patterns, please do not make digital or paper copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
Difficulty Level: Easy
Finished Measurements: 9 ½” circumference
Crochet Hook: I/9 (5.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Locking stitch marker (m), white stuffing material like Poly-fil, yarn needle
Gauge: 15 sts x 12 rows = About 4” in sc.
You will not join or turn between rounds.
This pattern is written in US standard terms.
Abbreviations Used in Order of Appearance
sc single crochet
pm place stitch marker
sc2tog single crochet two stitches together
If you are unfamiliar with crochet pattern abbreviations, you can download and print a handy abbreviation chart here.
Make a Magic Ring, video tutorial for this here.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring, pm in first st and move it up as work progresses, do not turn – 6 sts.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around – 36 sts.
Middle Section, Work Even
Rnds 7-11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 10: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 11: *Sc in each of next 3 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 12: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 13: *Sc in next st, sc2tog, repeat from * around – 12 sts. Stuff as full as you possibly can with fiber fill.
Rnd 14: Sc2tog around – 6 sts. Fasten off with long tail. Using a yarn needle and the long tail, weave the tail in and out through the tops of the stitches of the last round. Pull this tight like a drawstring, tie a knot, and weave the end into the middle of the snowball. Finished!
And there you go. Enjoy your snowball fight! Come join my Facebook group and share a picture of your snowballs in action with the group!
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