My 17 month old loves to throw things so I've been trying to think of soft things to give him. Of course my 4 year old hears me talking about a crochet ball and he said "I want a green one please!"
I came across this free pattern for a crochet sphere ball on Ravelry. I added an Easter egg with beans and it's a rattling ball! Fun! I can't remember where I read the suggestion (Pinterest maybe?).
I'm trying my best to get used to written patterns. Up until this point, I have always watched YouTube tutorials because it's easier for me to follow along. Lately, I'm challenging myself to read patterns! Here goes!
Yarn (I used Red Heart 4 ply worsted yarn in Paddy Green)
Crochet Hook (I used 5.5mm)
Batting (used batting from pillow $1.99 at Ikea!)
Plastic Easter Egg
Beans (I had Lentils on hand)
DIRECTIONS: Follow the pattern here.
When you are decreasing, make sure you fill the egg and insert it before your hole gets too small.
Fill batting around the egg.
It was a fun little project but now that I'm done, I wish I had glued the egg shut! If you squeeze it too hard, you can hear it pop open. I haven't had any lentil beans fall out yet. As long as I squeeze it in the other direction, it shuts closed. It's in there pretty snugly.