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Spiral Hacky Sack

Image of Spiral Hacky Sack Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This crocheted hackysack is made in tapestry crochet by carrying three strands of thread through out the project and it is stuffed with a hand made ball made with polypellets inside it.
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Materials Needed
Size 10 crochet cotton in black, gold and red.
Size 7 steel crochet hook
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
2 pieces white cotton fabric, 4" x 4" square.
at least 1/3 cup poly pellets but less than ½ cup.
Sewing thread and a needle
Pencil or pen
3" cardboard circle for template
3 or 4 straight pins

Yarn Thickness: 10thread
Gauge: 8sc = 1"
Finished Size: 2" diameter
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced

Instructions
Make the inside Ball first.
Step 1: Place the 2 squares of fabric together and draw a 3" circle on the top one. Using the straight pins, pin the squares together inside the circle.

Step 2: Using needle and thread, work a running stitch with stitches about 1/8th in long 1/3" inside the 3" circle. Leave an opening about 1" wide. Cut out circle on pencil line. Turn inside out. Stuff ball with poly pellets and stitch opening closed with a whip stitch. Set ball aside.

Crocheted Cover for ball. RND 1: With black, ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join, mark beginning of each round with a contrasting color of thread. (6sc)

RND 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12sc)

RND 3: *2sc in next st. Sc in next st. Rep from * 5 times more. (18sc)

RND 4: *2sc in next st. Sc in each of the next 2 sts. Rep from * 5 times more. (24sc)

RND 5: *2sc in next st. Sc in next sc. Join gold, sc in next st. *W/black sc in next sc. 2sc in next st. Sc in next sc. W/gold, sc in next st. Rep from * 4 times more. (30sc)

RND 6: W/black sc in next sc. W/gold, sc in same st as last sc. *W/black sc in each of the next 4 sc. W/gold, sc in same sc as last sc. Rep from * 4 times more. (36sc)

RND 7: *W/black, sc in each of the next 5 sc. W/gold, sc in same st as last sc. Rep from * 5 times more. (42sc)

RND 8: *W/black, sc in each of the next 6 sc. W/gold, sc in same st as last sc. Rep from * 5 times more. (48sc)

RND 9: *W/gold, sc in each of the next 6 sc. 2sc in next sc. Rep from * 5 times more. (54sc)

RND 10: Join red. *W/red, sc in each of the next 7 sc. W/black, 2sc in next sc. Rep from * 5 times more. (60sc)

RND 11: *W/red, sc in each of the next 8 sc. W/gold, 2sc in next sc. Rep from * 5 times more. (66sc)

RND 12: *W/red, sc in each of the next 9 sc. W/black, 2sc in next sc. Rep from * 5 times more. (72sc)

RND 13: *W/red, sc in each of the next 4 sc. W/gold, sc in next sc. W/red, sc in each of the next 4 sc. W/black, sc in each of the next 2sc. Rep from * 5 times more.

RND 14: *W/red, sc in each of the next 3sc. W/gold, sc in each of the next 3 sc. W/red, sc in each of the next 3 sc. W/black, sc in each of the next 2 sc. Rep from * 5 times more.

RND 15: *W/red, sc in each of the next 4 sc. W/gold, sc in next sc. W/red, sc in each of the next 4 sc. W/black, sc in each of the next 2 sc. Rep from * 5 times more.

RND 16: *W/red, sc in each of the next 9 sc. W/black, sc in each of the next 2 sc. Rep from * 5 times more.

RND 17 & 18: Repeat RND 16.

RND 19: Repeat RND 15.

RND 20: Repeat RND 14.

RND 21: Repeat RND 15.

Slip prepared ball inside work.
RND 22: *W/red, pull up a loop in each of the next 2 sc, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook. Dec made. W/black, sc in each of the next 9 sc. Rep from * 5 times more.

RND 23: *W/red, sc in each of the next 8 sts. W/gold, dec 1. Rep from * 5 times more.

RND 24: *W/red, sc in each of the next 7 sts. W/gold, dec 1. Rep from * 5 times more.

RND 25: *W/gold, sc in each of the next 6 sts. Dec 1. Rep from * 5 times more.

RND 26: *W/black, sc in each of the next 5 sts. W/gold, dec 1. Rep from * 5 times more.

RND 27: *W/black, sc in each of the next 4 sts. W/gold, dec 1. Rep from * 5 times more.

RND 28: *W/black, sc in each of the next 3 sts. W/gold, dec 1. Rep from * 5 times more.

RND 29: *W/black, sc in each of the next 2 sts. Dec 1. Rep from * 5 times more.

Fasten off gold and red and tuck inside work.

RND 30: *W/black, sc in next st, dec 1. Rep from * 5 times more. Fasten off and weave black through last RND to gather up to close.

Design written on Monday, April 02, 2007. Copyright ©2007 By Julie A. Bolduc p113005

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