How to Crochet a Pentagon Ball – With Video Tutorial

Learn how to crochet a Pentagon Ball and make a super cute gift for a baby boy or girl!

Crochet Pentagon Balls in different Sizes, Small and Large - Raffamusa Designs

This rattling ball makes a super cute gift for baby showers, or if you make it bigger, it’s just perfect for one-year-olds to play with!

After seeing how to crochet a solid pentagon and how to sew a customized fabric ball, today, it’s time to assemble everything together and make a super cute pentagon ball!

I’ve loved every single bit of this project and I’m even more in love with the result!

Crochet Pentagon Balls - Free Amigurumi Toy Pattern and Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs

When I started making these crochet balls, I aimed for something cute that would also be safe for babies and children to play with.

As for other crochet toys, the main issue was how to stuff the ball in a safe way so that the stuffing would not peek through the stitches.

Of course, I could have used single crochet pentagons instead of the double crochet solid ones. However, I wanted the ball to be really soft, which put single crochet out of the equation!

The solution to the problem was to sew a customized fabric ball to stuff my crochet ball! This way, all the stuffing stays inside even if the kid starts chewing the ball or something.

How to Crochet a Pentagon Ball for Babies - Raffamusa Designs

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How to Crochet a Pentagon Ball – Video Tutorial


The ad-free, printable pattern of the crochet Pentagon Ball is available in all my online shops, and it comes with detailed photo tutorials on how to crochet the ball and sew your own lining!

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For this crochet pentagon ball, we will assemble 12 crochet solid pentagons, and we will stuff the crochet ball with a fabric one.

This means that there are two main parts required for the realization of this ball, one is crochet, and the other is sewing.

The crochet part includes:

  • Making crochet pentagons;
  • Assembling the ball;

The sewing part includes:

  • Drawing a customized pentagon pattern;
  • Sewing a stuffed pentagon ball with a rattle ball inside.

I talked about how to sew a fabric ball in this blog post HERE.


  • 3.5-mm (E/4 US, 9 UK) Crochet Hook
  • DK (3, Light) Weight Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle


I used Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/6 (115 yds / 105 m per 50 g) in the following colors and amounts:

For the large ball:

  • A – Pastel Pink (43) – 41.6 yds (38 m)
  • B – Rose (44) – 41.6 yds (38 m)
  • C – Pastel Purple (41) – 41.6 yds (38 m)
  • D – Baby Blue (32) – 41.6 yds (38 m)
  • E – Natural White (2) – 9.2 yds (8.4 m)

For the small ball:

  • A – Baby Blue (32) – 26.2 yds (24 m)
  • B – Dusty Light Green (75) – 26.2 yds (24 m)
  • C – Pastel Yellow (53) – 26.2 yds (24 m)
  • D – Peach (49) – 26.2 yds (24 m)
  • E – Natural White (2) – 9.2 yds (8.4 m)
Crochet Solid Pentagons for a Pentagon Ball - Raffamusa Designs


  • Large Ball – 6.5″ (16.5 cm) in diameter
  • Small Ball – 5.5″ (14 cm) in diameter


Gauge is not crucial for this project.

Pentagon Ball – Free Crochet pattern

Before we start, we need to get all our parts ready!

Crochet Pentagons

First, we need to crochet 12 solid pentagons.

You can use as many colors as you like. For both balls, I used 4 colors and made 3 pentagons in each color!

Crochet Solid Pentagons and other Materials for a Large Pentagon Ball - Raffamusa Designs

Sewing Ball Stuffing

To make the ball a safe toy for babies and children, we will need a customized fabric ball to contain all the stuffing inside.

Regardless of the yarn that you used for your pentagons and their final size, you will need to sew a fabric ball that will fit exactly your crocheted one.

The essential thing is that the pentagons in your finished fabric ball are the same size as your crochet pentagons!

So, to make your lining/stuffing ball of the right size:

  • Measure the side of your crochet pentagons;
  • Add 0.8″ (2 cm) on each side for the seam allowance;
  • Draw your own pentagon pattern and sew your ball, as shown HERE.
Sewing Pentagon Balls - Raffamusa Designs

Once you have your pentagons and lining ready, we can move on to the assembly of our crochet pentagon ball!

How to Assemble a Crochet Pentagon Ball – Step-by-Step Tutorial

Divide your crochet pentagons into two groups of 6, and arrange them into two flowers.

To avoid having two pentagons of the same color next to each other in the final ball, pay attention to the color arrangement of the pentagons in each flower.

Use the schematic representation below as a guide.

How to Arrange the Crochet Pentagons to Make a Ball - Raffamusa Designs

With E, using the flat slip stitch (or zipper) join or your favorite seaming method, sew each flower by joining the sides of the pentagons that are next to each other, as shown in the schematic representation below.

How to Join Crochet Pentagons to Make a Ball Toy - Raffamusa Designs

When you’re done joining the pentagons within each flower, you will obtain two half-balls (in the photos below, you can see the making of one of the semispheres).

Crochet Pentagon Ball Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs
Crochet Pentagon Ball Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs

Place the two semispheres around your fabric ball so that the free tips of the pentagons of a half ball sit in between two pentagons on the other half ball, as shown in the schematic representation below.

How to Join the Two Half Balls Made with Crochet Pentagons - Raffamusa Designs

With E, using the slip stitch joining method, join the two half balls following the dashed lines in the schematic representation above.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.


I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern. I would love to see your pentagon balls on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #raffamusadesigns so that I don’t miss your pics!

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