Learn how to crochet a Pentagon Ball and make a super cute gift for a baby boy or girl!
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!
I’ve loved every single bit of this project and I’m even more in love with the result!
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.
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.
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How to Crochet a Pentagon Ball – Video Tutorial
PRINTable PDF PATTERN
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!
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.
- 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)
- 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!
First, we need to crochet 12 solid pentagons.
- Small Ball – crochet 3 rounds of the solid pentagon pattern;
- Large Ball – crochet 4 rounds of the solid pentagon pattern;
You can use as many colors as you like. For both balls, I used 4 colors and made 3 pentagons in each color!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
YOUR CROCHET Pentagon Ball IS READY.
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