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In this Instructable I will show you how to crochet your own mini 2014 World Cup match ball. The mini ball is roughly 8cm in diameter and consists of 6 segments that are connected to form a sphere like the original ball (check out Brazuca's production video). The match ball is white and black with blue, green and orange/red trim which is what I made whereas the final match ball has gold and light green trim, in step 3, there are instructions to make either both.

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Step 1: Materials

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Yarn weight 4:

  • White
  • Blue
  • Orange or red
  • Green
  • Black


  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needles
  • Polyfil/fibrefil stuffing of some sort
  • Pins

Rnd - round
ch(s) - chain stitch(s)
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(s)

Step 2: Create segments

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With white yarn, make 6

Rnd1: Magic Circle 6

Rnd2: 2sc in sc (12sts)

Rnd3: sc in first sc, *[ch10, turn, hdc, dc, dc, hdc in rest of chs], sc in 2nd and 3rd sc repeat * sc in 4th, 5th and, 6th sc, repeat *, sc in 7th, and 8th sc, repeat *, sc in 9th,10th, 11th, and 12th sc.

Tie off, weave in ends.

Step 3: Add colour

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Regular match ball:

With green, blue and orange yarn, make two of each colour

Starting from the first sc in the arm of a segment, sl st into the first three sc, sc into the next scs until you reach the tip of the arm, make 2scs into the sc at the tip, sc in each sc down the side of the arm until the third sc form the bottom of the arm, sl st in the rest. Sl st through the crook of the arm and repeat as above.

Final match ball:

The ball for the final match is light green and gold. You can make your own by following the instructions above using gold yarn up until the tip of the arm and switching to light green down the left side of the arm to the base.


sunshiine11 months ago

Lucky Mirko! I liked the colors you used and how the black stitching sets them off. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.


Cute and clever!

ChrysN (author)  watchmeflyy1 year ago


Super fun, good instructions too--I could probably even make one! :)

ChrysN (author)  doodlecraft1 year ago

Thanks, I remember you crocheted that lovely flower wreath, so you should have a problem.

nodcah1 year ago
This looks awesome!

It's the perfect size for Mirko, you just need to make a small goal next! :)

EmiClarice1 year ago
That's so adorable!

Wow this is so cool !

seamster1 year ago

Excellent! I like this a lot. Very cool.

ChrysN (author)  seamster1 year ago