Instructables

Crochet Curling Rocks

Featured
Picture of Crochet Curling Rocks
twocurlingrocks.JPG
blueface.JPG
I confess, I really like curling. I've just spent the past week watching the Canadian women's national championships (they were quite exciting) . While watching the games I thought it would be fun to crochet some little curling rocks. I couldn't find any patterns online so I just winged it.  I made them in two different colours and stitched little happy faces on them to make them look cute.  You can make a whole set (8 in each colour) and curl on your coffee table.
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: What you will need

Picture of What you will need
  • Yarn -grey and two other colours (usually red and blue or red and yellow)
  • Crochet hook (2.5mm)
  • Black yarn or embroidery tread and needle for the eyes and mouth or black plastic safety doll eyes
  • Stuffing

Step 2: Starting with grey yarn

So here is my free pattern:

Start with the grey thread and use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds (we will be working in a spiral). The numbers in brackets are the the number of stitches in each round.

R1: Ch2, 6sc in second ch from hook
R2:  2sc in each Sc (12)
R3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st; repeat (18)
R4: sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st; repeat(24)
R5: sc in every sc(24)
R6: sc in every sc(24)

Step 3: Change Colour

The next row we will be changing colour and decreasing the stitch to form the top of the rock. To decrease I'll be using sc2tog (decrease by crocheting 2 stitches together). If you find it too hard to do, skip a stitch instead.

R7: (with new colour) Sc in next 2, sc2tog in next st; repeat (18)
R8: Sc in next st, sc2tog in next st; repeat (12)

At this point, it is a good time to add the stuffing.  Fill the little rock full and continue on to R9.

R9: Sc2tog in next st, repeat (6)
R10: Sc2tog in next st, repeat (3)
R11: Sc2tog remaining stitches
These are precious!
ChrysN (author)  twinkleshine1 year ago
Thanks!
bajablue2 years ago
What a fun project... just add something weighted in with cotton stuffing and you've got a tabletop curling game that everyone can enjoy!
Ez-Kabob2 years ago
Those are awesome and adorable!!!
ChrysN (author)  Ez-Kabob2 years ago
Thanks!
Clever. I like that you can use them for a table-top game instead of being merely decorative.
ChrysN (author)  CatTrampoline2 years ago
Yes, they are fun to play with, though they don't quite have the same movement as real curling rocks.
angelabchua2 years ago
These are too hilarious and cute all balled into one! Love it!
ChrysN (author)  angelabchua2 years ago
Thanks!
What a great idea! I have never seen hat in amigurumi form.
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!