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I always find myself needing more juggling balls- a friend has "borrowed" mine and kicked it flat playing hackeysack, I lose one in the airport, I lea...
You need some string, a crochet hook, and something to fill the hackeysack with (more on that in the "filling" step).
Tie a slip knot in the end of your string. Insert the crochet hook through and pull some string through- your first stitch. Make a couple of stitches ...
Work your way around the circle. Turn it into an expanding hexagon by double-stitching every 1/6 of the way around. Keep expanding it flat until the m...
Stop double-stitching and keep working your way up. Your hexagon will round out as the piece takes on three dimensions. Keep going until you've gone u...
Work the decrease in a hexagon by skipping stitches every 1/6 of the way around. I marked my 1/6ths with pins as shown. Stop before you've closed it o...
Fill your hackeysack/juggling ball with whatever material you prefer. Beans work really well. I've used acorns and even gravel before, and they've wor...
Keep working the decrease- a bit more difficult now that it's full! Keep on stitching around and inward until it's all the way closed. Cut the string...
Now you have a ball! The dimensions I used are roughly that of a tennis ball. Actually, if you ever want to cover a tennis ball, one fit perfectly ins...
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