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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 learn how ...
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 minimum dimension ...
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 up 2".
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 ...
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 worked fine. You can also fill ...
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, leaving ...
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 ...
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