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Hoe haak je de perfect ronde bal. //
Today we will learn how to crochet the perfect sphere in any size.  I will also give you some homework, because we are gonna have some fun with this technique next week!

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The formula

To crochet a sphere, we’re gonna start with crocheting in the round.  Be sure to read my blogpost on “”How to crochet in the round and keep it flat.”.  We are gonna use this technique to determine the size of our sphere.

Here’s a very handy formula that you can use to crochet spheres in any size.

increase X rounds + work even for X rounds + decrease for X-1 rounds



mr = magic ring
sc = single crochet
dec = decrease
inc = increase

How to

  1. make 6 sc in a mr (6)
  2. (2 inc) x6 (12)
  3. (2 inc, 1 sc) x6 (18)
  4. (2 inc, 2 sc) x6 (24)
  5. 24 sc
  6. 24 sc
  7. 24 sc
  8. 24 sc
  9. (2 dec, 2 sc) x6 (18)
  10. (2 dec, 1 sc x6 (12)
  11. (2 dec) x6 (6)
  12. Finish of.  Weave your tail through the front loop of your last row and pull the gap closed.  Make a little knot and put your tail-end straight through the sphere.  Cut the tail.

For every increase-round, you crochet and extra round without increases/decreases.  So if you had 10 increasing rounds, you work even for 10 rounds and increase for 9 rounds.  With this formula you can make your sphere as big or tiny as you like.


Use worsted weight yarn (suitable for a 4 mm crochet hook) and crochet a small sphere, the size of a pingpong ball. Crochet in the backloop only.
Repeat this with a sports weight yarn (suitable for a 3 mm or a 2,5 mm crochet hook).

Show your makes on instagram with #LWCrochetball

Crafty greetings,

Also read:
How to crochet in the round and keep it flat.
The 5 best patterns to learn to crochet amigurumis.

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