Crochet Your Way to a Beautiful Centerpiece – Free Crochet Ball Pattern Included

Mother’s Day is coming and I want a bright and cheery centerpiece to adorn my dining table … something colorful and perfect to keep on the table for Spring and Summer. Why not a crocheted centerpiece! I had an idea … so, off to my local yarn shop for some Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn. After a little brainstorming and experimentation, I finally came up with something I love!!

Want to make your own? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A wide vase
  • A smaller cup that is the same height as the vase (I used a water bottle that I cut down to size)
  • A bunch of crocheted balls  (pattern below)
  • Flowers (hint, hint, honey!)

To make your centerpiece, place the small cup inside the vase and fill in the space outside the small cup with your crocheted balls.

Then, carefully add water to the center cup and add flowers.

Voila!!

Beautiful!

Crochet Ball Pattern

Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Worsted weight cotton yarn
Hooks: G hook
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, fiberfill stuffing
Finished Sizes: Approx. 1¼ in. and ¾ in.

Click here to reference the Crochet Abbreviations Chart.

Tips:  For best results, use the invisible decrease.  For a tutorial, see Planet June.

Before beginning, do a quick calculation to determine the maximum ball size that will fit in your centerpiece. Subtract the diameter of the small cup from the diameter of your vase, then divide by two. This will be the the maximum size ball that will fit.  Use a smaller hook size or adjust your stitch tension if necessary to achieve proper size. 

Large Ball

Ch 2.

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join, continue working rounds in a spiral — 6 sts.

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around — 12 sts.

Round 3: *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next, rep from * around — 18 sts.

Rounds 4 through 6: 1 sc in each st around — 18 sts.

Round 7: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next, rep from * around — 12 sts.

Round 8: sc2tog around — 6 sts. 

Fasten off, leaving approx. a 6-in. tail. Fill ball with stuffing. Using a tapestry needle, use tail to weave Round 8 closed.

Small Ball

Ch 2.

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join, continue working rounds in a spiral — 6 sts.

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around — 12 sts.

Rounds 3 and 4: 1 sc in each st around — 12 sts.

Round 5: sc2tog around — 6 sts.

Fasten off, leaving approx. a 6-in. tail. Fill ball with stuffing. Using a tapestry needle, use tail to weave Round 5 closed.

Enjoy!
 
 
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