Crochet Amish Ball with Free Pattern Link

Amish Ball and Baby Blanket gift set

This is something that as soon as I saw it I knew I had to make one. I have created this one in the same pinks as the baby blanket I made to make cute little gift set.

Made up of segments, the shaping of this little ball is ideal for little hands to grip and will also help with development and coordination, once they start crawling little ones will be able to push it or roll it along.

So here is how is looks through the stages, first, you make 12 segment pouches.

Crochet Amish Ball SegmentsThen you make a string of lids for your segments. This can be done as one long string or in 3 batches of 4, it really depends on your choice of colours, if you are using all one colour you can do it it one string.

Crochet Amish Ball Segment LidsOnce you have made all your segments and lids you can start to join them together stuffing them as you go. Once you have completed the first 4 they should look like this.

Crochet Amish Ball RingContinue stuffing until you have all 3 done.

Crochet Amish Ball Rings 3Then all you have to do is slot them together to complete your ball.

Crochet Amish Puzzle BallI saw this on make my day creative where you will find the link to this free pattern. There are others too, animal and flower versions by the author Dedri Uys on Ravelry. I am going to try the flower one next.

Crochet Amish BallI am a little puzzled by the name Amish Ball, does anyone have any information?


I love to explore woolly projects, I knit and crochet and I’m developing a growing interest in gardening and photography, as well as an intrigue into how these projects may intertwine and overlap.
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51 Responses to Crochet Amish Ball with Free Pattern Link

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  2. Cathy the Bagg Lady says:

    I looked up the Amish Puzzle Ball and it looks like they were made from scraps from the quilts they made. And, of course, they are a puzzle. When put together they form a ball that can be used indoors. That aside, I enjoyed the photos you posted of this ball and the link to a pattern is always a plus. I am now following your blog and l would like to invite you to check out my blog.
    Ta Ta Cathy the Bagg Lady

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  5. theladypeach says:

    Last night I finished the wash cloth. Nothing fancy, just works for me. Now, finish the hat.

  6. theladypeach says:

    I finally found you. Everything I tried to click on, wouldn’t. I’ve learned quite a bit in the last 4 or 5 days, although I still have a ways to go. Please keep in touch,

  7. Krystle K. says:

    What a beautiful ornament! Great idea for Christmas presents.

    Thanks so much for liking my blog. I adore your Gravatar cat😉

  8. This is the coolest thing ever! I’m a bit challenged when it comes to visualising things in 3D, so I’m rather confused about how it all fits together, but it looks so pretty!

    • It is really difficult to tell how it goes together with words other than to say that once you have the three rings in front of you it does become obvious. I will definitely be making another one so next time I will try and take more images to show the connecting route.

  9. theladypeach says:

    Thank you for checking out my new blog. I love your work. It’s beautiful! I’m still learning my way around so I’m a little slow. Please keep checking again.

    • My pleasure to welcome you, will visit again soon. Let me know if there is anything I can help with.

      • TheLadyPeach says:

        Yes, please, I do need help. I’m too tired this evening although I will be back in the morning. I haven’t figured out how to get my pictures on the same page with the text. I do finally see ho to get pictures on, although again, not on same page.

      • Go into dashboard, click on posts, open one of your posts, click underneath your photo and the curser should show but even if it doesn’t just type something and the text should start to appear. It can be a bit confusing until you get used to using it but the other way would be to click on new post, type in a title, then click the curser in the page section and type a few words, then go to the top of the page and click on add media to add your image as you must already have done. Let me know if this works for you.

  10. I saw that too and thought of making it – now that I see how yours came together, it’s gone from a maybe to a definite must make! Just need to find out what gender my friend’s baby is going to be first! (she’s supposed to find out on Monday…yay!)

    • How exciting, have a look at the link because if you find out on monday that it is a girl there is a flower version as well, I am going to make that one next week to see how it looks. The pattern is all the same colour flowers but I think I will use more colours.

  11. Very pretty! Looks like fun to create too.

  12. lovelucie1 says:

    It looks perfectly executed. I ve seen these before and have always been intrigued. Lovely colour choice. I would be chuffed with this make.

  13. It is fabulous. A must have for any new baby! I will be bookmarking this and using it for the next arrival. None planned but they are not always! LOL!

    • Have you ever heard that a butterfly in your home means a baby is coming? Well I hadn’t until a couple of weeks ago and guess what happened last week? Yes that’s right, I was sitting quietly crocheting away and a butterfly flew into the lounge. Well it definitely is not me but I have two daughters………. I may be making more of these sooner than I had planned!

  14. Patty says:

    Beautiful! It’s is just like Jane said you made it look so simple🙂

  15. *Wisher* says:

    oh this is such delicate work.. thank you for sharing the link and photos..😀
    great job!

  16. slippedstitches says:

    I think it looks beautifully put together. The colors are perfect and it would go well with a baby blanket as a gift. Thanks for sharing this.

  17. tamyraptor says:

    Love this! I will have to give it a try!!

  18. Oo, I may have to make one or two for my nephews. Not sure I like all the sewing together, but I love the end results, and playing with the color choices.

  19. Alkymia says:

    I saw something similar on Ravelry and just by the looks I assumed it is really complicated to make. Now I see how easy it is and that it can be disassembled and reassembled easily (or so it seems). It is definitely going to my faves list.

  20. Jane says:

    Great pictures, you have made something that looks very complex seem more achievable. Thank you

  21. creative pixie says:

    This looks amazing!

  22. KerryCan says:

    That’s pretty cool! I think my cats would like it, too!😉

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