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?

51 thoughts on “Crochet Amish Ball with Free Pattern Link

  1. Cathy the Bagg Lady March 27, 2014 / 07:22

    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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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 27, 2014 / 19:08

      I think you may have been looking at my blankets and matching balls. They are a great idea and such a clever design I think. Love your blog and am not following you too. looking forward to staying in touch.

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  2. theladypeach September 25, 2013 / 16:06

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

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  3. theladypeach September 21, 2013 / 22:17

    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,

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 22, 2013 / 19:48

      Pleased to hear you are getting on ok, you will always keep learning I am sure. I get stuck sometimes and have to ask my children to help!

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      • theladypeach September 22, 2013 / 19:54

        Oh I’m sure! I just follow my nose and listen to my instincts. I’m going to leave line shortly and work on a new hat. But will be back around dinner time.

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      • theladypeach September 22, 2013 / 23:45

        Thanks! Tonight I think I want to work on some wash cloths. My linen closet needs some!!

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      • theladypeach September 24, 2013 / 01:38

        Hey, I got about half of the wash cloth done. now I guess I better do the other half.

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      • theladypeach September 25, 2013 / 16:02

        Hey! Last night I finished the wash cloth. It’s nothing fancy, although it works for me. I’ll get a picture and upload it in just a while.

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  4. Krystle K. September 20, 2013 / 04:36

    What a beautiful ornament! Great idea for Christmas presents.

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

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 21, 2013 / 19:06

      Thank you, the cat is the only item I have made and kept for myself, I love him too. I have just bought the pattern to make an elephant version of this puzzle so am very excited to get started.

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  5. Little Miss Ling September 17, 2013 / 19:25

    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!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 18, 2013 / 22:05

      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.

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  6. theladypeach September 14, 2013 / 21:40

    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.

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      • TheLadyPeach September 14, 2013 / 23:11

        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.

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 15, 2013 / 09:34

        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.

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  7. stitches'n'scraps September 12, 2013 / 22:35

    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!)

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 14, 2013 / 20:26

      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.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 14, 2013 / 20:13

      Definitely fun to make< I could not see how it would actually go together until I got all three rings made, then it became obvious.

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  8. lovelucie1 September 12, 2013 / 12:38

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

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 14, 2013 / 20:12

      Thanks, I have downloaded the pattern for a Flower version now too so am looking forward to giving that a go soon.

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  9. gentlestitches September 12, 2013 / 08:53

    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!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 12, 2013 / 10:02

      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!

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  10. Patty September 12, 2013 / 08:30

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

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  11. *Wisher* September 12, 2013 / 05:02

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

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  12. slippedstitches September 12, 2013 / 02:46

    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.

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  13. tamyraptor September 12, 2013 / 00:41

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

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  14. teaspoonofmel September 12, 2013 / 00:23

    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.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 12, 2013 / 10:06

      Yes, I am looking forward to playing with mixing up the colours a bit more, I only used four but I think five or more would work better. Try crocheting it together rather than sewing I find that much easier, or at least less tedious.

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  15. Alkymia September 11, 2013 / 22:56

    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.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 12, 2013 / 10:08

      The pattern is from Ravelry by a lady called Dedri Uys who has generously offered the pattern free. The pattern has gone into my archive to be reused again and again.

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  16. Jane September 11, 2013 / 21:02

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

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 11, 2013 / 21:51

      Have you been making one too, it does look very complex but once you have made the three rings it actually goes together quite easily.

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      • Jane September 11, 2013 / 22:07

        No, I have not been making one, but you have wet my appetite, now where is that hook?…….

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  17. creative pixie September 11, 2013 / 20:53

    This looks amazing!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 11, 2013 / 21:49

      It is quite amazing, I could not see how it would work by looking through the pattern so I had to make it as I was intrigued.

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  18. KerryCan September 11, 2013 / 20:46

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

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