Amish Puzzle Ball and Crochet Boots Swap

I was reading through posts one day and came across some lovely crochet slippers made by Simply Hooked with an offer I could not resist. A swap request, offering a pair crochet slippers in exchange for an Amish Puzzle Ball, “well” I thought to myself “I have made these puzzle balls before and I would love those gorgeous slippers”. So here it is ready to be shipped off.

Crochet Amish Puzzle BallAnd here are the said gorgeous slippers!

Crochet SlippersWe exchanged emails and Simply Hooked agreed to my swap offer and chose the colours for the Puzzle Ball. If you haven’t seen one before I will try to explain how it works. You make twelve triangular pouches and three rows of lids. Each row of lids is attached to four pouches stuffing each pouch before finally closing it off.

So you end up with these.

Crochet Amish Puzzle Ball Pieces

First you interlock 2 of the finished rounds.

Amish Puzzle Ball Connections

Then the last round fits into the gaps to make a round ball.

I love this pattern so much, they are quite quick to make and there are animal versions too. I made an Elephant shown in a previous post here.

If you fancy making your own puzzle ball you can download the free pattern from Ravelry Amish Puzzle Ball Pattern, there is also a flower version which is delightful. These two  patterns are kindly available free thanks to Dedri Uys.

The Elephant Puzzle Ball pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry too. Dedri is obviously quite dedicated, I talked in my post about how struggled a little with the elephant head and Dedri was kind enough to contact me and advise that she had altered the pattern and asked if I made one again would I let her know if it was better. How kind was that?

11 thoughts on “Amish Puzzle Ball and Crochet Boots Swap

  1. Amyxmoo April 19, 2015 / 12:10

    Nice swap! I love the puzzle balls, I’ve never seen them before! I might have to have a go at the elephant one it’s so cute! 🙂

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com April 18, 2015 / 22:43

      Well done to you, can’t wait to see it. I saw the star ball pattern on Ravelry and loved it but haven’t had a go at making one yet. Thanks for the link.

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  2. sewchet April 18, 2015 / 21:48

    I’ve never seen anything like those puzzle balls before, quite extraordinary! I remember the slippers though, great swap:)

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  3. iamsimplyhooked April 18, 2015 / 07:22

    Whoo Hoo! Well done you. Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh!

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