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?