Pokeball Pillow

Categories: Kid Friendly, Pillow, Crochet

Do you have any Pokemon fans in your house? If so they will love this big, round Pokeball pillow. It is made by crocheting two halves using half double crochet, that are then sewn together with a 12″ round pillow ball inside. Because of the way it is sewn together the pillow insert is sewn completely inside and is not removable. A crocheted circle appliqué is sewn on after the pillow is assembled to complete the Pokeball. It is the perfect pillow for any Pokemon fan.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Soft Touch ® 12" Round Pillow Ball
Supplies
Worsted Weight Yarn in red, white, and black (sample made with Red Heart Super Saver in White, Black, and Cherry Red
I Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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Instructions

  • pokeball halves

Step One

First make both halves of the Pokeball, one red and one white.

With I hook begin with magic ring, make one with red yarn and one with white yarn:

(beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch)

Row 1: in mr, ch 2, 10 hdc, join to first hdc with sl st (10 hdc)

Row 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (20 hdc)

Row 3: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (30 hdc)

Row 4: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (40 hdc)

Row 5: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (50 hdc)

Row 6: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 4 stitches] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (60 hdc)

Row 7: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 5 stitches] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (70 hdc)

Row 8: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (70 hdc)

Row 9: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 6 stitches] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (80 hdc)

Row 10: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 7 stitches] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (90 hdc)

Row 11: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (90 hdc)

Row 12: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 8 stitches] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (100 hdc)

Row 13: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (100 hdc)

Row 14: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 9 stitches] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (110 hdc)

Row 15: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (110 hdc)

Row 16: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (110 hdc)

Row 17: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 10 stitches] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (120 hdc)

Row 18: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (120 hdc)

Row 19: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (120 hdc)

Row 20: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (120 hdc)

Row 21: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (120 hdc)

Row 22: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (120 hdc)

Row 23: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (120 hdc)

Finish off, cut yarn, weave in ends

  • adding stripe
  • with center stripe

Step Two

Add black center stripe.

With black yarn and I hook continue working on one of your completed halves, I added my stripe to the red half but you could add it to either one.

Round 1: beginning in any stitch from last round, attach black yarn, ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (120 hdc)

Round 2: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (120 hdc)

Finish off and cut yarn leaving very long end for sewing

  • pokeball seaming

Step Three

Assemble the two halves.

Place the pillow ball in between the two halves and stitch the two halves together. I just whipstitched through the last row of stitching on each side. When you have stitched all the way around weave the end in to secure.

  • circle applique

Step Four

Make circle applique

With white yarn and I hook begin with magic ring:

(beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch)

Row 1: in mr, ch 2, 10 hdc, join to first hdc with sl st (10 hdc)

Row 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each stitch, join to first hdc with sl st (20 hdc)

Row 3: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (30 hdc)

Row 4: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (40 hdc)

switch to black yarn

Row 5: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches] repeat around, join to first hdc with sl st (50 hdc)

Finish off and cut yarn leaving long end for sewing

  • circle applique
  • gotta catch em all

Step Five

Sew applique to pillow. Center the applique on the black line and stitch around. Weave in end and cut yarn, and your pillow is finished.