I’ve seen these reusable water balloons around a lot lately, and it is genius! So I set out to make my own! So far my kids have had all sorts of fun with them. Their favourite thing is to throw them up in the air as high as they can, and then watch them Splat! on the ground. 😀
These balloons take no time at all to work up, and they are quite easy to do! You can also purchase a set of these reusable water ballons here in my Etsy Shop!
Reusable Water Balloons Crochet Pattern
Size 8mm Crochet hook
Bernat Blanket yarn (Rainbow)
Stitch markers (optional)
SC: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
sc2tog: single crochet decrease
The balloons are worked in the round. Do not join at the end of each round, just keep working in the round. You may want to place stitch markers at the beginning of each round.
Round 1: Make a magic ring. Ch1, then 6SC into magic ring. (6st)
Round 2: 2SC in each st around (12st)
Round 3-4: SC in each st around. (12st)
Round 5: *SC 4, SC2tog* Repeat from * around. (10st)
Round 6: *SC 2, SC2tog* Repeat from * around. (8st)
Round 7: SC2tog in each st around. (4st)
Round 8-9: SC in each st around. Tie off and weave in ends. (4st)
There you have it! I hope you enjoy this pattern! You can also purchase your very own set of reusable water balloons in my Etsy shop!
Spent time and money. Expensive $20.00 per ball. Made 6 used only once….. picked up all the dirt , grass and leaves after first toss.. hard to get clean. Don’t recommend. SORRY
I’m sorry to hear that you feel like you wasted your money and time. I appreciate your feedback 🙂
Would Red Heart Supesaver yarn work ? Or does it need to be blanket yarn?
It won’t be as absorbent as the blanket yarn but you could try it. I would double or triple the yarn to make it more squishy. If you try it let me know how it works. I’d love to know!
Just whipped one up.
Awesome pattern and super easy to follow!!!
I love it!
rosemary wright wright says
do you put balloons inside or just get wet
You just get it wet. They are meant to completely replace regular water balloons. They act like a sponge and soak up the water. 😊