Fat Little Water Bomb – FREE Pattern!!

In my quest to find the best water balloon possible I have been making TONS of balloons! My other water balloon – (Splish Splash Water Balloon) have tighter stitches which absorb more water, and have a bigger splatter effect.

These were a HUGE hit at our family’s 4th of July cook-out! Kids and adults all had a blast!

 

 

The nice part about this Fat Little Water Bomb is that it’s rounded shape, and short stature make it fit right in the palm of your hand! The dense stitching make it super absorbent, super squishy, and so much fun to play with.

So, without further ado I present the pattern to you!

 

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Supplies Needed:

6 mm Crochet Hook
Bernat Blanket Yarn
(I used the colorway: Rainbow Glow)
Scissors
Yarn Needle

 

Terms Used:

dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet two together
dc2tog – double crochet two together
slst – slip stitch
ch – chain

Link to download a PDF of this pattern: Fat Little Water Bomb

**This Pattern is written in standard US terms.
**Please feel free to make, share, and sell as many as you would like! I only ask that you not copy, alter, or sell this pattern as your own.
**Always link back to the original author!

 

Pattern:

Each one takes me between 10 and 15 minutes to make!
You can go up in hook size, but there will be more gaps, and a less dense balloon.

*NOTE* ch2 and ch3 at beginning of rounds DO NOT COUNT.

R1: Ch3, and dc 12 times in to the third chain from the hook. (12dc)

R2: Ch3, 2dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each stitch around. Slst in to first dc. (24 dc)

R3 & R4: Ch2, 1 hdc in to same stitch. 1 hdc in each stitch around. Slst in to first hdc. (24 hdc)

R5: Ch3, dc2tog around. Slst in to first dc. (12 dc)

R6: Ch2, hdc2tog around. Slst in to first hdc (6 hdc)

R7: Ch3, 1 dc in each stitch around. Slst in to first dc. Tie off and leave a small tail. Using your yarn needle feed the tail down in to the center of the balloon to hide.

Finishing:

Cut an 8 inch long piece of yarn. Wrap around the neck of your balloon, tie a knot. Wrap to the other side and knot again, Repeat wrapping and knotting one more time, adding one extra knot. Using your needle feed the two ends in to your balloon center to hide.

All done!

I really hope you all love this pattern, and upload your projects to Ravelry!

Splish Splash Water Balloon

Summer is here! I’m so very excited that the weather is finally warming up, and there are so many more outside activities for my kids!
I’ve used patterns for other crochet water balloons, however I had the need for a denser balloon. The ones I had seen used large hooks, and a big stitch. This left gaps, and therefore sucked up less water!

Now.. on to your new favorite water balloon pattern..

 

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Supplies Needed:

6 mm Crochet Hook
Bernat Blanket Yarn
(I used the colorway: Ocean Shades)
Scissors
Measuring Tape
Yarn Needle

 

Terms Used:

douple loop magic ring – Link to video tutorial courtesy of Kickin’ Crochet on YouTube
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together
slst – slip stitch ch – chain

Each one takes me between 10 and 15 minutes to make!
You can go up in hook size, but there will be more gaps, and a less dense balloon.
Here is a link to an awesome tutorial on a double loop magic circle courtesy of Kickin’ Crochet on YouTube.
This method is much more secure than a single loop magic circle:
Double Loop Magic Circle Tutorial by Kickin Crochet

To find a downloadable PDF pattern go on over to Ravelry via this link:
Splish Splash Water Balloon by Jen’s Knotty Bits

Pattern:

*NOTE* ch2 and ch3 at beginning of rounds DO NOT COUNT.

R1: In a double loop magic circle ch2, hdc 10 times. Close magic circle. Slst to first hdc. (10 hdc)

R2.: Ch3, 2dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each stitch around. Slst in to first DC. (20 DC)

R3: Ch2, 1 hdc in to same stitch. 1 hdc in each stitch around. Slst in to first hdc. (20 hdc)

R4: Ch3, 1 dc in to same stitch. 1 dc in each stitch around. Slst in to first dc. (20 dc)

R5: Repeat R3

R6: Repeat R4

R7: Ch2, hdc2tog around. Slst to first first hdc. (10)

R8: Ch3, 1 dc in each stitch around. Slst to first DC. Fasten off, & leave a tail about 12 inches long.

Finishing:

Weave tail through the stitches down to round 7. Wrap the tail around a few times to create neck of balloon.
Tug snugly, but make sure your needle can pass through.
Slide needle through the wraps you’ve made with the tail and knot it a few times.
Push needle with extra yarn down in to the center of the balloon, feed it out of the bottom center, and remove the needle.
Yarn tail will be hidden in the center of the balloon.
If any sticks out, snip away with scissors.

All done!

I really hope you all love this pattern, and upload your projects to Ravelry!