Miniature Balloons

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I love making mini balloons. They are perfect for any occasion. Or no occasion at all. And they are super easy and quick to make. If you are new to using thinner threads and smaller hooks, this might be the perfect starter pattern for you.

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 Materials:

  1. Aunt Lydia’s size 10 thread (colors of your choice)
  2. Boye crochet hook – 1.3 mm
  3. Polyester filling
  4. Sewing needle
  5. Wire
  6. Glue gun

Abbreviations:

  • mr – magic ring
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st – stitch

Pattern:

Make 3 balloons in three different colors.

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 7 sc in the ring

Pull tight to close.

Round 2: 7 inc – 14 sts

Round 3: (sc, inc) x 7 – 21 sts

Round 4 – 7: 21 sc

Round 8: (sc, dec) x 7 – 14 sts

Round 9: 14 sc

Stuff the balloon well before finishing the next round.

Round 10: 7 dec – 7 sts

Round 11: 7 sc

Round 12: 7 inc

Round 13: 2 sl st

Fasten off and finish off following this tutorial.

Cut the wire (about 3 inches long). Insert the wire into the balloon and glue with the glue gun.

Bow:

Leave long tails.

Chain 8

Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook; 1 hdc in 5 chains; ch 2 and turn

Rows 2 – 15: 6 hdc; ch 2 and turn – 6 sts

Fasten off and sew both sides together. Fold and wrap the left over thread several times in the middle. Make sure to pull tight the first few times to shape the bow. Tie a knot in the back of the bow.

Make between 12 to 20 chains (twice) with the left over thread.

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Put the balloons together and wrap thread around the middle of the wire. Wrap several times and glue with the glue gun to secure the thread. Now glue the bow to the thread you just wrapped around the wire.

And voila! You finished  your balloons!

I hope you loved this pattern. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Happy Crochet!

 

 

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