Crochet Pattern: Hacky SackBy Erin Burger – 18 Comments
| Hacky Sacks are great for children to toss around or for an impromptu game at a bonfire. Teach kids the rules of hacky sack (a variation found here) and they’ll have something to keep them busy at the bus stop or waiting in line at an amusement park!
The pattern shows two colors, but this type of pattern is great to experiment with many colors. It’s also a great way to use up scrap yarn. Thinner cotton is suggested for this pattern because it makes the hacky sack much lighter. Dried lentils are used to stuff this particular hacky sack, but you could use any small dried bean or mix of beans instead of lentils.
Finished Size: hacky sack in photo is 3″ (7.62 cm) X 3″(7.62 cm)
Sport Weight Yarn (preferably cotton)
approx. 12 yards of Color A and 10 of Color B
Crochet Hook E (3.50 mm)
lentils or any other small dried beans for stuffing sack
Gauge: isn’t important to this pattern.
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Crochet Pattern: Hacky Sack
Note: This pattern does not use joins at the end of each round. Use stitch markers (see All About Stitch Markers for more info) at the beginning of each round if needed.
Round 1: With Color A, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place marker: 8 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 16 sc
Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around: 24 sc
Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around: 32 sc
Round 5: change to Color B, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around: 40 sc
Round 6: change to Color A, sc in in each sc around: 40 sc
Round 7: sc in each sc around: 40 sc
Round 8: change to Color B, sc in each sc around: 40 sc
Round 9: change to Color A, sc in each sc around: 40 sc
Round 10: sc in each sc around: 40 sc
Round 11: change to Color B, (sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sc) around: 32 sc
Round 12: change to Color A, (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc) around: 24 sc
Round 13: (sc2tog, sc in next sc) around: 16 sc
Fill hacky sack with dried beans until firm, but still pliable (it will help to use a funnel, if one is available to you).
Round 14: sc2tog in each sc around: 8 sc
Round 15: sc2tog in each sc around, finish off: 4 sc
If there is a hole big enough for lentils to escape from at the top of your hacky sack, add a few whip stitches (See How To Whip Stitch in Crochet) across the hole in order to prevent the lentils from leaking out.
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