Crochet Water Balloons

Well readers, we are officially in the heat of summer and it has been HOT.  What better way to cool down than playing with water outside?  My daughter enjoys her water table and swimming pool, but I'll be honest-neither of those are really made for adults.  Now I guess water balloons aren't really made for adults either, but I would be lying if I said I hadn't thrown these at my husband.  I claimed that I needed to perform some prototype testing :)  If you start now, you will be able to make several of these in time for a weekend water fight!

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-water-balloons

Pin it: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/494270127836981589/

These water balloons are awesome!  By making them with Bernat Blanket Brights, you get classically colorful water balloons that are super absorbent and squishy!  This also means that they are washable, reusable, dryer safe, and eco friendly!  No more spending time filling balloons with a hose only to have them bounce off your opponents back and break on the ground!  These give you a satisfying splash :)

NOTE:  I have had questions from some about whether these will hurt upon contact.  I bit the bullet and let my husband throw one at me TWICE.  I really didn't think that it hurt.  I would use the same rules as I would advise with regular water balloons: don't throw at the face/head and don't throw TOO hard.  Use these at your own risk and encourage your children to use them carefully :)

Supplies

Abbreviations

  • St: stitch
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • Ch: chain
  • SC: single crochet
  • DC: double crochet
  • DC2TOG: double crochet two together

Pattern Notes:

  • Ch st at the beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch

Instructions:

Start with a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 2, 8 DC in magic circle, pull tight (carefully, this yarn has a lot of friction), attach to first st of the round with sl st. (8)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around, attach to first st of the round with a sl st (16)

Round 3-4: Ch 2, DC around, attach to first st of the round with a sl st (16)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC2Tog around, attach to first st of the round with a sl st (8)

Round 6: Ch 2, DC2Tog around, attach to first st of the round with a sl st (4)

Round 7: Ch 1, 2 SC in each st around, attach to first st of the round with a sl st (8)

Tie off the yarn.  Cut a small piece of yarn to tie around the balloon where the knot would be in a real balloon.  This makes it look more cinched in.  To finish you can either weave in your ends or just push them into the inside of the balloon.

And there you have it!  Make a couple of these, and in as much time it would take you to fill up regular water balloons you will be able to have a fun, safe and reusable water balloon fight!

Need a few other ideas for projects with Bernat Blanket yarn?  Check out my Quick and Thick Cleaning Patterns: Sweeper Cover, Duster Cover, Scrubby Sponge

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