In a previous post, I mentioned that I was looking for items to put on my birthday wish list when I came across some jewelry for crocheters. I was impressed by what I found but immediately thought I could make it. It was a tiny crochet ball with a tiny hook going through it. Some were yarn balls and some were small amigurumi balls.
I didn’t have a tiny hook so I created one out of a pipe cleaner wrapped in thread yarn. I made a small amigurumi ball and when done, I put a silver chain through it and had my very own version. Meh, I don’t hate it, I even like it, but I’m not sure I love it. I think what I need to do is take up whittling so I can make my own tiny, wooden crochet hooks. You might think I’m kidding but I’ve already hit up Ebay and Amazon for whittling knives and books. Don’t worry, I didn’t buy anything…yet. I could sell my tiny hook creations! Maybe I could make fairy wands too! Ok, ok, I’m getting way ahead of myself. I’ll probably just end up with a bunch of cuts instead of a bunch of tiny hooks but it’s fun to think about. 😉
But incase you do love it, here’s how I made it.
First, I made the ‘hook’ by cutting about 2 inches off of a pipe cleaner also known as a chenille stem. I bent the edge of one end in and then bent it again to create the hook end. I used thread yarn and wrapped it around the the whole thing until I couldn’t see the fuzziness of the stem. I did a little shaping with the thread around the ‘hooky’ part of the crochet hook. When I was done, I took an embroidery needle and wove the end in.
For the ball, I used a thin yarn (not thread though) and an F hook. I picked something a little shiny in a color I really liked.
This is made in a spiral. I did not join rounds.
Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (16 sc)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in next 4 sts, ch 1, skip a st (this will create a hole for the hook), 1 sc in next 7 sts, ch 1, skip a st, 1 sc in next 3 sts
I placed my chenille hook through the two openings created by the ch 1’s and kept crocheting
Rnd 4: 2sctog in each st around (I started stuffing at this point around the stem)
Rnd 5: 1 sc in each st (making sure the ball is as stuffed as needed)
Close the opening and weave in the end. Add whatever type of chain or string you like. Stuffing was a little challenging but not impossible.