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Hacky Sack or (Stress Ball!)
pattern by Beverly A. Qualheim - copyright 1996-2015 - all rights reserved

This is a really fun toy for teens!  I've made them for my sons, and given them for Christmas and their friends all soon wanted one too!
And moms-- you can make one for yourself or your stressed out husband because they make a great stress ball. ܰ

Steel Hook size 5 or 7
Cotton thread - just a small amount - less than 1 oz.  I used regular crochet cotton ('Peaches and Cream Type') for this one and it makes a tightly crocheted ball!
Ball size: Measures 2" across top and 1 3/4" tall
1/4 cup of stuffing pellets

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Begin: Ch 5, connect with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st sc), 9 sc into ring, join with sl st at top of 1st sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, sc in same space, sc in each of the sts around, join with sl st at top of 1st sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, sc in same space, sc in next st, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) continue pattern to end, join with sl st.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, sc in same space,  sc in next 2 sts (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) continue pattern to end, join with sl st.
Rnd 5:  Ch 2, sc in same space,  sc in next 3 sts (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) continue pattern to end, join with sl st.
Rnd 6: Ch 2, sc in same space,  sc in next 4 sts (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) continue pattern to end, join with sl st.
Rnd 7: Ch 2, (sc in next st) continue sc to end of round and connect as before.
Rnd 8-11: Same as rnd 7.

(now decrease back down)
Rnd 12: Ch 2, sc in next 4 sts, (skip next st, sc in next 5 sts) repeat to end of rnd and join with sl st.
Rnd 13: Ch 2, sc in next 3 sts, (skip next st, sc in next 4 sts)  repeat to end of rnd and join with sl st.
I fill with the stuffing pellets at this point.  (I place mine in the cut of toe of an old nylon.)

Rnd 14: Ch 2, sc in next 2 sts, (skip next st, sc in next 3 sts)  repeat to end of rnd and join with sl st.
Rnd 15: Ch 2, sc in next st, (skip next st, sc in next 2 sts)  repeat to end of rnd and join with sl st.
Rnd 16: Repeat row 15.
Finish off by closing the hole with a final sl st across and tie off Leaving a 2" tail.  Pull loose end/tail into ball.





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