hi, guys and welcome to studio knit. today, we are going to knit a soccer ball!goal!!! it is a fun toy for children, or even dogs! i just noticed that the leading knitting websiteravelry is featuring my colorful soccer ball on their home page and blog and it is gettinga lot of love. so, i thought it would be fun to share my process of knitting this plushtoy with you. the materials we will use are:10 grams of yarn, in any colors of your choice 2 size 6 us knitting needlesscissors, a tapestry needle and about 8 ounces of fluffy stuffing!
we will first create twenty individual hexagonknit shapes. mine are white. and twelve pentagons, which i made in variousvibrant colors. this project really familiarizes you withhow a soccer ball is constructed. i never realized it is composed of both hexagons andpentagons. oh, and if you are enjoying learning how toknit a soccer ball, please hit like. let me know you would enjoy seeing more fun ideaslike this! i learned how to make this knit soccer ballfrom the great free pattern at yanaknits. i have the link to the complete pattern inthe description below, including how to make the hexagon and pentagon shapes.
i have created this graphic to help you seehow to knit your shapes together. iï¿½ll include a link to download this graphic in the descriptionbelow, too. once all your knit shapes are ready, startknitting them together, following the chart. this ball is, of course, in 3-d, so the shapeswill connect together in a really cool way. notice how you always have your pentagon encircledwith five hexagons? keeping that in mind will help you as you get closer to wrapping thepiece around to connect all of the sides together. oh, if you would like to add a shaker, getcreative! i took a plastic easter egg, filled it with dried brown rice, and taped it securelyshut. once we have knitted up all but the opening,it is time for the stuffing! iï¿½m placing
my shaker into the middle of my soccer ball. awesome, you have learned how to knit a soccerball! i really hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. and letï¿½s be friends on ravelry.iï¿½ll include the link to my username below. and thank you so much for watching studioknit! when you subscribe, you will receive a new knitting lesson every monday. and check out my other videos like the worldcupï¿½s #proudtoplay and how to knit a sports headband. sporty fun for everyone! goal! bye.