Hot Air Balloon Free Crochet Pattern



Hello my fellow crafters! I hope you've had a good jump into the week!


Have you ever had the chance to see the world from a hot air balloon?


I personally have not, but I like to dream about flying on a beautiful and colorful balloon as the sun sets and being carried away to live great adventures...

 

This cute crocheted hot air balloon make an adorable attachment for a crib mobile!

Just free your imagination and play with colors to create a special decor for your baby's nursery!


 

For this project I used the gorgeous LOOP'NCRAFT Mercerized Cotton - made of 100% recycle ♻️ cotton yarn!!


Mercerized Cotton Yarn is produced from high quality 100% combed, gassed and mercerized cotton. This light weight yarn is perfect for summery garments, airy accessories and especially for amigurumi projects!

Thanks to the extremely soft to the touch and shiny cotton, the stitches look nice and neat and well defined.

Make sure to check out their website and their Instagram account (@loopncraftyarn) and discover all the yarn options!

 


***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern (with many step-by-step pictures, along with charts and schematics) on Etsy HERE.

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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Light (3) - in rosewood, white, bronze and beige

MATERIALS: 2.25 mm crochet hook; poly filling; yarn needle

DIMENSION: 6” x 3.5” (15 x 9 cm)

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner




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Balloon (rosewood/white/bronze)


Rnd 1: starting off with red yarn – 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)

Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48)

Rnd 7: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56)

Rnd 8: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64)

Rnd 9: sc even (64)

Rnd 10: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (72)

Rnd 11: sc even (72)

Rnd 12: (8 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (80)

Rnds 13 - 22: sc even (80)

Rnd 23: switch to white yarn, and work in BLO - (8 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (72)

Rnds 24 - 27: working in both loops now - sc even (72)

Go back to rnd #22 and insert your hook into the front loop of the 1st st of the round, then work with rust yarn in the FLO (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st, 1 sl st) rep 10 times (80)

Rnd 28: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (64)

Rnd 29: switch to red yarn - sc even (64)

Rnd 30: sc even (64)

Rnd 31: switch back to white yarn - sc even (64)

Rnd 32: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (56)

Rnd 33: sc even (56)

Rnd 34: switch to rust yarn - (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)

Rnd 35: sc even (48)

Rnd 36: switch back to white yarn - (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40)

Rnd 37: sc even (40)

Rnd 38: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32)

Rnd 39: switch to red yarn - sc even (32)

Rnd 40: sc even (32); stuff the hot air balloon tightly

Rnd 41: switch back to white yarn - (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)


Rnd 42a: working in BLO with red yarn - (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16)

Rnd 43a: working in both loops now - sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn, close the hole and wave in end.


Go back to rnd #41 and insert your hook into the front loop of the 1st st…

Rnd 42b: working in FLO with red yarn - 24 sc (24)

Rnd 43b: working both loops now - 24 sc (24); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.




Basket (beige)


Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: working in BLO - sc even (24)

Rnd 5: working in BLO - sc even (24)

Rnd 6: working in BLO - sc even (24)

F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.


Cut four strands (approximately 4” long) of light brown yarn and use it to hang the basket to rnd #43b of the hot air balloon.



 

I can't wait to see your version of my cute HOT AIR BALLOON! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

 

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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