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Rocket League Ball Amigurumi Pattern: Geeky Crochet

Back in 2008 a little game called Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars was created and although it developed a loyal fanbase, it didn’t sell particularly well. I am guessing that the name had something to do with that. While Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars never became a hit, you are probably familiar with its’ much more successful sequel Rocket League. For those of you who are not familiar with Rocket League it is basically soccer but you use cars instead of traditional soccer players.

That might sound like a weird combination of mechanics but I can attest that it works. I honestly can’t think of any recent games that I have put even close to as much time into as Rocket League since at this point I have put well over 100 hours into it. With how much I enjoy Rocket League I decided to create an amigurumi for the game. Since it would be impractical to make a Rocket League car I went with the next best thing: a Rocket League ball.

This pattern creates a Rocket League ball with a diameter of around five inches. Of all of the patterns I have made so far, this pattern is probably the most difficult due to all of the small little pieces that you have to make to complete the ball.

What You Need to Know

Difficulty: Medium

In order to follow the pattern for the Rocket League ball you need to know how to do the following stitches:

  • Slipknot | Tutorial
  • Chain Stitch (CH) | Tutorial
  • Single Crochet Stitch (SC) | Tutorial
  • Increase (Inc) | Tutorial
  • 3Inc: The same as a normal increase but uses three single crochet stitches instead of two.
  • 4Inc: The same as a normal increase but uses four single crochet stitches instead of two.
  • Decrease (Dec) | Tutorial
  • Slip Stitch (SL) | Tutorial
  • Changing Colors | Tutorial
  • Fastening Off | Tutorial

What You Need

Pattern


Ball

Use a light gray yarn.

Round 1: CH X 2 (2 stitches)

Round 2: SC X 6 into the first CH (6 stitches)

Round 3: Inc X 6 (12 stitches)

Round 4: |Inc, SC| X 6 (18 stitches)

Round 5: |SC, Inc, SC| X 6 (24 stitches)

Round 6: |SC X 2, Inc, SC| X 6 (30 stitches)

Round 7: |SC X 2, Inc, SC X 2| X 6 (36 stitches)

Round 8: |SC X 3, Inc, SC X 2| X 6 (42 stitches)

Round 9: |SC X 3, Inc, SC X 3| X 6 (48 stitches)

Round 10-22: SC X 48 (48 stitches)

Round 23: |SC X 3, Dec, SC X 3| X 6 (42 stitches)

Round 24: |SC X 3, Dec, SC X 2| X 6 (36 stitches)

Round 25: |SC X 2, Dec, SC X 2| X 6 (30 stitches)

Round 26: |SC X 2, Dec, SC| X 6 (24 stitches)

Round 27: |SC, Dec, SC| X 6 (18 stitches)

Round 28: |SC, Dec| X 6 (12 stitches)

Round 29: Dec X 6 (6 stitches)

Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew up the bottom of the ball.



Large Patch (create two)

To create the large patches for the top and bottom of the ball you have to create three different pieces.


Part for a crochet Rocket League ball

Part One: Base

Start with a medium gray yarn.

Round 1: CH X 2 (2 stitches)

Round 2: SC X 6 in the first CH (6 stitches)

Round 3: Inc X 6 (12 stitches)

Round 4: SC X 2, |4Inc, SC X 3| X 2, 4Inc, SC (21 stitches)

Round 5: SC X 4, |4Inc, SC X 6| X 2, 4Inc, SC X 2 (30 stitches)

Round 6: SC X 6, |Inc, SC X 9| X 2, Inc, SC X 3 (33 stitches)

Round 7: SC X 7, |Inc, SC X 10| X 2, Inc, SC X 3 (36 stitches)

Round 8: SC X 8, |Inc, SC X 11| X 2, Inc, SC X 3 (39 stitches)

Round 9: SC X 9, |Inc, SC X 12| X 2, Inc, SC X 3 (42 stitches)

Round 10: SL (1 stitch)

Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew the large patch onto the ball.


Part Two: Inner Hexagon

For the inner hexagon use the lighter gray that you used for the ball.

Round 1: CH X 2 (2 stitches)

Round 2: SC X 6 in the first CH (6 stitches)

Round 3: Inc X 6 (12 stitches)

Round 4: |SC, 3Inc| X 6 (24 stitches)

Round 5: SC X 2, |3Inc, SC X 3| X 5, 3Inc, SC (36 stitches)

Round 6: SC X 3, |3Inc, SC X 5| X 5, 3Inc, SC X 2 (48 stitches)

Round 7: SL (1 stitch)

Fasten off and leave enough yarn to sew the inner hexagon onto the base.


Part for crochet Rocket League ball

Part Three: Inner Circle

Start with light blue or yellow yarn based on what color you want the circles to be.

Round 1: CH X 2 (2 stitches)

Round 2: SC X 6 in first CH (6 stitches)

Round 3: Inc X 6 (12 stitches)

Switch to black yarn.

Round 4: |Inc, SC| X 6 (18 stitches)

Round 5: SL (1 stitch)

Fasten off and leave enough yarn to sew to the inner hexagon.


Part for a crochet Rocket League ball

Part Four: Inner Circle Connectors

You will create three inner circle connectors for each patch.

Start with the darker gray used for the base.

Round 1: CH X 4 (4 stitches), flip

Round 2: SC X 3 (3 stitches)

Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto the inner hexagon.


Assembly

To begin the assembly of the large patch you will be attaching the inner circle, and the inner circle connectors to the inner hexagon piece. You can either attach the inner circle connectors to the inner circle and then attach the whole piece to the inner hexagon or you can attach each piece separately. When attaching the inner circle connectors they should be evenly spread around the inner circle. After attaching the inner circle and inner circle connectors you can use some black yarn to add the lines that go from the outside of the hexagon to the circle in the center.

Part for Crochet Rocket League Ball

Next the inner hexagon is attached to the base. When attaching the inner hexagon try to place it in the center of the base.

Part for crochet Rocket League Ball

Finally the base is attached to the ball. One base is attached to the top of the ball while the other base is attached to the bottom of the ball.

A partially complete crochet Rocket League ball



Straps (make three)

Each strap is made up of two parts the base and the circle.


Part for the crochet Rocket League ball

Base

Start with the darker gray used for the base portion of the larger patch.

Round 1: CH X 14 (14 stitches), flip

Round 2-7: SC X 13, CH (14 stitches), flip

Round 8: SC X 13 (13 stitches)

Fasten off and leave enough yarn to sew the strap to the ball.


Part for the crochet Rocket League ball

Circle

Start with light blue or yellow yarn you chose for the circles for the large patch.

Round 1: CH X 2 (2 stitches)

Round 2: SC X 6 (6 stitches)

Round 3: Inc X 6 (12 stitches)

Round 4: SL (1 stitch)

Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew to circle to the base portion of the strap.


Assembly

Begin by attaching the circle to the middle of the base.

Part for the crochet Rocket League ball

Attach the straps to the ball making sure that the straps touch a corner from both the top and bottom large patch. This should evenly distribute the straps around the ball.

Crochet Rocket League Ball

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