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Amigurumi – Crochet Biggest Hot Air Balloon

The biggest hot air balloon we crochet with this free crochet pattern. The crocheted hot air balloon is a nice pendant especially at a mobile!

Introduction: Amigurumi – Crochet Biggest Hot Air Balloon

Knowledge: Amigurumi – Crochet Biggest Hot Air Balloon

  • Crochet Magic Ring
  • Single Crochet Stitches (US!)
  • spiral rounds

Supplies: Amigurumi – Crochet Biggest Hot Air Balloon

Crochet Hook

You will need a crochet hook with a size of B or C (alphabetic) or 1 1/2 (numeric). For converting to other sizes, the crochet hook size converter will help you. I have selected some great crochet hooks for you here.

Filling

For filling, I used synthetic filling made of 100% polyester. However, there are numerous alternatives for filling material. If you’ve run out of filling, I’ve prepared a refill for you here.

Scissors

You’ll need any scissors. It’s best to use your most beautiful scissors because it brings you joy. If you don’t have really nice scissors, I’ve picked out some lovely ones for you.

Wool Needle

You’ll need a wool needle with a blunt tip. The thickness of the wool needle should match the thickness of your yarn. You might like the set of wool needles I’ve picked out for you.

Yarn – Schachenmayr – Catania – beige – 257

I used yarn in the shade Bast. The material is 100% cotton. The yardage is 137 yds / 1.75 oz. If you want to replenish your supply, I’ve already picked out the matching yarn for you here.

Yarn – Schachenmayr – Catania – dark orange – 189

  • Colour: dark orange
  • Size: 137yds / 1.75oz
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Help? View example

Yarn – Schachenmayr – Catania – light orange – 401

Colour: light orange Size: 137yds / 1.75oz Material: 100% cotton Help? View example

Yarn – Schachenmayr – Catania – orange – 281

I used yarn in the shade Orange. The material is 100% cotton. The yardage is 137 yds / 1.75 oz. If you want to replenish your supply, I’ve already picked out the matching yarn for you here.

Size: Amigurumi – Crochet Biggest Hot Air Balloon

Here you find the size specifications for the biggest hot air balloon.

Needle SizeYarnHeightWidth
Crochet Hook 1 1/2 (shown example)137yds / 1.75oz, 100% cotton7,5cm4,5cm

Crochet Pattern: Amigurumi – Crochet Biggest Hot Air Balloon

For the biggest hot air balloon we first crochet the balloon and then the basket. After all the basket is hung with threads on the balloon and finished ist your crocheted hot air balloon.

Crochet Hot Air Balloon Balloon

The balloon for the biggest hot air balloon we crochet from top down in spiral rounds with only single crochet stitches (US!).

  • light orange:
  • 1st round: magic ring + 6 single crochet stitches (US!) = 6 stitches
  • 2nd round: double every stitch = 12 stitches
  • 3rd round: double every 2nd stitch = 18 stitches
  • 4th round: double every 3rd stitch = 24 stitches
  • 5th round: double every 4th stitch = 30 stitches
  • 6th round: double every 5th stitch = 36 stitches
  • 7th round: double every 6th stitch = 42 stitches
  • 8th round: double every 7th stitch = 48 stitches
  • 9th round: double every 8th stitch = 54 stitches
  • 10th round: double every 9th stitch = 60 stitches
  • 11th – 16th round: (= 6 rounds) each stitch one stitch = 60 stitches
  • dark orange:
  • 17th – 21st round: (= 5 rounds) each stitch one stitch = 60 stitches
  • orange:
  • 22nd round: crochet together every 19th and 20th stitch = 57 stitches
  • 23rd round: crochet together every 18th and 19th stitch = 54 stitches
  • 24th round: crochet together every 17th and 18th stitch = 51 stitches
  • 25th round: crochet together every 16th and 17th stitch = 48 stitches
  • 26th round: crochet together every 15th and 16th stitch = 45 stitches
  • 27th round: crochet together every 14th and 15th stitch = 42 stitches
  • light orange:
  • 28th round: crochet together every 13th and 14th stitch = 39 stitches
  • 29th round: crochet together every 12th and 13th stitch = 36 stitches
  • 30. round: crochet together every 11th and 12th stitch = 33 stitches
  • 31st round: crochet together every 10th and 11th stitch = 30 stitches
  • 32nd round: crochet together every 9th and 10th stitch = 27 stitches
  • 33rd round: crochet together every 8th and 9th stitch = 24 stitches
  • 34th round: stitch into back loop only, crochet together every 3rd and 4th stitch = 18 stitches
  • fill and stuff completely
  • 35th round: crochet together every 2nd and 3rd stitch = 12 stitches
  • 36th round: crochet together every 1st and 2nd stitch = 6 stitches
  • cut the thread generous, pull off the loop, close remaining opening, secure and weave in the thread end

Crochet Hot Air Balloon Basket

The basket for the biggest hot air balloon we crochet from the bottom up in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches (US!) and slip stitches.

  • beige:
  • 1st round: magic ring + 6 single crochet stitches (US!) = 6 stitches
  • 2nd round: double every stitch = 12 stitches
  • 3rd round: double every 2nd stitch = 18 stitches
  • 4th – 8th round: each stitch one stitch = 18 stitches
  • 9th round: each stitch one slip stitch = 18 stitches
  • cut the thread, pull off the loop, secure and weave in the thread end

Finish Hot Air Balloon

Finally we attach the basket to the bottom of the hot air balloon.

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