How cute are these super fluffy amigurumi stress balls? They're so quick to crochet using super bulky acrylic yarn, and you can even style their hair up or down! You can use grey to make them look like little puffs of smoke, or red and orange for squishy fire balls.

Fluffy Crochet Stress Ball Pattern

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Free Crochet Ball Pattern

To make your own fluffy ball, all you need to do is crochet a small amigurumi ball, brush the yarn until it becomes fluffy, and add some eyes.

Note about yarn:
You’ll be using a wire pet slicker brush to make the yarn fluffy, but it doesn’t work with all types of yarn. I used super bulky acrylic yarn. Most kinds of acrylic should work, as long as it’s the kind that’s smooth and shiny, and not microspun acrylic. You can also use different yarn weights to make different size balls. Just choose a crochet hook that matches your yarn weight.

Materials & Tools:
• Super bulky acrylic yarn
• 7mm crochet hook
• Toy stuffing
• Scissors
• Yarn needle
• Wire pet slicker brush
• 6mm black beads for eyes
• Black sewing thread
• Sewing needle

Using super bulky weight yarn, my ball ended up being about 5 cm (2 inches) wide. You can easily change the size by using different yarn weights.

R = round(s)
Sc = single crochet
St(s) = stitch(es)
Dec = decrease

Work in the round, without joining rounds.
Start with a magic ring.
R1: 6 sc in the ring.
R2: 2 Sc in each st around. [12 sts]
R3-4: Sc in each st around. [12 sts per round]

If you prefer to use safety eyes instead of beads, add them now between rounds 3 and 4 of the body, about 3 stitches apart. Stuff the ball until it is nice and puffy.

R5: Dec 6 times. [6 sts]

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing, and finish off. Sew up the hole and hide the tail inside your amigurumi.

amigurumi stress ball crochet pattern

Use a wire pet slicker brush to brush the yarn until it becomes fluffy. Brush all over in different directions. The more you brush, the fluffier it will become!

Wire pet slicker brush

Use black thread to sew the eyes between rounds 3 and 4 of the body, about 3 stitches apart. Sew a small, straight mouth between the eyes.

Now you can style your fluff ball’s hair!

fluffy stress ball crochet pattern

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Fluffy stress ball free crochet pattern

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This crochet pattern, amigurumi design, and all accompanying photos remain the copyright of Lauren Bergstrom of Móhu Store. You may not publish or distribute this pattern, or altered versions of the pattern (including variations, translations and videos), without permission.

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