Monday, July 7, 2014

Crochet Pattern 1: Mini Pokeball / Pokeball Shift Knob Cover

About this Pattern: Pokeball Shift Knob Cover
Size: ~2 in. in diameter
Materials: Red, Black, and White 4 ply acrylic yarn; crochet hook and yarn needle
Time: ~1 hr.
Car pictured: 2012 Honda Civic Si
Basic Sphere Pattern: Crochet Spheres (Note: following pattern is based off of 12 Row Sphere but can be adjusted for larger sizes)
This pattern is crocheted in the round. Also I prefer the "wrong-side-out" look for the pokeball, but the pattern can be adjusted for "right-side-out" by changing front loop crochet stitches to back post stitches.
For a mini pokeball, stuff ball as you crochet. Shift Knob Cover requires no stuffing.
ch - chain
FL - front loop
inc - 2 single crochet into next stitch
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together
sc3tog - single crochet 3 stitches together
st - stitch
Mini Pokeball
Start with Red yarn:
Row 1: Ch 2; 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
Row 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Row 3: [1 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc] Repeat. 1 sc, inc. (17)
Row 4: 2 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 2 sc. (21)
Row 5: 3 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 3 sc. (24)
Row 6: 10 sc, inc, 10 sc. Change to White sc. 1 sc. Change to Black sc. (25)
Row 7: 22 sc into FL of st, Change to White sc into FL of st, 2 sc. (25)
Row 8: 13 sc into FL of st, sc2tog into FL of st, 8 sc into FL of st, 2 sc. (24)
Row 9: 3 sc, sc2tog, 6 sc, sc2tog, 6 sc, sc2tog, 3 sc. (21)
Row 10: 2 sc, sc2tog, [3 sc, sc2tog]x3, 2 sc. (17)
Row 11: [sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog, 2 sc] Repeat. sc2tog, 1 sc. (12)
Row 12: [sc3tog]x4. Fasten off. Weave end through each stitch and pull tightly to close.
Using Yarn Needle and black yarn stitch black circle for pokeball opening button.
Shift Knob Cover Variation
Row 1-10 as is.
Row 11: sc in each st around (17)
Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
Using Yarn Needle and black yarn stitch black circle for pokeball opening button.
Complete pokeball before yarn needle stitching.
Complete pokeball after yarn needle stitching. [but before ends tucked in...]


  1. what size hook did you use? does it matter what size?

    1. I usually use around a 3.5 or 3.75 (size E or F) mm hook but anything that isn't too large or too small should work just fine. Good luck!