Reusable Water Balloons – Free Crochet Pattern
Make these crochet water balloons for the kids to enjoy all summer long! These easy balloons are super quick to make and are great for using up scrap yarn.
Crochet water balloons can make such a fun gift, unique party favors, and are also really good sellers at craft sales… not to mention a fast item to add to your market prep list!
I recommend using Bernat Blanket Yarn to make crochet water balloons. The yarn is durable, and most importantly, absorbent! The Bernat Blanket Brights yarn has such fun summer colors!
Save this crochet water balloon free pattern to your project queue on Ravelry.
Reusable Crochet Water Balloons
Measurements: approximately 4.5″ x 3″
Gauge: not necessary for this pattern
Hook Size: 9.0mm (M) crochet hook
Other Tools: tapestry needle, scissors
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky (6)
Yarn Used: Bernat Blanket Yarn
Other Materials: n/a
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
DC = double crochet
DC2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together
SC = single crochet
SC2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
- Checking your gauge is not required for this pattern.
- This pattern is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of each round.
CROCHET WATER BALLOONS PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
R1: Begin with 6 DC in a magic ring. Join with a sl st to beginning. (6 sts)
R2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around. Join with a sl st to beginning. (12 sts)
R3: Ch 2, 1 DC in each st around. Join with a sl st to beginning. (12 sts)
R4: Ch 2, *DC2tog. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to beginning. (6 sts)
R5: Ch 1, *SC2tog, SC in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to beginning. (4 sts)
R6: Ch 1, 2 SC in each st around. Join with a sl st to beginning. (8 sts)
Cut yarn, fasten off, and weave in ends.
More about Crochet Water Balloons
These crochet balloons are such a great alternative to the classic water balloons we’re used to! But if you aren’t yet convinced, here’s a bit more information!
How do crochet water balloons work?
It’s super simple!
- Grab a bucket and fill it with water,
- Dunk your crochet balloon (PRO TIP: give is a squeeze while under the water so it can soak up even more!),
- Toss them at your unsuspecting target,
My kids love to use their crochet water balloons in the pool. The best part of pool use is that the crochet water balloons float, so they are easy to keep track of.
If you’re looking for more summer crochet patterns for your family to enjoy, be sure to check out my pattern for freeze pop holders!
How to Sell Crochet Water Balloons
Are you doing any craft markets this summer? Be sure to make a few sets of colorful water balloons to add to your table. Shoppers love to gift these to their kids and grandkids, or give them for birthday party gifts. In my area, these are especially popular for Easter baskets!
I usually bundle the crochet water balloons in groups of 3 or 6. I like to use a piece of twine string to tie the group together, with a cute tag on top!
Be sure to add a sign or tags that state what they are! Many of your customers aren’t going to be familiar with crochet trends, and they’ll likely have questions!
I always get asked how the crochet water balloons work… this is a great opportunity to explain not just that, but also the many benefits of using them: they’re reusable, washable, cost-effective, eco-friendly, and tons of fun! They make unique and useful gifts that kids can enjoy for many summers ahead!
I’ve made a printable sign to use at my next market, and I thought I’d share that here! Feel free to print it and add it to your display!
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