Daily Archives: June 4, 2019

WATER BALLOONS ~ Free Knitted Reusable Water Balloon Pattern

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All I could find on the interwebs was a crochet version, so whilst I sat in a pew on a Sunday morning, I designed this knitted pattern.

 

Materials

size 11 needles, 16 inch circular or two straight

Needle for sewing in ends

Scissors

For the yarn, I used Caron Chunky Cakes in Mystic Chip because that is what I had.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the interwebs I have seen them made in chenille yarn.

You will need to use a chunky-type yarn and the correct size needles to get a tighter stitch/knit.

Cast on 10 stitches

KFB [knit front and back], K1,  repeat until the end, K1. 15 sts

Purl

K1, KFB, repeat to end, K1. 22 sts

Purl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockinette stitch for 8 rows [knit one row, purl one row, 4 times]

K2, K2tog, repeat to the end, K2. 17 stitches

Purl

K2, K2tog, to the end, K1. 13 stitches

P2, P2tog, to the end, P1. 10 stitches

Stockinette stitch for 4 rows [knit one row, purl one row, 2 times]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bind off the 10 stitches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mattress stitch the sides up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Run the thread through the beginning stitches and pull tight. Tie off and thread ends in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Word on the street is to soak them in a bucket of water and throw at your friend or enemy.

I have some kids testing them out this week.

Thanks for looking. This pattern is free. Enjoy making them.