WATER BALLOONS ~ Free Knitted Reusable Water Balloon Pattern


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.



size 11 needles, 16 inch circular or two straight

Needle for sewing in ends


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


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












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

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


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.






About Kristina

54 year old Christian lady, knitter, crafter, church admin, thrill seeker (only when shopping at thrift stores for tremendous bargains) my 4 dogs and my pigs servant, a child of God, saved, redeemed and trying to be joyful in a fallen world.

4 responses »

  1. Bless you, Kristina. Just a few days ago I heard about these water balloons but was disappointed that they are crocheted. I was delighted to find your pattern, so thank you so much. I just finished one and can’t wait to give it to children who will be delighted with these. Thank you.

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