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5 minute water balloons free crochet pattern
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The hottest day on record seems like the perfect time to release my new 5 minute water balloons free crochet pattern! These small crochet water balloons are a quick and easy project, ideal for making a fast batch before the kids get home from school. The beginner friendly crochet pattern will help your children cool down this Summer, and their great fun too! Crochet water bombs are very profitable! They’re fast, easy and use up hardly any yarn.

How to use crochet a water balloon

The heart appliqué crochet pattern is beginner friendly. You’ll need to know all your basic crochet stitches. You’ll also need to know how to crochet into a magic ring. To make the heart appliqué I used fuchsia DK (weight 3) yarn and a 4mm crochet hook. I do believe this pattern is suitable for other yarn weights too, but you would need to use the recommended hook size for your yarn. You should find this information on the packaging.

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  • Weight – Super Bulky/Super Chunky / #6
  • Brand – Marriner get cosy blanket yarn
  • Total – 25 yards per balloon


  • Height 4.75” x Width 3.5″

Pattern Notes

  • Chains and finishing slip stitches are not included in the stitch count
  • The last numbers in brackets are the total number of stitches in the round
  • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. eg. (sc, 2sc) would mean sc in first stitch then 2sc in next stitch


USA Terminology (UK Translation)

  • ch – Chain
  • dc – Double crochet
  • 2dc – 2 dc in 1 space (increase)
  • dc2tog – dc 2 together (decrease)
  • MR – Magic ring
  • sc – Single crochet
  • 3sc – 3 sc in 1 space (increase)
  • sl st – Slip stitch
  • st / sts – Stitch / stitches

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Water balloons – free crochet pattern

Let’s begin the 5 minute water balloons free crochet pattern! Don’t forget you can purchase a premium version of this pattern if you’d like to less ads and more progress photos.

Water balloons

Round 1

  • Make a MR
  • ch x 2, dc x 12
  • sl st to first st & ch x 2

(12 sts)

Round 2

  • dc x 12
  • sl st to first st & ch x 2

(12 sts)

Round 3

  • (dc, dc2tog) 4 times
  • sl st to first st & ch x 2

(8 sts)

Round 4

  • dc2tog x 4
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

(4 sts)

Round 5

  • 3sc x 4
  • sl st to first st & fasten off
  • Weave in tail and leave it to hang out of the middle of the balloon

(12 sts)