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Free Little Balloons Crochet Pattern
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Thanks for checking out my little balloons crochet pattern. My children are always hosting birthday party’s for their mini dolls. My daughter was desperate for some ‘party’ toys to add to her play sets. With this in mind I made a crochet bouncy castle and of course little balloons. They’ve been a great hit with the kids. As well as us using the balloons as toys they’d make great decorations for box frames and Amigurumi.

How to crochet small balloons

The little balloons measure just 3.5cm by 4cm. They’re great for using up scraps of yarn and only need a little toy stuffing. They’re super cute and really quick to make. The little balloons crochet pattern is beginner friendly. You’ll need to know the single crochet stitch as well as being able to increase and decrease. I used DK (weight 3) yarn and a 3.5mm crochet hook to complete the project.

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Hook sizes

3.5mm crochet hook


DK yarn in 3 colours. I used king Cole Pricewise

A – King Cole Pricewise DK pink

B – King Cole Pricewise DK lilac

C – King Cole Big Value Dk yellow



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Gauge / Tension

Gauge is important as everyone crochets with a different tension. If your 2” swatch doesn’t match up you can change your hook size to suit your tension.

3.5mm hook – 2” x 2” square = 12 rows of 11 sc


You will need the following supplies to complete the project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies on love crafts) 

– Crochet hooks

– Tapestry needle

– DK yarn

– Toy stuffing

– Stitch markers (optional)

– scissors

– Tape measure

Pattern notes

I do not count chains in my stitch count.

Numbers in brackets are the number of rows/stitches.

Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc in next stitch.


MR – magic ring

sc – single crochet

inc – increase (2 stitches in 1 space)

sc2tog- decrease / single crochet 2 together

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

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Little balloons – free crochet pattern

Make as many as you like in any colour you like.

Use a 3.5mm hook

Finished size is W 3.5 x H 4 cm

Round 1

sc x 6 into mr

sl st to join & ch 1 (6 sts)

Round 2

inc x 6

sl sts to join & ch 1 (12 sts)

Round 3

(inc, sc) x 6

sl st to join & ch 1 (18 sts)

Round 4 – 6

sc x 18

sl sts to join & ch 1 (18 sts)

Round 7

(sc2tog, sc x 4) x 3

sl sts to join & ch 1 (15 sts)

Round 8

(sc2tog, sc x 3) x 3

sl sts to join & ch 1 (12 sts)

Round 9

(sc2tog, sc) x 4

add toy stuffing

sl sts to join & ch 1 (8 sts)

Round 10

sc2tog x 4

Fasten off leaving a 3” tail to sew hole closed and to become balloon string (4 sts)