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Free Little Balloons Crochet Pattern
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The free little balloons crochet pattern is a quick and easy project for beginners or experienced crocheters. You only need yarn, a crochet hook, and some toy stuffing to make these small balloons. Once completed, the mini balloons can be added to dolls’ hands, used to decorate a dollhouse, strung together to create a mini balloon garland, or added to box frames for cute nursery decor, the options are endless.

In fact, this pattern is perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to any amigurumi or dollhouse collection. 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 bounce house and of course little balloons. They’ve been a great hit with the kids at playtime!

Celebrate with the Free Little Balloons Crochet Pattern!

So, if you are looking for an easy and fun project to celebrate a birthday, or even to brighten up your dollhouse or amigurumi collection, look no further than the this free little balloons crochet pattern! This adorable mini balloon pattern is perfect for beginners and makes a great addition to any small-scale birthday celebration.

Getting Started with the Free Little Balloons Crochet Pattern

To get started on your little crochet balloons, all you need is a small amount of yarn in your favorite colors, a crochet hook, and some toy stuffing. The crochet pattern is easy to follow and works up quickly, making it a great project for beginners or for more experienced crocheters looking for a quick and satisfying project.

What to do with small crochet balloons?

Once you’ve completed your little crochet balloons, there are so many ways to use them! You can add the balloons to your dolls’ hands to give them a festive birthday look, or use them to decorate your dollhouse for a miniature party. You could even string them together to create a mini balloon garland or add them to birthday gifts and cards!

How to crochet small balloons

The little crochet 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.

The Free Little Balloons Crochet Pattern is a fun and easy project that adds a touch of whimsy to any amigurumi or dollhouse collection. With its simple design and quick workup, it’s a great project for beginners or for anyone looking to add a little bit of celebration to their miniatures. So why not give it a try? We can’t wait to see what you create!

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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)