Did you play Hacky Sack as a kid? I don’t know about you, but hacky sacks sure are a fun throw-back to my younger days. Learn how to crochet a hacky sack with this super quick, super easy pattern!
Hack Sack Pattern
In the last few days I have been wracking my brain thinking of ways to use my crochet in an effort to keep my kids occupied while at home for extended periods of time. These crocheted hacky sacks are the perfect answer! (That is, at least, for a few days). 😛
I’ve whipped up five of them now with requests for more. These really are a great way to get the family up and moving, and the blood pumping! I watched my husband do things today that I’ve never seen him do. Apparently he was quite the hacky sacker in his day. lol! (Is that a word?!)
-approx. 20 yards each
Crochet hook in size G/4mm
-small beans, lentils, rice, popcorn, etc…
Pattern written using US terms.
Work in a spiral throughout, marking the first stitch of each row with a stitch marker.
On the second row (and until completely covered) crochet around the tail from the beginning. This will keep the end from working its way loose as the hacky sack is used.
Use the Invisible Decrease to help the decreases in the second half of the hacky sack be as undetectable as possible.
Round 1: Magic circle. 8sc in circle. (8)
Round 2: pull yarn tail tight to cinch hole, and while crocheting around the tail to secure it, 2sc in each st around. (16)
Round 3: sc in each st around. (16)
Round 4: * sc in next st, 2sc in next * repeat between * * around. (24)
Round 5: sc in each st around. (24)
Round 6: * sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next * repeat between * * around. (32)
Rounds 7 – 10: sc in each st around. (32)
Round 11: * sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog * repeat between * * around. (24)
Round 12: sc in each st around. (24)
Round 13: * sc in next st, sc2tog * repeat between * * around. (16)
Note! Hacky sacks are supposed to be somewhat squishy. Don’t fill them too full. If you have a kitchen scale, the weight of my hacky sacks at this point of the pattern and with the filling (I used dry lentils) was about 1.9 oz. This does not have to be exact.
Round 14: sc in each st around. (16)
Round 15: sc2tog 8x (8)
Clip yarn leaving long enough tail to sew the hole shut. Sew the hole securely, and weave the end through to the other side (to further hide and bury it). You. Are. Done!