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Hot Air Balloon Crochet Pattern

As to welcome a new member of the house, I’ve been busy decorating the baby room. To color up the baby room and the very white plain baby crib, I’ve crocheted a {Kirika the pocket unicorn} (pattern by @amigurumei), a giraffe (I’ve modified a bit of the pattern of the unicorn to make this giraffe, so that they’re in the same style.) and a few hot air balloons in pastel tone colors. Then I used a string to hang them up to make them as the crib-side decoration.

If you just have limited time and you’re looking for ideas to decorate your room or a baby room, this hot air balloon is a good option for you! Not only because it is simple and quick to make, but you can also mix and match with different colors to harmonize your room theme.

You can find the pattern below for the air balloon:

Hook: 2.5mm
Yarn: cotton Yarn [3/light]
Yarn color: Purple, Navy Blue & Beige (or whatever colors you like😉 )
Polyester filling
Stitch Marker
Tapestry needle
Sewing pins

MR = Magic Ring
ch(s) = chains
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ard = around
sc = single crochet
BPsc = Back Post single crochet
Inc = 2sc in next st
Dec = join next 2 sc together
sc … = sc in next … sts
crochet rounds = ch 1 at the beginning of each round and sl st into the 1st st of the round.

Hot Air Balloon
Start with purple color,
R 1: MR [8]
R 2: 2sc in each st ard [16]
R 3: {sc, Inc} ard [24]
R 4: {sc 2, Inc} ard [32]
R 5: sc ard [32]
R 6: {sc 3, Inc} ard [40]
R 7: sc ard [40]
R 8: {sc 4, Inc} ard [48]
R 9: sc ard [48]
R 10: {sc 5, Inc} ard [56]
R 11 – 17: sc ard [56]
-Change color to navy blue
R 18: sc ard [56]
R 19: {sc 6, Dec} ard [49]
R 20 – 21: sc ard [49]
R 22: {sc 5, Dec} ard [42]
R 23 – 24: sc ard [42]
R 25: {sc 5, Dec} ard [36]
R 26: sc ard [36]
R 27: {sc 2, Dec} ard [27]
R 28 – 30: sc ard [27]
-Stuff polyester filling
R 31: BPsc ard [27]
R 32: {sc, Dec} ard [18]
R 33: Dec ard [9]
R 34: {sc, Dec} ard [6]
-Cast off , secure the end and weave in ends

We’ll apply crochet rounds in this part of pattern,
Use beige color,
R 1: MR [7]
R 2: ch 1, 2sc in same st, 2sc in each st ard, sl st [14]
R 3: ch 1, sc in same st, Inc, {sc, Inc} ard, sl st [21]
R 4: ch 1, BPsc ard, sl st [21]
R 5 – 6: ch 1, sc ard, sl st [21]
R 7: ch 1, sc in same st, sc, Inc, {sc 2, Inc} ard, sl st [28]
R 8 – 9: ch 1, sc ard, sl st [28]
DON’T cast off the yarn,
ch 78,
Then sl st into the 15th st (count from the beginning of the round),

Count from the beginning of the round again, at the 8th st, start with a new beige yarn, ch 78, then sl st into the opposite side.

Finally, assemble the hot air balloon and the basket together.

It’s fast and easy to make, you can quickly make a few in a short period of time.

Happy Crochet!!

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