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Natty-Knits on craftsy.com
San Francisco, Bay Area, CA US

I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques.

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Baby's First Football

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Baby's First Football
Baby's First Football
Baby's First Football
Baby's First Football

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • garter stitch
  • flat knitting on straight needles

Pattern Description:

A baby sized football for sports fan parents and their little quarterbacks. You could add a rattle inside or just keep one on hand to throw at the TV if the game isn't going your team's way!

For a BEGINNER knitter. The ball is knitted flat on straight needles, uses only 20 yds of yarn and it's all in garter stitch. The pattern contains photos to help with short row technique and sewing.

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.


7 sts and 9 rows in stockinette stitch = 1"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 4" wide


  • Approx 20 yds of orange Double Knitting yarn
  • Approx 2 yds of white Double Knitting yarn for laces
  • US size 3 (3.25 mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

20 yards of DK weight

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