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First Hemp Hacky Sack by atomboot First Hemp Hacky Sack by atomboot
Been trying to learn how to crochet a hacky sack (ball) for a couple weeks now. Once I pretty much mastered how to make one I wanted to try to make one out of hemp (because its just the coolest type of hack). Well this is what I came up with.

2 days work on and off (probably only 4 hours tops)
Around 3" across
284 stitches total

(p.s. if you want to know how to make one let me know)
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AdrenalineLz Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
sweet [link]
SuicideCindy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
I want to know how. I can't find a pattern anywhere.
atomboot Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
look in my comments on this post. I put up a basic how to on making it.
SuicideCindy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
I want to know how to make one. I can't find out how anywhere.
zihaoheroicson Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
i would love if you would tell me how to make one my boyfriend pruposed to me and well he borke his haky sac that day so i wanted to make him one on my own. just to show some love hehehe. please scontact me on skype at whitewaterwolf or email it to me at
thanks and i belive it will make him very happy!
atomboot Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Look for my very long comment post for this picture. I think it's the second comment. It has the general how to guide on how to make the hacky sack but not how to crochet, but you can find many useful guides on how to crochet on youtube. Very easy and doesn't that much time. I learned how to do this within a week with no knowledge of how to crochet. Other than that congrats for you two :D
insomniacticcreep Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
thats fantastic
if you dont mind could you possibly send me a pattern or tutorial on how to do that?
atomboot Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
um.. sure.. if you know how to crochet its really easy.

You'll need basic crochet knowledge to understand this totorial. You can find everything you need to know on youtube basically.

I used 3 ply natural jute thread (about $2 for 400 feet at hobby lobby) and i forget what size crochet hook I used. just get one thats just big enough to hold the thread.

your going to want to make each crochet really tight that way the beads dont fall out. If you mess up you can use nylon leg stockings to hold the beads inside the hacky sack.

1. chain 3.

2. then 8 single crochet in the second chain.
so now you should have a circle kinda thingy.

3. on the second row you'll do a single crochet then a double
and repeat this till you've done 12 crochet's total.

4. repeat the second row on row 3 with a crochet count of 18

5. on row 4 your gonna do two single crochet and then a
double crochet. repeat till you've done a total of 24

6. repeat row 4 on row 5 till you've done a total of 32

7. now do 7 rows of single crochet with each row having 32
crochets total

8. now the hard part. you have to do steps 3 through 5 in
reverse. your going to be doing all single crochet, but in
place of doing doubles, you going to be pulling two loops
together instead.

So for example, for the first 3 crochet, your going to be
doing a single crochet in the first loop and another on
the second loop. now where the double was, your going to
be going through the third loop, and then the forth loop
before completing your crochet.

9. before row 14 your going to want to fill the hacky sack
3/4 full with plasic pellets. Then its just a matter of
finishing up the rows.

10. after row 16 which should've been 8 crochet, cut the
string with around an inch or two left over. tie by
pulling the string through the last loop. pull the hole
together with the left over string and then tuck the
string into the ball.

so your crochet count for each row is going to be

chain 3
row 1 = 8 crochet
row 2 = 12 crochet
row 3 = 18 crochet
row 4 = 24 crochet
row 5 through 12 = 32 crochet each
row 13 = 24 crochet
row 14 = 18 crochet
row 15 = 12 crochet
row 16 = 8 crochet

If you need more help just ask. and you can also search youtube. thats where i learned how to make this one. just search "crochet ball".
insomniacticcreep Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
cool, thanx
atomboot Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
haha.. took me awhile to remember how to make it actually XD.. glad i still have the knowledge though
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