REUSABLE Water Balloons!
I love and use Bernat Blanket yarn a lot. I was looking online and some fellow crocheters were talking about reusable water balloons. So why not try it!
I made the balloons and as you can see most of them are multi-coloured because I wanted to use up all the left overs I had from projects before.
Now! The balloons are done and ready to be tested! I filled a bucket of water and dumped the balloons in. They are very water absorbent which is perfect for this cause.
In the middle of the fight all we can hear was my 2 year old yelling: "Not me, not me". All in all, we had a great time and I ended up making 10 more balloons. In the 2 weeks that I had these balloons, we used them 3 times. They were great fun during the kids birthday party and in the park. After every fight I would just add them to the laundry and they were ready to be used again.
Note: If thrown hard enough, they do hurt just as much as regular balloons do. So, be gentle when you throw them.
Bernat Blanket Yarn
8.0 mm crochet hook
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
DC: double crochet
DC2TOG: double crochet two together
Ch st at the beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch
Round 1: 8 DC in 3rd ch from your hook, sl st to the top of the chain 2. (8 Stitches)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in the same stitch as ch2 and in each st around, sl st to the top of the chain 2. (16 Stitches)
Round 3: Ch 2, DC in the same stitch as ch2 and in each st around, sl st to the top of the chain 2. (16 Stitches)
Round 4: Ch 2, DC2Tog around, sl st to the top of the chain 2. (8 Stitches)
Round 5: Ch 2, DC2Tog around, sl st to the top of the chain 2. (4 Stitches)
Round 6: Ch 1, 2 SC in each st around, sl st to the top of the chain 2. (8 Stitches)
Cut the yarn and leave about 10 cm to wrap around the balloon. Wrap it just under the SC row. This would make it look like a real balloon. I wrap it a couple of times then pull the ends into the wrap couple of times before I push the left over yarn inside the balloon.
Happy Crocheting 🧶