I have four children who have been Pokemon fans since they were little. I remember making a Pokeball cake from two glass bowls for one of my son’s birthdays over 15 years ago. And when Team Rocket showed up complete with the cutest Pikachu Volkswagen beetle I think we solidified our ranking as the “cool” parents.
Now my kids are young adults, one married and in the military with 2 kids (my beautiful grandchildren) and they are all crazy about the new Pokemon Go app. All 9 of us recently took a road trip from Florida to Nashville, TN to visit my parents and they played the app all through the trip. It has been great bonding for all of us!
I brought an assortment of cotton yarn with me to make some washcloths, but of course I had to go to the store when we got there for MORE yarn when I decided to make them some Pokeballs. The grandkids love throwing these crocheted balls and I don’t fear them hurting each other or breaking anything with them.
It’s a simple beginner’s ball pattern using red, black, and white yarn.
Here’s a pattern for you to follow along with from Cherry Floss Crafts’ blog.
You can also follow my Ravelry page to see what I’ve been making and find their patterns.
It’s been such an amazing time having all of the family together again for a few weeks. It’s important for a family to play together and if Pokemon is it, then I’m in 100%!
Do you incorporate yarn or crochet into the ways your family plays together? I’d love to hear in the comments!
P.Sssst. Charmander is my favorite and was my first catch! <3
If you make this pokeball or pokemon, I want to see it! Come on over to CrochetShay’s Darling Hookers Facebook Group and show me what you’ve made!
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