Hot air balloon – how to crochet and make a garland

I am arranging a room for my little troublemakers 😉. Within few days cute wallpaper with forest animals should be delivered. Recently, a beautiful beech bed-house came to us. Looking through Instagram, I noticed that garlands are often hung on them. I decided to do one on my own 😉. The theme of colorful hot air balloons was chosen. I need at least 6 of them for the satisfactory final result. One hot air balloon is ready and in today’s post I would like to show you how to crochet it 😁. The crochet pattern is available for free and created by me for my own needs.

The hot air balloon’s height is about 9 cm. Together with hanging basket it is 14 cm. You can mix colors, but it is worth to be consistent with room colors.

Hot air balloon
Hot air balloon
Hot air balloon

What you’ll need to crochet hot air balloon?

  • Yarn, I used Gazzal Baby Cotton (60% cotton, 40% poliacrylic) in colors consistent with room colors
  • 3 mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Fiberfill
  • Yarn needle

How to crochet hot air balloon?

Dictionary:
mr – magic ring
sc – single crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
ch – chain
st – stitch

Balloon

1: MR [6]
2: Inc*6 [12]
3: (sc, inc)*6 [18]
4: (2 sc, inc)*6 [24]
5: (3 sc, inc)*6 [30]
6: (4 sc, inc)*6 [36]
7: (5 sc, inc)*6 [42]
8: (6 sc, inc)*6 [48]
9: (7 sc, inc)*6 [54]
10-16: sc in each st
17: (7 sc, dec)*6 [48]
18-19: sc in each st [48]
20: (6 sc, dec)*6 [42]
21-22: sc in each st [42]
23: (5 sc, dec)*6 [36]
24-25: sc in each st [36]
Fill with fiberfill
26: (4 sc, dec)*6 [30]
27-31: sc in each st [30]

The bottom of the balloon I crocheted as below:
1: MR [6]
2: inc*6 [12]
3: (sc, inc)*6 [18]
4: sc, inc, (2 sc, inc)*5, sc [24]
5: (3 sc, inc)*6 [30]

Balloon – details

I started with about 54 chains. Then I crocheted: 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc itd. Jointly I received 6 “bulges”. Finałly I sewed 60 chains string to the bottom of it.

Basket

1: MR [6]
2: inc*6 [12]
3: inc*6 [24]
4: (3 sc, inc)*6 [30]
5-20: sc in each st [30]
Fold the edge of the basket outwards.

Basket’s string

I crocheted 4 string, 25 chains each of them, leaving the long tail for joining at the top of the balloon.

Joining together

Finałly I joined everything together starting from the balloon and its details. Then I hang the basket using 4 chains. Keep your fingers crossed so that I can deal with the remaining balloons quickly and come back to you with a ready garland 🙂

Hot air balloon

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