Baseball is the U.S.A.’s national sport. It is played, sung about and paid tribute to more than any other game.

It is popular in North America, Central America, and parts of South America, the Caribbean, and East Asia.

This popular pass time evolved from a game called rounders, which was introduced by early immigrants. Rounders is still played in some countries, along with another variation – softball.

The main difference between soft ball and a baseball game is the way the ball is pitched to the batter. It is thrown underarm in softball. The baseball pitcher throws overarm. The ball used is also larger and softer.

If the terminology used in this pattern differs from what you're used to, check my equivalency tables for easy conversion.

Baseball Pattern

Materials: 20 gram ball white synthetic 8 ply yarn, 5.00mm crochet hook, red yarn, darning needle, fiber fill.

Measurements: Circumference – 22.5cm [8.75ins]

Tension: First 3 rows – 4cm [1.5ins]

Stitches: Chain, Slip Stitch, Treble. Work 2 pieces as follows.

With white yarn, work 3ch joining with a ss to form a loop.

1st Round: Work 3ch, 13tr into ring, join with a ss into 3rd of 3ch.

2nd Round: Work 3ch, 2tr into next tr, * 1tr into next tr, 2tr into next tr. Repeat from * finishing with a ss into 3rd of 3ch.

3rd Row: Work 3ch, 1tr into each of next 5tr, 3ch. Turn.

4th – 7th Row: Work 1tr into each of next 5tr, 3ch. Turn. [omit 3ch at end of 7th row]. Fasten off.

Work 2 more pieces by repeating instructions to end of 2nd round. Join these round motifs to first sections worked, with a row of dc on the wrong side.

Place the top edge of 1 motif against the middle of the stitch on the side of the 5th row of the other completed section, with a darning needle threaded in white yarn, join your 2 completed sections with a flat seam.

Thread your darning needle with red yarn and work a V stitch over either side of join. Fasten off.

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