Summer is in full swing now so it’s the perfect time to post this tutorial for your own pocket frisbee! You might not have ever thought that you could crochet a frisbee that actually flies but this one really does the trick. There are so many advantages to pocket frisbees:
- soft and safe for your children to play with
- much easier on dog’s teeth than a hard plastic frisbee
- you can pick out all kinds of cool yarn colours to make yours unique
- you can fold it up and throw it in your back pocket
- it only takes about an hour to throw one of these together
- and it really flies; especially when it’s wet!
Now that you’re all excited let’s get to it!
- Cotton yarn I used Bernat Handicrafter “Big Ball” (I have only experimented with cotton yarn because it is sturdy and heavy)
- 8mm crochet hook
- I tested out a few versions before deciding on this design and realized that using two strands of yarn is more important than adding extra rows to make the frisbee bigger.
- This pattern is worked in the round but there is no joining at the end of the rounds. The pattern is worked in a continuous round. You can mark the beginning of the round so that you don’t lose track of where the beginning is.
- I don’t have stitch markers at home but I use either a paperclip or a small piece of yarn that I tie on and can just untie after.
- If you are having trouble with your marker you can just remember that each round will have six increases.
- An increase simply means work 2 single crochet into one stitch
- To do a single crochet decrease insert hook and pull up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.
Pocket Frisbee Pattern
**using two strands of yarn**
Ch 10. Join with slip stitch.
- Ch 1. 24 single crochet into ring.
- “3sc, increase in 4th stitch” Repeat 5 more times.
- “4sc, increase in 5th stitch” Repeat 5 more times.This picture is after 5 rounds. You will notice that the end of your round will gradually move further away from your stitch marker because you are adding stitches in each round.
- “5sc, increase in 6th stitch” Repeat 5 more times.
- “6sc, increase in 7th stitch” Repeat 5 more times.
- “7sc, increase in 8th stitch” Repeat 5 more times.
- “8sc, increase in 9th stitch” Repeat 5 more times.
- “9sc, increase in 10th stitch” Repeat 5 more times.
- “10sc, increase in 11th stitch” Repeat 5 more times.
- “11sc, increase in 12th stitch” Repeat 5 more times. At this point I put a marker in the last increase stitch at the end of the round.
- Single crochet in each stitch around.
- “13sc, decrease, decrease” repeat around.
- “6sc, decrease” repeat around.
- Slip stitch around. Tie off.
Head outside and enjoy!
My dog loves her new frisbee 🙂 Now I just have to teach her to actually bring it back …
Leave any questions or comments down below; I would love to hear from my fellow crafters!