Football Baby Crochet Pattern

Baby wearing football bonnet with stuffed crochet football

Baby Football Crochet Pattern

If there’s anyone who knows the spirit of celebration….it’s a football fan!  It’s clear true football fans are totally in the moment as they rocket out of their chairs repeatedly….cheering, jeering, and beering in my experience, haha.

If you’ve witnessed this football fan phenomenon, then you know that the love of the game doesn’t totally end after the moment either.  Which is one reason that this crochet football baby pattern has been such a huge hit with my followers for a while now.  Football lovers find this set SUPER cute….which makes it an awesome touch-down (hehehe….pardon my inclination to always make cheesy jokes) of a baby gift.

This free football crochet pattern features both a bonnet and a football stuffie and features sport weight yarn and size 4.0mm (G) crochet hook.

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Baby Football Bonnet Crochet Pattern

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Football Baby Bonnet & Stuffie Set Crochet Pattern

Average Head Circumference Size Chart

Newborn:

13-14″ (33-35.5cm)

0-3 Months:

14-15″ (35.5-38cm)

3-6 Months:

14-17″ (35.5-43cm)

6-12 Months:

16-19″ (40.5-48cm)

Toddler 1-3 Years:

18-20″ (45.75-50.75cm)

Football Stuffie Pattern

 

Materials

  • Yarn: Approximately 130 yards (120 yards Base Color 1 & 10 yards Accent Color 2) of Sport Weight (2) yarn for smaller sizes and approx. 375 Yards (360 yards of Base Color 1 & 15 yards of Accent Color 2) for larger sizes
  • Crochet Hook: Size 4.25mm (G/6) OR whatever size is needed to obtain gauge
  • Polyfill or scrap yarn for stuffing football
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Gauge

10 sts and 10 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters) In Half Double Crochet

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • CH: Chain
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • DC: Double Crochet
  • HDC: Half Double Crochet
  • HDC2tog: Half Double Crochet the next two sts together (half double crochet decrease)
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

Newborn Bonnet Pattern

Loosely Chain 59 using Base Color 1 Yarn

Row 1: HDC into the third chain from hook, and each chain across row, CH2, Turn Work (57 total sts not including turning chain)

Pick up Accent Color 2 Yarn and alternate between the two colors for Row 2.  Loosely carry the un-used yarn behind your work.

Row 2: DC in first stitch (Color 1), *DC in next stitch (Color 2), DC in each of next two sts (Color 1)* Repeat across to last two sts, DC in next stitch (Color 2), DC in last stitch (Color 1), CH2, Turn Work (57 total sts)

Drop and cut Base Color 1 Yarn.  Complete Row 3 using Accent Color 2 Yarn only.

Row 3: HDC in each stitch across row, CH2, Turn Work

Pick up new strand of Base Color 1 Yarn and alternate between the two colors for Row 4.  Loosely carry the un-used yarn behind your work.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Drop and cut Accent Color 2 Yarn.

Row 5: HDC in each stitch across row, CH2, Turn Work

Repeat Row 5 until your piece measures approx. 3.25” (8.25cm) from the starting edge

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place stitch marker.

You’ll now be working in continuous rounds.

Decreases:

Round 1: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 9 sts* Repeat around to last two sts, HDC in each of last two (52 total sts)

Round 2: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 8 sts* Repeat around to last two sts, HDC in each of last two (47 total sts)

Round 3: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 7 sts* Repeat around to last two sts, HDC in each of last two (42 total sts)

Round 4: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 6 sts* Repeat around to last two sts, HDC in each of last two (37 total sts)

Round 5: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 5 sts* Repeat around to last two sts, HDC in each of last two (32 total sts)

Round 6: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 4 sts* Repeat around to last two sts, HDC in each of last two (27 total sts)

Round 7: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 3 sts* Repeat around to last two sts, HDC in each of last two (22 total sts)

Round 8: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 2 sts* Repeat around to last two sts, HDC in each of last two (17 total sts)

Round 9: *HDC2tog, HDC into the next stitch* Repeat around to last two sts, HDC in each of last two (12 total sts)

Round 10: *HDC2tog* Repeat around (6 total sts)

Continue to HDC2tog until the hole at the back of your bonnet is closed.  Cut yarn with an approx. 7 inch yarn tail.  Use your yarn or tapestry needle to secure the back hole, and secure and weave in all ends.

 Cut two strands of yarn approx. 38 inches long and pull them in a loop through a front corner of your project.  Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).  Separate the yarn into three sections and braid them to desired length.  Secure and cut yarn evenly on the ends.  Repeat on the other side of the bonnet as well.

Baby 0-3 Months Pattern

Loosely Chain 62 using Base Color 1 Yarn

Row 1: HDC into the third chain from hook, and each chain across row, CH2, Turn Work (60 total sts not including turning chain)

Pick up Accent Color 2 Yarn and alternate between the two colors for Row 2.  Loosely carry the un-used yarn behind your work.

Row 2: DC in first stitch (Color 1), *DC in next stitch (Color 2), DC in each of next two sts (Color 1)* Repeat across to last two sts, DC in next stitch (Color 2), DC in last stitch (Color 1), CH2, Turn Work (60 total sts)

Drop and cut Base Color 1 Yarn.  Complete Row 3 using Accent Color 2 Yarn only.

Row 3: HDC in each stitch across row, CH2, Turn Work

Pick up new strand of Base Color 1 Yarn and alternate between the two colors for Row 4.  Loosely carry the un-used yarn behind your work.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Drop and cut Accent Color 2 Yarn.

Row 5: HDC in each stitch across row, CH2, Turn Work

Repeat Row 5 until your piece measures approx. 3.5” (8.75cm) from the starting edge

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place stitch marker.

You’ll now be working in continuous rounds.

Decreases:

Round 1: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 10 sts* Repeat around (55 total sts)

Round 2: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 9 sts* Repeat around (50 total sts)

Round 3: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 8 sts* Repeat around (45 total sts)

Round 4: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 7 sts* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Round 5: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 6 sts* Repeat around (35 total sts)

Round 6: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 5 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 7: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 4 sts* Repeat around (25 total sts)

Round 8: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 3 sts* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Round 9: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 2 sts* Repeat around (15 total sts)

Round 10: *HDC2tog, HDC into the next stitch* Repeat around (10 total sts)

Round 11: *HDC2tog* Repeat around (5 total sts)

Continue to HDC2tog until the hole at the back of your bonnet is closed.  Cut yarn with an approx. 7 inch yarn tail.  Use your yarn or tapestry needle to secure the back hole, and secure and weave in all ends.

 Cut two strands of yarn approx. 38 inches long and pull them in a loop through a front corner of your project.  Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).  Separate the yarn into three sections and braid them to desired length.  Secure and cut yarn evenly on the ends.  Repeat on the other side of the bonnet as well.

Baby 3-6 Months Pattern

Loosely Chain 68 using Base Color 1 Yarn

Row 1: HDC into the third chain from hook, and each chain across row, CH2, Turn Work (66 total sts not including turning chain)

Pick up Accent Color 2 Yarn and alternate between the two colors for Row 2.  Loosely carry the un-used yarn behind your work.

Row 2: DC in first stitch (Color 1), *DC in next stitch (Color 2), DC in each of next two sts (Color 1)* Repeat across to last two sts, DC in next stitch (Color 2), DC in last stitch (Color 1), CH2, Turn Work (66 total sts)

Drop and cut Base Color 1 Yarn.  Complete Row 3 using Accent Color 2 Yarn only.

Row 3: HDC in each stitch across row, CH2, Turn Work

Pick up new strand Base Color 1 Yarn and alternate between the two colors for Row 4.  Loosely carry the un-used yarn behind your work.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Drop and cut Accent Color 2 Yarn.

Row 5: HDC in each stitch across row, CH2, Turn Work

Repeat Row 5 until your piece measures approx. 3.5” (8.75cm) from the starting edge

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place stitch marker.

You’ll now be working in continuous rounds.

Decreases:

Round 1: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 9 sts* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 2: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 10 sts* Repeat around (55 total sts)

Round 3: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 9 sts* Repeat around (50 total sts)

Round 4: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 8 sts* Repeat around (45 total sts)

Round 5: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 7 sts* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Round 6: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 6 sts* Repeat around (35 total sts)

Round 7: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 5 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 8: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 4 sts* Repeat around (25 total sts)

Round 9: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 3 sts* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Round 10: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 2 sts* Repeat around (15 total sts)

Round 11: *HDC2tog, HDC into the next stitch* Repeat around (10 total sts)

Round 12: *HDC2tog* Repeat around (5 total sts)

Continue to HDC2tog until the hole at the back of your bonnet is closed.  Cut yarn with an approx. 7 inch yarn tail.  Use your yarn or tapestry needle to secure the back hole, and secure and weave in all ends.

 Cut two strands of yarn approx. 38 inches long and pull them in a loop through a front corner of your project.  Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).  Separate the yarn into three sections and braid them to desired length.  Secure and cut yarn evenly on the ends.  Repeat on the other side of the bonnet as well.

Baby 6-12 Months Pattern

Loosely Chain 71 using Base Color 1 Yarn

Row 1: HDC into the third chain from hook, and each chain across row, CH2, Turn Work (69 total sts not including turning chain)

Pick up Accent Color 2 Yarn and alternate between the two colors for Row 2.  Loosely carry the un-used yarn behind your work.

Row 2: DC in first stitch (Color 1), *DC in next stitch (Color 2), DC in each of next two sts (Color 1)* Repeat across to last two sts, DC in next stitch (Color 2), DC in last stitch (Color 1), CH2, Turn Work (69 total sts)

Drop and cut Base Color 1 Yarn.  Complete Row 3 using Accent Color 2 Yarn only.

Row 3: HDC in each stitch across row, CH2, Turn Work

Pick up new strand of Base Color 1 Yarn and alternate between the two colors for Row 4.  Loosely carry the un-used yarn behind your work.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Drop and cut Accent Color 2 Yarn.

Row 5: HDC in each stitch across row, CH2, Turn Work

Repeat Row 5 until your piece measures approx. 4” (10cm) from the starting edge

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place stitch marker.

You’ll now be working in continuous rounds.

Decreases:

Round 1: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 15 sts, HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 14 sts* Repeat once, HDC last three sts (65 total sts)

Round 2: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 11 sts* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 3: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 10 sts* Repeat around (55 total sts)

Round 4: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 9 sts* Repeat around (50 total sts)

Round 5: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 8 sts* Repeat around (45 total sts)

Round 6: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 7 sts* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Round 7: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 6 sts* Repeat around (35 total sts)

Round 8: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 5 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 9: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 4 sts* Repeat around (25 total sts)

Round 10: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 3 sts* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Round 11: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 2 sts* Repeat around (15 total sts)

Round 12: *HDC2tog, HDC into the next stitch* Repeat around (10 total sts)

Round 13: *HDC2tog* Repeat around (5 total sts)

Continue to HDC2tog until the hole at the back of your bonnet is closed.  Cut yarn with an approx. 7 inch yarn tail.  Use your yarn or tapestry needle to secure the back hole, and secure and weave in all ends.

 Cut two strands of yarn approx. 38 inches long and pull them in a loop through a front corner of your project.  Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).  Separate the yarn into three sections and braid them to desired length.  Secure and cut yarn evenly on the ends.  Repeat on the other side of the bonnet as well.

Toddler 1-3 Year Pattern

Loosely Chain 77 using Base Color 1 Yarn

Row 1: HDC into the third chain from hook, and each chain across row, CH2, Turn Work (75 total sts not including turning chain)

Pick up Accent Color 2 Yarn and alternate between the two colors for Row 2.  Loosely carry the un-used yarn behind your work.

Row 2: DC in first stitch (Color 1), *DC in next stitch (Color 2), DC in each of next two sts (Color 1)* Repeat across to last two sts, DC in next stitch (Color 2), DC in last stitch (Color 1), CH2, Turn Work (75 total sts)

Drop and cut Base Color 1 Yarn.  Complete Row 3 using Accent Color 2 Yarn only.

Row 3: HDC in each stitch across row, CH2, Turn Work

Pick up new strand of Base Color 1 Yarn and alternate between the two colors for Row 4.  Loosely carry the un-used yarn behind your work.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Drop and cut Accent Color 2 Yarn.

Row 5: HDC in each stitch across row, CH2, Turn Work

Repeat Row 5 until your piece measures approx. 4.25” (10.75cm) from the starting edge

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place stitch marker.

You’ll now be working in continuous rounds.

Decreases:

Round 1: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 13 sts* Repeat around (70 total sts)

Round 2: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 12 sts* Repeat around (65 total sts)

Round 3: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 11 sts* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 4: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 10 sts* Repeat around (55 total sts)

Round 5: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 9 sts* Repeat around (50 total sts)

Round 6: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 8 sts* Repeat around (45 total sts)

Round 7: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 7 sts* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Round 8: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 6 sts* Repeat around (35 total sts)

Round 9: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 5 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 10: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 4 sts* Repeat around (25 total sts)

Round 11: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 3 sts* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Round 12: *HDC2tog, HDC into each of the next 2 sts* Repeat around (15 total sts)

Round 13: *HDC2tog, HDC into the next stitch* Repeat around (10 total sts)

Round 14: *HDC2tog* Repeat around (5 total sts)

Continue to HDC2tog until the hole at the back of your bonnet is closed.  Cut yarn with an approx. 7 inch yarn tail.  Use your yarn or tapestry needle to secure the back hole, and secure and weave in all ends.

Cut two strands of yarn approx. 38 inches long and pull them in a loop through a front corner of your project.  Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).  Separate the yarn into three sections and braid them to desired length.  Secure and cut yarn evenly on the ends.  Repeat on the other side of the bonnet as well.


Football Stuffie Pattern

(Measures approx. 4” (10.25cm) long and approx. 6” (15.25cm) in Circumference)

Create a Magic Circle with 6 SC sts in the center using Base Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place stitch marker.

You’ll now be working in continuous rounds.

Round 1: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in next stitch* Repeat around (9 total sts)

Round 2: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next two sts* Repeat around (12 total sts)

Round 3: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next three sts* Repeat around (15 total sts)

Round 4: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next four sts* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 5: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next five sts* Repeat around (21 total sts)

Drop Base Color 1 Yarn.  Do not Cut.  Pick up Accent Color 2 Yarn

Round 6: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next four sts* Repeat around to last stitch, SC last stitch (25 total sts)

Round 7: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next five sts* Repeat around to last stitch, SC last stitch (29 total sts)

Drop and cut Accent Color 2 Yarn.  Pick up Base Color 1 Yarn.

Round 8: SC each stitch around (29 total sts)

Repeat Round 8 until your project measures approx. 3 inches (7.5cm) in length from the starting point.

Drop Base Color 1 Yarn.  Do not Cut.  Pick up Accent Color 2 Yarn

Round 9: *SC2tog, SC in each of next five sts* Repeat around to last stitch, SC last stitch

(25 total sts)

Round 10: *SC2tog, SC in each of next four sts* Repeat around to last stitch, SC last stitch

(21 total sts)

Stop at this point to secure any ends and stuff your football.  You may need to also add some stuffing during the next few rows of decreases.

Drop and cut Accent Color 2 Yarn.  Pick up Base Color 1 Yarn.

Round 11: *SC2tog, SC in each of next five sts* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 12: *SC2tog, SC in each of next four sts* Repeat around (15 total sts)

Round 13: *SC2tog, SC in each of next three sts* Repeat around (12 total sts)

Round 14: *SC2tog, SC in each of next two sts* Repeat around (9 total sts)

Round 15: *SC2tog, SC in next stitch* Repeat around (6 total sts)

Continue to SC2tog until the hole at the point of your football is closed.  Cut yarn with an approx. 7 inch yarn tail.  Use your yarn or tapestry needle to secure the hole, and secure and weave in all ends.

Use your yarn needle and your Accent Color 2 yarn to embroider some lacing onto the center of the football.

 

 

 

 

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This free baby crochet pattern is perfect for football lovers....sizes Newborn through 1-3 Year Toddler included!

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