Hot Air Balloon

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Other Materials: Fiberfill for stuffing, tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors.

Yarn: Cotton, DK yarn in three colors: A for the main color of the balloon, B for the contrast color and C for the basket.

Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm.

Other materials: Fiberfill for stuffing, tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors.

Gauge

18 sts and 19 rows in single crochet worked in the round= 10 cm.

Final dimensions

Aprox. 11 cm (4.3 in) in diameter and 20 cm (7.9 in) tall from the top of the balloon to the bottom of the basket.

Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terminology.

mc: magic circle
sc: single crochet
inc: increase 1 st. (2 sc in the same st)
inc2: increase 2 sts. (3 sc in the same st)
sc2tog: single crochet 2 together (decrease 1 st)
sc3tog: single crochet 3 together (decrease 2 sts)
hdc: half double crochet
hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 together (decrease 1 st)
dc: double crochet
dc2tog: double crochet 2 together (decrease 1 st)
dc3tog: double crochet 3 together (decrease 2 sts)
bl: back loop
fl: front loop
st(s): stitch(es)
{…}: repeat instructions between {}
(…): total number of sts of the round

You can find the pattern on my Ravelry and in my Etsy.

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