Snowball fight in a Bag!

Wanna have some serious fun this winter?

Stay warm and dry with the perfect entertainment for cooped up kids (and adults!) … have an indoor snowball fight!

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With this super fun crochet pattern, Christmas doesn’t need to be about ‘bored’ games and eating naughty food when you can take this set with you where ever you go (if we’re allowed to go anywhere!). It’s the best fun entertainment for all ages and is great exercise too!

The pattern includes how to make the snowballs AND the perfect sized bag to keep them! It is written in both US and UK terminology, and both versions are provided on purchase, just choose to download which one is best for you.

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The snowballs are lovely and soft so even the little family members can play without getting hurt. You might want to move any breakables first though!

The bag also makes an ideal reusable eco-friendly gift bag.

You can substitute any aran weight yarn for the bag, however your measurements may vary slightly from those stated in the pattern. Your tension may also affect this. It shouldn’t matter though.

For best results for the snowballs use the suggested yarn. The yarn for the bag can be any of the same weight

Skill Level: Snowballs: Experienced/Advanced Beginner and Bag: Intermediate

Knowledge Required:

  • How to do the basic crochet stitches of chain, slip stitch, single crochet (UK Double crochet) and double crochet (UK treble).
  • How to decrease 2 stitches together (optional yarn under method).
  • How to work in the back loop.
  • How to change colour and carry yarn
  • How to do a Bobble stitch (explained in the pattern).

Sizes/Finished Measurements:

Snowball: Approx. 3”

Bag: Approx. 12” wide by 15” length

You will need:

James C Brett Flutterby Chunky 100g (makes 11-12 snowballs, you may need 2 skeins if making for a bigger family)

King Cole Recycled Cotton Aran (now discontinued) approx. 265-350 yards (150g).

Substitute yarns: Paintbox Cotton Aran or Rico Creative Cotton Aran both have a lovely red. If you want to be ecofriendly too, alternative recycled cotton yarns are Hoooked Soft Cotton or Paintbox Recycled Cotton Worsted Both are a little thinner so the bag will measure slightly smaller. You could use really any aran weight yarn though, acrylic may come out a little bit bigger, but would be fine to use too.

Size 5mm (H) crochet hook

Locking Stitch marker

Blunt embroidery/knitters sewing needle

Toy Stuffing

The pattern has been tested for errors and support is always available should you have any problems at all.

Ready to make them?


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Wishing you loads of fun this festive (and every) season xx

7 thoughts on “Snowball fight in a Bag!”

  1. Michelle – Virginia – Hi there! I'm Michelle, a frugal homeschool mom who loves to read and make crafts! I also love making dollar store items look high end. I love to relax with a good book or a ball of yarn and a crochet hook. I'm also a blogger at Blessings by Me and owner of an online store where you'll find my handmade items. God bless!

    This is such a cute idea!!

  2. Manish – EPCH invites event for meet national & international best manufacturer & buyers of top handicraft Exporters/originator For Christmas devise can be crafty. We all know to stay well away from grey athletic sock, bedding and arteria digitalis, sweaters read: fanny adams that falls into the homely category, and only the homely category. But when faced with you don’t have to get me fanny adams! and I have everything I need! where do you all the same start? fortunately, here’s five can’t-go-wrong gifts the women in your life would be joyous to acquire, so take note.

    thanks for sharing Article a good idea

    1. Jan from The Crafty Therapist – Inverness Scotland – I'm an Eco Crochet Designer and Natural Therapist striving to tread more gently on Mama Earth. I live in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, with my husband and three boys, along with our big fluffy cat. We strive to be as plastic free as possible and reuse whatever we can. I even reuse bread bags by turning them into Plarn (plastic yarn) to crochet bags with! I have a tutorial on my blog on how to make plarn and plan to publish my bag patterns. I mainly use natural products, recycled and eco friendly yarns that don't harm the earth, where-ever possible.Through sharing my experiences, on my blog and social media, of using greener yarns and products and designing crochet patterns using these yarns, I hope to encourage you to consider eco friendly choices too. Not just for crafts but for all our everyday buying decisions too. You can find my crochet patterns on my blog, Ravelry, LoveCrafts and published in Happily Hooked Magazine.

      Thank you for your lovely comment Valerie, I hope you love the pattern.

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