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How to Crochet a Lemon Stress Ball

How to Crochet a Lemon Stress Ball

Need some relaxation before the holidays? Learn How to Crochet a Lemon Stress Ball with this video tutorial. Both crocheting this crochet pattern and the resulting lemon will help you manage your stress. We promise that's it's very simple to make and these lemons would make fantastic gifts or stocking stuffers. All you need is a little green yarn, some yellow, a crochet hook, and some stuffing. Real lemons may be sour, but these stress balls are as sweet as can be when you need some R and R.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge15 sc x 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) x 4 in. (10 cm)

Finished SizeApprox. 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) long and 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) wide

Materials List

  • Green worsted weight yarn, like Red Heart Super Saver in Spring Green– approx. 1 yard (91.4 cm)
  • Yellow worsted weight yarn, like Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow–approx. 26 yards (24 meters)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Polyfil stuffing


With Green ch 3 and sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc into ring. Don’t join rnds and continue to work in a spiral – 6 sts. Fasten off Green. Join Yellow.
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around – 6 sts.
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next sc) 3 times – 9 sts.
Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 5: 2 sc in each sc around – 18 sts.
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next two sc) 6 times – 24 sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 8: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sc) 4 times – 28 sts.
Rnd 9 -15: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 16: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc) 4 times – 24 sts.
Rnd 17: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc) 6 times – 18 sts.
Note: Begin stuffing the Lemon firmly and continue to stuff a little more as you finish the rest of the pattern.
Rnd 19: Sc2tog around – 9 sts.
Rnd 20: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 21: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc) 3 times – 6 sts.
Rnd 22: Sc2tog 4 times. Sl st into next st and leave last st unworked – 6 sts.
Fasten off yarn and weave tail through remaining 6 sts, pull to close and weave in ends.

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I so want to make this How to Crochet a Lemon Stress Ball. Is there a written pattern for this? I liked the video, but would love to have it written out. Every one needs a Lemon Stress Ball!! Thank you for sharing this free video how to.

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