Crochet team spirit for your favorite Football Team!

The Super Bowl is just around the corner here in the United States and some of you want a fun, quick and easy crochet project to show your team spirit! Well you have come to the right place! With this pattern you can easily customize it to match your favorite football teams colors!



The cool thing about this "Football Fandom Pack" pattern is that if you are a house divided like so many are here in the state of Alabama, "Roll Tide," "War Eagle", this pattern allows you to easily create something to show love to both teams!


This crochet applique is perfect for putting on signs, banners, tablecloths, blankets and so much more! You could easily make stuffies for the kids with these too! Just make a second football (brown section only), goal, and megaphone, sew to the back and stuff with a little polyfill and you have a cute set for your kids to play with or to display at the buffet!


So how to you crochet this Football Fandom Pack? Just follow the pattern below and you will be showing your team spirit in a jiffy!


Football Fandom Crochet Pattern


Materials:

  1. Yarn worsted weight 4 ( Brown, White, Heather Grey, Cream & Team Colors of Choice)

  2. Hook

  3. H hook 5mm (or a G hook for a slightly smaller tighter finish)

  4. Needle

  5. Scissors

  6. Hot Glue or Fabric Glue


Stitches:

  • MR - Magic Ring see last page for how to

  • Hdc - half double crochet

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • * * - repeat *to*

  • Dc2tog - double crochet two stitches together

  • Hdc2tog - half double crochet two stitches together

  • #St - complete that number of stitches in the same space

  • St # - complete that st in the next number of spaces

Skill Level/Language: Beginner/Intermediate. If you are unsure of any stitches Youtube has a lot great tutorials on the different stitches and on crocheting in rounds. American Standard Terms is used throughout this pattern.

Pattern Instructions

*Beginning/Turning chain does not count as stitch


Football - Brown

Begin: MR, ch 1. Note: the MR is used here to make the end more pointy and the stitches more of a fan shape to start.

Row 1: Hdc 2 in MR, pull tail to close loop, do not sl st to join, ch 1 . (2st)

Row 2: Turn, 2hdc, 2hdc, ch 1. (4st)

Row 3: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 2, 2hdc, ch 1. (6st)

Row 4: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 4, 2hdc, ch 1. (8st)

Row 5: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 6, 2hdc, ch 1. (10st)

Row 6: Turn, hdc 10, ch 1. (10st)

Row 7: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 8, 2hdc, ch 1. (12st)

Row 8: Turn, hdc 12, ch 1. (12st)

Row 9: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 10, 2hdc, ch 1. (14st)

Row 10: Turn, hdc 14, ch 1. (14st)

Row 11: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 12, 2hdc, ch 1. (16st)

Row 12: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 14, 2hdc, ch 1. (18st)

Row 13: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 16, 2hdc, ch 1. (20st)

Row 14 - 22: Turn, 20 hdc, ch 1. (20st)

Row 23: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 16, hdc2tog, ch 1. (18st)

Row 24: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 14, hdc2tog, ch 1. (16st)

Row 25: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 12, hdc2tog, ch 1. (14st)

Row 26: Turn, hdc 14, ch 1. (14st)

Row 27: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 10, hdc2tog, ch 1. (12st)

Row 28: Turn, hdc 12, ch 1. (12st)

Row 29: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 8, hdc2tog, ch 1. (10st)

Row 30: Turn, hdc 10, ch 1. (10st)

Row 31: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 6, hdc2tog, ch 1. (8st)

Row 32: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 4, hdc2tog, ch 1. (6st)

Row 33: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 2, hdc2tog, ch 1. (4st)

Row 34: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, ch 1, hdc around entire edge of football, sl st to join, fasten off.


Football stripes on ends - White - make 2

Begin: Ch 20

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 18, fasten off. (19st) Note: The National Football League (NFL) does not use stripes on the football so these are optional.


Football Laces (long stitch) - White

Begin: Ch 11

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 9, fasten off. (10st)


Football Laces (small stitches) - White - make 3

Begin: Ch 7

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 5, fasten off. (6st)


Football Assembly - Sew or Hot Glue your pieces on as shown below.


Megaphone - Color of Choice (cream was used in example)

Begin: Ch 7

Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc 5, ch 2. (6st)

Row 2: Turn, 2dc, dc 4, 2dc, ch 2. (8st)

Row 3: Turn, 2dc, dc 6, 2dc, ch 2. (10st)

Row 4: Turn, 2dc, dc 8, 2dc, ch 2. (12st)

Row 5: Turn, dc 12, ch 2. (12st)

Row 6: Turn, 2dc, dc 10, 2dc, ch 2. (14st)

Row 7: Turn, dc 14, ch 2. (14st)

Row 8: Turn, 2dc, dc 12, 2dc, ch 2. (16st)

Row 9: Turn, dc 16, ch 2. (16st)

Row 10: Turn, 2dc, dc 14, 2dc, ch 2. (18st)

Row 11: Turn, dc 18, ch 2. (18st)

Row 12: Turn, 2dc, dc 16, 2dc, ch 1. (20st)

Row 13: Turn, dc 20, ch 1, sc around entire megaphone, sl st to join, fasten off.


Megaphone handle - Color of Choice (cream was used in example)

Begin: Join approx. between 1st and 2nd row of megaphone, ch 12, sl st to join ch between approx. 5th and 6th row of megaphone, ch 1.

Row 1: Turn, sl st in each st of ch, sl st to megaphone and fasten off.


Megaphone Stripe 1 - Color of Choice

Begin: Ch 15

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 13, fasten off. (14st)


Megaphone Stripe 2 - Color of Choice

Begin: Ch 17

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 15, fasten off. (16st)


Megaphone Stripe 3 - Color of Choice

Begin: Ch 19

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 17, fasten off. (18st)


Megaphone assembly - Sew or hot glue stripes on as pictured below in ascending size.


Pom Poms - Colors of Choice - make 2

Begin: For the pom poms I use a 4 x 4 x 2 rubbermaid container and I wrapped 3 strands of

yarn around the bowl 60 times. You could also use a dvd or anything similar to achieve this look. Next I cut through the loops at the top of the bowl and at the bottom. Lastly, I took a seperate piece of yarn and I wrapped around the top of the pom pom to create the look of a handle. I tied it off in a knot and then used hot glue around the knot for extra security squirted some hot glue under the handle threads to keep it from unraveling. You can trim the ends if needed at this point. Note: You could also use a rubber band to secure the top of pom pom (and even add a little hot glue if desired around the top of the bunched yarn) before wrapping the yarn around, that creates the handle. This portion you really do have creative freedom to achieve your desired look!


Goal Post Crossbar - Grey

Begin: Ch 6

Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc 4, ch 2. (5st)

Row 2 - 15: Turn, dc 5 ch 2. (5st) Fasten off after last st of row 15.


Goal Posts (Upper Right and Left) - Grey - make 2

Begin: Ch 6

Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc 4, ch 2. (5st)

Row 2 - 10: Turn, dc 5, ch 2. (5st) Fasten off after last st of row 10.


Goal Post Bottom Center Bar - Grey

Begin: Ch 6

Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc 4, ch 2. (5st)

Row 2 - 8: Turn, dc 5, ch 2. (5st) Fasten off after last st of row 8.


Goal Post Assembly

Begin: Sew or sl st the upper left and right posts to the crossbar and the bottom center bar to the center of the crossbar. Join new yarn at any st and hdc around the entire goal post to create a border. See photos below for references.




Congratulations! You have completed your "Football Fandom Pack" and are ready for game day! If you love this pattern so much that you want to download the ad free PDF version you can grab it both in the Ravelry Shop and the Etsy Shop.


My testers in the Orchid and Bee's VIP Facebook Group had a great time making these! It was so fun to see all their team colors! Below are a couple photo submissions from testers Vannessa Strum, Marcie Thompson, and Caitlin Myers!
















I can't wait to see how all of yours come out! Please share your creations in the comment section below or in the Orchid and Bee's VIP Facebook Group for a chance to win a FREE PDF download from the Ravelry Shop!


Have a great day and as we say here in the great state of Alabama "Roll Tide!"


Blessings,

Karen E.

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