Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Crochet Basketball Hoop Net


We have a little indoor basketball hoop that sticks onto the window in the boys room (similar to this Basketball Hoop). The boys love shooting hoops in the evenings before bed. It helps them burn off some extra energy. But he flimsy netting was driving me crazy. It is always falling off and I find myself fixing it over and over again. So I decided to put an end to it and crocheted a permanent net onto the hoop! This is a simple pattern that you could use to make your own DIY basketball hoop. All you need is a round plastic ring...or how about a circle towel rack for a hoop frame?!



Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet

Crochet Basketball Hoop Net Pattern
The hardest part to this is making your first stitches around the hoop.
Start with a slip knot around your hook (just like in this wreath tutorial). So you automatically have one loop on your hook. Keep your yarn strand over the hoop ring (photo 1) and yarn over from underneath the hoop ring (photo 2). Now you have two loops on your hook (photo 3).  Now yarn over from the top of you ring and pull through both loops (photo 4).


Short video tutorial coming soon!

It doesn't really matter how many stitches you make on your ring as long as you end in an even number. I ended up with 44 crochet stitches around. Do not join, chain 7.
Round 2: SC in first crochet, chain 7, *skip 2 stitches, SC in next stitch, chain 7, repeat around from *.
Round 3-7: Continue to chain 7, skip 2 stitches, SC in next stitch for as many rows as you would like the length to be (I made 6 rows).
Round 8-9: Continue to make 2 more rounds like you have been doing but this time only chain 5. So the pattern should be: (Chain 5, skip 2 stitches, SC in next stitch) all the way around. Again feel free to make your hoop longer (or shorter). End with a SC and weave in your ends!



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9 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! I love it! Pinned it and must try it!

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  2. Vaya cambio! Desde luego está mucho mejor el que has hecho tú. Perfecto!
    Un beso!

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  3. What a brilliant idea! And yours looks so much nicer and sturdier than the original. I love it!

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  4. LOVE your patterns!
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  5. Took a wild chance to search for directions - thank you! Going to try this out over the weekend.

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  6. And here's my result!
    http://haak-en-stekie.blogspot.com/2013/08/to-crochet-basketball-net.html
    Thanks :-)

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